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Seneca County Fair

Waterloo- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently visited the annual Seneca County Fair Grounds. Senator Nozzolio enjoyed ice cream from the 4-H dairy stand and also met “Beau” the ram and his caretakers while attending the Seneca County Fair.

July 23, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Blasts OCFS Commissioner, Demands Resignation

Albany- New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today harshly criticized Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion for her continued lack of judgment when dealing with violent youth criminals. 

July 23, 2010
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Owasco Watershed Lake Association's Third Annual Lake Day

AUBURN- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the Owasco Watershed Lake Association’s 3rd Annual Lake Day on his continued efforts to preserve Owasco Lake's water quality. Senator Nozzolio also congratulated Ashley Kukella and Daniel Biljanoski for their dedication and commitment to the Owasco Watershed Lake Association (OWLA) while working with the Blue Print II organization.

Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Sandy Doran; member of the OWASCO Flats Nature Reserve and Blue Point II; Ashley Kukella; Daniel Biljanoski and Ann Moore, Teacher of Blue Print II’s Student Leadership Group.

July 22, 2010
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Lyons Peppermint Days 20th Anniversary

Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently stopped to acknowledge the volunteers at the annual Lyons Peppermint Days Festival which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. The Peppermint Days Festival was established as a way to celebrate the history of the Hotchkiss Company. At one time the company produced over a third of all the peppermint oil manufactured in the United States.

Lyons Rotary members pictured left to right are: Stephen Sklenar; Dick VanDermark; Senator Mike Nozzolio and Dong-Gi Hong.

July 21, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS ON FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES TO VISIT INDIAN LAND CLAIM AREA - DENY TRUST APPLICATION

In response to the Cayuga Indian Nation’s recent purchase of yet another parcel of land in Seneca Falls, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling on the area's federal representatives, officials at the United States Department of the Interior and the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to visit Cayuga and Seneca Counties and see for themselves the amount of land that the Cayuga's have purchased.  If all of the land that has been purchased by the Cayuga Indian Nation is granted trust status it will destroy the tax base of Cayuga and Seneca Counties. 

July 13, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS ON FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES TO VISIT INDIAN LAND CLAIM AREA - DENY TRUST APPLICATION

In response to the Cayuga Indian Nation’s recent purchase of yet another parcel of land in Seneca Falls, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling on the area's federal representatives, officials at the United States Department of the Interior and the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to visit Cayuga and Seneca Counties and see for themselves the amount of land that the Cayuga's have purchased.  If all of the land that has been purchased by the Cayuga Indian Nation is granted trust status it will destroy the tax base of Cayuga and Seneca Counties. 

July 13, 2010
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Rotary Picnic Shelter Ribbon Cutting at Victor Municipal Park

Victor - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the dedication of the new Rotary Picnic Shelter located in the Victor Municipal Park. The shelter was built with help from the Victor Farmington Rotary, Crane Hogan Structural Systems and New Energy Works Timber Framers.

July 7, 2010
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Benefit for Helen Buchel and Brittany Passalaqua

Geneva -Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in a benefit for the family of Helen Buchel and Brittany Passalaqua. The benefit was held to help the family to pay for funeral expenses. Senator Nozzolio is working with the family on legislation to strengthen the laws regarding parole in New York State.

Pictured left to right are: Gabby Laflamme; Crystal Laflamme; Matthew Laflamme Jr.; Karynn Laflamme; Matthew Laflamme; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Dale Driscoll; Josh Passalacqua; and Brandon Passalacqua.

July 6, 2010
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July 6, 2010
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR NOZZOLIO ON THE UNFINISHED STATE BUDGET

It is unconscionable that after three months of missed deadlines, secret negotiations, huge spending and tax increases and a costly week-to-week extender process, Senate Democrats are now leaving Albany with the State budget still unfinished. Instead, they continue to hold New York State taxpayers hostage by refusing to act on a bill that would pay for all the spending they added to the budget.

July 1, 2010
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Victor Municipal Park Ribbon Cutting

Victor - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at and participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Grand Opening Victor Municipal Park dedication ceremony. The new park was a joint venture made possible by the town and village.

June 30, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES THE EXPANSION OF THE “LAKE ONTARIO WINE TRAIL”

State Senator Mike Nozzolio and Assemblyman Bob Oaks announced that the New York State legislature has enacted legislation they introduced to extend the “Lake Ontario Wine Trail,” in Wayne County, allowing more local wineries to showcase their products, grow their businesses and attract more tourists to our region.  Senator Nozzolio was the prime sponsor in the New York S

June 29, 2010
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Remembering The Life of Francis “Red” Pisciotti

Auburn- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented a special New York State Resolution that was adopted in the New York State Senate to Mary Ann Pisciotti in memory of her late husband, Francis “Red” Pisciotti. Red Pisciotti contributed to the welfare of his community as a Corrections Officer of 26 years and was actively involved in several civic and charitable endeavors.

Pictured with Senator Mike Nozzolio and Assemblyman Gary Finch are Mary Ann Pisciotti (center, holding resolution) and her extended family.

June 28, 2010
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Remembering The Life of Michael Lepak

I recently had the honor to present a special New York State Resolution that was adopted in the New York State Senate to Greg Lepak in memory of his late father, Michael Lepak. Mike Lepak was a member of the Cayuga County Legislature for over 34 years and dedicated his life to public service.

Pictured left to right are: Axel Lepak, Mike's great grandson; Christopher Lepak, Mike's grandson; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Greg Lepak; Mike’s son; Camille Lepak, Mike’s daughter-in-law; Assemblyman Gary Finch and Rose Marie Damelio, Mike's sister-in-law.

June 23, 2010
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Tyburn Academy High School Graduation

Auburn - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently gave the commencement address at Tyburn Academy High School in Auburn. Senator Nozzolio also presented awards to Maria Faiola, Valedictorian and Class President, and Catherine Cardinal, Salutatorian and recipient of the Senator Mike Nozzolio Citizenship award.

June 22, 2010
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Remembering The Life of Joseph Camardo

Auburn- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented a special New York State Resolution that was adopted in the New York State Senate to Marion Camardo in memory of her late husband, Joe Camardo. Joe Camardo was a long-time professor of Business and Accounting at Cayuga Community College and played a vital role in the betterment of the Auburn community.

Pictured left to right are: Assemblyman Gary Finch; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Marion Camardo, and Joe's son, John Camardo.

June 22, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO OPPOSES NEW INDIAN SALES TAX LEGISLATION CONTAINING TAX HIKES AND LEGISLATIVE LOOPHOLES

The newest proposal forced through by Governor Paterson and the New York City Democrat legislators to increase taxes and collect the sales tax on cigarettes sold by Native Americans does little to enhance the State’s ability to collect the tax. It does however, contain tax hikes and several legal loopholes that have the potential to make this proposal very dangerous and a threat to Cayuga and Seneca counties.

June 21, 2010
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