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.
The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is seeking correction officers
OLEAN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) joined the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in announcing that a New York State Department of Civil Service test will be administered on April 13, 2013 as part of a correction officer recruitment effort. The deadline for filing for the examination is February 25, 2013.
Senator Young recently stopped by a retirement party for Cristie Herbst, the editor of The Post-Journal in Jamestown.
Cristie Herbst began her career at The Post-Journal in 1972. She quickly worked her way through roles of increasing responsibility including a variety of reporting roles, Editor of the City and Region Desk and eventually Editor in 1982, a position she held until her retirement.
Newspaper journalism has changed dramatically in recent decades, especially with the increasing pace of technological change and Cristie Herbst has been an innovator in leading The Post-Journal into the digital age, transforming it into a multimedia source of information and news.
Senator Young joined local officials and representatives from Heritage Ministries for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Orchard Grove at the Woodlands, a brand new adult care facility in West Ellicott.
Each of the three cottages, which are the first of their kind in Chautauqua County, contain twelve private rooms with a private bath and shower with “family-style” kitchen, living and dining room where seniors can congregate as they would in their own homes. Additionally seniors have access to outdoor recreational areas, perfect for enjoying the warmth of spring and summer.
Congratulations to Heritage Ministries! The new buildings are wonderful and are a terrific alternative for our seniors!
Recently, Senator Young attended a Welcome Home Reception for Corporal Bryen Barden and presented him with a proclamation that honored him for his service with the United States Marine Corps.
Corporal Barden signed up for the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program while he was a junior in high school. Less than a month after graduating from Falconer Central School with an Advanced Regents Diploma, he joined the United States Marine Corps.
Senator Young joined the Chautauqua Region Life Underwriters as they presented backpacks to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) at their monthly meeting at the Cassadaga Country Club just before the holidays.
The Senator also talked to the group about issues in Albany and throughout the 57th Senate District, including health care, natural gas exploration, the financial impacts of Superstorm Sandy and regional high schools.
Pictured are Ruth Eckstrom (Ruth Eckstrom Insurance), Senator Young, Wayne Young (Young Tax Service), Kathy Park (CASA), Jeremy Woltz (Nationwide Insurance) and Randy Sherrick (Alliance Advisory Group).
On the day of the State of the State address, Senator Young was sworn in for her 4th full term as State Senator in the 57th District. Her priorities include tax relief, revitalizing the upstate economy and creating good paying jobs so our young people have opportunities after they graduate.
Seen as a champion for small businesses all across the state
ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) has received the “Guardian Award” from the New York Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB/NY). The award is a testament to the Senator’s pro-business attitudes in working to revitalize the upstate economy and bring jobs to her district and the state. Only 10 legislators in the entire state received this prestigious honor, according to NFIB/NY.
“The commitment to no new taxes and the focus on economic growth are welcome features of the Governor’s budget proposal. Our hardworking, overburdened taxpayers cannot afford tax hikes, and we must continue to reduce the cost of doing business in the state so that our economy is competitive. We should continue to prioritize jobs and economic opportunities, which is what our families need and want,” said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).
First Lieutenant Wicks was part of several combat missions and was a POW for many months
DANSVILLE – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) awarded four service medals today to the family of the late First Lieutenant Robert W. Wicks, who courageously fought during World War II. First Lieutenant Wicks’ family will be receiving the Prisoner of War Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. The ceremony took place at the Daniel Goho American Legion Post #87 in Dansville.
Encouraged by Cuomo’s pledge to not raise taxes, promote business growth
ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) said she was encouraged by Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address’ focus on restoring the Upstate economy by concentrating on job growth, workforce training, no new taxes, infrastructure investment and incentives for business.
“Not raising taxes or fees is critical to making our state more competitive so more jobs can be created. We need to get people back to work, create good-paying jobs to sustain our families, and have career opportunities for our young people so they can stay after they graduate,” she said.
The Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is proud to have published our Winter 2012 edition of Rural Futures (click on the link below). We hope you find Rural Futures both interesting and informative. Please feel free to contact the Commission staff with any questions, comments or suggestions. Thank you!
Senator Young presents a proclamation to Mike & Kelly Rapan honoring Mike’s father William, recognizing his 46 years of service to the Bolivar Fire Department. Mr. Rapan passed away in November.
Mr. Rapan was an active member of the Bolivar Fire Department from September 1966 until his passing. During this time, he held many offices, including Foreman, Vice President and President of the Bolivar Fire Department.
Senator Young toured the Henrietta Campus of Bryant & Stratton College to learn about the educational programs provided by the College. The school in Rochester is one of eight in New York State with 18 total locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. Bryant & Stratton’s Medical Assistant program is their largest followed by Criminal Justice.
Of particular interest was Bryant & Stratton’s "Jump Start" program, where the College partners with local BOCES to bring college credit courses to high school students. In Ellicottville, located in Senator Young’s district, Bryant & Stratton College offers a criminal justice course that gives students "transcriptable” credits upon completion.
This past weekend, Senator Young joined Holiday Valley President Dennis Eshbaugh and Assemblyman Joe Giglio at an event marking the grand opening of the Holiday Valley Lodge in Ellicottville. This new lodge will be a huge tourist attraction for skiers and snowboarders all throughout Western New York, the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier.
The 66,000-square foot resort replaces a building that dated back to 1962. Despite no snow accumulations, the cold weather has enabled the resort to make their own snow and open for the season.
We wish nothing but the best for Dennis and his team!
Area Projects Among Winners of Regional Economic Development Council Awards
Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) today announced that 19 job creation projects in the 57th Senate District will receive critically important state funds through the second round of Regional Economic Development Council awards.
Video from the May 17, 2012 Regional High School Roundtable discussion that took place at Jamestown Community College. Students, parents, teachers, school administrators, elected officials and others participated in the event.
People with severe mental illness are falling through the cracks
ALBANY - Following the wake of the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) has renewed her call for strengthening New York’s Kendra’s Law to ensure people with mental illness receive proper treatment, and vowed to push her legislation when session convenes in January.
“Obviously, Adam Lanza was a deeply disturbed person who needed help. There is no other explanation for why he would murder 20 angelic children and the six adults who were trying to protect them,” Senator Young said.
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