Press Releases - 2017

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May
5/23/17 "EMS Week" In Erie County Honors First Responders
5/22/17 Poloncarz Joins Officials From Across The Country Urging President Trump To Not Cut National Drug Czar Office's Funding
5/18/17 Erie County Central Police Services Hosts Law Enforcement Memorial Service
5/17/17 Erie County Shared Services Panel Meets at ECC North Campus
5/15/17 Erie County Central Police Services Receives New Test Firing Equipment
5/11/17 Erie County's First Cricket Field Coming to Ellicott Creek Park
5/8/17 New Health Care Act adds costs, takes away coverage
5/6/17 New Federal Budget Proposal Would Decimate National Anti-Opioid Efforts
5/4/17 Launch of Junior Park Ranger Program Aimed At Introducing Children To Recreational Opportunities At County Parks
5/4/17 Poloncarz Issues Declaration of Need on ECFSA Borrowing for 2017 Capital Bonds
5/4/17 Statement of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on the House of Representatives Passage of the American Health Care Act
5/3/17 Poloncarz, Erie County Social Services Department Announce Opening of HEAP Cooling Season
5/2/17 Erie County Department of Social Services Announces Exams for Entry-Level Positions
5/2/17 Erie County Senior Services, Partners Present Elder Law Day 2017
5/1/17 Erie County Parks and Land Conservancy Collaborate to Create New Natural Habitat Park Along Lakeshore
5/1/17 Erie County Preliminarily Closes Fiscal Year 2016 with Balancing Amendments, Funding Designation
April
4/28/17 Erie County Announces Household Hazardous Waste Dropoff Dates
4/25/17 Earth Day E-Waste Collection Event Draws Huge Turnout
4/24/17 Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Weekend Spotlights Recruit NY Campaign
4/21/17 Poloncarz Statement on Ratification of Contract with Teamsters Local 264
4/21/17 Erie County Department of Social Services Launches Yearlong Foster Care Initiative with Permanency Summit
4/20/17 2017 Rain Barrel Painting Contest Showcases Creativity Of Local Students With Focus On Conservation And Pollution Prevention
4/20/17 Poloncarz Statement on Train Station Vote
4/19/17 Poloncarz, Officials Join in Support of National Community Development Week
4/17/17 Erie County Social Services Event to Focus on Child Abuse Prevention
4/13/17 Erie County Parks Department Announces Additional Dates For Residents To Register For Golf Course Season Passes
4/13/17 Erie County, Partners Collaborate on Electronic Waste Recycling Event
4/12/17 2018 Cultural Funding Application Release and Applicant Briefing Scheduled
4/12/17 Erie County Social Services Recruiting Summer Youth Employment Work Sites
4/12/17 Poloncarz joins in Preparations for Armed Forces Week
4/7/17 Poloncarz Announces First Phase Of Road Projects To Be Completed in 2017
4/5/17 Spring Semester 2017 Classes Open for University Express
4/5/17 GUEST COLUMN: State Of The County Highlights Strengths
4/4/17 National Equal Pay Day Brings Renewed Call for Pay Equity
4/3/17 County Residents Encouraged to Add Input on Plans for County Parks
March
3/31/17 National Pay Equity Day To Feature Panel And Reception
3/30/17 Erie County Central Police Services to Host Disability Awareness Training for 911 Operators and Dispatchers
3/29/17 Poloncarz Delivers 2017 State of the County Address
3/28/17 Erie County Safer Senior Homes Website Debuts
3/27/17 Executive Order No. 16: Affirmation of Nursing Home Accountability
3/24/17 Poloncarz, Ryan Strengthen Protections for Erie County Seniors
3/22/17 Erie County Parks Department Offers Golf Season Passes
3/20/17 Report on the Impact of the Trump Administration's Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Blueprint on Erie County
3/15/17 Public Meeting Scheduled to Present Recommendations from Erie County Broadband Internet Study
3/14/17 Land Bank Brings Kenmore Zombie Property To New Life
3/13/17 Erie County Social Services, Mobile Safety Net Partners to Host Family Night Out in Lackawanna
3/10/17 Update On Road Closings In Erie County
3/8/17 Erie County Central Police Services Sponsors Training on Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention
3/7/17 Celebrating Achievements, Recognizing Challenges in Women’s History Month
3/6/17 Poloncarz Issues Declaration of Need on ECMC Borrowing
3/6/17 Hogues Honors Janet Squelch as Senior of the Month
3/3/17 Poloncarz Announces Sugar Shack Tours Available through March 26
3/1/17 Erie County Veterans Service Agency Joins in Support of Upcoming Buffalo Blues Benefit for Veterans
3/1/17 Erie County is a 2016 Best and Brightest in Wellness Winner
February
2/28/17 Erie County Office for the Disabled to Work with Local Organizations to help Spread the Word to End the Word
2/27/17 Poloncarz Statement On ECC Hockey Incident
2/24/17 March Is Women's History Month
2/23/17 Poloncarz Outlines Next Steps Following Legislature's ECMC Vote
2/23/17 Poloncarz Statement on White House Revocation of Order Protecting Transgender Children
2/8/17 Poloncarz, Burstein Visit Binghamton, Syracuse to Discuss Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Call to Action
2/6/17 GUEST COLUMN: Deceptive Drug Makers Face Erie County Lawsuit
2/2/17 Landmark Erie County Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Opioid Manufacturers Seeks Damages for Deceptive Acts and Practices, Fraud, False Advertising
2/2/17 Erie v. Purdue Complaint Filing
January
1/30/17 Tree and Shrub Seedlings Available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District
1/24/17 Poloncarz Appoints Bylewski Deputy Erie County Budget Director
1/24/17 Award Winning Erie County Department of Public Works Projects Recognized by American Public Works Association
1/23/17 Erie County Senior Services Brings Stay Fit Dining Program to Marilla, Eden
1/20/17 Poloncarz Announces 2017 Community Development Block Grant Awards
1/19/17 Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board Annual Report Spotlights Successes of One Stop Career Centers
1/17/17 January Rabies Vaccination Clinic Coming to North Buffalo Community Center
1/17/17 Poloncarz, Burstein in Suffolk County for Open Forum on Opioid Abuse Epidemic
1/13/17 Poloncarz Statement on Buffalo Billion Phase II
1/12/17 Poloncarz, Burstein Join Downstate Counterparts To Discuss Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Plan of Action
1/6/17 Erie County Senior Services Schedules Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes