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OLEAN AIR FORCE VETERAN HONORED WITH OVERDUE MEDALS

OLEAN – When Sergeant First Class Glenn Treaster stopped by Senator Catharine Young’s office in Olean to inquire about military medals, he had no idea he would be receiving so many awards. “When I learned about the medals, I thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’ To me, this is awesome. I am getting something I didn’t know I had coming. I’m being honored. I’m on top of the world,” Sergeant Treaster said.

July 12, 2012
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SENATOR YOUNG RECOGNIZES CHAUTAUQUA LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL THUNDERBIRDS FOOTBALL TEAM

On May 17, Senator Cathy Young presented a resolution to the Chautauqua Lake Central School Thunderbirds Football Team, recognizing the team for capturing Chautauqua Lake’s first ever Section VI Class DD Championship on November 3, 2011. The team defeated the Clymer Central School Pirates 14-0 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.

July 12, 2012
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Livingston County Office of the Aging’s 32nd Annual Seniorama

Senator Cathy Young took part in the Livingston County Office of the Aging’s 32nd Annual Seniorama on May 19, 2012 to acknowledge the lifetime contributions of seniors throughout the county. Senator Young congratulated New York State Citizens of the Year (l-r) Alice Acomb, Marilyn Gilbert, Mary Kay Hammond, and Ethel Miller during the. Over the last 32 years, the four honorees collectively volunteered 10,000 hours to For the Health of It, Noyes Memorial Hospital’s health screening program.

July 12, 2012
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Paw Impressions Animal Rescue Celebrates Grand Opening in May

Senator Cathy Young congratulated (l-r) Pam Cooper, Ella Shields, Noelle Chamberlain, Pastor Marc Chamberlain, Gwen Cooper, Allegany County Vice Chairman Dwight Fanton, Aubri Edwards, and Bradley Cooper on the grand opening of Paw Impressions Animal Rescue in Wellsville on Saturday, May 19. Ms. Cooper opened the rescue shelter with a $50,000 grant she received from Pepsi.

July 12, 2012
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Dansville's 46th Annual Dogwood Festival and Firefighters Parade

On May 19, Senator Cathy Young stopped by Dansville's 46th annual Dogwood Festival and Firefighters Parade.

July 12, 2012
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BOLIVAR ARMY VETERAN RECEIVES KOREAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL AND COLD WAR RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE

BOLIVAR – Specialist 5 Thomas Jordan had no idea he deserved medals for his service in the Army until he spoke with long-time friend and recent medal recipient Boatswain’s Mate (BM), Third Class Daniel Little. “Dan Little, who already received medals from Senator Young, was in the Navy and said something about the Korean Defense Medal. He thought I might be eligible to receive it, told me to send my DD-214 to the Senator’s office and they would research it. That’s how it all began,” Spec. 5 Jordan said. “I would have never pursued the medal if it hadn’t been for Dan. He started it, and that’s how this all took place,” he added.

July 12, 2012
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Participation in Government at Salamanca High School

Senator Cathy Young visited with Salamanca High School students on May 18 to talk about New York State Government.

July 12, 2012
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Honoring Charles A. Ried, Founder and Board Member of the ReHabilitation Center, Olean

On May 11, Senator Young joined members of the community to honor Charles A. Ried posthumously for his dedicated service to The ReHabilitation Center of Cattaraugus County as one of its founders and a board member for 54 years. Mr. Ried's family, (from left) Barbara Ried (daughter), James Ried (son), and Bernadette Ried (wife) attended the ceremony, which renamed The ReHabilitation Center in Mr. Ried's honor.

July 12, 2012
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TEN-YEAR-OLD PORTVILLE STUDENT HONORED FOR AIDING FRIEND INJURED BY STRAY BULLET

PORTVILLE – When Cody Perkins went to his friend’s house to play, he had no idea he would help avert a potentially devastating tragedy. Around 4 p.m. on May 23, while 10-year-olds Cody Perkins and Matthew Snyder played in a cornfield near Matthew’s aunt’s house on Route 417, the boys heard a shot fired. Cody took cover, and when he looked up, he saw Matthew was bleeding and immediately took action.

July 12, 2012
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Salamanca City School Hosts Health Fair in May

Senator Cathy Young watched a demonstration of Sparky's Hazard House from Salamanca City Fire Fighter Chris Campbell at the Salamanca City School's Health Fair on Friday, May 4.

July 12, 2012
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SUNY President Dennis Hefner Retires

Senator Cathy Young proudly presented SUNY Fredonia President Dennis Hefner with a proclamation honoring his service to the University. Dr. Hefner retired at the end of the spring 2012 academic semester.

July 12, 2012
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Wares the Pizza Grand Opening

On April 28, Senator Cathy Young dropped by to celebrate the grand opening of a small business in Franklinville, Wares the Pizza. The new restaurant features traditional and creative fare, even including an eggs Benedict pizza.

July 12, 2012
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2012 Franklinville Maple Festival

Senator Cathy Young and Assemblyman Joe Giglio congratulate New York State Maple Queen Stephanie Bush (center), Western New York Maple Queen Kylie Hint (2nd from left), and Western New York Maple Princess Suzanne Lewis during the 50th Franklinville Maple Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

July 12, 2012
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State Allocates $1 Million for East State Street Reconstruction in Olean, NY

Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean) spoke to WIVB reporters during a groundbreaking ceremony for the East State Street Reconstruction project in Olean, NY. The construction is funded through $1 million allocated by the State. Senator Young and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio strongly supported the project, which will fix significant safety issues, help economic development for businesses on the east side of Olean, and east travel for the public. The City of Olean is also investing $1.5 million toward the endeavor.

July 5, 2012
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Rural Futures Newsletter Summer 2012

The Legislative Commission on Rural Resources is proud to have published our Summer 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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June 28, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO SAVE JOBS, CREATE MORE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR POWER COMPANIES

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), who has been leading the fight to save the NRG plant in Dunkirk, said “significant progress” has been made through passage of a Senate bill. Legislation that would preserve local PILOT payments and keep the NRG plant operating while boosting low-cost power allocation for economic growth has cleared the state Senate, announced Senator Young.The measure, sponsored by Senator Young, is a statewide solution to transition existing power plants to cleaner energy. It requires the New York Power Authority to conduct an analysis and recommend three-year purchase power agreements with electricity generators.

June 22, 2012
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Senator Young Presents New York State Senate Youth Leadership Awards to Students

Senator Catharine Young presented New York State Youth Leadership Awards to students throughout her district. Students who received recognition include:·    Khadijah Bagais, Pine Valley High School·    Samantha VanEtten, Wellsville High School·    Cody Rater, Ripley Central School·    Sierra Tessmer, Ripley Central School·    Shawn Epps, Fredonia High School·    Thomas Z. Wissman, Cassadaga Valley Central School·    Richelle L. Dalaba, Cassadaga Valley Central School

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June 21, 2012
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6.12.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

June 12, 2012 - Senator Young talks about The Liberty Medal, Tax Breaks for Property Owners, Affordable Higher Education, Stay in New York Tax Credit, Protect Children from Exploitation

June 21, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PREVENT CYBERBULLYING

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) announced that the state Senate passed legislation to further protect students who are bullied or cyberbullied.  The bill, which clarifies and expands existing law, creates guidelines for school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem of cyberbullying.    “This legislation provides our schools with the necessary tools to address a terrible problem. Social media such as Facebook, and text messaging have escalated bullying to an extreme level, sometimes with tragic consequences. We need to ensure our schools are safe so our students can have a positive environment for learning and development,” Senator Young said.  

June 20, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION PROHIBITING MISUSE OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FUNDS

ALBANY – Welfare benefits could not be used to buy cigarettes, beer and lottery tickets as a result of a bill co-sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) and passed by the state Senate today. The “Public Assistance Integrity Act” would prohibit the use of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) debit cards to purchase tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and games of chance.The legislation, which is co-sponsored in the state Assembly by Assemblymen Andrew Goodell (R,C – Chautauqua), and Joseph Giglio (R,C,I – Gowanda), also would not allow EBT cash withdrawals in casinos, liquor stores or strip clubs, Senator Young said.

June 20, 2012
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