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Senator Bonacic Announces 2014 New York State Summer Reading Program

Senator Bonacic announces that the New York State Senate is partnering with the New York State Library and the 1,100 libraries and neighborhood branches to get more children reading this summer.  The Senate’s 2014 Summer Reading Program in conjunction with the New York State Library is offering students and families a variety of entertaining ways to encourage reading.  

May 28, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Speaks at Memorial for Fallen Greenwood Lake Soldier, Lance Cpl. Scott A. Lynch

Senator Bonacic was a guest speaker at the dedication ceremonies to honor Lance Cpl. Scott A. Lynch of Greenwood Lake, killed in action in Afghanistan in October, 2010.  The Senator presented the family with a NYS Senate Resolution, and a posthumous Liberty Medal which is the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the NYS Senate. A memorial to LCPL Lynch was also unveiled at Greenwood Lake's American Legion Post #1443.

May 28, 2014
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"It's important for the community to show their respects." Senator Bonacic discusses Memorial Day

Senator Bonacic discusses the importance of the community to show their respects on Memorial Day.

May 27, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Discusses Barbara Sush, 2014 Woman of Distinction

Senator Bonacic discusses Barbara Sush, of Sullivan County, who was nominated as a 2014 Woman of Distinction.

May 27, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Discusses Tree of Life Ceremony Held in Albany

Senator Bonacic Discusses theTree of Life Ceremony at Empire State Plaza which honors fallen members of the FDNY Emergency Services that have been added to the memorial. 

May 27, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends NYS Police Troop F Memorial Service

Senator Bonacic attended the New York State Police Troop F Memorial Service held on Friday, May 23, at the NYS Police Barracks in the Town of Wallkill. Here is the Senator with Chief Criminal Investigator, Will Garcia; Orange County DA, David Hoovler; and Orange County Steven Neuhaus, who were all present to pay their respects to the law enforcement community.   

May 27, 2014
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Senator Bonacic With Randall Enos, Youth Services Consultant for the Ramapo Catskill Library Services

Senator Bonacic attended the Annual Legislative Brunch of the Sullivan Public Library Alliance at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. 

May 27, 2014
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Senator Bonacic With Randall Enos, Youth Services Consultant for the Ramapo Catskill Library Services

Senator Bonacic attended the Annual Legislative Brunch of the Sullivan Public Library Alliance at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello on Thursday, May 22, 2014. 

May 27, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Annual Legislative Brunch of the Sullivan Public Library Alliance

Senator Bonacic attended the Annual Legislative Brunch of the Sullivan County Library at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  

May 27, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Congratulates Walter Kittle, 2014 NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame Inductee

Senator Bonacic congratulates Walter Kittle on his induction into the NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame at a ceremony recently held in Albany. Kittle served in the Navy, Army National Guard and Air National Guard and volunteered for tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring in 2013 from 30 plus years in military service. Here, Kittle is being awarded a NYS Certificate of Recognition by the Senator.  

(photo Senate Services)

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Provides Update on Heroin & Opioid Addiction Task Force Progress

Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction plans legislation on or before June 1 

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic is Honored at Delhi's O'Connor Hospital as New Atrium is Dedicated in His Name

Senator Bonacic attended a ceremony in his honor at the O'Connor Hospital in Delhi on May 21, 2014 to dedicate the new atrium entrance at the facility which is named for him.  Here is the Senator with Dan Ayres, CEO of O'Connor Hospital.

"It was a wonderful event, said Pete Hamilton, Chairman of the O'Connor Hospital's Board of Trustrees, "We are so appreciative of the support from Senator Bonacic over the years, and we believe this was the appropriate way to honor him.  Our sincerest thanks to Senator Bonacic, Dr. William Streck, who is retiring, and the community at large for helping to achieve this great success."   

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic with former FDNY Division Chief, James Martin, at the NYS Emergency Medical Services Memorial

Senator Bonacic with James Martin, former Division Chief of the Fire Department of New York, in Albany for the NYS Emergency Medical Services Memorial held on May 20, 2014 at Empire State Plaza. This event recognized 12 fallen FDNY emergency medical service providers whose names were added to the Tree of Life Memorial, bringing the total to 56.  

May 23, 2014
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Hortonville Volunteer Fire Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The Hortonville Volunteer Fire Company recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and at their dinner, a New York State Senate resolution was presented to President Paul Hendershot and Chief Peter Norton in recognition of this milestone for the Fire Company.

May 20, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Speaks at Awards Dinner Hosted by Catskill Regional Medical Center

Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the recent Awards Dinner hosted by Catskill Regional Medical Center which recognized the contributions of all levels of emergency responders in Sullivan County. This event, held during Volunteer Firefighter and EMS week, honors members of local and state police, firefighters, paramedics, volunteer first aid responders, doctors, nurses, and staff members from CRMC for their dedication to the health and safety of Sullivan County residents. 

May 20, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Meets with Compassionate Care Advocates

Senator Bonacic met with constituents (l to r) Jessica Koock, Cindy Tangney and Eileen Konieczny recently at the District Office to discuss the Compassionate Care Act (SB4406) which would legalize marijuana for a certified medical use, and could only be administered by a certified patient or designated caregiver.  The Senator advised them that he would support the bill if it came to the Senate floor. 

May 20, 2014
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Senator Bonacic at the Orange County Sheriff's Office Annual Awards

Senator Bonacic attended the recent Orange County Sheriff Officer's Annual Awards which honored Deputy Sheriffs, Correction Officers and employees for their outstanding service to their community.  With the Senator are Chief Dennis Barry, Sheriff Carl DuBois, County Clerk Annie Rabbitt, and Undersheriff Ken Jones.

May 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Senior Volunteer Recognition Ceremony hosted by the Orange County Office of the Aging

Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the recent RSVP Volunteer Recognition luncheon hosted by the Orange County Office for the Aging.  The Senator recognized hundreds of seniors who continue to serve their community.  Special recognition was given to William Denette who volunteers at the Round Hill Elementary School, and to senior volunters at the Albert Wisner Public Library, Pine Bush Public Library, Hill-Hold Museum, Historical Society of Newburgh, and the Orange County Genealogical Society. Here is the Senator with Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus; Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler; and AnnMarie Maglione, Director of the Orange County Office of the Aging.

 

May 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Heroin & Opioid Addiction Task Force Forum in Newburgh

Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the Heroin & Opioid Addiction Forum hosted by Senator Larkin which was held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center last week.  Representatives from law enforcement; health, treatment and recovery centers; as well as local elected officials met to discuss this alarming epidemic. Their comments will aid the State Senate Task Force to create appropriate legislation.  Here is the Senator with (l to r) Senator Phil Boyle, Chairman; Senator William Larkin, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, District Attorney David Hoovler; representative from Sean Patrick Maloney's office; Darcie Miller from the Orange County Office of Mental Health; and Rob Ross CEO of St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital.

May 19, 2014
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