Harkins, Merski: More than $264,000 to address Lake Erie Coastal Zone projects

(20 hours ago)

ERIE, Oct. 22 – Grants totaling more than $264,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will fund programs to address coastal zone erosion and educate the public about related environmental issues, state Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, both D-Erie, announced. Merski and Harkins said some of the grants include: $50,000 to the Erie Times-News in Education for a weekly feature on coastal zone environmental issues. $50,000 to the Regional Science Consortium to research the geographical sources of E. coli contamination at Presque State Park beaches. $15,000 to Mercyhurst University to develop a bluff erosion model along Lake Erie’s shoreline. $15,000 to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for shorebird monitoring at Presque Isle State Park. $5,500 to the Erie County Conservation District to develop an invasive species management plan for Millcreek’s Headwaters Park and to finance a youth education program. “Education is always a critical first step in raising awareness and then promoting best practices, and this is especially true when it comes to environmental issues,” Merski said. “The more we educate the public about the unique characteristics and challenges affecting coastal zones, the better we become about being good stewards of this amazing and beautiful natural resource.” Harkins agreed, Read more

 

Merski: Committee approves bill to allow Sunday hunting

(1 day ago)

ERIE, Oct. 21 – Pennsylvania is one step closer to Sunday hunting after the Senate Game and Fisheries Committee approved a bill that would lift an existing prohibition, according to state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie. Senate Bill 147 – approved 21 – 4 – would authorize the state Game Commission to decide whether to allow hunting, lifting a ban that prohibits Sunday hunting. “I’m encouraged by the vote today,” said Merski, who sits on the Games and Fisheries Committee. With life as busy as it is, Sunday is sometimes the only free day to get out and enjoy nature. Today’s action would give Pennsylvanians a much-deserved chance to enjoy the sport they love.” The bill would provide hunting on three Sundays – one during rifle season, one during archery season and one Sunday to be determined by the state Game Commission. The bill now goes to the House chamber for a vote. Read more

 

Harkins, Merski: Nearly $53,000 to fund Erie school safety resources

(Oct 18, 2019)

ERIE, Oct. 18 – Erie schools are receiving three grants totaling $52,850 to fund safety-related upgrades, state Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, both D-Erie, announced today. The legislators said the funding includes $24,240 to the Erie City School District for security-related equipment, $24,935 to Erie County Technical School for security-related equipment, and $3,675 to Bethel Christian School for safety-related programs. “After 20 years in the classroom, I know from a teacher’s perspective how important a secure, supportive learning environment is to allow kids to focus, thrive and learn,” Merski said. “The funding announced today is great news for our schools because it allows them to move forward with specific plans they’ve developed to promote this kind of environment.” Harkins agreed, adding, “School safety is about protecting our kids’ physical well-being, but it’s also about making sure they feel secure. The resources made possible by these grants will help keep fear out of the classroom.” The grants are part of a package of $7.2 million in competitive 2019-20 Safe Schools Targeted Grants from the state Department of Education. The funding – awarded to both public and non-public schools throughout the commonwealth – is designed to help schools prevent or curb violence, purchase safety and security-related equipment, Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $32 million loan to ensure safe water supply for Erie

(Oct 16, 2019)

ERIE, Oct. 16 – A $32 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority will ensure that Erie residents continue to enjoy reliable access to safe drinking water, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today. The loan to Erie City Water Authority will fund projects that enhance service for more than 57,000 residents. “Ensuring a safe, reliable water supply depends on smooth, coordinated functioning of multiple systems, from pumps and chlorination equipment to treatment, testing and storage facilities,” Merski said. “This funding is essential to help us address long-standing issues such as pump stations that are at the end of their useable lives and an 80-year-old treatment plant building long overdue for upgrades.” Harkins agreed, noting, “The water authority has already invested more than $60 million in upgrading filtration equipment and standby power. The new financing builds on those improvements by addressing plant infrastructure issues, remedying code violations and expanding water storage to ensure Erie and surrounding towns have a plentiful, continuous supply.” Bizzarro added that the funding allows Erie to continue to fulfill its most important duties to residents. “Safeguarding public and community health is the No. 1 priority for government,” he said. “The funding Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $500,000 grant brings Erie closer to becoming ‘smart city’

(Oct 10, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 10 – Erie is one step closer to becoming a “smart city,” thanks to a $500,000 grant that will fund the city’s broadband deployment program and provide free public Wi-Fi access, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today. The grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will expand Erie’s “Secure Smart City Pilot” – a project launched last year to help the city use electronic data collection to better manage resources, fight crime, and improve efficiency. “I’m especially excited about how this program is going to make us a safer community,” Harkins said. “I have been working with law enforcement for some time on this project, and this infusion of funding is going to enhance security in areas that are prone to crime. We’ll be seeing urban security solutions that include traffic monitoring, analytics that can be tracked on a visualization dashboard, and better lighting, including the ability to remotely control streetlights.” Merski noted that the technology also will enable Erie to save money and operate more efficiently. “The theory behind smart cities is that they use information t echnology to capture data that can pinpoint exactly where resources are needed,” Merski said. “That allows us to target specific areas needing assistance while reducing wasteful spending. It Read more

 

Merski to host Medical Marijuana Forum Oct. 16

(Oct 09, 2019)

ERIE, Oct. 9 – Erie residents can learn more about the state’s Medical Marijuana program by attending a free forum hosted by state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie. The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the first-floor community room at 100 State St. Local experts will discuss how the program works, what conditions it covers and how to register and participate, among other topics. A question-and-answer session will follow. “Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program has brought relief to thousands of patients suffering from intractable pain and other problems related to serious medical conditions,” Merski said. “Because the program can meaningfully improve quality of life for those suffering, I want to be sure everyone in our community who might benefit is aware of this resource and understands how it works.” Merski noted that the program covers 23 serious medical conditions, including anxiety disorders, autism, cancer and remission therapy, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others. He added that there are at least 25 physicians in Erie who are approved to certify patients for participation. Residents wishing to learn more about the forum should call Merski’s office at (814) 455-6319. Read more

 

Harkins, Merski: Grant will bring urban agriculture to the classroom

(Oct 02, 2019)

ERIE, Oct. 2 – Erie students will soon get hands-on experience with urban agriculture thanks to a $825 microgrant that will fund supplies and equipment for 14 school gardens, according to state Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, both D-Erie. The funding – part of the first round of Pennsylvania Farm Bill grants – will allow the Erie City School District to purchase soil, seed trays and hydro domes to create starter plants for the gardens. “Some of the best lessons are those that allow kids to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty,” Harkins said. “For city kids, planting seeds, watching them sprout and harvesting food they’ve grown themselves teaches about the life cycle in a way no book can. It also shows that you don’t need a lot of land to create a peaceful, productive green space.” Merski agreed, noting, “A well-rounded education isn’t just about teaching kids math and reading – it’s about allowing them to cultivate life-sustaining skills to help address food insecurity and empower whole communities. Those are skills they will carry with them their whole lives.” The grant is part of a package of funding to benefit 28 projects in various counties statewide and comes from the Urban Agriculture Infrastructure Grant Program, part of the state’s first-ever Pennsylvania Farm Bill. Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: More than $376,000 for programs to address domestic violence and abuse, curb gun violence

(Sep 12, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Sept. 12 – State grants totaling $376,741 will bolster Erie programs aimed at reducing gun violence and supporting victims of domestic violence and abuse, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today. The funding – administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency – includes three grants totaling nearly $127,000 under the Victims of Crime Act and one grant of nearly $250,000 under the 2019/20 Gun Violence Reduction Initiative. “In addition to helping victims of domestic violence and abuse rebuild their lives, this funding will benefit our entire community by reducing gun violence and the shadow of fear it casts,” Bizzarro said. “The Gun Violence Reduction Initiative being funded is based on a deterrence model that has proven successful by targeting high-risk individuals and groups through direct communication, enforcement and outreach. I’m hopeful that we’ll see meaningful results in Erie.” Harkins added that the funding will also make a difference for those victimized by domestic violence or abuse. “More than anything, innocent residents whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence or abuse need to feel safe and free from the ongoing threat of violence,” Harkins said. “The PCCD funding will go toward programs that help victims free themselves from the specter of ongoing violence or abuse by obtaining protective Read more

 

Harkins, Merski: More than $18,000 in funding to benefit homeless children in Erie City School District

(Aug 30, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 30 – Fifty-two students in the Erie City School District will benefit from $18,605 in funding serving homeless children and displaced youth. The money comes from a federally funded program created to assist local educational agencies serving homeless children and youth displaced by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, or the 2017 California wildfires. “This funding is great news for students in our district whose families are facing extremely difficult circumstances that have disrupted their lives,” Harkins said. “As legislators, we want to do everything in our power to make sure all kids in Erie city schools have an equal chance to learn.” Merski agreed, noting, “As a former teacher, I’ve seen how difficult it can be for kids to learn and achieve when they’re facing homelessness or poverty. This funding should bring a measure of hope and peace of mind to these students that will reduce their stress and uncertainty and allow them to get back to the business of learning and thriving.” Grants were awarded to 17 school districts throughout Pennsylvania with displaced students ranging from 28 to 495 children. Read more

 

Harkins, Merski: Grant of nearly $170,000 to enhance operations, maintenance at Erie International Airport

(Aug 29, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 29 – A state grant of $168,750 will enable Erie International Airport to purchase additional vehicles and equipment needed for operations and maintenance, state Reps. Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, both D-Erie, announced today. The legislators noted the funding – which follows last year’s grant of $1.7 million for major renovations to the terminal building – is an important investment for the entire area. “Our airport has played – and continues to play – such an important role in our local economy, dating back to its roots early last century, when it became one of the nation’s first airports to be licensed for commercial operations,” Harkins said. “Today, it’s a thriving hub, supporting businesses, sustaining thousands of jobs, and connecting travelers with the rest of the state and the world. Investments that keep it running smoothly benefit the entire region.” Merski agreed, saying, “I’m delighted Erie International is receiving this grant, which will bolster efficient operations and enable better maintenance to the field’s turfed and paved areas. Travelers to and from our region deserve the safest, smoothest experience possible, and this funding will provide the resources needed to ensure that happens.” The funding is part of a package of grants to 29 airports statewide totaling $13.7 million and funded through the state Transportation Department's Read more

 

Merski: School supplies still needed as drive enters final week

(Aug 26, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 26 – With some area schools starting today and others scheduled for just after Labor Day, state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, is reminding residents that this is the last week of his “Back- to-School Supplies Drive” to help families in need. “We’ve had an excellent response to our school supply drive so far, which is a testament to our community’s wonderful, caring spirit,” Merski said. “In addition to saying a hearty thanks for what we’ve collected so far, I want to remind everyone that the drive ends this Friday, Aug. 30, and that we can still use more supplies. “Although many families try to budget for back-to-school shopping, buying all the necessary supplies can put a dent in tight budgets – especially for families with multiple kids in school. Donating to our drive is a great way to help make sure that all kids in our community start the school year off feeling prepared and confident in the knowledge that they have the tools they need to succeed.” Merski said residents can donate new school supplies to one of these three locations between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.: Merski’s district office, 3901 Liberty St.; his Summit Township satellite office (open Tuesdays only), 1230 Townhall Road W.; or the Belle Valley VFD Station 36, 1514 Norcross Road. Merski said the following items are especially helpful: Markers, including highlighters, color markers, dry-erase markers and Read more

 

Merski, Policy Committee investigate ways to grow technology workforce

(Aug 19, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 19 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, held a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing today at Mercyhurst University to discuss ways Pennsylvania can bolster its technology workforce. “It’s clear that the tech industry is only continuing to grow, fueled by businesses’ demand for state-of-the-art information technology and cybersecurity services,” Merski said. “Cities like Erie are quickly becoming home to startup tech companies that bring jobs and help stimulate the economy.” Joining Merski were legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. Sturla added: “Companies need highly skilled workers to compete, and bridging the skills gap is especially challenging in the tech field, which is constantly evolving.Today’s hearing on how we can bolster our tech workforce to keep pace with demand was a great first step.” Testifiers included Dr. Leanne Roberts, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Mercyhurst University; Steven Mauro, vice president of academic administration, Gannon University; and Karl Sanchak, president and CEO, Erie Innovation District. The hearing was one in a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is Read more

 

Merski, Harkins: $75,000 grant to local university for teacher training

(Aug 06, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 6 – A $75,000 state grant will help Gannon University develop cutting-edge residency programs that will provide advanced training to teachers, state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, both D-Erie, announced today. The funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education is one of 11 grants awarded to universities statewide to support teacher and principal residency programs. The goal is to bolster and diversify the state’s educator workforce to better serve high-need areas. “Teacher training is a dynamic area, and like many other professionals, teachers in training benefit greatly from real-world experience,” Merski said. “My own training as a teacher began with the hands-on cadet teacher program, which builds in-classroom experiences from day one alongside teacher education courses.” Harkins added, “Historically, so many of our communities have faced problems attracting and retaining good teachers. The funding announced today will allow Gannon University to develop the best possible clinical residency programs to turn out educators who are well-equipped to serve in our most high-need areas.” Clinical residency programs must be developed in partnership with at least one high-need local education agency that serves high rates of historically underserved students or demonstrates chronic, multiple teacher shortages in key certification areas, including special education and English as a second language. The Read more

 

Merski hosts dedication of Rep. Florindo ‘Flo’ Fabrizio Way

(Aug 02, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 2 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, hosted a street dedication ceremony today in Erie to honor the late 2 nd District representative Florindo “Flo” Fabrizio. During the event, Poplar Street between West 26 th and West 29 th streets was renamed “Rep. Florindo ‘Flo’ Fabrizio Way.” “Today was an emotional day for many of us,” Merski said. “Flo embodied the best in a leader: humility, courtesy, intelligence and an ever-present desire to do everything in his power to help the people he represented. It’s no surprise he was so popular. A street bearing his name is the perfect reminder of how hard he worked to fulfill his civic duties for the people of Erie. “Following Flo here in the 2 nd Legislative District is no small task. I have big shoes to fill, but fortunately I also have the legacy of a great leader to inspire me.” State Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, added, “We were grateful to then-Councilman Merski for taking the lead in having Poplar Street named in remembrance of “Uncle Flo.” It’s a daily reminder that his spirit lives on in our community.” The ceremony featured remarks by Merski, Erie Mayor Joseph Schember, and Fabrizio’s stepson, Matthew Sanfilippo; the dedication by Fabrizio’s wife, Vicki; and presentation of the sign by Merski. Read more

 

Local legislators announce $10.5 million in grants for Erie projects

(Aug 01, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 1 – State Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today that $10.5 million in grants have been awarded under the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program to fund projects around the region. The legislators noted that the grants will provide benefits for generations to come. “I’ve always been a proponent of regional representation and understand the value of community assets that go beyond legislative district boundaries,” Bizzarro said. “I am proud to have worked diligently with my colleagues, House leadership, administrative leadership and community innovators to secure this funding for our community. “These grant benefits will extend far beyond the individual campus, facility or neighborhood project receiving the investment – they will enhance learning, living, shopping and economic opportunities for residents and generations to come in each of our legislative districts.” “These grants are incredible news for Erie,” Harkins said. “I’m especially pleased that we were successful in our efforts to help secure $2 million in funding for the project to expand Saint Vincent. My wife and I – and all three of our children – were born there, and we have many friends who work there. It is truly a regional investment.” Merski agreed, saying, “These state investments in the city of Erie are critical to accelerating our transformation. From Read more

 

Merski kicks off ‘Back to School Supplies Drive’

(Aug 01, 2019)

ERIE, Aug. 1 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, wants to make sure every Erie student is prepared for school, and to help accomplish that, he is kicking off a “Back to School Supplies Drive” today. Merski is encouraging residents to donate new school supplies to one of his three offices. “Back-to-school can be an expensive time for parents – particularly when they have multiple kids in school,” said Merski, a former teacher. “I’m encouraging any residents who are able to help to consider buying a few extra supplies while they’re shopping. Small actions like that can make a big difference to families needing help.” Merski said those wishing to donate can bring new school supplies to one of these three locations between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.: Merski’s district office, located at 3901 Liberty St.; his Summit Township satellite office (open Tuesdays only) located at 1230 Townhall Road W. or the Belle Valley VFD Station 36, located at 1514 Norcross Road. Merski said the following items are especially helpful: Markers, including highlighters, color markers, dry-erase markers and permanent markers. Pencils, erasers (pencil top and large pink erasers), colored pencils, pencil boxes and pens. Crayons, student scissors and sticky notes. Backpacks, three-ring binders, folders and lined paper. Tissues and hand sanitizer (large classroom bottle size). In addition, new shirts in solid colors with Read more

 

Merski, Harkins: $1 million in DEP grants available to small businesses, farms

(Jul 29, 2019)

HARRISBURG, July 29 – Grant funding of $1 million is available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to help small businesses and farms “grow green” and become more energy efficient while reducing operating costs, state Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, both D-Erie, announced. The grants – which will be awarded through the DEP’s Small Business Advantage Grant program – will fund projects to promote energy efficiency, pollution prevention and natural resource protection. “I urge local small businesses to take advantage of this grant opportunity, which is a terrific way for them to make improvements that boost efficiency and cut operating expenses, making them more competitive while at the same time helping to protect the environment,” Merski said. Harkins agreed, noting, “The funding is especially valuable because it allows small business owners to make equipment-related improvements such as HVAC and boiler upgrades, installation of solar-powered or high-efficiency LED lighting, improved recycling systems and acquisition of auxiliary power units that can minimize truck engine idling time.” Funding is also available for projects that protect natural resources through construction of riparian buffers, streambank fencing to keep livestock from streams, and stormwater systems to reduce sediment in waterways. Small business owners with 100 or fewer full-time employees are eligible, and the Read more

 

Harkins, Merski, Bizzarro: More than $250,000 in grants will bring fresh fruits and vegetables to school menus

(Jul 16, 2019)

ERIE, July 15 – Erie County elementary school students will see more fresh fruits and vegetables on the school menu thanks to $251,047 in grants awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, state Reps. Pat Harkins, Bob Merski and Ryan Bizzarro, all D-Erie, announced today. “The nutrients in fresh fruits and vegetables are essential for ensuring kids’ healthy growth and bolstering their immune systems, which is so important in a school setting, where kids are in constant close contact,” Harkins said. “I’m so glad we were successful in our efforts to secure this funding.” Merski agreed, noting, “As an educator for many years, I have seen how proper nutrition improves memory skills and boosts academic performance. I’m delighted that our students will be seeing this incredibly important addition to the school menu.” Bizzarro added that the grants help start healthy patterns, saying, “By introducing kids to fresh fruits and vegetables at an early age, we’re helping them understand that healthy eating is a choice that’s available to them and that it feels better than junk food, hopefully a lesson they’ll carry with them for life.” The grants to the First, Second and Third Legislative Districts, by school district, are as follows: Erie City School District Diehl Elementary School – $29,440 Edison Elementary School – Read more

 

Merski attends Bayview Park ribbon-cutting of new splash pad

(Jul 15, 2019)

ERIE, July 15 – State Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony today celebrating the opening of a new splash pad water feature at Bayview Park. The new water feature, which was funded in part by a $60,000 Keystone Communities grant to Our West Bayfront, includes a large, colorful hose sculpture that will spray cool water in all directions. “I’m delighted that we were able to assist in securing funding toward the construction of this new splash pad, which is going to provide hours of refreshing fun in the sun for our kids,” Merski said. “Beyond providing a safe recreational outlet, the new water feature will bring together members of the community. Parents and other family members coming to watch the kids will be connecting with other parents and forging new friendships. Improvements like this don’t just improve the physical landscape – they broaden our community horizons and help neighbors develop stronger ties to one another.” The Keystone Communities program is administered by the state Department of Community and Economic Development. The program is designed to support local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community and enhance overall quality of life for residents. Read more

 

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $450,000 in funding to benefit Erie affordable housing, blight reduction projects

(Jul 12, 2019)

ERIE, July 12 – Erie County projects to expand affordable housing and reduce blight will receive $450,000 through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund, state Reps. Ryan Bizzarro, Pat Harkins and Bob Merski, all D-Erie, announced today. “This funding is critically important for members of our community in need of housing – particularly those who may be homeless or struggling to make ends meet,” Harkins said. “It’s especially good to know that our efforts to help secure funding were successful because the organizations benefiting, such as Mercy Center for Women, do such vital work in helping residents regain productive lives.” Bizzarro agreed, noting that projects to expand affordable housing are good for the community on multiple levels. “These projects will not only expand affordable housing options for the working families of Erie, they will create jobs and spur increased economic activity,” Bizzarro said. “The projects will open doors for residents in so many ways.” Merski pointed out that the funding will also bolster efforts to revitalize vacant, blighted areas. “It’s great to see part of this funding go toward breathing life back into blighted, vacant areas of our community,” Merski said. “During my years on city council, I drafted the ordinance creating the city land bank for this very purpose. With this funding, the land bank can Read more

 

Harkins, Merski: More than $264,000 to address Lake Erie Coastal Zone projects
20 hours ago

Merski: Committee approves bill to allow Sunday hunting
1 day ago

Harkins, Merski: Nearly $53,000 to fund Erie school safety resources
Oct 18, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $32 million loan to ensure safe water supply for Erie
Oct 16, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $500,000 grant brings Erie closer to becoming ‘smart city’
Oct 10, 2019

Merski to host Medical Marijuana Forum Oct. 16
Oct 09, 2019

Harkins, Merski: Grant will bring urban agriculture to the classroom
Oct 02, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: More than $376,000 for programs to address domestic violence and abuse, curb gun violence
Sep 12, 2019

Harkins, Merski: More than $18,000 in funding to benefit homeless children in Erie City School District
Aug 30, 2019

Harkins, Merski: Grant of nearly $170,000 to enhance operations, maintenance at Erie International Airport
Aug 29, 2019

Merski: School supplies still needed as drive enters final week
Aug 26, 2019

Merski, Policy Committee investigate ways to grow technology workforce
Aug 19, 2019

Merski, Harkins: $75,000 grant to local university for teacher training
Aug 06, 2019

Merski hosts dedication of Rep. Florindo ‘Flo’ Fabrizio Way
Aug 02, 2019

Local legislators announce $10.5 million in grants for Erie projects
Aug 01, 2019

Merski kicks off ‘Back to School Supplies Drive’
Aug 01, 2019

Merski, Harkins: $1 million in DEP grants available to small businesses, farms
Jul 29, 2019

Harkins, Merski, Bizzarro: More than $250,000 in grants will bring fresh fruits and vegetables to school menus
Jul 16, 2019

Merski attends Bayview Park ribbon-cutting of new splash pad
Jul 15, 2019

Bizzarro, Harkins, Merski: $450,000 in funding to benefit Erie affordable housing, blight reduction projects
Jul 12, 2019