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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…

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The battle-hardened veterans filed neatly into the gallery of the Erie County Legislature’s chambers in Old County Hall on Monday afternoon, many of them carrying small placards identifying their individual regiments: The Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The Lancaster Opera House. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Juneteenth. The Orchard Park Chorale. As the meeting came to order…