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Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Matt Zacher talks paper mill, future of city

WISCONSIN RAPIDS − When he was elected as the next mayor of Wisconsin Rapids in April, Matt Zacher knew one of the biggest challenges of his two-year term would be continuing to address the impacts of the 2020 closer of the Verso paper mill that put over 900 local employees out of work. Just weeks […]

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Elmsford NY mayor censured by village board after harassment complaint

Elmsford Mayor Robert Williams was privately censured by the village’s governing body in a closed-door session last month, after facing a complaint of harassment. The resolution of censure was initiated by Trustee Joseph Coffey in executive session and supported by Trustees Matthew Evans and Sydney Henry. Only Trustee Nelson Lopez voted no. The mayor recused […]

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City Council

Wilmington City Council approves revised 2025 budget, water rate hike | #citycouncil

The Wilmington City Council voted to approve a revised budget worth almost $194 million for fiscal year 2025 that includes controversial hikes in sewage and stormwater rates for residents. Other changes to the budget include a $100,000 increase in funding for the HBCU Foundation, $100,000 for a pilot program to implement traffic calming devices and […]

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New Bedford City Council cleared of yuletide open meeting law miscues | #citycouncil

NEW BEDFORD — There’s a difference between celebration and deliberation. And that’s why city councilors didn’t violate the open meeting law when they gathered at the Cotali Mar Restaurante, located at 1178 Acushnet Ave., on the night of Dec. 28. Craig Ptaszenski had made the complaint. He stated it was a direct violation because more […]

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Nashville mayor focuses on transit program in annual city address

Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell delivered his first State of Metro Address in front of a WeGo bus in a cavernous Expo building at the Nashville Fairgrounds Tuesday, seizing another opportunity to share his plan to overhaul Nashville transportation. “I have no big announcements for you today about the fairgrounds,” he said, quickly dispelling any ideas […]

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Mike Conway is now the third candidate running for mayor in St. Cloud

Special to the St. Cloud Times ST. CLOUD — While Councilmember Mike Conway admires the way Mayor Dave Kleis runs the city, he said things could be done differently. This desire for change sparked the long-time St. Cloud resident to announce his mayoral campaign on May 7. “Kleis did a good job as mayor and […]

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Clerk posted on Paterson mayor’s Facebook page, got suspended

PATERSON — A city Health Division clerk was suspended without pay for two days after she recently disagreed with Mayor Andre Sayegh by posting on his personal Facebook page. City officials said the clerk, Karla Paredes, was disciplined for insubordination as well as violating Paterson policies regarding use of social media and personal cellphones during […]

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Alabama

What is a swing state? Battleground states that can swing an election | #elections | #alabama

Swing states are often key components in winning a presidential election. While most of the nation is firmly in one camp or another, for example, California has been a blue state (Democratic) since 1992, and Alabama’s electoral votes have belonged to the GOP for the last four decades, other states may go red one year […]

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Bill West reelected as Georgetown mayor on Saturday with 52% of votes

Georgetown has reelected Bill West as mayor following a narrow race against Town Council member Angela Townsend on Saturday. West received 379 votes, according to the town manager, while Townsend earned 345. West, a former state trooper, was first elected as mayor in 2014. He said in response to a questionnaire from Delaware Online/The News […]

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Alabama’s push to pass controversial gaming bill ends in stalemate | #elections | #alabama

Alabama lawmakers failed to approve controversial gaming legislation on Thursday, the final day of the state’s legislative session. The proposed measures would have legalized a state education lottery, electronic games of chance, traditional raffles, and paper bingo but continued to prohibit tables, cards, dice, and dealers. The bill would not authorize sports betting. The state […]

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