Newsroom

Senator Young Helps Two Local WWII Veterans Obtain Overdue Medals

Technical Sergeant Handrahan and Walter A. Bonney recognized for their military service

OLEAN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) helped obtain medals for both a veteran of the air war in Europe during World War II and for the family of a World War II veteran who served in the Aleutian Islands and in Europe. The medals were presented recently.

At a ceremony at the Bolivar American Legion on March 16, the family of the late Technician Fifth Grade Walter A. Bonney received medals earned for his service during World War II as part of the Aleutian Islands Campaign and the Central Europe Campaign.

March 22, 2013
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

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
Read more...

"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
Read more...