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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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April 2016 Column - 911 calls can be matters of life and death; residents must be able to depend on system

Last week Erie County’s 911 system suffered a catastrophic failure. Anyone calling with an emergency during the nearly four hour outage did not receive a timely response or any response at all. Reportedly callers had to stay on the line for “some time” before their call was answered. Imagine the panic that this would cause. It is believed many simply hung-up as calls were being routed to only two centers, inundating those dispatchers.

Legislator Rath encourages residents to utilize drug take back days to dispose of medications properly

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces events on April 12 and April 30 at which residents can safely dispose of unwanted medications and needles.

Legislator Rath announces reconstruction of Goodrich Road from Black Creek to Lapp Road

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath announces that beginning Friday, April 1, crews will be working on Goodrich Road from the Black Creek Bridge south to Lapp Road in Clarence. Local traffic will have access to their residences but thru traffic is asked to follow the posted detour.

Kidney Disease Awareness Month declared in Erie County

Erie County marked Kidney Disease Awareness Month for the first time this past month. Through a resolution sponsored by Legislator Edward Rath and Legislator Ted Morton, March was proclaimed Kidney Disease Awareness Month in perpetuity.

March 2016 Column - Concerns raised by local contractors as county nears groundbreaking for ECC’s new STEM Building

The new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) Building at Erie Community College’s North Campus in Amherst didn’t come easy. However, groundbreaking is fast approaching for this new addition to the North Campus. This upgrade is long overdue, in fact it’s the first new structure at the campus in more than 50 years. At 57,000-square-feet and costing an estimated $35 million, this is a significant investment by New York State, Erie County and ECC.