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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES 2012 NEW JOBS-NY JOB CREATION PLAN

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) is co-sponsoring a major job creation plan that will be passed in the state Senate’s budget resolution next week.  The 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan includes significant tax relief to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs, measures to control state spending and ensure fiscal responsibility, and to protect taxpayers, according to Senator Young.

March 7, 2012
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3.6.12 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses the 2012-13 State Budget, Mandate Relief for Businesses, Leaders for Tomorrow, and Hometown Heroes.

March 6, 2012
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Town of Freedom Celebrates 200th Anniversary

At the December Town Board meeting for the Town of Freedom, Senator Catharine Young presented an official state Senate Resolution that commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Town to Town Supervisor Barbara George. Although not officially recognized as a Town until 1820 by decree of the State Legislature, the first residents of Freedom came in December of 1811. The Town held a Bicentennial Celebration back in August that included opening of a time capsule, a parade, and fireworks.

March 2, 2012
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Sinclairville 76ers

Senator Catharine Young joined federal and county officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate renovations made to the Sinclairville Firehall and Senior Center. The “Sinclairville 76ers” provide hot meals to 177 seniors at the Center, and deliver thousands of meals annually to homebound frail elderly. A $310,297 federal grant that was awarded through the state Housing Trust Fund brought the facility into compliance with the state building code. Nutrition Services such as those at the Sinclairville Center are the largest program administered by the state Office for the Aging. Locally, many dedicated individuals deliver services.

March 2, 2012
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Rose Warden's 102nd Birthday 2.22.12

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) presented a Senate Proclamation to Rose Worden in honor of her 102nd birthday during a party at the First Baptist Church, Present Center, in Jamestown on Wednesday, February 22.

March 2, 2012
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Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Deparment Annual Installation Banquet 2.18.12

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) presented Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Mann (left) and Department President Jennifer Barber (seated) with a Senate Proclamation honoring the department on its 100th anniversary during its annual installation banquet on Saturday, February 18 at the Delevan Training Center.

March 2, 2012
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Leadership Allegany Graduating Class of 2012

Leadership Allegany, an initiative that works to create civic leaders, honored its second graduating class during a dinner at Moonwink’s Restaurant in Cuba, NY on Friday, February 18. Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) presented the keynote speech, recognizing the graduates, local organizations and program supporters. The Leadership Allegany Graduating Class of 2012 includes (front row left to right): Darlene Roloson, Andrea Mott-Hollamby, Trina LaFleur, Gina Kocsis, Norma Kerling and Pam Witter, director of development at Houghton College and Leadership Allegany coordinator.

March 2, 2012
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Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department 2.11.12

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) recognized Pete Dawson (left) for his 50 years of service to the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department at the department’s annual banquet on February 11. Mr. Dawson is a past chief of the department and currently serves as the department's Fire Chaplain. His wife, Linda Dawson (right), attended the event, which was held at the Lakewood Fire Department Training Grounds. Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department is one 42 fire departments serving Chautauqua County.

March 2, 2012
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Legislative Luncheon, Belmont, NY 2.10.12

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) visited with Jean Switalski, a member of the Senior Foundation and the Allegany County Office for the Aging (OFA) Advisory Council during a Legislative Luncheon at the Belmont American Legion on February 10. The OFA provides various cost-saving services to Allegany County seniors, which include five Meals-On-Wheels meals visits, four hours of in-home services, a Lifeline emergency unit and half an hour of case management a week.

March 2, 2012
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American Legion Testimonial Dinner

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) honored American Legion Department of New York Commander W. Michael Bowen (right), American Legion Auxiliary Department of New York President Ann Geer, and Sons of the American Legion Detachment of New York Commander Greg "Doc" K. Gibbs at the Cattaraugus County American Legion's Testimonial Dinner on Saturday, February 4 at the Randolph American Legion Post 181 in Randolph. The American Legion is our nation's largest advocacy group for veterans.

March 2, 2012
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Allegany Engine Company's Annual Dinner Dance

During Allegany Engine Company’s annual dinner dance on Saturday, January 14, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) commended Allegany Fire Department President Jim Wilson (center) and Allegany Fire Department Chief Rick Stady (right) for the service provided by the department, particularly in incidents on Union Street on September 22, 2011 and on Mediterranean Avenue on October 30, 2011. Senator Young also honored the Village of Allegany’s Department of Public Works Crew for its assistance in the incident on Union Street. Members of the Fire Department recognized Senator Young for her outstanding commitment to the Allegany Fire Department and Allegany Rescue/EMS.

March 2, 2012
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Olean Community Theater Ovation Awards

Senator Catharine Young congratulated two Olean Community Theater Ovation Award winners at the organization’s 33rd Season Cocktail Reception on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Gus Napoleon, left, received the award for individual performance, and Bethany, right, accepted the corporate award on behalf of WPIG, which won for its promotion and support of the Olean Community Theater. Ovation Awards are a special recognition of thanks for long-time support.

March 2, 2012
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Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department Annual Installation Banquet

Senator Catharine Young and Assemblyman Joe Giglio (left) joined Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department Chief Steve Raiport (right) for the department’s annual installation banquet on Saturday, January 21. During the banquet, Arnold Andolsek (2nd from left) and Julius Szymanski (center) were recognized for providing over 50 years of service to the Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department.

March 2, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO REPEAL COSTLY MANDATE ON BUSINESS, Wage Theft Prevention Act Restricts State’s Business Environment

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) announced that the state Senate has passed legislation she co-sponsored to repeal the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2010, a burdensome, costly mandate on every employer in the state.

The Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2010 included a requirement that each year, a written notice on wages be provided by all private sector employers to all employees. Depending on the the method of payment to the employee (hourly, salary, etc.), employers must file a different form, and are required to use a form in the primary language of each employee. The act further requires that employees confirm receipt of this notice with a  written acknowledgement that must be retained for six years.

March 2, 2012
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3.1.12 "Your Voice" with Senator Catharine Young

In this week's segment  of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young talks about Affordable Housing, Rural Preservation & Community Protection.

March 1, 2012
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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, March 5, 2012 Room 308 LOB

March 5, 11:30 AM - 11:36 AM
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Protecting Our Kids

PROTECTING OUR KIDS

February 29, 2012
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Olean Theatre Workshop Celebrates 20 Years

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) presented Lesley Patrone (left) and Nick Patrone (right) with a special Proclamation honoring the Olean Theatre Workshop during the organization’s 20th anniversary celebration on Friday, January 20. Since opening in 1992, the Olean Theatre Workshop has served as a classroom for more than 1,600 students who want to learn theater. Throughout its 20 years, Olean Theatre Workshop presented over 125 productions, and young people continue to line up for the area’s longest-running theater education program. The theater also offers community poetry readings, films and ensemble plays.

February 27, 2012
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Recovering Unclaimed Funds

You may be entitled to some of the over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.

For your protection, New York State law requires banks, insurance companies, utility companies, investment companies and many other businesses to surrender inactive accounts to the State. These accounts are known as "lost," "abandoned," or "unclaimed" funds.

February 27, 2012
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