Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented a special NYS Resolution to Nancy Sarratori, a local hero within the Seneca Falls community. Born in Realmonte, Italy, in 1932, Nancy emigrated to the United States with her parents, Vincenzo and Nunziata Fiannaca. Through a belief in hard work and perseverance, she has become an exemplary American citizen, and a treasured member of her community.
Palmyra- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently visited the Wayne County Fair in Palmyra, where he met with Pam Ferranti, President of the Wayne County Fair Board of Directors, as well as members of the Fair Court including Wayne County Dairy Princesses and Apprentices. Senator Nozzolio acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the hundreds vendors, volunteers and local organizations that help to make this annual event such a success. The Fair brings in visitors from around the region as well as local residents and helps to support the local economy.
Farmington- Senator Mike Nozzolio took part in the dedication of the new Farmington Justice Court Building. The building was built using funds from the State’s VLT Impact Aid program, which provides over $1.5 million to assist the town of Farmington and Ontario County with the costs of maintaining Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) at the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack.
Clyde- Senator Mike Nozzolio attended the Finger Lakes Construction open house where he helped to cut the ribbon on the new Structural Insulated Panel. Finger Lakes Construction was founded in 1969 by Frank Brisky. Taking over as President in 1982, son Bob has taken the company from a small family business to a multi-million dollar enterprise and expanded from one to four locations.
Seneca Falls- Senator Mike Nozzolio was a featured speaker at the formal ceremony at Goulds Pumps to announce the completion of their $27 million expansion and the creation of 50 new jobs. The 89,000-square-foot facility includes facilities for the testing and packaging of highly engineered pump systems for the oil, gas, petrochemical and mining industries.
Geneva- Senator Mike Nozzolio attended the Sons of Italy Festival in Geneva, where he acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the hundreds of volunteers that make this annual event such a success. The Sons of Italy is the largest and oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States.
Canandaigua- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the announcement of RGRTA’s agreement with Ontario County for bus service. Ontario is the eighth county to join the service providing an inter-county transportation system, which also includes Seneca, Monroe, and Wayne counties.
Pictured left to right are: Mary Mansfield, RGRTA Regional Manager of Ontario and Seneca Counties; Mike DeRaddo, RGRTA Regional Director of Operations; Daniele Coll-Gonzalez, RGRTA Chief Operating Officer; Bill Carpenter, RGRTA Chief Executive Officer; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Jack Marren, Chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors; and Assemblyman Brian Kolb.
Seneca Falls- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented a special New York State Resolution, which was formally adopted in the New York State Senate, honoring Peter and Gretchen Koch as the recipients of the 2014 Seneca Falls Community Service Award. The award is given out annually during Convention Days in Seneca Falls. Peter and Gretchen were recognized for their service to the Seneca Falls Historical Society, St. Patrick’s School, the Seneca County Children’s Committee, the Seneca Falls Library, and the House of Concern.
Pictured left to right are: Gretchen Koch; Philomena Cammuso, Director of the Seneca Falls Historical Society; Peter Koch; Senator Mike Nozzolio; and Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian.
Newark- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented Javon McCrea with a special New York State Resolution honoring the announcement of Javon being named the 2014 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. Javon, a recent graduate of the University at Buffalo (UB), played four years for the UB Men’s Basketball team and was named Captain in both his junior and senior years.. Senator Nozzolio has followed Javon's career from his high school years at Newark High School and recently joined him at his 2014 Basketball Academy camp at the Alex Eligh Community Center in Newark. Javon will begin his professional basketball career in Europe.
Pictured are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Javon McCrea; Shannon McCrea, Javon’s mother; members of the coaching staff and campers.
Macedon- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently addressed members of the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation to support their efforts to send three veterans to the 5th annual Upland NY Bird Hunt and Couples Retreat in Lyons, New York. The event features world-class outdoor sporting activities as a way to recognize and honor members of our military for their sacrifice and commitment to our Nation. The retreat promotes healing and wellness through camaraderie and a shared passion for the outdoors. The three veterans are all recipients of the Purple Heart and have suffered traumatic injuries while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lodi- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with the Lodi Whittier Library Board of Trustees to discuss their plans for expansion. Senator Nozzolio is a strong supporter of the Library and the important programs and services provided to the local community. Last year, Senator Nozzolio was named a “Top Supporter” by New Yorkers for Better Libraries for his support of legislation to improve public library systems.
Pictured are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; local elected officials; and members of Lodi Whittier Board of Trustees.
Fayette- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attended the Fayette Volunteer Fire Department's annual summer picnic where he recognized the volunteers for their outstanding public service. Senator Nozzolio also commended the members of the Department for their efforts to pay off the mortgage on their firehouse.
Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Bob Halladay, Chief of the Fayette Fire Department; Charlie McCann, Director of Seneca County Emergency Services; John Dickenson; Kenny Poormon; and Howard Poormon Jr.
In an effort to promote the natural beauty of the greater Finger Lakes region and support the tourism industry, the 2014 “Share the Finger Lakes” photo competition was held inviting constituents of the 54th Senate District to share their favorite Finger Lakes photos on my facebook page throughout the month of July. Congratulations Bill Liddle of Newark!