Senator Bonacic was pleased to have joined friends and family this past Saturday at the Otisville Country Fair. The Fair, in its 27th year, is a four-day event in the Village of Otisville that has something for everyone, including, live entertainment, hay rides, historical exhibits, children’s rides, delicious food, craft vendors and much more. Many local civic organizations are on hand as well, serving food to the public and providing volunteer services to the attendees.
Senator Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) and his wife Pat were pleased to join friends, neighbors, and fellow athletes this past Saturday at the Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties 5k run/walk in the town of Forestburgh. The 5k is a fundraiser for Hospice, with all the proceeds going to the organization.
Senator Bonacic joined members of the local community, Sullivan County fire companies, and local dignitaries at the 87th Annual Sullivan County Volunteer Firefighters Association Parade this past Saturday in Liberty, NY. This year’s parade celebrated Liberty Fire Department’s 145 years of service to the community. At the parade, Senator Bonacic presented a Senate Proclamation to the Liberty Fire Company, honoring them for their distinguished service to the people of Liberty and the surrounding area.
Senator Bonacic attended the meeting of the Minisink Valley Kiwanis last evening at Destefano’s Olde Erie, a restaurant in the City of Middletown. Senator Bonacic was invited to speak and give an update on this year’s legislative session. In his remarks, Senator Bonacic highlighted the accomplishments of the legislature, and also took questions from members of the organization.
(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic was pleased to join friends and neighbors for a community BBQ in the Town of Greenville this past Saturday. Not only did the food taste good but the weather was perfect, allowing more residents to come out and enjoy themselves.
Senator Bonacic met today with Brian C. Monahan in his Middletown district office, and congratulated him on his new position as the Superintendent of the Minisink Valley Central School District. Prior to becoming Superintendent, Monahan served 14 years as a social studies teacher, principal and the Director of Personnel in the Minisink school district. He spent the last 5 years in the Monroe-Woodbury School District as an Assistant Superintendent.
Senator Bonacic met today with Dr. Kristine Young and congratulated her on her appointment as the new President of SUNY Orange. Also attending the meeting was Vinnie Cazzetta, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at SUNY Orange. Dr. Young began her service at SUNY Orange on June 8th, and prior to her appointment served for 17 years as the Vice-President for Academic Services at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois.
Senator Bonacic was pleased to join friends and neighbors at the annual Wurtsboro Founders Day Street Fair this past Saturday in the Village of Wurtsboro. The street fair provides residents the opportunity to come together, listen to music, shop at one of the many vendor tents, and enjoy some delicious food. Events like these drive home the reality that in villages like Wurtsboro, small businesses, and family run enterprises are the backbone of the community.
Senator Bonacic joined local fire companies, elected officials, and members of the Port Jervis community on Saturday, at the Port Jervis Fire Department’s 165th Annual Inspection Day Parade. The Parade, always one of the best attended fire department parades in Orange County, runs right through the heart of the City. The weather on Saturday was beautiful, and the local community came out to support the firefighters who put their lives on the line every day.
Senator Bonacic recently presented Michael P. Cody, a U.S. Army Veteran from the Town of Wallkill with a Purple Heart Flag today, at the Purple Heart Memorial Park in the Town of Wallkill. Cody, an Army Veteran who was wounded in combat during the Vietnam War, was awarded a Purple Heart for his meritorious service in that conflict. Earlier this year, Michael Cody was honored as Senator Bonacic’s 2015 NY Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame nominee.
Senator Bonacic joined elected officials, as well as, local business and community leaders this morning at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership breakfast at West Hills Country Club in the Town of Wallkill. The monthly breakfasts provide an opportunity for community leaders to come together, enjoy good food, and discuss issues facing Orange County.
Senator Bonacic and his wife Pat stopped by Great American Weekend in Goshen this past Sunday to visit vendors and check out the exhibits that were set up. While it may have rained on Saturday, the weather on Sunday was spectacular. The Annual Great American Weekend is held every Fourth of July weekend in Goshen, and draws thousands of visitors. In addition to the hundreds of vendors that are set up downtown, the Goshen Historic Tracks holds a full four days of racing.
(Albany, NY)- Senator Bonacic met with Ulster and Delaware County representatives from the New York State Association of Realtors (NYSAR) in his Albany office to discuss NYSAR’s priorities for the end of the 2015 legislative session.
Last Friday, a representative from my office attended the Town of Wallkill’s dedication of the Silver Lake-Scotchtown tunnel, which was renamed the Disabled American Veterans Tunnel. New signs are displayed at the entrances to the tunnel, which runs under railroad tracks on Silver Lake Scotchtown Road at the intersection of Mud Mills Road.
Senator Bonacic joined local elected officials, distinguished guests and members of the New York State Police at Troop F’s Memorial Day Service in Middletown this morning. The ceremony honors the men and women of Troop F who have died in the line of duty.
Pictured are the members of Troop F’s Honor Guard at the Memorial Day Service.
Senator Bonacic joined local community leaders and librarians this morning at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello for the 17th Annual Legislative Brunch, hosted by the Sullivan Public Library Alliance. The brunch is held every year and allows library advocates to hear from their elected officials about funding and other issues effecting public libraries.