1/8/15: Poloncarz Statement on Dismissal of ECC Lawsuit

Modified: January 23, 2015 3:37pm

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ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement regarding the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to challenge the upcoming construction of a new STEM building at Erie Community College North campus:

“I am pleased that Judge Chimes recognized that this lawsuit did not have legal merit and promptly dismissed it. Planning for the new Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics building at Erie Community College’s North campus will continue to move forward as we work with our partners to create a campus that draws students to ECC North, rather than to community colleges in neighboring counties, for cutting-edge coursework in the sciences. The location of this new building was chosen after an exhaustive process, and the STEM classes to be held in it will complement current STEM classes already being offered at the North Campus. Construction of the building will bring long-needed upgrades to the North Campus and further the goal of having three strong campuses in the ECC system.”