John J. Bonacic's Press releases

Senator Bonacic Secures $100,000 Grant for the Town of Mount Hope

Senator John Bonacic announces that the Town of Mount Hope has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

“The funding was able to be secured as a result of the strong advocacy by County Legislators, Melissa Bonacic and Dennis Simmons, along with the leadership of Town Supervisor, Chad Volpe,” said Senator Bonacic.

May 13, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Warwick Veteran, Walter Kittle, To Be Inducted Into Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

State Senator John Bonacic proudly announces that Warwick resident, Walter Kittle, will be inducted into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of  Fame.  

May 9, 2014
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Senator Bonacic to Host NYS Senate Task Force Forum on Heroin & Opioid Addiction, May 9, 2014 at Sullivan Gov't Center

Senator Bonacic To Host NYS Senate Task Force Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction 

Representatives from local law enforcement, health, and

May 7, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Lumberland

Senator John Bonacic announces that the Town of Lumberland has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

The funding will go towards repairing deteriorating sidewalks and fence railings around the Thomas F. Hill Municipal building, creating a safer path for residents and workers.

May 2, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Denning

Senator John J. Bonacic announces that the Town of Denning has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

The monies will be used to make necessary upgrades and repairs to the Town’s Highway Garage, including a new roof, replacing damaged ceiling panels, and installing cost-cutting insulation to windows. 

May 1, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Village of Otisville

Senator John J. Bonacic announces that the Village of Otisville has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

Plans call for upgrades to Otisville’s Veterans Memorial Park to include new playground equipment, benches and resurfacing of the walking trail. 

April 30, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Village of Liberty

Senator John J. Bonacic announces that the Village of Liberty has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

The grant will provide for necessary upgrades to assist Village officials in the event of a public emergency, including a backup generator for Village Hall, emergency supplies, and mobile light towers at critical Village intersections in the event of a power outage.

April 30, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces First Grader from Tuxedo Park School Winner of Earth Day Poster Contest, 42nd District

Senator John Bonacic announced today that Christian Capella, a first grader from Tuxedo Park School, submitted the winning poster in the 2014 New York State Senate Earth Poster Contest for the Senator’s 42nd District. 

April 28, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Gardiner

Senator John Bonacic announces that the Town of Gardiner has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program.

Plans call for increased parking spots for recreational events, and an extension of sidewalks to directly connect Town Hall, Gardiner’s business district, ball fields and rail trail. 

April 25, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Masonville

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Masonville will receive $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Capital program. 

According to project details, the monies are needed to replace a plow truck/sand spreader, a purchase which will place the Town in a better position to keep roads safe next winter and beyond.  

April 24, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Liberty

Grant money to assist with structural repairs to Town Hall  

Senator Bonacic announces that the Town of Liberty has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

April 22, 2014
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC SECURES $100,000 GRANT FOR THE CITY OF PORT JERVIS

MONIES TO BE USED TO RELOCATE RECREATION CENTER AND EXPAND POLICE DEPARTMENT  

Senator John Bonacic announces that the City of Port Jervis has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program.

April 21, 2014
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC SECURES $50,000 GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF NEVERSINK

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) announces that the Town of Neversink has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

April 16, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Deerpark

Senator Bonacic announces that the Town of Deerpark has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

April 14, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Sullivan County Retired Teacher and Long Time Volunteer as a NY Senate Woman of Distinction

Senator Bonacic announces that retired teacher and long-time community volunteer Barbara Sush has been chosen to be a New York Senate Woman of Distinction. This annual program honors women who make an exceptional contribution to their community.

April 11, 2014
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC RECOGNIZES APRIL AS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Statement from Senator Bonacic

By the time you finish reading this sentence, one child will have been abused somewhere in America. In the next 24 hours, 4 children will die from child abuse. Of those four children who die, 70% of those deaths will be children under the age of 4.

For these reasons, and many more, I want to invite you to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

April 9, 2014
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SENATOR JOHN BONACIC SECURES $250,000 GRANT FOR THE TOWN OF ROSENDALE

MONIES TO HELP FUND NEW POOL PROJECT, INCREASES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR COMMUNITY

Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) announces that he has secured $250,000 in funding from the New York State Economic Development Program for the Town of Rosendale, Ulster County. The monies will be used to replace the current pool which has been deemed unsafe to operate due to deterioration of its exterior shell, plumbing and piping, and high levels of water leakage. The pool’s bathhouse will also see improvements in its showers and toilet facilities, which will be open and available to those visiting the nearby rail trails.

April 2, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES $40 MILLION FOR POTHOLE REPAIRS IN STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL

Senator Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that the New York State 2014 – 2015 budget agreement includes $40 million in funding to help fix the many potholes that are left after a rough winter throughout New York.

The increase in aid for pothole repairs is among several boosts in money for road repairs, particularly upstate. Local municipalities have raised concerns that the pothole problem would put stress on their budgets.

“This brutal winter has resulted in more than three feet of frost underneath our roads, and local governments have struggled to deal with the effect it has had on their budgets. The well-being of motorists and pedestrians across New York State depends on keeping our roads safe,” said Senator Bonacic.

April 1, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces 2014-2015 Budget

SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES 2014-15 STATE BUDGET:

WILL INCREASE AID TO EDUCATION, PROVIDE TAX RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS,

March 31, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC RECOGNIZES WILLIAM H. SEWARD DAY - MARCH 30

HISTORIC FIGURE, FROM FLORIDA, NY

PLAYED PIVOTAL ROLE DURING CIVIL WAR UNDER PRESIDENT LINCOLN, NEGOTIATED PURCHASE OF ALASKA

Senator Bonacic announces the recognition of March 30 as William H. Seward Day in New York State. “Not only was Secretary of State Mr. Seward a leading figure in American history,” said Senator John Bonacic, “but he also served the State of New York as a Senator from 1830 to 1834, and as the state’s 12th Governor, from 1839 to 1842. He was one of the nation’s most ardent opponents of slavery. It is with great pleasure that we devote this day to his memory and his great accomplishments to our country.” 

March 27, 2014
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