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Senate Passes Bill to Increase Access to Dentists in Underserved Communities

Measure would make dentists eligible for “Doctors Across New York”

ALBANY - Untreated oral diseases can lead to a number of health problems, some of them even life threatening, yet a severe shortage of dentists in underserved areas has left many New Yorkers without access to care, according to Senator Catharine Young (R,C,Ind-Olean), sponsor of “Dentists Across New York” which passed the state Senate yesterday.

The legislation (S.2190) would alleviate the issue by expanding the “Doctors Across New York” program and enabling dentists to be recruited and receive incentives to work in communities with dentist shortfalls.

May 8, 2013
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May 7, 2013 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses school bus safety legislation and local events in the district including the Town of Portland's 200th anniversary, a meeting with the Genesee Valley Conservancy, a tour of Pioneer Central School, and a visit with graduates of a computer class for senior citizens.

May 8, 2013
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Cold War Veteran Honored for his service by Senator Young

Kevin Smeal received five service awards for his time with the United States Air Force

OLEAN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) today awarded five service awards to a local Air Force veteran who served a specialized role in supporting our military during the Cold War. Kevin J. Smeal was an airframe repair specialist during the 1980s, and his service and expertise was vital in helping our nation maintain its strategic readiness during the height of the Cold War.

May 6, 2013
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Senator Young meets with members of the Genesee Valley Conservancy

Senator Young recently met with members of the Genesee Valley Conservancy. They thanked her for her support and gave the Senator an update on their efforts. Currently, the Conservancy has approximately 14,000 acres protected through a number of easements and preserves. The open spaces that they protect help keep our area beautiful for all outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Pictured with Senator Young are Boardmembers Joyce Wechsler, Myrtle Merritt (President), Gail McGuire, Sheila Chanler and Executive Director Benjamin Gajewski.

May 3, 2013
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April 30, 2013 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses library funding, the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator and local events in the district.

May 1, 2013
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New York State Senate Passes Rape Victims Equality Act

Bill is backed by victims advocacy groups and the State DA’s Association

ALBANY – In a vote that protects victims and gives prosecutors the tools they need to convict violent sexual predators, the New York State Senate today passed the Rape Victims Equality Act (S.3710-C), which is sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean). The bi-partisan bill passed with overwhelming support.

April 29, 2013
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Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Portland

Senator Young helped commemorate an important milestone in the Town of Portland as they recently celebrated their 200th Anniversary! A special dinner was attended by community members, and town officials re-enacted the first board meeting.

With a history going back to the Holland Land Company Purchase, the Town of Portland was officially established on April 9, 1813. It initially included the present-day Towns of Westfield and Ripley, which were later subdivided from the Town of Portland.

The first settler in Portland was Captain James Dunn, a Revolutionary War soldier who moved his wife and six children to the area in 1805. The home he built in 1806 became a center for the town, including holding the first church services in town.

April 29, 2013
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Senator Young Visits the New Office and Archives Building for the Almond Historical Society

Recently, the Almond Historical Society invited Senator Young to visit their new office and archives building. The Almond Historical Society serves an important role in our community by helping to preserve the history and memories that make our towns special.

They are holding an Open House to showcase their new offices at the Hagadorn House on Sunday, May 5, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pictured with Senator Young are Lee & Donna Ryan, Doris Montgomery, Lillian Hanks, Barbara Bernstein, Karl Grantier, Wayne Kellogg, Kitty Baker, Mike Baker and Cindy Banker.

April 26, 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, April 29, 2013 Room 308 LOB

April 29, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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Coming This Weekend: Your Chance to be a Hero

As Americans watched last week's horrific events unfold in Boston, we all witnessed countless acts of courage and selflessness.

We saw first responders, medical personnel, and law enforcement acting with great strength and real compassion during a time of crisis.
We saw neighbors helping neighbors.
We saw "ordinary" people doing truly extraordinary things.

In responding to acts of terror, natural disasters, fires or medical emergencies -- our nation has a long and proud tradition of stepping up during times of crisis.  

I encourage you to consider becoming a part of this proud tradition -- by volunteering to join your local fire department.       

April 25, 2013
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April 23, 2013 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses how the state budget affects farming and agriculture, recent successes and priorities for the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, and events in the district.

April 24, 2013
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Rural Resources Commission Discusses Successes from Budget, Plans Agenda for Rest of Session

ALBANY – As the Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced that the bi-partisan Commission charged with addressing the needs of rural New York has chalked up several policy victories so far this year.

“Traditionally, the Rural Resources Commission has functioned as a think tank with a focus on advancing rural New York. Throughout its thirty year history, the Commission has remained a cooperative effort. It brings together the Legislature as a whole, as well as interested parties to better understand the issues rural New Yorkers face and to develop legislative solutions to best meet those needs,” said Senator Young.

April 23, 2013
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Ground breaking for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville

Senator Young (center) is joined by (R-L) Rufus Judson, the President of Pike Construction; Todd Martin of Gardner Plus Architects; Amy Pollard, the President and CEO of Noyes Health; and Marilyn Moore, the Board Chairperson of the Noyes Memorial Hospital.----------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground has been broken for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The existing space is over 40 years old and only 3,000 square feet. Once the new emergency department is complete, it will be 10,000 square feet, more than three times the size of the current building. It also will improve the privacy and comfort of patients and the working conditions for the staff.

April 23, 2013
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Noyes officials, elected officials and community leaders participate in the ceremonial ground breaking for the new emergency room at Noyes Memorial Hospital

The full group of Noyes officials, elected officials and community leaders participate in the ceremonial ground breaking for the new emergency room.-----------------------------------------------------------------

Ground has been broken for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The existing space is over 40 years old and only 3,000 square feet. Once the new emergency department is complete, it will be 10,000 square feet, more than three times the size of the current building. It also will improve the privacy and comfort of patients and the working conditions for the staff.

April 23, 2013
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Senator Young and Amy Pollard, the President and CEO of Noyes Health, discuss the new emergency room before a ground breaking at Noyes Memorial Hospital

Senator Young and Amy Pollard, the President and CEO of Noyes Health, discuss the new emergency room at a press conference before the ground breaking.

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Ground has been broken for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The existing space is over 40 years old and only 3,000 square feet. Once the new emergency department is complete, it will be 10,000 square feet, more than three times the size of the current building. It also will improve the privacy and comfort of patients and the working conditions for the staff.

April 23, 2013
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April 17, 2013 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses the 2013-14 State Budget, and how it impacts families, seniors and business in New York State.

April 19, 2013
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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 57

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 57th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Owen Thiell

April 18, 2013
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Spring Rural Futures Newsletter 2013

Resources is proud to have published our Spring 2013 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!

April 17, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Meeting

An opportunity to introduce new and continuing members of the Commission and to set forth the goals and initiatives for the current Legislative Session.

April 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Local Korean War Veteran Receives Military Medals from Senator Young

Sergeant Edwards worked on one of the military’s first ever remote-controlled tanks

April 12, 2013
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