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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 8, 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 31, 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 4, 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 31, 2006
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Senators Say Troopers Need To Be Better Armed

ALBANY - In the wake of recent shootings of state police, two state senators are pushing a bill that increases troopers’ firepower to .45 caliber guns.Senators Cathy Young (R,I,C-Olean) and George H. Winner (R-Elmira) have introduced legislation that requires upgrading to a .45 caliber model that would be determined by the Superintendent of State Police. Currently, troopers are assigned Glock Model 17s, which are 9mm guns."Criminals are using very powerful weapons against our troopers, and it is time the state arms our law enforcement more appropriately.

June 19, 2006
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Senate Disabilities Awareness Day "achiever" Honored

State Senator Catharine "Cathy" Young (R,I,C - Olean) today honored Theresa Simon from Olean with one of this year’s New York State Senate’s Achievers' Award.

May 23, 2006
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