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Legislator Morton transfers original blueprints for proposed domed Bills stadium to Lancaster Historical Society


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.


Legislator Ted Morton delivered the original blueprints from 1970 for a proposed domed stadium in the Town of Lancaster to the Lancaster Historical Society. The stadium that never was had been intended to house the Buffalo Bills football team and a baseball team.


“These blueprints provide a fascinating window into what could have been here in the Town of Lancaster. If the original proposal had become reality, imagine how different the Lancaster area would be,” said Legislator Morton.


The documents will be on loan from Erie County to the Lancaster Historical Society which will soon put the blueprints on public display.


“We’re very pleased to accept this loan on behalf of the people of Lancaster. I hope the residents will join us as we celebrate this new exhibit,” stated Theresa Wolfe, Vice President of the Lancaster Historical Society.


“As we kick off an exciting new Buffalo Bills' season with a new coach, I strongly encourage the public to visit the Lancaster Historical Society and take a look at our past,” Morton concluded.