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SENATOR BONACIC AT MID-HUDSON ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE - GOSHEN

Senator Bonacic with Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus; Emma Neuhaus, and Kerry English, President of Dana Distributors

March 18, 2014
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SENATOR BONACIC ADDRESSES RALLY OPPOSING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSAL TO CLOSE MID-HUDSON PSYCHIATRIC CENTER

Standing at the podium with a crowd of supporters, Senator Bonacic sent a strong message to Governor Cuomo that closing nine correctional facilities in order to save $30 million dollars on the backs of professional men and women who work at Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center was wrong.    

March 18, 2014
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STATE SENATE BUDGET PLAN FOCUSES ON PROPERTY TAX RELIEF, EDUCATION, SENIORS AND JOB CREATION

The State budget plan put forward by the State  Senate would address several issues of importance to families and all taxpayers in the Hudson Valley and Catskills.

The Senate budget plan:

March 14, 2014
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STATE SENATE BUDGET PLAN FOCUSES ON PROPERTY TAX RELIEF, EDUCATION, SENIORS AND JOB CREATION

STATE SENATE BUDGET PLAN FOCUSES ON PROPERTY TAX RELIEF,

EDUCATION, SENIORS AND JOB CREATION 

March 14, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Seeks to Reform Board of Regents Selection Process

Recently, the legislature voted on the Board of Regents who imposed the Common Core curriculum.  The incumbent Regents have performed poorly with the Common Core roll out, and ultimately failed the parents and students of New York.  As such, I did not vote for the incumbent members of the Board of Regents.  

March 13, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Celebrates the Irish at the St. Patrick's Breakfast hosted by Orange County Clerk, Annie Rabbitt

Senator Bonacic with daughter, Melissa Bonacic; Annie Rabbitt, OC Clerk; and Legislator Dennis Simmons.

March 13, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents Student of the Year, Eugene Scott, with NYS Senate Resolution

Senator Bonacic presents Orange County’s Eugene Scott with a New York State Senate Resolution commending him on being a recipient of the Student of the Year 2014 Award by the NY Association for Continuing/Community Education. In 2013, Scott was incarcerated in his senior year of high school. While in the prison system, he enrolled in the Orange-Ulster BOCES Incarcerated Education Program where he excelled academically, earning the respect and admiration of staff and administration. After receiving his high school equivalency diploma, he entered the nursing field, and is now in an EMT program with an eye to a Pre-Med program.

March 13, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Visits the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department for Their Annual Spring Breakfast

Senator Bonacic visits with the members of the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department for their Annual Spring Pancake Breakfast.  

March 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic attends the Sullivan Renaissance Conference

The Sullivan Renaissance Conference this past weekend provided an opportunity to hear about all the good things going on in the County, and the good things to come.  Here is the Senator with keynote speaker and Mayor of Ithaca, Svante Myrick (center) and Congressman Chris Gibson (19th District, NY, R). 

March 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Young Farmers NY Program

SENATOR BONACIC ANNOUNCES “YOUNG FARMERS NY” PROGRAM

Program aims to fortify New York’s farming future

March 11, 2014
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Senator Bonacic at the Sullivan County Superintendents Council Forum, Friday, March 7

Senator Bonacic visited with the Sullivan County School Boards Association and the Sullivan County Superintendents Council forum to hear their concerns on educational issues including funding and the common core.  Here is the Senator with (l to r) Monticello Schools Superintendent, Daniel Teplesky; school board members Ellen Nesin and Stacey Sharoff; and Sullivan County School Board President, Alice VanEtten.

March 11, 2014
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Senator Bonacic joins the third graders at Port Jervis school for a class picture

Senator Bonacic joins the third graders at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School in Port Jervis for a class picture during their Read Across America celebration. The Senator read one of his favorite Dr. Suess books, Horton Hears a Who to a delighted audience.

March 10, 2014
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Senator Bonacic visits Port Jervis school for "Read Across America Day"

Senator Bonacic gave an entertaining reading of Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who to third graders at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School in Port Jervis.  The Senator was visiting the classroom of Mrs. Brady-Wilson and Mrs. Carlton to celebrate Read Across America Day.

 

 

March 10, 2014
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Senator Bonacic congratulates students from Leptondale Elementary School whose art work was chosen for the NYS Student Art Exhibit

Senator Bonacic congratulates Tyler Cook and Taylor Youssef from Leptondale Elementary School, Wallkill, who visited Albany this past week with their art teacher, Tara Andrews, as part of the New York State Student Art Exhibit.  They joined other student artists whose work had been chosen by the NYS Art Teachers Association for display, and to attend a reception in their honor.&nbs

March 10, 2014
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Senator Bonacic congratulates Wallkill High School student whose work is on display as part of the NYS Student Art Exhibit

Senator Bonacic congratulates Katie Ambrose from Wallkill High School who visited Albany this past week with her art teacher, Jennifer Calison, as part of the New York State Student Art Exhibit.  They joined other student artists whose work had been chosen by the NYS Art Teachers Association for display, and to attend a reception in their honor.  

March 10, 2014
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Senator Bonacic met with representatives from the Orange County 4-H Group.

Left to right: Sydney Parkin, Senator Bonacic, Community Educator Marika Rywak

March 6, 2014
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Senator Bonacic met with representatives from the Sullivan County 4-H Group in Albany

Left to right: Caroline Robinson; Alison Wells; Senator Bonacic; Marylin Jones, Community Educator; and Jessica Schips

March 6, 2014
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Senator John Bonacic met with representatives from the Delaware County 4-H Group in Albany

Left to right: Assemblyman Cliff Crouch; Abigail Dennis; Leigha LaTourette; Senator Bonacic; Brooke LaTourette; and Emily Rouch, 4-H Community Educator

March 6, 2014
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