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Benefit in Olean for injured soldier

By Maki Becker BUFFALO NEWS STAFF REPORTER August 21, 2009, 6:43 AM / 0 comments Sylvia Rethmel’s heart fell to the floor when she picked up the phone at 6 a. m. on June 21. It was the Army calling. “Mrs. Rethmel,” they asked the 20-year-old Olean native. “Have you heard from your husband?” Spec. Brandon Rethmel, 22, had been severely injured in a mortar attack on his base in Afghanistan, just two weeks after being deployed. Sylvia Rethmel would later learn that her husband — and father of their year-old daughter Mariah — had been on duty on a guard tower when it was hit by a mortar.

August 21, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR WOUNDED SOLDIER

            ALBANY – At a press conference held today at War Vets park in Olean, Senator Catharin

August 20, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG REGARDING THE LOSS OF SHERIFF DENNIS JOHN

            “This news is shocking and tragic, and I’m deeply saddened by the loss of my friend.  My heart goes out to Denny’s entire family.  He was a son, husband, father, and grandfather who was loved dearly.  My sympathies also go to the Sheriff’s Department, other county employees and Denny’s countless friends.

August 18, 2009
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Chautauqua County Executive Tours South County Flood Damage

By WKBW Directors

Story Published: Aug 17, 2009 at 4:04 PM EDT

(Kiantone, NY) -- A number of communities in Chautauqua County were hard hit by recent, devastating floods, and Executive Gregory J. Edwards toured flood ravaged areas in the Town of Kiantone Sunday afternoon.

August 18, 2009
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PORTVILLE GIRL SELECTED AS REPRESENTATIVE FOR NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

ALBANY - Nikita Warner, a student at Portville Central School, was one of only 98 young women selected nationwide to attend the annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C.

August 18, 2009
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VIETNAM “MOVING WALL” MEMORIAL COMING TO BROCTON IN SEPTEMBER

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) and representatives from the Brocton American Legion, Post 434 today announced that the “The Moving Wall”, the nation’s <

August 13, 2009
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Flood Relief Assistance Contact Information

Here are some numbers to direct people in Chautauqua Co. to get help depending on what you may need:- If your home was damaged or destroyed, you should contact DSS in Dunkirk (716-363-3500) as well as Chautauqua Opportunities (716-363-3333).- If you are Seniors and need to be relocated due to unsafe conditions, you should contact one of the local offices for Office of the Aging. The Dunkirk office is 716-366-4465 (ask for Katie Finch).

August 11, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR CATHY YOUNG REGARDING EMERGENCY DISASTER RELIEF REQUEST FOR FLOODED AND DAMAGED AREAS

“I am urging Governor Paterson to immediately declare emergency disaster areas for Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. 

August 10, 2009
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URGES CONSUMERS TO SIGN PETITION DRIVE TO END BURDENSOME UTILITY TAX

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) 

August 4, 2009
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July 31, 2009
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SEN. YOUNG & ASSEM. GIGLIO ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR NEW FUEL DEPOT IN PORTVILLE

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean)  and Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) today were joined by local off

July 31, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG HONORS SENECA VETS

          Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean)  was joined by members of the American Legion Post #1587 and Seneca nation officials recently to make a special presenation to honor Seneca veterans for military service at the annual Salamanca Allegany Casino Veteran’s Powwow.

July 29, 2009
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BOOM! 128th Chautauqua County Fair starts with a bang

By GIB SNYDER

POSTED: July 28, 2009
  
       

 

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July 28, 2009
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SENATOR YOUNG MEETS WITH LOCAL DAIRY FARMERS

Calls Upon Gov. Paterson To Use Stimulus to Alleviate Dairy Crisis

July 27, 2009
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Very Enlightening Editorial on Reform

POST JOURNAL
Democrats Must Govern With Grace

POSTED: July 19, 2009
  

We hope we can take it as good news that the state Senate has, after a lot of kicking and screaming, agreed to be more fair to the people of New York, more democratic in the way it operates and more open so that we can all see the promises of reform fulfilled.

July 20, 2009
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR YOUNG ON RULES TO REFORM ALBANY

        Reforming Albany has been a very difficult challenge, but we have made significant progress with the rules changes that finally were passed.

July 16, 2009
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Promise of Reform needs to be honored

             My priority remains -- to finally reform the Senate and change Albany so that our State has a bright future.

July 10, 2009
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WHY REFORM IS NEEDED

Dear Friends,

 

July 8, 2009
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