Michael F. Nozzolio's News items

Senator Nozzolio Announces Improvements At Casey Park In Auburn

Auburn— Stressing the importance of providing recreational opportunities for Auburn’s youths and residents, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced a list of improvements to be made at Casey Park. The improvements will be paid for through a $200,000 state grant that Senator Nozzolio secured for the City of Auburn in March.Senator Nozzolio delivered the funding in March to reline Casey Park pool, allowing the pool to re-open for the summer.

August 30, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Speaks At Veterans Memorial

Sodus - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the Sodus Veterans Memorial dedication where he recognized the sacrifices, commitment and service of our local veterans. Pictured with Senator Nozzolio are representatives of the American Legion including Michael Hannan, Wayne County American Legion Aide; Harry Pickard, past Wayne County Commander; Ernie Piekunka, Post 910 Commander; Harold Lebbert, Judge Advocate; Richard Wigle, 1st Vice Commander; Louis LeRoy, Sergeant at Arms and Leo Fletcher, Adjutant.

August 28, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Visits Wayne County Fair

Wayne County – Senator Nozzolio recently visited the Wayne County Fair where he met with members of the Wayne County Fair Court. Pictured with Senator Nozzolio are Pam Ferante, Wayne County Fair Director; Dave McGuire, Vice-President; Senator Nozzolio; James Hoffman, Supervisor Town of Williamson; Katrina Fedczuk, 2007 Wayne County Fair Princess; Heather Mackey, 2007 Wayne County Fair Queen; Kelly Matava, Leah Paschke, Seana Sharpstene, Heather Perez, Stephanie Pealo, Jade Roegiers, and Kristin Hance all members of the court.

August 24, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Delivers $50,000 For Village Of Palmyra

Palmyra— State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today that he has secured $50,000 in state funding for the Village of Palmyra to build a boat launch on the Canal. The funding that was announced today is in addition to a $20,000 state grant that Senator Nozzolio secured last year that allowed the Village to create a comprehensive plan for developing their waterfront. "I'm very pleased that I was able to deliver this critical state funding and continue my commitment to the development of Palmyra’s waterfront," said Senator Nozzolio.

August 21, 2007
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Nozzolio Announces $20,000 Grant For Village Of Port Byron

Auburn—State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that the Village of Port Byron is the recipient of a $20,000 grant to help facilitate several energy-efficiency projects at the Municipal Building, the Department of Public Works, the Fire House and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. “All of the buildings and plants will undergo retrofitted lighting improvements that will save the Village 25 percent a year in electric bills,” Senator Nozzolio said.

August 21, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Announces $400,000 For Local Downtown Revitalization Programs

Albany— Citing the importance of downtown revitalization efforts, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio has announced the Geneva and Williamson Business Improvement Districts will both receive a $200,000.00 grant through the New York Main Street Program. The funding will be used for façade renovation, interior building renovations, and streetscape improvements in their downtown areas.

August 10, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Achieves State Approval To Provide Funding To Rebuild Haiti Island Bridge

Mentz – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today that he has identified state funding to construct a new permanent bridge for residents of Haiti Island in the town of Mentz. The funding will come from a previously approved capital transportation fund. At the end of July, a significant portion of the original Haiti Island Bridge collapsed and fell into the Seneca River. That collapse prompted the immediate closure of the bridge and as a result, all vehicle traffic has been suspended.

August 7, 2007
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Nozzolio Calls For Governor To Declare State Of Emergency In Haiti Island

Mentz – After meeting with the residents of Haiti Island, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is calling for Governor Spitzer to declare a state of emergency in the Town of Mentz. By designating the area in a state of emergency, the Governor would be able to release extensive state funding and assistance for the residents of Haiti Island.“The residents of Haiti Island are in a state of emergency,” said Senator Nozzolio. “While meeting with the residents, I was able to observe the conditions that they are being forced to live under.

August 7, 2007
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Nozzolio Bill Signed Into Law Prohibits For-profit Prisons In New York

Albany— Continuing his efforts to ensure the continued, safe operation of New York's correctional facilities, State Senator Michael Nozzolio, Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, today announced that legislation (S. 4118) he sponsored to prohibit the private operation of New York's correctional facilities has been signed into New York State law. "Public safety should never be linked to private-sector profit motives.

August 1, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Announces New Rochester Bioenterprise Center

Rochester - Senator Michael Nozzolio and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) today announced the dedication of a new facility that will support the development of early stage biotechnology and life science companies. The facility, titled the Rochester BioEnterprise Center, will play an important role in regional economic growth."The Rochester BioEnterprise Center is an excellent example of New York State's continued investment in supporting cutting edge research that will lead to new technologies and industries," said Senator Nozzolio.

July 30, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Announces $238,000 In State Aid To Help Restore Stone Schoolhouse At Union Springs High School

Union Springs- State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that $237,958.00 in State aid will be made available to the Union Springs school district to help renovate the historic Stone Schoolhouse on the Junior/Senior High School campus. The project would be subject to voter approval.

July 19, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Fights For Property Tax Relief

Albany - In an effort to provide additional property tax relief for senior citizens, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio and his colleagues in the State Senate have passed legislation (S.6417) to double the size of direct property tax rebate checks for senior citizen homeowners this year, returning about $200 million to New York’s senior citizens. In addition, the legislation would eliminate, starting next year, the means test that requires homeowners to apply for the rebate this year.

July 18, 2007
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“Senator Mike Nozzolio Day” With The Webster Yankees To Be Held This Sunday

Webster– State Senator Michael Nozzolio will be hosting a day of baseball with the Webster Yankees this Sunday, July 22nd at the Webster Thomas High School Baseball Field. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm when the Yankees take on the Niagara Falls Power.

Free tickets will be available at the game and the public is encouraged to attend. Due to limited bleacher seating, all those attending the game are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Webster Thomas High School is located at 800 Five Mile Line Road.

July 13, 2007
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Join The Fight! Register Your Support For Protecting Owasco Lake

Albany – Continuing his aggressive efforts to preserve and protect the water quality of Owasco Lake, State Senator Michael Nozzolio haslaunched an online petition drive to allow New Yorkers to register their opposition to the recent decision by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to allow the Village of Groton to increase the amount of phosphorous discharged into Owasco Lake.

July 6, 2007
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Nozzolio: Lake Steward Is A Reality

Auburn – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today delivered a $60,000 state grant to fund the position of a lake steward to help oversee the protection of Owasco Lake. Senator Nozzolio was joined by officials from the City of Auburn and Cayuga County to make the announcement at a community meeting held at Emerson Park pavilion.“The creation of a lake steward is a significant piece of our on-going efforts to clean-up Owasco Lake,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 30, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Honored By Audubon New York

Savannah— With the opening of the Montezuma Audubon Center to the public on May 5th, visitors have continued to flock to the new Center to learn about and experience this amazing wetlands complex. To celebrate the opening, and all the hard work of individuals that made the vision of the center a reality, Audubon New York honored State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio during its third annual Montezuma Audubon Center Reception at the Sherwood Inn.

June 29, 2007
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Nozzolio To Host Community Meeting On Protection Of Owasco Lake

Auburn – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he will be providing an update to local residents on Owasco Lake at a Community Meeting on Wednesday, June 27th.

June 20, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Named To The Cornell University Council

Ithaca—In recognition of his dedication and commitment to Cornell University, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio has been named to the Cornell University Council for a four-year term beginning July 1st, 2007.

June 19, 2007
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Audubon New York To Honor Senator Nozzolio

Albany— State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio will be honored by Audubon New York at an upcoming ceremony in recognition of his commitment and leadership in the development of the Montezuma Audubon Center. Senator Nozzolio will receive the award and speak at the Audubon New York event, to be held at the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles on June 27th at 5:30pm.“It is an honor to be recognized by Audubon New York with this prestigious award,” said Senator Nozzolio.

June 18, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Welcomes Hillside Children’s Center

Romulus—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he will be joined on Friday by the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, members of the Town Boards from Varick and Romulus, and members of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency to welcome Hillside Children’s Center to Seneca County.

June 13, 2007
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