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Legislator Morton applauds Brownie Troop 415 for a successful food drive


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.

Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.

Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton applauds Brown Troop 415 for its success Tri-Community Food Pantry food drive, held in February. On Saturday, Feb. 22 the girls, along with their leaders and parents, delivered the food to the pantry. Honored by Legislator Morton for their hard work was, from left, Hannah Carroll, Alexis Barr, Jazmyn Rodriguez, Olivia Cala, Leah O'Connor, Isabella Howes, Isabelle Vernen and Shea Regan. 


Erie County Legislator Ted Morton recently met with members of Brownie Troop 415 to thank them for their efforts to collect donations for the Tri-Community Food Pantry. The girls were awarded certificates of merit in recognition of their hard work and kindness.


“We have some amazing young people in our community and I am honored to recognize Brownie Troop 415 for all their hard work to deliver numerous boxes of food to the Tri-Community Food Pantry. Thank you to the scouts, their parents and the Troop leaders for their diligence and thoughtfulness. The pantry and the clients it serves are most grateful to have a new generation of supporters, willing to go above and beyond to help others. And a special thanks to everyone in the community who donated during the drive,” said Legislator Morton during a certificate presentation held Feb. 22 at the food pantry.


The Tri-Community Food Pantry is located at544 Gould Ave., Depew and is always in need of food and toiletry donations. For information, please call 308-7352.


For additional information or to speak with Legislator Morton, please contact his Legislative Office at 858-8856 or email