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Senator Young Bill To Protect Domestic Violence Victims Passes Senate

A bill that would would provide victims of domestic violence greater protection by allowing them to testify in court via closed-circuit television, sponsored by State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean), has passed the State Senate."Violent abusers can terrify and intimidate their victims during court proceedings," said Senator Young. "To break the cycle of abuse, victims should be in a non-threatening environment when giving testimony. They shouldn’t be stared down by someone who has physically and emotionally tortured them.

October 31, 2007
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October 3, 2007
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Senator Young Announces "dar" Grant

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that has she secured a $23,000 grant for the local Jamestown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The grant will be used for foundation and porch repairs at the Partridge/Sheldon House in Jamestown. The grant was also matched by the Environmental Protection Fund.

The Porter Sheldon Mansion at 70 Prospect Street in Jamestown, was home to Porter Sheldon who served in the U.S.

October 3, 2007
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September 25, 2007
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September 24, 2007
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September 24, 2007
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September 19, 2007
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Senator Young Announces $15,500 In Funding For Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society

People with physical challenges will be able to access the Cattaraugus County Fairground grandstand easier, thanks to a $15,500 grant obtained by State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean). The funding will provide for purchase and installation of a vertical platform lift on the grandstand for people with physical disabilities. A handicapped-accessible area located in front of the grandstand was becoming increasingly unsafe due to debris flying through the fence at some of the races, and visibility in this location was obstructed by a concrete barrier.

September 6, 2007
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August 29, 2007
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Young Legislation Signed Into Law

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced a bill to protect consumers from the dumping of substandard agricultural products in New York State has been signed into law by Governor Spitzer.

The legislation prevents out-of-state food distributors from dumping of any cull or waste pile containing substandard product from outside the state that could contaminate food and require such cull or waste pile to be disposed of in an appropriate manner.

August 29, 2007
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Senator Young Announces $20,000 In Funding For The Relief Zone

Local youth will benefit from new equipment at The Relief Zone in Frewsburg, thanks to a $20,000 grant secured by State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean). The Relief Zone operates as a nonprofit organization that serves the community by offering a safe meeting place for various youth activities that build relationships, encourage social development, create feelings of empowerment, and develop educational skills.

August 23, 2007
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Governor Signs Law To Allow Prosecutors To Charge Drunk Drivers Who Kill With Homicide

Legislation that creates the new charge of aggravated vehicular homicide for drunk drivers who kill others and aggravated vehicular assault for drunk drivers who injure other people has been signed into law by Governor Eliot Spitzer. Thislaw gives prosecutors in New York State the tools they need to appropriately charge drunk drivers who kill or injure others.Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

August 1, 2007
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Attorney General Report of Investigation into the Alleged Misuse of New York State Aircraft

                               

 

July 27, 2007
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CHAUTAUQUA OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED STATE RESOLUTION

Pictured: Chautauqua Opportunities Mike Yerico,Dir. of Housing & Energy Conservation, Roberta Keller, Executive Director, Troy Taylor, Housing Services Manager & Senator Young.

 

July 25, 2007
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