Mark Poloncarz

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There has been another round of park vandalism, this time at the Black Rock Canal Park in Buffalo's Riverside neighborhood.

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The annual fight over who will do the borrowing for Erie County is surfacing again, as the county plans to sell tens of millions of dollars in bonds.


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Traffic on one of the busiest roads in Erie County is about to come to a crawl as the final phase of the Kenmore Avenue reconstruction project gets underway next week.


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With a packed house of Democrats in the hall in County Executive Mark Poloncarz' home city of Lackawanna, the incumbent made his re-election candidacy official with a rousing call for another term Tuesday evening.

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With the top of party tickets set, the political campaign for 2015 is underway. Democratic incumbent Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will face off against Republican state Assemblyman Ray Walter.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is out with a nearly $30 million road and bridge plan for the 2015 construction season, that's more than $8 million over what is included in the county budget.

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Erie County legislator Edward Rath III is the latest Republican to announce he will not challenge Democratic incumbent Mark Poloncarz in this year's county executive race.

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Another top Erie County Republican official has decided not to run against Democratic County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

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Funding for road repair and snow plowing in Erie County could receive its own dedicated funding source.

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At Friday's signing of a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz read an email letter he had received in favor of the ban.

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Erie County Executive Poloncarz on Thursday kicked off his re-election campaign with his State of the County address while two potential challengers stood just a a few feet away.

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Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he will not be running for the position of County Executive.

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Reforms to Erie County's Child Protective Services have resulted in significantly lower caseloads, according to County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

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In an about-face, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has pulled his nomination of Carol Dankert-Maurer to be the county's Commissioner of Mental Health. 

Tobe leaving county government for state job

Jan 15, 2015
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A top official in Erie County government is leaving to take a job in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration.

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State police in the Buffalo area have a new tool for conducting sobriety checkpoints on New Year's Eve.

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FEMA has officially declared parts of Western New York a "major disaster" following last month's massive snowstorm.

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Visit Buffalo Niagara, Western New York's primary tourism agency, opened its new downtown visitor center Tuesday, right in the heart of Lafayette Square.

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A state of emergency remains in effect in Erie County and the National Guard is being deployed to the region to deal with a snowstorm that has paralyzed parts of Western New York.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says his proposed budget maintains and enhances the county's quality-of-life services and programs.

Zellner retains post as Democratic Chairman

Sep 21, 2014
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More than 1,000 Democratic Committee members gathered in Lackawanna on Saturday to vote on candidates for Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee.

Standard and Poor's has significantly upgraded Erie County's credit rating by three steps, to AA-, its highest ever rating for the county.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz bucked prevailing opinion recently when he challenged the NFL's assertion that the Buffalo Bills need a new stadium. In this week's Press Pass on WBFO, Jim Fink of Business First discussed the delicate politics connected with the issue.

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A new contract for 2,600 Erie County employees was unanimously approved without discussion Thursday by the county Legislature.

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Erie County is conducting special water sampling in Lake Erie along the shoreline to look for the toxic algae that shut down the water in Toledo, Ohio over the weekend.

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.

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There's agreement and disagreement inside county government. While all agree that Erie County's vast network of roads is in bad shape, there is disagreement on what to do.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have to pick a new running mate now that Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy has decided not to seek another term. Speculation over whom Cuomo may choose includes some familiar local names.

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Verizon may not want to install its FiOS system in Buffalo but city residents and politicians want it. That was the consensus expressed Tuesday night meeting in the West Side Community Center.

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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.

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