New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced the launch of the new I LOVE NY webstore. This new online store will give New Yorkers and tourists 24/7 online and mobile access to purchase I LOVE NY merchandise. The site features a number of unique designs that reflect the different regions of our State, including the Finger Lakes. This important effort will help promote our region and encourage the co
THANK YOU for all of the wonderful contributions to the 2013 Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”
A proposed ban on polystyrene foam food service containers would have a devastating impact on businesses in the Finger Lakes region, including Pactiv, which employs over 800 workers at their Canandaigua facility. The ban is supported by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Councilman Lewis Fidler. The New York City Council Committee on Sanitation and Solid Waste Management recently held a hearing regarding banning polystyrene food service containers.
In response to a direct request to Commissioner Peter Rivera, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio and Assemblyman Bob Oaks were advised that the New York State Department of Labor would begin immediate steps to mobilize a Rapid Response Team to provide unemployment assistance, job training and new job opportunities to employees who will be displaced as a result of Electromark’s decision to close their Wolcott facility.
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In an effort to honor the brave men and women of our armed forces who are currently serving at home and abroad, I will be hosting a “Hometown Hero” page on by website and Facebook page. If you have a friend or loved one who is currently serving our country, please consider sharing a photo of them, as well as their hometown and where they are serving. As part of my “Hometown Heros” page, I will post photographs of different servicemen and women from across my Senate District to remind us of the many soldiers who are currently serving their country with honor, dignity and sacrifice. Please remember to have the permission of the person whose photograph you are submitting.
Canandaigua- I recently had the opportunity to join Canandaigua school officials and children at the Canandaigua Primary School Playground for the dedication of the new playground.Pictured with the school children left to right are: Bridget Harris, Assistant Principal of Canandaigua Primary School; John LaFave, Principal of Canandaigua Primary School; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Lynne Erdle, Superintendent of Canandaigua City School District; and John Polimeni, Board Member at Canandaigua City School District.
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it is important that we thank and honor our veterans for the countless sacrifices they have made to protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.
Just as our veterans recognized their duty to honor and serve our country, we too must recognize our duty as Americans to honor the profound sacrifices they made and continue to make so that we can live our lives in freedom.
Continuing his strong commitment to job-producing small businesses, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio is encouraging local residents to participate in “Small Business Saturday” and shop at local businesses this Saturday, November 30th.
Continuing his strong commitment to the brave men and women serving our Nation, State Senator Mike Nozzolio has joined with Assemblyman Brian Kolb, Assemblyman Gary Finch, Assemblyman Bob Oaks, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano and Webster Town Supervisor Ron Nesbitt to announce the start of his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops.
Each year during the Holiday Season, Senator Nozzolio collects nonperishable items from the community to be sent to military personnel deployed overseas. Senator Nozzolio was inspired to begin the annual drive with the help and support of Belinda McElroy of Sodus. Belinda’s youngest son, Sean served in Iraq and her oldest son, Patrick is currently serving in Afghanistan.