Albany, NY – Hailing it as “major progress in the fight for freedom,” Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon), Chair of the Senate’s Local Government Committee, today announced the passage of Senate Bill S.5837, a comprehensive measure that would make important reforms to the unconstitutional SAFE Act. The measure would restore the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding New Yorkers if the State Assembly follows the Senate’s lead and passes the common sense reforms.
Stephen Dennis enlisted in the Navy at the age of 19, four days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He arrived in the Hawaiian Islands just four months later. Assigned to the USS Atlanta, he soon saw action at Coral Sea. On June 4, 1942, the Atlanta was in the decisive Battle of Midway Island. On November 13, the Atlanta was the lead American ship at Iron Bottom Sound on Guadalcanal, taking a direct hit from a torpedo and being hammered by 49 shells. Eight hours later, having lost one hundred seventy-two men with 79 more wounded, the Atlanta went down. Steve and the rest of the surviving sailors were evacuated from the stricken vessel.
Catherine A. Allain, Ph.D. Edu. serves as the Principal of the Berlin Central High School. Her dedication to young people is legendary – she demonstrates on a daily basis her concern for each and every student and shares her encouragement for their success.
Dear Students,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 43rd 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 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Morgan June2nd GradeTurnpike Elementary
This year’s Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Albany is planned for Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just before the Memorial Day weekend observances. Senator Marchione is accepting nominations for this year’s inductee until Friday, April 17, 2015.
State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon), Chair of the Senate’s Local Government Committee, announced passage of her legislative resolution recognizing March 21, 2015, as “Down Syndrome Awareness Day” for New York State. Senator Marchione’s resolution was passed unanimously during yesterday’s Senate Session and was opened up to all of her colleagues for co-sponsorship. Senator Marchione also spoke on her resolution during today’s Session.
“Down Syndrome is more than just an issue for me; it’s personal. My great-nephew, Nathan, has Down Syndrome. He is a wonderful, incredible boy and one of the bright, shining lights of our family’s life. It is in Nathan’s name that I am proud to sponsor this resolution and promote this important cause,” Senator Marchione said.
I am pleased to announce the 2015 Golden Apple Teacher of Excellence Award. I will be recognizing some of our best teachers from across the 43rd Senate District, which includes Columbia County and portions of Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington Counties.
Students, parents and educators are all invited to nominate a teacher for recognition this year.
Please fill out the nomination form below. Include as much information as you can about the teacher you are nominating before Friday April 3, 2015.