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Press Releases - 2015


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Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III is pleased to announce that the 2018 Erie County budget will include funding for several key organizations located in his district. Approved at the Dec. 7, 2017 session, Legislator Rath secured a...

I first want to start by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season. My wife, Amy, and I look forward to spending time with our three daughters, who are growing up far too fast, and my family and friends. Please...

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 Edward Rath 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...

12/30/15
Erie County Legislature honors WIVB senior correspondent Rich Newberg

12/8/15
December 2015 Column - Ensuring safety of volunteer firefighters becomes priority in budget process  

12/2/15
Legislator Rath announces funding for Hearts and Hands

12/2/15
Legislator Rath secures funding for Remember Flight 3407 Inc.

12/2/15
Legislator Rath announces funding for Newstead Historical Society

12/2/15
Legislator Rath secures $50,000 for firefighting training equipment

11/25/15
Legislator Rath announces HEAP Outreaches in Clarence, Akron

11/23/15
Legislator Rath announces testing approved to resolve Maple Road issues

11/20/15
Erie County Legislature opposes ECIDA’s policies that overregulate private business

11/19/15
Legislator Rath presents donation to Newstead Library, thanks community for support

11/6/15
November 2015 Column - New ECIDA policy focuses too heavily on regulating private business

10/12/15
Newstead Library Fundraiser, Car Seat Safety Check Event set for Saturday, Oct. 24

10/7/15
October 2015 Column - Towns, school districts not receiving fair share of sales tax revenue

10/6/15
Local fire companies thanked for educating community during Fire Prevention Week  

9/29/15
Legislator Rath announces Mobile Office Hours on Oct. 8

9/25/15
Legislator Rath announces free, guided walk at Akron Falls Park

9/21/15
Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Event - Sept. 26

9/8/15
Legislator Rath, Rite-Aid to host Free Flu Clinic on Sept. 21 at Clarence Town Hall

9/4/15
Legislator Rath announces free rabies clinic scheduled for Sept. 16 at ECC North

9/2/15
September 2015 Column - Changing of the seasons brings with it budget talks  

8/31/15
Legislator Rath announces replacement of Clarence Center Road Bridge  

8/8/15
August 2015 Column - Minimum wage hike for fast food employees going to cause ripple effect

8/4/15
Legislator Rath honors Salvation Army on 150th anniversary  

8/31/15
Erie County, largest Upstate County in New York, opposes Minimum Wage Board’s Recommendation of $15 for fast food workers

8/31/15
Legislature approves resolution urging County Executive to have open discussion about CPS

8/16/15
Legislator Rath announces funding for improvements to fire training facility

8/15/15
Legislator Rath releases statement on IDA’s new regulatory policy

7/6/15
Legislator Rath's advocacy brings Federal attention to Tonawanda Creek Road collapse

7/2/15
July 2015 Column - Farms feature unique summer activities

6/29/15
Legislator Rath names St. Gregory the Great’s Father Biernat as June’s Citizen of the Month

6/25/15
Legislators disappointed that ECC budget includes tuition hike

6/8/15
Legislator Rath tours Tonawanda Creek Road landslide, requests state & federal aid

6/7/15
Legislator Rath announces Amherst Social Adult Day Program info available at Open House

6/2/15
June 2015 Column - Thriving community college necessary for region’s success

5/26/15
Free Guided Walk in Akron Falls Park on Saturday, May 30

5/6/15
May 2015 Column - Elder Abuse Seminar takes aim at preventing, stopping mistreatment  

5/4/15
Legislator Rath, Sheriff’s Office to host Elder Abuse Seminar to address threats to vulnerable residents

4/30/15
Statement from Legislator Rath regarding vote to oppose Conditional Release program

4/29/15
Legislator Rath reminds residents that Haz Waste Collection Event is Saturday, May 9

4/27/15
Legislator Rath delivers educational art kits to Akron & Clarence middle schools

4/21/15
Legislator Rath support for Common Core Parental Refusal Act

4/17/15
Legislator Rath opposes Governor’s plan to throw more funds into failing Start-Up NY initiative  

4/8/15
Legislature’s Public Safety Chairman releases statement on Sheriff’s Office use of Stingray device

4/2/15
April 2015 Column - Designating existing funds for road work will improve county safety, quality of life

4/1/15
County Legislators, Meals on Wheels kickoff National Volunteer Month  

3/30/15
Legislator Rath discusses Swift Mills Road Bridge issue in letter

3/27/15
Legislator Rath and Clerk Jacobs Propose Plan to Increase Road Funding

3/26/15
County approves resolution requesting NYS to return E-911 surcharge funds  

3/12/15
Erie County opposes Governor’s proposed changes to add unnecessary regulation to IDA process

3/9/15
Legislator Rath honors North Amherst Firefighter for 50 years of service

3/9/15
Legislator Rath announces Pothole Hotline, email  

3/5/15
March 2015 Column - Spring has to come eventually; county must be prepared with road work plan

3/4/15
Legislator Rath explores County’s 911 tracking system to ensure cell phone users can be adequately located  

2/13/15
Legislator Rath honors local Kiwanis Clubs during organization’s 100th anniversary

2/12/15
Legislator Rath calls for preservation of stronger aviation regulations  

2/10/15
Legislators introduce local law to give voters the right to decide on term limits for county officials  

2/5/15
February 2015 Column - ECIDA projects create, retain jobs  

2/5/15
Community Enrichment Committee approves architect to design STEM Building

1/29/15
Legislator Rath honors Clarence Center Firefighters

1/13/15
Legislators request change in state law to require copays for inmates

1/8/15
January 2015 Column - Rising cost of chargeback fees highlights need for new STEM building at North Campus  

1/8/15
Legislator Rath responds to announcement that frivolous ECC lawsuit dismissed