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Noyes officials, elected officials and community leaders participate in the ceremonial ground breaking for the new emergency room at Noyes Memorial Hospital

The full group of Noyes officials, elected officials and community leaders participate in the ceremonial ground breaking for the new emergency room.-----------------------------------------------------------------

Ground has been broken for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The existing space is over 40 years old and only 3,000 square feet. Once the new emergency department is complete, it will be 10,000 square feet, more than three times the size of the current building. It also will improve the privacy and comfort of patients and the working conditions for the staff.

April 23, 2013
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Senator Young and Amy Pollard, the President and CEO of Noyes Health, discuss the new emergency room before a ground breaking at Noyes Memorial Hospital

Senator Young and Amy Pollard, the President and CEO of Noyes Health, discuss the new emergency room at a press conference before the ground breaking.

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Ground has been broken for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The existing space is over 40 years old and only 3,000 square feet. Once the new emergency department is complete, it will be 10,000 square feet, more than three times the size of the current building. It also will improve the privacy and comfort of patients and the working conditions for the staff.

April 23, 2013
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New York State Police Major Christopher Cummings presented Senator Young with a certificate and patch in appreciation of her support for the New York State Police

New York State Police Major Christopher Cummings, who will be retiring soon, recently presented Senator Young with a certificate and patch in appreciation of her continued support for the New York State Police.

Like many of our law enforcement officials, Major Cummings has been such an important part of the local community, helping to keep our streets and our neighborhoods safer. Thank you for all your service and enjoy your well-deserved retirement!

April 9, 2013
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Senator Young with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bianchi, Master Sergeant Steven Stites and ROTC students at this year’s St. Bonaventure ROTC Military Ball

Senator Young was the guest speaker at this year’s St. Bonaventure ROTC Military Ball. Pictured here with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bianchi, Master Sergeant Steven Stites and the ROTC students, Senator Young spoke about the values and life lessons she learned during her time at St. Bonaventure University. While the ROTC program is administered at St. Bonaventure, students from Houghton College and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford also participate.

Not only does the ROTC program provide tremendous leadership opportunities and a military training, but it is one of the main pathways to becoming a U.S. Army officer. In fact, St. Bonaventure University has produced more than 700 lieutenants for America's Army.

April 4, 2013
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Senator Young stopped by a reception honoring Jeff Hatch, Bemus Point Firefighter of the Year

Senator Young stopped by a reception honoring Jeff Hatch (center), the Bemus Point Firefighter of the Year. Also pictured is Bemus Point Fire Chief Ryan Walker.

Volunteer firefighters make such an important contribution to rural communities. We can’t rely on a paid staff to support our fire departments. Instead, we rely on volunteers who drop what they are doing at a moment’s notice to help their neighbors when they are in danger. They are true heroes.

Thank you and congratulations to Jeff Hatch and thank you to all firefighters everywhere!

April 3, 2013
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Senator Young attends a Good-bye Reception for Dr. John Anderson, Alfred State President

Senator Young recently stopped by a Good-bye Reception for Dr. John Anderson, Alfred State President, and his wife, Vivien. Back in December, President Anderson announced that he would be stepping down this spring after holding the position since 2008.

He truly was a visionary and led the school through a period of great successes. Senator Young worked closely with him on several major projects, including the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Physical and Health Sciences building and Student Leadership Center.  President Anderson’s outstanding leadership, creativity and innovation have benefitted the college and the region, and he will be sorely missed.

March 28, 2013
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Senator Young stopped by a birthday party for George Hall of Allegany, who just turned 105 years young!

Recently, Senator Young stopped by a birthday party for George Hall of Allegany, who just turned 105 years young! It’s amazing the number of historical events that have happened during George’s life.

George was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 15, 1908 to Albert and Della May Hall and has lived in Allegany since he was one year old. He married his late wife Luella in 1932 and the couple enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States and Canada.

After working on a farm a year after being married, George began a new job with the WPA works project in Allegany State Park. He later worked at his uncle’s lumber business.

March 26, 2013
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Senator Young addressing attendees at the Allegany Cattaraugus Association of School Boards’ Legislative Meeting at Andover Central School

While addressing the full group of attendees at the Allegany Cattaraugus Association of School Boards’ Legislative Meeting at the Andover Central School, Senator Young touched on the State Budget process, Regional High Schools, Sequestration and school security. Additionally, there were questions concerning casinos in New York and mandate relief.

March 21, 2013
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Senator Young stopped by the Allegany Cattaraugus Association of School Boards’ Legislative Meeting at the Andover Central School in Andover, NY

Senator Young stopped by the Allegany Cattaraugus Association of School Boards’ Legislative Meeting at the Andover Central School in Andover, NY.  She spoke with Tim Bigham and Franklinville Superintendant Michelle Spasiano about some of the pressing issues that local school boards are facing.

March 21, 2013
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Senator Young presents proclamation honoring the late Dick Tiede, Assistant Director of the Rural Police Training Academy.

During Senator Young’s recent visit to the Genesee Community College Rural Police Training Academy’s graduation, she also read a special proclamation honoring Dick Tiede, Assistant Director of the Rural Police Training Academy. Mr. Tiede passed away in August, 2012. With Senator Young is Brenda Tiede, Dick's wife, and members of the academy staff.

March 19, 2013
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Senator Young serves as the keynote speaker at the Genesee Community College Rural Police Training Academy’s graduation.

Senator Young was recently the keynote speaker at the Genesee Community College Rural Police Training Academy’s graduation. The Academy was established in 1985 as a training source for local rural Police Departments in the GLOW region, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties, at the suggestion of area Police Chiefs and Sheriffs. The curriculum covers the same topics and materials as other Police Academies, but with a more localized approach that better suits rural communities.

Congratulations to the 2013 graduates!

March 19, 2013
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Senator Young attends ribbon cutting event for the brand new Blue Devil Fitness Center at SUNY Fredonia

Senator Young joined students and university officials at a ribbon cutting event for the brand new Blue Devil Fitness Center at SUNY Fredonia.

The gorgeous fitness center is 9,000 square feet and features a rock climbing wall, all new cardiovascular training machines, including treadmills and stationary bicycles, and many different types of weight lifting machines and equipment. In the short time it has been open, it has already become a hub of campus activity and is a welcome addition to the school.

Pictured are Greg Prechtl (Director of Athletics), Virginia Horvath (SUNY Fredonia President), Erin Dorozynski (Student Association President), Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Andy Goodell.

March 15, 2013
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Senator Young meets with Noyes Health President & CEO Amy Pollard at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville

Recently, Senator Young met with Noyes Health President & CEO Amy Pollard at the hospital in Dansville. During the meeting, they reviewed plans for an update to the Emergency Department.

The hospital has played a huge role in providing a plethora of heath care services for residents of Livingston County and the surrounding areas. This update will only improve the level of care, and the entire community welcomes the project.

March 14, 2013
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Olean Rotary Club member Rich Esposito and President Kathy Burch present Senator Young with a certificate

Olean Rotary Club member Rich Esposito and President Kathy Burch present Senator Young with a certificate signifying the donation made in her honor to the End Polio Now, Rotary Foundation. Senator Young was the keynote speaker for their recent monthly meeting, speaking about how to keep jobs in New York and grow the economy.

She thanks them for their hospitality and all that they do for the local community!

March 13, 2013
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Senator Young recognizes Jack Knowlton for his 50 years of dedicated service to the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Company

Senator Young recognized Jack Knowlton for his 50 years of dedicated service to the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Company during their annual banquet and presented him with a New York State Senate Proclamation. Mr. Knowlton is currently serving as the department’s President and was also a top ten responder with 421 calls in 2012.

During his time with the Fire Company, Mr. Knowlton has held many offices, including serving as Chief over multiple years. He also has taken on roles including Assistant Chief, Captain, Lieutenant and Drill Instructor. He currently serves as Safety Officer and was elected to serve as President.

March 12, 2013
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Senator Young honors Ronald Martin for 50 years service to the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department

Senator Young stopped by a ceremony commemorating the service of three long-time members of the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department. Dorothy Roman (63 years of service), Rudolph Halicki (63 years of service) and Ronald Martin (50 years of service) were all honored for their tremendous contributions to the community.

Dorothy Roman is a charter member of the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She served as the first President of the Ladies Auxiliary, and she has held the posts of Vice President, Treasurer and Trustee.

Rudolph Halicki is a charter member of the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, serving from 1950 until the present. He served as Fire Chief from 1954 – 1955.

February 20, 2013
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Senator Young with Ronald Halicki, accepting a proclamation for his father, Rudolph Halicki for 63 years of service to the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department

Senator Young stopped by a ceremony commemorating the service of three long-time members of the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department. Dorothy Roman (63 years of service), Rudolph Halicki (63 years of service) and Ronald Martin (50 years of service) were all honored for their tremendous contributions to the community.

Dorothy Roman is a charter member of the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She served as the first President of the Ladies Auxiliary, and she has held the posts of Vice President, Treasurer and Trustee.

Rudolph Halicki is a charter member of the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, serving from 1950 until the present. He served as Fire Chief from 1954 – 1955.

February 20, 2013
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Senator Young honors Dorothy Roman for 63 years of service to the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department

Senator Young stopped by a ceremony commemorating the service of three long-time members of the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department. Dorothy Roman (63 years of service), Rudolph Halicki (63 years of service) and Ronald Martin (50 years of service) were all honored for their tremendous contributions to the community.

Dorothy Roman is a charter member of the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She served as the first President of the Ladies Auxiliary, and she has held the posts of Vice President, Treasurer and Trustee.

Rudolph Halicki is a charter member of the East Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, serving from 1950 until the present. He served as Fire Chief from 1954 – 1955.

February 20, 2013
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Senator Young recently attended a retirement party for Pat Rountree, Executive Director of the Livingston County Economic Development Office

Recently, Senator Young attended a retirement party for Pat Rountree, the Executive Director of the Livingston County Economic Development Office and Livingston County’s Industrial Development Agency.

Pat Rountree began his role in Livingston County when he was hired by the Livingston County Board of Supervisors in 1988 to create an economic development organization in the county and to run Livingston County’s Industrial Development Agency.

During his tenure, the office launched a variety of programs including the Livingston County Microenterprise Assistance program, the Downtown Revitalization “Villages” program, the Small Business Loan Fund and the Business Education Alliance.

February 15, 2013
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Senator Young attends the grand opening of Olean’s newest downtown shop, BelleRuche Bridal Boutique

Recently, Senator Young stopped by the grand opening of Olean’s newest downtown shop, BelleRuche Bridal Boutique.

The store specializes in wedding gowns and prom dresses, but also has bridesmaid dresses, mother dresses and accessories. The boutique is located at 119 N. Union Street in Olean and is a wonderful addition to our ever-growing downtown.

Pictured with Senator Young are owners Bonnie Vena, Susan Austin and Vic Vena. Vic was just elected as President of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

We wish them and all their downtown neighbors nothing but the best!

February 14, 2013
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