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At the Opening of the New York State Police (Troop F) Barracks in Greenville, Orange County, October 25, 2014

Senator Bonacic attended the opening of the New York State Police Barracks in Greenville on Saturday, October 25, 2014.  This event provided an opportunity to visit and tour the new building.  The State Police will cover the of Towns of Minisink, Greenville, Wawayanda and Deerpark which paid for the building’s construction, and which will pay for its annual maintenance.

October 27, 2014
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At the Orange County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting and Awards Event - October 24, 2014

Senator Bonacic attended the Orange County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting and Awards event at Anthony's Pier 9 on Thursday, October 24, 2014.  "The Orange County Chamber does an outstanding job of promoting big and small businesses, as well as providing networking opportunities and educational seminars, and I was pleased to honor the many businesses that were recognized this year," said the Senator.  (With Carol Davino, and Chamber President, Lynn Cione)

October 24, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Town of Rosendale

Monies to go towards the move of the Town Hall offices to the Rondout Municipal Center

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Rosendale has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

October 24, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for Repairs to Goshen's Historic Village Hall

Monies to go towards the repair of exterior sections of Goshen’s Village Hall  

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Village of Goshen has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

October 23, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for Youngsville Fire District

Monies to go towards the construction of an elevator for public access to second floor

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Youngsville Fire District has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

October 21, 2014
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Town of Mamakating to Receive $100,000 Grant for Town Hall Improvements

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Mamakating has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

October 15, 2014
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Breakfast with American Legion Post 151, Wawayanda

Senator Bonacic and his wife, Pat, attended the pancake breakfast hosted by the American Legion Post 151 in Wawayanda recently.  This event benefits  the local Vietnam Vets, and here is the Senator with some of the Veteran chefs who cooked up a great meal.     

October 14, 2014
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$50,000 Grant Secured for the Town of Goshen

Monies to go towards the renovation and restoration of Town Hall cupola 

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the Town of Goshen has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

October 14, 2014
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At Warwick's Masker Orchards

Senator Bonacic and his wife, Pat, recently visited and picked apples at Warwick's Masker Orchards. The orchard was just coming off a very successful AppleFest, and the staff is preparing for the big Columbus Day weekend. Here is the Senator, Pat, and Victor Ludmerer, AKA, "Apple Jack."

October 10, 2014
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$50,000 Grant for Port Jervis for Youth and Community Center

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the City of Port Jervis has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

The funding will go towards the creation of a multi-functional youth and community center at Church Street Park which will include a two-story building with gym, recreation room, study rooms, computer stations, and kitchen.   

October 9, 2014
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$100,000 Grant Secured for The City of Middletown

Monies to go towards creating additional public parking in business district

Senator John Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) announces that the City of Middletown has been awarded $100,000 in funding from the State & Municipal Facilities Capital Program.

October 9, 2014
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Senator Bonacic urges women to get a mammogram during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early detection is crucial for overcoming breast cancer

Senator John Bonacic would like to remind women that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to take the steps necessary for early detection, and screening. He joins with the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in their October Campaign to urge women to get mammograms.

October 6, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces New Tax Relief Measures

With so many hardworking families having a challenging time making ends meet, I have consistently made family tax relief one of my top priorities. 

That is why I am pleased to inform you about some of the new tax relief measures I’ve championed that will soon be helping local families throughout our region. $350 Family Tax Relief Checks In the coming weeks, thousands of local families with children will begin receiving a $350 check in the mail. These family tax relief checks, which are designed to help families cope with the rising cost of raising a child, will provide more than $400 million in direct tax relief to hard working New York families.

October 6, 2014
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Discussing the Hudson Valley housing market with representatives from the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors in Goshen

Senator Bonacic visited the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors in Goshen on Friday, October 3, to discuss the Hudson Valley housing market, and issues and concerns of interest to real estate professionals. (From l to r: Christopher McKniff, Esq. Gov't Affairs Director/Hudson Gateway; Katheryn De Clerck, Associate Broker/Rand Realty; Ron Garafalo, Branch Manager/Rand Realty; and from Hudson Gateway, CEO Richard Haggerty, and COO, Ann Gardi.)

October 3, 2014
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Downtown Port Jervis to get another historic building renovated

Senator Bonacic  joined with Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker (far right) and The Ruby Group on Thursday, October 2 to announce the renovation of  a 1910-era building at 29-31 Front Street to create new commercial space on the first floor, and six apartments on the upper two floors.  The Ruby Group has already successfully completed a distressed building renovation at 19-23 Front Street. 

October 3, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Speaks at Groundbreaking for New Science Building at SUNY New Paltz

Senator Bonacic spoke at the groundbreaking of a new, two-story, 48 million dollar science building on the campus of SUNY New Paltz on Friday, September 29, 2014. This 77,000 square foot facility will house a variety of science departments including the physics, geography and computer science offices. It features state of the art labs and classrooms, and will address the space shortage that has arisen due to the growth in the college’s STEM majors (science, technology, engineering and math.)   "I was pleased to be able to help the SUNY New Paltz obtain this funding to create this very impressive addition to the college," said Senator Bonacic, "SUNY New Paltz is truly a jewel in the SUNY system, and this new building will make the college even more attractive for students."

September 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic At SUNY New Paltz: School wins $10 million dollar grant to expand mechanical engineering programs

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Senator Bonacic spoke at a press conference hosted by Governor Cuomo to announce that the SUNY New Paltz had won a $10 million dollar grant to expand its mechanical engineering program through the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program.  "SUNY New Paltz has earned national recognition for its return on investment," said the Senator, "I cannot think of any other educational institution in the Hudson Valley better positioned for this high-tech initiative.  This investment is m

September 17, 2014
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The Groundbreaking for the new Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, Monticello

Senator Bonacic attended the ground-breaking to kick off the construction of the expanded Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library on Monday, September 15, 2014.

September 15, 2014
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Senator John Bonacic Secures State Funding for SUNY New Paltz: Funds will support growing 3D Printing Initiative that benefits the College and Hudson Valley Region

Senator John Bonacic announces that SUNY New Paltz is the recipient of $850,000 dollars in capital funding for a new 3D Printing Laboratory at the College. Since launching its groundbreaking 3D Printing Initiative just over a year ago, SUNY New Paltz has added state-of-the-art 3D printing equipment, forged public-private partnerships with industry leaders, has received great interest from students and faculty, and continues to fulfill project requests from regional businesses. 

September 4, 2014
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