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Grisanti Delivers For Orchard Park: Secures $200,000 For Green Lake Dam Reconstruction

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti, who serves as Chairman of the Senate's Environmental Conservation Committee, announced today that after working with town officials in Orchard Park he has been able to secure $200,000 to help replace Green Lake Dam.

 

Green Lake Dam was recently reclassified by the state Department of Environmental Conservation from an intermediate hazard to a high hazard, which drew concerns from many residents and community stakeholders in Orchard Park.

 

October 25, 2013
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Grisanti Delivers for Town of Hamburg: $75,000 In Environmental Protection Funds Secured For Woodlawn Beach State Park

Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I) announced today that Woodlawn State Beach Park will be receiving $75,000 from the Environmental Protection Fund to help with the Town of Hamburg’s pump station conversion project.

October 25, 2013
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  While great strides have been made in the fight against this deadly disease, there is still a long way to go: over 40,000 women (and 400 men) die annually of breast cancer. 

October 25, 2013
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Grisanti Announces $250,000 In Funding For Town Of Evans

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) announced today that he has secured funding for the Town of Evans that will be used for environmental, public safety and parks and recreation projects that will enhance and improve conditions in the community while at the same time accomplish budgetary relief and increase efficiency.

Among the highlights are $100,000 for environmental cleanup efforts by dredging Sturgeon Point Marina and $150,000 to help purchase a water craft for the Town of Evans Police Department.

October 21, 2013
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Grisanti Co-Sponsors Legislation To Waive Fee For New York State's New "Veteran" Driver's Licenses

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) today announced he will co-sponsor legislation to waive the fee for the state's new "veteran" driver's licenses, becoming the first Western New York legislator to support an effort to drop the fee.

 

October 17, 2013
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Senator Grisanti Honored As Champion Of New York State's Environmental Protection Fund

A broad partnership of stakeholders from environmental organizations, conservation groups, zoos and aquariums, museums, botanical gardens, and community garden organizations joined together today on the Buffalo waterfront to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).  The groups honored NYS Senator Mark Grisanti, who has become a champion of the EPF as chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee. 

October 16, 2013
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Senator Mark Grisanti Named 'Eco-Star' For Environmental Efforts

The New York League of Conservation Voters, which works to make environmental sustainability a top political and policy priority in New York State, has named Senator Mark Grisanti (60th District) a 2013 "Eco-Star" for his work on environmental initiatives in Albany.

October 16, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 28, 2013
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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
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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 www.911memorial.org

September 11, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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