NYS Assemblyman William Conrad

NYS Assemblyman William Conrad NYS Assemblymember for 140th District William C Conrad III

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Many thanks to Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation and the Town of Tonawanda Police Department for welcoming fam...
07/21/2021

Many thanks to Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation and the Town of Tonawanda Police Department for welcoming families this afternoon to a free Mini Ark Farms petting zoo at the Sheridan Youth Center. My kids loved meeting all the animals, especially one of the town's own, TTPD K9 Diehl. The petting zoo featured alpacas, bunnies, piglets - even some exotic animals.

Enjoyed this happy occasion today - a ribbon-cutting for Mike & Pop's, the O'Connor family's new bistro and tavern at 30...
07/21/2021

Enjoyed this happy occasion today - a ribbon-cutting for Mike & Pop's, the O'Connor family's new bistro and tavern at 3020 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore. Mike, Pops and I were joined by Village Trustee Joe DeCecco, Mayor Pat Mang, Kenmore Business Association rep and Mike's Subs owner Bob Bolt, and Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce President Cathy Piciulo. After the last year, I'm especially grateful to be seeing friends' faces and welcoming new businesses to the 140th.

Enjoyed this happy occasion today - a ribbon-cutting for Mike & Pop's, the O'Connor family's new bistro and tavern at 3020 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore. Mike, Pops and I were joined by Village Trustee Joe DeCecco, Mayor Pat Mang, Kenmore Business Association rep and Mike's Subs owner Bob Bolt, and Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce President Cathy Piciulo. After the last year, I'm especially grateful to be seeing friends' faces and welcoming new businesses to the 140th.

A reminder that the Federal Communications Commission's #EmergencyBroadbandBenefit remains available. Eligible household...
07/21/2021

A reminder that the Federal Communications Commission's #EmergencyBroadbandBenefit remains available. Eligible households can get a $50 monthly discount on high-speed Internet service, plus $100 off a desktop, laptop or tablet. Visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit for more info.

A reminder that the Federal Communications Commission's #EmergencyBroadbandBenefit remains available. Eligible households can get a $50 monthly discount on high-speed Internet service, plus $100 off a desktop, laptop or tablet. Visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit for more info.

Do you own a small business that lost money because of the pandemic? Help is available NOW through the State's Small Bus...
07/20/2021

Do you own a small business that lost money because of the pandemic? Help is available NOW through the State's Small Business Recovery Grant Program - and there are folks here locally who will help you through the application process. I met today with Ann Enger, senior coordinator for Ibero-Buffalo, who'd be happy to assist you. Contact her at 481-8284 or [email protected], visit the center's page, or go to its website, www.iberobusinesscenter.org.

Do you own a small business that lost money because of the pandemic? Help is available NOW through the State's Small Business Recovery Grant Program - and there are folks here locally who will help you through the application process. I met today with Ann Enger, senior coordinator for Ibero-Buffalo, who'd be happy to assist you. Contact her at 481-8284 or [email protected], visit the center's page, or go to its website, www.iberobusinesscenter.org.

#TheWallThatHeals has arrived - and our Twin Cities gave it a fine welcome. I helped greet the procession as it traveled...
07/20/2021

#TheWallThatHeals has arrived - and our Twin Cities gave it a fine welcome. I helped greet the procession as it traveled Niagara Street, where I met up with North Tonawanda Mayor Art Pappas and NT Clerk/Treasurer Donna Braun. Special thanks to the City of Tonawanda Fire Department and North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters Local 1333 for using their ladder trucks to bridge Niagara with a pair of waving American flags. And most of all, thank you to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 77, the Legion Riders, and all who've served.

On this day in American history ...Even though the landing occurred in the middle of the night for some, a record 650 mi...
07/20/2021

On this day in American history ...
Even though the landing occurred in the middle of the night for some, a record 650 million viewers across the globe watched the mission on TV, meaning one in every five people on the planet at the time tuned in. If you were one of them, I'd love to hear your story!

On this day in American history ...
Even though the landing occurred in the middle of the night for some, a record 650 million viewers across the globe watched the mission on TV, meaning one in every five people on the planet at the time tuned in. If you were one of them, I'd love to hear your story!

Please join me in offering heartfelt condolences to Chief Sliwinski's family, police department and community. My though...
07/17/2021
Cheektowaga police chief dies suddenly

Please join me in offering heartfelt condolences to Chief Sliwinski's family, police department and community. My thoughts are with you, Cheektowaga.

"It is with great sadness that I announce the unexpected passing of our Chief of Police, Michael J. Sliwinski," Assistant Chief Brian J. Gould said.

Happy #716day, Buffalonians! With 13 hours left to go, our community has already donated more than a half a million doll...
07/16/2021
Buffalo Giving Day 2021

Happy #716day, Buffalonians! With 13 hours left to go, our community has already donated more than a half a million dollars. #Give716

Let's Go Buffalo

07/16/2021

We are THRILLED to collaborate with Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc. for an interpreted performance of our touring show this summer! Free registration is available on our website - get yours today!
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#shakespeareindelawarepark #sdp #shakespeare #wnydas #deaftheatre #interpretedperformance #accessibletheatre #touringshow #onsalenow #summerseason

I proudly stand in solidarity with Buffalo Newspaper Guild’s members, who are our neighbors. The Buffalo News can’t reta...
07/14/2021

I proudly stand in solidarity with Buffalo Newspaper Guild’s members, who are our neighbors. The Buffalo News can’t retain its audience and support quality journalism without retaining and supporting its local employees. Thank you, Assemblymember Monica Wallace.

Today my colleagues and I sent a letter urging Lee Enterprises, the owner of The Buffalo News, not to go ahead with planned staffing cuts and contract changes that would outsource local jobs, weaken protections for members of the Buffalo Newspaper Guild, and impact the quality of our local news media.

Robust, local journalism is vital to our public discourse and holding people in power to account.

07/12/2021

Join TTPD 7/31 9am - 12pm for our Kids Fishing Derby!!! Held at Town of Tonawanda’s Aqua Lane Park (Sheridan Dr. at River Rd.). The event is for children ages 15 and under. We will have prizes and refreshments! Pre-register now through 7/28 at Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation located at 299 Decatur Rd. Thank you Ken-Ton Closet, Lake Effect Bait Tackle Charters and Scime’s Tackle and Variety for sponsoring the derby!

14-year-old helping veterans one yard at a time
07/12/2021
14-year-old helping veterans one yard at a time

14-year-old helping veterans one yard at a time

Nathan Adams used to do yard work with his grandfather who was an Army veteran. After he passed away in February, Nathan started his own business to honor his memory. To give back to those who’ve served, Nathan mows lawns for veterans in his community.

Had a great reunion today with Anthony Niemann, who I once coached for Kenmore Rugby Football Club. Anthony, a graduate ...
07/09/2021

Had a great reunion today with Anthony Niemann, who I once coached for Kenmore Rugby Football Club. Anthony, a graduate of Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District's Big Picture Program, studied welding through Erie 1 BOCES and now works for Sevenson Environmental Service in Niagara Falls.
You don't need to be a teacher and coach to guide, engage and cheer on young people. If you're presented with the chance, take it.
Our paths to success in adulthood vary - but one thing everyone needs is community.

Had a great reunion today with Anthony Niemann, who I once coached for Kenmore Rugby Football Club. Anthony, a graduate of Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District's Big Picture Program, studied welding through Erie 1 BOCES and now works for Sevenson Environmental Service in Niagara Falls.
You don't need to be a teacher and coach to guide, engage and cheer on young people. If you're presented with the chance, take it.
Our paths to success in adulthood vary - but one thing everyone needs is community.

Here's my regular reminder: If you'd like to escape the humidity and relax with some magazines, or if you're looking for...
07/08/2021

Here's my regular reminder: If you'd like to escape the humidity and relax with some magazines, or if you're looking for something fun and enriching to do with the kids, or if you're a student with a long summer reading list, ... visit one of our area libraries! They'll be so happy to see you.
City of Tonawanda Public Library
Elaine M. Panty Branch Library
North Tonawanda Public Library
Town of Tonawanda Public Library - Kenilworth Branch
Town of Tonawanda Public Library - Kenmore Branch
Brighton Place Library

Here's my regular reminder: If you'd like to escape the humidity and relax with some magazines, or if you're looking for something fun and enriching to do with the kids, or if you're a student with a long summer reading list, ... visit one of our area libraries! They'll be so happy to see you.
City of Tonawanda Public Library
Elaine M. Panty Branch Library
North Tonawanda Public Library
Town of Tonawanda Public Library - Kenilworth Branch
Town of Tonawanda Public Library - Kenmore Branch
Brighton Place Library

07/08/2021

Do we have a disabled Veteran that needs their lawn mowed in the KEN TON area? Do you know anyone? Please inbox us here or call 716-630-5020 WNYHeroes and ask for Lynn.

07/07/2021

Love the COT Neighbors United events!

Half of the expanded Child Tax Credit for 2021 will be paid in advance to eligible families, as part of the American Res...
07/07/2021
Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 | Internal Revenue Service

Half of the expanded Child Tax Credit for 2021 will be paid in advance to eligible families, as part of the American Rescue Plan. The payments ($300 per child age 5 and under, $250 per child age 6-17) will occur monthly through December, starting on July 15.

Find details about the advance Child Tax Credit payments, including how to get them or stop getting them.

Happy birthday to City of Tonawanda resident Norma Mileham, who turned 100 on July 1! Norma, a 1939 THS grad, was among ...
07/05/2021

Happy birthday to City of Tonawanda resident Norma Mileham, who turned 100 on July 1! Norma, a 1939 THS grad, was among the first 30 students accepted into a nursing program at DeGraff Memorial.
She and her husband James had three children, and today she was surrounded by more family, including their grandchildren (one of whom is Tonawanda Councilman David Mileham) and great-grandkids. I visited her party today with Norma's friend, Jenna Koch City of Tonawanda Council President, who had collected a stack of cards for Norma from their fellow city residents. I presented Norma with citations from the NYS Assembly and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, to celebrate her accomplished, adventurous life, blessed with longevity, and abundant with love.

Enjoy your Fourth, everyone!
07/04/2021

Enjoy your Fourth, everyone!

Enjoy your Fourth, everyone!

Only 57 years ago today, the federal government created the EEOC to ban employment discrimination, and called for the na...
07/02/2021

Only 57 years ago today, the federal government created the EEOC to ban employment discrimination, and called for the nationwide desegregation of public schools and spaces. There were protests, violence. Of course, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who had delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech the August before, championed and modeled only nonviolence.
The act spurred further civil rights legislation - a demonstration of the evolution of law, which continues to this day, as does our country's fight for true racial equality. A few months later, MLK became the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Only 57 years ago today, the federal government created the EEOC to ban employment discrimination, and called for the nationwide desegregation of public schools and spaces. There were protests, violence. Of course, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who had delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech the August before, championed and modeled only nonviolence.
The act spurred further civil rights legislation - a demonstration of the evolution of law, which continues to this day, as does our country's fight for true racial equality. A few months later, MLK became the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

District residents, keep an eye out for my first newsletter. Coming soon to your mailboxes!
07/01/2021

District residents, keep an eye out for my first newsletter. Coming soon to your mailboxes!

District residents, keep an eye out for my first newsletter. Coming soon to your mailboxes!

Had a great time last night at the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Youth Board's 44th annual awards ceremony...
07/01/2021

Had a great time last night at the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Youth Board's 44th annual awards ceremony recognizing our best and brightest. Congratulations to the honorees you see listed here, plus Community Service Award winner Ken-Ton Cares and Brian Dugan Outstanding Teacher Award winner Tim O'Shei of Mount St. Mary Academy.

This morning I visited SUNY Buffalo State College to announce the recent passage of my bill to extend the Self-Employmen...
07/01/2021

This morning I visited SUNY Buffalo State College to announce the recent passage of my bill to extend the Self-Employment Assistance Program, which grants up to 26 weeks of unemployment insurance pay to those who have lost their jobs but are working full time to launch businesses in New York State. I was joined by Assemblymember Jon Rivera and Buffalo State - Small Business Development Center Director Sue McCartney, both of whom share my enthusiasm for the SEAP. It's a proven way of turning joblessness into productive hopefulness, and of bolstering the economy through small business growth. Now the Governor needs to sign the bill!

This morning I visited SUNY Buffalo State College to announce the recent passage of my bill to extend the Self-Employment Assistance Program, which grants up to 26 weeks of unemployment insurance pay to those who have lost their jobs but are working full time to launch businesses in New York State. I was joined by Assemblymember Jon Rivera and Buffalo State - Small Business Development Center Director Sue McCartney, both of whom share my enthusiasm for the SEAP. It's a proven way of turning joblessness into productive hopefulness, and of bolstering the economy through small business growth. Now the Governor needs to sign the bill!

Relieved to report the Governor just signed this bill into law.
06/30/2021
Gov. Cuomo signs opioid lockbox bill into law

Relieved to report the Governor just signed this bill into law.

New York Attorney General Letitia James says this is a "massive step in our efforts to end the opioid epidemic and provide justice to its victims."

A New York State Department of Transportation PSA: Road work will begin July 6 on eastbound 290 in the town. Expect sing...
06/30/2021

A New York State Department of Transportation PSA: Road work will begin July 6 on eastbound 290 in the town. Expect single lane closures between I-190 and exit 1 (Elmwood/Delaware) starting at 7 p.m., followed by a total shutdown from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. weeknights for two weeks. A posted detour will direct drivers along Sheridan Drive. This is the first phase of a repaving that will continue through October. Drive safely!

A New York State Department of Transportation PSA: Road work will begin July 6 on eastbound 290 in the town. Expect single lane closures between I-190 and exit 1 (Elmwood/Delaware) starting at 7 p.m., followed by a total shutdown from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. weeknights for two weeks. A posted detour will direct drivers along Sheridan Drive. This is the first phase of a repaving that will continue through October. Drive safely!

“If we don't give the funds to these organizations and treatment centers, how are we going to take care of this problem?...
06/30/2021
State leaders call on Governor Cuomo to sign opioid lockbox bill

“If we don't give the funds to these organizations and treatment centers, how are we going to take care of this problem? We want to make sure that the dollars we get from these op**te manufacturers in these settlement cases make their way to people who need it most," said Assemblymember Bill Conrad.
https://www.wgrz.com/mobile/article/news/local/state-leaders-call-on-new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-to-sign-opioid-lockbox-bill/71-5c21627b-4423-4d76-86d6-7ab2b9feb5f0

The bill would require all funds received by NYS as the result of litigation against opioid manufacturers to be used to fund addiction treatment services.

My statement urging the Governor to sign a bill ensuring New York's opioid lawsuit settlement money will go toward addic...
06/29/2021

My statement urging the Governor to sign a bill ensuring New York's opioid lawsuit settlement money will go toward addiction treatment. That is the only rightful use of those funds.

My statement urging the Governor to sign a bill ensuring New York's opioid lawsuit settlement money will go toward addiction treatment. That is the only rightful use of those funds.

06/29/2021

This Friday! One of our favorite TOT traditions is back.

06/29/2021

Mark your calendars! The Ken-Ton School District in partnership with the YMCA will host a Full-Day Universal Pre-K Information Night from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 at the Hamilton Elementary School Building (44 Westfall Drive, Tonawanda, NY 14150). District staff and administrators will be serving hot dogs, snacks, and beverages and will answer questions related to UPK programming at Hamilton Elementary. All families are welcome to attend!

https://www.ktufsd.org/cms/lib/NY19000262/Centricity/ModuleInstance/21976/062921UPKInfoNight.pdf

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