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Senator Bonacic Attends Relay for Life in Sullivan County

Senator Bonacic visited the Sullivan County Relay for Life event, held on June 7, 2014, and sponsored by Crystal Run Healthcare.  This event honors cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost, and raises funds and awareness to fight back against cancer. 

With the Senator is (l) Mary DeFreitas, Chief Human Resources Officer for Crystal Run; and (r) Joan Patterson, RN, Director of Nursing/Rock Hill.  Deb Polin, one of the Relay for Life Team Captains is at the far right.

 

 

June 9, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Civilian Emergency Preparedness Training in Sullivan County

Senator Bonacic with Captain Castillo of the NY National Guard and two members of the military at the recent Civilian Emergency Preparednes Training Program at SUNY Sullivan.  Captain Castillo led the program which provided first aid packages to every registered participant.

June 9, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Speaks at Civilian Emergency Preparedness Training Class at SUNY Sullivan - June 7, 2014

Senator Bonacic spoke at the Civilian Emergency Preparedness Training class held at SUNY Sullivan on June 7, 2014.  The program, led by Captain Castillo of the NY National Guard, provided the attendees with the tools, information, and resources needed to prepare for an emergency. 

 

June 9, 2014
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Helping Our Heroes: New Law Assists Service Disabled Vets

As your Senator, I have always worked together in a bipartisan way to provide support for New York State's courageous veterans.   That's why I am pleased to report that an important new proposal to help New York’s Service Disabled Veterans pursue successful new business ventures has just been signed into law. Modeled after a highly successful federal initiative, New York’s new law will establish a new contract preference “set-aside” for service disabled veterans.

June 5, 2014
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SENATE’S JOINT TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION RELEASES REPORT AND LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

The New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction today released a report summarizing the findings of statewide forums held to examine the issues surrounding the increase in drug abuse, addiction and drug related crimes in New York. The report includes a comprehensive package of bills recommended for action this legislative session that target prevention, treatment, and enforcement issues raised during extensive testimony provided by dozens of experts, parents, and concerned New Yorkers.  

June 5, 2014
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SENATE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATES 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY INVASION Resolution Accompanied By Historical Exhibits; Passage of Veterans Legislation

The New York State Senate today honored World War II veterans today by adopting  a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II; as well as passing a package of legislation to benefit veterans, and men and women in active military duty.

June 5, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Invites Residents and Families to the Citizen Preparedness Training Program at SUNY Sullivan

Senator Bonacic invites residents and families to learn preparedness training in the event of a natural or man-made disaster at the Citizen Preparedness Training Program to be held on Saturday, June 7 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at SUNY Sullivan, Grossinger Dining Room, Statler Hall, 112 College Road, Loch Sheldrake, NY. 

June 4, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends the Hoboken Film Festival at Middletown's Paramount Theatre

Senator Bonacic attended Middletown’s Paramount Theatre for the Hoboken International Film Festival (HIFF).  Here is the Senator with Kenneth Del Vecchio, the founder of HIFF, a member of the Film Festival Jury, and the producer of one of the films of the festival.  This festival is one of the ten biggest film events in the world. 

 

June 2, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Congratulates Gerald and Rosemary Skoda, Long Time Sullivan County Volunteers

Senator Bonacic and his wife, Pat Bonacic, congratulate Gerald and Rosemary Skoda at a brunch to honor their long time service to charitable organizations in Sullivan County.  Senator Bonacic presented the Skodas with a New York State Senate Resolution at the event.

June 2, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Congratulates Retiring Mount Hope Police Officer, Norman J. Mann

Senator Bonacic attended the breakfast for retiring Mount Hope Police Officer Norman J. Mann and expressed his appreciation for his over 36 years of service to the Mount Hope community.   With the Senator is Chief of Police Paul J. Rickard (l), and Police Officer Mann.

 

May 30, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents NYS Senate Certificates to the 2014 Orange County Youth Bureau Award Honorees

Senator Bonacic spoke at the 2014 Orange County Youth Bureau Annual Awards Luncheon on May 30, 2014 and presented New York State Senate certificates to the honorees who have a positive influence on the communities throughout Orange County.

May 30, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents Liberty Medal to the Family of Fallen Soldier, Lance Cpl. Scott A. Lynch

Senator Bonacic was a guest speaker a Memorial Day Service at American Legion Post #1443, Greenwood Lake, which honored LCPL Scott A. Lynch, killed in Afghanistan in October of 2010. The Senator presented the Lynch family with a New York State Senate Resolution, and a Liberty Medal, posthumously.

 

May 28, 2014
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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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