Issues: Recreation and Tourism

Newsday: Brentwood rally aims to show support for state park

Surrounded by a crowd of some 250 youth soccer players and their families Sunday at Brentwood State Park, state Sen. Brian Foley sent a message he hoped Gov. David A. Paterson will hear.

February 24, 2010
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SNOWMOBILE SWEEP AN INSULT TO NEW YORKERS

      Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today criticized the Governor for trying to raid a dedicated fund set aside for snowmobile trail development to pay for bloated state spending in other areas.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Passes Valesky Bill that Supports Local Wineries, Allows Sale and Consumption at Food Festivals

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--Supporting local and farm wineries, the New York State Senate has passed legislation (S5440B) sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) expanding the ability of  wineries to sell wine for consumption at food festivals, significantly increasing the market for in-state producers.

February 23, 2010
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Sen. Foley & Advocates Rally to Save Long Island's Parks

Nearly 300 park goers from local communities joined State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) at a rally to support Long Island’s parks. The rally came in response to Gov. Paterson’s proposed cuts targeting state parks in order to fix the budget deficit.

February 22, 2010
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Support for Point au Roche State Park organizing

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

February 22, 2010 03:28 am

BEEKMANTOWN — The fight for Point au Roche State Park has begun.

Point au Roche, Macomb Reservation State Park in Schuyler Falls and the John Brown Farm in Lake Placid are among 41 parks and 14 historic sites recommended for closure by the state Office of Parks and Recreation.

The closures, announced Friday, are meant to address the office's proposed $29 million budget cut and are set to start April 1.

February 22, 2010
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Governor Paterson Releases Park Closure Plan

Albany, N.Y., February 19—A plan released earlier today by New York Governor David Paterson to close more than 50 state parks and historic sites would impact several regional parks, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said.

The parks in Winner’s legislative district that would face closure or service reductions under the Paterson plan are the Newtown Battlefield State Park , Chemung County (full closure); Buttermilk Falls State Park, Tompkins County (closure of public swimming area); and Stony Brook State Park, Steuben County (closure of public swimming area).

Winner released the following statement:

“Every legislator recognizes the enormous fiscal challenge facing New York State and the consequences for the local communities we represent.

February 19, 2010
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GRIFFO SAYS TAKE A LONG LOOK BEFORE LOOKING TO CLOSE PARKS

Senator Griffo’s Statement on Parks Budget Cut Proposal

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Hearing Room A

February 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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February 18, 2010
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Griffo Says That Snow Job is Unacceptable

GRIFFO SAYS THAT SNOW JOB IS UNACCEPTABLE

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today condemned the Governor’s Budget proposal to “sweep” $5 million dollars from the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund into the general fund over the next several years. 

February 16, 2010
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Parks closure list not final

Gov’s office says fate of parks like John Brown Farm, Crown Point Historic Site not yet decided

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: February 16, 2010 

LAKE PLACID - Although there has been talk of lists of parks that could close in New York's proposed 2010-2011 budget, a spokesman for Gov. David Paterson stressed Monday that nothing has been finalized.

February 16, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO OPPOSES GOVERNOR'S RAID ON SNOWMOBILE FUND

For the thousands of Upstate New Yorkers who enjoy our region’s snowmobile trails, it’s déjà vu all over again.

February 12, 2010
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Sen. Foley's Bill to Designate Lake Ronkonkoma as an Inland Waterway Passes in the Senate

The New York State Senate passed important legislation sponsored by Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) officially designating Lake Ronkonkoma as an inland waterway. The bill is a crucial step towards cleaning up the lake and revitalizing the lakefront area.  

February 12, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Room 801 LOB

February 9, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Statement from NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Senate Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Regarding the Selection of AEG for Aqueduct

I wish to commend the Governor on his selection of an operator for Aqueduct; the development is of major importance to the thoroughbred industry in New York and to the State as a whole, especially during our current economic and budget crises.  The project will provide a significant economic engine for the future, and it will supply many much-needed jobs and stimulate our economy. 

January 29, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On Aqueduct VLT Agreement

Nothing is more important than creating jobs and getting our economy moving again.  New Yorkers have waited long enough for the Aqueduct agreement to be reached, and now we have to ensure the real work begins as soon as possible.  The Aqueduct project will generate substantial upfront and ongoing revenues to help New York through the current fiscal crisis, and the creation of construction trades jobs, service jobs, and tourism revenues will help place New York on solid financial footing well into the future.

January 29, 2010
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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
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Senator Robach Cuts Ribbon on Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail

On Thursday, December 4, Senator Robach joined the New York State Department of Transportation and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to officially open a new multi-use trail. The trail, located along the Lake Ontario State Parkway, spans 3.3 miles and is 12 feet wide. Providing a safer alternative to the parkway shoulder, the trail can be used year round.

December 23, 2009
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