Press Advisory

Antoine M. Thompson, NYS Senator, 60th District will host a Community Leaders & Stakeholders Breakfast Meeting on Grand Island to discuss area residents concerns and to give updates of current events.

February 4, 2008

Thompson To Announce Mwbe “fast Track” Certification

Buffalo, NY- Senator Antoine M. Thompson, (D-60, Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), would like to announce a press conference and small business reception for MWBE Fast Track Certification on Friday, January 25, 2008 at 3pm at 65 Court St. This event is free, however space is limited, so interested parties are asked to call Thompson’s Buffalo District Office at 716-854-8705 for reservations.

January 18, 2008

Earned Income Tax Credit Can Help You Keep More Money In Your Pocket

A free updated copy of “The Tax Credit for People Who Work” brochure – available at district office

January 18, 2008

Recycle Your Ink Jet Cartridges And Cell Phones

Buffalo, NY- So you just received a new cell phone as a holiday gift. Or maybe, you purchased some new ink jets for your printer. The question is, what do you do with the cell phone or the empty ink jet cartridges you no longer need? “Don’t throw them away,” said State Senator Thompson (D-60, Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties). “Recycle them.”“Only 20 to 40 percent of ink jet cartridges end up being recycled. The rest end up in local landfills, taking up valuable space for a long, long time,” he said. “It takes 1,000 years for an ink jet cartridge to biodegrade.

January 18, 2008

Thompson Announces $9 Million In Economic Development Grants

640 Ellicott Street, 791 Washington Street, 525 Virginia Street, and surface parking lots at 821 Washington Street and 589 Ellicott Street. The majority of jobs that will be created will be in the private sector.

December 17, 2007

Thompson Announces Forum: “we’re Listening…”

The brain drain has occurred all throughout New York State, but Western New York has been hit especially hard. Senator Thompson is among other interested leaders and groups determined to retain and attract new residents under the age of 40. This is an opportunity to find out what issues are important to you, and voicing your concerns and ideas on what can be done to improve Western New York’s attractiveness. The summit is free and open to the public, food will be served. 


December 5, 2007

Thompson Announces Star Property Tax Deadline Extension For Seniors

Taxpayer Assistance 1-800-225-5829

NYS Taxation & Finance: 716-855-5460

City of Buffalo: 716-851-4374

City of Niagara Falls: 716-286-4380

City of Tonawanda: 716-695-8639

Town of Grand Isl

November 30, 2007

Thompson & Dot Announces Release Of Funds For Safe Routes To School

Get eligibility info on who can apply for funding!!!


Public School District for.

November 28, 2007

“Thompson To Give Away Turkeys In Buffalo”

                        Bank of Niagara Falls, M&T Bank, Tri-Main Development Center; and Over the Falls Tours

WHAT:           The 2007 Turkey Giveaway. Recipients were required to pre-register and should

November 20, 2007

Up And Coming: Western New York - Politicians To Watch In The Years Ahead Candidacy.

As the political fortunes of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown (D) have risen, so have the fortunes of his political protégé, Antoine Thompson, who has literally been a Brown follower for his entire political career. A former staffer for Brown on the Buffalo City Council in the 1990s, Thompson was selected to replace Brown as the councilman for inner city Buffalo after Brown’s election to the State Senate in 2000.

November 16, 2007

Thompson Appointed To Insurance Committee, Ranking Democrat On Environmental Conservation

Albany, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator for the 60th District (Parts of Buffalo & Niagara Counties) announced his appointment to the Senate’s Insurance Committee and as Ranking Democrat for the Environmental Conservation Committee, a post that he previously held temporarily during the first two months of his Senate term.

October 24, 2007

Thompson Donates $1,000.00 To Bennett High School’s Uniform Fund

Buffalo, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, NYS Senator, 60th District and an active member of the Bennett High School Alumni Association understands the importance of school uniforms.

October 19, 2007

Veterans Medals Award Ceremony

If you are a Veteran and believe that you qualify for this medal please contact

854-8705 and an application will be mailed out to you. The last day to request an application will be Thursday, November 1, 2007.

October 16, 2007

Thompson Hosts Second Roundtable On New York State's Entertainment Industry Investments

Albany, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (D-60, Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties) is hosting a roundtable meeting today at 1:00pm in the Senate Minority Conference Room, located in Room 315 of the State Capitol Building, with invited representatives from sixteen (16) entertainment industry companies that New York State invests over $2.8 billion in retirement pensions with. This is a follow up to the initial meeting that was held on July 31, 2007.

October 15, 2007

Thompson Collaborates To Support Safe Routes To School Initiative

Buffalo, NY- On Friday, August 31st at 11:00am, Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), in conjunction with the City of Buffalo Wellness Institute will host a press conference on Safe Routes to School at Thompson’s Buffalo District Office located at 65 Court St in downtown Buffalo.Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a federally funded program geared at developing strategies to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion, fuel consumption, and air pollution in the vicinity of schools.

August 30, 2007

Thompson Announces Annual School Supply Giveaway

Buffalo, NY- Today, Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), in conjunction with Keep WNY Beautiful, announced his annual School Supply Giveaway. The giveaways are scheduled for Saturday, September 1st at two (2) locations. The first will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm at his Buffalo District Office located at 65 Court St in downtown Buffalo, and the second will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm at 619 Pine Ave. in Niagara Falls.School supplies will be available in limited amounts and will be on a first come, first served basis.

August 28, 2007

Thompson Acknowledges Sponsors For Making School Supply Giveaway Successful

Niagara Falls, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (Parts of Erie & Niagara Counties), held a school supply giveaway from 2-4pm on Saturday, September 1st, at his Niagara Falls District Office located at 619 Pine Avenue. His office was able to successfully serve approximately 200 students in the community with paper, pens, pencils, rulers, crayons, folders, notebooks etc. The students’ grades ranged from kindergarten to high school.

August 27, 2007

Thompson Announces $5.45 Million In Wny Housing Initiatives

Buffalo, NY- Antoine M. Thompson, New York State Senator, 60th District (Erie & Niagara Counties), is eager to announce the securing a combination of approximately $5.45 million in grant funding and low-income housing credits for multiple housing initiatives and projects within Western New York. The funding sources are the New York State Department of Housing & Community Renewal (DHCR) and the New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation.There are a total of five (5) Western New York projects that will receive state agency funding.

August 16, 2007