Senator Bonacic was pleased to welcome Cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point to Albany as part of the NY Senate’s 2015 West Point Day. Bonacic had the opportunity to speak with Cadet Christopher Whipple about his time at the Academy. Cadet Whipple resides in Neversink, NY and is set to graduate in 2015. Senior Academy personnel were also on hand, including the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, Lieutenant General Robert Caslen. These Cadets are some of the best and brightest that this country has to offer, and West Point Day offers the State Legislature a chance to recognize them.
Senator Bonacic joined members of the law enforcement community and other government officials today, to pay respect to New York police officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2014, at the Annual Police Officers Remembrance Ceremony in Albany. Last year alone, 16 New York police officers paid the ultimate sacrifice. Their names were among 27 inscribed on the Police Officers Memorial at today’s ceremony.
Senator Bonacic attended a solemn ceremony on Sunday remembering Sullivan County Firefighters who passed away in 2014. The 56th Annual Firefighters Memorial Ceremony is a heartfelt occasion that allows members of the community to recognize those firefighters who have answered the long last alarm during the preceding year.
The best of Sullivan County was on display this past Sunday as the Chamber of Commerce hosted the twenty-fourth annual Pride of Sullivan County Awards. Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was pleased to attend and congratulate the award recipients on their contributions to the economic vitality to the County.
Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) was pleased to join friends and neighbors this past Saturday at the Greenville Fire Department’s Annual Inspection Dinner. Bonacic presented certificates to members of the fire company and thanked them for their commitment to protecting and serving the community.
Senator Bonacic shared a delicious pancake breakfast with members of the community this past Sunday at the Forestburgh Fire Company’s Pancake Breakfast. Normally, the men and women of the fire company wear fire gear, but on Sunday they traded in their fire equipment for aprons and spatulas and cooked up a tasty pancake breakfast for everyone in attendance. Senator Bonacic is pictured with members of the Forestburgh Fire Company at their Pancake Breakfast on Sunday.
(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that the Senate has passed Senate Bill S1370, which he sponsored. This legislation would ensure that students who receive certain state scholarships would not see their scholarship award reduced for choosing to live off-campus. The scholarships that this legislation affects include:
Senator Bonacic met with representatives from Safe Homes of Orange County today in his Albany office. They were in Albany to discuss issues and legislation that concerns individuals and families affected by domestic violence.
Pictured L-R are, Saishree Rao, Kellyann Kostyal-Larrier, Executive Director of Safe Homes of Orange County and Cynthia Hernandez.
Senator Bonacic met with New York City Firefighters, all of whom are residents of Orange County, in his Albany office today. These brave first responders were in Albany to discuss legislation that affects their profession, as well as other issues of concern.
Pictured with Senator Bonacic are (L-R), Thomas Dempsey Jr., Travis Rudnick and Kevin Bohan. All men are Orange County residents and members of the FDNY.
Senator Bonacic was pleased to meet and speak with medical students from Touro College’s Middletown Campus today in Albany. The students were in Albany as part of the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society’s lobby day. The Middletown campus opened its doors to students in August of 2014 and trains those students in a holistic approach to the practice of medicine. With several major hospitals surrounding the college, Touro students are well positioned to continue their work serving the residents on the Hudson Valley after they graduate.
Senator Bonacic met with members of the New York State Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NYSRECA) today in Albany, as part of NYSRECA’s lobby day. Among those in attendance at the meeting were representatives from the Delaware County Electric Co-op. An electric co-op provides essential services to rural communities, like those in Delaware County, and supply low cost reliable energy to their customers.
Senator Bonacic was pleased to join local volunteer firefighters, and celebrate their service to the community at a dinner this past Saturday. Bonacic attended the Bloomingburg Fire Company’s Annual Installation and 80th Anniversary Dinner Dance, and presented certificates to members of the company to honor their service. The function served as a thank you to the firefighters, and a reminder of the critical role that volunteer fire companies have in our community.
Senator Bonacic was pleased to join local volunteer firefighters, and celebrate their service to the community at a dinner this past Saturday. Bonacic attended the Huguenot Fire Company’s Annual Dinner Dance and presented certificates to members of the company to honor their service. The function served as a thank you to the firefighters, and a reminder of the critical role that volunteer fire companies have in our community.
Senator Bonacic met with representatives from the NYS Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association in his Albany office. The focus of the meeting centered on the issues that these first responders face on a daily basis, as well as legislation affecting the Association.
Pictured with Senator Bonacic are (L-R), Aidon O’Connor Jr. and Edward Hillenbrand, both from the NYS Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Association.
Senator Bonacic joined local business leaders and elected officials this morning for a chilly, but enthusiastic ground breaking ceremony for Piller USA, Inc’s new facility in the Town of Wallkill. Currently, Piller operates a facility in the Town, but this new location will help better serve the needs of their customers and the employees of the company. Piller is a global electric equipment manufacturer, and the Town of Wallkill is their only location in the United States.
Senator Bonacic was pleased to join friends and neighbors at the Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Foundation’s Annual Donor Reception held at The Fountains at Wallkill Golf Club in the Town of Wallkill on April 23. The annual reception is held every year as a way to celebrate those who have contributed financial resources to help make ORMC a state of the art medical facility, and an economic driver for the Hudson Valley region.