The news about Erie Community College this week centered around the announced retirement of President Jack Quinn next June. That gives the college a new opportunity to move into the 21st century. Don’t get too excited.
ECC has been on a downward spiral for the past few years. You can take your pick(s) about the best excuses. Continue reading
Candidates for office in the September 13th primary were required to file their 32-Day Pre-Primary financial reports by last Friday, August 12. The major primary in Erie County is for District Attorney.
After starting off in January with a flurry of loans ($140,000), personal and family contributions ($39,750), and a goodly number of individual contributions, Acting DA Michael Flaherty immediately showed the seriousness of his effort. As noted on this blog last January and more recently in the Buffalo News, a substantial amount of Flaherty’s individual contributions came from his office staff. The News pegged the number at $73,000, which is about 43 percent of the non-loan, non-personal/family cash raised. Continue reading