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Hon. Kevin R. Hardwick

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92 Franklin Street, 4th Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

Phone: (716) 858-8672
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November 2016 Column - The Crunch

Any college student, current or former, knows about the end of semester crunch.  During the last few weeks there are several papers due and a slew of final exams for which to prepare.  It can be a very stressful time for students.  Having taught at Canisius College now for over 27 years I can attest that it is not easy for professors either.  After all, someone has to grade all those papers and administer the exams.  If everyone keeps calm and works together, however, my experience has taught me that everyone will survive.

Legislator Hardwick facilitates hearing on Grand Island for numerous agricultural district requests

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that due to the volume of requests from Grand Island property owners to receive Agricultural District status, he has arranged for the hearing to be held in the town. The county is holding the hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Grand Island Library, 1715 Bedell Road, Grand Island.

Legislator Hardwick, Rite-Aid partner for Community Flu Clinic

Legislator Kevin Hardwick and Rite-Aid Pharmacy will offer a Community Flu Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Viet Nam Veterans of American Chapter 77, 57 Main St., City of Tonawanda.

September 2016 Column - Health, Education and Welfare

In 1953 the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare was created.  For the next two and one-half decades it was one of the biggest agencies in the federal government.  In 1979 the Carter Administration separated out the department’s education component and created the United States Department of Education.  The health and welfare functions remained together in the new Department of Health and Human Services.

August 2016 Column - Legislating Concussions

We take concussions a lot more seriously today than we did a few decades ago.  This is particularly true of youth concussions.  Each year we have more and more studies demonstrating the extent of the brain damage that concussions can cause.  As a result, sports leagues from the NFL to a variety of youth sports have changed the manner in which they deal with concussions.  This is a good thing.