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Friday, February 28, 2014
Another day brought another surprise from Lockport's new mayor, Anne McCaffrey.

Thursday morning, Mayor McCaffrey announced that she would not serve as chairman of the Greater Lockport Development Committee, the quasi-government development arm of the city.

While there is nothing dictating that the mayor must serve as head of the group, each of McCaffrey's predecessors since the agency's founding — Mike Tucker, Tom Sullivan, Ken Swan and Tom Rotondo — have all acted as chairman.

McCaffrey said she declined the post for two reasons: she thinks it should be run by a businessperson, and she thinks that having someone other than an elected official will enforce the fact that it is not actually a department of the city, despite the

The group will instead by headed by James Macaluso, a Lockport hearing specialist who has served on the GLDC board for 26 years.

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