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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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Senate Republicans Unveil “Grown in New York” to Strengthen Agriculture and Family Farms

Plan focuses on helping the State’s largest industry

ALBANY- Growing the state’s agriculture industry and helping New York’s family farms prosper is the goal of the “Grown in New York” plan, unveiled recently by Senator Catharine Young and Senator Patty Ritchie, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee.  The Senators were joined at a Capitol news conference by other members of the committee, as well as leaders of the New York Farm Bureau to announce a plan to strengthen the state’s $5.2 billion agriculture industry by expanding markets for New York-grown products, improving the bottom lines of family farms, and investing in the future of farming.

March 12, 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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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, March 11, 2013 Room 308 LOB

Printed No.

Sponsor

Title

3754

Golden

An act to amend the public housing law, in relation to the composition of the New York city housing authority

March 11, 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM
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Senate Republicans Unveil Family Tax Relief Act

Plan Would Increase Tax Credits to Help Struggling Middle Class Families, Restore STAR Property Tax Rebate Checks for Millions of New Yorkers

March 5, 2013
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New York State Senate Announces Earth Day Contest

Statewide Earth Day Poster Contest Promotes Environmental Awareness

OLEAN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) today called for local student entries for the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest, a statewide competition that encourages student awareness of environmental issues.

March 1, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 11:30 AM, Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Room 308 LOB

February 27, 11:30 AM - 11:42 AM
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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 Presents Medals to Two Local Veterans

Dorothy Button and Thomas Threadgill were honored for their dedicated service

SALAMANCA – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) recently awarded service medals to two distinguished veterans at the Cattaraugus County American Legion Family Testimonial Dinner held at Salamanca American Legion Post #535. Yeoman First Class Dorothy Button received the Medal for Merit, which is based on a U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal. Technical Sergeant Thomas Threadgill was given the New York State Medal for Merit, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and a special commemorative medal from the Taiwanese government.

February 14, 2013
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"So God Made a Farmer," by Paul Harvey

“So God Made a Farmer,” a speech by Paul Harvey, was made famous by this Dodge Ram Super Bowl advertisement. The speech was originally given by Harvey at a Future Farmers of America convention in 1978. I hope all of you view it for the first time or view it again. It is an excellent representation of what makes the American farmer so special. I am proud to have so many farms in my district and I am always amazed by their hard work and dedication. Thank you to all farmers throughout my district, New York State and America.

February 14, 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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Senator Young Joins Senate Republicans To Call on Governor To Remove Utility Tax Surcharge Extension From Executive Budget

High utility costs remain an obstacle to economic growth and job creation

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) joined Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, members of the Senate Republican Conference and leaders of statewide business organizations to urge Governor Cuomo to remove the proposed extension of the utility tax surcharge from his Executive Budget. The 18-a surcharge, which has increased utility bills for every ratepayer in the state, is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2014.  The Governor’s proposed five-year extension would cost businesses and consumers a total of almost $3 billion.

February 5, 2013
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Senator Young honored at an event held by the Olean Community Theatre.

Senator Young was recently honored at an event held by the Olean Community Theatre. Senator Young was praised for her support of the local theater and was the recipient of the Individual OVATION Award.

She wishes them continued success during their 34th Season!

L-R: Mike Schott, president of the Olean Community Theatre board of directors, Nathan Bell, theater board member and recipient of the John D. Shortencarier Award, John Sayegh, vice president and dean of Jamestown Community College in Olean, receiving the Business OVATION Award on behalf of the school, Senator Cathy Young, and Linda Manross, Olean Community Theatre board secretary.

January 30, 2013
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