Catharine Young's Press releases

Senator Young Secures Grant for Women’s Imaging Center @ Brooks Hospital

State Senator Cathy Young today visited Brooks Memorial Hospital to tour the site of the Dunkirk Hospital’s future Women’s Imaging Center. Working collaboratively with Brooks Memorial Hospital, Senator Young was able to obtain a $250,000 NYS Economic Development Assistance Program (NYSEDAP) grant for the purchase of a new Digital Mammography system for the Center.

January 7, 2009
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Maple Grove, SWCS Win State Championships

The Post-Journal Staff

SYRACUSE -- Southwestern and Maple Grove have completed undefeated seasons by claiming state championships in their respective classes.

December 29, 2008
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE CUTS COULD LEAD TO HIGHER LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES

OLEAN – In an effort to block sharp reductions to local government assistance, State Senator Catharine Young, (R,I,C-Olean) has said she will oppose $250 million in local cuts proposed last week by the Governor which would force local governments to raise property taxes to make up for the lost revenue from Albany.

November 24, 2008
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Senator Young Rallies Against Devastating Pharmacy Cuts

Senator Pledges to Fight Cuts that Cost Jobs, Limit Access to Health CareJAMESTOWN, NY – The Protect Pharmacy Patients coalition today hailed Senator Catharine Young for her successful effort to fend off budget cuts that would have devastated community pharmacies during the August special session of the State Legislature, as well as for her pledge to continue to fight any cuts that may be proposed in the upcoming special session next month.

October 27, 2008
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STATE GRANT CREATES "GRAPE DISCOVERY CENTER IN WESTFIELD"

Westfield - A major investment in economic growth was announced today by Senator Catharine Young, who has secured $1.05 million through the Upstate revitalization capital investment fund to create a Grape Discovery Center in the Westfield area.

October 22, 2008
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October 13, 2008
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Senator Young Awards Frank Guyett of Jamestown With Special Award

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today honored Frank Guyett from Jamestown with this year’s New York State Senate’s Achievers' Award. The prestigious award recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal physical challenges and honors their accomplishments on behalf of their community.

August 21, 2008
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WEST CLARKSVILLE ADDS TO FIRE HALL

By Cheryl I. Sharp, Secretary Clarksville Fire District

August 18, 2008
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USDA DESIGNATES NEW YORK COUNTIES AS AG DISASTER AREAS

In response to Senator Young's call for the Federal Government to declare several upstate counties as disaster areas due to hail, high winds and excessive rain that occurred May 20, 2008 through June 13, 2008, the State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in New York has announced that the USDA has designated Livingston, Orange, Oswego, Rockland and Wayne Counties in New York Ag-disaster areas.

August 18, 2008
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Killbuck Obtains Rescue ATV

KILLBUCK - State Senator Cathy Young today visited Kill Buck Fire District #1 to announce funding towards the purchase of an All Terrain Vehicle to assist in the effort to respond quickly and efficiently to wildfires and other emergencies.

State Senator Cathy Young today visited Kill Buck Fire District #1 to announce funding towards the purchase of an All Terrain Vehicle to assist in the effort to respond quickly and efficiently to wildfires and other emergencies.

August 15, 2008
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State Grant Creates "grape Discovery Center In Westfield"

Westfield - A major investment in economic growth was announced today by Senator Catharine Young, who has secured $1.05 million through the Upstate revitalization capital investment fund to create a Grape Discovery Center in the Westfield area

The attraction will be modeled after the successful Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center that draws tens of thousands of visitors every year.

August 14, 2008
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE CUTS COULD LEAD TO HIGHER LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES

OLEAN – In an effort to block sharp reductions to local government assistance, State Senator Catharine Young, (R,I,C-Olean) has said she will oppose $250 million in local cuts proposed last week by the Governor which

August 14, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG FIGHTS TO RESTORE OVER $4.5 MILLION IN AID FOR LOCAL NURSING HOMES

Senate Republicans have successfully stopped former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s devastating state budget cuts to hospitals, nursing homes and home care, and have eliminated an oppressive proposed tax on health insurance policies, said Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean).

August 1, 2008
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STATE COMPTROLLER CONFIRMS SENATOR YOUNG'S CONCERNS

Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean) today lauded State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s recommendations to postpone future toll hikes by reiterating her opposition to the proposal to hike tolls by up to 20 percent over the next four years.

"The Thruway Authority should immediately put the brakes on their unwarranted and destructive proposed hikes," said Senator Young. "The Comptroller's report that the Senate requested confirmed what we suspected -- the Thruway Authority should find cost savings instead of sticking it to the traveling public."

August 1, 2008
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YOUNG HONORS TWO AS "WOMEN OF DISTINCTION"

State Senator Cathy Young honored two local women at the State Capitol in Albany today at the annual prestigious "Women of Distinction" ceremony. Mrs. Delores Cross, Cuba and Dr. Lillian Ney, Jamestown were recognized for dedicating themselves to improving the quality of life in their respective communities.

July 27, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG WOODLANDS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT

ALBANY –  Legislation that clarifies the law allowing farmers to rightfully manage and harvest woodland lots in conjunction with their overall farm management plan, has passed both houses of the legislature and awaits consideration by Governor Paterson, Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) has announced.

July 9, 2008
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SENATOR YOUNG PASSES “TEXTBOOK ACCESS ACT”

Bill would protect college students from excessive textbook costs

June 24, 2008
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