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Old computers, cellphones, televisions and other recyclable electronics will be collected from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, 2995 River Road. The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has partnered with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant to offer the no-cost collection event for the past eight years. Local manufacturer Grief joined …

What's the state of Erie County politics? We asked our political reporter Bob McCarthy this afternoon following Mark Poloncarz's re-election, Sheila Meegan's surprising victory and more.  To read our election day analysis or see the complete breakdown of the polls, click on the links below: Erie County Incumbent Erie County Executive Poloncarz easily wins second ter…

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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's public art program has been busy. From "Shark Girl" to the glowing naked dudes perched atop steel poles that were unveiled at Canalside earlier this month, the county and city-funded program has already begun to visibly transform the visual landscape of the region. To help public art fans appreciate that growth, the gallery has put togethe…

Art

After years of uncertainty for cultural organizations in Erie County, it seems as if a new era of stability has arrived. Erie County's 2015 budget, proposed last month by County Executive Mark Poloncarz and approved with minor amendments by the legislature in one of the least contentious budget processes in memory, includes about a 1.4 percent increase in funding for loca…

Art

Meet “Shark Girl,” Buffalo’s newest piece of public art. She’s casually perched on a rock at Canalside, wearing a blue dress with a red sash and looking perfectly prim and proper. Except for the menacing shark head, that is. This disconcerting public sculpture, unveiled this afternoon, is the work of Cincinnati-based artist Casey Riordan Millard and the fist perm…