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Senator Young meets with members of the Genesee Valley Conservancy

Senator Young recently met with members of the Genesee Valley Conservancy. They thanked her for her support and gave the Senator an update on their efforts. Currently, the Conservancy has approximately 14,000 acres protected through a number of easements and preserves. The open spaces that they protect help keep our area beautiful for all outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Pictured with Senator Young are Boardmembers Joyce Wechsler, Myrtle Merritt (President), Gail McGuire, Sheila Chanler and Executive Director Benjamin Gajewski.

May 3, 2013
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April 30, 2013 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses library funding, the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator and local events in the district.

May 1, 2013
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New York State Senate Passes Rape Victims Equality Act

Bill is backed by victims advocacy groups and the State DA’s Association

ALBANY – In a vote that protects victims and gives prosecutors the tools they need to convict violent sexual predators, the New York State Senate today passed the Rape Victims Equality Act (S.3710-C), which is sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean). The bi-partisan bill passed with overwhelming support.

April 29, 2013
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Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Town of Portland

Senator Young helped commemorate an important milestone in the Town of Portland as they recently celebrated their 200th Anniversary! A special dinner was attended by community members, and town officials re-enacted the first board meeting.

With a history going back to the Holland Land Company Purchase, the Town of Portland was officially established on April 9, 1813. It initially included the present-day Towns of Westfield and Ripley, which were later subdivided from the Town of Portland.

The first settler in Portland was Captain James Dunn, a Revolutionary War soldier who moved his wife and six children to the area in 1805. The home he built in 1806 became a center for the town, including holding the first church services in town.

April 29, 2013
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Senator Young Visits the New Office and Archives Building for the Almond Historical Society

Recently, the Almond Historical Society invited Senator Young to visit their new office and archives building. The Almond Historical Society serves an important role in our community by helping to preserve the history and memories that make our towns special.

They are holding an Open House to showcase their new offices at the Hagadorn House on Sunday, May 5, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Pictured with Senator Young are Lee & Donna Ryan, Doris Montgomery, Lillian Hanks, Barbara Bernstein, Karl Grantier, Wayne Kellogg, Kitty Baker, Mike Baker and Cindy Banker.

April 26, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Housing, Construction and Community Development Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development Senator Catharine M. Young, Chair 11:30 AM, Monday, April 29, 2013 Room 308 LOB

April 29, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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Coming This Weekend: Your Chance to be a Hero

As Americans watched last week's horrific events unfold in Boston, we all witnessed countless acts of courage and selflessness.

We saw first responders, medical personnel, and law enforcement acting with great strength and real compassion during a time of crisis.
We saw neighbors helping neighbors.
We saw "ordinary" people doing truly extraordinary things.

In responding to acts of terror, natural disasters, fires or medical emergencies -- our nation has a long and proud tradition of stepping up during times of crisis.  

I encourage you to consider becoming a part of this proud tradition -- by volunteering to join your local fire department.       

April 25, 2013
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April 23, 2013 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses how the state budget affects farming and agriculture, recent successes and priorities for the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, and events in the district.

April 24, 2013
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Rural Resources Commission Discusses Successes from Budget, Plans Agenda for Rest of Session

ALBANY – As the Chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) announced that the bi-partisan Commission charged with addressing the needs of rural New York has chalked up several policy victories so far this year.

“Traditionally, the Rural Resources Commission has functioned as a think tank with a focus on advancing rural New York. Throughout its thirty year history, the Commission has remained a cooperative effort. It brings together the Legislature as a whole, as well as interested parties to better understand the issues rural New Yorkers face and to develop legislative solutions to best meet those needs,” said Senator Young.

April 23, 2013
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Ground breaking for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville

Senator Young (center) is joined by (R-L) Rufus Judson, the President of Pike Construction; Todd Martin of Gardner Plus Architects; Amy Pollard, the President and CEO of Noyes Health; and Marilyn Moore, the Board Chairperson of the Noyes Memorial Hospital.----------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground has been broken for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The existing space is over 40 years old and only 3,000 square feet. Once the new emergency department is complete, it will be 10,000 square feet, more than three times the size of the current building. It also will improve the privacy and comfort of patients and the working conditions for the staff.

April 23, 2013
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Noyes officials, elected officials and community leaders participate in the ceremonial ground breaking for the new emergency room at Noyes Memorial Hospital

The full group of Noyes officials, elected officials and community leaders participate in the ceremonial ground breaking for the new emergency room.-----------------------------------------------------------------

Ground has been broken for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The existing space is over 40 years old and only 3,000 square feet. Once the new emergency department is complete, it will be 10,000 square feet, more than three times the size of the current building. It also will improve the privacy and comfort of patients and the working conditions for the staff.

April 23, 2013
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Senator Young and Amy Pollard, the President and CEO of Noyes Health, discuss the new emergency room before a ground breaking at Noyes Memorial Hospital

Senator Young and Amy Pollard, the President and CEO of Noyes Health, discuss the new emergency room at a press conference before the ground breaking.

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Ground has been broken for an expanded emergency department at the Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

The existing space is over 40 years old and only 3,000 square feet. Once the new emergency department is complete, it will be 10,000 square feet, more than three times the size of the current building. It also will improve the privacy and comfort of patients and the working conditions for the staff.

April 23, 2013
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April 17, 2013 - "Your Voice" with Senator Cathy Young

In this week's segment of "Your Voice," Senator Cathy Young discusses the 2013-14 State Budget, and how it impacts families, seniors and business in New York State.

April 19, 2013
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Earth Day 2013 Poster Contest: District 57

Dear Students,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 57th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Owen Thiell

April 18, 2013
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Spring Rural Futures Newsletter 2013

Resources is proud to have published our Spring 2013 edition of Rural Futures (click on the link below). We hope you find Rural Futures both interesting and informative. Please feel free to contact the Commission staff with any questions, comments or suggestions. Thank you!

April 17, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Meeting

An opportunity to introduce new and continuing members of the Commission and to set forth the goals and initiatives for the current Legislative Session.

April 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Local Korean War Veteran Receives Military Medals from Senator Young

Sergeant Edwards worked on one of the military’s first ever remote-controlled tanks

April 12, 2013
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I Love My Park Day - Saturday, May 4th

Do you love our local state parks and want to help keep them beautiful? If so, you might be interested in the second-annual I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 4. Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York, I Love My Park Day gives volunteers from across the state a chance to help clean up, improve and beautify their local parks.

Events will be taking place at Allegany State Park, the Genesee Valley Greenway, Letchworth State Park and Midway State Park.  For more information and to learn how you can help out, please visit http://www.ptny.org/ilovemypark. Hopefully you can make it!

April 10, 2013
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New York State Police Major Christopher Cummings presented Senator Young with a certificate and patch in appreciation of her support for the New York State Police

New York State Police Major Christopher Cummings, who will be retiring soon, recently presented Senator Young with a certificate and patch in appreciation of her continued support for the New York State Police.

Like many of our law enforcement officials, Major Cummings has been such an important part of the local community, helping to keep our streets and our neighborhoods safer. Thank you for all your service and enjoy your well-deserved retirement!

April 9, 2013
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Senator Young with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bianchi, Master Sergeant Steven Stites and ROTC students at this year’s St. Bonaventure ROTC Military Ball

Senator Young was the guest speaker at this year’s St. Bonaventure ROTC Military Ball. Pictured here with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bianchi, Master Sergeant Steven Stites and the ROTC students, Senator Young spoke about the values and life lessons she learned during her time at St. Bonaventure University. While the ROTC program is administered at St. Bonaventure, students from Houghton College and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford also participate.

Not only does the ROTC program provide tremendous leadership opportunities and a military training, but it is one of the main pathways to becoming a U.S. Army officer. In fact, St. Bonaventure University has produced more than 700 lieutenants for America's Army.

April 4, 2013
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