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Thompson Salutes Homeless Shelter For Leading The Way. "New Solar Energy System."

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 27, 2010Contact: Ken Houston| 716.854.8705 sk2houston@hotmail.com

Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara counties) along with representatives from Solar Liberty and the Buffalo City Mission recently “flipped the switch” on a new solar energy system at one of the city’s largest homeless shelters.  The 204 panel roof-top system will produce 53,600 kWh of electricity, which is expected to save the Mission an estimated $6,700 in utility costs in its first year.

August 27, 2010
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THOMPSON HOLDS ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAY. "TOOLS FOR SUCCESS."

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 27, 2010Contact: Ken Houston | 716.854.8705|sk2houston@hotmail.com

 

Niagara Falls, NY – New Yorl State Senator Antoine Thompson ( D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) is helping equip Niagara County students for a successful school year by holding his annual School Supply Giveaway.   The items are free and will be handed out on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis according to the student’s grade level.

August 25, 2010
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Senate Bill Guaranteeing Protections for Tenants of Foreclosed Buildings Signed into Law. "Senator Thompson: Prior Law Allowed Tenants to be Forced from Homes without Notice."

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 21, 2010Contact: Lisa King │404.587.4496 │ lisaking530@gmail.com

Senator Thompson: Prior Law Allowed Tenants to be Forced from Homes without Notice

(Buffalo, NY) Senator Antoine M. Thompson (D- Parts of Erie and Niagara counties) announced that a new law guaranteeing greater protections (S7139) for tenants of buildings in foreclosure has been signed into law. Under the Senate’s new law, rent-regulated tenants are now required to receive a notice of their housing rights, along with a notice of the building owner’s foreclosure. The bill takes effect 30 days from the date of signing.

August 21, 2010
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Senator Antoine Thompson, Residents & Advocates Urge Moratorium on Gas Drilling Which Could Pollute New York’s Drinking Water. "Protecting Our Drinking Water."

From: sk2houston@hotmail.comTo: alnisa33@yahoo.comSubject: press releaseDate: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 16:16:47 -0400

(Buffalo, NY) Gas drilling in New York could contaminate the drinking water of more than 12 million New York residents. Putting public safety over the interests of gas companies,

August 17, 2010
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Thompson Works To Bring Change To The North District. "Creating Positive Change."

Immediate ReleaseAugust 16, 2010Contact: Ken Houston 716.854.8705 houston@senate.state.ny.us

Buffalo, NY – The Black Rock and Riverside communities are preparing for major changes and New York State Antoine M. Thompson ( D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) is lending a hand.  Thompson is hosting a North District Housing and Community Redevelopment Forum to address concerns of the people who live there.

August 17, 2010
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Thompson Wants To Clean Up Scajaquada Creek

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 16, 2010Contact: Ken Houston 716.854.8705  houston@senate.state.ny.us

August 17, 2010
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Senator Antoine M. Thompson accomplishments in his various issue areas

Environment

Senator Thompson bans toxic baby bottles. Bill signed into law July 10, 2010.
Marcellus Shale Drilling is delayed until May 2011.  Passed NYS Senate Aug 10, 2010.
Playgrounds are made safe with legislation banning pesticides in playgrounds.  Signed into law April 10, 2010.
Ewaste Bill passes and signed into law establishing statewide recycling and reuse goals for Ewaste.  Signed into law April, 2010.
Wetlands Mapping is now allowed to be done by computer.  Signed into law May, 2010.
Bigger Better Bottle Bill passes in 2009 -2010 Budget and creates revenue for cash strapped state.

August 9, 2010
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JOIN THE MARCH FOR PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2010Delaware Park-BuffaloRegistration will begin at 8:00 AM to 9:00 AMPlease park in the lot at Parkside and JewettFree prostate cancer screening available at the former Science Magnet School inside the Buffalo Zoo. Two tickets to the Buffalo Zoo, and free parking tokens will be provided for those that choose to participate in the prostate cancer screening.

The purpose of this registration is to have an accurate account of our participants. Please rest assure that your name or address will not be sold or shared with any other entity that is not directly involved with the march.

September 4, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Thompson Offers Responsible Hydro-Fracking Legislation. "Protecting Our Drinking Water."

For Immediate Release:August 4, 2010 Contact: Ken Houston 716.854.8705 houston@senate.ny.us

Buffalo, NY – Crucial legislation to protect drinking water was passed by the New York State  Senate by a vote of 48 to 9.  Sponsored  by New York State Senator Antoine Thompson ( D-parts of  Erie & Niagara Counties), the bill (S8129B) suspends permits for hydro-fracking in New York State until May 15, 2011, giving the Department of Environmental Conservation, the Legislature and the incoming Governor time to enact safeguards to protect New York’s water. 

August 4, 2010
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Governor Signs Thompson Bills Into Law. "Protecting Our Kids."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 30, 2010CONTACT: Ken Houston 716.854.8705 houston@senate.ny.us

Buffalo, NY – Landmark  legislation sponsored  by New York State Senator Antoine Thompson ( D-parts of  Erie & Niagara Counties) becomes law.  The bill (S3296) bans the use of  Bishpenol-A in products for children age three and under.  NY Governor  David Paterson signed the bill into law Friday, July 30, 2010.

The bill (#S3296) includes childcare products such as pacifiers, baby bottles, baby bottle liners, cups, cup lids, straws  and sippy cups.  Parents have innocently exposed their children to this product for years without knowing the risk.

July 30, 2010
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Thompson to Hold “Operation Protect Your Home” "Loan Officers Help You Avoid Foreclosure."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2010Contact: Ken Houston, 716.854.8705 houston@senate.state.ny.us

Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of  Erie & Niagara Counties) and the Majority Conference of  the New York State Senate will hold a home foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday, August 14th  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Bennett High School, located at 2885 Main Street in Buffalo.

July 29, 2010
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Green Initiative Institute Coming To Buffalo, Thanks To Antoine. "Written by Glenn Gramigna, Editor."

Thompson Initiatives Abound From Green Expos To Darwin-Martin To The Niagara Falls Train Station.

 

Imagine the establishment of a Green Initiative Institute in Buffalo that would offer grants to green entrepreneurs while serving as an all-purpose business incubator for up and coming green enterprises?

Fortunately, before long none of us will have to use our imaginations to conjure up such a vision, thanks to a $2 million appropriation secured by Buffalo/Niagara Falls NYS Senator Antoine Thompson.

July 28, 2010
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Governor Signs Thompson Bill Limiting Phosphorus. "Protecting The Environment."

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 26, 2010Contact: Ken Houston 716.854.8705 houston@senate.state.ny.us

Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) changes the Environmental Conservation Law regarding the amount of phosphorus used in household products.  

July 28, 2010
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Thompson To Host Community Leaders and Stakeholders Breakfast

For Immediate Release:July 21, 2010Contact: Ken Houston sk2houston@hotmail.com 716.854.8705

Niagara Falls, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) will host his annual community stakeholders breakfast in Niagara Falls this Saturday at the John Duke Senior Center,  located at 1201 Hyde Park Blvd. from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

The breakfast will include presentations from the following guest speakers: Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Kevin Cottrell with The North Star Project, Dave Kinney with The Department of Public Works and representatives from the Niagara Falls Police Department.

July 21, 2010
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