Penn Dixie Site - March 2013 Programs



February 28, 2013

VIDEO: Your Voice With Senator Mark Grisanti

Senator Grisanti discusses Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, Richardson Complex, Historic Homes Tax Credit Program, Hiring Veterans, Roswell Park Development and the Environmental Conservation Budget Hearing.

February 27, 2013

FIREFIGHTER NEWSPAPER: Grisanti proud of bill signed into law that protects firefighters

By New York State Senator Mark Grisanti

Among the accomplishments I achieved during my first two years in the state Senate that I am most proud of was a bill that was signed into law that took a number of years to resolve that relates to the safety of all of our firefighters.

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February 25, 2013

Committee Meeting: Environmental Conservation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation Senator Mark J. Grisanti, Chair 9:00 AM, Thursday, February 28, 2013 Room 901 LOB

February 28, 9:00 AM - 9:02 AM

Senator Grisanti Applauds Plan to Reduce Fees on Hunting and Fishing Licenses

"As chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, I applaud Governor Cuomo's recent announcement on his plans to streamline hunting and fishing licenses and reducing license fees. New York Open for Fishing and Hunting will support various tourism opportunities throughout the state, including here in Western New York.

February 21, 2013

Senator Grisanti Introduces Bills Protecting Our Pets

Read the bills in full here:

S1594A-2013: Creates the animal abuser central registry, and to require that certain convicted animal abusers register with such registry


S3753-2013: Relates to preemption of local laws; repealer


February 20, 2013

National MS Society Upstate NY Chapter Research Night

As a member of the New York State MS Legislative Alliance, Sensator Grisanti would like to invite to join the National MS Society Upstate NY Chapter on April 23 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, located at 1340 Millersport Highway in the Town of Amherst, NY for "MS Research Night."

April 23, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

GRAND ISLAND DISPATCH: Grisanti Working to get New York Back on Track

By New York State Senator Mark Grisanti

Over the last two years, we have helped stop the bleeding when it comes to New York State’s budget situation, but I still believe much more needs to be done to help get us back on track.

February 20, 2013

Ken-Ton Parent Association Ken-Ton Closet

In January 2013, the Ken-Ton Parent Association (KTPA) founded a program known as the Ken-Ton Closet.


February 19, 2013

Lake Shore High School 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney

Title: Lake Shore High School 3-on-3 Basketball TourneyLocation: Lake Shore HS Senior High GymnasiumLink out: Click hereDescription: Registration is open! Put together your team today!

Brackets: Open Men’s, High School Boys, High School Girls

March 9, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Senator Grisanti Named Elected Official of the Year by the Southtowns Walleye Association

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I-60) has been named "Elected Official of the Year" by the Southtowns Walleye Association, the largest single species fishing club in North America.

As chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, Senator Grisanti has oversight of all legislation that relates to sportsmen. His work with the Department of Environmental Conservation in advancing legislation that would lower all fishing, trapping and hunting licenses to the levels they were prior to the last fee increase are among the accomplishments the Senator is most proud of during his first two years in office.

February 16, 2013

Veterans One-stop Center of WNY, Inc. Opens in Buffalo

Buffalo, NY— The Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York, Inc., (“One-stop Center” or “VOC of WNY”) announced Tuesday that they will open a “one-stop” veterans advocacy and service center at 1280 Main Street in Buffalo in April.

February 15, 2013

Senator Grisanti to Host Small Business Seminar on Social Media Marketing

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) and the Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center will host “Facebook Tips For Small Business” on Tuesday, February 19 in the Bulger Communications Building on the Buffalo State campus.

February 12, 2013

GRAND ISLAND DISPATCH: Grisanti legislation helps combat busy flu season

By Senator Mark Grisanti

We are currently in the midst of a bad flu season.  With this in mind, I wanted to provide you with some helpful information about the flu, including details about recent legislation I sponsored that was passed in the New York State Senate last year but was not voted on in the New York State Assembly.

February 5, 2013

BUFFALO NEWS EDITORIAL: Two changes needed in historic tax credit program

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered good news for the long-term prospects of rehabilitating commercial properties with his proposal to extend the state’s tax credits for renovating those buildings.

The tax credit program, which was due to expire next year, has been a key factor in Buffalo’s revitalization. One example is developer Rocco Termini’s spectacular makeover of the Hotel @ the Lafayette downtown.

February 1, 2013

BUFFALO NEWS: Tour aimed at promoting charter schools coming here


A cross-country “whistle-stop” train tour aimed at promoting alternative choices for public education – mainly charter schools – will bring its message to Buffalo during a breakfast reception at 8 a.m. Friday in Statler City, 107 Delaware Ave.

Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo; State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo; and Samuel L. Radford III, president of the Buffalo District Parent Coordinating Council, will be among the speakers “celebrating the progress that Buffalo has made on charter schooling and parent empowerment,” according to Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week.

February 1, 2013

BUFFALO NEWS: Lawmakers demand answers on handling of Abdi’s case


Two Erie County legislative leaders want top administrators from the Department of Social Services to explain how a child who twice called 911 complaining to be physically abused by his stepfather could end up dead a year later.

In addition, State Sens. Mark J. Grisanti, R-Buffalo, and George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, said Tuesday that they are working on legislation that would require state officials to release portions of state-mandated fatality reports on slain children who had received services from county child-protection workers.

February 1, 2013

BUFFALO NEWS: Community group seeks soil tests in Town of Tonawanda


State and federal environmental agencies are being asked to test soil near homes in the Town of Tonawanda’s industrial corridor after samples collected by a community group revealed contaminants related to foundry coke oven emissions.

The likely source of a suspected carcinogen – polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) – found in samples taken last fall from a playground and yards on Sawyer, Kaufman and James avenues is the nearby Tonawanda Coke Corp., according to Jackie James Creedon, founder of the Tonawanda Community Fund. Though NRG Energy’s Huntley Plant also is a potential source, Creedon noted that NRG installed new air controls in 2010.

February 1, 2013

Dyngus Day Buffalo - Pussy Willow Prince Announcement

Members of Dyngus Day Buffalo will share information about the 2013 Dyngus Day Buffalo Festival, the annual Dyngus Day Buffalo Parade in the Historic Polonia District and the inaugural crowning of the “Pussy Willow Prince” on Thursday, February 7 at 1pm at Buffalo City Hall.

Capitalizing on the unprecedented national and international television coverage Dyngus Day received following last year’s Dyngus Day, organizers are busy preparing for what is expected to be the largest year in the festival’s history.

February 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Job Search Seminar - Grand Island High School Business Department

Grand Island High School recently announced that a job search seminar will be held on Thursday, February 14.

The event, which will take place from 8:30am to 1pm, will take place at the Holiday Inn Grand Island (100 Whitehaven Road on Grand Island.)

Breakout sessions will be provided by local colleges at the event, which was developed by the Grand Island High School Business Department in response to local businesses and their need for more qualified and prepared student workers.

The unique one-day event will assist students with the interview process, with local business leaders and educatores serving as the interviewers, with some businesses prepared to hire on the spot.

February 14, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM