Entries by Christopher Millette

Statement on the death of Erie Benedictine Sister Mary Miller

City of Erie officials were shocked and saddened by the May 14 death of Sister Mary Miller, announced by the Benedictine Sisters of Erie on Monday.

Miller, 81, director of the Emmaus Soup Kitchen, was “truly a monk of the inner city, welcoming all with open arms, feeding the hungry, planting flowers and leaving beauty …

City celebrates Arbor Day with events on Saturday

In honor of Arbor Day, which falls on Friday, April 28 this year, the City of Erie is announcing several events planned for Saturday, April 29.

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Frontier Park, LEAF community building: Tree seedling giveaway.

9 a.m.: 231 Parade St. Tree planting in the Bayfront Eastside Task Force neighborhood, with help from …

Three new officers sworn in to Erie Police Department

Three new police officers were sworn in to the Erie Police Department today in City Council chambers at Erie City Hall.

The new officers are:

James Mark Pettinato, 31, an Erie resident, and graduate of Villa Maria Academy and the criminal justice program at Mercyhurst University. Pettinato has five years previous law enforcement experience with the …

Drug take-back event set for Saturday at Erie City Hall

The Erie Police Department is partnering with the Crisis Center at UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor to host at City Hall a local version of a national prescription drug take-back event. Anyone can drop off prescription drugs that need to be disposed of. No sharp needles or IV solutions can be accepted. …

Applications open for City’s first Environmental Advisory Council

At his weekly news conference on Thursday, Mayor Schember announced the opening of applications for the newly formed Environmental Advisory Council.

The Environmental Advisory Council was created to assist the City in researching identifiable environmental issues and in making recommendations on how best to address those issues. The Council aims to support Mayor Schember’s vision …

Erie City Council approves short-term rental ordinance changes

Erie City Council on Wednesday evening approved changes to the City’s zoning ordinance to include short-term rentals. By a 7-0 vote, council, at its regular monthly evening meeting, approved changes which now include:

The definition of a residential dwelling unit has been changed to include its use as a short-term rental property. Hotels, motels, or …

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