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Senator DeFrancisco Tours the Seward House in Auburn

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco took an informational tour of the Seward House Historic Museum on Friday, August 9th.  During the 19th century, William Henry Seward served as a New York State Senator and Governor, a United States Senator, and Secretary of State in the President Lincoln and Johnson administrations.

August 14, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Hosts Auburn Office Hours

On August 9, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco held office hours for Cayuga County residents at the Stardust Foundation Building in Auburn. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Christina Rusin of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce and Christina Selvek and Jennifer Haines from the City of Auburn. 

 

August 14, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at Seymour Library in Auburn

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco enjoyed reading to children at Seymour Library in Auburn on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.  Senator DeFrancisco also on Tuesday visited Stewart Lang Memorial Library in Cato, as part of the New York State Senate Summer Reading Program, which wraps up later this month.  The annual program helps to promote literacy throughout the state.  

August 13, 2013
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Senator John DeFrancisco Celebrates Towpath Day

On August 10, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined in on the festivities at Camillus Erie Canal Park to celebrate Towpath Day. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured speaking with Liz Beebe, an event organizer who participated in a historical exhibit at the Camillus Sim's Store Museum.  The event also featured a 5K Run/Walk, old fashioned crafts, wagon rides, boat tours, and food.  This year's event was titled, "In the Good Olde Summer Tyme," celebrating fun for all ages.     

August 12, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Weedsport Summer Fest

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped celebrate the Weedsport Summer Festival in Trolley Park on Saturday August 10, 2013.  Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with members of the Weedsport Chamber of Commerce to show support for the first annual event which included arts, crafts, games and food.  Proceeds from the event were donated to the Domestic Violence Services Component of Cayuga/Seneca Agency, Inc.  Senator DeFrancisco is wearing a t-shirt that was made by volunteers to support the cause. 

August 12, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Honor the Life of Harriet Tubman

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped unveil a New York State Department of Transportation highway sign honoring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman.  Senator DeFrancisco joined family members of the late Harriet Tubman and other local dignitaries for the "Walk in the Steps of Harriet" event held in Auburn on Friday August 2, 2013. 

August 6, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Sandra Martin Upon Her Retirement

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Sandra Martin with a legislative resolution on August 1, 2013, to honor Martin for her dedicated service.  Sandra Martin retired from Home Aides of Central New York, after serving as the organization’s president for 23 years. 

 

 

August 6, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at the Skaneateles Library

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco had a great time reading to children at the Skaneateles Library on August 1, 2013. Senator DeFrancisco has been visiting local libraries throughout the summer to promote literacy.

August 6, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Promotes Sennett Taxpayers Rebate Program

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined other elected officials from Cayuga County for a press conference at the Sennett Town Hall on August 1, 2013.  The press conference was held to discuss the Sennett Taxpayers Rebate Program, which Governor Cuomo signed into law. Through the program, residents and business owners in the Town of Sennett will receive a $100 rebate check, as the result of a surplus in sales tax revenue.  Senator DeFrancisco was a co-sponsor of the legislation. 

 

August 6, 2013
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO ANNOUNCES LOCAL LIBRARY GRANTS

On July 29, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) joined Kate McCaffrey, representing Onondaga County public libraries, to announce the individual libraries in Onondaga County that will receive state mini-grants for cultural programming. Last year, Senator DeFrancisco secured $90,000 in state funds to be awarded to libraries in Onondaga County over two years.

July 30, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Syracuse Challenger Baseball NBT Bank Stadium Night

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped cheer on members of the Syracuse Challengers baseball team during Syracuse Challenger Baseball NBT Bank Stadium Night. Syracuse Challengers is a District 8 Baseball League program for children with developmental and physical disabilities. More than 200 children participated in the event, which was held at NBT Bank Stadium on July 25, 2013.

July 29, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Reads to Children at Marcellus Library

Senator John A. DeFrancisco was a guest reader at Marcellus Library on July 25, 2013.Senator DeFrancisco read stories to the children and spoke about the importance of reading.

July 26, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Observes Young Scientists Day at Fayetteville Free Library

Senator John A. DeFrancisco looks on as Tom Otis, a Fayetteville science teacher, shows an excited group of children the "books on eggs" experiment. Young Scientists Day was held at the Fayetteville Free Library on July 25, 2013. Library Director Sue Considine is also featured in the picture.

July 26, 2013
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO PROMOTES LEGISLATION TO HELP MORE YOUNG PEOPLE SUCCEED IN SCHOOL AND THE WORKPLACE

Assemblymember Sam Roberts held a press conference on July 26, 2013, with Senator John A. DeFrancisco to urge the Governor to sign into law a bill they authored to reduce the number of part-time hours needed to qualify for the NY Youth Works program (A.7928-A/S.4762-A). The press conference was held at Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, a nationally recognized Syracuse City youth development and dropout prevention program that helps students stay in school and successfully graduate high school ready for post-secondary education and employment.

July 26, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Will Host Auburn Office Hours

State Senator John DeFrancisco will host Auburn office hours on Friday, August 9th.

Senator DeFrancisco and members of his staff will be on hand to speak with constituents from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Stardust Building at 2 State Street in Auburn.

To schedule an appointment, please call the district office at 315-428-7632.

July 24, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour

On July 10, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped mark the 15th anniversary of the Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour, by presenting a legislative resolution to organizers during a half-way point celebration at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse.  Hundreds of bicycle riders from across the country participate in Cycling the Erie Canal, which began in Buffalo and will end in Albany on July 14th.

July 11, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco to Read at Local Libraries this Summer

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is a strong supporter of literacy and our local libraries.  During the summer, Senator DeFrancisco will be a guest reader at several public libraries throughout the Central New York community.  Please check back, as we continue to add more dates and library locations to the list.

July 2, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in the Owasco Watershed Lake Association's Annual Lake Day

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the Owasco Watershed Lake Association's annual lake day at Emerson Park on June 26, 2013.  Senator DeFrancisco, along with Senator Michael Nozzolio and Assemblyman Gary Finch, presented organizers with a legislative resolution recognizing the Owasco Watershed Lake Association's 25th Anniversary.   

June 28, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Helps Announce a Competitive Grant Program for Community Land Banks

On June 26, 2013, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco joined New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for a press conference on Marcellus Street in Syracuse to announce a plan that would give $20 million to community land banks, so cities can turn vacant properties over to new owners. 

June 28, 2013
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Senator DeFrancisco Discusses Pulse Oximetry Testing on Your Voice

On the featured program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses legislation that would require all birthing facilities to screen newborn babies for congenital heart defects through a process called pulse oximetry screening.

June 28, 2013
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