Western New York has so much to offer and with fall weather in the air, now is the perfect time to enjoy some quality time in our own backyard. There are dozens of bed & breakfast opportunities across the 59th Senate District, waiting to welcome you. I invite you to use this guide to plan your near-by get away and support these small, local businesses.
“I congratulate Terry and Kim Pegula on their successful bid for the Buffalo Bills. I join Bills fans everywhere in celebrating the purchase of the team by someone with ties to western New York and an interest in keeping the Bills where they belong, in Buffalo.
Farms and businesses across Western New York are opening their doors, issuing a heartfelt invitation to sample the abundant bounty and natural beauty found in New York's growing venture - agritourism. Agritourism is the intersection of agriculture and tourism, a heady mix of farms, markets, people, livestock and the culture of growing food, guaranteed to entertain people of all ages. Whether you're looking for an authentic farm experience, a pastoral setting to pick strawberries or ride horses, or scary twists and turns in a Halloween corn maze, it can all be found right here in your own backyard.
The debate on whether New York State should authorize the use of medical marihuana has been extensive and often emotional. After hearing from constituents, medical experts and reviewing the latest research, I now believe that limited use of marihuana for seriously ill patients under a doctor’s care is justified and warranted.
ERIE COUNTY - New York State Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-Elma), Deputy Republican Conference Leader for Economic Development, announced today that he is partnering with the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce to host a Small Business Summit for business owners, not-for-profits and entrepreneurs in the southern Erie County area.
The seminar will take place on Friday, May 2nd from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM at Springville Country Club on Cascade Drive in Springville.
The program will feature an update on small business and economic growth initiatives being undertaken by Senator Gallivan in Albany and a presentation by professional business development consultant Frank Swiatek entitled “What Businesses Can Do For Themselves.”
"Protecting citizens, especially our most vulnerable, is a basic requirement of government at every level. After having spoken with town supervisors and local law enforcement extensively, I share their concerns that placing level 2 and 3 sex offenders in state operated residential group homes jeopardizes the quality of life for West Seneca, Scottsville and other western New York residents, and the safety of area children, while violating the spirit of New York’s sex offender notification laws, if not their letter."