Rath Building

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After years of looking at the upper floors of the Rath Building and spending millions of dollars on renovation and asbestos removal, Erie County is looking down into the foundations to see if there is a problem with road salt.

A suspicious package was reported near the entryway of the Erie County Auto Bureau in the Rath Building at around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

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Many Erie County employees got an unexpected day off Monday when a major water break forced the closing of the Rath Building.

Erie County Board of Elections

The Erie County Board of Elections is starting to move back into its offices in downtown Buffalo, well over a year after a fire roared through its West Eagle Street building.

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One of downtown Buffalo's landmarks is looking a little different, as the county has installed the equipment to turn off lights in the Rath Building for the first time in decades as the heart of county government.

City of Buffalo

There is a covered bridge between the Rath Building and Main Place Mall that makes walking back and forth between the two buildings easy, especially in bad weather. However, it is also a security dilemma.

Erie County Executive's Office

A series of paintings depicting six former Erie County executives is now on display at the Edward A. Rath County Office Building.

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Erie County plans to change every light bulb in the Rath Building, a move that is expected to bring substantial savings. 


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Erie County Sheriff's deputies arrested two adults Friday afternoon after a pair of toddlers were spotted in a locked vehicle with no heat.