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Senator Bonacic Congratulates Walter Kittle, 2014 NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame Inductee

Senator Bonacic congratulates Walter Kittle on his induction into the NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame at a ceremony recently held in Albany. Kittle served in the Navy, Army National Guard and Air National Guard and volunteered for tours in Iraq and Afghanistan before retiring in 2013 from 30 plus years in military service. Here, Kittle is being awarded a NYS Certificate of Recognition by the Senator.  

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May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Provides Update on Heroin & Opioid Addiction Task Force Progress

Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction plans legislation on or before June 1 

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic with former FDNY Division Chief, James Martin, at the NYS Emergency Medical Services Memorial

Senator Bonacic with James Martin, former Division Chief of the Fire Department of New York, in Albany for the NYS Emergency Medical Services Memorial held on May 20, 2014 at Empire State Plaza. This event recognized 12 fallen FDNY emergency medical service providers whose names were added to the Tree of Life Memorial, bringing the total to 56.  

May 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Meets with Compassionate Care Advocates

Senator Bonacic met with constituents (l to r) Jessica Koock, Cindy Tangney and Eileen Konieczny recently at the District Office to discuss the Compassionate Care Act (SB4406) which would legalize marijuana for a certified medical use, and could only be administered by a certified patient or designated caregiver.  The Senator advised them that he would support the bill if it came to the Senate floor. 

May 20, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Heroin & Opioid Addiction Task Force Forum in Newburgh

Senator Bonacic attended and spoke at the Heroin & Opioid Addiction Forum hosted by Senator Larkin which was held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center last week.  Representatives from law enforcement; health, treatment and recovery centers; as well as local elected officials met to discuss this alarming epidemic. Their comments will aid the State Senate Task Force to create appropriate legislation.  Here is the Senator with (l to r) Senator Phil Boyle, Chairman; Senator William Larkin, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, District Attorney David Hoovler; representative from Sean Patrick Maloney's office; Darcie Miller from the Orange County Office of Mental Health; and Rob Ross CEO of St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital.

May 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Discussed The Heroin & Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Senator Bonacic discusses the recent forum he hosted in Sullivan County, and the helpful information provided by panelists and audience members

 

 

May 16, 2014
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Senator Bonacic with 2014 Woman of Distinction honoree, Barbara Sush and her husband, Richard Sush

Barbara Sush was honored as a New York Senate 2014 Woman of Distinction reception held in Albany on May 13. Sush a retired schoolteacher from Sullivan County, is a leader in numerous organizations and as a Master Gardener, has worked on various beautification projects throughout Sullivan County.  Here is the Senator with Barbara and her husband, Richard.

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May 16, 2014
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May 14, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $100,000 Grant for the Town of Mount Hope

Senator John Bonacic announces that the Town of Mount Hope has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

“The funding was able to be secured as a result of the strong advocacy by County Legislators, Melissa Bonacic and Dennis Simmons, along with the leadership of Town Supervisor, Chad Volpe,” said Senator Bonacic.

May 13, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Hosts NYS Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on May 9

Senator Bonacic hosted a Senate Task Force Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction on May 9.  The Senator thanks the distinguished panelists: District Attorney, James Farrell, Sheriff Michael Schiff; Joseph Todora from SC Community Services; Public Health Director, Nancy McGraw; Dr.

May 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Warwick Veteran, Walter Kittle, To Be Inducted Into Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

State Senator John Bonacic proudly announces that Warwick resident, Walter Kittle, will be inducted into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of  Fame.  

May 9, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Meets with West Point Cadet and Tri-Valley Central School Graduate on West Point Day

Senator Bonacic met with West Point Cadet, Christopher Whipple, a graduate from Neversink's Tri-Valley Central School during West Point Day at the State Capitol.  Cadet Whipple was with the West Point delegation visiting for the occasion.

May 8, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents NYS Senate Proclamation to West Point Representatives: West Point Day, April 30

Senator Bonacic and Senator Larkin met with representatives from West Point to present a Senate Proclamation recognizing West Point Day on April 30, 2014.  Here is the Senator with (l to r) Senator William Larkin; Colonel Ed Naessens (West Point Representative); First Captain Lindsey Danilack; and Major Henry Soussan (Jewish Chaplain, West Point). 

May 7, 2014
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Senator Bonacic to Host NYS Senate Task Force Forum on Heroin & Opioid Addiction, May 9, 2014 at Sullivan Gov't Center

Senator Bonacic To Host NYS Senate Task Force Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction 

Representatives from local law enforcement, health, and

May 7, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Lumberland

Senator John Bonacic announces that the Town of Lumberland has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

The funding will go towards repairing deteriorating sidewalks and fence railings around the Thomas F. Hill Municipal building, creating a safer path for residents and workers.

May 2, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents NYS Senate Certificate of Merit to Chief Tim Vogler, Liberty Fire Department

Senator John  Bonacic congratulated Chief Tim Vogler with a NYS Senate Certificate of Merit for his six years of service as an Assistant Chief, and then Chief of the Department.  Chief Vogler is currently a Sergeant with the Liberty Police Department.

May 2, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Denning

Senator John J. Bonacic announces that the Town of Denning has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

The monies will be used to make necessary upgrades and repairs to the Town’s Highway Garage, including a new roof, replacing damaged ceiling panels, and installing cost-cutting insulation to windows. 

May 1, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents NYS Senate Resolution to Outgoing Fire Chief Ralph Brooks of Eagle Valley Fire Company #3

Senator Bonacic presented a New York State Senate Proclamation to outgoing Fire Chief of Eagle Valley Company #3 Ralph Brooks for his many years of service to the community.  Here is the Senator with Chief Brooks (r) and incoming Fire Chief Stefan Christian (l)

 

 

 

April 30, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Village of Liberty

Senator John J. Bonacic announces that the Village of Liberty has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

The grant will provide for necessary upgrades to assist Village officials in the event of a public emergency, including a backup generator for Village Hall, emergency supplies, and mobile light towers at critical Village intersections in the event of a power outage.

April 30, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents NYS Senate Resolutions to New Eagle Scouts in Warwick

Senator Bonacic presented New York State Senate Resolutions to these five new Eagle Scouts at ceremonies held in Warwick, NY. The Eagle Scouts are Kyle Sarbak, Eric and Luke Segota, Tom Van Duynhoven, and Logan Vero of Boy Scout Troop #45. 

April 30, 2014
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