Erie County

Erie County's comptroller has released a report that he says uncovers possible fraud in the county's Division of Weights and Measures.

Erie County to bank exclusively with M&T

Jun 4, 2014
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Erie County will now exclusively do its banking with M&T Bank. Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw announced the $1.8 billion agreement Tuesday.

Erie County legislators are responding to new information regarding the May 14 death of 8-year-old Jacob Noe, the child whose mother has been charged in connection with his death. The legislature's majority leader is now calling for Social Services Commissioner Carol Dankert-Maurer to resign.

New Health Mall opens on Buffalo's East Side

May 2, 2014
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A first-of-its-kind Health Mall has opened in Buffalo Friday. Local officials were joined by community leaders in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility located at 1500 Broadway.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday a series of grants, supporting the importance of trees around the state.

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The Erie County Legislature approved a $27.1 million infrastructure improvement plan for county roadways Thursday. The spending plan includes $4.5 million for additional roads in need of repair this year.

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Erie County's Head Start/Early Head Start early childhood education program is getting a big boost from Washington.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has announced a list of area roadways that will be under construction this season. The county plans to spend $27 million on the infrastructure projects if the legislature approves an additional $4.5 million.

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In honor of National ‘Donate Life’ month Erie County has launched a year-long campaign to increase the number of organ and tissue donors in New York State.

Erie County kicks off National Volunteer Week

Apr 8, 2014
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The 40th annual National Volunteer Week is now underway. The celebration honors individuals and organizations dedicated to giving back to the community.

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The effort to rebuild and revitalize local communities has taken another step forward. Funding is in place and a leader has been hired for the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Bank.

Buffalo-Niagara population on the rise

Mar 31, 2014
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The population of Buffalo Niagara is on the rise. United States Census Bureau data shows that the region’s population saw a boost of 348 people since 2012.

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Erie County is upgrading the technology in its 9-1-1 system to keep up with increasingly high-tech cell phones.

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A new streamlined system is in place to speed up property transactions and save taxpayer dollars. Municipalities in Erie County can now receive Real Property transfer reports and deeds electronically.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says the reorganization of the Department of Social Services is complete. The goal is to make the county's largest department more flexible and proactive.

Members of the CSEA Local 815 have rejected another tentative contract negotiated with Erie County.

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Authorities in Erie County are rebuking a report that Child Protective Services workers did not protect an Amherst child who was killed last week.

Poloncarz approves fracking ban on county-owned land

Jan 10, 2014
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has approved a local law banning hydraulic fracturing, also know as fracking, on county-owned land.

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Along with dangerously cold temperatures, Erie County is also being hit with influenza.

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A public hearing on a proposal to restrict natural gas fracking in Erie County Monday turned into an attack on opponents and on Governor Cuomo for blocking fracking statewide.

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Erie County Executive Poloncarz will hear about the pros and cons of natural gas fracking Monday afternoon as he holds a public hearing on limiting the energy source in Erie County.

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Erie County legislators voted in a bipartisan manner Thursday to ban natural gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing in the county, commonly known as fracking.

For decades, Medicaid and welfare have been the bane of local government budget makers, with the local share putting pressure on taxpayers directly or indirectly.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is praising fellow Democrats in the Legislature majority for approving the 2014 county budget by a 6-5 vote Tuesday.

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Supporters of a near-ban on fracking in Erie County turned out Tuesday night to vocally oppose the natural gas drilling technique.

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Strong and potentially damaging winds will be blowing through Western New York tonight and into Monday.

Lawmakers probe local CPS following child deaths

Nov 14, 2013
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State lawmakers investigating Erie County Child Protective Services in the wakes of two child murders heard testimony from nearly two dozen people in Buffalo Thursday.

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A state hearing on Child Protective Services, prompted by the deaths of two boys who suffered abuse in their homes, will be held in Buffalo next week.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he is submitting a budget for next year with a steady property tax rate that cuts a few jobs, puts more money into the arts and library, and sets up an economic development office in Toronto.

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A new audit issued by Erie County's comptroller implies the possible abuse of county-issued gas cards to employees. But the county executive says no such cards even exist.

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