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Save Our WNYCPC Sunday Funday Benefit

See the attached flyer for details on a fundrasier scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 8th.

June 8, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Grisanti Names Joseph Ruszala ‘Veterans Hall of Fame’ 2014 Inductee

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced that Joseph Ruszala of Hamburg was honored in Albany  this week, as part of a ceremony that recognizes military veterans of New York being named to this year’s class of the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall Of Fame.

“I am thrilled to honor Joe based on his dedication and hard work in our community,” said Senator Grisanti.”Joe is a role model and I am proud to nominate him for this honor because of the many contributions have made and continues to make in the community. I gladly acknowledge the work that he has done as we celebrate our military veterans in New York State.”

May 22, 2014
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Senator Mark Grisani Honors 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree Joseph Ruszala

Town of Hamburg resident Joseph Ruszala was recently nominated to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame by Senator Mark Grisanti.

May 22, 2014
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Senator Grisanti Honored By ASPCA

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently received a Humane Leadership Award from the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

 

May 20, 2014
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Joseph Ruszala

On a particularly distressing night, while under attack, a young 25th Infantry Division American Soldier in Vietnam named Joseph Ruszala wondered if he would make it home alive, and if he did, what his life would become. Today, nearly 40 years later, that young soldier, who did survive and return to Western New York, is being honored and recognized for his remarkable community service.

May 16, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Enviromental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Room 901 LOB

May 20, 9:03 AM - 9:13 AM
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2014 Woman of Distinction

Cindy Abbott Letro was named Senator Grisanti's 2014 Woman of Distinction award recipient.

May 14, 2014
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Cindy Abbott Letro

Cindy Abbott Letro is committed to strengthening the fabric of her community through volunteerism, philanthropy and leadership. Lending her expertise developed over 25 years as a broadcast/marketing professional, Ms. Letro has helped a wide variety of not-for-profi t organizations in the Buff alo Niagara region raise millions of dollars.

Ms. Letro is past chair of the Buff alo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Board of Directors. She chaired its “Carnegie Hall Committee,” which raised funds for the Spring For Music Festival at Carnegie Hall, breaking Festival box office records and raising more than $510,000. As past chair of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Center fulfilled its dream of opening a new $35 million facility on the campus of Buff alo State College.

May 14, 2014
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Grisanti Names Cindy Abbott Letro 2014 'Woman of Distinction'

Cindy Abbott Letro will be honored in Albany on Tuesday, May 13 as part of a ceremony that recognizes female residents of New York who were recognized as part of the state's celebration of Women's History Month. 
  
Cindy Abbott Letro is committed to strengthening the fabric of our community through volunteerism, philanthropy and leadership. Lending her expertise developed over 25 years as a broadcast/marketing professional, Ms.

May 12, 2014
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Grisanti's Bill Establishes Green Development Home Tax Exemption For Erie County

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced the passage of a bill that establishes a green development home tax exemption for local property owners, making an amendment of the state's real property tax law for property located within Erie County.

 

The legislation is expected to facilitating growth in the green home market by offering an incentive for homes that typically cost more than the average new home.

 

May 12, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Room 609 LOB

May 13, 9:00 AM - 9:23 AM
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Supporting Lake Shore Central School District's Energy Education Initiatives

Senator Grisanti recently visited Lake Shore High School for an Earth Day presentation recognizing his support for the Lake Shore Central School District's Energy Education Initiatives. Senator Grisanti was honored with a certificate of appreciation as well as a framed illustration by Alfonso Butlak IV, a senior at Lake Shore High School, which pays tribute to the senator's support of the district. The district has saved more than $180,000 through the Energy Education Program.

May 8, 2014
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Local veterans honored for their service

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 77 recently presented caps of the five armed services at the “Missing Man Table Ceremony” as the VA marked Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day in Buffalo.

Among those who were honored were Silviu Dan of North Tonawanda and J. Donald Griffin of Cheektowaga, who also received special recognition for their military service from New York State Senator Mark Grisanti.

Pictured from left are Ron Pilozzi of Senator Grisanti’s veterans liaison office; J. Donald Griffin, a ball turret gunner who served during World War II; Silviu Dan, an aerial gunner who served during World War II; and Ron Deschenes of Senator Grisanti’s veterans liaison office.

May 8, 2014
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Grisanti Sponsored Bill To Award Diplomas To All Veterans

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-60) announced passed legislation (S6292) today that he sponsored that would make all veterans eligible for "Operation Recognition," which allows veterans to be awarded a high school degree based on their knowledge and experience gained while in the military. 

 

May 7, 2014
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Your Voice With Senator Mark Grisanti

May 5, 2014 - Senator Grisanti discusses District Events, Budget Passage, EPF Budget, GEA, Ralph Wilson:

May 6, 2014
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Land Conservancy Awarded $49,700 from Conservation Partnership Program Grants

On Thursday, April 24, Governor Cuomo announced $1.4 million
in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 50 nonprofit land trusts across
the state. Representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation
(DEC) and the Land Trust Alliance unveiled the grantees at an event at Indian
Ladder Farms in Albany County as part of a weeklong celebration of Earth Day.
The grants, funded through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), will be
matched by nearly $1.1 million in private and local funding and will support
projects to enhance public access and recreational opportunities, protect
farmland, and conserve open space.

April 29, 2014
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Grisanti Names Tonawanda Resident Joseph Chudoba 'Veteran Of The Month'

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently announced Joseph Gregory Chudoba as the fourth recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.

 

Airman First Class Chudoba, a resident of Tonawanda, is the fourth recipient of a monthly honor presented by Senator Grisanti following an application and nomination process coordinated by staff members in Grisanti's veterans liaison office.

 

April 28, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Room 609 LOB

April 29, 9:00 AM - 9:06 AM
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Grant For Lighting Upgrades Allows Lake Shore School District To Direct Savings To Educational Programming

A grant from New York State Senator Mark Grisanti will provide perpetual savings to the Lake Shore Central School District and taxpayers.

Senator Mark Grisanti awarded $50,000 in funding to the District in the form of bullet aid for the 2013-14 school year with the designation the funding as being for one-time expenditures. 

“Senator Grisanti’s grant allowed Lake Shore to replace exterior lighting at five facilities in the District, continuing our efforts in energy conservation as well as improving safety and security by increasing visibility on our campuses,” Mr. Przepasniak said.

 

April 22, 2014
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