"I am proud we were able to reach an agreement that will undoubtedly stave off devastating cuts that would negatively impact our most vulnerable populations. As Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, I have met with countless individuals throughout the state who understand the crushing blow these service cuts would have on our nonprofit service providers who care for the developmentally disabled.
ALBANY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) recently awarded a $1,500 scholarship prize to Clarkstown South High School student Alana Kurtti as the winner of this year's Italian-American State Legislators Scholarship Program.
The New City native stood out from her fellow applicants, boasting an impressive resume that included a 4.56 Grade Point Average (GPA), including her participation in activities outside of the classroom. She currently serves as Captain of her Varsity Softball Team, President of the Greenhouse Club, and volunteers her time spare time fundraising for Operation Smile and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today visited the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center to provide a charitable contribution of over 100 items to pets in need, including toys, food, cleaning supplies, blankets, and more. He was greeted by dedicated Hi-Tor staff personnel, enthusiastic animal lovers, and a plethora of cats and dogs awaiting their next loving, adopting owner.
“The response amount of support among animal lovers everywhere was truly incredible, and I look forward to working with Hi-Tor in the ways to help so many animals in need,” said Senator Carlucci.
In keeping with annual tradition to commemorate our beloved Stars and Stripes, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced that his office has once again launched a Flag Retirement Program to coincide with the celebration of Flag Day. This is an opportunity for Rockland and Westchester residents to donate any aged, torn, or damaged American flags in their possession to ensure that these flags are retired through an official ceremony.
ALBANY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today welcomed back organ donor champion Lauren Shields and advocacy groups to Albany in their latest effort to pass a sweeping overhaul of how the organ donation process is administered in New York State. In arguing for greater control over the Donate Life Registry for organ, eye, and tissue donation, advocates insist that legislators should support current legislation that would turn over its operation and promotion of the Donate Life Registry to a not-for-profit statewide organization that has experience working in organ donation. In doing so, this would continue a nationwide trend of other states that already have made the appropriate
OSSINING, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Westchester Community College – SUNY (WCC) invite residents to an informative seminar to hear financial aid specialists discuss how families can plan and afford to pay for college. The event will also feature experts from the WCC Office of Student Financial Assistance, which will be on hand to answer questions and assist parents and students navigate the maze of funding for higher education.
The event will be held this Thursday, June 6th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Westchester Community College Ossining Extension Center, located in the Arcadian Shopping Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue, Ossining.
ALBANY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today invited Charles “Charlie” Maushardt, a life-long resident of Rockland County, up to Albany to induct him as the newest member of the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame. This prestigious designation is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.
Charles “Charlie” Maushardt is a life-long resident of Rockland County. Upon graduation from Tappan Zee High School in 1969, he joined the U.S. Army. After basic training, Charlie served in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971. For his service, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and one Overseas Bar with Star.
NEW CITY, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced legislation (S.1992) designed to streamline the voter registration process by allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to pre-register to vote at a New York State Department of Motor Vehicles location. In doing so, younger adults will have more access to different sites to pre-register and are automatically enrolled and registered to vote once they reach the legal age of 18. The effort is geared towards increasing voter participati
Ingrid M. Richards has been a dedicated and humble public servant throughout her career. For over 15 years, Ms. Richards has not only served in multiple levels of government administration including county and local municipalities, but she also has helped to advance the causes of various nonprofit organizations within Westchester County.
Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: To look at the implementation and impact of the mental healthrequirements in the NY SAFE ActPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.Contact: Sarah Bangs (518) 455-2991Media Contact: Jason Elan (845) 623-3627ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
NANUET, NY – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), in partnership with the Hi Tor Animal Care Center, today announced his office will be hosting a Rockland Pet Food and Toy Supply Drive to provide animal lovers the chance to spoil their K-9 and feline companions with irresistible treats and other usable items. The supply drive will throughout the month of May with all receivable items provided to the animal shelter.
VALLEY COTTAGE, NY – With numerous reform proposals circulating in the state’s capital, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced that he will be hosting a public hearing in Rockland County into overhauling New York State’s campaign finance and election laws. The purpose will be to solicit testimony from experts and the general public about the best ways to fix New York State’s outdated electoral system and restore trust in our political process.
OSSINING, NY– In an effort to foster dialogue and increase participation with the local community, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) today announced plans to host his Ossining Office Open House. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, located at 2 Church Street in Ossining.