On December 3, Senator Valesky participated in a forum with local officials, State Education Commissioner John King and Regent Anthony Bottar at Fayetteville-Manlius High School to discuss the Common Core standards.
Senator David J. Valesky joined state and local officials to celebrate the opening of Kasson Place Apartments on James Street in Syracuse. This project is great for the community and is another project that used Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.
On October 18, Senator Valesky participated on a legislative panel at MACNY's annual Manufacturer's Breakfast. He and his colleagues received a lot of great feedback from members about how to improve the state's business climate.
Senator Valesky, along with Assemblyman Bill Magee, presented Theresa Davis, executive director of the Madison County Office for the Aging Inc., with a proclamation for her 27 years of service to the agency.
Senator Valesky joined Rob Simpson, president of CenterState CEO, and representatives from the China Association for the Promotion of Private Science and Technology Enterprises to officially open the International Executive Wellness Center in the Tech Garden. The Wellness Center will connect people here and in China and advance the concept of medical treatment combined with tourism and business opportunities.
Yesterday, Senator Valesky presented a resolution commemorating the Onondaga Historical Association's 150th anniversary to Greg Tripoli, the Association's executive director. The OHA is a great resource for the community and Senator Valesky was pleased to acknowledge its efforts.
Just two months after the devastating floods, state funds are being released to residents in the affected areas. I was with Gov. Cuomo in Oneida as he announced that $13.6 million in flood recovery checks would be delivered today.
On July 8, Senator Valesky spoke to 77 middle school students who are participating in the Honeywell Summer Science Week at the Museum of Science and Technology. They spent the morning on Onondaga Lake learning about bird habitats. He congratulated these students for continuing their education during summer vacation.
Senator David J. Valesky spoke to more than 1,100 high school junior boys and staff at this year’s Boys' State government camp at Morrisville State College, sponsored by the American Legion, June 23-28. Boys' State participants learn the importance of the individual in the success and progress of the government. The program also provides training in leadership, character, and citizenship development.
I was pleased to co-sponsor S.270, legislation that requires facilities to perform pulse oximetry screenings on newborns, and even more pleased to meet a family who directly benefited from this test. Jacob Thomas was born April 10, 2012 and appeared to be a healthy newborn. Two days later, his skin turned bluish. A nurse performed a pulse oximetry test on Jacob and learned that his blood-oxygen level was dangerously low. He was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, which is a common birth defect.
I was pleased to welcome my colleague, Senator David Carlucci, to Syracuse on April 25 to participate in a roundtable with service providers for the developmentally disabled. Senator Carlucci serves as the Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee.
Senator David J. Valeksy enjoyed the orchestral sounds of Wellwood Middle School in Albany's concourse. The 7th and 8th grade students performed under the direction of their teacher, Ms. Jacqueline Darvill. The students were performing in Albany as a part of Music In Our Schools Month presented by the NYSSMA. Wellwood Middle School is in the Fayetteville-Manlius School district.
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