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The Erie County Legislature has joined the call for an independent investigation into how New York state has handled the COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes.


Amherst Democrat Joan Elizabeth Seamans formally announced her candidacy Saturday in next year's race in the State Senate's 61st district.

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The Erie County Legislature voted 10-1 Thursday to appoint former Amherst Town Attorney E. Thomas Jones to the Erie County Water Authority board. Jones, a Republican, is the third Amherst attorney to be on the three-member board. Meanwhile, five lawmakers failed - by one vote - to fire ECWA Board Chairman Jerome Schad.

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Erie County is moving closer to a local law that would allow the arrest and punishment of someone who falsely claims to be former military who has received medals.

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