Seneca Falls - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently had the honor to present William H. Casey of Ovid with his long overdue Purple Heart 65 years after he was wounded and taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge.
Pictured left to right are: Jon Gustafson, Bill Casey’s nephew; Senator Nozzolio; Bill Casey, and his wife Eleanore.
Geneva - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently honored two Hobart & William Smith athletic coaches for their records of achievement. Senator Nozzolio presented New York State Senate Resolutions to Pat Genovese of Geneva who was recently inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Sally Scatton of Trumansburg who will be inducted into the National Field Hockey Association Hall of Fame in January.
I am very gratified by the response to my annual Holiday Drive for the Troops which has been extended through December 15th. As soon as all the items are collected they will be mailed to our military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Contributions can be dropped off at: Senator Nozzolio’s District Office. 119 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, Assemblyman Gary Finch’s Office. 69 South Street, Auburn, Assemblyman Bob Oaks’ Office. 10 Leach Road, Lyons, Victor Town Supervisor's Office. 85 East Main Street, Victor, and Webster Town Supervisor's Office. 1000 Ridge Road, Webster.
Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio and Assemblyman Bob Oaks recently presented a special New York State Resolution honoring Jimmy Fabino in recognition of his service for the past 24 years as the Supervisor for the Town of Lyons and more than 50 years of distinguished public service. Senator Nozzolio also recognized Supervisor Fabino with a New York State flag that had been flown over the State Capitol in Albany.
Pictured left to right are: Senator Nozzolio, Supervisor Jimmy Fabino and Assemblyman Bob Oaks.
Rochester - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented Dave Herbst with a special Resolution enacted in the New York State Senate upon Dave’s designation as recipient of the Richard Warboys Special Humanitarian Award by the Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame. Dave’s lifelong connection to sports also includes ownership and management of the Geneva Red Wings.
Pictured left to right are: Senator Nozzolio, Dave Herbst and Tony Liccione, President, Rochester Boxing Hall of Fame.
Lodi - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently recognized Lodi Town Clerk Lois Jennings and Lodi Tax Collector, Marty David for their many years of public service to the Town of Lodi. Senator Nozzolio presented Lois with a special New York State Senate Resolution commemorating 48 years of dedicated service. Senator Nozzolio also presented a special New York State Senate Resolution to Marty David for his 14 years of dedicated service to the Town.
Pictured left to right are: Judy and Marty David, Senator Nozzolio, and Lois and George Jennings.
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak before the members of the Between the Lakes Friends of the NRA organization and to share my strong opposition to the increase in licensing fees that have been unfairly leveled against sportsmen in New York State.
Pictured in the front row: Barb Wells, Debbie Lincoln, Kathy Kline, Jay Rusnock, Steve Mead, Robin and Herb Farr, and Mary and Lee Davidson. Back row: Bob Spencer, Jim Mead, Joan Hendrix, Elaine Joseph, Karen Dix Jennings, Russell Wells and Senator Nozzolio.
Wolcott - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently recognized Huron Town Clerk Shirley Eygnor for over 20 years of public service to the Town of Huron. Senator Nozzolio presented Shirley with a special New York State Senate Resolution commemorating her 20 years of service to the residents in the Town of Huron.
Pictured left to right are: Senator Nozzolio, Shirley and Ron Eygnor, and Huron Supervisor Laurie Crane.
Victory - Red Creek’s American Legion Peterson-Hall Post #436 recently recognized Senator Mike Nozzolio for his efforts in sponsoring legislation to rename Route 38 as the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor". The Legion Post presented Senator Nozzolio with a Certificate of Appreciation during the Town of Victory’s Veteran's Day celebration.
Pictured left to right are: Assemblyman Bob Oaks, Dennis Hadcock, Senator Nozzolio and Lucille Craine, Supervisor for the Town of Victory.
Geneva - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with students from St. Francis-St. Stephen School during Geneva's annual ziti dinner. Profits from the dinner will help to sponsor the students' trip to Washington, D.C. later this year.
Pictured with Senator Nozzolio are Father Paul Tomasso, Erica Cooney-Connor, Cathy Caster, Terry Haskins and students from St. Francis-St. Stephen School who donated their time to make the evening a success.
Macedon - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented retiring Wayne County Sheriff, Dick Pisciotti with a special New York State Resolution honoring his 40 years of dedicated service to the people of Wayne County.
Pictured left to right are: Jim Hoffman, Williamson Town Supervisor; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Sheriff Dick Pisciotti, Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero; Assemblyman Bob Oaks; and James Hurley, former Wayne County Sheriff.
Contributing to public service, and providing special attention to those who serve in our military are two issues I value highly. Webster Montessori students continue to impress me by selflessly donating their Halloween candy to our troops serving overseas. As in years past, I am pleased to once again assist them in their benevolence by providing the funds to ship the candy to those men and women in our armed forces.
Union Springs - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently joined members of the Union Springs community to celebrate the official opening of the newly restored Stone Schoolhouse. Senator Nozzolio was instrumental in securing the New York State funding needed to refurbish the building which was on the verge of demolition. The building now houses a video production studio that gives students hands on experience and training.
Phelps - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently recognized the service of United States Marine Corporal Joshua Merkle upon his return to the states from Afghanistan. Senator Nozzolio presented Cpl. Merkle with a New York State flag that has previously been flown over the Capitol building in Albany.
Pictured left to right are: Bob and Brenda Herr, Wilma Ertel, Senator Nozzolio, Cpl. Merkle, and Betty and George Merkle.
Chambers of Commerce play a vital role in the support and expansion of business enterprise in our communities. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to address the members of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce recently and thank them for their efforts at their 100th anniversary dinner.
Senator Nozzolio is pictured here with Andrew Fish, Executive Director of the Chamber.
Auburn - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently had the honor of speaking at the annual Italian Heritage Society dinner and to pay tribute to this year's honorees, Assemblyman Gary Finch, Maxine Alberici, Joseph DeMaio and Norman Chirco. These individuals were recognized for their significant achievements and contributions to the Auburn community.
Pictured left to right are: Senator Nozzolio; Assemblyman Gary Finch, Maxine Alberici, Joseph DeMaio, and Norman Chirco; and John Camardo, Italian Heritage Society Chairman.
Sennett - Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently honored for his outstanding public service during the annual Knights of Columbus athletic dinner. Each year the committee selects an individual who has excelled in community service and athletics. The annual event benefits Tyburn Academy in Auburn. Senator Nozzolio was also presented with a special Resolution from the City of Auburn declaring Tuesday, October 21st as "Senator Mike Nozzolio Day".