January 6, 2019

Erie, Suffolk counties working to break grip of opioids

By Mark C. Poloncarz and Steven Bellone It’s critical to highlight the efforts counties of New York State are engaged in to combat the abuse of […]
January 6, 2019

Make winter ride a smooth one with plans, preparation

Originally published in Bee Newspapers January 2, 2019 As we move through winter and even into the early spring, there will always be a possibility of […]
August 8, 2018

STATEMENT BY ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARK POLONCARZ ON INDICTMENT OF UNITED STATES CONGRESSMAN AND FORMER ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE CHRIS COLLINS

August 8, 2018 ERIE COUNTY, NY— The following is a statement from Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz “Since the news broke that Congressman Chris Collins […]
July 18, 2018

This is our “A republic, if you can keep it” moment

By Mark C. Poloncarz Today, Jerry Zremski of The Buffalo News wrote a column addressing President Trump’s rejection of the opinion of the US intelligence community, […]
March 25, 2018

Speech Delivered by Mark Poloncarz at the Buffalo and Erie County March For Our Lives

Speech of Mark Poloncarz as prepared for delivery for the March For Our Lives Buffalo on March 24, 2018. We are here today to send a […]
November 25, 2017

Now is the time for winter preparations – now is the time to get ReadyErie

A weather emergency can strike in an instant – floods, snow storms, or as we saw this past year, even tornadoes. As Erie County residents we […]
October 3, 2017

Tyranny of the Minority

By Mark C. Poloncarz October 3, 2017 On October 2, America woke up to the terrible news of the slaughter of innocent concert-goers in Las Vegas. […]
August 13, 2017

Buffalo 1981, Charlottesville 2017

In 1981 Karl Hand, a neo-nazi sympathizer, organized a “whites have rights” rally in Buffalo and called on others to join him. I remember it clearly […]
July 16, 2017

Trip to Washington covers people’s business

BY Mark Poloncarz Erie County Executive (This Column originally appeared in various editions of the Bee Group Newspapers in July, 2017.) I recently traveled to Washington, […]