Mark Poloncarz

Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
June 21, 2019 - 1:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw is planning to extend the current Erie County Whistleblower Hotline to include tips on illegal aliens, with the intention to forward the tips to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Earlier this month, the New York State...
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Pegula Sports
June 04, 2019 - 9:09 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Tuesday said that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's comments about the future of a Buffalo Bills stadium is the same conversation that he has every year. "He represents the owners," Poloncarz told WGR 550's Howard Simon and Jeremy White...
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Brendan Keany
April 09, 2019 - 4:57 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Local organizers for the Frozen Four, as well as several government officials, gathered at the KeyBank Center on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the opportunity to host the NCAA hockey championship weekend. The stage is set! -- #FrozenFour pic.twitter.com/HDrblgt9vq —...
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Brendan Keany
April 03, 2019 - 5:48 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has a security detail. "Based on increased vitrolic social media posts, a suspicious package addressed to me and delivered to my office, an incident that occurred at my house, and the recommendations of local law enforcement, I've had to...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz' re-usable shopping bag. April 1, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
April 01, 2019 - 12:51 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said he's "very happy" that New York State banned the single-use plastic bags at grocery stores but isn't committing yet to the idea of implementing a five-cent fee for paper bag use. The state banned the plastic bags as part of its 2019-...
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Brendan Keany
March 27, 2019 - 10:01 pm
ERIE COUNTY (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - In a roughly 40-minute speech at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, County Executive Mark Poloncarz touched on numerous initiatives and proposals he's focused on in the coming months and years. The following is a basic list of what the county executive addressed in...
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March 25, 2019 - 11:16 pm
ERIE COUNTY (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - Wilson, North Carolina, is a city that uses a government-owned fiber-optics system to drive much of their economy. READ: Poloncarz proposes high-speed internet access across rural parts of Erie County "I've talked to residents who specifically moved to our city...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz. March 21, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 25, 2019 - 8:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN ) – Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is planning to create an “internet backbone” to pave the way for expanded coverage throughout Erie County, especially in rural areas. “We have cable in a good portion of Erie County but some of it is very slow,” Poloncarz explained to...
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Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveils 2019 road work agenda. March 25, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
March 25, 2019 - 3:18 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz unveiled the 2019 road work agenda for county public works crews while highlighting the more than $40 million investment in roads and bridge projects this fiscal year. The $40,038,325 million marks the most spent in a single year during...
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March 23, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Citizens Campaign for the Environment to announce a proposal in the new New York State budget that would ban single-use plastic bags The proposal, which would see a ban on plastic bags and a...
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