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Senator Gallivan Honors Janet Miller of Arcade as "Woman of Distinction"

ALBANY – Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – 59th District) honored Janet Miller of Arcade with one of the New York State Senate’s highest honors this week, recognizing her as a contemporary “Woman of Distinction” for volunteerism and devotion to her Wyoming County Community.

“Janet is one of those special people who makes Western New York such a wonderful community,” said Gallivan. “By contributing her time and talent to the Wyoming County Community Hospital and the Wyoming County Community Health System she has made Wyoming County a healthier and happier place to live, work, and raise a family.”

May 25, 2011
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The 2011 "Woman of Distinction"

Albany, N.Y., May 25--In Albany yesterday, Senator O'Mara paid tribute to Carol Berry of Hornell as a Senate 2011 "Woman of Distinction."

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May 25, 2011
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Senator O'Mara pays tribute to contributions of Hornell woman, director of Dormann Library in Bath

Albany, N.Y., May 24—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his Senate colleagues last night honored Carol Berry of Hornell, a long-time regional library professional and currently director of the Dormann Library in Bath, as a 2011 “Woman of Distinction.”

May 25, 2011
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Ann E. Ellsworth Receives Prestigious Senate Honor as “Woman of Distinction"

 

ALBANY, NY (5/24/2011) –Ann E. Ellsworth, the Executive Director of the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center, was nominated by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and honored Tuesday night at an Albany ceremony hosted by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, celebrating New York’s Women of Distinction.

May 25, 2011
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Sen. McDonald Honors Karen Gordon as 2010 Woman of Distinction

Albany  – Karen Gordon, the Executive Director of the Commission on Economic Opportunity, was honored by the New York State Senate as a 2010 Woman of Distinction at a ceremony at the Capital on Tuesday, May 24. Senator Roy McDonald selected Gordon as his nominee for the prestigious honor.

May 25, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Recognized as Woman of Distinction

Senator Montgomery Recognized as Woman of Distinction During May’s “International Victorious Woman Month”Senator Honored by NYU and People’s World

NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) recently received two awards, which distinguish her as a visionary leader who is committed to ensuring that all people have equal access to quality education and every opportunity for positive life experiences.

Senator Montgomery was presented the Distinguished Alumna Award by the New York University (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

May 25, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses NYS History With Andrea Polikowski's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley chatted with students from Hamilton Elementary School, Schenectady, New York, about the history of the Captiol building when they came to Albany on May 23rd for a visit. Keri Barber’s class, Sara DiPietro’s class and Andrea Polikowski’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses NYS History With Sara DiPietro's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley chatted with students from Hamilton Elementary School, Schenectady, New York, about the history of the Captiol building when they came to Albany on May 23rd for a visit. Keri Barber’s class, Sara DiPietro’s class and Andrea Polikowski’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Sen. Farley Discusses NYS History With Keri Barber's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley chatted with students from Hamilton Elementary School, Schenectady, New York, about the history of the Captiol building when they came to Albany on May 23rd for a visit. Keri Barber’s class, Sara DiPietro’s class and Andrea Polikowski’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Amy DiMezza's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley had the pleasure of meeting students from William H. Barkley Microsociety Magnet School, Amsterdam, New York, when they came to Albany on May 23rd to tour the Capitol. Ms. Kristina Decrescenzo’s class, Mrs. Tracy Gutowski’s class, and Ms. Amy DiMezza’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Tracy Gutowski's Class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley had the pleasure of meeting students from William H. Barkley Microsociety Magnet School, Amsterdam, New York, when they came to Albany on May 23rd to tour the Capitol. Ms. Kristina Decrescenzo’s class, Mrs. Tracy Gutowski’s class, and Ms. Amy DiMezza’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Senator Farley Greets Kristina Decrescenzo's class

State Senator Hugh T. Farley had the pleasure of meeting students from William H. Barkley Microsociety Magnet School, Amsterdam, New York, when they came to Albany on May 23rd to tour the Capitol. Ms. Kristina Decrescenzo’s class, Mrs. Tracy Gutowski’s class, and Ms. Amy DiMezza’s class were part of the tour.

May 25, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."--for the week of May 23, 2011

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."\

May 25, 2011
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Mary Gearan Honored by Senator Nozzolio at the 2011 NYS Senate Women of Distinction Ceremony

Albany- In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments and commitment to helping children, families and students throughout her community, Mary Gearan of Geneva, Vice Chair of the Happiness House/Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association Board of Directors, is among the outstanding women across New York State who were honored at the 2011 "Women of Distinction" ceremony held today at the State Capitol. Mary was nominated for this honor by State Senator Mike Nozzolio.

May 25, 2011
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SENATOR LANZA, ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS PUSH FOR AUDIT OF MTA - Legislators call on agency to put their chips on the table in the public eye

Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, 60th District) recently announced that they are sponsoring legislation calling for an independent audit of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)’s finances. The pair highlighted developments in recent years that have led to the need for light to be shed on the way that the MTA spends taxpayer money.

May 25, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO PROTECT NEW YORK’S MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Brooklyn - The New York State Senate yesterday passed a measure to prevent child and adult abuse and expand the authority of protective workers to enable full investigations into allegations of abuse. The bill, S.3306B, is sponsored by Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn).

Senator Marty Golden stated, “This bill will provide protection for those in the highest need. Victims of abuse, at any age will benefit from the authority provided within this legislation. This legislation ensures that every effort is made to prevent abusers from getting away with this abuse and to continue to make an effort toward bettering our great state.”

May 25, 2011
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