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Press Releases - 2017

Legislator Dixon provides update on proposed changes to NFTA bus routes

FEMA meeting to discuss Lackawanna flood zone set for Tuesday, Dec. 5

NFTA will host a public meeting to discuss proposed Metro Bus service changes in Lackawanna

Legislator Dixon announces approval of grant for Save the Michaels

HEAP Applications being accepted, Outreach planned Dec. 4 at Access WNY

Versailles Road repaired

Legislator Dixon honors Nicole Dayka as October 2017 Citizen of the Month

Senior Services Public Hearings

Legislator Dixon asks County Executive to meet with County Child Protective Services employees to address concerns they say that administration has ignored

Legislator Lynne Dixon to host free Rite Aid Flu Clinic at Blasdell Market

Portion of North Creek Road to be closed Sept. 13-Oct. 27

Legislator Dixon honors RSVP volunteers, next orientation set for Sept. 14

Legislator Dixon asks Senator Schumer to identify resources for erosion along Old Lake Shore Road

Fall schedule of free rabies clinics

Legislator Dixon, donors make Unyts blood drive a success

Candlelight Memorial Remembering Those Lost to Opioid Addiction

Legislator Dixon meets with Summer Youth workers, tours Primetime sites

Legislator Dixon seeks information after Lake Avenue repairs delayed another year

July 2017 Column - Thank you to all who responded after the tornado

Legislator Dixon thanks County Executive for signing Ruthie’s Law

Legislator Dixon, Unyts to host blood drive at Lackawanna Library

Legislator Dixon thanks State Senate, Assembly for approving bill to help firefighters who develop cancer

Legislature approves Legislator Dixon’s resolution in support of protecting police animals

Legislator Dixon announces Bethlehem Steel Shoreline Trail takes another step forward

Legislator Dixon approves funding for youth programming in Hamburg, Lackawanna & South Buffalo

Legislator Dixon joins Consumer’s Beverages, WNY United, And Erie County Sheriff’s Office to Launch Not A Minor Problem Initiative

Erie County to collect hazardous waste materials on June 3 & August 5

Legislator Dixon thanks sponsors for making 8th annual Prom Dress Drive possible

Legislator Dixon, Sheriff’s Office to host free Boater Safety Course in May

Legislator Dixon announces Lake Avenue funding secured for 2017

Legislator Dixon urges Congress to maintain Meals on Wheels, HEAP funding

Erie County kicks off Alcohol Awareness Month

Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet continue to collect prom dresses through April 13

Legislator Dixon honors 77th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

Erie County Legislature takes action to protect Great Lakes funding

Legislator Dixon urges State to act on bill that would help firefighters who develop cancer


February 2017 column - County to mark Black Balloon Day on March 6 as battle with opioid epidemic continues

Legislator Dixon announces grant received to ensure Hamburg polling place can better accommodate voters with disabilities

January 2017 Column - Transportation safety and service concerns raised as state officials take look at road safety, bus routes & ridesharing

 

Press Releases 2016

12/22/16
Legislator Dixon announces funding for Lackawanna Senior Center, Tosh Collins Community Center

12/9/16
Legislator Dixon prioritizes fight against heroin/opioid addiction in county budget

12/9/16
Legislator Dixon designates funding for Hamburg’s community playground campaign

12/8/16
Legislator Dixon responds to plan to cleanup Bethlehem Park following fire

12/8/16
Legislator Dixon announces HEAP Outreach to be held Dec. 12 in Lackawanna

12/8/16
November 2016 Column - True heroism showed during recent fire

11/17/16
Legislator Dixon calls on state to end unfunded mandate for child care providers

11/10/16
Legislator Dixon honors Lackawanna’s Boys Soccer Team, 2016 Section VI – Class B2 champions, on historic season

10/25/16
Legislator Dixon names hardworking Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team captain, members as Citizen of the Month

10/24/16
October 2016 Column - ‘It Takes a Community’ – Addressing underage drinking

9/12/16
CO Detector Giveaway on Thursday, Sept. 15

9/9/16
Legislators Lorigo, Dixon meet with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s first Primetime interns

9/2/16
Legislature backs 911 call takers in an effort to improve public safety

8/24/16
August 2016 Column - Update on Heroin/Opioid Task Force efforts, supporting scheduling change for 911 call takers

7/27/16
July 2016 Column - Lackawanna, Blasdell projects focus on creating walkable communities

6/16/16
Legislator Dixon hosts discussion on Zika virus to provide facts to residents

6/13/16
Erie County urges NYS to approve anti-heroin legislation

5/16/16
Legislator Dixon, Sheriff’s Office to host free Boater Safety Course

5/10/16
Legislator Dixon named 2016 WNY United Friend of Prevention

4/27/16
Legislators support Assemblyman's continued fight against Zombie Properties

4/26/16
Legislator Dixon provides update on Blasdell section of Lake Avenue

4/25/16
April 2016 Column - Various outreach programs provided free of charge for Erie County residents

4/19/16
Legislature supports RecruitNY, recognizes importance of volunteer firefighters

4/18/16
Legislator Dixon announces funding approved to repair Big Tree Road in Hamburg

4/12/16
Legislator Dixon marks Alcohol Awareness Month in Erie County

4/11/16
Free Prom Dresses Available Sunday, April 17

4/8/16
Legislator Dixon, Unyts to host blood drive at Lackawanna Library on April 25

4/4/16
Legislator Dixon announces dates for drug collection events

3/31/16
7th annual Prom Dress Drive Collection Sites

3/18/16
Erie County requests Thruway Authority release records concerning emergency response to the November ’14 storm

3/17/16
Legislator Dixon honors 76th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

3/1/16
Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet Kick-Off 7th annual Prom Dress Drive

2/22/16
County accepting applications for youth programming, Prom Dress Drive makes prom more affordable

2/22/16
Erie County Legislature requests more State aid for schools

2/9/16
Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet’s 7th annual Prom Dress Drive returns in March

2/8/16
Legislator Dixon, students thank military personnel through Valentines for Veterans

1/29/16
Legislator Dixon announces Judith MacDonald Day in Erie County

1/26/16
January 2016 Column - Heroin – What is Erie County doing about this epidemic?

1/14/16
Legislator Dixon’s informational meeting on opioid, heroin epidemic lays out immediate issues that need to be addressed

1/7/16
Legislator Dixon installed for new term

Press Releases - 2015

12/18/15
Legislator Dixon announces county takes another step in redeveloping Bethlehem Steel

12/9/15
Legislator Dixon announces HEAP Outreaches in Lackawanna, South Buffalo & Hamburg

12/2/15
Legislator Dixon requests additional funding for WNY United to address rising drugs problems

12/2/15
Legislator Dixon announces funding for Enlightenment Literary Arts Center

12/2/15
Legislator Dixon secures funding for Access WNY

12/2/15
Legislator Dixon allocates additional funding for Botanical Gardens

12/2/15
Legislator Dixon announces additional funding for Town of Hamburg Youth Bureau

10/26/15
Legislator Dixon names Denise and Randy Fenton, owners of Main Street Ice Cream, as Citizens of the Month

10/23/15
Legislator Dixon urges County Executive to prioritize District 9 road work

10/22/15
Legislator Dixon appointed to Legislature’s Budget Committee

10/20/15
Erie County recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/14/15
Legislator Dixon joins Assemblyman Kearns, Lackawanna officials to advocate for expedited foreclosure proceedings

10/12/15
Legislator Dixon announces comment period open for phase 3 of remediation plan at Bethlehem Steel

10/6/15
Legislator Dixon announces that Erie County recognizes October 2015 as Dysautonomia Awareness Month

9/29/15
Sheriff’s Week brings to light the many components of this critical county service

9/21/15
Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Event - Sept. 26

9/18/15
Legislator Dixon, Buffalo Bills Alumni raise awareness for prostate cancer through ‘Cure the Blue!’

9/17/15
Legislator Dixon requests DEC, Tecumseh Redevelopment change forum policy to better inform community

9/15/15
Legislator Dixon joins effort to name September as National Aneurysm Awareness Month

8/31/15
Legislator Dixon impressed with Primetime Funding recipients’ programming

8/28/15
Legislator Dixon to host Flu Vaccination Clinic with community partners

8/25/15
Legislator Dixon joins Congressman Collins to promote REVAMP Act at Local Veteran Post

8/17/15
Column - Protecting our fresh water supply from past and present threats

8/3/15
Petition containing 1,000+ signatures delivered to DEC calling for removal of contaminated soil

7/31/15
Legislature approves resolution urging County Executive to have open discussion about CPS

7/8/15
Legislator Dixon announces repaving of Amsdell Road complete, ahead of schedule

7/1/15
Legislator Dixon starts online petition supporting full removal of contaminated soil from Lackawanna sites

6/12/15
Erie County calls on State to stop sale of residents’ personal information

6/10/15
Legislator Dixon, Sheriff’s Office to host Elder Abuse Seminar to address threats to vulnerable residents

6/7/15
Legislator Dixon announces Hamburg site participating in Social Adult Day Program Open House

6/3/15
Legislator Dixon, Hamburg Police to host free Car Seat Safety Check

6/1/15
Legislator Dixon reminds residents that Haz Waste Collection Event is Saturday, June 13

5/28/15
Legislator Dixon calls for federal railway safety improvements

5/21/15
Legislators accept Homeland Security grant for Sheriff’s Office to protect waterfront

5/14/15
Legislator Dixon approves funding for youth programming in Lackawanna, Hamburg

4/24/15
Legislator Dixon announces funding approved to repair Amsdell Road in Hamburg

4/22/15
Legislator Dixon questions handling of November storm, requests list outlining dispatch of resources

4/21/15
Erie County supports legalization of Mixed Martial Arts, premier contests would boost economy greatly

4/20/15
Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet host 6th Annual Free Prom Dress Shopping Days

4/15/15
Legislator Dixon announces free prom dresses available April 18 & 19

4/8/15
Legislator Dixon announces space available for June 8-9 Boater Safety Course

4/1/15
County Legislators, Meals on Wheels kickoff National Volunteer Month

3/30/15
Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet thank community for supporting annual Prom Dress Drive

3/19/15
Legislator Dixon announces repairs for Botanical Gardens

3/12/15
Legislator Dixon honors 75th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal

3/11/15
Legislators respond to County Executive’s recommendation for Social Services Commissioner

3/10/15
Legislator Dixon announces Pothole Hotline, email

3/9/15
Legislator Dixon distributes educational art kits to Frontier Middle School

3/9/15
Blasdell Volunteer Fire Department honored for 110th anniversary

3/2/15
Legislator Dixon honors local Kiwanis Clubs during organization’s 100th anniversary

2/26/15
Shoreline Trail moving forward, completed project will open access to Buffalo Outer Harbor from Lackawanna

2/23/15
Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce 6th Annual Prom Dress Drive

2/23/15
February 2015 Column - County offices best serve constituents when they work together

2/17/15
Legislator Dixon delivers Valentine's Day cards to veterans, soldiers

2/10/15
Legislators introduce local law to give voters the right to decide on term limits for county officials

2/4/15
Legislator Dixon kicks off Valentines for Veterans program

1/14/15
Legislator Dixon announces HEAP Outreach will be held Feb. 4 at Lackawanna Senior Center

1/9/15
Legislator Dixon announces District Outreach Meetings at Dudley, Lakeshore libraries

1/5/15
Legislators Dixon, Burke announce HEAP Outreach will be held Jan. 14 at Dudley Branch Library

 

Press Releases - 2014

12/18/14
Legislator Dixon suggests creation of database to aid chronically ill residents during emergencies

12/4/14
Town of Hamburg Youth Programming funding restored

12/4/14
Legislator Dixon announces funding for Access WNY

12/4/14
Enlightenment Literary Arts Center in Dog Ears Bookstore receives County funding

12/4/14
Penn Dixie funding restored in 2015 budget

12/2/14
Legislature’s Majority Caucus cuts spending, delivers tax decrease in 2015

12/2/14
Leading by example, Legislature reduces own budget for 2015

10/20/14
Poll: Do you agree with the Citizens Salary Review Commission’s recommendation to raise elected officials salaries?

10/19/14
Residents asked to weigh-in on proposed salary increases for County elected officials

10/16/14
Legislator Dixon names Joseph Ruszala as Citizen of the Month

9/22/14
Legislator Dixon provides update on Pleasant Avenue road work

9/19/14
Legislator Dixon, Global Concepts Charter School identify reuse for County scrap paper

9/17/14
Legislator Dixon recognizes Vets HERD, Home Depot for repairing Vietnam veteran’s porch

9/15/14
Legislator Dixon announces Elder Abuse Outreach to address threats to vulnerable residents

9/15/14
Legislator Dixon announces Elder Abuse Outreach to address threats to vulnerable residents

9/10/14
Legislator Dixon Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon is pleased to learn that a tentative agreement has been reached between the Buffalo Bills and the Pegula Family

9/9/14
Legislator Dixon supports efforts to revitalize Bethlehem Steel site quickly

9/5/14
Legislator Dixon announces local sites participating in Pharmaceutical Drug Collection Event

8/29/14
Legislator Dixon named to Erie County Board of Health

7/8/14
Legislator Dixon to host informational table during Lackawanna Days, Blasdell Farmers Market

6/30/14
Legislator Dixon announces Summer Primetime funding approved for youth programming 

6/26/14
Legislator Dixon applauds implementation of ‘Social Host Law’

6/5/14
Op-Ed on County Roads and Child Protective Services

 5/27/14
Legislator Dixon to host Community Meeting at Tosh Collins Community Center

 5/16/14
Free Boater Safety Course meets new NYS law requirements

 5/13/14
Legislator Dixon announces passage of local law aimed at curbing underage drinking

5/12/14
Legislator Dixon announces PILOT agreement to benefit Lackawanna’s efforts to provide housing to low income families

4/22/14
Legislator Dixon announces funding to repair Sowles Road

4/8/14
Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet distribute hundreds of dresses through 5th annual Prom Dress Drive

3/28/14
Legislator Dixon thanks businesses for supporting Prom Dress Drive

3/21/14
Community meetings planned at Lackawanna Senior Center, Lake Shore Library

3/18/14
Free dresses available for high school girls to wear to prom & special occasion

3/13/14
Legislator Dixon honors St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Parade Grand Marshal

3/6/14
Legislator Dixon proposes changes to improve council focused on helping children

2/21/14
Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce 5th Annual Prom Dress Drive

2/18/14
Legislator Dixon & students honor heroes through Valentines for Veterans program

2/13/14
Legislator Dixon alerts residents to utility worker scam

2/3/14
Legislator Dixon plans community meetings at Hamburg Senior Center, Dudley Library

Press Releases - 2013

12/6/13
HEAP Outreach will be held Jan. 14 at Hamburg Town Hall

11/15/13
Legislator Dixon announces community meeting to discuss county’s proposed 2014 budget 

10/29/13
Lackawanna heroes named Legislature’s Citizens of the Month for October 

10/29/13
November 2013 Column - Budget season is upon us 

9/20/13
Legislator Dixon announces County to receive Homeland Security grant, complete upgrades to 911 system 

9/6/13
Legislator Dixon announces District Outreach Meetings at Lackawanna Senior Center, Seaway Trail Center 

9/5/13
Railway Relocation Project Revitalizes Bethlehem Steel Site 

8/27/13
August 2013 Column - Past, present and future look at County issues

8/13/13
Legislators request designated, available funds be invested into County roads

7/24/13
Legislator Dixon visits site of Eagle Scout project to honor youth’s achievement 

6/28/13
Legislator Dixon announces presentation to discuss Medicare, Affordable Care Act

 6/27/13
Lackawanna Flood Insurance Survey available on website

6/27/13
Legislator Dixon requests Veteran's Service Director position be filled immediately

6/26/13
Legislator Dixon honors Lackawanna resident for receiving SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

6/10/13
Legislator Dixon lists materials being accepted at Hazardous Waste Drop-off Saturday, June 15

6/7/13
Summer Primetime Funding approved for youth programming

4/8/13
Legislator Dixon to hold mobile office hours April 16 & 17 

3/26/13
Legislator Dixon announces free prom dress Shopping Days 

3/25/13
District 9 residents honored at Sheriff's Office graduation

2/25/13
Legislator Dixon, Urban Valet announce 4th Annual Prom Dress Drive 

2/15/13
Valentines for Veterans program delivers more than 1,000 cards 

1/28/13
Legislator Dixon plans community meetings at Lackawanna, Hamburg senior centers 

1/24/13
Legislator Dixon honors WGRZ Sports Director Ed Kilgore with County Proclamation

 

 

Press Releases - 2012

11/30/12
Legislator Dixon names Walter and Mary Iwanenko November Citizens of the Month

11/19/12
HEAP Outreach will be held Dec. 10 at Hamburg Senior Center
 
11/14/12
Community meetings planned at Lackawanna Senior Center, Tosh Collins Community Center
 
11/7/12
2013 Budget Survey - Residents asked to provide opinion on proposed tax increase
 

10/26/12
Legislator Dixon, Cornell Cooperative Extension invite youths, families to 4-H Informational Meeting

10/2/12
Yellow Dot Program Unveiled - Free program that provides vital medical information to first responders

8/14/12
Legislator Dixon plans community meeting on Aug. 30 at Dudley Library

8/10/12
Summer 2012 Newsletter

6/5/12
Legislator Dixon to meet with residents at Lake Shore Library

5/29/12
Legislator Dixon announces funding for Lackawanna, South Buffalo youth programs

5/8/12
District Outreach Meetings scheduled at Dudley Branch Library, Blasdell Village Hall

5/4/12
Legislator Dixon's Spring 2012 Newsletter

4/3/12
Prom Dress Drive Shopping Days - April 19 & 21

3/12/12
Legislator Dixon announces drop-off locations for 2012 Prom Dress Drive

2/7/12
Order forms for the 2012 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale are now available

2/2/12
Legislator Dixon circulates petition in support of State takeover of Medicaid costs

1/18/12
Legislator Dixon’s efforts to bring Yellow Dot to Erie County featured in national publication

Press Releases - 2011

12/27/11
Legislator Dixon announces HEAP Outreach will be held Jan. 17 at Hamburg Town Hall

12/09/11
Legislator Dixon supports resolution to save $50 million statewide, limit primary elections to two

11/22/11
Legislator Dixon seeks participants for roundtable discussion of County budget

11/4/11
Legislator Dixon: Yellow Dot, Vial of Life programs approved for Erie County

11/1/11
Legislator Dixon named to Finance & Management Budget Committee

10/21/11
Legislator Dixon supports funding for critical public safety improvements

10/21/11
Legislator Dixon sponsors resolution to streamline process for obtaining vital statistic records

10/20/11
Legislator Dixon declares October 20th Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Erie County

09/13/11
County Reopens First Stretch of Reconstructed Eden Evans Center Road

08/10/11
Smardz and Dixon to Conduct Free Child Car Seat Check for Area Families

07/28/11
Construction Begins on Eden Evans Center Road

07/26/11
Legislator Dixon announces public forum focused on farming in Erie County

07/19/11
Legislator Dixon to meet with residents in Eden and North Collins

07/12/11
Legislator Dixon's Summer 2011 Newsletter

06/24/11
Erie County Beaches Officially Open for Summer 2011 Season

06/21/11
Legislator Dixon announces Bicycle Route Guide now available

06/13/11
Legislator Dixon announces Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day

05/13/11
Hot Spot Fishing Maps available through Legislator Dixon’s office

05/05/11
Legislator Dixon donates laptops to Town of Boston Recreation Center

05/03/11
Legislator Dixon announces free boater safety course open to 25 attendees

04/27/11
Legislator Dixon’s Prom Dress Drive collects more than 600 dresses

04/25/11
Erie County to participate in National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day

04/15/11
Free gowns available during Legislator Dixon's two ‘shopping’ days

04/11/11
Legislator Dixon announces availability of second emergency HEAP benefits

04/04/11
Legislator Dixon's March 2011 Newsletter

03/29/11
Legislator Dixon, Legislature voices support for ‘Laura Cummings Law’

03/17/11
Legislator Dixon announces that Erie County opposes wind farms in Lake Erie

03/11/11
Legislator Dixon announces free boater safety course

03/07/11
Legislator Dixon’s Prom Dress Drive Returns

03/01/11
County’s Minority Caucus opposes imposing registration fee on bicycles

03/01/11
Legislator Dixon plans District Outreach Meetings in March

02/03/11
Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedlings available; orders due March 18

02/03/11
Legislator Dixon plans District Outreach Meetings

01/26/11
Legislator Dixon announces HEAP Outreach will be held Feb. 2 at Eden Town Hall

01/05/11
Toward a Regional Vision: Erie and Niagara Counties Framework for Regional Growth Shared and Differing Approaches in Implementing a Two-County Plan

Press Releases - 2010

12/30/10
Legislator Dixon plans four District Outreach Meetings in January

11/23/10
Legislator Dixon announces dates for Winter Clothing Drive distribution

11/19/10
Legislature honors Sheriff Deputy for efforts to combat human trafficking

11/15/10
Legislator Dixon’s fundraiser benefits Hamburg Library

11/12/10
Legislator Dixon's new quarterly newsletter

10/27/10
New Southtowns tourism brochure unveiled

10/22/10
Legislator Dixon launches winter clothing drive, helps Southtown families in need

10/15/10
County to transfer ownership of land on Sturgeon Point Road to Town of Evans

10/15/10
Legislature accepts grant for Libraries to install self checkout system, improve efficiency

10/13/10
Legislator Dixon’s encourages WNYers to vote by Oct. 18 in national competition featuring Hamburg road project

10/08/10
Legislator Dixon to meet with residents in Brant, Boston and Hamburg

09/29/10
Erie County Legislators comment on UB President’s final community address

09/13/10
Legislator Dixon announces Electronic Recycling Day

09/03/10
Legislator Dixon announces new Bicycle Route Guide now available

08/19/10
Legislator Dixon announces 25 car seats were inspected during safety check

07/27/10
Legislator Dixon announces grant will assist volunteer firefighters with recruitment

06/28/10
Legislator Dixon plans community meetings

06/28/10
Legislator Dixon Honors Local Business

06/21/10
Legislator Dixon thanks businesses for supporting high school students' safety

06/11/10
Legislator Dixon to meet with residents in Brant, Evans and Boston

05/21/10
Republican Caucus members attend grand opening of Delta Sonic Heritage Farm

05/21/10
Amber Alerts to appear on all County owned cell phones, Republican Caucus proudly supports action

05/06/10
Legislator Dixon announces May Outreach schedule

04/19/10
Approximately 300 Dresses Collected Through Legislator Dixon's Prom Dress Drive

04/07/10
Legislator Dixon announces Unwanted Pharmaceutical Drop-Off Day

03/22/10
Prom dress drive ensures all girls have the most important part of the evening – the gown

03/15/10
Republican Caucus applauds County Executive's efforts, plans for $44 million surplus

03/09/10
Legislator Dixon announces public hearing on proposed changes to NFTA bus routes

03/08/10
Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces additional District Outreach Meetings

02/24/10
Closing of District Offices Will Save Taxpayers Money