Press Releases - 2018

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November
11/13/18 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON IMPENDING CLOSURE OF NEW ERA CAP DERBY FACILITY
11/9/18 HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPENING TUESDAY
11/8/18 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS OF PUBLIC WORKS, EMERGENCY SERVICES JOIN PARTNERS TO EMPHASIZE WINTER PREPARATION
11/2/18 ERIE COUNTY FISCAL STABILITY AUTHORITY SIGNALS APPROVAL OF PROPOSED 2019 ERIE COUNTY BUDGET, FOUR YEAR PLAN
11/1/18 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON BAK USA CLOSURE
October
10/29/18 FUTURE OF BETHLEHEM STEEL SITE COMING INTO FOCUS
10/23/18 ERIE COUNTY HEAP, EMERGENCY SERVICES OFFICES MOVE TO NEW DOWNTOWN SPACE
10/17/18 EC SENIOR SERVICES EXPANDING SENIOR DINING PROGRAM TO INCLUDE LOCAL RESTAURANTS
10/16/18 PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON ERIE COUNTY PARKS MASTER PLAN
10/16/18 ERIE COUNTY PARKS GET GREENER WITH ADDITION OF ELECTRIC CAR CHARGING STATIONS
10/12/18 POLONCARZ PRESENTS 2019 ERIE COUNTY PROPOSED BUDGET
10/9/18 ERIE COUNTY RECEIVES $3.4 MILLION IN ANTI-OPIOID GRANT FUNDING
10/8/18 BEE NEWSPAPERS: Join The Convention Center Conversation
10/8/18 BEE NEWSPAPERS: Join The Convention Center Conversation
10/8/18 BEE NEWSPAPERS: Join The Convention Center Conversation
10/8/18 BEACH ROAD PROJECT UNDERWAY IN CHEEKTOWAGA
10/4/18 OCTOBER IS DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH
10/3/18 ERIE COUNTY ANNOUNCES ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
10/2/18 Restaurant Employee Confirmed For Hepatitis A Virus; Dine-In And Takeout Patrons During Specific Time Frame May Have Been Exposed
10/2/18 S&P GLOBAL RATINGS AFFIRMS ERIE COUNTY’S CREDIT RATING AT AA-
10/1/18 ERIE COUNTY BUREAU OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES AT THE FOREFRONT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION
10/1/18 ERIE COUNTY 2019 REVENUE AND EXPENSE REPORT REVEALS HEALTH INSURANCE SAVINGS, ASSESSMENT GROWTH
September
9/30/18 THE BUFFALO NEWS: U.S.-Canadian Trade War Hurting Erie County Economy
9/28/18 POLONCARZ, HOGUES HONOR BRENDA FAVOR AS SEPTEMBER 2018 “SENIOR OF THE MONTH”
9/28/18 ERIE COUNTY’S FITCH CREDIT RATING REMAINS AT A+
9/24/18 POLONCARZ TO PRESENT KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT 14th ANNUAL WNY ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT
9/24/18 BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD LAUNCHES CERTIFIED PRODUCTION TRAINING FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
9/20/18 Completion Of Convention Center Study Begins Community Conversation
9/13/18 ERIE COUNTY FILES MOTION TO SUBMIT AMICUS BRIEF IN TONAWANDA COKE CASE
9/13/18 EC DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PROMOTES RYBICKI, GAVIN TO FIRST DEPUTY COMMISSIONER POSTS
9/12/18 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES ANNUAL PUBLIC HEARINGS
9/11/18 Erie County Responds to Seniors’ Needs
9/10/18 CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING GRANT PROVIDES EXPANDED LAW ENFORCEMENT EDUCATION ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
9/7/18 POLONCARZ ADDRESSES HAMILTON STEEL SUMMIT
9/4/18 PUBLIC FORUMS SET FOR CITIZENS TO TAKE PART IN 2019 ERIE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
9/4/18 ERIE COUNTY REPORT BRIEF REGARDING TONAWANDA COKE FIRE
9/4/18 POLONCARZ, OFFICIALS PROCLAIM SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK IN ERIE COUNTY
August
8/31/18 STRONG SALES TAX GROWTH EVIDENT IN JULY 2018 ERIE COUNTY BUDGET MONITORING REPORT
8/24/18 Statement of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz regarding the decision of Catholic Charities to end its provision of foster care and adoptive services
8/23/18 Poloncarz, Hogues Call for Change in Ownership of Emerald South Nursing Home
8/16/18 GUEST EDITORIAL: Call Out To Senior Citizens, Caregivers Of Older Adults
8/10/18 Poloncarz Named First Chairman Of New York State Association Of Counties Climate Resiliency Committee
8/9/18 Erie County Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Fair Housing Act, Lauds Recently Passed Erie County Fair Housing Law
8/8/18 Erie County To Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection
8/8/18 Statement By Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz On Indictment Of United States Congressman And Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins
8/2/18 Poloncarz Calls On State Attorney General's Office To Review Circumstances Surrounding The Death Of India Cummings
July
7/30/18 Erie County Budget Monitoring Report Reveals Healthy Sales Tax Growth
7/30/18 Erie County Officials Warn The Public Of Alleged 'Government Imposter' Telephone Scams Asking Residents To Send Them Money
7/26/18 ERIE COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED, PARTNERS CELEBRATE 28th ANNIVERSARY OF ADA
7/25/18 POLONCARZ, ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCE COUNTY PLAN TO LEASE FLEET VEHICLES
7/24/18 #FINDYOURNEXTADVENTURE AT AN ERIE COUNTY PARK!
7/23/18 Erie County Commission On The Status Of Women Releases "Women In Elected Office" Report
7/23/18 Garrison Road Changes Hands
7/20/18 LACKAWANNA’S LINCOLN STREET SCHOOL DEMOLITION CLEARS THE WAY FOR REDEVELOPMENT
7/19/18 MONUMENTAL WOMEN OF WNY TO BE RECOGNIZED IN NEW PROJECT
7/18/18 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FLORENCE TRIPI
7/18/18 SUMMERTIME DWI REVIEW SHOWS DECLINE IN DWI ARRESTS
7/17/18 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES NAMES POLONCARZ VICE-CHAIR OF LARGE URBAN COUNTY CAUCUS
7/13/18 COSTA FLW SERIES 2018 ATTRACTS AVID ANGLERS FOR FISHING FUN AT SAFE HARBOR MARINA
7/12/18 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
7/9/18 GUEST COLUMN: Strong county budget outlook, ADA anniversary highlight July
7/5/18 ERIE COUNTY BUDGET MONITORING REPORT REVEALS ROBUST SALES TAX GROWTH
7/3/18 ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ADDS BULLIS ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TO GIRDLE ROAD PROJECT IN ELMA
June
6/22/18 POLONCARZ PROPOSES PACKAGE OF REFORMS FOR ERIE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY
6/11/18 GUEST COLUMN: Mid-Year Review Reveals Busy 2018
6/8/18 ERIE COUNTY PARKS LOOKING FOR JUNIOR PARK RANGERS
6/6/18 ERIE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES STAFF READY FOR 2018 CORPORATE CHALLENGE
6/4/18 Poloncarz, Burstein, Ranney Provide Updated Statistics On Opioid Fatalities, Discuss Impact The Epidemic Is Having On Erie County
May
5/24/18 Erie County Department Of Social Services Announces 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program
5/24/18 Local Law Enforcement Officials Recognized For Commitment, Dedication To DWI Prevention
5/18/18 Poloncarz Signs Amendment To Erie County Apprenticeship Law To Eliminate A Loophole Which Weakened Original Law
5/18/18 Mental Health Awareness Month Activities Include Countywide Tour By Commissioner Ranney
5/11/18 ERIE COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT, PARTNERS PRESENT INTERCLUB GOLF EVENT AT GROVER CLEVELAND GC
5/11/18 EC CENTRAL POLICE SERVICES HOSTS LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL SERVICE
5/10/18 GUEST COLUMN: Community Conversation on School District Expenses Kicks Off with Town Halls
5/9/18 POLONCARZ KICKS OFF TOWN HALL MEETING SERIES AT NORTH COLLINS PUBLIC LIBRARY
5/9/18 ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL 2018 ROAD WORK
5/8/18 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON SCHNEIDERMAN RESIGNATION AND CHOICE OF RELACEMENT
5/8/18 POLONCARZ, HOGUES HONOR SUSAN BRAZILL AS 2018 ERIE COUNTY “SENIOR OF THE YEAR”
5/5/18 POLONCARZ, OFFICIALS JOIN TO PROMOTE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY, AWARENESS
5/3/18 ERIE COUNTY, PARTNERS OFFERING RAIN BARRELS AND COMPOST BINS
5/3/18 POLONCARZ PROPOSES ADDITIONAL $3 MILLION IN ROAD FUNDING
5/2/18 EC DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING, PARTNERS TO HOST PUBLIC FORUM ON BUFFALO RIVER
5/2/18 Erie County Kicks Off Mental Health Awareness Month
5/1/18 POLONCARZ SCHEDULES CONVERSATIONS ON SCHOOL DISTRICTS
5/1/18 ERIE COUNTY GOLF COURSES READYING FOR ACTION
5/1/18 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES RECRUITING SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT WORK SITES
April
4/27/18 POLONCARZ ADMINISTRATION REACHES AGREEMENT WITH CSEA LOCAL 815 REGARDING DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PROTECTION UNITS RESTRUCTURING AND SALARY ADJUSTMENTS
4/27/18 CHESTNUT TREES RETURNING TO CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK
4/25/18 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO RELOCATE OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT
4/24/18 APRIL IS NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT MONTH
4/23/18 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES “DPW DAY” AT ELLICOTT CREEK PARK
4/18/18 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS READIES 2018 ROAD WORK AGENDA
4/17/18 ERIE COUNTY ANNOUNCES HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DATES
4/17/18 FITCH RATINGS AFFIRMS ERIE COUNTY’S A+ RATING
4/16/18 POLONCARZ UNVEILS SCHOOL DISTRICT EXPENSE REPORT
4/14/18 POLONCARZ ISSUES TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR ERIE COUNTY
4/11/18 NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS WEEK RECOGNIZES VITAL WORK OF 911 CALL TAKERS
4/10/18 ELDER LAW DAY 2018 BRINGS FREE LEGAL ADVICE, INFORMATION ON AGING FOR SENIORS, CAREGIVERS
4/9/18 CELEBRATE EARTH DAY AT BUFFALO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
4/9/18 GUEST COLUMN: National County Government Month Spotlights How Erie County Serves The Underserved
4/9/18 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON DMV HIRING PROPOSAL
4/6/18 HEAP CLEAN AND TUNE PROGRAM NOW OPEN
4/5/18 DWI VICTIM IMACT PANEL SPEAKER JOINS POLONCARZ, JANCEWICZ TO SPREAD ANTI-DWI MESSAGE
4/1/18 RATH BUILDING RENOVATIONS TO ADD SPACE, FUNCTIONALITY
March
3/28/18 POLONCARZ SIGNS NEW ERIE COUNTY ETHICS LAW
3/28/18 POLONCARZ RECOGNIZES MILITARY PERSONNEL IN PREPARATION FOR 2018 ARMED FORCES WEEK
3/27/18 POLONCARZ APPOINTS MARIE CANNON COMMISSIONER OF ERIE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES
3/22/18 POLONCARZ HONORS JOHN ROOT AS MARCH 2018 “SENIOR OF THE MONTH”
3/21/18 CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH EC SHERIFF’S OFFICE TEAMSTERS’ SERGEANTS REACH SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION
3/13/18 GUEST COLUMN: State of the County Address Urges More Shared Services
3/8/18 EC DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PILOTS EXTENDED HOURS ON THURSDAYS
3/8/18 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES WELCOMES NEW RSVP DIRECTOR
3/8/18 POLONCARZ DELIVERS 2018 STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS
3/5/18 POLONCARZ SIGNS LOCAL LAW BANNING CONVERSION THERAPY
3/5/18 FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER TREE AND SHRUB SEEDLINGS FROM EC SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
3/2/18 EC DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES MEDICAID TRANSITION
February
2/27/18 POLONCARZ, BURSTEIN REVIEW 2017 ERIE COUNTY OPIOID FATALITIES
2/26/18 NEW FAMILIES COME HOME TO LACKAWANNA
2/23/18 Erie County Medicaid Data Contradicts U.S. Senate Committee Report
2/23/18 County Executive Poloncarz Challenges Congressman Collins To Participate In Town Hall Discussion On Sensible Gun Laws
2/22/18 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR “SENIOR OF THE YEAR”
2/15/18 POLONCARZ, HOGUES HONOR HELEN MACHYNSKI AS “SENIOR OF THE MONTH”
2/14/18 ERIE COUNTY UNVEILS 2019 CULTURAL FUNDING APPLICATION
2/13/18 GUEST COLUMN: Erie County Leads The Way In Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
2/9/18 EC SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION FOCUSES ON BENEFIT FRAUD, COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL 2017
2/8/18 Erie County Health Department Confirms Case Of Hepatitis A Involving Homeless Man, The Impact On Buffalo City Mission
2/7/18 EC DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AWARDED FUNDING FOR ONGOING WORK ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS IN WESTERN NEW YORK
2/6/18 Erie County Health Department Confirms Case Of Hepatitis A
January
1/31/18 RUSH CREEK INTERCEPTOR PROJECT SELECTED AS “2017 ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR”
1/29/18 ERIE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS HIGHWAYS’ DIVISION OFFERS REAL TIME ROAD UPDATES, CLOSURES
1/25/18 ERIE COUNTY COMMITS TO THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT
1/23/18 WINTERFEST BRINGS FREE SEASONAL FUN TO CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK
1/23/18 PUBLIC HEARINGS ON 2018 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN BEGIN TONIGHT
1/19/18 TREE AND SHRUB SEEDLINGS AVAILABLE FROM ERIE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
1/19/18 POLONCARZ ADDS APPOINTMENTS TO FIVE LOCAL BOARDS
1/19/18 LOCAL NURSING HOMES REMINDED TO SUBMIT ‘RUTHIE’S LAW’ RELATED INFORMATION TO EC SENIOR SERVICES DEPARTMENT BY END OF JANUARY
1/17/18 POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES CONTRACT AGREEMENT WITH CSEA LOCAL 815
1/17/18 BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD ANNUAL REPORT NOTES PROGRAM EXPANSIONS, SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS
1/12/18 Statement From Mark Poloncarz Regarding Legislator Dixon's Request For Information About Sexual Harassment Claims
1/9/18 POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES 2018 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AWARDS
1/2/18 1/2/18: Poloncarz Issues Travel Advisory For Northern Erie County (Includes City Of Buffalo)