Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz

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Tim Wenger
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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June 23, 2019 - 2:11 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The candidates for Erie County Executive appeared on WBEN's Hardline Sunday addressing a number of issues affecting the county. One of the largest and most controversial of the topics is the recent passage of a law in Albany that grants drivers' licenses to undocumented...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Rath Building, at 95 Franklin Street in downtown Buffalo, is closed Monday after a major water break. A main heating and cooling unit gasket blew and flooded the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Floors. Elevators are not working. Rath Building Pipe Burst - Mark Poloncarz Our @...
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Tim Wenger
February 26, 2019 - 10:45 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - When Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced his reelection campaign earlier this month, he said he didn't know who his opponent would be but he knew what they would stand for. Now he will know both. As WBEN has been reporting for weeks, Independent Erie County...
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February 09, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The Erie County Democratic headquarters was full of life Saturday afternoon as Democrats endorsed Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for reelection and officially kicked-off his campaign. "Eight years ago you gave me, the son of a steelworker and nurse from Lackawanna, the...
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January 04, 2019 - 6:18 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While it's not something within the control of Erie County government, the County Executive and Legislature are watching closely as Buffalo officials navigate their way through a new parking policy in the city that has drawn harsh criticism. The new parking policy which...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
October 02, 2018 - 4:45 am
Five credit card skimmers were found across the area this summer. The culprit was caught and arrested but Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says they are working to fight and protect the public. "Unfortuantely the skimming devices that are prevelant in other parts of the country have been found...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
October 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
Five skimming devices were found on local gas pumps within a two day period in mid july umtimately leading to arrest of a Florida man. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz notes how fast the skimmers can placed. "Eight seconds, its that fast especially if they can keep someone busy while someone...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz presents his school consolidation report (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Matt Moran
September 04, 2018 - 5:00 am
Consolidation across School districts in the area was a major topic of discussion earlier this year. County Executive Mark Poloncarz says it is a topic that needs to be looked at more by some. RELATED: Poloncarz Proposes School Consolidation When the county excecutive proposed that local schools...
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