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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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It has been 18 years since four of Erie County’s top elected officials received a pay hike. A proposal by the Citizens Salary Review Commission says now is the time. At a public hearing Thursday evening, residents got the opportunity to share their views on the proposal.

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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.

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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.

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The iconic Bethlehem Steel sign was unveiled at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York in South Buffalo Thursday. The raising of the historic sign serves as a reminder of Buffalo’s rich steel heritage.

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Abbott Road between Route 20A and Armor Duells Road in Orchard Park will soon be resurfaced. The roadway was added to the list of 60 roadways in Erie County to be completed by the end of this year.

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An unusual public sculpture was unveiled at Canalside in downtown Buffalo Tuesday. The art project is one of several to be unveiled across the region as part of the Public Art Initiative, which is a collaborative effort between the city of Buffalo, Erie County, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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.

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