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Legislators Burke and Morton Honor Pulaski Day Parade Grand Marshal


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.

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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.

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At a legislative session held on July 14th, Legislators Ted Morton (R-Cheektowaga) and Patrick Burke (D-South Buffalo) honored Lancaster resident Marian Kreutzer on being named the grand marshal of the 78th annual Pulaski Day Parade.


“Marian has been a long time community advocate for the Polish American community where she has been a key leader in running the annual General Pulaski Association installation dinner and wreath laying ceremony. I’m honored to be able to recognize her service to our community as she leads the Pulaski Day Parade this year,” stated Morton.


“I’m thrilled that Marian Kreutzer is being recognized for her dedication to the community by leading this year’s Pulaski Day Parade; an event that brings together tens of thousands to celebrate General Casmir Pulaski’s service to the United States. Her work with the General Pulaski Association is well known throughout the community, making Marian a deserving candidate for this honor,” concluded Burke.


The Pulaski Day Parade will be held on July 17th, in its 78th year the parade has had many distinguished honorees serve as grand marshal including President John F. Kennedy, Senator Bob Dole, Governor Mario Cuomo, and Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.