Senator Grisanti Named To “Circle Of Friends” For Third Straight Year By New York Farm Bureau

The New York Farm Bureau announced today that Senator Grisanti (R,I) was named to the “Circle of Friends” for the third straight year by the New York Farm Bureau.

October 7, 2013

Second Annual Northtowns Electronic Waste Recycling Event

Senator Grisanti and his team collected close to 75,000 pounds of electronic waste last month and received many kind words from people who came from Tonawanda, Kenmore, Buffalo and

October 1, 2013

Grisanti And Ryan Announce New Law To Improve Erie County Land Bank

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (D,WF- Buffalo) announced that legislation they sponsored in the Senate and Assembly to improve Erie County's Land Bank, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation (S5167, A7245) makes corrections to the statewide land bank legislation that was passed in 2011. To combat the continuing problem of vacant homes, New York State passed the land bank legislation, which empowered counties and municipalities to create land banks to purchase vacant and abandoned properties.

September 30, 2013

Grisanti-Sponsored Legislation Restricting Sale Of Medicine Containing 'DXM' To Minors Signed Into Law

New York State Senator Mark J. Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced legislation he introduced earlier this year was signed into law by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that restricts the sale of certain cold medicine and other cold remedies to minors in New York State containing the ingredient dextromethorphan, also known as "DXM."

The restrictions, which will go into effect in late December, prohibits the sale to minors of medications that contain DXM, an ingredient that experts say is being abused by teenagers as a way to get high.

September 30, 2013

Grisanti, Pilozzi and Time Warner Cable Collect Over 75,000 Pounds of Materials at Free Electronics Recycling Event

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today hosted a free electronics recycling event in the Town of Tonawanda, partnering with City of Tonawanda Mayor Ron Pilozzi, Time Warner Cable and SunnKing.

The second annual Northtowns E-Waste Recycling Event took place at Saint Andrew’s Country Day School and was deemed a success by the senator, who also serves as the chairman of the New York State Senate’s Environmental Conservation Committee.

September 29, 2013

Senator Grisanti, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Turn On New Fountain At Hoyt Lake

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and Senator Mark Grisanti, Chairman of the Environmental Conservation Committee, celebrate significant steps toward improving water quality in Delaware Park. The Buffalo Olmsted Park Conservancy announces the installation of an impressive new fountain in Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park.  This is a re-creation of the historic fountain installed in 1895, when the lake was known as "The Gala Waters". The new fountain will not only add to the beauty of the park space, but will also help address community concerns regarding the water conditions in Delaware Park's historic lake.

September 18, 2013

Remembering September 11th

The members of the New York State Senate solemnly remember and honor the lives of those who were lost on September 11th, 2001, and encourage all New Yorkers to consider attending one of the many memorial commemorations taking place in communities across the state.

For more information, visit

September 11, 2013

Grisanti Announces $9.48 Million Investment For Projects On Elmwood Avenue and 198 In City Of Buffalo

     Senator Mark J. Grisanti. (R,I- Buffalo), announced today a $9.48 million investment for road and bridge projects for Elmwood Avenue and the 198 in the City of Buffalo. The investment will be funded through the New York Works State Highway and Bridge Project Acceleration Program. This project is a part of the $45.96 million that has been secured for Region 5.

September 6, 2013

THE BUFFALO NEWS: Community pulls together to save the day after theft of needy kids’ school supplies

It has been a roller coaster week for the Ken-Ton Closet.

Tuesday morning, staff at the small donation center in the Parkside Village Community Center discovered at least one thief had accessed the center via an unlocked door and made off with hundreds of dollars in donated school supplies – supplies intended to help disadvantaged kids from the Town of Tonawanda get ready for the start of school.

But just days later, as word of the break-in spread via news reports and social media, the Ken-Ton Closet is stuffed with back-to-school supplies once more, thanks to the generosity of many in the community who felt moved to help a center more accustomed to doing the helping itself.

September 3, 2013

WIVB-TV: After Theft, Many Donate School Supplies

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) - Western New Yorkers are making sure students in need don't head back to class empty handed after school supplies were stolen from a charity shop in the Town of Tonawanda.

Families were among the donors bringing in bags of clothing and school supplies to make up for what thieves stole from Ken-Ton Closet this week. Shelves had been emptied out and bags of clothing ripped open at Sheridan Parkside Community Center location.

Tonawanda resident Gennie Vitko said, "A lot of our friends were upset and willing to help, and I said well drop it off at my house or I'll come and pick it up and be happy to drop it off for them."

September 3, 2013

WGRZ-TV: Burglars Raid Charity That Provides School Supplies

TONAWANDA, N.Y. - It's bad enough when someone robs a charity. But to wipe out a charity that provides school supplies for needy children a week before school starts requires a special level of cruelty.

That's exactly what happened in one local community, which was left stunned by the news.

On a normal day, the Ken-Ton Closet, which is a small charity located inside a Town of Tonawanda community center, collects clothing, toiletries, and school supplies for district children in need.

September 3, 2013

Free Rabies Clinics In Erie County

The Erie County Department of Health in association with The Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society and The SPCA Serving Erie County will host three free rabies clinics this month.

Details of each event are as follows:


- Wednesday, September 4 from 4pm to 7pm,
TOWN OF TONAWANDA HIGHWAY GARAGE, 450 Woodward Avenue (off of Military Road) in Tonawanda

September 3, 2013

Free Electronics Recycling Event

Senator Mark Grisanti and City of Tonawanda Mayor Ron Pilozzi will host a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, September 28.

The event will take place from 9am to 2pm at Saint Andrew's Country Day School, located at 1545 Elmwood Avenue in the Village of Kenmore.

Computer monitors, laptops, television screens and other electronic items will be accepted.

For more information, visit or call Senator Grisanti's office at 716-854-8705.

September 28, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Erie County Workshops: Organics And Waste Paint Management

Erie County Department of Environment & Planning is participating in two regional projects to improve the management of problem wastes - particularly in rural areas: latex paint& organics, including food waste. Both projects include holding training workshops, so to make it easier for you to learn about both topics, they are scheduled for the same day. There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided (free) for those attending the waste paint workshop.

September 3, 2013

Electronics Recycling Event Sponsored By Senator Grisanti

Free e-waste recycling event scheduled for Saturday, September 28 in Tonawanda.

September 3, 2013

Senator Grisanti Announces New Dates And Times For ‘Bringing Government To You’ Satellite Office Hours

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced his district office will be holding special satellite office hours at town halls in the 60th District in an effort to interact with constituents as part of his “Bringing State Government To You” approach to representing his district that spans from Grand Island to Brant.

The new dates and times reflect a change in Grisanti’s previous efforts to interacting with the residents of his district, which includes the towns of Grand Island, Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Evans and Brant as well as the City of Tonawanda.

August 28, 2013

THE SUN: Hamburg Collaborates With Senator Mark Grisanti On Town-Wide Recycling Event

By Steve Dlugosz

HAMBURG — The Hamburg Town Hall parking lot was buzzing with activity early on Aug. 17.

Those present for the event collected used TV sets and other obsolete electronic items that were dropped off as part of the first ever E-waste recycling event in Hamburg.

The collaboration was done as part of an initiative between New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti’s office’s “Recycle-Reduce-Reuse” and SunnKing Electronics Recycling, with Time Warner Cable.

A similar recycling/collections event has already taken place in Grand Island, with another scheduled for September in Tonawanda.

August 23, 2013

Senator Grisanti To Host Free Electronics Recycling Event In Hamburg

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August 17, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM