Press Releases - 2016

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December
12/30/16 Poloncarz To Participate In New Community-Wide Campaign To Raise Awareness About Poverty
12/29/16 Poloncarz, Hogues Honor Louise Smith As December 2016 'Senior Of The Month'
12/23/16 Erie County Executive Poloncarz Calls For Carl Paladino To Resign From Buffalo School Board
12/22/16 Winter Activities Provide Ample Seasonal Fun at Erie County Parks
12/19/16 Public Hearing, Comment Period Scheduled for Amendment to 2016 Action Plan for CDBG Consortium
12/15/16 Erie County Senior Services Provides Going Places Vans with GPS Units
12/14/16 Anticipated Winter Weather Leads to Early Dismissal for Non-Essential Erie County Employees
12/13/16 Poloncarz, EC Poverty Committee Announce Upcoming Initiatives
12/12/16 GUEST EDITORIAL: Erie Joins National Effort to Address Opioid Abuse
12/6/16 Erie County Retains Storm Ready Designation from National Weather Service
12/6/16 Santa Land Returns To Chestnut Ridge Park
12/6/16 Poloncarz Statement on Adoption of 2017 Budget, Ride Sharing Proposal
12/5/16 Completed Culvert Replacement Re Opens Boston State Road
12/1/16 Rush Creek Interceptor Eliminates Blasdell Wastewater Treatment Plant, Facilities, Overflows
November
11/30/16 Erie County Commission on the Status of Women to Hold Economic Justice Forum
11/29/16 Upgraded Sled Hill Adds to Como Lake Park's Winter Fun Offerings
11/23/16 Berg Road Repairs Wrap Up
11/22/16 Poloncarz, Szukala Release Findings Of 2016 Report From Office Of Erie County Medicaid Inspector General
11/21/16 Public Meeting Scheduled for Erie County Broadband Internet Study
11/17/16 Erie County Attorney's Office Report on Outside Counsel Notes Similar Expenditures, Larger Gain
11/17/16 National Joint Task Force On Opioid Abuse Releases Final Report
11/17/16 Erie County DPW Commissioner Loffredo announces retirement
11/16/16 Poloncarz, Officials Join To Re-Open Swift Mills Road Bridge
11/14/16 Home Energy Assistance Program Opens For 2016-17 Applications
11/14/16 Poloncarz Schedules Public Meetings On Proposed 2017 Budget
11/11/16 Erie County Department of Health Statement on City of Lackawanna Evacuation Being Lifted
11/10/16 Potential Bank Of America Branch Closure Draws Opposition From Poloncarz
11/2/16 Poloncarz Announces Work Planned For Tonawanda Creek Road
11/2/16 Erie County, Towns Reach New Snowplowing Agreement
11/1/16 Poloncarz Statement On Comptroller's Tax Cap Comments
11/1/16 Poloncarz Joins Community Partners, Volunteers In Opposition To Domestic Violence
October
10/31/16 Erie County Parks Portfolio Grows With Acreage Acquisition at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
10/28/16 Safety Improvements Planned For Intersection of Genesee Road and Route 240
10/27/16 Ribbon Cutting At Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens Celebrates Extensive Restoration, Kicks Off New Exhibits
10/25/16 Erie County Office for the Disabled, Partners Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month
10/19/16 Lt Col Matt Urban Center Receives New Van For Senior Transportation
10/17/16 Poloncarz Hosts "Presidential" Guest
10/14/16 Erie County Office For The Disabled To Join In Disability Awareness Fall Outreach Event
10/14/16 Poloncarz Presents 2017 Erie County Proposed Budget
10/13/16 October Road Work Reaches Old Lake Shore Road
10/13/16 Autumn Events, Family Fun At Erie County Parks
10/12/16 Fall Foliage Photo Contest Returns To Erie County Parks
10/5/16 Erie County Senior Services Schedules Two Hearings on Plans for Aging Service
10/4/16 Poloncarz Appoints Jancewicz as Commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services
September
9/29/16 Poloncarz, Legislature Leaders Announce Agreement on County Charter and Ethics Law Revisions
9/27/16 Erie County, NYSERDA Announce Sustainability Plan for County Buildings
9/23/16 Tribute Garden Plant A Thon Honors Lives Affected by Domestic Violence
9/22/16 Poloncarz, Officials Unveil Ready Erie App
9/22/16 Natural Beauty, Man Made Art Combine at Chestnut Ridge to Artify the Park
9/20/16 Erie County Senior Services University Express Presents Extensive Fall 2016 Semester
9/20/16 Poloncarz, Astorino Voice Opposition To Family First Legislation
9/20/16 Poloncarz Statement On Condition Of County Roadways
9/16/16 September Road Work on Whitehaven, Baseline Roads
9/16/16 Erie County Red Jacket Riverfront Natural Habitat Park to close for restorations
9/12/16 Erie County Department of Social Services Report Shows Average Child Protective Worker Caseload Below Fifteen
9/9/16 Poloncarz Signs Executive Order Supporting County Employees in Military Reserves
9/8/16 Public Forums Set For Citizens To Take Part In 2017 Erie County Community Development Program
9/6/16 Poloncarz, Officials Proclaim Suicide Prevention Week In Erie County
9/1/16 Erie County To Encourage Residents To Be Ready For Emergencies In Recognition Of September As 'National Preparedness Month'
9/1/16 Poloncarz Statement on AFSCME Local 1095 Contract Agreement
August
8/31/16 Girdle Road Bridge Re-Opens To Traffic
8/26/16 Brooklyn Street Bridge Project Completed at Akron Falls Park
8/26/16 Poloncarz Addresses Pay Equity On Women's Equality Day
8/25/16 National City-County Task Force On Opioid Epidemic Convenes, Prepares To Issue Report
8/25/16 Erie County Senior Services' Summer Picnic Brings Friends Together With Fun, Food And Entertainment
8/25/16 Road Work To Begin On Losson Road
8/24/16 Progress Continues On Initiatives For A Smart Economy
8/23/16 Oil and Chip Road Repairs Wrap Up Across Erie County
8/22/16 Poloncarz Statement On Quinn Retirement
8/19/16 Tennis Tournament, 'Artify The Park' Events Highlight Latest Activities Scheduled At Chestnut Ridge Park
8/11/16 Celebration Marks Completition Of Tonawanda Rails To Trails Project
8/2/16 Home Energy Assistance Program Offers Help with Equipment Cleaning
8/2/16 Hogues Appointed Commissioner of Erie County Senior Services
July
7/29/16 Poloncarz Statement on Veto of Local Law on Charter Revision
7/28/16 Jamison Road Bridge Over Buffalo Creek Set To Re-Open
7/26/16 Erie County, Partners to Hold Orientation for Seniors Interested in Volunteering in Local Classrooms
7/23/16 UPDATE: Boil Water Notice Lifted
7/22/16 Poloncarz, Hoak Honor Anthony Agnello as July 2016 'Senior of the Month'
7/15/16 Poloncarz, County Health Commissioner Announces Drive-Thru Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event
7/14/16 New Public Art Exhibits Spotlight Colorful Community Creativity, Connectivity
7/12/16 Butterfly Release at Times Beach Promotes Pollinator Proliferation, Protection
7/11/16 PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed Local Law on Head Trauma in Youth Sports
7/6/16 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Play Under the Stars at Chestnut Ridge Park
7/6/16 Erie County Will End 2015 With Budget Surplus
7/1/16 Poloncarz Statement Regarding Recent Actions Pertaining To The Proposed ECC "STEM" Building
June
6/24/16 Road Closure On William Street Starting Tuesday, June 28th
6/23/16 Poloncarz Appoints Michel, Jr. Commissioner of Erie County Central Police Services
6/23/16 June Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Serves Over 1,000 Vehicles
6/20/16 Erie County, Buffalo Museum of Science Announce Major Investment to Improve Access, Upgrade Facility
6/17/16 Expanded Prime Time programs kick off summer fun, learning
6/17/16 Poloncarz Applauds New York State Legislature for Approving Legislation to Prevent Unsafe Sleeping Deaths
6/13/16 Poloncarz Statement on Lead Hazard Reduction Funding Grant
6/13/16 Free Fishing Clinic, Firefighting Demonstration Planned for Chestnut Ridge Park
6/10/16 Poloncarz, Erie County to Host CEA Board and Membership Meeting
6/8/16 Erie County Real Property Tax Services Department to Present Tax Foreclosure Seminar
6/8/16 Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event Comes to ECC South
6/6/16 Poloncarz Appoints Karen King Executive Director of Erie County Commission on Status of Women
6/3/16 Road Overlay Work Set To Begin In Erie County
6/3/16 Need Remains For "Angels" To Help Combat Opioid Abuse
6/2/16 EC Real Property Tax Services Expands Online Information
May
5/24/16 Poloncarz Honors First Responders, Joins Neaverth to Proclaim "EMS Week" in Erie County
5/13/16 Road Closure on William Street Starting the Evening of Monday, May 16
5/12/16 Over 800 Vehicles Unloaded at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
5/10/16 Amateur Golf Championships Returning to Historic Grover Cleveland Golf Course
5/9/16 Poloncarz, Officials Join to Promote Motorcycle Safety, Awareness
5/5/16 Current Phase of Night Construction Work Complete at Transit/William Intersection
5/4/16 Erie County Unveils 2017 Cultural Funding Application
5/4/16 Poloncarz Appoints Thomas Hersey as Commissioner of Environment and Planning
5/3/16 May is Older Americans Month
5/3/16 Poloncarz, Department of Social Services Announce Opening of HEAP Cooling Program
5/2/16 Sewer Line Installation to Commence at Transit/William Intersection
5/2/16 Hazardous Household Waste Dropoff Event Happens Saturday
5/2/16 Poloncarz, Health Commissioner, Community Partners Announce REAP Program
April
4/29/16 2016 Rain Barrel Painting Contest Showcases Creativity, Conservation
4/28/16 Poloncarz, Hoak Honor RSVP Volunteers
4/27/16 Year in Review: Initiatives' Advancement Strengthens Erie County
4/26/16 Hopkins Road Reconstruction Project Receives APWA Award
4/25/16 Poloncarz, Officials Participate in Holocaust Commemoration
4/25/16 Poloncarz, Hoak Welcome New Seniors' Congregate Dining Site
4/19/16 Erie County Golf Courses Readying for Action
4/15/16 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
4/13/16 Poloncarz, Sirén Announce Free Admission Week at Albright-Knox
4/13/16 Poloncarz Signs Proclamation Honoring Military Veterans
4/12/16 Poloncarz Points Out Continuing Issue of Pay Equity on National Equal Pay Day
4/12/16 University Express Brings Learning, Fun Together for Spring 2016 Semester
4/11/16 Erie County Preliminarily Closes 2015 with Balancing Amendments, Funding Designations
4/11/16 Erie County, Partners Observe Earth Month with Sale on Rain Barrels, Compost Bins
4/8/16 National Pay Equity Day Features "Unhappy Hour" Event
4/6/16 Poloncarz in Washington for Meeting of Opioid Crisis Task Force
4/1/16 Poloncarz Statement on NYS 2016-17 Budget Agreement
4/1/16 Poloncarz Infrastructure Plan Envisions Grand Island Tunnel
March
3/29/16 Poloncarz Statement on 50th Anniversary of Viet Nam War
3/24/16 Poloncarz, Hoak Honor Juan Negron as March 2016 Senior of the Month
3/18/16 Poloncarz Announces Sugar Shack Tours Available Through April 10
3/18/16 HEAP Outreach Extended in Erie County Until April 8th
3/17/16 EC Emergency Services, Partners Host Emergency Manager Training Sessions
3/16/16 NY Water Environment Association Appoints Fiegl President
3/10/16 Poloncarz Delivers State of the County Address
3/9/16 Poloncarz Announces Major Erie County Lead Initiative
3/8/16 Poloncarz Proposes Strengthening of Erie County Ethics Law, Board of Ethics
3/4/16 Poloncarz Introduces Local Law Prohibiting Tobacco, E-Cigarette Sales in Erie County Pharmacies
3/2/16 Poloncarz Joins CEA Board in Opposition to Air Traffic Control Privatization
February
2/29/16 Shoreline Sweeps Scheduled at Erie County Parks
2/25/16 Erie County, Town of Cheektowaga Chip In for Savings
2/22/16 Judicial Foreclosure Results in Successful Bid for East Aurora Property
2/22/16 Poloncarz, Erie County's Department of Social Services Announce Black History Luncheon Celebration
2/12/16 Lake Avenue Road Reconstruction Project Receives APWA Award
2/9/16 Poloncarz, Health Commissioner Joined By Partners to Issue Emergency Warning on Opiate Crisis
2/9/16 New Americans Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting
2/9/16 Erie County Announces Household Hazardous Waste Dropoff Dates
2/5/16 Poloncarz, Higgins Voice Opposition to KeyBank/First Niagara Merger
2/4/16 Erie County Foster Family Fair Seeks Open Homes, Open Hearts for Foster Children
2/3/16 Over 500 Animals Vaccinated at January Rabies Clinic
2/3/16 NYSAC Recognizes Poloncarz for Erie County Microbead Leadership
2/1/16 Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force Meets
January
1/29/16 Workforce Investment Board Boosts Trainee Supports
1/29/16 Poloncarz Praises White House Action on Pay Equity
1/28/16 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedlings Now Available
1/28/16 February Fun Scheduled at Erie County Parks
1/22/16 Poloncarz Reminds Erie County Homeowners About Arrival of Rebate Checks
1/22/16 WinterFest Brings Free Frozen Fun to Chestnut Ridge Park
1/21/16 Poloncarz Provides Erie County Support to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge
1/19/16 Poloncarz Issues Executive Order Establishing Opioid Task Force
1/15/16 WNY Furtastic Pet Adopt-A-Thon Features Furry Family Friends
1/14/16 Poloncarz Statement on Gov. Cuomo's State of the State Address
1/14/16 Erie County Real Property Tax Plans Mid-Year Auction
1/13/16 Poloncarz Appoints New Leadership for Erie County Youth Services Division
1/11/16 Poloncarz Signs Local Law Regulating Pawn Shops
1/6/16 Poloncarz Announces 2016 Community Development Block Grant Awards
1/5/16 HEAP Outreach Gathers Steam in Suburban, Rural Centers
1/1/16 Poloncarz Sworn in for Second Term as Erie County Executive