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Lewiston's Newlin looks back, ahead

Newlin for webOutgoing Lewiston Supervisor Fred M. Newlin II gave a self-described "valedictory" speech during his last Town Board meeting on Monday night.

Newlin (photo by Charles Lewis/Buffalo News) doled out thanks, reviewed the town's progress under his administration and pointed to two factors which he said will most affect Lewiston in the future.

Since he first took office six years ago, the Democrat said Lewiston made the most progress tackling taxes, energy costs and maintaining and improving quality of life.

Issues related to the environment and development were the two that will be key moving forward, he said.

Listen to Newlin's full comments here:

Fred Newlin (10:37)

Republican Steven Reiter, the town's highway superintendent, defeated Newlin in November's general election and will lead a Town Board with a 4-1 GOP majority.

Monday's meeting was also the last for Democrat Councilman Sean Edwards, who did not run for re-election.

--Aaron Besecker


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