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With Christmas approaching, many people are rediscovering the magic of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Recent events, however, have had me thinking about a different Dickens classic, namely A Tale of Two Cities. It’s the one that starts, “it...

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that a grant has been awarded to the Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns in a continued effort to support youth programming.

The Erie County Legislature’s Majority Caucus sponsored a resolution at Thursday’s session in support of proposal that would eliminate fees charged to veterans and/or their next of kin to obtain records. The bill, H.R. 4325...

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that HEAP applications are being accepted. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist income eligible Erie County residents with the costs of home heating, electricity, and...

This past Tuesday our annual experiment with democracy continued, as voters cast ballots for a number of offices including Erie County Sheriff, Comptroller and Clerk.  In addition, all eleven seats in the County Legislature were up.  At...

December 2017 Column - The Final 2018 County Budget

Legislator Hardwick awards grant to Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns

Majority Caucus supports proposal to eliminate fee veterans are required to pay to obtain their military records

HEAP Outreach scheduled for Dec. 5 in City of Tonawanda

November 2017 Column - The 2018 County Budget

October 2017 Column - Our Stake in Federal Tax Reform

Legislator Hardwick announces schedule for Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes

August 2017 Column - Cooperation Pays Off

July 2017 Column - Reflecting on a 19th Century Judge

Legislator Hardwick reminds residents of Drug & Syringe Drop Box at Grand Island Town Hall, Tonawanda Police Department

Legislator Hardwick supports Senator Jacobs’ proposal to share toll revenue with towns

June 2017 Column - Good People in Our Midst

Legislator Hardwick recognizes Brian Joseph Fose as Citizen of the Month

Legislator Hardwick announces funding for summer programming in Tonawanda

May 2017 Column - Spring Cleaning

Erie County to collect hazardous waste materials on June 3 & August 5

Legislator Hardwick announces local businesses needed for County’s Summer Youth Employment Program

Legislator Hardwick announces free rabies clinic scheduled for May 24 at Tonawanda Highway Garage

April 2017 Column - Searching for Answers

March 2017 Column - Dialogue

Erie County Legislature warns against giving Governor power to withhold funding mid-year

February 2017 Column - Making the Most of a Short Month

Legislator Hardwick announces grant funds to ensure polling places are ADA compliant

City of Tonawanda installs AED device at pavilion in Niawanda Park thanks to county partnership

January 2017 Column - Policy and Goals 101

Legislator Hardwick announces Island Dispatch maintained as official newspaper of Erie County