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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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Questions have been raised about the hiring of Robb Poloncarz by the  Erie County Board of Elections.

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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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During his weekly radio show Wednesday, Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon expressed concern over whether the Bills lose a competitive edge playing home games in Toronto. Brandon says the series held in the Rogers Centre will "be reviewed in a grand manner." Meanwhile, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he would like to see all Bills home games played in Orchard Park.

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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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Demolition of a complex along West Main Street in the Village of Lancaster is now underway as part of a smart growth revitalization project.

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For the first time in 35 years, the Republicans will have outright control of the Erie County Legislature.  It was one of several big victories for the local GOP in Tuesday's elections. 

Erie County is moving into the field of helping people who want to sign up for the new national health insurance system and don't know how to do it.

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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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Several employees in Erie County's Child Protective Services division have been disciplined over their handling of abuse complaints against a man accused of killing a 5-year-old Buffalo boy. 

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The Erie County Comptroller says nine vacant positions at Child Protective Services should be filled immediately.

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After some tough negotiations, Erie County has come to a new snow plowing agreement with its towns.

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A state database of spending on Medicaid is giving Erie County officials an eye-opening look at poverty across the county.

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A locomotive smashed through a banner as part of the official opening of a new rail line on the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna Wednesday.

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Erie County will not have to repay millions in federal aid it received following the October 2006 surprise storm.

With an improving economy, Erie County might take in enough sales tax to meet budget schedules.

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Word circulated Monday that President Barack Obama could be Buffalo-bound next week. Several newspapers and other media outlets are reporting that the President is planning to conduct an bus tour of four Upstate cities, including Buffalo and Eastern Pennsylvania. 

Poloncarz endorses Brown in mayor's race

Aug 5, 2013
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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown picked up a big endorsement from a key county democrat. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz appeared with Brown in front of Kleinhans Music Hall Monday morning to endorse Brown's re-election campaign.

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Relief is finally on the way for drivers who have to navigate the jarring obstacle course known as Kenmore Avenue.

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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is blasting County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw for "destroying the credibility of the Comptroller's Office." Mychajliw claims the administration is preventing auditors from doing their job in a round of fingerpointing over the way confidential documents were handled.

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An approval by Erie County lawmakers will provide greater security at Ralph Wilson Stadium during Bills' games.

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Erie County could face millions of dollars in fines if the federal government determines that the county disclosed confidential records.

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A number of trouble spots on area roads and bridges are scheduled to be fixed this construction season. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has released a list of projects totaling nearly $36 million.

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Members of the Erie County Legislature's Minority Caucus are calling for a full investigation into the improper disposal of confidential Social Services documents.

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The privacy of hundreds of Erie County residents has been breached, according to the county's top fiscal watchdog.

In response to a request from Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for an audit of overtime in the Sheriff's Department, Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw says he's going to audit all of the overtime in county government.