Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley fielded questions from fair-goers during a town hall meeting at the Orleans County Fair. Topics included support for agriculture, veterans benefits, and mandate relief for local governments.
With summer here, many people have been enjoying outdoor activities. State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) wants to remind bicyclists of the importance of bike safety.
"I've seen many people enjoying the local trails such as Fulton County's FJ&G Bike-Hike Trail, Schenectady County's Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail and the Town of Ballston's Veterans' Memorial Bike Path," Senator Farley said. "Whether you want to explore trails in one of our region's parks or ride in your own neighborhood, safety is something to always consider."
Amenia, N.Y. – (07/26/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) is stopping by the Town of Amenia to drop off a $100,000 check; grant money he secured for the Trail to the Train Project. The state funding will help the town meet its goal of extending the Harlem Valley Rail Trail 3,500 feet southward from the Wassaic Metro North Station into the historic hamlet of Wassaic.
State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced today his co-sponsorship of legislation to crack down on prescription drug abuse. Senator Zeldin represents the Senate District where a June 19, 2011 shooting at Haven Drugs in Medford, left 4 dead.
GERRY - At the recent Scandinavian Folk Festival at the Gerry Rodeo Grounds, Susan W. Sipos of Cassadaga had a demonstration on the use of the spinning wheel. On hand for the demonstration, one of the many people was Sen. Catharine Young.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed legislation he supports to enact a new good samaritan law. The law will encourage people who witness an alcohol or drug related overdose to seek life-saving medical attention for the victim.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a law to create a statewide alert system for missing vulnerable adults, similar to the nationwide Amber Alert program, which will help authorities locate cognitively impaired persons who go missing. The new law is in response to a number of instances where cognitively impaired individuals have wandered away from home and gone missing for an extended period of time, often placing themselves and others at risk.
In the wake of Caylee Anthony’s tragic murder case and the murder of eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn, legislation has been introduced in the New York State Senate that would make sweeping, comprehensive changes to the state’s child protection laws to help protect children from cruel and repeated abuse.
The bill, called the “Protect Our Children Act” (S.5862), is sponsored by Senators Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), Mark Grisanti (R, North Buffalo), Stephen Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), Greg Ball (R-C, Pawling) and Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick).
State Senator Patty Ritchie is inviting Central and Northern New York residents to nominate the region’s top State Parks.The Senator has created a online survey that asks residents to select from nearly two dozen State Parks in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties, in an effort to build awareness of tourism and recreational treasures in our own backyard.“One of Upstate New York’s greatest tourism strengths is our amazing State Parks system,” Senator Ritchie said.