Five new officers sworn in to the Erie Police Department

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

The new officers are:

Andrew Berger, 26. The Altoona native moved to Erie in 2015. He’s married and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Criminalistics, both from Gannon University. …

Lights over Lake Erie fireworks: What you need to know

Here’s what you need to know about the Lights Over Lake Erie fireworks display, which is sponsored by the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority.

Date: Monday, July 3, 2023

Time: 10 p.m.

Place: Dobbins Landing

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Parking/driving restrictions:

Dobbins Landing – in the area of the Bicentennial Tower – will be closed to vehicles from 7 a.m. on …

Burn ban lifted in City

Erie Fire Department officials on Thursday lifted the burn ban put in place on June 7.

“The region received enough rain over the past few days to diminish the fire risk to brush and other materials,” said Assistant Fire Chief Leonard Trott. “Recreational fires in approved outdoor fireplaces are now allowed again.”

The Erie Fire Department …

Public meeting scheduled for Downtown Streetscape Master Plan project

The City will host a public meeting regarding implementation of the Downtown Streetscape Master Plan. This meeting will serve to collect public comment on the entire project, but specifically on Phase 2.The Downtown Streetscape Master Plan includes multiple phases on State Street from Second to 12th Streets and includes curbs, ADA ramps, sidewalks, decorative …

Erie Fire Department announces temporary burn ban for City

Due to unusually dry weather conditions, Erie Fire Department officials announced today that a burn ban is in effect until further notice. Any outdoor burning, including recreational fires, is included in the ban. It does not include enclosed outdoor grills.

Over the last week, Erie fire crews have responded to 24 calls for brush fires …

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