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Thomas A. Loughran
District 5


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4549 Main Street, Suite 203
Amherst, NY 14226
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Email: Thomas.Loughran@erie.gov

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Legislator Tom Loughran Announces Hazardous Household Waste Drop-off Event in Amherst

Department of Environment & Planning, Partners Schedule Return of Popular Service


ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with the Town of Amherst, Erie Community College, and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management (“NEST”) has announced that “Hazardous Household Waste Drop-off Day” will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the ECC North Campus. This event is open to all Erie County residents between the hours of 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and allow for the safe disposal of hazardous items that can’t be thrown out in the regular garbage, helping to reduce pollution and potential contamination of groundwater.

“Providing residents with a free, safe way to dispose of hazardous household waste items is a smart way to protect people and the environment. These items can be cleaned out of garages and basements and brought to the drop off site for disposal as we all work to create a cleaner, greener Erie County,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “As we’ve seen in past years, these events are very popular and well-attended. I want to thank the staff in the Department of Environment & Planning, as well as their partners at ECC, the Town of Amherst, NEST and other event supporters, for their work in once again facilitating this vital service.”

WHAT:  Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days

WHERE:  ECC North Campus (enter from Wehrle Drive) Saturday, May 9, 2015

WHEN:   9:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Tom Loughran Announces HEAP Workshop

Amherst, NY- Erie County Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) is announcing that a HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) workshop for the fifth legislative district will be held at the Harlem Road Community Center 4255 Harlem Rd. Amherst, NY 14226 from 9 am – 4pm on Monday, February 23, 2015. HEAP is a federally funded program to assist Erie County Residents with their heating bills.

ECC North Campus STEM Building Project Advances

Erie County, NY- On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Erie County Legislature’s Community Enrichment Committee passed a resolution authorizing the County to enter into an agreement with Kideney Architects for the Erie Community College Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Building project on the North Campus in Amherst.

Kideney Architects and their sub-consultants will provide architecture and engineering services for design and construction administration of a new state-of-the-art academic building that will help ECC remain competitive and attract the regions potential students while remaining at the forefront of education in the area. A portion of the project will be reimbursed by New York State and Erie Community College.

“We’ve had this debate for four years, but this Legislature unanimously voted to come up with seven million dollars for this building on the North Campus. The problem we’ve had the last sixty years is all the money we left on the table. The State is paying for half this building – going forward this is a template to revitalize our North Campus.” Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) stated during the Committee meeting.

Since his election to the Legislature in 2006, Tom Loughran has been an advocate for the revitalization of ECC, especially the North Campus, and keeping the college campuses in the local communities.

The committee report will be up for approval by the entire legislature at the next regular session to be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the legislative chambers of “Old County Hall” in downtown Buffalo.

Free Rabies Clinic at Erie Community College-North

Erie County, NY- Erie County Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) would like to encourage residents in need to take advantage of the Erie County Department of Health 2014 Free Rabies Clinic to be held at Erie Community College North Campus on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 4-7 pm.  The free clinic will take place in the Noonan Center on the North Campus at 6205 Main St. in Williamsville.

The clinic will offer free rabies shots for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets.  Please bring pets on a leash or in a carrier and also bring a copy of pet’s vaccination record, if possible.

The free rabies clinics are offered in association with the Erie County Department of Health, Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, Medaille Veterinary Technology and the SPCA serving Erie County.

For more information please contact the Erie County Department of Health/Division of Environmental Health (716) 961-6800 or www.erie.gov/health

Erie County Legislature approves Erie Community College Budget

Buffalo, NY – At a regular session of the Erie County Legislature, held in “Old County Hall” on Thursday, June 12, 2014, the Erie County Legislature unanimously approved the Erie Community College 2014-2015 budget. Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) said, “ECC plays an important role in our community by educating young people and also training adults with the knowledge and skills required to compete in the ever changing job market. I am proud to support this budget, as well as the ongoing capital improvements and new proposed STEM building on the north campus, in an effort to revitalize this regional asset that has been neglected over the years.” ECC's student population is comprised of almost 92 percent of Erie County residents and is the largest SUNY Community College in Erie County in terms of residents served. The 2014-2015 ECC budget totals $112,324,382 and includes $17,429,317 from Erie County.