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Senator DeFrancisco with Ruth Colvin at the 2014 LiteracyCNY Student and Volunteer Recognition Event

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Ruth J. Colvin, who founded LiteracyCNY, formerly known as Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse.  LiteracyCNY's annual student and volunteer recognition event was held on June 26, 2014.  Photograph is courtesy of Ali Abdur Rahman, LiteracyCNY. 

July 8, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Michelle McKenna for Her Years of Outstanding Service at the State Office Building Cafe

Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Michelle McKenna with a proclamation to recognize her for her efforts on June 27, 2014.  Michelle succesfully owned and operated the cafe located at the State Office Building in Syracuse for nearly 14 years.   

July 1, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco at Syracuse's Hanover Square

Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Syracuse Parks and Recreation Commissioner Baye Muhammad on June 27, 2014, at Hanover Square, which recently underwent major renovations. Senator DeFrancisco helped secure state grant money for the Hanover Square construction project. 

 

 

July 1, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Newly Renovated DeWitt Town Center

On June 24, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped celebrate finished renovations to the DeWitt Town Center, located at 3179 Erie Blvd. East.  The shopping and business center recently added six new tenants, including a new Time Warner Cable office.

June 25, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes the 35th Anniversary of Hope for Bereaved

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Hope for Bereaved Founder and Executive Director Therese Schoeneck with a proclamation to help commemorate the 35th anniversary of the organization.  Hope for Bereaved held an open house and garden dedication at its main center at 4500 Onondaga Boulevard on June 24, 2014. 

June 25, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits Students Who Helped the Wood Frog Bill Pass in the New York State Senate

On June 23, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco made a special visit to Irene Manna's fourth-grade class at State Street School in Skaneateles to recognize students for their outstanding efforts to try and make the wood frog New York's official state amphibian. Senator DeFrancisco introduced legislation to designate the wood frog as the state's official amphibian, after receiving many compelling essays from students in the class.  The New York State Senate passed the bill on June 10, 2014. 

Senator DeFrancisco was joined in the classroom by Assemblyman Gary Finch, the bill's Assembly sponsor. Both legislators answered questions about the legislative process.  

June 25, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Sponsors Second Annual Electronics Recycling Event

On June 14, 2014, Senator John A. DeFrancisco sponsored his second annual electronics recycling event, which was free to the public. Hundreds of residents dropped off their old televisions, computers and various other electronics during the event held at Time Warner Cable on Fair Lakes Road in East Syracuse. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Alice Kim from TWC.  

Proceeds from the recyling of these items will benefit a local organization that was formed by a group of caring children to purchases flags and flowers for Veterans Park in East Syracuse.  The event was made possible by community partners: Time Warner Cable, Bruin Recyling, and Flags and Flowers for the Veterans. 

June 16, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours Time Warner Cable's New Technical Training Facility

Senator John A. DeFrancisco toured Time Warner Cable's new training facility on Davis Road in Clay on June 13, 2014.  The training center, which is designed like an actual home, will provide technicians with real life learning experiences.  Senator DeFrancisco also spoke during the ribbon cutting ceremony.  

June 16, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes the Wheeler Student Council for Supporting Cell Phones for Soldiers

Senator John A. DeFrancisco was pleased to present merit certificates to members of the Wheeler Elementary Student Council on June 6, 2014, in recognition of their outstanding efforts in collecting phones for his annual Cell Phones for Soldiers collection drive.  Over the past few years, Wheeler Elentary has collected hundreds of used mobile phones to help provide prepaid calling cards to deployed U.S. military members. 

June 6, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Capital Improvement Project at Pine Grove Middle School

On June 5, 2014, Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Pine Grove Middle School in East Syracuse.

June 6, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors State Police Investigator Gary Darstein

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Investigator Gary Darstein with a legislative resolution on June 5, 2014.

June 6, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Marks Memorial Day 2014

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in several parades and memorial services during the 2014 Memorial Day Weekend to remember and honor those who died while serving and protecting our country.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured at the Hope for Bereaved's Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26th located at the Butterfly Garden of HOPE at Onondaga Lake Park.  

May 27, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks to a Class of Students at the Syracuse Academy of Science

On May 22, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke to a sophomore class at the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School about state government and current legislation.  

May 27, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Ceremonial Groundbreaking for the Northwest Family YMCA

On May 22, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Northwest Family YMCA, which will be located on River Road in Baldwinsville, New York.  The new YMCA is expected to open to the public in about a year. 

May 27, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes the Onondaga Thunder Bantum Travel Hockey Team in Albany

The Onondaga Thunder Bantun Travel Hockey team visited Albany on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, to be recognized by Senator John A. DeFrancisco in Senate Chambers during legislative session.  Senator DeFrancisco presented the team with a resolution for winning the New York State Amateur Youth Hockey Association Tier III 14U Championship. 

May 23, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Stan F. Stanley as His 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree

At a special ceremony on May 22, 2014, at the State Office Building in Syracuse, Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognized WWII Veteran Stan F. Stanley as his New York State Senate 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame honoree.

May 22, 2014
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Senator John A. DeFrancisco Recognizes Diane Kuppermann as His 2014 Women of Distinction Award Recipient

Senator John A. DeFrancisco honored Diane Kuppermann with the 2014 “Women of Distinction” award during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building in Albany on May 13, 2014. 

 

May 19, 2014
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Senator John A. DeFrancisco Delivers Keynote Address at the 2014 Cayuga Community College Commencement Ceremony

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was the keynote speaker at the 60th Annual Cayuga Community College Commencement.  The ceremony was held in Spartan Hall, on the Auburn campus, Sunday, May 18, 2014.  More than 500 students graduated from the college. Senator DeFrancisco's message to the graduates was to CARE.  C is for Character, A is for an Attitude that's positive, R is for Respect and E is for Excellence. 

May 19, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Rocky DiFlorio for 50 Years of Cutting Hair in Fayetteville

Senator John A. DeFrancisco stopped by Rocky DiFlorio's barbershop on May 9, 2014, to present Mr. DiFlorio with a Senate Citation for working at and owning the business for more than 50 years.  The barbershop, which is located on East Genesee Street in the Village of Fayetteville, is known for its old-fashioned barber chairs and pictures on the walls that date back 50 years ago.  

May 12, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Firefighters During the Skaneateles Fire Department's Annual Celebration

Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during the Skaneateles Fire Department's annual celebration on May 3, 2014. Senator DeFrancisco presented James Buff and Schuyler Graham for 50 years of dedicated volunteer service with the Skaneateles Fire Department. 

May 12, 2014
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