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Press Releases - 2014

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12/31/14 12/31/14: New Year Brings New Law on Electronic Waste Disposal
12/31/14 12/31/14: Poloncarz Announces Availability of Emergency Energy Assistance Funds
12/30/14 12/30/14: Erie County Presents Sobriety Checkpoint Trailer to NY State Police
12/26/14 12/26/14: Debut of Health Mall, Growing Economy, Investments in Parks Included in 2014 Erie County Highlights
12/17/14 12/17/14: Erie County IDA Creates Disaster Relief Fund
12/12/14 12/12/14: Penora Street Reopens with New Look
12/10/14 12/10/14: Poloncarz, St. Nick Welcome Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge Park
12/9/14 12/9/14: Brighton Road Reopens to Traffic
12/9/14 12/9/14: 81 Acres of Parkland Added to Erie County Inventory
12/2/14 12/2/14: Poloncarz Statement on Passage of 2015 Erie County Budget
12/2/14 12/2/14: Toys for Tots Aims to Make Spirits Bright Around Erie County
12/2/14 12/2/14: Poloncarz Addresses Polish Bankers Association
11/26/14 11/26/14: Poloncarz Sends Thanksgiving Message
11/24/14 11/24/14: Poloncarz, Officials Give Storm Update
11/22/14 11/22/14: Erie County Prepares For Thaw, Potential Flooding
11/21/14 11/21/14: Poloncarz Provides Storm Update, Outlines County Plan For Vehicle Recovery
11/20/14 11/20/14: Poloncarz Updates State of Emergency
11/19/14 11/19/14: County Officials Urge Residents to Obey Travel Bans
11/18/14 11/18/14: Poloncarz Issues State of Emergency in Erie County
11/18/14 11/18/14: Poloncarz Gives Storm Update from Emergency Operations Center
11/14/14 11/14/14: Erie County DPW Gears Up for Winter Weather, Plowing
11/13/14 11/13/14: Long Lines Anticipated During Opening of HEAP Program
11/13/14 11/13/14: Poloncarz Gets Flu Shot, Encourages Others to Follow Suit
11/13/14 11/13/14: Erie County November Roadwork Push Covers Colvin Blvd.
11/12/14 11/12/14: New EC Road Policy Addresses Low-Volume, Residential Roads
11/12/14 11/12/14: Partnership Brings Art Outreach to Students Across Erie County
11/7/14 11/7/14: Reconstruction Work Continues on Goodrich Road
11/6/14 11/6/14: Poloncarz Signs Executive Order Requiring Equal Pay Certification and Compliance
11/5/14 11/5/14: Analysis of EC Medicaid Usage Reveals Rising Percentage of New Enrollees, Particularly Children, Across County While County Share of Program is Lower
10/30/14 10/30/14: County Crews Complete Conner Road Patching
10/29/14 10/29/14: EC Senior Services Announces Caregivers Workshop & Resource Day
10/28/14 10/28/14: ECFSA Approves Proposed 2015 Erie County Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan
10/27/14 10/27/14: Poloncarz Announces Upcoming Road Work on Conner Rd.
10/24/14 10/24/14: Poloncarz Sets the Record Straight on Comptroller's False Criticism of 2015 Budget
10/22/14 10/22/14: EC DEP, ECIDA Receive Excellence in Economic Development Award
10/21/14 10/21/14: Erie County, Health Care Partners Stress Ebola Preparedness, Collaboration, Vigilance
10/20/14 10/20/14: Erie County Gets Out the Message: Wipe Out Lead
10/16/14 10/16/14: Comptroller Mychajliw Fails to Release Budget Report by October 15 Deadline
10/15/14 10/15/14: Poloncarz Presents 2015 Erie County Proposed Budget
10/13/14 10/13/14: Fitch Ratings Raises County's Credit Outlook to Positive
10/9/14 10/9/14: EC Public Health Emergency Preparedness Score Increases Again
10/9/14 10/9/14: Poloncarz, Higgins Review Reconstructed East Robinson/North French Road
10/9/14 10/9/14: Poloncarz Notes Significant Boost in Sales Tax Projections
10/6/14 10/6/14: Lower Rates in Place for all Fall Golfers at Erie County Courses
10/1/14 10/1/14: EC Social Services Department Receives Grant Funding
9/27/14 9/27/14: Poloncarz, Officials Dedicate Tribute Garden for Domestic Violence Victims
9/26/14 9/26/14: Poloncarz, Walters Announce Public Meeting on Plan for Community Development
9/24/14 9/24/14: Erie County Launches New @ErieCountyNY Twitter
9/22/14 9/22/14: Erie County Designated as an "Age-Friendly Community"
9/19/14 9/19/14: Poloncarz Announces Upcoming County Tax Foreclosure Auction
9/19/14 9/19/14: EC Department of Senior Services Plans Public Hearings
9/18/14 9/18/14: Vendor Change to Briefly Affect EBT Card Users
9/17/14 9/17/14: County Online Mapping System Vaults Past 10,000 Monthly Visits
9/16/14 9/16/14: Public Forums Set for Citizens to Take Part in 2015 Erie County Community Development
9/15/14 9/15/14: Erie County Receives Three Step Rating Upgrade from Standard & Poor's
9/13/14 9/13/14: Poloncarz, Higgins Join Officials in Times Beach Nature Preserve Dedication
9/11/14 9/11/14: Iconic Bethlehem Steel Sign Rises Again
9/9/14 9/9/14: Poloncarz Statement on Buffalo Bills Ownership Transition
9/5/14 9/5/14: County, Newstead Complete Historic Land Transfer
9/3/14 9/3/14: Poloncarz Announces Addition to 2014 Road Repair Schedule
8/29/14 8/29/14: Cayuga Creek Road Ready for New School Year
8/26/14 8/26/14: Shark Girl Makes a Splash at Canalside!
8/25/14 8/25/14: Poloncarz Announces Reconstruction of Brighton Road in Tonawanda
8/15/14 8/15/14: KIA Memorial Road March Returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
8/8/14 8/8/14: Lake Erie Water Testing Shows No Signs of Microcystin
8/7/14 8/7/14: Poloncarz Statement on County Legislature's Approval of CSEA Contract Agreement
7/31/14 7/31/14: Erie County DSS Team Takes "PIVOT" To Capitol Hill
7/29/14 7/29/14: EC Senior Services Offers Programs for Adults with Chronic Illness, Diabetes
7/28/14 7/28/14: Summertime Opportunities Abound with Operation Primetime
7/25/14 7/25/14: NYS Grant to Workforce Investment Board Focuses on Careers in Healthcare
7/24/14 7/24/14: County Social Services, Child & Family Services Collaborate on Domestic Violence
7/22/14 7/22/14: Mid-Summer Road Report Spotlights Busy Construction Season
7/18/14 7/18/14: Mid Year Budget Hearings Show County on Strong Fiscal Footing
7/14/14 7/14/14: Erie County's "A" Bond Rating Affirmed; Wall Street Rating Agency Comments Favorably on County's Fiscal Management
7/10/14 7/10/14: Big Time for Big Wheelie as July Senior of the Month
7/8/14 7/8/14: Officials Partner to Promote Seasonal Safety at County Parks
7/7/14 7/7/14: Real Property Tax Services to Present Tax Foreclosure Seminars
7/3/14 7/3/14: Chestnut Ridge Park Sees Tremendous Investment Under Poloncarz Administration
6/26/14 6/26/14: County Social Services Announces Managerial Realignment
6/26/14 6/26/14: Rigorous Road Work Scheduled Across Erie County
6/24/14 6/24/14 Big Screen Thrills this Friday Night at Chestnut Ridge Park
6/23/14 6/23/14: Officials Cut Ribbon on Completed Sherwood Greenway Trail
6/20/14 6/20/14: Deadline Approaching for Erie County Amateur Golf Championships
6/11/14 6/11/14: Erie County, Matt Urban Center Team Up to Provide Hope to Homeless Women and Children
6/10/14 6/10/14: Poloncarz, PGA of WNY Announce 3rd Annual County Amateur Golf Championships
6/6/14 6/6/14: Central Police Services Urges Proper Usage of 911 System
6/6/14 6/6/14: Flashing Light Debuts at Intersection of County, Strickler Roads in Clarence
6/3/14 6/3/14: Erie County CPS Presents Initiatives to Build Staff, Shrink Caseloads, Backlog
5/27/14 5/27/14: 2014 Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Award Presented to Lillion Batchelor
5/23/14 5/23/14: Poloncarz Issues Statement Regarding Child Protective Services in Erie County
5/19/14 5/19/14: Poloncarz, Neaverth Kick Off EMS Week in Erie County
5/15/14 5/15/14: May Dates For Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County
5/7/14 5/7/14: Mitch Flynn Named Erie County Senior of the Year
5/7/14 5/7/14: Poloncarz Statement on Potential Future Location of Bills’ Stadium
5/3/14 5/3/14: Poloncarz Promotes Motorcycle Safety, Awareness
5/2/14 5/2/14: Poloncarz Cuts Ribbon on New Erie County Health Mall
5/1/14 5/1/14: Over 32 Tons of Electronics Collected at County Recycling Event
4/22/14 4/22/14: Poloncarz Announces $27 Million in Infrastructure Projects to be Completed in 2014
4/22/14 4/22/14: Earth Day Marks Debut of WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable
4/21/14 4/21/14: Focus on Rainwater as Resource Brightens Rain Barrel Competition
4/17/14 4/17/14: Poloncarz Announces County Golf Courses Ready for Rounds on April 24th
4/15/14 4/15/14: Poloncarz Presents Legislation to Improve Child Protective Services
4/14/14 4/14/14: Poloncarz Announces Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Dates
4/11/14 4/11/14: County Social Services to Hold Information Events for Child Abuse Awareness Month
4/10/14 4/10/14: Poloncarz Statement on EC Legislature Resolution Opposing Special Library Taxing District
4/8/14 4/08/14: Poloncarz Observes National Equal Pay Day
4/7/14 4/07/14: Poloncarz Joins in Kickoff to 40th Annual National Volunteer Week
4/3/14 4/3/14: Poloncarz Announces Dates for Free County Rabies Clinic
4/1/14 04/01/14: Erie County to Sell Naming Rights to County Buildings, Facilities
3/31/14 3/31/14: County Commission on the Status of Women to Bring Miss American 2014 to Buffalo
3/28/14 3/28/14: County Office for the Disabled, Partners Present Diversity Career Fair
3/28/14 3/28/14: With New Executive Director in Place, Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Bank Plans for Busy 2014
3/27/14 3/27/14: ICYMI - Toronto Sun Reports Bills to Stay in Buffalo Until At Least 2020
3/25/14 3/25/14: Poloncarz Issues Statement on the Passing of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
3/25/14 3/25/14: Online Shelter Reservations Now a Reality at County Parks
3/20/14 3/20/14: Poloncarz Appoints Palmer as Personnel Commissioner
3/18/14 3/18/14: EC Child Protective Services Adds Social Media to Investigative Arsenal
3/14/14 3/17/14: Completion of County's 911 Upgrades Heralds Next Generation of Emergency Response
3/14/14 3/14/14: Paperless Property Transactions Debut in Erie County
3/10/14 3/10/14: Poloncarz Announces Completion of County Social Services' Reorganization
3/7/14 3/7/14: Poloncarz Joins in 5th Annual Women's History Month Kickoff
3/7/14 3/7/14: Poloncarz Joins Winchester Elementary Students to Distribute Boxes of Love in Lexington Green Area
3/6/14 3/6/14: Poloncarz Names Seven Members to New Stadium Committee
3/5/14 3/5/14: County's Office of the Disabled Helps Spread the Word to End the Word
3/5/14 3/5/14: Poloncarz to Open 2014 WNY Stormwater Conference
3/3/14 3/3/14: Poloncarz Announces Modest County Budget Surplus Projection For 2013
3/3/14 3/3/14: Poloncarz Honors Helen Silvia as March Senior of the Month
2/26/14 2/26/14: Poloncarz Delivers 2014 State of the County Address
2/24/14 2/24/14: Poloncarz Announces 2014 Community Development Block Grant Awards
2/19/14 2/19/14: Poloncarz Joins Buffalo Zoo for Ground Breaking of Arctic Edge Polar Bear Exhibit
2/19/14 2/19/14: County Office of Child Support Recovers Funds for Local Children
2/14/14 2/14/14: EC Statement on NYS Office of Children & Family Services Report on EC Child Protective Services' Unit
2/14/14 2/14/14: Poloncarz Issues Statement on CSEA Local 815 Rejection of Tentative Agreement
2/13/14 2/13/14: EC DEP, Partners Announce 2nd Annual Rain Barrel Competition
2/12/14 2/12/14: Poloncarz Announces Resignation of Personnel Commissioner
2/11/14 2/11/14: Senior Services Reviews 2013 Successes, Looks to 2014
2/10/14 2/10/14: County Child Protective Services, Health Care Providers Join Forces
2/10/14 2/10/14: Senior Services Accepting Nominations for 2014 Senior of the Year
2/7/14 2/07/14: Erie County Awards Smart Growth Funds to Village of Lancaster
2/6/14 2/6/14: Poloncarz Notes 2013 Successes in Rooting Out Welfare Waste, Fraud, & Abuse
1/31/14 1/31/14: Poloncarz Addresses NY Public Welfare Association Conference
1/31/14 1/31/14: Poloncarz Announces HEAP Program Season Extended
1/30/14 1/30/14: Poloncarz Notes More Than 700 Volunteers Joined Ranks of County Firefighters in 2013
1/30/14 1/30/14: January Rabies Clinic Vaccinates Hundreds of Pets
1/29/14 1/29/14: County Senior Services Offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers
1/25/14 1/25/14: Poloncarz Administration and Erie County Department of Social Services Deny Existence of Prior Abuse Reports
1/24/14 1/24/14: Poloncarz Reminds Residents of Upcoming Free Rabies Clinic
1/24/14 1/24/14: Return of Winterfest Brings Free Winter Fun to Chestnut Ridge
1/23/14 1/23/14: Medicaid Fraud Tips, Audits Save County Tax Dollars
1/22/14 1/22/14: Poloncarz Statement of Support for Gov. Cuomo's Proposed 2014-2015 NYS Budget
1/17/14 1/17/14: Poloncarz Criticizes "Anything Goes" Amherst IDA Over Mattar Firm Tax Breaks
1/16/14 1/16/14: Year-Round Youth Programming Gives Reason to Celebrate in 2014
1/15/14 1/15/14: Tails Wagging as Bark Park Debuts at Ellicott Creek Park
1/14/14 1/14/14: County Senior Services Combats Hunger in Older Adults
1/14/14 1/14/14: County Probation Department Awarded State Grant for Alternatives to Incarceration Program
1/13/14 1/13/14: Poloncarz Letter to Weinstein on Mattar IDA Issue
1/10/14 1/10/14: Poloncarz Approves Fracking Law
1/9/14 1/09/14: Poloncarz Statement of Support for Cuomo's 2014 State of the State Address
1/6/14 1/06/14: County Property Tax Collections Trend Upward in 2012-2013
1/2/14 1/02/14: County's Forensic Lab Receives International Accreditation
1/2/14 1/02/14: County's Black Rock Canal Park Project Wins National Award