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Legislator Lorigo Presents Proclamation to West Seneca Boy Scout

Legislator Lorigo Presents Proclamation to West Seneca Boy Scout

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo presented a proclamation to Christopher LaRussa, a Boy Scout with Troop 616 in West Seneca, in recognition of his many philanthropic achievements during the Legislature’s Oct. 11, 2012 session. Most notably, Christopher recently received the Boy Scouts of America – National Meritorious Award and Medal for his work with the New York State Cyber-Bullying Law. Sharing his own story as a victim of bullying, Christopher helped shape the NYS anti cyber-bullying law and is helping to protect other youth from being harassed and bullied.

Yellow Dot Program: Provides Vital Medical Info to First Responders

Yellow Dot Program: Provides Vital Medical Info to First Responders

In an effort to better serve and help protect the citizens of Erie County, Sheriff Tim Howard; Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon; County Clerk Chris Jacobs;  Erie County Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Ellen Grant; Erie County Commissioner of  Emergency Services  Dan Neaverth Jr.; and Doctor Todd Martino- President of the Pharmacists of WNY;  announced on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 that Yellow Dot packets are now available.

Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency.  The Yellow Dot kit contains a medical information card and a Yellow Dot decal.  Participants complete the card, attach a recent photo, place it in the glove compartment of their vehicle and place the Yellow Dot decal on the rear driver’s side window.

Legislator Lorigo Recognizes Marilla Library for Winning 2012 Battle of the Books

Legislator Lorigo Recognizes Marilla Library for Winning 2012 Battle of the Books

During a special presentation held at the Marilla Library recently, Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo congratulated the library on taking first place at the 2012 Battle of the Books. Library Director Shannon Jakubowski, team members and coaches accepted certificates marking this outstanding achievement.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in this great win. Battle of the Books is extremely challenging and competitive and taking first place among the more than 30 teams is an impressive accomplishment,” said Legislator Lorigo. 

This year’s Battle of the Books was held Saturday, Aug. 4 at Erie Community College’s South Campus.

Labor Day: The Workers' Holiday

Labor Day: The Workers' Holiday

LABORS MIGHTY HOST WAS OUT

Yesterday's Labor-Day Parade 

LARGEST EVER SEEN IN BUFFALO STREETS ~ 20,000 WORKING MEN WERE IN THE LINE

Buffalo Evening News - September 4th 1900

  •    Niagara Square with it's many diverging thoroughfares, is an ideal place for the formation of a big parade, and as the result of its selection as the starting point of today's big labor demonstration, the confusion usually a feature of such affairs, was reduced to a minimum... In addition to the organizations enumerated in the Sunday News yesterday, there was in the line, three sections of railroad employees, aggregating 1500 in number.  With that addition, the total number of men in line was in the neighborhood of 20,000 and fine, stalwart, intelligent men most of them were--men who compose the bone and sinew of the city's great industrial army--men of whom Buffalo is deservedly proud.

Assemblymember Gabryszak Keeps Safety in Mind for the Back to School Season

Assemblymember Gabryszak Keeps Safety in Mind for the Back to School Season

It’s that time of year again. Summer is winding down and our children are back in school. It’s important to keep in mind some safety tips to keep our children out of harms way.

If your child rides the bus to school, make sure that they never walk behind a bus. The bus driver should be able to see a child at all times. Try to arrive at the bus pick-up early. A child should walk three big steps away when walking next to a bus and be conscious of loose clothing and backpacks when entering the bus. During the trip, children should stay seated in their seats and out of the isle while the bus is in motion.

Assemblyman Gabryszak and Senator Grisanti Create New Safety Requirements For Firefighters- Governor

Assemblyman Gabryszak and Senator Grisanti Create New Safety Requirements For Firefighters- Governor

Assemblyman Dennis Gabryzak (D-Cheektowaga) and Senator Mark Grisanti (R-North Buffalo) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation that would require cities and employers of firefighters to provide emergency escape systems for all firefighters.

Under bills passed in both houses (A10677, S 7677), cities or other employers of fighter fighters are required to identity if a firefighter is at risk for becoming trapped at higher elevations, and if the firefighters could need to be prepared to escape a fire.  This gives the firefighter community the ability to better evaluate their escape routes and plan accordingly to different situations that may be potentially hazardous due to height and differing equipment.

New Yorkers Deserve Good Insurance Options

New Yorkers Deserve Good Insurance Options

Three years ago, a New York public school custodian, returning from his coffee break, was hit by an underinsured driver while crossing the street and left permanently disabled. He was in a training program and on his way to becoming a chief custodian but instead was left disabled, requiring significant physical therapy to even walk again.  While he thought the insurance he purchased would provide some financial relief for the fact he could no longer perform his job, he was left high and dry.