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.
A representative from my office, Robert Itzla, attended last evening’s public hearing regarding the $9 million Narrowsburg Bridge Repair Project. The bridge is in need of repair due to heavy deterioration of the bridge deck and pedestrian walking paths. Over 50 people attended the informational meeting to hear from New York and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials. During the repair of the bridge, one lane will be open to allow for traffic to pass over the bridge. However there will be 15 instances over the 2 year period where the bridge will be completely closed. These closures will only occur at night.
(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that he has secured $29,000 for the Rape Intervention Services and Education (RISE) Program of Sullivan County. The RISE Program is administered through Catskill Regional Medical Center, and provides an array of services to victims of sexual abuse, as well offering prevention education.
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 is pleased to announce that he has secured $50,000 for Safe Homes of Orange County to be used for programs that prevent domestic violence or aid victims of domestic violence in Orange County. Safe Homes of Orange County is a private, not-for-profit agency established in 1986 to provide comprehensive and confidential domestic violence services to victims and their families.
(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.
(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic was pleased to attend the Ulster County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention this past Friday at the Kerhonkson Firehouse in Kerhonkson, NY, where two Ellenville firefighters were honored as firefighters of the year by the Association.
(Middletown, NY)-State Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) issued the following statement on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.
Senator Bonacic, a voting member and Senate representative to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council, attended the Council’s working meeting today, at Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac, NY. The focus of the meeting dealt with the Upstate Revitalization Initiative (URI), a program implemented by NY which would award $500 million to three upstate economic development regions, and centered around strategies that the Council could undertake to ensure that they are well positioned to receive that funding.
(Middletown, NY)- Senator Bonacic joined local elected officials, members of the community, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County employees and members of the Orange County Agriculture community, at a ground breaking ceremony for the brand new Education Center and 4-H Park in the Town of Mount Hope yesterday. Senator Bonacic delivered remarks and presented Cornell Cooperative Extension with a Senate proclamation congratulating them on their 100th Anniversary, which is Saturday July 25th.
(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic joined local business and community leaders as well as elected officials last evening at the 2nd Annual Sullivan United Mid-Summer Mixer, where he delivered remarks. The event was held at the Monster Golf Course in the Town of Thompson.
(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic toured Mountain Service Distributors yesterday, a full service distribution center located in South Fallsburg, NY that has been in continuous operation since 1927. Mountain Service Distributors, owned and operated by Stephen and Josh Altman, has 72 employees, and provides convenience store products to customers, and retailers throughout New York State, as well as Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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.
(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic today presented his 2015 NY Senate Woman of Distinction, Dr. Joyce Willetts, with a plaque that hung in the Well of the Legislative Office Building in Albany. The presentation took place at Senator Bonacic’s District office. Bonacic also presented Dr. Willetts with a Senate Resolution that was passed on the floor of the Senate honoring her achievements, a DVD copy of the ceremony and pictures from the event.
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.