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Bonacic Joins Veterans For Pow/mia Remembrance Ceremony

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) attended the Sullivan County POW/MIA Remembrance Day ceremony at the Sullivan County Government Center on Friday, September 21st. The event was hosted by the Sullivan County Veterans Service Agency.

September 28, 2007
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Senator Bonacic Attends Event To Create Health Planning Alliance, Inc.

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) was one of the speakers joining officials from Benedictine Hospital, The Kingston Hospital, Margaretville Hospital, as well as Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines announcing the creation of Health Alliance Planning, Inc. It is a not-for-profit parent corporation that will guide the hospitals as they move further toward realignment. The hospitals will receive $47.6 million to complete their affiliation.

September 27, 2007
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Bonacic Attends Ribbon Cutting At Suny Orange

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) attended the ribbon cutting festivities marking the opening of the Frontier Tech Lab at SUNY Orange’s Middletown campus. It is a new, state-of-the-art laboratory designed with the help of Frontier. The lab created in partnership between the College and Frontier boasts the latest telecommunications equipment available connecting 20 desktop computers in the lab. It will enhance the College’s new telecommunications degree program. Pictured with Senator Bonacic is Frontier CEO, Maggie Wilderotter.

September 17, 2007
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Bonacic Joins Congregation's Centennial Celebration

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) attended the 100th Anniversary celebration of Ezrath Israel synagogue in Ellenville. It is one of the oldest synagogues in the Catskill region. The Senator was a guest speaker at the event and presented a proclamation commemorating the occasion. Pictured with Senator Bonacic is David Buchman, Henry Solomon, and Rabbi Frank.

September 17, 2007
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Bonacic Announces Start Of "keep The Dream" Program

Across the country, it is well known that the issue of adjustable and "sub-prime" mortgages has become an issue for people who bought homes during the real estate boom, only to now face the reality of radically adjusting interest rates. For that reason, legislation (S.3965a/A.8799) sponsored by State Senator John Bonacic, and recently signed into law by Governor Spitzer, will provide up to $100 million to refinance some of those homes into a more conventional mortgage structure.

September 5, 2007
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Spitzer Cabinet Member And Senator Bonacic Visit Economic Development Sites In Ulster County

Governor Spitzer’s top economic development representative - Empire State Development Chairman Patrick Foye and State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), met with local officials and visited key properties in Ulster County yesterday. Foye is the "downstate" Chairman of Empire State Development. Ulster County falls into the "downstate" region. Governor Spitzer has split economic development by region and has a separate Chairman for the upstate New York area.

Bonacic and Foye visited business facilities in Ellenville and also in the Town of Ulster.

August 30, 2007
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Senator Bonacic Attends Catskill Water Discovery Center Celebration

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) attended the dedication ceremony of the Water Discovery Center’s new 43-acre site in Arkville on August 25th. It also marked the beginning of the establishment of a 25,000 square foot exhibit center. Photos of Senator Bonacic with Joe Kelly and family, Al Rosa, and Assemblyman Crouch’s Chief of Staff, Kathleen Moore and Gary Gailes, Board President, are available for download at: www.senatorbonacic.com or can be obtained by calling (518) 455-3181.

August 30, 2007
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Senator Bonacic Attends Blueberry Festival

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) spent time at the Shawangunk Mountain Blueberry/Huckleberry Festival in Ellenville on August 25th. Pictured with the Senator are Len and Terry Bernardo of SkateTime 209.

August 28, 2007
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Bonacic Visits Purple Heart Museum

Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) visited the Purple Heart Museum earlier this month. The Purple Heart Memorial Stone was unveiled at the site.

August 24, 2007
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Senator Bonacic: Sullivan Renaissance 2007 Awards Ceremony A Successful Community Event

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) attended Sullivan Renaissance Annual Award ceremony at Bethel Woods on August 13th. The Senator secured $75,000 for Sullivan Renaissance and presented the Silver Feather Award to Wurtsboro Renaissance for their community development plans.

August 24, 2007
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Bonacic Announces Funding For Housing, Community Development In Ellenville

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), Chairman of the Senate Housing Committee today announced multiple grants for housing and community development in Ulster, Orange, Delaware, and Sullivan Counties. Two projects in Ellenville will receive substantial assistance.

Ellenville Senior Housing, which Ellenville Regional Hospital is a partner in, will receive funding to build a more than $10 million senior citizen housing complex adjacent to the hospital.

August 7, 2007
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Senator Bonacic Visits Bevier House Museum

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) recently visited the Bevier House Museum in Ulster County during the museum’s Revolutionary War Encampment program. The Museum is located on Route 209 in Marbletown and is opened from May 17th through October 29th. The hours of operation are Thursdays through Mondays; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pictured with Senator Bonacic are: Audrey Waltner, Jennifer Macarille, Ruth Kaman, and Cindy Scherry.

August 3, 2007
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Senator Bonacic Attends Hobart Horseshoe Festival

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) joined in the Annual Hobart Horseshoe Festival activities. The annual event features crafts, vendors, entertainment, as well as an all-day horseshoe competition. Pictured with the Senator are: Stamford Deputy Supervisor Mike Triolo and Wallace Rich.

August 3, 2007
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Town Of Kingston's Veterans' Memorial Rededicated

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C) - attended the rededication of the Town of Kingston’s Veterans’ Monument on July 28th. The Monument was moved from a location that was too close to a highway to a safer, quieter place. Senator Bonacic is pictured with Commander Joe McShea, Ron Chrisey, and Supervisor Frank Brogden at the ceremony.

August 2, 2007
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Bonacic Urges Assembly To Act On MTA Legislation

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope), in light of reports that the MTA is considering increasing fares, is calling upon the Assembly leadership to pass his legislation, Senate bill 461. The measure requires the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to hold public hearings to justify any proposal to increase rates.

"The public and the users of the services provided by the MTA have a right to know how their hard earned dollars are being spent," stated Senator Bonacic.

July 25, 2007
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Bonacic: Star Rebate Applications Being Sent

Dear Neighbor,

As you may know, New York homeowners are once again eligible for real property tax relief in the form of a 2007 Middle Class STAR rebate program check. The Senate Majority made this a priority budget item and delivered.

This e-mail is to provide you with information about the rebate program and the link to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, the agency that is responsible for administering the rebate check program.

July 18, 2007
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Bonacic Secures Additional $250,000 For Flood Mitigation

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), has secured $250,000 to help flood stricken communities in Delaware and Sullivan Counties. This is in addition to the $300,000 he secured earlier this year as part of the State budget process.

The funding must to be used to mitigate flooding in the Delaware River basin, which includes most of Delaware and Sullivan Counties.

July 10, 2007
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Bonacic Attends Amphenol Employee Recognition Day

Senator Bonacic attendedAmphenol Aerospace Industries Employee Recognition Day. At the ceremony, he was honored for his leadership and support for flood recovery efforts.

July 10, 2007
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Nearly Fifty Business And Community Leaders Call For Technology School In Hudson Valley

Forty-seven business and community leaders across the Hudson Valley today called for the enactment of Senate Bill 669/Assembly Bill 1277. This legislation, authorizing the creation of the Hudson Valley School of Math, Science and Engineering, is sponsored by State Senators John Bonacic and William J. Larkin, Jr. and in the Assembly by Assemblyman Kevin Cahill and Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.

In 2006, the Senate unanimously passed the bill and, again, unanimously passed it in May, 2007. The Assembly has not acted on the bill.

July 10, 2007
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Senate Boosts Environmental Protection Fund

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) last week voted in favor of increasing New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) from $250 million to $300 million by State fiscal year 2009-10."The EPF is crucial to many environmental programs important to the people of the Hudson Valley, such as purchasing open space, farmland protection, and pollution prevention," stated Senator Bonacic.

June 29, 2007
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