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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.

Introducing the Ultimate Fairgoer of 2012: Tim Beasor

Introducing the Ultimate Fairgoer of 2012: Tim Beasor

I am proud to welcome a new member of our special fair club....the Ultimate Fairgoers!!!  Please meet our newest inductee....Mr. Tim Beasor!!!

It was just a stroke of luck that I was able to catch up with our new ultimate fairgoer.  I was in my area of Slade Park, and one of my fair pals, Helene Edie (Ultimate Fairgoer 2011) came over to ask if I knew who was at their table.  I glanced over and didn't recognize anyone, so I told her "no" and asked who it was!!!  She smiled and told me it was the newest Ultimate Fairgoer!!!  How great was that!  Here we are.....fairgoer 2005 and fairgoer 2011 being able to just hang out with fairgoer 2012!!  I asked if she might introduce me to him and maybe I could get some info about him for this blog.  I was sure that all of you would want to know all the facts!!!

So here goes.....I want you to meet Tim!!!

Proclamation Presented to Hilbert Board Chairperson

Proclamation Presented to Hilbert Board Chairperson

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath III presented a Legislature proclamation to Ann Swan, who is serving her third term as chairperson of the Hilbert College Board of Trustees, at a special on-campus ceremony held July 26.

The official proclamation was awarded in recognition of Swan receiving Hilbert’s 2012 President’s Medal, one of the college’s highest honors, as well as for her exemplary service and support of the college.

Swan resides in Clarence.

Grisanti and Local Officials Urge Assembly to Pass Medicaid Fraud and STAR Rebate Bills

Grisanti and Local Officials Urge Assembly to Pass Medicaid Fraud and STAR Rebate Bills

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today stood with local elected officials to encourage passage of a package of two bills that fight Medicaid fraud and return the savings to taxpayers with the Middle Class STAR rebate.  The bills have been passed in the past by the Senate but keep dying in the Assembly.

Cool Gel ’n Cap ‘A Blessing’ for Child with Dravet Syndrome

Cool Gel ’n Cap ‘A Blessing’ for Child with Dravet Syndrome

Cool Gel ’n Cap, the adorable plush hat developed in Elma, N.Y., that holds a cold or warm gel pack in place to soothe bumps, bruises, earaches and headaches, has found another unique use. And it has been an absolute blessing for one Ohio family.

Six-year-old Breanna Heck of Tiffin, Ohio, suffered her first seizure at just three months of age and was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome at the age of three. Dravet Syndrome, according to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation, is a rare and catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. Initial seizures are most often prolonged events and in the second year of life other seizure types begin to emerge. Development remains on track initially, with plateaus and a progressive decline typically beginning in the second year of life. 

Grisanti Law Signed By Cuomo Supports Craft Beer Industry

Grisanti Law Signed By Cuomo Supports Craft Beer Industry

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed a package of laws to support the craft beer industry.  This legislation will help increase demand for locally grown farmer products, support local breweries and wineries and expand industry related economic development and tourism    The laws keeps intact a tax benefit for small beer breweries, exempts those that produce small batches of beer from paying an annual State Liquor Authority fee, and creates a “Farm Brewery License” so craft breweries can expand their operations through opening restaurants or selling beer related products.  Grisanti sponsored the original Bill S. 5829 that sought to help small craft breweries expand their operations to include shops or restaurants.

Benefit for Aidan Walsh

Benefit for Aidan Walsh

A Letter from a WGRZ-2 On Your Side Viewer

As a parent the thing you want most is for your children to be healthy and safe.  Unfortunately we have never had that with our 2 children.  Our 5 year old son Aidan, suffers from a lot of illnesses, including; neurologic impairment, autistic symptoms, scoliosis, recurrent infections, joint and muscle neuropathy, dysautonomia, and can only consume a prescription formula, rice, water, salt, and sugar, NO other foods at all.  Our 15 month old daughter suffers from hypotonia, physical delays, and is unable to consume food as well.