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March 10, 2011
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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 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Room 308 LOB

March 9, 9:30 AM - 9:38 AM
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SEN. YOUNG SPONSORED MANDATE RELIEF LEGISLATION PASSES SENATE

ALBANY - The State Senate has passed mandate relief legislation sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean), that would give local governments more authority and flexibility and help save taxpayer dollars.

February 9, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG MEETS WITH LOCAL RED CROSS CHAPTERS IN ALBANY

Representatives from the American Red Cross’s Southwestern NY Chapter,  which serves Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, and the Clara Barton Chapter # 1, which serves Livingston County, were in Albany recently to join other chapters from across the state for the New York State’s Red Cross annual Lobby Day.

February 9, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

ALBANY - "Governor Cuomo is correct that our state is teetering on the edge of a cliff, and it must be saved.  People and jobs are leaving, and there are not enough career opportunities for our young people.  Our future depends on making responsible decisions to turn around the economy, grow jobs, alleviate the crushing tax burden, and restructure government spending," Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean) said.

February 1, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S BUDGET PROPOSAL

ALBANY - "Governor Cuomo is correct that our state is teetering on the edge of a cliff, and it must be saved.  People and jobs are leaving, and there are not enough career opportunities for our young people.  Our future depends on making responsible decisions to turn around the economy, grow jobs, alleviate the crushing tax burden, and restructure government spending," Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean) said.

February 1, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG HAILS PASSAGE OF JOB CREATION & TAXPAYERS PROTECTION ACT

ALBANY – A  major new jobs initiative designed to improve New York's business climate, reduce taxes, and create thousands of new private sector jobs for workers across the State was passed in the State Senate on Wednesday, according to Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).

January 19, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG: SLOW DOWN, MOVE OVER FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES NOW LAW

ALBANY -  Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) today reminded motorists about a new law that requires vehicles to slow down or move over when an emergency vehicle or law enforcement vehicle is stopped on the side of the road.

January 14, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG TO CHAIR RURAL RESOURCES & HOUSING

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) has been appointed to two leadership posts as Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, and Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Housing by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

January 11, 2011
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SENATOR YOUNG HONORS LOCAL HERO ANDREW WITRUKE

OLEAN - When two Marines involved in a training mission off the coast of South Carolina were forced to eject from their aircraft after an engine failure, it was Olean native and Petty Officer 3rd Class (AMT-3) Andrew Witruke and his Coast Guard crew who were on scene to make the rescue.

December 28, 2010
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LOCAL HEROES FINALLY EARN DIPLOMAS

     CUBA, NY – Two area veterans who answered their Country’s call to military service before graduating from high school received long overdue diplomas during a special ceremony Monday at Cuba-Rushford High School.     Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) was joined by Cuba-Rushford Superintendent Kevin Shanley and Belfast Central Superintendent Judy May to present high school diplomas through New York State’s Operation Recognition in honor of Marine Corps Sergeant Lester Baker, West Clarksville,  and deceased Army Air Forces Corporal June E. Lockwood, who was a Cuba native.

December 20, 2010
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SEN. YOUNG ATTENDS DEDICATION OFNEW FRIENDSHIP CENTRAL SCHOOL RENOVATIONS

Many happy and excited community members, students, parents, and school personnel celebrated the official dedication of the Friendship Central School’s beautiful new classroom facilities and refurbished gymnasium. A sportsmanship statue was unveiled as part of the ceremonies. Sportsmanship essay contest winner Caylen Bednow (pictured right) earned the honor of being the model for the bronze figure that will be permanently displayed at the school. The statue was created by renowned artist David Poulin (pictured center). Mr. Poulin cast the bronze from a clay figure that was created by students under his supervion.

December 10, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CATHARINE YOUNG REGARDING REPUBLICANS WINNING BACK THE STATE SENATE MAJORITY

            “The Republicans' victory in winning back the state Senate majority is great news for the upstate economy and will bring desperately-needed relief for taxpayers," said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

December 6, 2010
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HERO REMEMBERED

It is with great sadness to report that World War II hero Kenneth Johnson (in photo on right) has passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Our sincere sympathies go out to the Johnson family and we pray for the speedy recovery of his great grandson.  Recently we were able to honor Kenneth and below is a link to an article about that special day.

 

December 6, 2010
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Westfield Memorial Hospital Saved!

Westfield Memorial Will Remain Full-Service Facility

WESTFIELD - For Westfield and the surrounding communities, Monday brought some very welcome news.

Westfield Memorial Hospital will remain a full-service facility, hospital officials said.

This means the hospital will continue providing an around-the-clock emergency room department,......

For full story, click on link:

http://www.post-journal.com/page/content.detail/id/575479/Hospital-Saved.html?nav=5192

November 24, 2010
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Members of Daniel Goho Post 87 in Dansville Honored

The Daniel Goho Post 87 of the American Legion in Dansville recently honored its long serving members. Among those honored for 65 years of continuous service were, pictured here with Senator Young) (l-r): William Kelly, Roy Werth, Senator Young, Robert Hemmer, and Paul Gerling. Also recognized for their 65 years of service but unable to attend were, Kenneth Bennett, George Bacon, Robert Drum, Demerle Johnson, and Paul MacDonald. Sincere gratitude to all veterans for their service to our country. Also, special thanks to Legion Commander Dennis Mahus and Auxilliary President Ann Mahus for their leadership.

November 17, 2010
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