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Bridge Named After Famous Jamestown-Area Attorney and Judge

Senator Young and Assemblyman Goodell dedicate bridge to Robert H. Jackson

JAMESTOWN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) was joined by Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I- Jamestown) at a ceremony to name the Interstate 86 bridge which crosses over Strunk Road in the Town of Ellicott as the "Robert H. Jackson Memorial Bridge." Today’s ceremony took place at the Robert H. Jackson Center, located at 305 East Fourth Street in Jamestown, New York.

November 1, 2012
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Senator Young and Assemblyman Goodell Dedicate Bridge to Veterans

Bridge will commemorate all veterans in Jamestown and Chautauqua County

JAMESTOWN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) was joined by Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C,I- Chautauqua County), local officials, community leaders and decorated veterans at a formal ceremony to dedicate the Jamestown Veterans Memorial Bridge. The West Third Street Bridge over Steele Street and the Chadakoin River in Jamestown will now honor all who served our nation.

October 25, 2012
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Senator Young and Assemblyman Goodell Name Bridge After Lucy and Desi

The Interstate 86 bridge over North Main Street in Ellicott is now the Lucille Ball – Desi Arnaz Memorial Bridge

JAMESTOWN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) was joined by Assemblyman Andy Goodell (R,C- Chautauqua County) at a formal ceremony to name the Interstate 86 bridge over North Main Street in Ellicott the “Lucille Ball – Desi Arnaz Memorial Bridge.” At an event earlier today at the Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy, community leaders and local elected officials were present as the new sign was unveiled to the public.

October 11, 2012
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Senator Young Joins Dresser-Rand as they Present a Check to “Dream It, Do It”

The $10,000 to be used by MAST for manufacturing training for workforce

OLEAN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) applauded Dresser-Rand on its 100 year anniversary in Olean, and visited their facility as they presented a $10,000 check to the “Dream It, Do It” campaign, which will be used by the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier (MAST) for workforce training. Dresser-Rand’s check presentation coincided with “Manufacturing Day.”

October 10, 2012
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Senator Young and Assemblyman Giglio Dedicate Bridge to Fallen Soldier

The Interstate 86 bridge over Route 305 in Cuba now named for Sergeant Mark Bradley

CUBA – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) was joined by Assemblyman Joseph M. Giglio (R,C,I- Gowanda) to dedicate the Interstate 86 bridge over Route 305 in Cuba as the Sergeant Mark Bradley Memorial Bridge. Sergeant Bradley, a native of Cuba, died from injuries sustained from an improvised exploding device in Afghanistan. Bradley enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January of 2004 after graduating from Cuba-Rushford High School in 2003. He passed away on June 16, 2011, at the Bethesda Naval Hospital after being seriously injured on June 3, 2011.

October 5, 2012
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Senator Young Presents Medals to Local Veterans

Corporal Carlo and the family of Private First Class Daversa receive medals to acknowledge their service to our country

JAMESTOWN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) awarded medals today to two deserving, local veterans during a Medal Presentation Ceremony at City Hall in Jamestown. Private First Class Armand “Chico” Daversa, who received the medals posthumously, and Corporal Peter Carlo were honored for their years of service and dedication to the nation.

October 4, 2012
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PowerUpWNY Announces Petition Drive to Support Dunkirk Repowering Project

Proposal would allow the coal-fueled plant to run on cleaner, more-efficient natural gas

OLEAN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean), Chair of the PowerUpWNY Coalition, was joined by other members of the coalition in launching a petition drive today to gather support for NRG Energy, Inc.’s proposed Dunkirk Repowering Project. The group is seeking approval from the state to replace the existing coal-fueled power plant with a brand new, state-of-the-art natural gas power plant. If approved by the state, the new plant would produce cleaner energy, create up to 500 jobs and provide energy and resources to attract more businesses to the area.

October 1, 2012
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Join The Fight To Protect Our Tax Dollars By Reforming Welfare

New Yorkers are always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. But we don’t like seeing taxpayer money being wasted.

That’s why I co-sponsored “The Public Assistance Integrity Act”, which will prohibit welfare recipients from misusing Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards (EBTs).“Join the Fight” to protect our tax dollars by reforming welfare by signing the petition below:

September 27, 2012
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Jenn Suhr is introduced prior to the start of her record-setting pole vault in Fredonia.

Everyone was very excited that on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, Olympic Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr returned to Fredonia to demonstrate her pole-vaulting skills for her hometown community. In the process, she set a world record for the highest jump for the year. She cleared 4.83 meters which is slightly more than 15 feet, 10 inches.

September 26, 2012
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Jenn Suhr going up for her record-setting pole vault of 4.83 meters.

Everyone was very excited that on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, Olympic Gold Medalist Jenn Suhr returned to Fredonia to demonstrate her pole-vaulting skills for her hometown community. In the process, she set a world record for the highest jump for the year. She cleared 4.83 meters which is slightly more than 15 feet, 10 inches.

September 26, 2012
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Working to Reduce Your Property Taxes

I wanted to give you a quick update on our progress in making New York State a more affordable place to live and work.

For far too long, high property taxes have made it tough for hardworking families to balance their household budgets, and seniors to afford to stay in their homes.

High property taxes not only strain family finances, they also hurt our economy and cost us jobs. That’s why property tax relief is one of my top priorities as your state Senator.

We are achieving positive results.

Our historic property tax cap is putting the brakes on runaway property tax increases. We also have reduced government spending, and reformed pension and Medicaid mandates on local governments to rein in the property tax burden.

September 26, 2012
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Protecting Your Tax Dollars

New Yorkers are always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. But we don’t like seeing taxpayer money being wasted.

That’s why I co-sponsored “The Public Assistance Integrity Act”, which will prohibit welfare recipients from misusing Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards (EBTs). Under Senate Bill 7671 there would be no more free cigarettes, alcohol, strip clubs or lottery tickets for welfare card users.

September 26, 2012
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American Rock Salt to Receive Recharge NY Power Allocation

Low-cost power will help spur growth for the Livingston County business

OLEAN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in announcing the most recent round of ReChargeNY Power Allocations. American Rock Salt Company LLC of Mt. Morris has been given a total recharge award of 2,650 kilowatts for business expansion in Livingston County.

September 25, 2012
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Grand Opening of Patient's Pharmacy and Whisper's Boutique

Senator Young joins Diane Matthews and Donald Nash, Jr, independent and local owners of Patient’s Pharmacy, for the grand opening of their new retail pharmacy at 320 North Main Street in Jamestown. The event included a ribbon-cutting for the pharmacy as well as Whisper’s Boutique, a shop which will serve breast cancer survivors and their families.

September 19, 2012
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Grand Opening of Whisper's Boutique

Senator Young and Carolyn Murray at Whisper’s Boutique during the grand opening celebration of Patient’s Pharmacy and Whisper’s Boutique. Carolyn is a licensed practical nurse and a lymphedema therapist. She will run Whisper’s Boutique which specializes in providing breast cancer survivors and their families with a variety of products and services.

 

September 19, 2012
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Rural Futures Newsletter Fall 2012

The Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is proud to have published our Fall 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!

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Rural Futures Newsletter Fall 2012

September 19, 2012
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Senator Catharine Young Receives Award and High Ratings from National Federation of Independent Business - New York

ALBANY – State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) has been selected as one of NFIB-New York’s 2012 “Guardians of Small Business.”

The Guardian Award is the highest honor that NFIB bestows upon legislators. It was given in recognition of her voting record and support for small business issues during the legislative session.

“Small business is the life blood of our communities. They provide vital employment, services and goods on which we all rely. In a challenging economy it is especially important to pay close attention to legislation affecting small businesses,” said Senator Young.

September 13, 2012
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Statement from Senator Catharine M. Young on the Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks

OLEAN – “The attacks of September 11, 2001 were meant to devastate our country. Yet, despite their horrific nature, Americans have continued to show resolve as a Nation and as a People. Fear and violence could not, and will not, overcome freedom and liberty,” said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

“Today, we share in the sorrows of families who lost loved ones that day. We remember the bravery of emergency responders who entered burning buildings. We recognize the efforts of everyday people who helped complete strangers. We honor those who fought back against their attackers to keep others safe from harm. We continue to hold our military service members in highest esteem for their sacrifices in the cause of freedom,” she added.

September 11, 2012
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Sally Marsh Recognized by Senator Young

Sally Marsh holds a proclamation from Senator Young recognizing her for 41 years as coordinator of the weekly Hootenanny at Allegany State Park. The Hootenanny takes place every Thursday during the summer and started as an opportunity for park visitors to enjoy music around a campfire. The event has grown in popularity and has moved to the Quaker area Amphitheater to accommodate the hundreds of participants. Sally Marsh brings her enthusiastic love of music to the event. Her interaction with the crowd of young children, teens, parents and retirees results in hours of singing, acting, dancing and clapping. Sally is truly an ambassador of Allegany State Park (photo provided by Jo Patterson)

September 6, 2012
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Senator Catharine Young Receives High Ratings from Business Groups

ALBANY – State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) has received high ratings from two business groups for her record to improve the economic climate and support taxpayers in New York State.

Senator Young received a 90 percent rating from The Business Council, the highest awarded in the State Senate. She also was near the top, receiving 88 percent, from Unshackle Upstate.

“In this challenging economy, we need to foster an environment where businesses want to invest in our State, where jobs are being created, and where people want to move in – not away,” said Senator Young.

August 23, 2012
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