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New York State Senate Commemorates Hamilton College Bicentennial

"This week, I was proud to have sponsored into the legislative record of New York State, a resolution recognizing the bicentennial celebration of Hamilton College, one of nation's oldest and finest bastions of higher education.  The college can point to numerous notable graduates who have been influential in many walks of life, be it here in the region,  in the state, in the country and internationally.  I'm pleased that I could join  President Joan Hinde Stewart, the staff, students, alums and supporters of Hamilton College in sharing tremendous pride in commemoration of this event."

May 24, 2012
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Marolyn Wilson Honored by New York State Senate

Griffo Honors Marolyn P. Wilson as 2012 Woman of Distinction

May 21, 2012
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Griffo Points to Senate Passage of Act to Help New Yorkers with Disabilities

Griffo Says Senate Act Could Help Over One Million New Yorkers With Disabilties

May 18, 2012
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John Ringlehan

Originally from Campbell Hall, Orange County, John Ringlehan has called Rome, New York, home for most of this life.

Deployed to the European Theatre, John served in the United States Army Air Corps, and was part of a crew that flew a B-24 Liberator out of Cerignola, Italy as part of the 451st Bomb Group of the 744th Squadron. John’s crew flew 19 combat missions with 26 sorties. On July 28, 1944, John and his crew were shot down. He and the survivors were held as POWs in a camp in Bucharest, Romania for nearly two months.

May 18, 2012
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Griffo Unveils Senate's Plan to Make College Affordable for NY Students

Griffo Proposes College Affordability PlanMaking College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through:Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

May 15, 2012
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Marolyn Piersma Wilson

To Marolyn Piersma Wilson, the sky’s no limit for this Mohawk Valley community leader. Having flown since she was 10, Ms. Wilson is an accomplished pilot who has competed in and won cross-country and transcontinental air races for over 30 years. She enjoyed the competition so much, she became the president and race director of the Air Race Classic, Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes general aviation and honors the tradition of pioneering women in aviation.

May 15, 2012
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Griffo Says State Senate Continues Fight to Ban Designer Drugs

Griffo: Senate Action Continues Efforts To Ban Harmful Drugs

May 3, 2012
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Griffo and Brindisi Announce Scholarship Opportunities

Griffo and Brindisi Announce Scholarship Opportunities

(Utica) – State Senator Joseph A. Griffo and Assemblymember Anthony J. Brindisi announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is again accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships to be awarded June 4th  at their Annual Legislative Conference Day  in Albany.

May 1, 2012
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Griffo Says Senate Hearing Will Focus on Rise of Animal Abuse

Griffo Announces Senate Hearing to Get Tough on Most Serious Animal Abuse Cases

April 30, 2012
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Griffo Announces Senate Action to Ban Synthetic Marijuana

Senate Passes Bill to Criminalize Synthetic Marijuana

April 30, 2012
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Griffo Says New Power Initiative Will Create and Keep Jobs

Governor Cuomo and Senator GriffoAnnounce First Round of Power Allocations for RECHARGE New York ProgramLow Cost Power Will Help Create and Retain Thousands of Jobs Across the State

April 26, 2012
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Earth Day 2012 Poster Contest: District 47

Dear Participants,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.   This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 47th Senatorial District.

Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.

I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Adrianna Brodruk

Grade: 5

April 26, 2012
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Griffo Presses for Police Officers Protection

Griffo Presses for Police Officers Protection

April 20, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Banks Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Banks Senator Joseph Griffo, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Room 611 LOB

May 23, 9:30 AM - 9:39 AM
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Lupardo & Griffo Promote Vision Rehabilitation Bill

Lupardo & Griffo promote vision rehabilitation billBill would require licensure of vision rehabilitation professionals

April 17, 2012
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Griffo Says that Sales Tax Relief Will Be Boon For Families

Griffo: New Yorkers to See Benefit at Cash Registers Tomorrow

March 31, 2012
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