Regional Reporters Share Insights on Home Rule on This Week’s State of Greater Western New York Report – March 3, 2022

Are you feeling down about the Greater Western New York Region constantly being pushed around by interest tied to the powerful New York City-Albany axis? Believe it or not, there are people in our local communities who are actually trying to do something about this. We’ll talk to journalists who have been reporting these events. Are you ready to discover the inside scoop? Stay tuned for this week’s episode of the State of Greater Western New York Report.

Shelly Ferullo, staff reporter at the East Aurora Advertiser, and Ben Beagle, editor of the Livingston County News, start by sharing their experiences covering recent stories in their communities. Ferullo talked about local resolutions passed by the Town of Marilla and later by other towns in opposition to Erie County’s pre-Thanksgiving mask mandate (this was four weeks before New York State did the same thing). Beagle spoke on actions taken by the superintendents of all the public schools in Livingston County, and how that percolated up to the County Board of Supervisors.

The second half of the show got more interesting as Ferullo explained what happened in Marillo and a handful of other towns in Erie County who are considering leaving that County. The discussion deepened as the guest both revealed what they’ve seen going on in the background and what continues to happen in local communities.

Our guests happily answered questions from the live audience. In fact, these are probably some of the same questions you had. Would you like to be a member of our live audience so you can ask our guests questions? Click here to join the growing number of members who share your feelings on because then we can automatically send you the link to watch our shows live.

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