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Senator Young Presents Medal to Family of WWII Veteran

Private First Class Taft served our nation during the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge

LIVONIA – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) awarded a New York State Conspicuous Service Cross Medal today to the family of Private First Class Mortimer Taft, who bravely served his county during World War II and passed away in 1969. The ceremony took place at the packed Harrison-Lee American Legion Post #283 in Livonia, NY.

December 10, 2012
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Senator Young Renews Call for Strengthening Kendra's Law in Wake of Latest Subway Tragedy in New York City

A similar murder in 1999 was the catalyst for the original bill

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) is again calling for strengthening Kendra’s Law, a law that was put in place to help people with mental illness receive outpatient treatment, after a deranged man killed a Queens resident by pushing him in front of an oncoming subway near Times Square. Ki Suk Han, 58, died on Monday.

December 5, 2012
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Visiting Jane’s Pantry in Mount Morris

Senator Cathy Young and Senator Pat Gallivan visit with Jane Oakes, owner of Jane’s Pantry at 84 Main Street in Mount Morris, during a walking tour of downtown. Jane, whose expertise in specialty foods makes her the “Queen of Licorice," carries a vast variety of New York State-produced, delicious food products in her shop. Mount Morris has become a destination for tourists and shoppers because of its restaurants and unique stores in the newly-restored historic downtown. The Senators, who passed legislation to leverage private sector investment for downtown revitalization that has grown small businesses and jobs in Livingston County and around the state, saw firsthand the positive results from their initiative. Congratulations to Jane and all of the downtown merchants!

November 30, 2012
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Senator Young honors James Gallman for his years of service.

Senator Young was pleased to honor James Gallman for his years of service at an event this week in Allegany County. James Gallman served with the National Guard from 1966-1973, then later became an Allegany County Legislator and a Board of Elections Commissioner.

Senator Young presented him with a New York State Long and Faithful Service Ribbon and a framed companion certificate announcing the award signed by Maj. Gen. Murphy, the state Adjutant General. There was also a personal letter from the general to Lieutenant Gallman.

November 29, 2012
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Gerad Levey, the Supervisor of the Town of West Sparta, shows off the renovated Town Court Room to Senator Young.

Gerad Levey, the Supervisor of the Town of West Sparta, shows off the renovated Town Court Room to Senator Young. The renovation was made possible because of a grant Senator Young helped secure.

November 19, 2012
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Ceremony for the new Student Leadership Center at Alfred State College

Dr. John M. Anderson, the President of Alfred State, and Senator Young spread mortar on the edges of the date stone to be set in the corner of the new Student Leadership Center at Alfred State College.  Patricia Fogarty, a member of the Alfred State College Council, joined them for the ceremony.

November 16, 2012
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Visiting with creators of the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz mural

Senator Young visited with Gary Peters Sr. and Gray Peters Jr., the artists who created the mural of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Jamestown.

November 7, 2012
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Visiting with the St. Columban Song Birds

The St. Columban Song Birds were on hand along with the rest of the St. Columban’s on the Lake community to thank Senator Young for her help in securing a grant that was used to purchase an emergency generator for the facility.

November 7, 2012
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Ribbon Cutting for Alfred State College’s Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture

At a ribbon cutting for Alfred State College’s new Center for Organic and Sustainable Agriculture, Senator Young was joined by Dr. Terry Tucker, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Congressman Tom Reed, Eunice Lewin, a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees, Dr. John M. Anderson, the President of Alfred State, Patricia Fogarty, the Chair of the Alfred State College Council and Wallace “Pete” MacDonald, a Retired Professor.

 

November 2, 2012
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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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