The Eastside family YMCA will benefit from increased safety and additional recreational space, thanks to a $30,000 grant obtained by State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean).
The funding will be used for the construction and renovation of existing property, converting a former parking lot into a fenced-in recreation area. The parking lot will be leveled and blacktopped, surrounded by a six-foot cyclone fence, and inserted with a pair of basketball hoops. The funding will also contribute to roof repairs to the program building.
Sen. Cathy Young, left, hands Melvin Perks, ownerof Mel’s Place in Falconer, center, a certificate from he national Vietnam Veterans of America organization. Looking on at right is Bill Servis, chapter commander. P-J photo by Patrick L. Fanelli
The New York State Senate has passed "Timothy’s Law," to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and would require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children. The bill reflects an agreement with the State Assembly that was reached at the end of the regular legislative session.
The law comes in response to a 12-year-old boy Timothy took his own life in 2001 after repeated bouts of depression.
State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today joined with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) in announcing local assistance grants. NYSCA's annual appropriation for grants and operations are received from the Governor and the Legislature each fiscal year.