Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz

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WBEN Newsroom
June 12, 2020 - 6:23 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has shed some clarity on one of the most confusing aspects of coronavirus reopening across New York State. When will gyms and fitness centers be alowed to reopen? "Gyms are scheduled to be in phase four," said Poloncarz in an appearance on...
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Nail salons to be included in Phase 3 reopening
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State has begun releasing guidelines for Phase Three reopening. In addition to indoor retail, personal care services will be permitted to reopen. Tattoo, piercing, massage parlors and nail salons will be included along with more services at beauty salons.
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. May 20, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz gives an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. May 20, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
June 04, 2020 - 11:06 am
Erie County Executive unveils plan to address COVID19 deficit.
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May 08, 2020 - 3:51 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Nursing homes continue to be the subject of focused attention by public health officials trying to contain the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. "We're working with the New York State Department of Health with regards to potential outbreaks in nursing homes," said Erie County...
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WBEN Newsroom
April 18, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Deaths associated with coronavirus in Erie County jumped by sixteen according to the latest data released by the county Saturday afternoon. There are currently 131 coronavirus deaths confirmed in Erie County and a total of more than 2000 cases.
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz assessing the Buffalo Convention Center/Erie County Photo
WBEN Newsroom
March 27, 2020 - 4:13 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the number of coronavirus cases in Erie County continues to escalate, the county is establishing a task force to address the situation and its wide-ranging economic implications. Additional details of the task force are expected to be released sometime next week.
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WBEN Newsroom
February 13, 2020 - 10:22 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz Thursday announced the Delaware site as the 'preferred site' for a potential new convention center for Buffalo and Erie County.
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz at Chestnut Ridge Park
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has been invited to testify Wednesday morning before the House Budget Committee on the impact federal investments have on local government and economies. Poloncarz is one of five witnesses invited to testify by House Budget Committee...
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October 01, 2019 - 9:01 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - There were no splashy headline items, no major new initiatives and no big surprises in a proposed $1.7 billion dollar spending plan for Erie County in 2020 as presented by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz Tuesday. In a 'matter of fact' presentation in the Rath Building...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A small electrical fire early Friday morning at the Rath Building in Buffalo. It delayed the opening of the office building for Erie County workers. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said an electrical panel on the 9th floor briefly caught fire. There was no real fire or...
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