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Ruben's River Rumble, June 24

The Ruben Brown Foundation will be hosting Ruben's River Rumble this Sunday, June 24.

Fort Appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Hilbert

Fort Appointed Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Hilbert

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Gregg Fort, assistant vice president for university advancement at DePaul University in Chicago, has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Hilbert College, announced President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D. His appointment is effective July 9.

In his new role, Fort will lead all aspects of Hilbert’s fundraising efforts and the college’s government relations and alumni affairs programs and activities. He also will oversee comprehensive strategies to seek private support through major gifts, the Hilbert Fund, and private and public grants.

In making the appointment, Zane said, “With Gregg’s nearly 25 years of experience in higher education fundraising, we are pleased to have a leader of his caliber to serve as Hilbert’s vice president for institutional advancement. His extensive background will be tremendously valuable in building on the college’s philanthropic efforts and creating the framework to foster a strong major gifts program.”

Grisanti Bill Requires Unit Pricing In Certain Retail Stores For Easy Comparison

Grisanti Bill Requires Unit Pricing In Certain Retail Stores For Easy Comparison

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced passage of his bill S.7277A in the Senate that would amend the agriculture and markets law to include chain stores  that sell consumer goods with annual sales of $2.5 million in the requirement of disclosure of price per measure as well as the retail selling price.  This unit pricing law will allow consumer to comparison shop so they can find the best value.  This bill will also allow the Department of Agriculture and Markets to investigate and stop false advertising by discount retailers who sell significant amounts of consumer commodities but claim to be exempt from the unit pricing requirement.   

Legislator Lorigo Announces Senior Outreach Meeting at Elma Senior Center

Legislator Lorigo Announces Senior Outreach Meeting at Elma Senior Center

Erie County Legislator Joseph C. Lorigo, in partnership with the Department of Senior Services, will host a Senior Outreach Meeting to provide information on services provided to senior citizens throughout the county. The event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at the Elma Senior Center, 3007 Bowen Road, Elma.

“The County has a variety of services available to seniors, including transportation, adult day care, home delivered meals and counseling programs. Through this Outreach Meeting, attendees can ask specific questions about what programs could benefit them and learn about services they may not be aware of,” said Legislator Lorigo. “This is a good opportunity for residents to receive personalized attention and learn how the County’s Senior Services Department can best assist them.”

Legislator Lorigo thanks the Elma Senior Center for hosting the event and partnering with the County to make residents aware of the programs available to them.

NY Senate Passes Grisanti Law Criminalizing Concealment Of Human Corpse

NY Senate Passes Grisanti Law Criminalizing Concealment Of Human Corpse

Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60) today announced that the New York State Senate has voted to pass the Bill S6489 which makes it a crime to conceal a death by knowingly moving or otherwise hiding a human corpse so that discovery of the death will be hindered.    The bill known as “Amanda Lynn’s law” would make the commission of this crime a D Felony up from a misdemeanor for the improper disposal of a dead body.

“I am pleased that the Senate has voted to pass this law in honor of Amanda Lynn.  Current law is totally inadequate for the seriousness of the crime of improperly disposing of a human being.  With the passing of Amanda Lynn’s law anyone who attempts to move or conceal a body in the attempt to hinder its discovery will find the full weight of the legal system thrown at them,” said Senator Mark Grisanti (R-60).

Volunteers Needed for Ombudsman Program

Volunteers Needed for Ombudsman Program

BUFFALO, NY, April 9th, 2012 - The American Red Cross, Serving Erie & Niagara Counties is currently seeking volunteers for its Ombudsman Program, which provides advocacy services responsive to the complaints and problems of residents living in long term care facilities.

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Offers Educational Trip to China in July

Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Offers Educational Trip to China in July

Western New York Chamber Alliance to Host Educational Trip to China this July

~ Trip is open to the public ~

Hamburg, NY – The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and the Western New York Chamber Alliance are once again partnering with CITSLINC International to offer an incredible tour of China. For the first time, the trip is being offered during the summer months so teachers and students can visit Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai. This 9-day tour will be held from July 16 through July 24, 2012. The traditional autumn trip to China will also be available in October, 2012 for anyone unable to travel during the summer months.