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Connelly, Mike (Editor)
Connolly, Brian (Managing editor)
Evans, Stan (Deputy Managing Editor)
Kenny, Margaret (Assistant Managing Editor)
Neville, John (Editorial Page Editor)
Chiaramonte, Vince (Design Director)
Local News
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City Desk 849-4444
Flynn, William (City/Niagara Editor) 849-4077
Becker, Maki (Suburban Editor) 849-4136
Baldwin, Richard (Night City Editor) 849-4474
Watson, Rod (Urban Affairs Editor) 849-5598
Lakamp, Patrick (Assigning Editor for Enterprise) 849-4409
Ehret, Paul (News Editor) 849-4439
Sherman, Doug (News Editor) 849-4010
Schlau, Carol (Chief Copy Editor) 849-4473
Anderson, Dale 849-4420
Besecker, Aaron (Niagara Falls) 849-4602
Davis, Henry (Medical) 849-5595
Esmonde, Donn (Columnist) 849-4472
Fairbanks, Phil (Federal Court) 849-4507
Fischer, Nancy (Lewiston/North Tonawanda) 849-4604
Gryta, Matt (Crime) 849-4508
Habuda, Janice (Cheektowaga/West Seneca) 849-4407
Herbeck, Dan (Investigative) 849-4507
Jewell Gee, Denise (Suburban Education) 849-4512
Kearns, Michelle (Aurora/Orchard Park) 849-4479
Kwiatkowski, Jane (Lackawanna) 849-4404
Lankes, Tiffany (City Education) 849-4610
McCarthy, Robert (Politics) 849-5593
McNeil, Harold (Erie County Hall) 849-4614
Michel, Lou (Crime) 849-4508/5594
Miller, Melinda (Poverty) 849-4003
O'Brien, Barabara (Southtowns) 849-4617
Pasciak, Mary (Education) 849-4613
Pignataro, T.J. (Environment) 849-4414
Popiolkowski, Joe (Tonawanda) 849-3441
Precious, Tom (Albany) (518) 434-6365
Prohaska, Thomas (Lockport/Niagara County) 440-9692
Rey, Jay (Amherst) 849-5591
Robinson, Karen (Depew/Lancaster) 849-4410
Schulman, Susan (Investigative) 849-4408
Sommer, Mark 849-5484
Spina, Matt (Investigative) 849-4529
Staas, Jim (Courts) 849-4513
Tan, Sandra (City Education) 849-4419
Tokasz, Jay (Higher Education) 849-4406
Warner, Gene 849-5584
Williams, Deidre (City Education) 849-5589
Zremski, Jerry (Washington) (202) 737-3188
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Business Desk 849-4434
Potter, Grove (Business Editor) 849-3492
Epstein, Jonathan (Development) 849-4478
Glynn, Matt (Financial Services) 849-3444
Maziarz Christmann, Samantha 849-4612
Robinson, David 849-4435
Sapong, Emma 849-4611
Watson, Stephen (Business of Health Care) 849-3486
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Simon, Jeff (Arts Editor) 849-4438
Ruberto, Toni (Gusto Editor) 849-4458
Scanlon, Scott (Refresh Editor) 849-4601
Gleason, Sharon (NeXt Editor) 849-4076
Tsujimoto, Ben ( content coordinator) 849-6927
Dabkowski, Colin (Art/Theater) 849-4006
Galarneau, Andrew (Food Editor) 849-4484
Kunz Goldman, Mary (Classical Music) 849-4001
Martin, Susan (Home & Style Editor) 849-4450
Miers, Jeff (Music) 849-4506
Neville, Anne 849-4119
O'Shei, Tim 849-4429
Pergament, Alan (Media) 849-4470
Vogel, Charity 849-4412
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Sports Desk 849-4461
Wilson, Lisa (Sports Editor) 849-4465
DiCesare, Bob (Deputy Sports Editor) 849-4463
McShea, Keith (Deputy Sports Editor/Digital) 849-4138
Bailey, Budd (Bandits) 849-4462
Carucci, Vic (Bills) 849-4461
Connors, Greg (Media) 849-4461
Gaughan, Mark (Colleges) 849-4123
Gleason, Bucky (Columnist) 849-4461
Graham, Tim 849-4461
Harrington, Mike (Sabres) 849-4461
Moritz, Amy (Sabres) 849-4461
Northrop, Milt (Bowling) 849-4461
Rodriguez, Miguel (High Schools) 849-4461
Skurski, Jay (Bills) 849-4461
Sullivan, Jerry (Columnist) 849-4113
Vogl, John (Sabres) 849-4461
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Zyglis, Adam 849-4486
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