Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Young Secures $150,000 Grant To Assist With Renovations to Bradner Stadium

SAM grant funding will help the City of Olean with the next phase of renovations to the facility

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced today that she has secured a $150,000 grant to assist the City of Olean with completion of the renovation and rehabilitation of Bradner Stadium.

 

The city will receive the new grant, made available through the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program (SAM), to complete the rehabilitation and improvement of the historic stadium which currently plays home to athletic teams from the Olean City School District, the Jamestown Community College Jaguars’ soccer team, the Olean Oilers, and the Southern Tier Diesel.

 

April 21, 2015
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Senator Skelos' Community Wellness Day

Senator Skelos is pleased to invite you to a Wellness Day being sponsored by his office featuring a Free General Health Screening by South Nassau Communities Hospital.  

May 4, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano help celebrate "Motorsports Appreciation Week" in New York State ~ Welcome Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup, professional driver Colin Braun to the Capitol ~ Watch Senator O'Mara's tribute

Albany, N.Y., April 21—Both houses of the Legislature will act this week on a joint Legislative Resolution sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim April 19-25, 2015, as “Motorsports Appreciation Week” in New York State.

April 21, 2015
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano help celebrate "Motorsports Appreciation Week"

Albany, N.Y., April 21— Both houses of the New York State Legislature will act this week on a joint Legislative Resolution sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim April 19-25, 2015, as “Motorsports Appreciation Week” in New York State.

April 21, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Partners With Emma S. Clark Library To Benefit Three Village Community

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited with the staff of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library to view the facility’s impressive state-of-the-art Technology Center. The library utilized $10,000 in state funding that Senator Flanagan secured to offset the cost of the refurbished center including the acquisition of new computer equipment.

April 21, 2015
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CONSTRUCTION BULLETIN - BELT (SHORE) PARKWAY TRAFFIC SHIFT - BAY RIDGE AVENUE

Beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, the two eastbound lanes on the Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be shifted to the left, (to the newly completed center section of the Belt Parkway Bridge) at Bay Ridge Avenue. The two lanes on the westbound roadway will remain in their current configuration. This traffic shift will allow for the establishment of a work zone on the current eastbound section of the bridge in order to begin the fourth stage of the bridge rehabilitation.

April 21, 2015
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Pushing for a safer Roosevelt Avenue

As reported by Queens Chronicle:

In zeroing in on Western Queens issues in a sit-down interview with the Queens Chronicle last Friday, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said he aims to change the “wild west” that is Roosevelt Avenue and surrounding areas.

“Roosevelt Avenue has been a pet peeve of the community for years,” Peralta said. “It’s been my pet peeve.”

For full article, click here.

April 21, 2015
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Celebrate the Earth on Wednesday

This Wednesday, April 22nd, is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, the day is marked by events worldwide in an effort to demonstrate support for environmental protection and education. To learn more, visit http://www.earthday.org/2015 and http://energy.gov/energysaver/energy-saver

April 21, 2015
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New York State Trade Mission To Cuba

(Cuba - April 20th) Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins had the opportunity to be a member of the first trade mission to Cuba organized by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Catch a quick glimpse of the trip including meeting with the Cardinal, a tour of old Havana, and catching up with SUNY students and Chancellor Zimpher.

April 21, 2015
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EARTH DAY / ARBOR DAY 2015

This Wednesday, April 22nd, is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. First celebrated in 1970, we have marked April 22nd as a day to celebrate the importance of our natural environment, and to rededicate ourselves to ensuring clean air and water, open spaces, and green, healthy communities.

Similarly, Arbor Day, which this year falls on April 24th, was established in 1872 as a way to encourage farmers and homesteaders to plant trees that would provide shade, shelter, food, fuel and beauty to the nation's open spaces.

April 21, 2015
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTS ANNUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE FAIR

SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HOSTS

ANNUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE FAIR

Friday, May 1, 2015 • 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Jewish Community Center - 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314

OVER 60 VENDORS AND PARTICIPANTS!

May 1, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 115,000 POSITIONS AVAILABLE ON JOBS EXPRESS WEBSITE

Senator Andrew Lanza today announced that more than 115,000 available jobs, a new record high, are now listed on the Jobs Express website (www.jobs.ny.gov). The site sorts thousands of jobs by region and occupation, and also allows users to search jobs based on zip code and travel distance.

April 20, 2015
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Fred Burkhard as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Fred Burkhard Wallington Fire Department. Congratulations Fred and thank you for your service and dedication to Sodus and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Fred and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters.

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

April 20, 2015
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Greece Tree Planting in Honor of Jerry Helfer

I was honored to join my colleagues in government to help plant a tree on the Greece Town Campus in memory of Jerry Helfer. I was fortunate to work with Jerry in his roles at Monroe County and the Town of Greece, he truly embodied the meaning public employee and was always attentative to the needs of his constituents. This was a wonderful tribute Jerry and his family.  

Click here for more photos from this ceremony.

April 20, 2015
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A PLEASURE TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT ST. COLUMBA BASEBALL OPENING DAY

Senator Golden was given the honor of throwing out the First Pitch of the new season at St. Columba's Opening Day.

April 20, 2015
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HONOR TO SPEAK AT HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE EVENT HOSTED BY STOP ANTI-SEMITISM FOUNDATION

Event to stop Anti-Semitic behavior at the Holocaust Memorial in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

April 20, 2015
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RUMBO A WASHINGTON, D.C. CON 117 AUTOBUSES

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABERPor el Senador Rev. Ruben DiazDistrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New YorkTel. 718-991-3161RUMBO A WASHINGTON, D.C. CON 117 AUTOBUSESUsted debe saber que este proximo Sabado 25 de Abril a las 6:00 am más de 6,000 personas  saldremos  para Washington D.C. en 117 autobuses de 55 pasajeros cada uno.

April 20, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of April 20, 2015 ~ 'Like every budget: work completed, work undone'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Like every budget: work completed, work undone"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the April 20th Corning Leader]

April 20, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Sponsors Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program

Amherst, NY – State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer has announced today that residents can properly dispose of any expired or unwanted medications at a prescription drug drop-off program on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1540 Maple Road in Williamsville.

 

“Properly disposing of expired or unwanted medications prevents pollution of our waterways, helping to protect our environment,” said Ranzenhofer.  “It also prevents accidental poisoning and keeps them out of the wrong hands.  I encourage residents to take advantage of this important program.”

 

April 20, 2015
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