Senator Bonacic met recently with Steven Kelly, President and CEO of Ellenville Regional Hospital who outlined the details of the layout of the new Neil Calman MD, Medical Arts Pavilion, and the hospital's new expanded services. The Medical Arts Pavilion, scheduled to open in January, 2015, will be 7500 square feet in size, and cost $3.2 million dollars.
Senator Bonacic toured the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, on July 29, 2014. Here he is with Senator Bill Larkin; Nan Hayworth; Dr. Kenneth Steiner, Dean; and Dr. Ron Israelski, Director of Academic Affairs, ORMC.
Senator Bonacic toured the new Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine on the site of the former Horton Hospital in Middletown, on July 29, 2014 and wished the first year students good luck on their second day of medical training.
Senator Bonacic spoke at a press conference today at the Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Company advocating for the Governor to sign Senate Bill 1885-C into law. This Bill would allow the fire chief to authorize a background check on an applicant who wants to be a volunteer firefighter to see if there are any sex offense convictions. The fire chief would have the authority to deny the submission should the applicant have prior sex offense convictions.
On July 22, 2014, Senator Bonacic met with officials from the Sullivan County Towns of Delaware, Callicoon, and the Village of Jeffersonville, as well as representatives from the DEC to discuss flood damage from recent storms. The discussions included asking Governor Cuomo to help fund repairs to county infrastructures, work with the DEC to conduct stream maintenance to minimize flooding; look into ways to be more prepared for these storms before they come, rather than after
Senator Bonacic presented NYS Senate Proclamations to new Eagle Scouts (l to r) Robert Matuszewski, III; Ben Grawi; Neil Penwarden; and Matthew Matuszewski from the Village of Florida's Boy Scout Troop 44 at their ceremony on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Their Eagle Scout projects included the building of benches and picnic tables for Florida’s Walter Sturr Park and Glenmere Park, as well as cleaning up Glenmere’s talking trail, and adding mile markers and a trail map.
Senator Bonacic recently attended the Sullivan County United Mixer, which was held at the Monticello Motor Club. "What a great turnout by the business community who came out to support each other," he said.
Senator Bonacic attended and thanked members of local fire departments at the annual Port Jervis Fire Department Inspection Parade on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Here he is with members of the Huguenot Fire Company.
Senate Republicans launched a bold and far-reaching plan to invest over $3 billion from the BNP Paribas bank settlement, return money to hardworking taxpayers and keep New York State moving forward. This comprehensive and fiscally responsible budgeting approach will accelerate planned tax cuts to give New Yorkers the relief they need and deserve as soon as possible, make key infrastructure investments to create new jobs across the state and provide historic assistance to local schools and property taxpayers.
Senator Bonacoc touring some of the water damaged areas in Sullivan County that were hit hard during the early July storms that came through the area. The Senator visited the Town of Delaware; the Village of Jeffersonville and the Sullivan West Elementary School; and Youngsville in the Town of Callicoon.
Senator Bonacic joins Steve Jones, President of the Historic Racing Track Board (center); and Board Member, John Manzi, at the Goshen Historic Track's 104th Year of Grand Circuit Racing on July 2, 2014. The Goshen Race Track, which opened in 1838, is the oldest active trotting track in the country.
Senator Bonacic assists with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at CRMC on July 1, 2014 to celebrate the completion of the hospital's $5M renovation to its nursing station and hospital rooms which will provide more privacy and comfort to patients.
Senator Bonacic attended the ribbon-cutting for the Davidge Park Pool in Middletown. The cost of rebuilding the pool, closed since 2010, was $1.4 million dollars; the State provided a grant of $450,000 for the project, the City of Middletown provided $750,000, and Richard and Lauren Rowley donated $200,000 to make the pool a reality.
The New York State Senate gave final legislative passage to legislation (S7883), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R-C-I, Mount Hope), that would help alleviate a backlog of cases in the state’s family courts by creating 25 new family court judgeships.
The New York State Senate passed a comprehensive package of bills to address the growing heroin and opioid crisis. The measures target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers at the 18 forums held by the Senate Majority Coalition’s Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction.
Senator Bonacic took part in a brick-laying demonstration in Albany recently with visiting members of Local 5 of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers. This union is the oldest continuous union in North America and represents craftworkers in the Hudson Valley, including bricklayers, and stone and marble masons. Here is the Senator practicing his bricklaying skills.
Senator Bonacic with members of the New York Rangers on their visit to Albany. "They had a great season, and I was happy to congratulate the players for the excitement they brought to their fans and coming so close to winning the Stanley Cup," said the Senator. From left to right: Dominic Moore, Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan, GM Glen Sather, and Assistant GM Jim Schoenfeld.