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Rick Connors

Richard was born, raised and educated in Auburn, New York. He began his naval career in 1963 and served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserve for seven years, being honorably discharged in 1970 as a Gunners Mate 2nd Class.

In 1977, Rick joined the New York National Guard (1st of the 108th), where he served as Company Clerk and Supply Sergeant for five years.

In 1982, Rick transferred to the Army Reserves and for 14 years served as a Non-Commission Officer Instructor and a Training NCO. He retired as a G-7 SFC after 26 years of military service in 1997.

June 1, 2010
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Recognizing Ontario And Wayne County Responders For Assisting In The Palmyra VFW Fire

Palmyra - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently recognized responders from Manchester, Palmyra, Port Gibson, Wallington, and Macedon Fire Departments who assisted with the Palmyra VFW fire at their appreciation dinner. Senator Nozzolio expressed his deep gratitude for the exceptional heroism, and service they provided to the Palmyra VFW and local community.

June 1, 2010
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Thanking The Webster Firefighter Of The Year

Webster - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke to members of the Webster Volunteer Fire Department at their annual awards dinner and expressed his deep gratitude for the service they provide to the local community.

Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Bill Southwell, Firefighter of the Year; and Peter Elder, Mayor of the Village of Webster.

 

May 28, 2010
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Victor Village Cemetery Bicentennial Celebration

Victor - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented Victor Village and Town Historian, Babette Huber with a special New York State Resolution that was adopted in the State Senate to commemorate the bicentennial celebration of the historic Victor Village Cemetery.

Pictured are (left) Senator Nozzolio, and (right) Victor Village and Town Historian, Babette Huber.

May 28, 2010
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Outreach House – Open To Serve The Community

Webster - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the United Methodist Church of Webster’s “Outreach House”. Senator Nozzolio spoke before members of the community at the new facility which will provide a wide variety of services for local citizens.

May 27, 2010
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Recognizing 60 Years Of Fire Service

Newark - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the annual Newark Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary dinner where he presented a special New York State Resolution that he adopted in the New York State Senate to commemorate the 60th anniversary of their organization.

Pictured left to right are: Carol Scott, Vice President; Orintha Orbaker, President; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Ida Mae Hylkema Monje, the only remaining charter member; Elaine Snow, Secretary; Shirley Menton, Chaplin; and Esther Ahrens, Treasurer.

 

 

 

 

May 27, 2010
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Mary Boatfield Honored by Senator Nozzolio at 2010 NYS Senate Women of Distinction Ceremony

Albany- Chosen by Senator Mike Nozzolio for her extraordinary accomplishments and commitment to helping children and families throughout her community, Mary Walsh Boatfield of Geneva, CEO of Happiness House/Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association, is among the outstandin

May 26, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS FOR RESIGNATION OF OCFS COMMISSIONER IN WAKE OF INAPPROPRIATE TAXPAYER-FUNDED “SOCIAL” AT STATE JUVENILE PRISON

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is calling for the immediate resignation of New York State Office of Children and Family Services Commissioner Gladys Carrion for sanctioning an inappropriate and illegal taxpayer-funded sex party at a juvenile prison in which at least one underage girl and a suspected prostitute were brought in to perform inappropria

May 26, 2010
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Showing Appreciation For Our Firefighters

Wolcott - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in "Firefighter Appreciation Day" at Lake Bluff campgrounds in Wolcott. During the event, Senator Nozzolio expressed his gratitude for the “True Heroes” of our local communities.

Pictured with Senator Mike Nozzolio are campground owners, Gregg and Kelly Nicholls, and members of the North Rose, Wolcott, Clyde and Red Creek fire departments.

 

May 25, 2010
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Supporting Our Young Athletes

Victor - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently stopped to offer encouragement to members of the Victor Giants before their game last Saturday. Senator Nozzolio serves as a team sponsor for the little league team of 9-11 year old players.

 Pictured left to right are, front row: Kordell Jackson, Jack LaRue, Ian Keenan, Hudson Pavia, and Steve Armstrong.

Middle row: Emilio Tolomay, Brian Martin, Noah Giunta, and J.J. Allocco.

Back row: John Tolomay, Assistant Coach; Senator Mike Nozzolio; and Jim Armstrong, Head Coach.

 

May 25, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Meets with Students from Seward Elementary

Albany– Senator Nozzolio met with students from the Seward Elementary School during their recent visit to the State Capitol in Albany. The students toured the Capitol and State Museum as a part of their day. Senator Nozzolio explained his role and responsibilities as their New York State Senator and encouraged their participation in public service.

May 25, 2010
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Supporting The Williamson Flying Club

Williamson - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently stopped in at the Pancake Breakfast at the Williamson/Sodus Airport during the Williamson Apple Blossom Festival. Senator Nozzolio is a long time supporter of the airport and the Williamson Flying Club.

 Pictured left to right are: Tom Henderson; Chris Karpenko; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Bill Bach; Joe Ebert, President of the Williamson Flying Club; and Lance Merritt, club Vice President.

 

May 25, 2010
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150 Years Of Exceptional Fire Protection

Newark - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented a special New York State Resolution that he prepared and enacted in the New York State Senate commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Arcadia Hose Company No. 2. Senator Nozzolio presented the formal Resolution during the Department's annual banquet.

Pictured left to right are: Gerry VanDeWalle, Fire Chief; Peter Blandino, Mayor of the Village of Newark; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Orintha Orbaker, Past President of the Auxillary; Don Snow, Department President and Dick Colacino, Arcadia Town Supervisor.

 

May 24, 2010
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Crime Should Not Pay

All across New York State, law-abiding citizens have been tightening their belts, cutting spending and foregoing even the smallest luxuries. Everyone has had to sacrifice in these difficult economic times---everyone except those individuals who have broken the law, and are now incarcerated in our State’s prisons.

As the cost of living continues to climb for New Yorkers, so does the cost of incarcerating, rehabilitating and providing health care for New York’s prison inmates.

May 21, 2010
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Crime Should Not Pay

As a member of the New York State Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime, and Corrections, Senator Nozzolio has fought hard to keep New York State’s inmates accountable for their crimes.

Senator Nozzolio has sponsored legislation (S.2404) that would allow New York State to collect a small healthcare copayment for those who could afford to pay. This copayment would discourage fraud and abuse of the healthcare benefits that prisoners enjoy.

May 21, 2010
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Recognizing Our Real Heroes – Our Firefighters

Shortsville - Senator Mike Nozzolio spoke at the Citizens Hose Company’s annual banquet where he recognized the invaluable contributions of its volunteers.

 Pictured left to right are: Senator Nozzolio; Fire Chief Jason Wagner, Members of the Year: Bob Case, Nate Corino, and Leah Walker, and Rookie of the Year Nate Boor.

 

May 21, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Demands Budget Progress

Albany- State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently blasted New York City legislators for their innaction on the New York State budget.

CLICK HERE to watch Senator Nozzlio's comments.

 

May 21, 2010
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Senator Nozzolio Meets With Auburn Fire Department

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio recently hosted members of the Auburn Fire Department to discuss legislative issues concerning the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association.

May 20, 2010
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Victor Volleyball – Champs Once Again

Victor - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented the Victor High School Girls Volleyball team with a special New York State Resolution that he prepared and enacted in the State Senate to honor the Lady Blue Devils on their success as 2009 New York State Class A Champions for the second consecutive year.

May 20, 2010
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Recognizing Senior Citizen’s Day In Seneca County

Waterloo - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently had the honor to present a special New York State Resolution to Jane Cook upon the occasion of her designation as the Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year by the Seneca County Office for the Aging.

Pictured with Senator Nozzolio and Angela Reardon, Director of the Seneca County Office for the Aging, are family members Lucille Cook, Jane Cook, Kenneth Cook, George Hall and Rachael Hall.

 

May 20, 2010
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