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Editorial Board: Poloncarz should give old stadium to the Senecas, rather than fund $40 million demolition

THE EDITORIAL BOARD Rather than funding a $40 million demolition of the old Buffalo Bills stadium — to accommodate a surface parking lot that will only be used eight days a year — Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz should instead gift

County Executive

Poloncarz announces budget deficit plan to address fiscal challenges

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz today announced his 2020 COVID-19 Budget Deficit Remediation Plan, identifying budgetary gap-closing measures to address a projected $137.8 million pandemic-related deficit in the county’s FY2020 budget. The Plan identifies seven key measures, including usage of

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Could the Central Terminal become a Courthouse and Holding Center?

When Republican Chris Collins was still the Erie County Executive, the Democrats on the County Legislature railed against the administration and Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard for longstanding civil rights violations at the Erie County Holding Center. The legislators called

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Poloncarz lauded for leadership in the runup to coronavirus crisis

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is being lauded for his leadership during the ongoing escalation of the public health threat posed by the coronavirus.  Poloncarz and Gail Burnstein, the Erie County Commissioner of Public Health, have been frequently available to

Erie County

County ‘Live Well’ grant awardees announced

Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the selection of thirteen municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2020 Live Well Erie Block Grant application. The application, which will be submitted to the federal Department of Housing

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Poloncarz appoints Szymanski Director of Workforce Development

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced his appointment of Geoffrey M. Szymanski as Erie County Director of Workforce Development. In that position he serves as Executive Director of the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board (“WIB”). Szymanski

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Chestnut Ridge Park ski hill tow rope completed

The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the completion of a new tow rope installed on the ski hill at Chestnut Ridge Park and now ready (when sufficient snow arrives) to provide downhill skiers with a

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Reese plans to take election case to Court of Appeals

The industrial engineer, cancer research scientist, and pioneering election law attorney who is running for Erie County Executive — Peter A. Reese — filed his appellate brief in the case of Reese v. Board of Elections and offered oral arguments