Contributing to public service, and providing special attention to those who serve in our military are two issues I value highly. Webster Montessori students continue to impress me by selflessly donating their Halloween candy to our troops serving overseas. As in years past, I am pleased to once again assist them in their benevolence by providing the funds to ship the candy to those men and women in our armed forces.
Union Springs - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently joined members of the Union Springs community to celebrate the official opening of the newly restored Stone Schoolhouse. Senator Nozzolio was instrumental in securing the New York State funding needed to refurbish the building which was on the verge of demolition. The building now houses a video production studio that gives students hands on experience and training.
Phelps - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently recognized the service of United States Marine Corporal Joshua Merkle upon his return to the states from Afghanistan. Senator Nozzolio presented Cpl. Merkle with a New York State flag that has previously been flown over the Capitol building in Albany.
Pictured left to right are: Bob and Brenda Herr, Wilma Ertel, Senator Nozzolio, Cpl. Merkle, and Betty and George Merkle.
Chambers of Commerce play a vital role in the support and expansion of business enterprise in our communities. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to address the members of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce recently and thank them for their efforts at their 100th anniversary dinner.
Senator Nozzolio is pictured here with Andrew Fish, Executive Director of the Chamber.
Auburn - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently had the honor of speaking at the annual Italian Heritage Society dinner and to pay tribute to this year's honorees, Assemblyman Gary Finch, Maxine Alberici, Joseph DeMaio and Norman Chirco. These individuals were recognized for their significant achievements and contributions to the Auburn community.
Pictured left to right are: Senator Nozzolio; Assemblyman Gary Finch, Maxine Alberici, Joseph DeMaio, and Norman Chirco; and John Camardo, Italian Heritage Society Chairman.
Sennett - Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently honored for his outstanding public service during the annual Knights of Columbus athletic dinner. Each year the committee selects an individual who has excelled in community service and athletics. The annual event benefits Tyburn Academy in Auburn. Senator Nozzolio was also presented with a special Resolution from the City of Auburn declaring Tuesday, October 21st as "Senator Mike Nozzolio Day".
Geneva - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the annual Sons of Italy dinner where he presented Geneva Police Chief Frank Pane with a special New York State Resolution that was adopted in the New York State Senate honoring Chief Pane for his designation as Man of Honor by the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, Geneva Lodge 2397.
Pictured left to right are: Mike Cutillo, Tony Di Costanzo, Senator Nozzolio, Bob Taddario, Chief Frank Pane, Jamie Kaim Jr. and John Gregoria.
Last April, when Governor David Paterson and the New York City-controlled legislature adopted a New York State budget that carried a $13 billion increase in spending, I warned the Governor and his colleagues that there would be dire consequences for their actions.
Scipio - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently participated in a ceremony to honor the memory of Private Frederick Van Liew, a Revolutionary War Patriot who settled in Cayuga county. Private Van Liew's grave in Scipio's Cornwall cemetery was given a new marker to honor his service to his country.
Auburn- New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio will be honored at the 6th Annual Knights of Columbus and Tyburn Academy Sports Banquet to be held on October 21st for his outstanding community leadership and past athletic achievements. Each year, Tyburn Academy and the Knights of Columbus honor one local community member who has excelled in both community service and athletics. “I am deeply grateful for this recognition,” commented Senator Nozzolio, “It has been my privilege to serve the people of Cayuga County and this award is truly an honor.”
Continuing his aggressive efforts to strengthen criminal justice and victim services and raise awareness of violence against women, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio is helping to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Seneca Falls - In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio is reminding his constituents to contact their health care providers to receive regular screenings for breast cancer. “Breast cancer is more treatable the earlier it is detected,” said Senator Nozzolio, “it is vitally important that people discuss screening options with their doctors.”
Fairville - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently expressed his continued support for our firefighters when he attended the Fairville Volunteer Fire Department’s Open House. The annual event presents a wide assortment of equipment displays and demonstrations by local fire departments.
Senator Nozzolio was taken up in the bucket of Newark’s Tower 4 by firefighter Matthew Creighton.
Seneca Falls - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently visited the 4th annual "Finger Lakes Works... with their hands", a local job fair that provided area students the opportunity to explore careers in various skilled trades and precision manufacturing. Senator Nozzolio met with representatives of OPTIMAX, a manufacturing company located in the town of Ontario specializing in precision optical components.
Pictured left to right are: Toby Nitzsche, Senator Nozzolio and James VanKouwenberg.
New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that he has called upon the Public Service Commission to deny any increase in rates for New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E). Last week, NYSEG and RG&E requested the Public Service Commission to approve substantial rate increases that would become effective as early as August 2010.
Williamson - Senator Mike Nozzolio joined Cheryl Gravelle, Director of Williamson Free Public Library; James Peters, Town Justice; and Jim Hoffman, Williamson Supervisor in the library’s newly resurfaced and marked parking lot. Senator Nozzolio previously identified New York State funding to make easily accessible parking available for those with special needs.