Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) will attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday, September 25 at 6 p.m. The Mass is part of the pope’s visit to the United States, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia.
“I am honored to attend Friday’s Mass and look forward to hearing Pope Francis’ spiritual message,” Gallivan said. “I join all New Yorkers in welcoming the pope to our great state.”
Gallivan is attending the Mass as a member of the State Legislature delegation. He will travel to New York City Friday morning in time to attend the late day event.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), Sunnking, Time Warner Cable and the Rush-Henrietta High School Natural Helpers announce a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, October 17. Residents can drop-off and properly dispose of electronic devices free of charge between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Rush-Henrietta High School at 1799 Lehigh Station Road.
“We all accumulate old, unwanted electronic items such as computers, TV’s and other small appliances,” Gallivan said. “A new state law makes it illegal to put these items to the curb with regular household trash because of the dangerous material they may contain. This is a great way to dispose of these items safely and to help protect our environment.”
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is teaming up with the Buffalo Audubon Society for a one day informational session on careers related to the environment. The event will be held Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center at 1610 Welch Road in North Java.
“There are so many career opportunities for high school students with an interest in the environment and conservation,” Gallivan said. “This event will give students a chance to talk with representatives from area colleges and to meet people who work in this fascinating field, including park rangers, wildlife managers and environmental engineers.”
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is bringing together business experts and community agencies to help entrepreneurs and others in launching their own small business. The Small Business Start-Up event is being held Wednesday, September 16 at the West Seneca Senior Center from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is free to attend.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced that West Seneca Public Library, Lancaster Public Library, Elma Public Library Wadsworth Library and Eagle Free Library have been awarded state aid to allow the branches to expand or make major renovations. The aid is part of a $14-million capital fund for public library construction statewide provided in the 2014 state budget.
“Many of our local public libraries are in need of renovations to better serve our communities,” Gallivan said. “Some of the buildings are unable to accommodate users with disabilities, are not energy efficient or are in need of expansion in order to accommodate growing collections and public use. These are wise investments in important community assets that benefit everyone.”
I am working hard in the State Senate on the important issues affecting our area, especially improving our schools, delivering meaningful property tax relief, sustaining our agricultural industry, supporting our sportsmen, working to protect your Second Amendment Rights and helping New York’s businesses succeed, grow and create new jobs.
This last session we worked to enact an on-time budget without raising taxes and kept spending growth below two percent. We rolled up our sleeves and worked in a bi-partisan way to help all New Yorkers realize a stronger, brighter and more prosperous future.
I’m looking forward to continuing to spend time throughout our district hearing from citizens and business owners directly. If you have any questions, please call me at 716-656-8544.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced he has secured additional state funding to support various public safety initiatives throughout the 59th Senate District. The aid is being provided to community based agencies, police departments and fire companies to maintain existing programs and to purchase new equipment or technology upgrades for law enforcement and emergency services.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced he has secured additional state funding to support the presence of school resource officers (SRO’s) in several local school districts. The aid is being provided to school districts and law enforcement agencies in order to provide a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) and Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Henrietta) announce the passage of legislation (S.71A & A.2458A) that requires landowners receive notice and a copy of the application when any portion of a gas or electric line is to be installed. Notice must also be served on landowners when any portion of a major utility transmission building is to be constructed. The bill also requires that the Public Service Commission consider specific factors when determining the effect the facility would have on agricultural lands.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is announcing grants for more than two dozen public libraries throughout the 59thState Senate District, which covers all of Wyoming County and portions of Erie, Livingston and Monroe counties. In all, 26 libraries will share a total of $39,000.
The New York State Senate has passed crucial legislation in the fight against sexual violence on college campuses. The bill (S5965) takes a comprehensive approach to help make every college and university campus throughout New York State more safe and secure. In 2014, members of the Senate Higher Education Committee convened a roundtable of advocates, legislators, college and
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed a bill (S-93A) that would allow the hunting of moose in New York State. The legislation would amend current environmental conservation law to regulate the taking of moose in the same manner as deer hunting.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed legislation to create an economic gardening program to help stimulate New York’s economy by providing technical assistance to existing businesses looking to expand. The bill, (S-73) introduced by Gallivan, would establish a pilot program known as ‘GrowNY.”
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces that Western New York native Ricky Palermo is the recipient of the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for his contributions to the treatment of spinal cord injuries. The Batavia resident has helped raise more than $1-million for research and awareness.
Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) has introduced legislation to better protect personal information collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles and contained in New York’s motor vehicle records. The bill (S-5668) would require the DMV to notify motorists before registration information is sold and provide individuals with a way to keep their personal information private. Exceptions would be made for instances related to motor vehicle warranties and safety recalls.
Bob Harder entered the Air Force after high school in 1965. Following Basic Training at Lackland AFB, Texas, he was stationed at Chanute AFB Rantoul, Illinois, where he trained as an Aircraft Electrician. After a short appointment at Homestead AFB, Florida, Mr. Harder was deployed to Vietnam, where he was stationed at the base at Tuy Hoa which was still under construction. While there, Mr. Harder worked as an aircraft electrician and his tour of duty lasted one year.