The town of Irondequoit celebrated its annual National Night Out event on August 4th. Adults and children of all ages got an up-close look at public safety as fire, police and ambulance services were all on hand. The rally, hosted by the Irondequoit Crime Prevention Coalition and Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association in cooperation with the Irondequoit Police Department, is an annual event where neighborhoods across the country demonstrate their unity against crime. The National Night Out aims to increase crime prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime programs and strengthen police-community relationships. Thank you to all who attended Irondequoit's National Night Out and demonstrated their commitment to help keep Irondequoit a safe commun
I was honored to present Boy Scout Troop 315 with a New York State flag at their troop meeting Saturday, July 17th. The troop traveled with the flag to the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in Virginia on July 25th. The National Jamboree attracts thousands of boy scouts from across the country every four years. This year's theme is "Celebrate 100 Years of Scouting" to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.
Troop 315 purchased the mandated Boy Scouts of America flag for their trip and asked for a donation of a New York State flag. I was pleased to help by providing the toop with the state flag. I wish the best of luck to troop 315 on their trip to Fort A.P Hill, Virginia.
As the 2010-2011 school year approaches, students and families in our district have important financial decisions to make. Financing a college education can be a challenge filled with many questions and concerns. The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), as the State's student financial aid agency, can provide helpful information and application forms. HESC's database allows students and parents to explore careers, apply for financial aid, search colleges and compare college financing information faster and more efficiently.
Republican Senator Jim Alesi still will not say how he would vote on mayoral control legislation for Rochester, should it come to the Senate floor. But he did elaborate on his thoughts in a phone conversation this afternoon.
(Albany, N.Y.) Senator James Alesi (R-Perinton) said, “We have to address bullying at every level we can. No student should ever be bullied because of any reason. Bullies don’t pick on the toughest people, they look for the weaknesses in others, and it’s our job to protect our children. The scars of bullying can last a lifetime, and the dignity for all students act takes the first step to protect our children from being persecuted, physically and emotionally, in our schools.