Issues: Local Government

Aubertine, SUNY Canton Launch North Country Grant Searc

More than 100 representatives from local governments and nonprofit groups turned out for the unveiling of a new Web site for finding grants, which was made possible by a member item secured by Sen. Aubertine and the hard work of SUNY Canton.

January 22, 2010

Aubertine, SUNY Canton Launch North Country Grant Search

Database of public and private grants available online to benefit nonprofits, municipalities, developers

WATERTOWN (January 21, 2010)—State Sen. Darrel J. Aubertine and SUNY Canton today launched the North Country Grant Search Web site, a working database of public and private grants designed to provide broad access to available funding for nonprofits, municipalities and economic developers.

January 21, 2010

Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
January 26, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Seward Vows To Help Ashland Rebuild

By Michael Ryan

Hudson-Catskill Newspapers

ASHLAND — No empty promises were made when Senator James Seward visited the burned out firehouse/municipal hall in the town of Ashland, on Friday morning.

“I didn’t come with a big check for you,” said Seward, who was officially welcomed by Ashland Town Supervisor Richard Tompkins and local Fire Chief Randy Sutton.

“But I am here to let you know you aren’t alone and that we will do whatever we can to help you recover and rebuild. First we have to find out what you need, which is why I came here personally.

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January 15, 2010

Census 2010 PSA

A public service announcement about the 2010 Census.

January 15, 2010

Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Mission Statement

Mission Statement

More than 80 percent of New York State is made up of rural communities with around 3.3 million residents in 44 rural counties, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To address the needs, interests and concerns of these communities, the New York State Legislature established the Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources in 1982.

January 7, 2010

Winner Will Continue Local Offices in Elmira, Bath in 2010

Elmira, N.Y.– State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) reminded area residents  that he will continue to operate district offices in Elmira and Bath throughout the new year. Winner encouraged local residents to utilize his offices as the first place to turn for assistance with concerns and questions involving New York government.  

January 7, 2010

Inauguration 2010: A Day Of Celebration And Service

Democratic Conference Leader John L. Sampson, President Pro-Tem Malcolm A. Smith and Senator Eric T. Schneiderman joined Mayor-elect Michael Bloomberg, Comptroller-elect John Liu and Public Advocate-elect Bill DeBlasio at their January 1 Inauguration Ceremony at City Hall for a day of celebration and service.

January 4, 2010

Dannemora Town Highway Garage destroyed by fire

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

DANNEMORA — Fire destroyed the Town of Dannemora Highway Garage New Year's Day morning.

Lyon Mountain Assistant Fire Chief Ron Chase said the large, metal structure is a total loss. That includes almost all of the department's equipment.

To read more click HERE.



January 4, 2010

Herkimer County Pistol License System On Target

HERKIMER, 12/09/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) joined law enforcement officials today for a demonstration of the new Herkimer County sheriff’s computer based pistol license and weapons tracking program. 

“Herkimer County is one of only a handful of counties across the state utilizing this new, cutting-edge technology to issue pistol licenses,” said Senator Seward.  “The system reduces paperwork for local officials while enhancing record keeping and streamlining the registration process for qualified gun owners.”

December 9, 2009

Cut Government Mandates - Save Local Tax Dollars

As local governments seek creative ways to save money they often look to the state for assistance.  One of the most important avenues I have long pursued is mandate relief.  During the recent special legislative session in Albany we were able to take a step in the right direction by passing a bill aimed at encouraging efficiencies that would ultimately benefit local property taxpayers.

November 13, 2009

Analysis of the Governor’s Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan and its Impact on New Yorkers

Please click on the PDF link below to view the Governor’s Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan......

The Governor’s Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan

November 6, 2009

2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009

DCAS Wants ‘Transit’ to Do Own Civil Service Hiring

Claims City Provisionals Down 12%By ARI PAUL

TRYING TO SAVE THE MARRIAGE: State Senate Committee on Civil Service and Pensions Chair Diane Savino was skeptical of a DCAS plan to ‘divorce’ New York City Transit and the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority from the city’s central hiring agency. In particular, she cited the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s often-contentious relationship with Transport Workers Union Local 100.

October 30, 2009

Stairs, roof being fixed at St. Armand Town Hall

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: October 26, 2009

BLOOMINGDALE - There are no stairs in front of the St. Armand Town Hall.

The old stairs, which were badly cracked after years of water getting in and freezing, have been removed, and new ones, which are designed so this won't happen, are going to be put in. For now, people can use the side entrance.

To read more click HERE.


October 27, 2009

Senator Savino Hosts Unclaimed Funds Forum

(Staten Island)— On September 3rd , State Senator Diane J. Savino held an unclaimed funds forum for seniors at the New Lane Senior Citizen Center, in conjunction with the New York State Comptroller’s office.   The workshop, part of a series of forums throughout the district, features a representative of the Comptroller’s office, who assists constituents in finding if they are entitled to unclaimed funds. 

October 26, 2009
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