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Hon. Kevin R. Hardwick

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Buffalo, N.Y. 14202

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City of Tonawanda installs AED device at pavilion in Niawanda Park thanks to county partnership

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, City of Tonawanda Clerk Gayle Syposs and Tonawanda Fire Chief Charles B. Stuart announced Jan. 12, 2017 that a new AED device had been installed at the Niawanda Park Pavilion. A second device will be installed at the Kohler Pool.  

January 2017 Column - Policy and Goals 101

A new semester will soon begin at Canisius College.  On Day 1 I will walk into my American Political Process class and tell a group of eager freshmen about public policy.  I will offer a simple definition telling them that it is a course of action to attain a goal.  I will then caution them not to confuse policy with goals, because a single goal can have multiple policies associated with it.  I will assert that most of the time we all agree on a goal.  It is the particular course of action to attain the goal upon which we differ.

Legislator Hardwick announces Island Dispatch maintained as official newspaper of Erie County

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick is pleased to announce that the Island Dispatch, located on Grand Island, was named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature for the third consecutive year. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 5, 2017 reorganizational meeting of the Legislature.

Legislator Hardwick secures $5,000 for Brighton Place

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announces that Brighton Place Community Resource Center will again receive $5,000 in the Erie County budget to support its effort to provide library resources and additional services to the community. The Legislature approved the funding at today’s annual Budget Meeting.

December 2016 Column - Uber Important

Anyone who has travelled to New York or any one of dozens of other cities in the United States is probably familiar with Uber or other so-called ridesharing services.  When I travelled to Brooklyn last year for my son’s wedding I was amazed with the convenience of Uber.  My wife ordered and paid for the ride on her smart phone and the car showed up within minutes.  We tracked our progress on the cell phone app and tipped the driver upon arrival at our destination.  It was just that easy.