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Bridge on Interstate 86 Will Serve As Tribute To The Project's Champion

Dedication will serve as lasting reminder of Susan Foster Myers’ service to Allegany County

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R,C,I- Gowanda) announced today that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed their legislation to name the bridge that crosses Interstate 86 over State Route 275 in honor of the late Susan Foster Myers.

 

Mrs. Myers, a former Friendship Town Councilwoman and Allegany County Legislator, will be posthumously honored for her efforts to improve life in Allegany County and her personal crusade to have Route 17 designated as an interstate highway.

 

August 17, 2015
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Senator Young Announces $115,000 in State Funding to Clean and Preserve Cattaraugus County Waterways

Grants will help ongoing dredging and debris removal efforts, fight against invasive species

 

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced today she has secured state assistance for necessary dredging and invasive species prevention in Cattaraugus County’s waterways.

 

As part of this year’s state budget, Senator Young successfully obtained two $30,000 grants to cover the cost of dredging Conewango Creek and Thatcher Brook. The Senator also secured a $25,000 grant for Lime Lake, to assist with the lake’s ongoing battle against invasive aquatic species, and $30,000 for dredging and debris removal at dams within the county.

 

August 14, 2015
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Senator Boyle's 3rd Annual Veterans Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday, August 15th I will be hosting my 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Pancake Breakfast free for veterans of the 4th Senate District and their families as a way to thank them for their dedication and commitment.  My staff and I are hoping that Veterans of all wars will join us from  8 AM to 11 AM at the American Legion Post 94 located at 22 Grove Place in Babylon so we can personally express our thanks for their service.

August 13, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS 16TH ANNUAL BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL IN THE VILLAGE OF ELLENVILLE

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was pleased to join friends and neighbors this past Saturday at the 16th Annual Blueberry Festival, which was held in downtown Ellenville. The Blueberry Festival is the most well attended community event held in the Village all year.

August 10, 2015
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Town of Greece National Night Out Against Crime

Despite the weather, there was a nice turnout at the Town of Greece National Night Out Against Crime event at the Town Hall Campus. Great to see so many families come out to support local law enforcement and our community!

August 5, 2015
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Livonia Public Library To Receive Major Upgrades Thanks To Grant Provided By Senator Catharine Young

$250,000 SAM Grant will bring modern updates to local library

 

LIVONIA – Saying they were “overjoyed” to hear the news, Livonia Public Library officials applauded state Senator Catharine Young for securing a $250,000 capital grant that will be used toward a major expansion of the building and services.

 

Built in 1927, the Livonia Public Library has served the community for nearly 90 years. But with increasing demands for greater access to books, public programming, and modern resources like computers and high speed internet, the library had begun exploring avenues to grow.

 

August 3, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Bill Perkins | 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair In Harlem

On August 19th, 2015, in collaboration with Harlem Vet Center, Samaritan Village, CUNY- BMCC, Manhattan Legal Services, NY Metro Vets, and Home Depot, Senator Perkins will proudly hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair in Harlem, which, in addition to presenting speakers in the realm of Veterans Affairs, will also include a panel on key issues confronting veterans. The Fair is being structured to provide information on a wide range of issues concerning our veteran population, and it will begin at  9:00 AM and end at approximately 3:00 PM.  Please see additional details in our flyer, attached below, in both Spanish and English.  

 

August 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES STATE FUNDING FOR PORT WASHINGTON PARK IMPROVEMENTS

$250,000 in State Funding Will Allow Nassau County To Further Enhance Stannards Brook Park

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for Nassau County to continue renovating Stannards Brook Park in Port Washington.

     “Stannards Brook Park is a jewel of the Port Washington community. It’s been transformed from a run-down eyesore to a place where people of all ages go to relax, take a walk, learn about nature, or just enjoy the outdoors. Using this new funding, Nassau County can further enhance the park for the benefit of all residents,” said Senator Martins.

July 13, 2015
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Progress Ahead for Former J.N. Adam Developmental Center

Recently-passed legislation directs the state to produce a report on the best uses for the property

 

ALBANY – The long-vacant J.N. Adam site could soon see progress toward development following action by the state Legislature.

 

June 24, 2015
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Legislature approves O'Mara-Palmesano legislation to encourage expansion of broadband services in public libraries ~ Measure now goes to the governor to be signed into law

Albany, N.Y., June 19—The New York State Legislature has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R,I,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,I,C-Corning) to allow public libraries across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and statewide, to access funding for broadband installation and infrastructure through one of the state’s most utilized construction grant programs.

June 19, 2015
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Senate passes Griffo’s bill to protect municipalities from unfunded state mandates

ALBANY – The New York State Senate on Wednesday passed legislation authored by Senator Joseph Griffo that would prohibit the state from burdening local municipalities with any future unfunded mandates.

When the state imposes programs upon a municipality without fully funding them, it often forces those localities to find a way to pay for those services. This allows local priorities to essentially be dictated by the state, instead of leaving those choices up to local officials, Griffo said.

The end result is that municipalities often find themselves reluctantly having to impose more taxes on its residents to pay for programs and services that it might otherwise not have wanted.

June 18, 2015
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Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young - May 9, 2015

During this week's edition of "Your Voice with Senator Catharine Young," the Senator discussed her support for a permanent extension of the property tax cap. The property tax cap has saved Western New Yorkers approximately $450 million since it was implemented four years ago. The Senator also shares some additional efforts she has put forward to reduce the tax burden on local residents and ease the mandated costs incurred in municipal and school budgets.

 

Senator Young also discussed Renee’s Law and Kendra’s Laws, two pieces of legislation she sponsors, that passed the state Senate this week.

 

June 10, 2015
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young on Old Route 219 Bridge Replacement

“I applaud the Cattaraugus County Legislature for giving the green light for the old Route 219 bridge replacement. Construction of a new state-of-the-art bridge will be extremely beneficial to Western New York because it will stimulate economic growth by creating new, good-paying jobs and providing greater access to broadband service, preserve the local economy, and give residents on both sides of the Cattaraugus Creek access to emergency care and shopping they need and deserve.”

 

June 10, 2015
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STATE SENATOR JEFF KLEIN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $200,000 GRANT FOR SECURITY & ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES TO PELHAM TOWN HALL & DARONCO TOWN HOUSE

State funding secured by Klein will provide new natural gas fueled generators, energy efficient lighting, surveillance cameras, security room and additional storage

WESTCHESTER, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), together with Mayor Michael Volpe of the Village of Pelham, Pelham Town Supervisor Pete DiPaola, Pelham Deputy Supervisor Councilman Dan McLaughlin, Judge John Gardner, Judge John DeChiaro, and Town Council Member Blake Bell, today announced $195,000 in state funding for security and energy efficiency upgrades to Pelham Town Hall and the Daronco Town House at Pelham’s annual Block Party.

June 6, 2015
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'Back to School' tax holiday passes Senate

ALBANY, NY - A bill that would nearly halve the sales tax in Putnam County over a 10 day period in August sponsored by Senator Terrence Murphy passed the State Senate this week. The legislation, which was requested by the Putnam County government, would mean shoppers enjoy a reduced sales tax in the county from 8.38 percent to 4.38 percent for clothing and footwear under $110 from August 16th to August 25th.

June 3, 2015
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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State Budget Paves Way For Local Roads

ALBANY, 04/02/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today announced that crucial funding to support local highway improvements is included in the 2015-16 state budget.  

“Local roads, bridges, and culverts are the backbone of our state’s infrastructure,” said Senator Seward.  “County and town highway superintendents from throughout my district joined me in Albany last month at a rally calling for an increase in funding for our local roads and bridges – and their voices were heard.”

The 2015-16 state budget makes a record investment of $488 million to support local highway, road, and bridge repair projects including $438 million in Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs) funding. 

April 2, 2015
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BUDGET DELIVERS $2.5 MILLION IN EXTRA LOCAL ROAD AID TO CNY, NNY

Boost in ‘CHIPs’ Funds to Help With Much-Needed Repair, Rebuilding After Long Winter

April 2, 2015
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Statement from Senator Catharine Young

"Homeowners and employers desperately need meaningful property tax relief.  In order for a half percent increase in the county’s sales tax to have a chance of passing in the state Senate, there would have to be a mandatory county property tax cut written into the bill language.  I am exploring the concept of putting into law a required three percent property tax levy decrease, which translates into a $2 million dollar property tax cut for the people of Chautauqua County.  By making the property tax burden lighter, we can grow jobs and the economy, while giving people savings that will help their family budgets."

March 27, 2015
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Your Voice With Senator Ortt

During this segment of Your Voice, Senator Ortt talks about medical marijuana, sex trafficking, mental health, and Fort Drum Day.

March 24, 2015
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