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Press Releases - 2016


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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...

12/9/16
December 2016 Column - Legislature invests in campaign to finally bring ridesharing to Buffalo

11/16/16
Legislator Rath announces completion of Swift Mills Road Bridge construction

11/3/16
Legislator Rath presents donation to Newstead Library, thanks community for support

11/1/16
November 2016 Column - ECIDA’s role isn’t to be a landlord, focus needs to stay on business development

10/5/16
October 2016 Column - Without snowplow contract, drivers at serious risk - towns and county must agree to terms sooner than later

9/21/16
Legislator Rath partners with Rite-Aid for Community Flu Clinic

9/19/16
Legislators Dixon and Rath join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

9/7/16
September 2016 Column - Issues with county roadways go much deeper than potholes

8/18/16
Legislator Rath announces free rabies clinic scheduled for Sept. 14 at ECC North

8/9/16
August 2016 Column - Legislature holds hearings focusing on emergency services, ability to respond to calls

7/22/16
Legislator Rath to host Newstead Public Library Fundraiser to purchase children’s reading materials

7/5/16
July 2016 Column - Highlights from the Charter review process, final say should rest with residents

7/1/16
Legislator Rath to host Clarence Library Fundraiser to benefit new Children’s reading Garden

6/24/16
Legislator Rath names E. Peter Forrestel II as June’s Citizen of the Month

6/1/16
June 2016 Column - Charter Revision Commission recommendations

5/4/16
May 2016 Column - Budgeting requires practical decision making – not wishful thinking

4/19/16
Legislature supports RecruitNY, recognizes importance of volunteer firefighters

4/6/16
April 2016 Column - 911 calls can be matters of life and death; residents must be able to depend on system

4/1/16
Legislator Rath encourages residents to utilize drug take back days to dispose of medications properly

3/31/2016
Legislator Rath announces reconstruction of Goodrich Road from Black Creek to Lapp Road

3/23/16
Kidney Disease Awareness Month declared in Erie County

3/4/16
March 2016 Column - Concerns raised by local contractors as county nears groundbreaking for ECC’s new STEM Building

2/22/16
Erie County calls on Albany to repeal law that has withheld billions in school aid

2/9/16
Valentines for Veterans thanks local heroes

2/3/16
ECIDA loses focus, urged to get back on track before business is lost 

2/1/16
HEAP Outreach at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Akron 

1/28/16
Legislature’s Finance Committee requests more accountability from Buffalo Urban League

1/14/16
January 2016 Column - 2016 brings tax decrease, focus on heroin epidemic

1/7/16
Legislator Rath takes oath of office for new term