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 search is underway for panelists to join a committee being formed by the Erie County Executive to address language and cultural gaps among the region's various immigrant populations, as members of those populations adapt to life as new U.S. citizens or continue their path toward citizenship.

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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.


Erie County announces waste dropoff dates

Apr 27, 2015

Erie County residents will soon have two opportunities to safely and legally get rid of some unwanted household items.

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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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New York State Assemblyman Ray Walter will be throwing his hat in the ring for the County Executive's race today.

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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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In case of emergency, Text to 9-1-1 service is now available in Erie County.

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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 Mark Poloncarz signed legislation banning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places, Friday afternoon.

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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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A travel advisory has been issued for Erie County that will extend until further notice.

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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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The multi-state measles outbreak tied to Disneyland has local officials urging residents to get vaccinated. 

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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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Drawing nearly a million visitors to Buffalo's waterfront this past summer cost more than expected. As a result, the current contract for Canalside has been increased 50 percent.

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The snowball fight between County Executive Mark Poloncarz and some suburban supervisors and highway superintendents continues. Town officials fought back in front of the County Legislature on Thursday.

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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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Erie County has a budget for next year, with most changes in County Executive Poloncarz' spending proposal approved unanimously.

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People who abandoned their cars during the height of this week's massive lake effect snow storm can begin retrieving them Saturday morning.  Starting at 9:00, the county website will have a listing of all the towed cars and where owners can find them.

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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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