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Assemblyman Gabryszak: $100.3 million grant will be a big boost to WNY’s economy

Assemblyman Gabryszak: $100.3 million grant will be a big boost to WNY’s economy

Last week marked the end of a six-month process of fundamentally redesigning economic development and the relationship between business and government in New
York State. The Regional Economic Development Council initiative has blazed a new path to economic prosperity for Western New York. After plans from the ten regional
councils were reviewed, Western New York received one of the top grants valued at $100.3 million and was named a “best plan” awardee. The promising solutions put forth are great news for the community.

2011 Election Results: Town of Cheektowaga

2011 Election Results: Town of Cheektowaga

SUPERVISOR (4 Year Term)

Mary Holtz          52%        8,598

Ted Morton        48%        8,015

 

COUNCILMAN (4 Year Term)

Gerald Kaminski                   18%                  8,430

Charles Markel                      18%                  8,116

Higgins Visits Applied Sciences Group

Higgins Visits Applied Sciences Group

Cheektowaga Small Business Growing Rapidly through Innovation

This week Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) continued his tour of local businesses with a stop at Applied Sciences Group (ASG) in Cheektowaga.  During his visit, the Congressman met with ASG President Paul Buckley and the talented team of ASG engineers, managers and scientists.

“The innovative work happening right here at Applied Sciences Group is supporting efficient production at dozens of other companies across Western New York and benefiting returning veterans across the country,” said Higgins.  “This cutting-edge work has allowed them to expand in the past and provides great opportunities for growth moving forward.”

West Seneca Town Supervisor Candidates Debate at West Seneca East

West Seneca Town Supervisor Candidates Debate at West Seneca East

West Seneca East Senior High School is proud to host a debate between the two major party candidates for the office of Town of West Seneca supervisor.

Wallace Piotrowski and Sheila Meegan will square off in their only public debate on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the East Senior High School auditorium, located at 4760 Seneca St., West Seneca.

This program, the second annual candidate debate hosted by the high school, will again be run by East Senior Participation in Government (PIG) students, with the guidance of teacher Nadine Ocasio and assistant principal Jason Winnicki.

Higgins, Kennedy Take Action to Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

Higgins, Kennedy Take Action to Stop Prescription Drug Abuse

Congressman, Senator join Avi and Julie Israel, other local advocates to encourage Western New Yorkers to fight the epidemic

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and N.Y. State Senator Timothy M. Kennedy (58th District) announced actions they are taking to address the growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse. This announcement comes just days after U.S. Attorney William Hochul and N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hosted a summit calling for action to fight the prescription painkiller problem and as the nation kicks off Red Ribbon week (October 23-31) an annual anti-drug awareness campaign.

Assemblyman Gabryszak Hosting Health Fair

Assemblyman Gabryszak Hosting Health Fair

New York State Assemblyman Dennis H. Gabryszak is hosting his third annual “Celebrate Health” fair on Saturday, October 15th from 9.a.m. to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />noon at the Lancaster Senior Center.

“Celebrate Health is’ an opportunity to educate and inform the public about a variety of health related topics,” Assemblyman Gabryszak said. “I’m honored to host such an event and I appreciate the many organizations that are donating their time and resources to make this possible. It’s open to all ages and I encourage everyone who can to participate.”

“Celebrate Health” is open to all ages and there is no cost to the public.

A Statement from Town Supervisor Candidate Ted Morton

A Statement from Town Supervisor Candidate Ted Morton

TED MORTON PRESS RELEASE ON CHEEKTOWAGA BUDGET

After reviewing the Cheektowaga 2012 Tentative Budget, I feel there are many unanswered questions.

--The Supervisor was quoted as saying almost every dept. gave something back. The most wasteful dept.--Sanitation--did not give back even $1!!!! If Cheektowaga cared about its citizens the way Amherst does, the Sanitation Dept budget would be less than $3 million compared to the budgeted $8.6 million. So this question is: Who runs the Town, the Supervisor & Board or the Head of Sanitation (coincidentally the head of the Town Democrat Party)?

--Two positions eliminated out of 460?

--A 2% reduction in Health care costs--usually a great thing--HOWEVER: an almost guaranteed 12% increase next year? Does the fact that this is an election year budget & next year isn't have anything to do with these health care costs?