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Minority Caucus Rolls Out Budget Survey, Asks Residents to Weigh In

Minority Caucus Rolls Out Budget Survey, Asks Residents to Weigh In

The Erie County Legislature's Minority Leader John Mills and Legislators Lynne Dixon, Kevin Hardwick, Joseph Lorigo and Edward Rath are asking residents to participate in the 2013 budget process by completing a short, online survey that asks if they support a tax increase. Additionally, the survey asks what key funding areas residents would like to see reduced to eliminate the County Executive’s proposed tax increase.

Legislator Dixon Plans Community Meetings at Library, Village Hall

Legislator Dixon Plans Community Meetings at Library, Village Hall

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon will host two community meetings in her district to meet with constituents and provide an update on Legislative items and other County matters.

The community meetings will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at Lakeshore Library, S4857 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg, NY 14075, and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Village of Blasdell Hall, 121 Miriam Ave., Blasdell, NY 14219.

Legislator Dixon and her staff will also be available to discuss local and county issues and answer questions related to the budget, road projects, services and other items. Information concerning Senior Services, Social Services, Veteran Affairs, the County Clerk’s office and other County departments will also be available. Notary services are available free of charge. Yellow Dot packets will be distributed to anyone in need.

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Interested in Joining 4-H? Informational Meetings Planned

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon, Joseph Lorigo, John Mills and Edward Rath, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension – Erie County, are pleased to announce that two informational meetings to highlight the many exciting programs available through 4-H will be held in November. With an extensive list of opportunities available to youths, ages 5-19, the informational meetings will discuss what programs are offered and how to get involved.

Yellow Dot Program: Provides Vital Medical Info to First Responders

Yellow Dot Program: Provides Vital Medical Info to First Responders

In an effort to better serve and help protect the citizens of Erie County, Sheriff Tim Howard; Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon; County Clerk Chris Jacobs;  Erie County Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Ellen Grant; Erie County Commissioner of  Emergency Services  Dan Neaverth Jr.; and Doctor Todd Martino- President of the Pharmacists of WNY;  announced on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 that Yellow Dot packets are now available.

Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency.  The Yellow Dot kit contains a medical information card and a Yellow Dot decal.  Participants complete the card, attach a recent photo, place it in the glove compartment of their vehicle and place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window.

Legislator Hardwick Announces Free, Guided Walks at Isle View Park

Legislator Hardwick Announces Free, Guided Walks at Isle View Park

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that a free guided walk at Isle View Park in Tonawanda will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. The walk is part of the six-week, “Be Active Erie County!” series to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.  

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the gazebo, 796 Niagara Street in Tonawanda, NY 14150, followed by the walk at 9:45 a.m.

Additional walks are scheduled on the following days:

Legislator Lorigo Recognizes Marilla Library for Winning 2012 Battle of the Books

Legislator Lorigo Recognizes Marilla Library for Winning 2012 Battle of the Books

During a special presentation held at the Marilla Library recently, Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo congratulated the library on taking first place at the 2012 Battle of the Books. Library Director Shannon Jakubowski, team members and coaches accepted certificates marking this outstanding achievement.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in this great win. Battle of the Books is extremely challenging and competitive and taking first place among the more than 30 teams is an impressive accomplishment,” said Legislator Lorigo. 

This year’s Battle of the Books was held Saturday, Aug. 4 at Erie Community College’s South Campus.

Labor Day: The Workers' Holiday

Labor Day: The Workers' Holiday

LABORS MIGHTY HOST WAS OUT

Yesterday's Labor-Day Parade 

LARGEST EVER SEEN IN BUFFALO STREETS ~ 20,000 WORKING MEN WERE IN THE LINE

Buffalo Evening News - September 4th 1900

  •    Niagara Square with it's many diverging thoroughfares, is an ideal place for the formation of a big parade, and as the result of its selection as the starting point of today's big labor demonstration, the confusion usually a feature of such affairs, was reduced to a minimum... In addition to the organizations enumerated in the Sunday News yesterday, there was in the line, three sections of railroad employees, aggregating 1500 in number.  With that addition, the total number of men in line was in the neighborhood of 20,000 and fine, stalwart, intelligent men most of them were--men who compose the bone and sinew of the city's great industrial army--men of whom Buffalo is deservedly proud.