A represenatative from my office stopped by Middletown High School's STEM night, on Thursday May 15th. The event was a showcase of Middletown's STEM students and their success not only this academic, but also throughout their educational career.
Here is picture of two small robots that were built by Middletown STEM students
Joyce Willetts, Ph.D., was born and raised in England. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology from the University of Hertfordshire, Dr. Willetts immigrated to the United States. Over the next 10 years, she continued to pursue her education, culminating in a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology. After working as a senior research scientist and an associate director of regulatory affairs for several different pharmaceutical companies, in 1996, Dr. Willetts formed her own company, Palanquin Corporation in Florida, New York. Palanquin Corporation provides pharmaceutical consulting and medical writing services.
(Albany, NY)- Today the New York State Senate passed “Teresita’s Law,” (S.1600) sponsored by Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope), which elevates the charge of causing the death of another, while negligently operating a motor vehicle with a suspended, revoked, or otherwise withdrawn license, from a misdemeanor to a Class E Felony.
Senator Bonacic joined local elected officials, law enforcement personnel, and other dignitaries to honor fallen police officers and their families at the annual Orange County Law Enforcement Memorial Service this past Friday in Goshen. The ceremony is held every year to memorialize Orange County police officers who have heroically given their lives in the line of duty. This year, the name of NY State Trooper Winston Martindale was added to the memorial wall. Martindale passed away in July of 2013 after succumbing to injuries he sustained responding to a plane crash in the Town of Wawayanda in 2011.
The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council has announced it will hold three Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Workshops to assist local municipalities and economic development organizations with any questions and issues they may have as they work to complete their applications for 2015.
The dates and locations of the upcoming workshops are:
(Middletown, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that boaters in New York can now take their safety courses online. In 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that required anyone born on or after May 1, 1996, to have completed a boating safety course before operating a motorboat. Prior to the online safety courses, boaters seeking a safety certification had to successfully complete an eight-hour course in a classroom setting.
“The Hudson Valley and Catskills are home some of the best boating and outdoor recreation in New York State,” said Bonacic. “This announcement will make it easier for young and new boaters to take advantage of all of New York’s waterways.”
(Albany, NY)- Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt.Hope) is pleased to announce that Dr. Joyce Willetts, PhD. of Florida, NY has been chosen as his 2015 NY Senate Woman of Distinction. The annual program honors women who have made exceptional contributions to their respective communities. Dr. Willets accomplishments were celebrated, along with those of the other honorees, at a ceremony in Albany on May 5th.
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.