Mark Poloncarz

Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon participate in 35th annual debate hosted by St. Joseph's College Institute. October 18, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm
KENMORE, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Candidates Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon squared off in the 35th annual debate hosted by St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. The two debated a wide range of topics including misleading commercials from both candidates, county issues such as roads and...
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October 17, 2019 - 8:36 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - While the final debate in the race for Erie County Executive didn't uncover any new ground, it was another opportunity for the two candidates to go toe-to-toe on the major issues. The hour-long session was televised on WGRZ and WNED and presented in partnership with WBFO and...
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Tim Wenger
October 10, 2019 - 6:17 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - In a televised debate Wednesday night on WIVB, the two candidates for Erie County Executive answered questions and challened one another on issues including taxes, road conditions, a new stadium and their campaign advertising. There were no knock-out punches in the hour-long...
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Lynne Dixon and Mark Poloncarz square off at a candidate forum at Hilbert College. October 2, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 02, 2019 - 6:17 pm
HAMBURG, N.Y. (WBEN) – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon highlighted the Buffalo Bills stadium lease, road infrastructure, Buffalo’s Skyway, economic development, and other county issues in a candidate forum on Wednesday night at Hilbert College. A community forum is underway in...
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Tom Puckett
September 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) You may have already seen them: ads in the Erie County Executive's race between Mark Poloncarz and Lynne Dixon. One political science professor says expect the dueling ad war to heat up significantly between now and November. "It is a bit of a surprise to me both of them started...
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Brendan Keany
Brendan Keany
September 09, 2019 - 4:03 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Monday afternoon, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz officially unveiled " Live Well Erie " - a data-driven strategy that will focus on their social and economic determinants of health. Live Well Erie is a VISION to help every resident of Erie County achieve his or her full...
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Mike Baggerman
August 30, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is among those keeping a close eye on the "active settlement talks" between attorneys representing local governments and Purdue Pharma. Purdue Pharma is the maker of the painkiller OxyContin, the common drug at the center of the opioid...
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Tom Puckett
August 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) A proposed hot mix asphalt plant is firing up a number of residents in Hamburg, concerned about environmental impact. It's also gotten the attention of the Erie County executive. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz sent letters to both the town and the DEC expressing his...
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New Era Field. April 26, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
August 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WBEN) - County and state leaders continue to emphasize there are no definitive plans on a new Buffalo Bills stadium or a renovation of the current stadium in Orchard Park. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie visited the stadium in Orchard Park on Monday in what he...
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Mike Baggerman
July 30, 2019 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Despite a decline in the number of deaths caused by the opioid epidemic in Western New York, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said there's still work to be done on the front. "Just because we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of the opioid epidemic doesn't mean...
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