Joseph A. Griffo's posts related to Recreation And Tourism

STATE OFFICIALS AGREE TO CHANGE NAME OF LEATHERSTOCKING REGION

(Utica) - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R/IP/C - Rome) and Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito (D-Rome) announced that New York State, for tourism purposes, will be officially retiring the designation “Central Leatherstocking Region” and renaming the seven county area as “Central New York”.

The formerly known “Central Leatherstocking Region” encompasses the seven upstate counties of Broome, Chenango, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie. 

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Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Hearing (clip)

A Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee hearing concerning the potential closure of parks.  This hearing took place on 4/8/10.

Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee Hearing

A Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation committee hearing concerning the potential closure of parks.  This hearing took place on 4/8/10.

GRIFFO URGES PARKS OFFICIALS: ‘GET CREATIVE’ TO AVERT CLOSINGS

(Albany) - State Senator Joseph A Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today called on parks officials to “get creative” in identifying ways to prevent closing parks and campgrounds just weeks before the start of the busy tourist and travel seasons.With the state budget nearly two weeks late, parks officials were again warning that they will close or severely cut back operations at 77 facilities across the state, including a large number in Central and Northern New York, even as they acknowledged the closings would have a serious impact on local economies.

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GRIFFO SAYS TAKE A LONG LOOK BEFORE LOOKING TO CLOSE PARKS

Senator Griffo’s Statement on Parks Budget Cut Proposal

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Griffo Says That Snow Job is Unacceptable

GRIFFO SAYS THAT SNOW JOB IS UNACCEPTABLE

State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-IP-C, Rome) today condemned the Governor’s Budget proposal to “sweep” $5 million dollars from the snowmobile trail development and maintenance fund into the general fund over the next several years. 

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Griffo and Magee to Push Racetrack Expansion Measures

Griffo and Magee to Push Measures to Expand Racetrack Operations in Upstate Counties

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Griffo Says New Yorkers Should Have Say In Legalizing Casinos

Griffo Says That Removing Gambling Barriers Should have NYers’ Approval

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UFC Applauds Senate Committee for Approving MMA Bill

UFC Applauds Senate Committee for Approving MMA BillEarly Reporting of Bill Will Help Bring Issue to the Fore

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Governor Approves Griffo-Brindisi Legislation for Snowmobiler Safety

Governor Approves Griffo-Brindisi Legislation for Snowmobiler Safety

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