Senator Bonacic held a press conference recently to address the issue of fines assessed to the hospitals and nursing homes in the watershed area and the DEP's desire to have a ban on Marcellus Shale gas drilling in the watershed region.
(Pictured are Supervisor Wayne Marshfield, Town of Hamden, Jim Eisel, Chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, Senator John J.Bonacic, Assemblyman Cliff Crouch and Dennis Lucas, Chairman of the Coalitiion of Watershed Towns.)
Senator Bonacic speaking with Pam Harmon, Administrator of Robinson Terrace Nursing Home, Stamford, NY, regarding the fines imposed by Attorney General Cuomo, on 15 nursing homes and hospitals in the watershed area.
On January 27th, 2010 Senator Bonacic met with SUNY New Paltz President Steve Poskanzer at the SUNY New Paltz Campus to discuss the new business plan proposed by Governor Paterson and the effects it will have on SUNY Universities.
On January 27th, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the Always There 40th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting and Open House which marked the completion of their newly remodeled office at 918 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, New York. Senator Bonacic presented the Executive Director, Deb Glassey, with a New York State Senate Resolution commemorating their 40th Anniversary. Always There is a not-for-profit health care organization.
On January 26, 2010, representatives of Ulster-Greene ARC and Orange County AHRC met with State Senator John Bonacic in Albany. Here, Senator Bonacic (back row, second from right) is pictured with them after discussing the State Budget and their legislative issues.
On January 13, 2010, The Onteora High School Music Department hosted a re-dedication of the newly-renovated Harry Simon Auditorium. The auditorium was dedicated in memory of their beloved music teacher of 36 years, Harry Simon. Here, Senator Bonacic (far left of picture) is pictured with Harry Simon's widow Sue and Onteora School Superintendent Dr. Leslie Ford.
On January 13, 2010, the Onteora High School Music Department hosted a re-dedication of the newly-renovated Harry Simon Auditorium. The auditorium was dedicated in memory of their beloved music teacher of 36 years, Harry Simon. Here, Senator Bonacic (far right of picture) is pictured with the family of Harry Simon, his widow Sue and his children Jon and Bonnie.
On January 12, 2010, representatives of the Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Ulster County met with State Senator John Bonacic at the Sportsmen & Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day in Albany. Here, Senator Bonacic (front row far left) is pictured with them after discussing their legislative issues.
“I believe now, the Governor wants to do the things he says. He is right to argue that better ethics can lead to better policies. I support his ethics reform proposal. If no Senator in the Democratic Senate Majority sponsors it when it is released, I will sponsor it, because I believe these ideas deserve an honest debate.”
December 11, 2009: State Senator John J. Bonacic has urged that the Legislature enact comprehensive ethics reform when it re-convenes next month. Bonacic is the only Republican State Senator to co-sponsor bi-partisan comprehensive ethics reform legislation (S.5738). That legislation: