Press Releases - 2015

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December
12/31/15 Clock Tower Bell at Restored Old County Hall to Ring Tonight for First Time in Approximately 30 Years
12/18/15 Local Officials Urge NYS Action on Huntley Power Station
12/17/15 Erie County Department of Senior Services, Pride Center of Western New York Announce Unique New Partnership
12/10/15 Santa Land Returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
12/9/15 Erie County Completes Kenmore Avenue Construction
12/9/15 Partnerships Put Focus on Fitness for Erie County Employees
12/1/15 Poloncarz Statement on Adoption of 2016 Erie County Budget
November
11/30/15 Good Weather is Late-Season Gift to Area Golfers
11/30/15 Poloncarz, Hoak Honor Raymond & Lois Steck as November 2015 "Seniors of the Month"
11/20/15 Erie County Parks, Partners Collaborate to Protect, Preserve Concord Land Parcel
11/20/15 Local Case of E.coli Linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurants
11/17/15 Erie County, Partners Coordinate for Geography Awareness Week
11/15/15 Poloncarz Statement on Attacks, Resettlement Process
11/12/15 2015 Office of Erie County Medicaid Inspector General Report Reveals Continuing Rise in Medicaid Usage
11/12/15 Home Energy Assistance Program Application Process Begins Next Week
11/10/15 Theft at Erie County Forestry Shop Spurs Investigation
11/10/15 Partnerships Boost Erie County Social Services' Outreach into Suburban, Rural Centers
11/6/15 ECFSA Approves Proposed 2016 Erie County Budget, Four Year Financial Plan
11/6/15 Erie County, Partners Combine Forces for "America Recycles Day"
October
10/30/15 Flu Season is Here; Poloncarz, Burstein Receive Annual Flu Shots
10/30/15 Erie County Senior Services, Partners to Host Caregiver Workshop and Resource Day
10/29/15 Erie County, Partners Announce Expansion of Mental Health Services in Buffalo Public Schools
10/28/15 Poloncarz, Former County Executives Publicly Unveil Paintings
10/23/15 Erie County Solar Power Purchase Agreements Spark Significant Savings
10/23/15 Fantastic Photos Highlight EC Parks Fall Foliage Contest
10/22/15 Tower Foundation Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic
10/21/15 Design Plans for ECC STEM Building Come Into Focus
10/21/15 Countywide Government Efficiency Plan Ok'd by New York State
10/16/15 Reimbursement Checks Presented to Local Fire Departments for Efforts During Last Year's Historic November Snowstorm
10/15/15 Poloncarz Presents 2016 Erie County Proposed Budget
10/14/15 Erie County Recognizes October as Disability Awareness Month
10/14/15 New Life, New Business Highlight Grand Opening of North Youngmann Commerce Center
10/14/15 Erie County Parks Department Announces Fall Events
10/10/15 Poloncarz, Higgins Join in Rededication of Worker's Memorial at Chestnut Ridge Park
10/7/15 Newest Public Art Offering Brings Colorful Greeting to International Audience
10/6/15 10/6/15: Erie County Receives NYS Grant for Highway Safety Program
10/6/15 10/6/15: Erie County Poverty Committee Meets to Begin Work
10/6/15 Restored Old Erie County Hall Once Again Lights Up Downtown
10/2/15 10/2/15: Rabies Clinic Wrap Up Report Tops 4,700 Vaccinations in 2015
10/1/15 10/1/15: Fall Foliage Photo Contest Opens at Erie County Parks
September
9/30/15 9/30/15: Poloncarz Urges Monroe County to Join Statewide Movement of Banning Sale of Any Products Containing Microbeads
9/28/15 9/28/15: Poloncarz, Officials Celebrate Completion of Phase II Improvements at Black Rock Canal Park
9/26/15 9/26/15: Ribbon Cutting at Domestic Violence Tribute Garden Celebrates Healing, Hope
9/24/15 9/24/15: September Electronic Waste Collection Event Tops 32 Tons
9/24/15 9/24/15: Erie County Rated Positively in NYS Comptroller Fiscal Review
9/23/15 9/23/15: Glascott Statement on Evidence in Kane Case
9/23/15 9/23/15: Partnership Between Erie County DEP, Health Care Facilities Focuses on Proper Disposal of Pharmaceuticals
9/22/15 9/22/15: Erie County Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline
9/21/15 9/21/15: Free Rabies Clinics to Wrap up in Cheektowaga
9/18/15 9/18/15: Domestic Violence Workshop Planned as Part of Tribute Garden Opening
9/17/15 9/17/15: Poloncarz Appoints Members of Poverty Committee
9/16/15 9/16/15: Erie County Earns Credit Rating Upgrade
9/14/15 9/11/15: Arctic Edge Ribbon Cutting at Buffalo Zoo Highlights Erie County Commitment
9/14/15 9/14/15: Smart Growth in Springville Set to Enter Phase II
9/11/15 9/11/15: Erie County Social Services to Launch SNAP Call Center
9/11/15 9/11/15: Erie County, Partners to Hold Orientation for Seniors Interested in Volunteering in Local Classrooms
9/10/15 9/10/15: Domestic Violence Tribute Garden Nears Completion
9/8/15 9/8/15: Erie County, Partners Announce Countywide Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event
9/4/15 9/4/15: Erie County, Partners Collaborate on Electronic Waste Recycling Event
9/4/15 9/4/15: September Brings Reduced Rates at Erie County Golf Courses
9/3/15 9/3/15: Park Rangers Add Resources to Erie County Parks
9/2/15 9/2/15: Energy Savings Come to Light Across Erie County
9/2/15 9/2/15: Poloncarz, Burstein Honor Cheryll Moore
9/1/15 9/1/15: New Partnership Between EC Social Services, School Districts Places CPS Workers in Local Schools
August
8/31/15 8/31/15: EC Special Investigations Division Receives Accolade for Pursuing Beneficiary Fraud
8/27/15 8/27/15: First-Ever Chestnut Ridge Tennis Tournament Expecting Over 150 Participants for Inaugural Summer Competition
8/26/15 8/26/15: Tonawanda Rails to Trails Project Set to Connect Communities
8/25/15 8/25/15: Poloncarz, Hoak Honor Norman & Nancy Taylor as August 2015 Seniors of the Month
8/14/15 8/14/15: EC Senior Services Department Receives Grant to Assist Unemployed Adults to Rejoin Workforce
8/13/15 8/13/15: Poloncarz Proclaims "Jean Rainbow Day" in Erie County
8/12/15 8/12/15: Poloncarz Signs Law Prohibiting Sale of Microbead Products in Erie County
8/10/15 8/10/15: Public Art Set to Bloom Across Erie County
8/7/15 8/7/15: Public Hearing Scheduled for Local Microbead Prohibition Law
8/6/15 8/6/15: Paving Planned for Eden Evans Center Road
July
7/30/15 7/30/15: Rush Creek Interceptor Project Phase II Underway
7/29/15 7/29/15: Erie County Establishes Blue Star Memorial Marker at Chestnut Ridge Park
7/29/15 7/29/15: Erie County Senior Services Department to Conduct Hearings on Aging
7/27/15 7/27/15: George Urban Boulevard Gets New, Smoother Look
7/23/15 7/23/15: Improvements Underway at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
7/22/15 7/22/15: EC Department of Social Services Monthly Legislative Report Reveals Drop in Caseloads, Rise in Closed Cases
7/21/15 7/21/15: Erie County Office for the Disabled, Partners to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
7/17/15 7/17/15: Hopkins Road Gets Finishing Touches on Reconstruction
7/15/15 7/15/15: Poloncarz Statement on ECIDA Pay Equity Passage
7/14/15 7/14/15: Erie County Environment & Planning, Partners Collaborate on Conservation with Composters, Rain Barrels
7/13/15 7/13/15: Busy Summer Sports Season Includes Amateur Golf Championship, First-Ever Chestnut Ridge Tennis Tournament
7/10/15 7/10/15: Erie County Senior Services Hosts Its 1st Annual Summer Picnic
7/9/15 7/9/15: Amsdell Road Improvements Nearing Completion
7/2/15 7/2/15: Poloncarz Statement on ECIDA Policy Committee Pay Equity Passage
June
6/29/15 6/29/15: Summertime is Prime Time for Learning, Fun
6/26/15 6/26/15: Erie County Announces Summertime Oil & Chip Road Improvements
6/25/15 6/25/15: EC Real Property Tax Services to Present Tax Foreclosure Seminar
6/19/15 6/19/15: Poloncarz, Hoak Honor Ruby Palmer Godefrey as June 2015 Senior of the Month
6/18/15 6/18/15: Eligible Residents Encouraged to Apply for Summer Food Service Program
6/18/15 6/18/15: Elder Abuse Awareness Month Continues with Community Forum at Downtown Library
6/17/15 6/17/15: Poloncarz Declares June "Elder Abuse Awareness Month" in Erie County
6/11/15 6/11/15: EC Senior Services, Partners Present Elder Law Day 2015
6/10/15 6/10/15: NYS DEC Confirms Overflow Eliminations
6/10/15 6/10/15: Poloncarz Receives 2015 Park & Trail Hero Award
6/10/15 6/10/15: Erie County DPW Announces Public Meeting for Salt Road Bridges
6/8/15 6/8/15: Bennett Beach Ready for Summer Fun
6/4/15 6/4/15: Erie County, Partners Join Forces on Times Beach Nature Preserve Restoration Project
6/4/15 6/4/15: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Comes to ECC South
6/3/15 6/3/15: Over 900 Animals Vaccinated at Free Rabies Clinic
6/2/15 6/2/15: Erie County, NYS Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Rte. 219 Bridge
6/2/15 6/2/15: Poloncarz Announces Submission of County-Wide Efficiency Plan to State
6/1/15 6/1/15: Social Adult Day Programs to Host Open Houses
May
5/29/15 5/29/15: Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Bank Celebrates Lackawanna Success Story
5/27/15 5/27/15: Vandalism at Black Rock Canal Park Outrages Community, Officials
5/26/15 5/26/15: Recent Rabies Clinic at Broadway Market Shatters Record
5/22/15 5/22/15: New Public Art Installation Adds to Beautiful Blooms at Botanical Gardens
5/21/15 5/21/15: Poloncarz, Neaverth Celebrate EMS Week in Erie County
5/20/15 5/20/15: Poloncarz, Burstein Renew Support for "Million Hearts" Campaign
5/18/15 5/18/15: May Dates for Rabies Vaccination Clinics
5/15/15 5/15/15: Trail Maintenance Necessitates One-Day Closure of Eternal Flame Trail
5/14/15 5/14/15: Poloncarz Announces Modest County Budget Surplus Anticipated for 2014
5/14/15 5/14/15: Public Meeting Scheduled for Input on Red Jacket Natural Habitat Park
5/13/15 5/13/15: Poloncarz, Hoak Honor Rose Marie Hall as 2015 Erie County "Senior of the Year"
5/13/15 5/13/15: Springville Smart Growth Improvements Focus on Central Business District
5/6/15 5/6/15: Kenmore Avenue Phase III Roadwork Set to Begin
5/2/15 5/2/15: Poloncarz, Officials Promote Motorcycle Safety, Awareness
5/1/15 5/1/15: Erie County Unveils 2016 Cultural Funding Application
5/1/15 5/1/15: EC Announces Opening of HEAP Cooling Assistance Program
5/1/15 5/1/15: Erie County, Partners Kick Off May with Colorful Rain Barrel Competition
April
4/28/15 4/28/15: "Earth Day in May" Brings Partners Together for Collection of Donated Goods
4/28/15 4/28/15: Poloncarz, Hoak Honor Alan Winistorfer as April Senior of the Month
4/24/15 4/24/15: Erie County Announces Hazardous Household Waste Dropoff Dates
4/24/15 4/24/15: University Express Ready to Roll for Spring 2015
4/24/15 4/24/15: Poloncarz Addresses WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable
4/23/15 4/23/15: Poloncarz Statement on Erie County Legislature Approval of 2015 Road Package, Bond Resolution
4/22/15 4/22/15: Phase II Construction Underway at Black Rock Canal Park
4/22/15 4/22/15: T-Mobile Joins "Text to 9-1-1" in Erie County
4/20/15 4/20/15: Erie County Joins Statewide Call for Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment
4/15/15 4/15/15: Erie County Employees Accept "One Million Pound" Challenge
4/14/15 4/14/15: Erie County Highlights 101 Ways County Government Serves Residents
4/14/15 4/14/15: Poloncarz Reaffirms Commitment to Pay Equity on National Equal Pay Day
4/10/15 4/10/15: Erie County Gears Up for Golf: Season Passes Now Available
4/9/15 4/9/15: Poloncarz Appoints Commissioner of Mental Health
4/9/15 4/9/15: Erie County, Partners Announce Community Pharmaceutical Drug Drop-Off Event
4/9/15 4/9/15: Poloncarz Announces $29 Million in Road and Bridge Projects to Be Completed in 2015
4/8/15 4/8/15: Poloncarz, Glascott Introduce "Text to 9-1-1" to Erie County
4/7/15 4/7/15: Poloncarz Joins Clean & Healthy NY, League of Conservation Voters in Release of "Toxic Toys in Erie County" Report
4/1/15 4/1/15: Old County Public Health Laboratory to See Frightening New Use
4/1/15 4/1/15: Poloncarz Statement on Passage of NYS Budget
4/1/15 4/1/15: Dates Announced for Free Rabies Clinics in Erie County
March
3/27/15 3/27/15: Poloncarz Signs Local Law Regulating E-Cigarettes
3/26/15 3/26/15: Poloncarz Delivers 2015 State of the County Address
3/23/15 3/23/15: Poloncarz Appoints Commissioner of Labor Relations
3/22/15 3/22/15: POLONCARZ, BURSTEIN ANNOUNCE PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS TO PREVENT HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK
3/20/15 3/20/15: Poloncarz Unveils "Initiatives for a Stronger Community"
3/12/15 3/12/15: Erie County Senior Services Offers "Powerful Tools for Caregivers"
3/12/15 3/12/15: Poloncarz Statement on Gov. Cuomo's Proposed Revenue Bill
3/11/15 3/11/15: Poloncarz Introduces Dirschberger as Nominee for Commissioner of Social Services
3/10/15 Public Hearing Notice
3/6/15 3/6/15: Erie County Office for the Disabled Helps "Spread the Word to End the Word"
3/5/15 3/5/15: 6th Annual Women's History Month Kickoff Celebrates Women's Achievements
3/4/15 3/4/15: Erie, Cattaraugus Counties Join Forces Against Proposed NYSDOT Bridge Transfer
3/2/15 3/2/15: Erie County to Offer Nine-Hole Weekday Greens Fee at Elma Meadows, 'Thank a Vet' Greens Fee Rate Discounts at Both County Courses
February
2/26/15 2/26/15: March Madness Drill Seeks Volunteers for Public Health Exercise
2/26/15 2/26/15: Erie County Senior Centers Have Fun, Get Fit with New Electronic Equipment
2/24/15 2/24/15: Reduction in Erie County's Long Term Retiree Healthcare Liability Signals More Than $136 Million in Future Savings
2/13/15 2/13/15: Poloncarz Issues Travel Advisory for Erie County
2/6/15 2/6/15: 2014 Erie County Road Report Highlights Completed Hamburg Projects
2/6/15 2/6/15: Poloncarz Receives Public Works Award
2/5/15 2/5/15: Poloncarz, Burstein Address Importance of Measles Vaccinations
January
1/30/15 1/30/15: Poloncarz Brings Thanks, Art Kits to Martin Road Elementary Students
1/30/15 1/30/15: January Rabies Clinics Brings Record Number of Vaccinations
1/26/15 1/26/15: Poloncarz Announces 2015 Community Development Block Grant Awards
1/22/15 1/22/15: Erie County DPW Exhibits Award Winning Innovation
1/22/15 1/22/15: Winterfest Returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
1/16/15 1/16/15: MWBE Certifications Hit the Fast Track Following Agreement between Erie County, NYS
1/15/15 1/15/15: Poloncarz Statement on Tobe Departure as Deputy Erie County Executive
1/13/15 1/13/15: S.M.A.R.T. Tradeshow Showcases Sustainability
1/9/15 1/9/15: Erie County Offices Delay Opening Today
1/9/15 1/9/15: Poloncarz, EC Officials Meet with Town Of Boston Officials
1/8/15 1/8/15: Poloncarz Statement on Dismissal of ECC Lawsuit
1/8/15 1/8/15: Poloncarz Issues Travel Advisory for Erie County
1/5/15 1/5/15: Poloncarz Announces January Rabies Clinic
1/5/15 1/5/15: SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center Coming to Erie County
1/2/15 1/2/15: Audit Reveals Clean Bill of Health at EC Correctional Facility