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Erie County Legislator Edward Rath is pleased to announce that Swift Mills Road Bridge, in the Town of Newstead, has finally reopened after being closed for four years.

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath, III announces that the Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser held this past summer raised $450 for the Newstead Public Library to support programming and materials. A presentation was held Oct. 28 at the library to announce...

For the past few years, some members of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency have been far too interested in overreaching policies, diverging from the central mission of the ECIDA. Several ECIDA board members and I have even begun...

After the summer we have had, I hate to do it, but I need to report on snow in this month’s column. More so, the snowplow contract between towns and the county to ensure that all county roads are plowed efficiently during winter. For many...

Legislator Edward Rath is partnering with local Rite-Aid Pharmacy locations to offer a Community Flu Clinic to residents who wish to vaccinate against influenza. Each year, the County Department of Health advises residents to get a flu vaccine....

October 2016 Column - Without snowplow contract, drivers at serious risk - towns and county must agree to terms sooner than later

Legislator Rath partners with Rite-Aid for Community Flu Clinic

Legislators Dixon and Rath join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 2016 Column - Issues with county roadways go much deeper than potholes

Legislator Rath announces free rabies clinic scheduled for Sept. 14 at ECC North

August 2016 Column - Legislature holds hearings focusing on emergency services, ability to respond to calls

Legislator Rath to host Newstead Public Library Fundraiser to purchase children’s reading materials

July 2016 Column - Highlights from the Charter review process, final say should rest with residents

Legislator Rath to host Clarence Library Fundraiser to benefit new Children’s reading Garden

Legislator Rath names E. Peter Forrestel II as June’s Citizen of the Month

June 2016 Column - Charter Revision Commission recommendations

May 2016 Column - Budgeting requires practical decision making – not wishful thinking

Legislature supports RecruitNY, recognizes importance of volunteer firefighters

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

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

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

Kidney Disease Awareness Month declared in Erie County

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

Erie County calls on Albany to repeal law that has withheld billions in school aid

Valentines for Veterans thanks local heroes

ECIDA loses focus, urged to get back on track before business is lost 

HEAP Outreach at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Akron 

Legislature’s Finance Committee requests more accountability from Buffalo Urban League

January 2016 Column - 2016 brings tax decrease, focus on heroin epidemic

Legislator Rath takes oath of office for new term