Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 42nd Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Christian CapellaGrade 1Tuxedo Park School
Senator Bonacic announces that retired teacher and long-time community volunteer Barbara Sush has been chosen to be a New York Senate Woman of Distinction. This annual program honors women who make an exceptional contribution to their community.
By the time you finish reading this sentence, one child will have been abused somewhere in America. In the next 24 hours, 4 children will die from child abuse. Of those four children who die, 70% of those deaths will be children under the age of 4.
For these reasons, and many more, I want to invite you to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Senator Bonacic addressed audience members at the recent Sullivan Renaissance Local Market and Expo held at the CVI Center in Ferndale. He expressed pride in being a part of great team of leaders, business owners and residents, all working together to promote Sullivan's shops and markets, and to congratulate everyone involved on a terrific event.
Senator John J. Bonacic congratulates SUNY New Paltz students, Rachel Kaminisky and Ryan Murray, for having their research projects exhibited as part of The Innovative Exploration Forum. This event, held in Albany, was sponsored by the SUNY Faculty Senate Undergraduate Academic Programs and Policies Committee. The Senator enjoyed speaking with the two students about their research and future school plans.
MONIES TO HELP FUND NEW POOL PROJECT, INCREASES QUALITY OF LIFE FOR COMMUNITY
Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) announces that he has secured $250,000 in funding from the New York State Economic Development Program for the Town of Rosendale, Ulster County. The monies will be used to replace the current pool which has been deemed unsafe to operate due to deterioration of its exterior shell, plumbing and piping, and high levels of water leakage. The pool’s bathhouse will also see improvements in its showers and toilet facilities, which will be open and available to those visiting the nearby rail trails.
Senator Bonacic congratulates Dottie Ehlers, named Republican of the Year by the Town of Warwick's Republican Committee. Here they are at the committe's Annual Spring Brunch, along with Erlers' grandson. The Senator thanked Ehlers for her accomplishments and service to the Republican Committee.
Senator Bonacic met with the Neversink/Grahamsville Fire Department on Sunday for their pancake breakfast. The Senator took the opportunity to thank all the firefighters and ladies auxiliary for their service to the community.
Senator Bonacic (R/C/I- Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that the New York State 2014 – 2015 budget agreement includes $40 million in funding to help fix the many potholes that are left after a rough winter throughout New York.
The increase in aid for pothole repairs is among several boosts in money for road repairs, particularly upstate. Local municipalities have raised concerns that the pothole problem would put stress on their budgets.
“This brutal winter has resulted in more than three feet of frost underneath our roads, and local governments have struggled to deal with the effect it has had on their budgets. The well-being of motorists and pedestrians across New York State depends on keeping our roads safe,” said Senator Bonacic.