State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C – Mount Hope) has been named a member of the New York State Farm Bureau’s “Circle of Friends” for his steadfast support of New York Agriculture and the issues that affect farmers.
“The Farm Industry is an important economic component of New York State,” said Senator Bonacic. “Agriculture is literally the bread and butter of our communities and protecting this essential industry is a priority.”
On Tuesday, October 11th, Senator Bonacic attended the ground breaking ceremony for the Route 17/Exit 122 Project located in the Town of Wallkill. Pictured with Senator Bonacic from left to right is Senator Larkin, Orange County Legislator, Dan Depew, Senator Bonacic, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, John Wood, Local 825 Operating Engineers and Orange County Executive, Edward Diana.
On Monday, October 17th, 2011 Senator Bonacic is hosting a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast from 8:30AM to 10:00AM (The doors open at 8:00AM). The breakfast will be held at the Glasco Fire Company Banquet Hall located at 138 Liberty Street Extension in Glasco, N.Y. If you are a veteran, Senator Bonacic would like to honor you with you a complimentary panccake breakfast and an opportunity to hear about veterans' benefits in New York State.
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope), today stated that he will introduce legislation requiring phone companies regulated by the State Public Service Commission (PSC) to disclose information to the public.
On September 9, 2011 State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I - Mt. Hope) inspected flood damage that took place in Sidney, New York as result of Tropical Storm Lee. To see pictures taken during the visit, click on the attached powerpoint file.
State Senator John J. Bonacic will propose three bills to give relief to citizens and local governments affected by Hurricane Irene. The first will allow assessment rolls for 2012 taxes for counties and towns to be modified (if the county approves) to reflect the value of their property on September 5, 2011. The second will allow school districts to authorize by resolution the partial payment of taxes without interest for those that were impacted by the flooding and need to make out of pocket payments as a result of the floods.
"I am pleased that FEMA has recognized the need for federal disaster assistance in Orange and Sullivan Counties; in addition to Delaware and Ulster County, which were approved earlier in the week,” said Senator John Bonacic. “ I appreciate the Governor’s commitment to all areas of the state and all of the hard work he’s doing to assess the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
This qualifies residents and businesses in these counties for direct federal assistance with basic necessities, cleanup and rebuilding efforts. For more information on the available programs please visit http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=57534. To begin applying for assistance you can visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA(3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free numbers will operate from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM seven days a week until further notice.
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt Hope) will hold a complimentary breakfast for Veterans on Monday, August 29, 2011 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., at the Glasco Fire Company Banquet Hall, 138 Liberty St. Ext., Glasco, NY.