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Honoring members of the Dee Victor Thomas Unit 1155 in Fillmore

Members of the Dee Victor Thomas Unit 1155 of the Fillmore American Legion Auxiliary gathered at the Minard Park Gazebo recently to recognize four members of their unit for 25 years of continuous service.

August 23, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING PASSAGE OF BUDGET

           “This budget fiasco shows exactly why we need to regain the Senate Majority. State government is desperately in need of checks and balances, and out-of-control taxes and spending need to be stopped.  The people of this state have had enough of Albany's destructive shenanigans.

August 4, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING THE COMMISSION OF CORRECTION’S CRITICAL REPORT OF OCFS

           “Something's rotten in the state of New York, and it starts with OCFS’s radical policies.  This report verifies the appalling lack of judgment and gross mismanagement by Commissioner Carrion and her administration.  To reward juvenile murderers in state custody with sex from a prostitute and an underage girl at the taxpayers' expense goes beyond the pale.”

July 19, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING LATE BUDGET

"In one of the most irresponsible and shameful moves ever seen in Albany,the New York City-controlled tax and spend Senators have decided to adjournrather than finishing the state budget. 

They have added billions of dollars in new spending, yet they are skipping town without paying the bill. 

When Upstate Senators questioned them about why they were not bringing up the rest of their budget, they refused to answer, and instead ruled Senators out of order. 

The law requires the budget to be passed by April 1 and the Senate should stay in Albany until it's done.  I'm going to continue to fight against their out-of-control taxes and spending. 

July 1, 2010
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SENATOR YOUNG FIGHTS AGAINST NEW YORK CITY COLD SHOULDER TO UPSTATE HOMEOWNERS

            ALBANY -  New York City-controlled Senators have forced through legislation that will likely create a dangerous shortage in the supply of home heating oil for Up

June 17, 2010
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You Cut Albany

It is time to return New York State government to you, the people.

June 15, 2010
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SEN. YOUNG: COALITION SEEKS TO MAKE KENDRA’S LAW PERMANENT

Sen. Young Leads Effort for Public Safety and Humane Treatment for Those with Severe Mental Illness

June 1, 2010
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Frank Tracz

Private First Class (PFC) Frank Tracz, 684 East State Street, Olean, NY, is a U.S. Army combat-decorated veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. A telephone lineman with the 106th Infantry Division, (the Golden Lions), PFC Tracz’s Division received the full brunt of the German Fifth and Sixth Panzer Divisions on December 16, 1944, during the initial German assault of the Battle of the Bulge or the Ardennes-Alsace Campaign. From this battle alone, the Division suffered 417 killed in action, 1,278 wounded in action, 53 died from their wounds, and 6,697 were taken prisoner.

June 1, 2010
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Pvt. George V. Baker

Pvt. George V. Baker is a highly decorated U.S. Army World War II veteran and former prisoner of war. While serving with the 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, Fifth Army, the Franklinville, New York native was part of a combat force that pushed the enemy back 150 miles during intensive fighting to Leghorn, Italy. There, the enemy was entrenched in an attempt to defend the approaches of what was then the third largest seaport in Italy.

May 28, 2010
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Senator Young Honors "Woman of Distinction" Helen Worth

ALBANY - State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) honored Portville resident Helen Worth yesterday at the annual prestigious “Women of Distinction” ceremony at the State Capitol in Albany.  Mrs.

May 27, 2010
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5.25.10 Legislative Update

Here is my latest "Legislative Update" program where I talk about my concern about the late budget and our attempts to get our Parks back open in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

May 26, 2010
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Sen.Young Calls for Resignation of OCFS Commissioner Gladys Carrion

Senator will also conduct a hearing to further investigate the incidentas well as reports of increased violence against staff at state youth facilities

May 26, 2010
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May 12, 2010
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LATE BUDGET UNACCEPTABLE, Column by Sen. Cathy Young

            Recently, I was visiting one of my volunteer fire departments, and a state corrections officer told me he knew how to save taxpayers $1 million.

May 12, 2010
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May 4, 2010
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FARM LABOR BILL DIES IN AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE


ALBANY – A major victory was scored on behalf of farms across Upstate New York on Tuesday, when a farm labor bill that would devastate upstate’s farming industry was defeated in the Senate’s Agriculture Committee, according to the committee’s ranking member Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean).

April 20, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING LATE BUDGET


           “It is disappointing that the New York City-controlled Senators today staged a phony press event, instead of obeying state law and advancing the state budget process.

April 14, 2010
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PARKS STILL TARGETED DESPITE WARNINGS TO KEEP PARKS OPEN

ALBANY – Despite stern warnings by federal officials to keep state parks open or face losing significant federal funding for park projects, Governor Paterson is moving ahead with his plan to close and cut programming and services at state parks, including Allegany State Pa

April 8, 2010
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