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Gillette Road Middle School Visits Albany

Students from Gillette Road Middle School toured the State Capitol Building and learned about state government on October, 18, 2012.

October 30, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco with Edward Menkin, the 2012 Distinguished Lawyer Award Recipient

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Edward Z. Menkin, the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Lawyer Award.  Senator DeFrancisco spoke about Menkin's exceptional experience, character, skill and commitment to the profession during the Onondaga County Bar Association's annual dinner, held on October 25, 2012. 

October 29, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits West Genesee High School Government Class

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with West Genesee High School senior Olivia Onoff, who invited the Senator to speak to her government class on October 25, 2012.  Senator DeFrancisco discussed several issues including state government and his role as a Senator, education cuts, animal rights, and hydrofracking.   

October 26, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Chats with RSVP Volunteers During the Catholic Charities Recognition Brunch

On October 23, 2012, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the Catholic Charities Recognition Brunch for more than 500 Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers, who serve about 70 non-profit organizations.  The event was held at Barbagallo's Restaurant.

October 23, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Observes the Use of Computing Tablets at Soule Road Elementary School

Students at Soule Road Elementary School demonstrate for State Senator John A. DeFrancisco how they use tablet computing devices during interactive learning projects.  Senator DeFrancisco helped secure discretionary funding for the Liverpool School District, which was used to purchase the tablets.  He visited two first and fifth grade classrooms on October 22, 2012, to observe the tablets in use.

October 22, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Employee of Distinction Recipient Warren Stearns

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with St. Camillus Senior Physical Therapist Warren Stearns (and family) during a ceremony to recognize Stearns for receiving the Employee of Distinction award from LeadingAge NY.  During the event, which was held at The Centers at St. Camillus on October 16, 2012, Senator DeFrancisco presented Mr. Stearns with a NYS Resolution that honors him for his accomplishments.

October 22, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Ribbon Cutting at Webster's Pond

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured speaking during a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the beautification project at Webster's Pond in Syracuse.  Senator DeFrancisco helped secure some funding for the project.

October 16, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Manufacturing in New York State

On October 15, 2012, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco participated in a panel discussion on the future of economic development programs for statewide manufacturers.  The annual event, which was hosted by the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, featured several panel discussions on various issues.  It was held at the Doubletree Hotel in East Syracuse.  

October 16, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Purple Heart Recipient SPC. Sean Hudson

SPC. Sean Hudson, a veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, was awarded the Purple Heart on October 9, 2012. State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured congratulating SPC. Hudson with Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle. Hudson also received the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Combat Infantry Badge.

October 9, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Taiwanese Flag Raising at City Hall

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco watches as the Taiwanese Flag is raised at Syracuse City Hall.  Senator DeFrancisco spoke during the flag raising ceremony, held on October 5, 2012.  Friday was also declared Republic of China Taiwan Community Recognition Day.

October 5, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Dedicate the Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten Monument

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco admires the new Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten monument, located at the corner of State and Castle Streets in Syracuse.  Senator DeFrancisco helped secure some state funding for the monument, which was unveiled and dedicated on October 2, 2012.  Libba Cotten was a legendary folk musician, who lived in Syracuse.  She wrote and performed the iconic song, "Freight Train."  Speakers at the dedication ceremony included the Senator, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, Peter Englot from Syracuse University, Francis Parks, Otis Jennings and Sculptor Sharon BuMann.

October 2, 2012
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Senator John DeFrancisco Tours Economic Development Projects with Governor Cuomo

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco shakes hands with construction workers at St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center on October 2, 2012.  The Senator joined Governor Andrew Cuomo for a tour of regional economic development projects.  Other stops included the Biotech Accelerator site, Inner Harbor and Connective Corridor.  Senator DeFrancisco is a member of the Governor's assessment team.

October 2, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Hosts His Annual Senior Fair

Several hundred senior citizens from throughout Central New York attended Senator John DeFrancisco's annual Senior Fair at the New York State Fairgrounds on September 27, 2012.  Nearly 90 exhibitors were stationed under one roof to provide seniors with valuable information on various programs and services.  Local health professionals also offered free health screenings.  Entertainment was provided by the Mickey Vendetti band.  Senator DeFrancisco would like to thank all of the vendors who made this year's Senior Fair a success and all of the seniors who attended.

September 28, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Joins the Camillus Chamber of Commerce Along the Erie Canal

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco was the guest speaker at a dinner hosted by the Camillus Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 26, 2012.   Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with David and Liz Beebe and Daniel Willis aboard a boat on the Erie Canal near Sims Store at the Camillus Erie Canal Park.

September 26, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Announces Funding for Libraries in Onondaga County

Senator John A. DeFrancisco announced at Mundy Library on September 18, 2012, that he has secured $90,000 dollars in state funding for local libraries.  These funds will be awarded to individual libraries throughout Onondaga County in system-wide programs and mini-grants over the next two years.

September 18, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Secures Funding for Upstate Cord Blood Bank

Upstate Medical University will begin construction on a $15 million dollar Upstate Cord Blood Bank, located on the former Community General campus.  This public blood bank will collect, process and store umbilical cord blood donated by families for life-saving medical procedures. 

September 17, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates 60th Anniversary of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the 60th Anniversary Celebration for the Greater Syracuse Area Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees.  He presented Chapter President Floyd Duger with a Citation during the event, held at Ernie Lakeland Cafe on September 13, 2012.

September 14, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Takes Questions on Destiny USA During a Conversation Series

In front of a packed room, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discussed his opposition to the Destiny USA tax deal. His talk on September 13, 2012, was the first in a monthly series of conversations, or lectures, hosted by Christ The King Retreat House and Conference Center in DeWitt.  Senator DeFrancisco also took questions from the crowd.  About 100 people attended the event.

September 14, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Tours Dr. King Elementary School

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco took a tour of Syracuse's Dr. King Elementary School on Friday, September 14, 2012.  He met with teachers and students and observed some classroom lessons in progress.

September 14, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Onondaga County Hispanic Heritage Month

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke about the importance of diversity and unity during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Onondaga Hispanic Heritage Month.  The event was held at Delaware Academy in Syracuse on September 13th.  The Senator also presented organizers with a Citation to recognize and celelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

September 14, 2012
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