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Edward Rath III
District 6

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: (716) 858-8676
Fax: (716) 858-8895
Email: edward.rath@erie.gov

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July 2015 Column - Farms feature unique summer activities

Evident by the number of posts about it in my Facebook newsfeed, strawberry picking is a favorite summer tradition. Greg’s U-Pick Farm, located at 9270 Lapp Road in Clarence Center and owned by the Sandy and Greg Spoth, is one of the most popular spots around. This year has been one of its best strawberry crops in recent years, but picking could only go as late as the beginning of July but that is weather dependent, so don’t wait. If you do happen to miss out on strawberry season, Greg’s U-Pick also has blueberries (mid-July to mid-August) and blackberries and red raspberries (mid-August – mid-September).

Legislator Rath names St. Gregory the Great’s Father Biernat as June’s Citizen of the Month

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath is pleased to announce that Father Leon J. Biernat, Pastor from St. Gregory the Great Church, has been named the June 2015 Citizen of the Month. Father Biernat was recognized at the June 25, 2015 session and honored with a proclamation highlighting his contributions to Erie County.

Legislators disappointed that ECC budget includes tuition hike

Members of the Erie County Legislature are extremely disappointed that the 2015-2016 Erie Community College budget was approved with a $300 tuition hike. Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Ted Morton and Legislator Edward Rath attempted to amend the proposed budget to remove the second consecutive tuition hike. The budget was approved as proposed by a vote of 8-3 with Legislators Lorigo, Morton and Rath voting against.

Legislator Rath tours Tonawanda Creek Road landslide, requests state & federal aid

It’s been a year since a portion of Tonawanda Creek Road in Clarence slid into the creek, forcing an emergency closure. Concerned that repairs might continue to be delayed, Legislator Edward Rath recently toured the site with Clarence Highway Superintendent James Dussing and County DPW engineers to receive an update on what will be done to properly repair the roadway.

Legislator Rath announces Amherst Social Adult Day Program info available at Open House

Legislator Edward Rath reminds residents that information about the Amherst Adult Day Services program will be available at the Degraff Open House, being held at 3780 Commerce Court, Suite 100, in North Tonawanda, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13.