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Senator Young Announces Funding For Eastside Family Ymca

The Eastside family YMCA will benefit from increased safety and additional recreational space, thanks to a $30,000 grant obtained by State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean). The funding will be used for the construction and renovation of existing property, converting a former parking lot into a fenced-in recreation area. The parking lot will be leveled and blacktopped, surrounded by a six-foot cyclone fence, and inserted with a pair of basketball hoops.

December 15, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Funding For Catholic Charities Of Livingston County

Volunteer care and support for the elderly and disabled so they can remain living at home safely and independently just received a major boost, thanks to a $15,000 grant obtained by State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean). Catholic Charities of Livingston County received the grant to continue its Faith in Action volunteer caregiver support program."Due to the rural nature of our region, volunteer support for our elderly and disabled is essential," Senator Young said.

December 15, 2006
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Financial Boost

Flooding counter-measurers and agritourism are getting a financial boost thanks to state Sen. Catharine Young. Sen. Young, R-Olean, spoke in Jamestown on Monday to announce therelease of $50,000 in state funds for three specific local projects. The first was a $20,000 member item grant for the Conewango Watershed Commission, which has worked for several yearsto clear out sections of Conewango Creek to ease drainage. Sen.Young was among the first state politicians to see the issues associated with the watershed together with the late state Sen. Patricia McGee.

December 13, 2006
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Senator Young: West Valley Lawsuit Justified

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) today commented on the state lawsuit filed to ensure remediation of radioactive waste at the West Valley Demonstration Project."It’s about time," said Senator Young. "I fully support the state’s court action. The federal government must take responsibility for cleaning up West Valley.

December 11, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Funding For Cattaraugus County Code Program

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced a $16,000 grant for the Cattaraugus County Sheriff Community-Oriented Drug Education (CODE) program.The funding will be used to continue the operation of the CODE program in schools throughout Cattaraugus County and at special events, such as the county fair. The program helps to educate Cattaraugus County youth about the dangers of substance abuse, and also includes character and self-esteem building sessions.

December 8, 2006
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December 6, 2006
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Vietnam Veterans Host Ceremony At Mel’s Place

Sen. Cathy Young, left, hands Melvin Perks, ownerof Mel’s Place in Falconer, center, a certificate from he national Vietnam Veterans of America organization. Looking on at right is Bill Servis, chapter commander. P-J photo by Patrick L. Fanelli

 

November 14, 2006
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ALFRED VILLAGE HALL GRANT ANNOUNCED

Birds eye view of Alfred

 

November 3, 2006
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Alfred Village Hall Grant Announced

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced a $50,000 state grant for restoration of the Village Hall in Alfred.The grant assists with the expenses associated with the purchase and installation of an elevator and metal exit stairs for the Village Hall."I was pleased to obtain the necessary funding for the ongoing restoration project," said Senator Young. "Ensuring safety and accessibility for Alfred residents is essential for the Village to provide important services for their citizens, and I’m proud to play a part in it.

November 3, 2006
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SENATE PASSES "TIMOTHY’S LAW" TO PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH PARITY

The New York State Senate has passed "Timothy’s Law," to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illnesses. The legislation would require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and would require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children. The bill reflects an agreement with the State Assembly that was reached at the end of the regular legislative session.

The law comes in response to a 12-year-old boy Timothy took his own life in 2001 after repeated bouts of depression.

September 20, 2006
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September 20, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Funding For St. Bonaventure University

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University will become a major cultural resource for all school children in the Southern Tier, thanks to a grant announced today by State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean).The funding will be used for contract services, equipment and supplies needed for the ArtMobile, a mobile arts education unit (a reconfigured passenger bus) that will provide more flexible access to morerural students as part of the Center’s Arts Education Initiative.

September 7, 2006
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Senator Young Announces More Than $1 Million In Small Cities Funding For Chautauqua County

State Senator Cathy Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced grants to help create jobs, provide affordable housing, and enhance public services in Chautauqua county. The Governor's Office for Small Cities (GOSC) Community Development Program funding will support community projects in the Southern Tier county. "It’s important to try to improve the quality of life of the citizens of the county, and region in general," said Senator Young. "Clean and accessible water, reliable septic systems and decent affordable housing are basic human needs that must be addressed.

August 30, 2006
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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES ARTS GRANTS

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today joined with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) in announcing local assistance grants. NYSCA's annual appropriation for grants and operations are received from the Governor and the Legislature each fiscal year.

August 4, 2006
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Senator Young Announces Arts Grants

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today joined with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) in announcing local assistance grants. NYSCA's annual appropriation for grants and operations are received from the Governor and the Legislature each fiscal year. "Providing funding for the arts is essential to preserve and expand the rich and diverse cultural resources and heritage of New York’s citizens," said Senator Young. "The grants given out touch every age group throughout the Senate District.

August 3, 2006
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Senator Young Announces New Funding For Agri-tourism

ALBANY - Senate Agriculture Chair Catharine Young (R,I,C-Olean) announced up to $50,000 in matching state funds will be available for food and farm-related tourism projects across New York State."Agriculture is our top industry in New York, and tourism is second. Agri-tourism marries these two industries and strengthens them both. The opportunity for economic growth for our small businesses and our communities is outstanding," Senator Young said.The $1 million agri-tourism initiative was added to the state budget this year by the Senate Majority, Senator Young said.

July 30, 2006
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