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Bonacic Offers 2005 Recap And Preview Of 2006

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), said 2005 was a productive year in terms of education, tourism, and housing initiatives in his Senate District but he expected 2006 to be a year filled with diverse issues as Governor Pataki ends his third and final term as Governor.

January 2, 2006
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Bonacic: Assembly's 2006 Priority Should Be To Protect Our Children

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) while citing startling statistics, is urging the Assembly to take the appropriate action to protect our children and families. The Senate's visionary plan, already passed, provides a solution that will result in stronger protection tools for New Yorkers.

"At the end of January, 168 convicted, high level sex offenders will no longer be on the sex offender registry," stated Senator Bonacic. "168 people who can prey on our children and who have done so in the past, will be able to live in our communities without anyone's knowledge.

December 29, 2005
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December 22, 2005
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Bonacic: Human Services Groups From Hudson Valley Receive State Assistance

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), today announced that six human services organizations from Ulster and Orange Counties will share in $110,000 in State aid the Senator secured as part of the 2005-2006 State Budget.The American Red Cross of Orange and Sullivan Counties will receive $10,000 for emergency services training and the purchase of needed emergency equipment. The Child Care Council of Orange County will receive $5,000 to train child care providers. CASA of Ulster County will receive $10,000 to train its volunteers who represent children in legal proceedings.

December 19, 2005
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Bonacic: Reservoir Levels Higher Than Normal

State Senator John Bonacic today released a letter he wrote to City of New York DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd asking how the City plans on dealing with high reservoir levels. On December 1, the City reported its reservoirs were more than 25% higher than normal levels.For several years prior to this past April’s flooding, Senator Bonacic has called on the City to be more proactive when it comes to managing its reservoir levels."Recent media reports have highlighted what those of us involved in watershed issues have known for a long time.

December 14, 2005
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Bonacic Announces "access To Home" Awards

State Senator John J. Bonacic, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Housing, Construction & Community Development, today announced $400,000 in State funding he helped secure under the State's new "Access to Home" Program.Access to Home is a $10 million initiative Bonacic helped develop as part of the State Budget.

December 6, 2005
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Bonacic: Local Courts To Receive Grants

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that several Justice Courts in Delaware, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties have been awarded funding grants under the State's Justice Court Assistance Program."I am pleased to announce this funding as it will assist our localities while preventing increases in property taxes," stated Senator Bonacic.

November 28, 2005
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Agricultural Groups To Benefit From State Assistance

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), today said that two local agricultural organizations will share in $9,500 to promote agriculture in the Region. The Rondout Valley Growers Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County's Local Farmers Markets will receive State aid as part of the 2005-2006 State Budget."Agriculture remains our State's largest industry. Supporting local farmers increases jobs and keeps our hard earned pay checks local.

November 22, 2005
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November 10, 2005
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Bonacic Secures State Funding For Sullivan County Community College

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced that he has $100,000 in State assistance for Sullivan County Community College. The aid will assist the college in its efforts to construct a building to house its Construction Technology and Electrical Trades Program, as well as a greenhouse. Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther (D-Forestburgh) also committed $100,000 in State funding for the college."The State must invest in the education of our children," stated Senator Bonacic. "They are our future.

November 1, 2005
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Bonacic Receives Prestigious Firemen's Association Award

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) is the 2005 recipient of the Firemen's Association of New York State (FASNY) Golden Trumpet Award for his dedication and steadfast support of volunteer fire services in the State.

November 1, 2005
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Bonacic, Dec Commissioner Sheehan Announce $3.1 Million New High Speed Quad Chairlift At Belleayre

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Denise Sheehan, today joined with Belleayre Superintendent Tony Lanza to announce another improvement to Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.Senator Bonacic said, "I've said it before, and it remains even more true today - not too long ago, people in this part of the Catskills thought the State had forgotten about Belleayre. Now, the only people who want to forget about Belleayre live in Vermont.

October 27, 2005
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Senator Bonacic And Supervisor Donnelly Will Host

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that he and Andes Town Supervisor Martin Donnelly are planning to hold a constituent day on October 27, 2005 at the Andes Fire Department on Tremperskill Road. The meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.The purpose of the constituent day for residents of Andes will be to discuss issues related to State, County, and Town Government.

October 25, 2005
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Bonacic Announces Main Street Grants For Projects

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Housing and Community Development announced today that $400,000 in State funding has been awarded for two downtown revitalization projects; one in Ulster County and one in Sullivan County.Senator Bonacic stated, "I have long been a proponent of the State's Main Street Program. The awarding of these grants is good news for the people of our region.

October 21, 2005
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Bonacic Secures Aid For Fire And Ems Services

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), today announced that funding has been secured for seventeen local fire departments and emergency services organizations in Ulster County."Our volunteer fire and EMS services are the crucial providers in times of crisis. We ought to be doing all we can to provide them with needed equipment and support," Senator Bonacic said.Each department or EMS service will receive $10,000. In addition, those Departments with multiple Fire Companies will receive $10,000 per Company.

October 20, 2005
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Bonacic: Senate Supports Catskill Center's

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), today announced that he has secured $50,000 in State aid to help The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development continue its Main Streets initiative in the Catskill and Hudson Valley regions.Last year, the Senator secured $40,000 for that purpose, along with an additional $50,000 to help the Catskill Center with initiatives relating to the Catskill Park's Centennial Celebration."The Catskill Center is doing great work with its Main Streets initiative across our region.

October 18, 2005
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Bonacic Receives Farm Bureau's "circle Of Friends" Award

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) has been once again named by the New York State Farm Bureau to be a member of the "Circle of Friends" for his support of farmers and their issues."Much of our region's economy is based on agriculture," stated Senator Bonacic. "I am honored by this recognition."The Farm Bureau gave Senator Bonacic the "Circle of Friends" award based on his consistent support of issues of importance to New York State's agriculture industry.

October 18, 2005
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Bonacic Secures State Aid For River Corridor

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) today said that $125,000 in State funding will be directed to communities and organizations along the Route 97 corridor. $65,000 will be disbursed to the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway and $60,000 will be directed to the Upper Delaware Council. All of the funding will be used to support ongoing efforts to enhance the Route 97 corridor communities and promote tourism in the region."I have made supporting the communities along the Route 97 corridor a priority," stated Senator Bonacic.

October 3, 2005
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Bonacic Announces Aid To Village Of Monticello

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that the Village of Monticello will receive $400,000 in funding for its successful Downtown Commercial Building Improvement Program."I am pleased to announce this State aid," stated Senator Bonacic.

September 30, 2005
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Bonacic Announces Aid To Delaware County

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that the Town of Masonville and the Village of Deposit will receive $800,000 in funding for much-needed water treatment and community revitalization projects."I am pleased to announce this State aid," stated Senator Bonacic. "State support for revitalization and water treatment projects to our localities is vital to the health and well-being of all of our residents."Senator Bonacic said that the Small Cities grant in the amount of $400,000 to the Town of Masonville will be used to rehabilitate 19 structures.

September 27, 2005
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