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Vote for Sherman Central School in a national competition to win a $3,000 Lowe’s gift card!

Here’s some exciting news coming from Chautauqua County! Sherman Central School has become a finalist in a national competition where they could win a $3,000 Lowe’s gift card to help make improvements to their theater facilities.The NBC "Smash" Make A Musical Constructed by Lowe's program selected Sherman Central School as one of its 30 finalists. The top five vote-getters will receive the gift card.Sherman Central School has big plans for the gift card, so please visit the link below to vote and help them out! http://www.makeamusical.org/smash-make-a-musical/meet-the-schools/

April 3, 2013
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Senator Young attends a Good-bye Reception for Dr. John Anderson, Alfred State President

Senator Young recently stopped by a Good-bye Reception for Dr. John Anderson, Alfred State President, and his wife, Vivien. Back in December, President Anderson announced that he would be stepping down this spring after holding the position since 2008.

He truly was a visionary and led the school through a period of great successes. Senator Young worked closely with him on several major projects, including the Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Physical and Health Sciences building and Student Leadership Center.  President Anderson’s outstanding leadership, creativity and innovation have benefitted the college and the region, and he will be sorely missed.

March 28, 2013
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State Budget Boosts Aid to Schools in 57th Senate District

Funding to increase by almost $1 billion statewide, more than $19 million in the district

ALBANY - School aid is boosted by nearly $1 billion in the state budget, with schools in the 57th Senate receiving more than $19 million over last year, announced Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

"The Senate fought hard to increase school aid to invest in our children and give relief to the taxpayers. Funding for schools in my district will total $554,616,011 – a large share of the statewide allocation of $21.1 billion," Senator Young said. 

March 27, 2013
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Senate Passes Final Budget Bills

Budget delivers substantial tax relief to families, small businesses and manufacturers

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced the Senate has passed a soundly balanced, fiscally responsible state budget that controls spending and provides significant tax relief to families and seniors, and reduces the tax burden on small businesses and manufacturers to help create jobs.

The Assembly plans on passing matching budget bills on Thursday.

"For the third consecutive year, the budget will be passed on time, and it includes many initiatives that are steps in the right direction to make our state a more affordable place to live, work and do business," Senator Young said. 

March 27, 2013
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Senator Young stopped by a birthday party for George Hall of Allegany, who just turned 105 years young!

Recently, Senator Young stopped by a birthday party for George Hall of Allegany, who just turned 105 years young! It’s amazing the number of historical events that have happened during George’s life.

George was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 15, 1908 to Albert and Della May Hall and has lived in Allegany since he was one year old. He married his late wife Luella in 1932 and the couple enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States and Canada.

After working on a farm a year after being married, George began a new job with the WPA works project in Allegany State Park. He later worked at his uncle’s lumber business.

March 26, 2013
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Budget Language Could Help Dunkirk Repowering

Budget focuses on the benefits of repowering existing electric generation facilities

ALBANY - Calling it a “major step forward,” Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced that language is included in this year’s state budget that focuses on the benefits of repowering existing electric generation facilities, a development that could have a positive impact on a future of clean, reliable and affordable power for Dunkirk and all of Western New York.

March 25, 2013
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Senate Begins Passing Important Budget Bills

Sunday’s bills focused on transportation, economic development capital projects, environmental conservation, and public protection

ALBANY - Driving to achieve an early state budget, the Senate began passing budget bills on Sunday.

"The Senate is working to get the job done. I expect we will have passed all of the bills in our house by Wednesday," said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

March 25, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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