Senator Nozzolio honored U.S. Navy, Naval Reserve and Army Reserve veteran Rick Connors of Seneca Falls for his distinguished military career, in which he served for 26 years and earned over 15 medals. Rick was inducted into the New York Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, a new website highlighting the service of a veteran from each Senate District, during a special ceremony at the State Capitol.
Geneva - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented Teresa Caravita of Geneva with a special New York State Resolution that was adopted in the State Senate congratulating the occasion of her 100th Birthday.
Pictured with Senator Nozzolio and Centenarian Teresa are five generations of family members.
Lyons - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attended the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority bus naming ceremony for Wayne Area Transportation Service. The newly named buses were unveiled to bear the names of eleven employees’ children and grandchildren in the Wayne Area Transportation Service area.
WATERLOO- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently stopped to congratulate the members of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery board of directors and their volunteers on their very successful golf tournament. Proceeds from the event will benefit the cemetery. Senator Nozzolio helped to create the cemetery as a final and peaceful resting place, that will serve as a lasting, permanent memorial to those who answered the call of duty, and served their nation with honor and dignity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.