Victor – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today called on officials at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to thoroughly investigate the site of a dumping ground discovered at Ganondagan State Historic Site to determine if it is contributing to the contamination issues in the Town of Victor.
Auburn – In honor of a great American heroine, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that a resolution recognizing March 10 as “Harriet Tubman Day” in New York was approved by the State Senate. Harriet Tubman is the first individual women to ever be recognized with this distinction.
This pastMemorial Day weekend, Senator Nozzolio met with veterans and spoke at ceremonies around his Senate district in honor of our nation's greatest heroes.After marching and speaking at Webster’s Annual Memorial Day celebration, Senator Nozzolio met with local veterans.Pictured from left to right are American Legion Commander Don Linborg, Sgt. Charles Klauck, Senator Nozzolio, VFW Commander Martin Cocca and Sons of the American Legion Commander Richard Hogestyn.
Albany – Nominated by State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio for her extraordinary contributions to her community and the State of New York, Jane Shaffer of Waterloo was chosen to be recognized among the outstanding women across New York State at the 2007 "Women of Distinction" ceremony held today in Albany. The program is sponsored by the New York State Senate.“It is an honor to recognize and pay tribute to Jane Shaffer,” Senator Nozzolio said. “Jane has dedicated her life to serving others and has been a true leader in honoring America’s veterans.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today called for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to wholeheartedly reject weakening the current restrictions on the amount of phosphorous the Village of Groton can discharge into Owasco Lake. Senator Nozzolio stated his firm opposition to the proposal in a letter to DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis.“Allowing increased amounts of phosphorous into Owasco Lake would absolutely halt the progress that has been made this year to clean up the lake,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Geneva- Continuing his aggressive efforts to strengthen victim services and combat domestic violence, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today joined local law enforcement officials and domestic violence service providers at a news conference at the Public Safety Building in Geneva to announce that he has secured a $50,000 state grant to assist with domestic violence prevention in the Finger Lakes region.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that legislation he sponsored to designate sweet corn as the official State vegetable has been adopted by the State Senate. The legislation was drafted and sponsored by Senator Nozzolio as part of a school project by students at Dana L. West High School in Port Byron.
Albany - State Senator Michael Nozzolio has announced that the New York Senate has approved legislation he is sponsoring that would transfer land at the former Sampson Naval and Air Force Base to Seneca County. The land has been designated as the location of a world class Veterans Cemetery. Hundreds of thousands of brave men and women began their military service at the former Sampson Base during World War II. “The Senate's approval of this legislation is a major step forward in making the dream of the Veterans Cemetery a reality,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio and his Senate colleagues have unveiled the Upstate Now agenda, a comprehensive job creation and economic growth plan to transform and revitalize the upstate economy, generate billions of dollars in new investment, and create thousands of new jobs for New Yorkers. The comprehensive plan would invest a total of more than $3.7 billion into economic development initiatives over the next three years, including new tax relief and incentives, new and existing capital investments and private sector matching funds.
Albany- In observance of National Police Week, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that legislation that he is sponsoring that would establish the death penalty for criminals who kill police officers was adopted by the New York State Senate.“Police officers all across this state put their lives on the line every day to protect the people of New York,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Albany— New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that he has received thousands of cards from residents in his Senate district supporting his efforts to bring the New York State Food Laboratory to Geneva. Senator Nozzolio delivered the cards to Governor Eliot Spitzer today to show the overwhelming support that the project has in Geneva and the entire Finger Lakes region. “The support that I have received in working to bring the State Food Laboratory to Geneva has been overwhelming,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Phelps—State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to reduce the speed limit in front of Midlakes High School, on Route 488. Senator Nozzolio requested the State DOT lower the speed limit after a car accident claimed the life of a student at the school.
Macedon- Senator Nozzolio today announced that Pliant Corporation, a manufacturer of plastic film, will invest $6 million in facility improvements, machinery upgrades and product line expansions at its Macedon (Wayne County) location. Pliant Macedon will retain its existing 461 jobs and add 55 more by year end. The Wayne County facility, one of 26 plants Pliant owns worldwide, manufactures printed packaging for food, personal care and medical markets.
Savannah-- State Senator Michael Nozzolio has announced that the Montezuma Audubon Center has opened its doors to the public, providing visitors with an exciting opportunity to learn about and experience the most magnificent freshwater wetlands complex in the northeast. The new Center features amazing exhibits highlighting the remarkable biodiversity found throughout the area. Senator Nozzolio was joined by representatives from Audubon New York and local officials at the long awaited grand opening ceremony.
Albany – As the State Senate prepares to approve legislation to reinstate New York State’s death penalty, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today launched an online petition to allow New Yorkers to register their support for reinstating the death penalty to punish cop killers.
Albany— With the shooting of four law enforcement officials in New York in the last two weeks, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today called for the adoption of legislation that is he is co-sponsoring that would enact the death penalty for people who kill police officers.In the last two weeks, Utica police officer Thomas Lindsey was shot and killed during a traffic stop and three State troopers were also shot.“Our State government needs to do everything possible to reinstate the death penalty to protect law enforcement officers and bring the ultimate puni
Albany—Senator Michael Nozzolio today named Robert Greco Jr., a student at Geneva High School, as a recipient of the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award. The prestigious award recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal physical challenges and honors their accomplishments on behalf of the community.
Citing the importance of assisting local fire departments in their efforts to protect the community, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $50,000 in State grants for area fire departments- $15,000 for the Varick Fire Department, $20,000 for the Marbletown Volunteer Fire Department in Lyons, and $15,000 for the Wallington Fire Department in Sodus. “Our brave firefighters represent the very best of our communities and the very best of New York State,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Albany-- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today reminded area dairy farmers that the deadline for applying for assistance through New York’s newly enacted Dairy Investment Act is Friday, April 27, 2007. Applications are being mailed to producers statewide, but Senator Nozzolio stressed that anyone who hasn’t received one should immediately contact their local county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office or the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets toll-free at 1-800-554-4501.