I am delighted that three public libraries in Monroe County – Rochester Public Library-Rundel Building, Irondequoit Public Library-Helen McGraw Branch, and Scottville Free Library – have been selected to receive nearly $600,000 in funding through the State Public Library Construction Grant Program for needed restorations and structural improvements to their existing facilities. I commend city, town and library officials for their hard work and determination to secure this important state money.
Rochester – Alesi (Republican, 55th District) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Scholarship winners must be present to receive their awards.
January 25 to February 25 has been designated “New York State Student Financial Aid Awareness Month” by Governor David A. Paterson, marking a period during which the State will host a series of events to help New York’s students and families learn about the many financial aid opportunities available to help pay for college, and how to apply for them.
"The thoughts and prayers of all New Yorkers go out to the people of Haiti in the wake of this devastating tragedy. New Yorkers have a long and proud tradition of providing aid and relief to those in need, and communities across our state are now pulling together to lend a helping hand during this time of great need.
As one of the strongest advocates of discouraging drunk driving, Senator Alesi helped to pass Leandra's Law, which creates a new crime of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated with a child as a passenger. Senator Alesi was the sponsor of New York State’s toughest repeat offender DWI laws.
Senator Jim Alesi (R- Perinton) joined in honoring members of New York's Lions Clubs as they mark 90 years of promoting programs and efforts to prevent blindness and assist those who are visually impaired.
Senator Alesi met with 12 New York Lions Governors representing every corner of the state and presented them with a Senate Resolution honoring the 90th anniversary of the community-based service group, and commemorating the annual Lions Walk for Sight, to be held April 21. Rochester Lions Governor JoAnn Rodgers was in attendance.