State Senator John A. DeFrancisco held his first-ever Teachers Of Excellence awards program on June 5, 2014, at Jordan-Elbridge High School. More than 20 educators from throughout Onondaga County were honored for their outstanding efforts to help children learn during the 2013-14 school year.
State Senator John A. DeFrancisco will hold his first-ever Teachers Of Excellence awards ceremony this Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Jordan-Elbridge High School, starting at 4:00 pm. More than 20 educators throughout Onondaga and Cayuga Counties will be honored. They were nominated by students, faculty, staff, and family members.
“Teachers are the tools that enable our students to succeed in life,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “I am proud to recognize those dedicated educators within my district, who go above and beyond to educate, mentor and inspire their students.”
The ceremony will be held in the Jordan-Elbridge High School Auditorium, located at 5721 Hamilton Road in Jordan.
On this special edition of Your Voice to paytribute to our fallen soldiers and veterans, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognizes his honoree for the New York State Senate 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame, WWII veteran Stan F.
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.
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.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill, S340-A, which would restrict perpetrators of violent crimes from accessing the personal records of their victims, passed the New York State Senate.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that his bill (S1790), which would link all of a person’s driving under the influence offenses together, passed the New York State Senate. The legislation is named after the late Tiffany Heitkamp, a Syracuse-area woman, who was killed during an alcohol-related boating crash in 2006.
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.
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.
On this week’s program of Your Voice, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses a package of regulatory reform bills that the Senate has passed to help spur economic growth in New York State. He also talks about the Senate’s passage of legislation that would legalize and regulate mixed martial arts competitions in New York.
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.
On this week’s program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses a bipartisan effort to establish the State Commission on Prosecutorial, an impartial forum that would review allegations that prosecutors acted improperly, and exonerate prosecutors from false accusations. He also talks about a bill that he has sponsored to restrict alleged felons from personally accessing the records of their victims.
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.
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.