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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Opposition to KeyBank-First Niagara mergerBUFFALO, NY-- Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Congressman Brian Higgin
Opposition to KeyBank-First Niagara merger
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 23 hours ago
BUFFALO, NY-- Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Congressman Brian Higgins are joining the fight against Key Bank's purchase of First Niagara. At a news conference Friday morning, the two leaders said the merger will decrease the amount of... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Poloncarz objects to Key-First Niagara dealErie County Executive Mark Poloncarz thinks KeyCorp’s acquisition of First Niag
Poloncarz objects to Key-First Niagara deal
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz thinks KeyCorp’s acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group would be a bad deal for the Buffalo Niagara region. Poloncarz on Friday spoke out against the proposed purchase, saying it would spur significant job... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Higgins, Poloncarz oppose bank mergerBUFFALO, N.Y. – Friday morning, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Congre
Higgins, Poloncarz oppose bank merger
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Friday morning, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Congressman Brian Higgins will oppose Key Bank’s purchase of First Niagara Bank. Both politicians believe the purchase will decrease the amount of branches in the area, as well... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Erie County lawmakers to sort through conflicting legal opinions regarding microbead lawThe Erie County Legislature delayed efforts Thursday to void its law banning mi
Erie County lawmakers to sort through conflicting legal opinions regarding microbead law
The Buffalo News / Posted yesterday
The Erie County Legislature delayed efforts Thursday to void its law banning microbead products. The law, which takes effect Feb. 14, will prohibit stores from selling face- and body-care products containing the tiny plastic particles. The... Read more
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Artvoice
Quinn's top aide is first casualty of ECC auditKristin Klein Wheaton takes fall at ECC The first major casualty of the scathi
Quinn's top aide is first casualty of ECC audit
Artvoice / Posted 2 days ago
Kristin Klein Wheaton takes fall at ECC The first major casualty of the scathing state audit of Erie Community College is Kristin Klein Wheaton, the $116,000-plus vice president for legal affairs at the college who has served as embattled President... Read more
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Artvoice
Democrats Expected to Endrose Flynn For DAIt appears that Tonawanda Town Attorney John Flynn is the likely choice for end
Democrats Expected to Endrose Flynn For DA
Artvoice / Posted 2 days ago
It appears that Tonawanda Town Attorney John Flynn is the likely choice for endorsement by the Erie County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee for the job of district attorney over three other candidates, including acting DA Michael... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Erie County Opiate Task Force holds first meetingBUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dozens of Western New Yorkers with a stake in the growing hero
Erie County Opiate Task Force holds first meeting
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 4 days ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dozens of Western New Yorkers with a stake in the growing heroin epidemic met for the first time on Monday. This was the first meeting of the Erie County’s Opiate Epidemic task force. The task force was created last month after an... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Outrages & Insights: Buffalo Urban LeagueBUFFALO, NY - The transgressions of the Buffalo Urban League – submitting infla
Outrages & Insights: Buffalo Urban League
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 5 days ago
BUFFALO, NY - The transgressions of the Buffalo Urban League – submitting inflated bills to Erie County, failing to train employees, retaliating against whistleblowers – is an issue that Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and fellow Democrats on... Read more
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Artvoice
Quinn to Face Lawmakers in Wake of Scathing State AuditAs embattled Erie Community College President Jack Quinn prepares to face count
Quinn to Face Lawmakers in Wake of Scathing State Audit
Artvoice / Posted 9 days ago
As embattled Erie Community College President Jack Quinn prepares to face county lawmakers today (Jan. 28) at 3 p.m. on the scathing state audit of the institution he leads, there are signs that Quinn has been working very hard to convince anyone who... Read more
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Artvoice
Where's The Study? Closing Bars Earlier May Impact Businesses, Diminish A Freedom Locally Enjoyed The issue of whether to roll back the bar closing time from 4 a. m. to 2 a. m
Where's The Study? Closing Bars Earlier May Impact Businesses, Diminish A Freedom Locally Enjoyed
Artvoice / Posted 9 days ago
The issue of whether to roll back the bar closing time from 4 a. m. to 2 a. m. in Erie County is certainly a hot-button item right now. The idea is a... Read more
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The Buffalo News
$6.9 million warehouse to replace former Office Depot on Elmwood AvenueA Michigan-based wholesale food distributor is getting $394,000 in tax breaks f
$6.9 million warehouse to replace former Office Depot on Elmwood Avenue
The Buffalo News / Posted 9 days ago
A Michigan-based wholesale food distributor is getting $394,000 in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to convert the former Office Depot store on Elmwood Avenue into a warehouse. Alt Store, which is owned by Gordon Food... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Elmwood Avenue store to become a warehouseA Michigan-based wholesale food distributor is getting $394,000 in tax breaks f
Elmwood Avenue store to become a warehouse
The Buffalo News / Posted 10 days ago
A Michigan-based wholesale food distributor is getting $394,000 in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to convert the former Office Depot store on Elmwood Avenue into a warehouse. Alt Store, which is owned by Gordon Food... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Poloncarz doubles down by signing Opportunity Pledge againErie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has previously signed Mayor Byron W. Brown
Poloncarz doubles down by signing Opportunity Pledge again
The Buffalo News / Posted 15 days ago
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has previously signed Mayor Byron W. Brown’s Opportunity Pledge supporting diversity and equality. But with opposition being raised of late to refugees, including those from Syria, Poloncarz asked to come to City... Read more
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Artvoice
Will Politicians Really Fix The Problems at ECC? Time Will TellSo what’s next for Erie Community College now that a state audit has confirmed
Will Politicians Really Fix The Problems at ECC? Time Will Tell
Artvoice / Posted 15 days ago
So what’s next for Erie Community College now that a state audit has confirmed much of what I’ve written about over the last year about the unauthorized spending and job creation at the public college under the administration of President Jack... Read more
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The Buffalo News
SolarCity may build giant solar arrays in Erie CountyErie County wants SolarCity and another developer to build two of the biggest s
SolarCity may build giant solar arrays in Erie County
The Buffalo News / Posted 17 days ago
Erie County wants SolarCity and another developer to build two of the biggest solar arrays in the Buffalo Niagara region on vacant county-owned land near the Alden Correctional Facility and near the county’s wastewater treatment plant in Angola. The... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino plans $40 million expansionEight years ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians took a risk on a neglected part o
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino plans $40 million expansion
The Buffalo News / Posted 23 days ago
Eight years ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians took a risk on a neglected part of downtown Buffalo, putting up a giant temporary metal shed housing gaming machines at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Perry Street as a placeholder to ensure the tribe... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino to expand locationEight years ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians took a risk on a neglected part o
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino to expand location
The Buffalo News / Posted 23 days ago
Eight years ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians took a risk on a neglected part of downtown Buffalo, putting up a giant temporary metal shed housing gaming machines at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Perry Street as a placeholder to ensure the tribe... Read more
5 related stories
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The Buffalo News
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino to expand Buffalo locationEight years ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians took a risk on a neglected part o
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino to expand Buffalo location
The Buffalo News / Posted 23 days ago
Eight years ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians took a risk on a neglected part of downtown Buffalo, putting up a giant temporary metal shed housing gaming machines at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Perry Street as a placeholder to ensure the tribe... Read more
5 related stories
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The Buffalo News
Poloncarz signs new Erie County law regulating pawn shopsErie County Executive Mark Poloncarz signed into law Monday a new measure that
Poloncarz signs new Erie County law regulating pawn shops
The Buffalo News / Posted 25 days ago
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz signed into law Monday a new measure that requires pawn shops, second-hand jewelry and coin dealers to hold all items they purchase for two weeks so that police have a better chance to return stolen property to... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Democrats pick Loughran from Amherst as new minority leader in Erie County LegislatureDemocrats in the Erie County Legislature named Thomas A. Loughran of Amherst as
Democrats pick Loughran from Amherst as new minority leader in Erie County Legislature
The Buffalo News / Posted 29 days ago
Democrats in the Erie County Legislature named Thomas A. Loughran of Amherst as their new minority leader Thursday. Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo, C-West Seneca, was renamed majority leader of the Legislature’s Republican coalition, while John J.... Read more
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Artvoice
State Set to Release ECC Audit Jack Quinn, President of ECC The long-awaited state comptroller’s audit of f
State Set to Release ECC Audit
Artvoice / Posted 30 days ago
Jack Quinn, President of ECC The long-awaited state comptroller’s audit of financially troubled Erie Community College (ECC) is expected to be released very shortly, possibly as early as Friday (Jan. 8) but more... Read more

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