Catharine Young's Press releases

JAMESTOWN WWII VET INDUCTED INTO SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown resident Anthony “Tony” J. Costanzo has earned a special place of distinction in recognition of his meritorious military service during WWII and his tireless advocacy on behalf of his fellow veterans.

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) hosted a special ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Chapter #865 in Jamestown on Friday to induct Tony as a member of the 2011 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

"It is my honor to recognize Tony who has lived a life of service not only to his country but to his community as well. He embodies the definition of a true American hero and is the exact type of individual this Hall of Fame was created to honor," said Senator Young.

September 19, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG ON 10th ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11

“Looking back and remembering the horrible events of 9/11, it is hard to believe that it was only 10 years ago when our country came under attack by terrorists who brought hate and death from the skies.

The memories and emotions from that day are so easy to go back to. The images of planes disappearing into the Twin Towers, of smoke clouds rolling down the streets of lower Manhattan, of photos hung by family members of their missing, all are permanently etched into our memories and will never be erased.

Like most Americans, I also remember the way people all across the nation, regardless of creed or race, joined in their support of the nearly 3,000 people who perished and to those who lost their loved ones.

September 9, 2011
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WESTFIELD’S HELEN BARAN NAMED ‘WOMAN OF DISTINCTION’

WESTFIELD – Westfield’s Helen Baran, co-owner of Baran Vineyards, President of the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association, and successful area realtor, was named a 2011 Woman of Distinction Thursday, an honor bestowed by the New York State Senate.

Helen was nominated for the honor by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) who hosted a special ceremony attended by family and friends on Thursday at Noble Winery in Westfield.

“People like Helen Baran make our communities a better place and help others become successful in their lives. She enthusiastically supports her community, and is an effective ambassador for many worthy causes. Her hard work and determination has earned her this recognition and I can’t think of anyone more deserving,” said Senator Young.

September 1, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG ANNOUNCES AFFORDABLE HOUSING BILLS SIGNED INTO LAW

 

            OLEAN - Governor Cuomo recently signed a pair of bills sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) that will assure the continuation and expansion of affordable housing opportunities for communities across the state.

August 30, 2011
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AMITY HIGHWAY & BRIDGE REDEDICATED IN HONOR OF LOCAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT

AMITY – On Thursday, Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Jason Dunham was honored by over a hundred family, friends, elected officials, military personnel and veterans during a special road and bridge dedication ceremony spearheaded by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

August 25, 2011
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AGRICULTURAL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM EXTENDED TO LAND USED FOR CORN & HAY BALE MAZES

                OLEAN - A new measure that extends the state’s agriculture assessment program to portions of farm land used for amusements, such as corn and hay bale mazes, was recently signed into law by Governor Cuomo, according the bill’s sponsor Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olea

August 22, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING SIGNING OF "SUNY 2020"

OLEAN –  “There is no more urgent need than to grow the economy, and create jobs to get people back to work and have career opportunities so our youth don't have to leave after they graduate.  SUNY 2020 fuels an economic engine that will help turn our state around. We will be better able to compete in the global marketplace through technology and innovation while keeping SUNY tuition rational and affordable,” said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

August 9, 2011
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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY RIFLE BILL PASSED

OLEAN- Chautauqua joined 36 other upstate counties in allowing rifle hunting for big game deer and bear, when Governor Cuomo signed the legislation recently.

August 8, 2011
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AMITY BRIDGE & HIGHWAY TO BE RENAMED AFTER SCIO HERO JASON DUNHAM

AMITY - Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corporal Jason Dunham has been honored  in a special way with the naming of a bridge and part of State Route 19 near his hometown in his memory, according to state Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

August 5, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG BACKS "PROTECT OUR CHILDREN ACT" INTRODUCED IN WAKE OF CAYLEE ANTHONY TRAGEDY

ALBANY – The outrage over the Casey Anthony verdict is having a ripple effect across New York State and lawmakers have responded by introducing legislation that would better protect children from neglect, repeated abuse and murder, according to one of the bill’s sponsors Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).

July 27, 2011
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CITY OF SALAMANCA RECEIVES EMERGENCY AID FROM NYS FOR 2011-12 FISCAL YEAR

             SALAMANCA, NY –Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced today that the state has provided $5 million in emergency funds to tide over the City of Salamanca during its fiscal crisis.

July 26, 2011
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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON ASC'S NEW CENTER FOR ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

ALFRED, NY, July 2011—The excitement was palpable as faculty, staff, administrators, friends, and special guests gathered recently on a perfect summer day to break ground for Alfred State College’s Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (COSA). 

The project, which was made possible, in part, thanks to a $4.9 million state grant obtained by NYS Sen. Cathy Young, R-Olean, will house not only ASC’s conventional dairy herd, but also an organic dairy herd so students can learn both conventional and organic protocols. 

July 12, 2011
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Sign Up for the 2011 Summer Reading Program


Reading is a cornerstone of a solid education. My Summer Reading Program will help parents and educators keep children interested in reading while preparing them for the next school year. I urge all children to head down to their local library and pick up a book today and take part in my Summer Reading Program.

The program is designed for students in Grades 4-6 but is open to any child in the community who enjoys reading.  Complete details are available at the New York State Senate’s summer reading program website at www.nyread.com.

A parent or guardian can register a child. The complete program will be administered online.

 

July 8, 2011
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LANDMARK PROPERTY TAX CAP MEASURE BECOMES LAW

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today announced a historic victory for the taxpayers of New York State, as the State Legislature adopted landmark legislation to establish the State’s first ever cap on property taxes.

June 24, 2011
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ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION TOOL FOR LIVINGSTON COUNTY MEETS APPROVAL IN STATE SENATE

            ALBANY – A highly anticipated economic revitalization program that would encourage private investment and job growth in Livingston County has received overwhelming approval in both the State Senate and Assembly, according to the bill’s prime sponsor Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean).

June 24, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FAMILIES FROM PROTESTS AT MILITARY FUNERALS

OLEAN – Protestors will have a more difficult time disrupting military funerals thanks to legislation co-sponsored and passed by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

June 17, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG PRESENTS OVERDUE MILITARY AWARDS TO LOCAL VETERAN

OLEAN – Decades after serving aboard the USS Oriskany in the Vietnam War, U.S. Navy veteran Gary Clark of West Almond finally was awarded two service medals honoring the former Petty Officer 3rd Class for his years of wartime service.

June 10, 2011
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WIFFLE BALL SAVED FROM NANNY STATE RULES

ALBANY – State health officials made the right decision by nixing a proposal to deem children’s games such as freeze, kickball, tag and Wiffle ball dangerous, said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

April 20, 2011
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COLUMN: CHANGING THE DIRECTION OF THE STATE

          The recently approved State budget illustrates the new way New York State government is getting positive results.  Having joined with Governor Cuomo, and hardworking taxpayers from across our State, I am proud to say that this year the Senate stopped the vicious cycle of raising taxes to pay for unrestrained spending.

March 31, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG STATEMENT ON STATE BUDGET

          “There's good news for the people of New York.

            Not only will the state budget be on time, we already have started to pass budget bills and even may complete our work early for the first time in 15 years.

March 30, 2011
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