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While Tuesday's announcement came as a welcome message for many, health experts caution that now is not the time to be taking a victory lap.
The rating keeps Erie County in a position to borrow money at a lower interest rate and save on long-term debt expenses.
Incumbent First District Legislator Howard Johnson, who has just completed his first full term, will face two community advocates: Samuel Herbert, a longtime resident and frequent candidate for the Common Council Fillmore District seat; and Dominique Calhoun, an activist who has recently gained prominence as part of the local police reform efforts.
Some parts of the 4th District, particularly Grand Island, are more conservative leaning, which makes the seat a target in this election cycle.
"We got to common ground, and I think everyone was good with that," said Democratic Majority Leader Timothy Meyers.
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Last week, 35 children and teens in the 10-19 age range tested positive for Covid-19, according to data released Tuesday by the Erie County Health Department.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Savoy, Forty Thieves and Mr. Goodbar, those who receive a vaccine will receive a mimosa in a complimentary champagne flute.
The county's deputy budget director signaled that the administration would not fight an effort to revoke the county executive's emergency spending authority.
New York has adopted a law this year that allows 12- and 13-year-old children to hunt deer with a firearm or crossbow in the presence of a licensed, experienced adult. But it's up to individual counties to opt into the law, making it an issue for every county in Western New York.