Modified: April 22, 2019 4:30pm

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    $1.2 million secured for anti-poverty initiatives; $600,000 in funding for body cameras for EC Sheriff’s Office, additional anti-opioid and Lead Hazard Reduction funding included


    Economic Development, Cultural Funding Protected for work at Angola Agribusiness Park, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

    May 23, 2019 4:10pm
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  • First time this training has been offered in EC; EC Office for Public Advocacy,

    Town of Cheektowaga PD join ECCPS in collaborative effort

    May 23, 2019 10:20am
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    May 21, 2019 2:25pm
  • Holocaust survivor and family escaped Nazis; he enlisted in U.S. Army, returned to Europe, was awarded the Bronze Star after seeing combat in the Battle of the Bulge, participating in liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp  


    Now retired from career in the hospitality industry, Lewy is an author and speaker, presenting to University Express classes and local schoolchildren on the consequences of hatred


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Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced that the Edward A. Rath County Office Building,  which was closed today (Monday, April 22) due to a water line break, will re-open tomorrow with some limitations that will impact select county employees and members of the public.

According to Poloncarz, offices located on the third and fourth floors of the Rath Building will remain closed on Tuesday, April 23. County employees who normally work in offices located on those two floors are asked to not report to work. In addition, anyone from the general public who had appointments scheduled with a specific county department on either the third or fourth floor will have to reschedule.

The incident that resulted in the building being closed all day Monday involved a main heating and cooling unit bursting around 7 a.m. Monday. The incident resulted in the flooding of portions of the second, third, fourth and fifth floors of the 16-floor structure, as well as some of the building’s elevator shafts and staircases.

The building, which is located at 95 Franklin St. in Buffalo, was closed for public safety reasons and to allow essential employees from the county's Department of Public Works to complete extensive cleanup efforts.