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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
(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.
10/23/2009 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today unveiled grant funds for clean water projects in Cooperstown and Richfield Springs. New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Acting President Matthew Millea joined Senator Seward and other state and local dignitaries to announce the funding, provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).