Cecilia Tkaczyk's Photos

Berne-Knox-Westerlo students Jared and John Lussier

Berne-Knox-Westerlo students Jared Lussier (left) and his twin brother John joined me today to learn more about State Government and to tour the Senate Chamber and the Capitol. They asked many intelligent questions and no doubt have a bright future ahead of them. 

March 27, 2014
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March 24, 2014
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Ride-along with the Amsterdam Police

Thanks to the Amsterdam Police Department for taking me on a ride-a-long recently. I already knew how difficult and demanding law enforcement is, but this gave me an even greater understanding and appreciation of the work they do.

March 19, 2014
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Four Incredible Public Servants Provide 116 Years of Service to their Constituents

Senator Neil Breslin and I recently welcomed four outstanding public servants to the Senate Chamber. Together, they provided 116 years of service to their constituents as Town Clerk. They are: RoseMary Centie; Served as Town Clerk of Guilderland for 14 years. She is Past Secretary to the NYS Town Clerks Association, a Registered Municipal Clerk, a Past Regional Director of the New York State Clerks’ Association, and the President of the Town Clerks’ Association of Albany/Schenectady Counties.

February 13, 2014
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Ribbon cutting for Mohawk Valley CollectiveTourism Information Center in Canajoharie

On August 10, I helped cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the new Mohawk Valley Collective (MVC) Tourism Information Center in Canajoharie.

I joined Congressman Paul Tonko, Tolga Morawski, founder of the MVC, Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane, Canajoharie Mayor Francis Avery, Fort Plain Mayor Guy Barton, Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Chairman John Thayer, Minden Supervisor Thomas Quackenbush, Hein Kraak, president of Historic West Hill School; Mark Kilmer, president of the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Brian Stratton, director of the Canal Corporation and others to celebrate the event and raise money for flood relief.

August 13, 2013
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The WORLD CHAMPION Odyssey of the Mind Team from Hunter-Tannersville High School

This is the WORLD CHAMPION Odyssey of the Mind Team from Hunter-Tannersville High School -- Emily Farrell, Troy Bates, Dylan Endy, William Garrison and Neal Statts, along with their coaches Rich and Dawn Outtrim. Theirs is an incredible story of a small school in rural Greene County that defeated 47 teams – 39 from the US and eight from Singapore, South Korea, Mexico and Poland at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

June 19, 2013
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Sarah Jones

This is Sarah Jones from Guilderland High School, who recently visited me in the Capitol. Sarah was one of 51 students -- one from each State and the District of Columbia -- who wrote award-winning essays for the national World War II Museum's "Salute to Freedom" contest. She is quite an impressive young lady.

June 14, 2013
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Redal Ram, Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year nominee

Each year Boys and Girls Clubs all across New York State nominate an outstanding member of their club to be a candidate for the Youth of the Year Award. I have two of these amazing young people in my Senate District. This is  Redal Ram from Schenectady. Redal is the Salutatorian of his graduating class and will be attending Dartmouth.

 

 

May 23, 2013
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Leither Moultrie, Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year nominee.

Each year Boys and Girls Clubs all across New York State nominate an outstanding member of their club to be a candidate for the Youth of the Year Award. This is Leither Moultrie, from the Kingston Boys and Girls Club. Leither is a HS freshman, and she is going to achieve great things in her life

 

May 23, 2013
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Emergency Medical Services Memorial Dedication Ceremony

I was honored to take part in a very moving ceremony to pay tribute to Eric Monty and David Restuccio, two EMS professionals who lost their lives in the line of duty. Behind me you can see the "Tree of Life" Memorial which honors fallen EMS professionals. The event also honored the 60,000 EMS personnel in NYS who serve the public every day.

May 21, 2013
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March 25, 2013
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Kianna Hanson

This is Kianna Hanson, a fourth grade student from Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School. She was selcted to have her artwork displayed at the Legisltive Art Show.

March 19, 2013
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Fianna Halloran, second grade student at Fonda-Fultonville

This is Fianna Halloran, second grade student at Fonda-Fultonville. She was selected to have her artwork displayed at the annual Legislative Art Show.

March 19, 2013
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Students from Schalmont High School

Students from Schalmont High School stopped by the Capitol Wednesday to see and learn more about their State Government. A very bright and engaged group of future leaders.

March 19, 2013
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Jonah Goldstein, Matthew Creighton, Layla Yousef and Mallory Trainor from Farnsworth Middle School

Met four incredible students from Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland who were in Albany to meet legislators and explain the importance of gifted and talented programs. From left to right, they are: Jonah Goldstein, Matthew Creighton, Layla Yousef and Mallory Trainor. Thanks to their teacher, Deborah Escobar, for her dedication and for introducing me to these truly impressive young people.

March 18, 2013
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Tkaczyk Calls for Strengthening of Community Mental Health Reinvestment Act

Harvey Rosenthal, Exec Dir-- NY Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Senator Liz Kruger

Senator Tkaczyk

Senator Gipson

Paige Pierce, Exec Director -- Families Together in NYS

Douglas Cooper, assoc Exec Dir -- Association for Community Living,

 

 

March 13, 2013
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