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Dyster wins Niagara Falls mayor race

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Democrat Paul A. Dyster, left, and Republican Johnny G. Destino

Democrat Paul A. Dyster has defeated Republican Johnny G. Destino in the race to become Niagara Falls mayor. 

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Hogues wins Erie County Legislature 1st District race

Democrat Timothy Hogues is projected to win the Erie County Legislature's race for District 1 against incumbent Barbara Miller-Williams, also a Democrat but running on minor party lines. Hogues leads with 70 percent of the vote.

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Live Election Night video broadcast under way

BuffaloNews.com is the place for thorough election coverage this evening. The News, which has the region's largest news-gathering staff, is hosting a 2 1/2-hour live video broadcast.

There are analysis, interviews and updates from Democratic and Republican headquarters in Erie County. The News is also providing up-to-date results as the votes are tabulated.

BuffaloNews.com is also running an interactive live chat. Staff Reporter Patrick Lakamp is hosting on the home page along with the following reporters:

7 p.m.: Bob McCarthy, political reporter
7:15 p.m.: John Neville, editorial page editor
7:30 p.m.: Barbara O'Brien, reporter covering Southtowns
7:45 p.m.: T.J. Pignataro, reporter covering Cheektowaga/West Seneca
8 p.m.: Sandra Tan, reporter covering Amherst
8:15 p.m.: Stephen T. Watson, reporter covering Lancaster
8:30 p.m.: Janice L. Habuda, reporter covering Kenmore/Tonawanda
8:45 p.m.: Donn Esmonde, columnist
9:20 p.m.: Denise Jewell Gee, reporter at GOP headquarters
9:40 p.m.: Charity Vogel, reporter at Democratic headquarters
10 p.m.: Continued live updates from staff

 

BuffaloNews.com is your home for comprehensive election night coverage

BuffaloNews.com is the place for thorough election coverage this evening. The News, which has the region's largest news-gathering staff, will be hosting a 2 1/2-hour live video broadcast beginning at 9 p.m.

There will be analysis, interviews and updates from Democratic and Republican headquarters in Erie County. The News will also provide up-to-date results as the votes are tabulated.

BuffaloNews.com is also running an interactive live chat, beginning at 7 p.m. with a lineup of reporters to analyze a number of races. Staff Reporter Patrick Lakamp will be hosting along with the following reporters:

7 p.m.: Bob McCarthy, political reporter
7:15 p.m.: John Neville, editorial page editor
7:30 p.m.: Barbara O'Brien, reporter covering Southtowns
7:45 p.m.: T.J. Pignataro, reporter covering Cheektowaga/West Seneca
8 p.m.: Sandra Tan, reporter covering Amherst
8:15 p.m.: Stephen T. Watson, reporter covering Lancaster
8:30 p.m.: Janice L. Habuda, reporter covering Kenmore/Tonawanda
8:45 p.m.: Donn Esmonde, columnist
9:20 p.m.: Denise Jewell Gee, reporter at GOP headquarters
9:40 p.m.: Charity Vogel, reporter at Democratic headquarters
10 p.m.: Continued live updates from staff

 

Race for Grand Island supervisor too close to call.

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Democrat Peter McMahon, left, and Republican Mary Cooke

The race for Town Supervisor in Grand Island was too close to call, but as of late Tuesday night, Republican challenger Mary Cooke was leading incumbent Peter McMahon by 54 to 46 percent. Two incumbent town board members, however, held on to their seats with Gary G. Roesch receiving 35 percent of the vote and Richard W. Crawford Jr., with 33 percent, defeating challengers James R. Sharpe, who had 19 percent of the vote and Norman H. Moorehouse, with 13 percent.* Read race preview

Final politicking in county executive race enlivened by sign caper

Call it the great sign caper.

Barely a local election goes by without an allegation of political sign stealing, and the race for county executive is no exception.

It all started Monday, according to the Collins camp, when campaign spokesman Stefan Mychajliw stopped by headquarters on Main Street in Amherst along with Republican candidate Chris Collins.

Outside the window, Mychajliw said, volunteers saw people in a silver van taking down Collins campaign signs and replacing them with signs for Democrat Mark Poloncarz. Mychajliw, a former television reporter, grabbed his camera and snapped some pictures.

The campaign called the police, emailed the press and promptly uploaded the photographs to Facebook.

Patrol officers who responded pulled a silver van over at Main Street and Transit Road. Several political signs were recovered, said Amherst Police Capt. Michael Camilleri.

"We were told that they are keeping our signs for evidence," Mychajliw said.

Mychajliw wasted no time in placing the blame on the Poloncarz campaign and labeled the incident the "latest in a disturbing pattern of dirty tricks."

Asked for comment, Poloncarz spokesman Peter Anderson said the people in the photographs had "absolutely no connection to our campaign."

"It's a last-minute distraction," Anderson said. "Mark remains focused on the issues."

As for the police report, Camilleri said Monday afternoon that police continue to look into the incident.

"We have referred it to the detective bureau," Camilleri said.

--Denise Jewell Gee

Audio: The News' McCarthy looks ahead to Election Day

News Political Reporter Robert J. McCarthy discussed the key races to watch Tuesday on WNED-AM 970 during a segment with host Jay Moran:


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Live chat, video broadcast on Election Night

BuffaloNews.com will be hosting a 2 1/2-hour live video broadcast Tuesday, providing updates from Democratic and Republican headquarters in Erie County with the largest news reporting staff in Western New York. The News will also provide up-to-date results as the votes are tabulated.

BuffaloNews.com is also running a live chat, beginning at 7 p.m. with a lineup of reporters to analyze a number of races. Staff Reporter Patrick Lakamp will be hosting along with the following reporters:

7 p.m.: Bob McCarthy, political reporter
7:15 p.m.: John Neville, editorial page editor
7:30 p.m.: Barbara O'Brien, reporter covering Southtowns
7:45 p.m.: T.J. Pignataro, reporter covering Cheektowaga/West Seneca
8 p.m.: Sandra Tan, reporter covering Amherst
8:15 p.m.: Stephen T. Watson, reporter covering Lancaster
8:30 p.m.: Janice L. Habuda, reporter covering Kenmore/Tonawanda
8:45 p.m.: Donn Esmonde, columnist
9:20 p.m.: Denise Jewell Gee, reporter at GOP headquarters
9:40 p.m.: Charity Vogel, reporter at Democratic headquarters
10 p.m.: Continued live updates from staff

Coming tonight: New poll numbers in county executive race

Later tonight, the results of the latest Buffalo News/WGRZ-Channel 2/Siena College Research Institute poll in the Erie County executive race will be released. An October poll by Siena showed Collins leading 49 to 46 percent, within the margin for error of 3.4 percentage points.

The results of the latest survey will be made public during Channel 2's 11 p.m. newscast tonight and can be found on BuffaloNews.com soon after. For a complete breakdown of the poll by News Political Reporter Robert J. McCarthy, pick up a copy of Sunday's Buffalo News.

And don't forget to come to BuffaloNews.com on Tuesday for complete coverage of Election Night. Live coverage begins at 7 p.m. with a chat hosted by News Staff Reporter Patrick Lakamp and featuring News reporters who've been covering key races throughout the area (find the chat schedule here). Beginning at 9 p.m., Phil Fairbanks and Brian Meyer anchor a video webcast featuring results, analysis reports from campaign headquarters, and the latest updates from The News' team of election reporters.

BuffaloNews.com is your home for comprehensive election night coverage

BuffaloNews.com will be hosting a 2 1/2-hour live video broadcast next Tuesday, providing updates from Democratic and Republican headquarters in Erie County with the largest news reporting staff in Western New York. The News will also provide up-to-date results as the votes are tabulated.

BuffaloNews.com is also running a live chat, beginning at 7 p.m. with a lineup of reporters to analyze a number of races. Staff Reporter Patrick Lakamp will be hosting along with the following reporters:

7 p.m.: Bob McCarthy, political reporter
7:15 p.m.: John Neville, editorial page editor
7:30 p.m.: Barbara O'Brien, reporter covering Southtowns
7:45 p.m.: T.J. Pignataro, reporter covering Cheektowaga/West Seneca
8 p.m.: Sandra Tan, reporter covering Amherst
8:15 p.m.: Stephen T. Watson, reporter covering Lancaster
8:30 p.m.: Janice L. Habuda, reporter covering Kenmore/Tonawanda
8:45 p.m.: Donn Esmonde, columnist
9:20 p.m.: Denise Jewell Gee, reporter at GOP headquarters
9:40 p.m.: Charity Vogel, reporter at Democratic headquarters
10 p.m.: Continued live updates from staff

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

rmccarthy@buffnews.com


Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

tprecious@buffnews.com


Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

@jillterreri | jterreri@buffnews.com


Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

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