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Ted Morton
District 8

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8856
Fax: 858-8895
Email: ted.morton@erie.gov

 

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Legislator Morton recognizes Depew Firefighter for saving lives in burning building

Legislator Ted Morton honored Depew Firefighter Marc Adamberger for saving the lives of five Central Avenue residents, whose building had caught fire the morning of June 29, 2017 while they were still asleep. A proclamation was presented to Adamberger during a presentation held July 19, 2017 at the Fire Hall to recognize his quick thinking and bravery.


July 2017 Column - Allow Law Enforcement to do Their Job, Officials Should Oppose Erie County Becoming a Sanctuary County

You may have seen in the national news reports about efforts across the country to make local communities sanctuary communities. Generally speaking, sanctuary policies are policies that restrict or limit local law enforcement from alerting Federal immigration officials about people who may be in the country illegally. Sanctuary communities, whether counties or cities, tend not to enforce immigration law.


Legislator Morton joins Sheriff to discuss Drug and Needle Drop-Off Program and Disposal

Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard was joined by County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Dr. Gale Burstein – Erie County Health Commissioner, Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo, Legislator Ted Morton, Chair of Energy and Environment committee to discuss the prescription drug drop off program and the disposal of nearly 2-tons of medications.


Legislator Ted Morton to host Cheektowaga and Lancaster Outreach Events

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton will host Community Outreach Meetings on Monday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 11 to meet with residents to discuss any questions or concerns they may have related to county issues.


Legislator Morton opposes NFTA ridesharing fee

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced his strong opposition to the NFTA’s imposition of a $3.50 fee on ridesharing trips to and from the airport.


June 2017 Column - ECC Presidential Search

With so much going on throughout our world, we sometimes don’t take note of some of the big changes occurring right outside our door.


Legislature supports Ruthie’s Law to improve accountability in nursing homes

The Erie County Legislature has approved Ruthie’s Law to require improved accountability from nursing homes in cases where a resident has been badly injured. The law, named after Ruth Murray, recognizes that nursing homes have a responsibility to notify family members or guardians when a patient has been badly injured as soon as possible.


Erie County Legislature approves Stony Road Bridge work

Legislator Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) announced the County Legislature has authorized the construction of a new bridge and culvert on Stony Road over Ellicott Creek in Lancaster.


May 2017 Column - Ruthie’s Law improves accountability in nursing homes

This month I wanted to talk about a new law I sponsored that will offer additional protections to our seniors residing in nursing homes and will improve access to information that is vital to families that are choosing a nursing home. Ruthie’s Law aims to respond to recent incidents of neglect occurring at nursing homes throughout our community by becoming more proactive and providing more transparency regarding incidents and their causes.  


Erie County to collect hazardous waste materials on June 3 & August 5

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton reminds residents that the county hosts two Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days every spring.