Albany-- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today reminded area dairy farmers that the deadline for applying for assistance through New York’s newly enacted Dairy Investment Act is Friday, April 27, 2007. Applications are being mailed to producers statewide, but Senator Nozzolio stressed that anyone who hasn’t received one should immediately contact their local county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office or the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets toll-free at 1-800-554-4501.
State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that the Senate has approved legislation he is sponsoring that will allow Seneca County to acquire surplus New York State land and establish a world class Veterans Cemetery at the former Sampson Naval and Air Force Base. This land is where hundreds of thousands of brave men and women began their military service during World War II. “The Senate's approval of this legislation is a major step forward in making the dream of this Veterans Cemetery a reality,” said Senator Nozzolio.
ALBANY -- New York apple growers and New York Farm Bureau were expressing gratitudetoday to Senator Michael Nozzolio and the State Senate for allocating $750,000 in the state budget to help promote the apple industry.“Sen. Nozzolio has once again stepped up for the apple growers of western New York,” said Jim Allen, president of the New York Apple Association.“Sen.
Albany- In an effort to create a world class Veterans Cemetery at the former Sampson Naval and Air Force Base, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) has announced the establishment of the Sampson Veterans Cemetery Advisory Board. The board will meet to explore plans for the development of the cemetery and discuss the state regulations which will govern the board.
Albany - State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today that the final state budget will include more than $2.75 million to assist Ontario County and the Town of Farmington with increased costs associated with having a video lottery terminal facility or racino in their community. The State budget includes funding for each community in New York State that has a racino or VLT facility.“Over 1.4 million people visited the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack last year, making it the top tourist attraction in the Greater Rochester region.
Albany--State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that the 2007-2008 State Budget includes State aid for the Cities of Geneva and Auburn. Geneva will receive $1.97 million in aid, a 7% increase, or $128,994, over last year’s funding.Auburnwill receive $4.88 million in aid, a 7% increase, or$319,631, over last year."This State aid will provide meaningful assistance to the Cities of Geneva and Auburn to help keep local property taxes down for residents while continuing to provide important services to our citizens.
Auburn— Continuing his crusade to keep Auburn Memorial Hospital open, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that the 2007-2008 State budget contains $500,000 for the hospital. This announced funding will bring the total amount of State aid that Senator Nozzolio has helped secure for AMH in the last year to $5.9 million.“This is another victory for Auburn Memorial Hospital, the residents of the City and the surrounding communities,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Geneva—Continuing his aggressive efforts to protect and preserve the Finger Lakes, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that the 2007-2008 State Budget contains $625,000 for the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Sodus Point—State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that James Abel, owner of the Sodus Point Lodge on Greig Street, has been approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as a Fishing License Issuing Agent.
Albany- New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Budget Conference Committee, today announced that an additional $16 million will be included in the 2007-2008 State budget to fund the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS). This additional funding will increase the total State commitment for CHIPS to $312.5 million. “A well-funded, well-maintained transportation infrastructure is critical for economic growth and job creation in New York State,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Wolcott– New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that he has secured a $50,000 state grant for the Town of Wolcott to help alleviate the cost of repairs at the Town Hall for local residents. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at the Town Hall at 6070 Lake Avenue.“It was a pleasure to secure this state funding to provide relief to the property taxpayers in the Town of Wolcott,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Lyons– New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that he has secured a $60,000 state grant for the renovation of the Lyons Town Hall. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at the Town Hall at 43 Phelps Street in Lyons.“The Town’s office building is in need of serious renovation because of extensive leakage from the roof,” said Senator Nozzolio.
East Williamson- Citing the importance of assisting local fire departments in their efforts to protect the community, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured a $60,000 State grant for the East Williamson Fire Department. The announcement was made at the Fire Department at 6329 East Townline Road.“Our brave firefighters represent the very best of our communities and the very best of New York State,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Geneva- State Senator Michael Nozzolio today applauded scientists at the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University for their key role in discovering traces of a rat poison in cat food samples. The scientists at Cornell worked with employees at the New York State Food Laboratory to identify the toxin. The discovery could end the poisoning of pets that has been killing animals across the country for the past few weeks. “Once again, Cornell has shown that is at the forefront of food science research for the entire nation,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Interlaken- Calling our local libraries the window to the world, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that he has secured a $50,000 State grant for the Interlaken Public Library. The funding will be used for the construction of a new addition to the existing building for use as a Children’s Reading Room. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at the library on Main Street in Interlaken.“Our libraries provide countless opportunities for everyone in the community, from our children and families to our adults and senior citizens,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Auburn— Stressing the importance of giving our youths recreational opportunities during the summer months, New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that he has secured $200,000 in State funding to make needed repairs at Casey Park Pool, allowing the pool to reopen this summer. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at Casey Park, located at 150 North Street in Auburn.“Casey Park Pool is an important component of Auburn’s efforts to keep our youths active while they are out of school,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Moravia- State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he has secured $45,000 in State funding for Cayuga and Seneca Counties. As part of the announcement, the Moravia Fire Department will receive a $15,000 state grant for the purchase of a new thermal imaging camera and Four Towns First Aid ambulance service will receive $20,000 for a defibrillator.
Albany –New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio will serve as the Senate Chairman of the Joint Budget Conference Committee for Transportation during the on-going State budget negotiations. Nozzolio also serves on the Public Protection Budget Conference Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all aspects of the state budget. "It is an honor to be given the important responsibility of representing the Senate as Chairman of the Transportation Budget Conference Committees," said Senator Nozzolio.
Albany— New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio has announced that the State Senate’s budget plan released today has appropriated $40 million for the construction of a new State food laboratory at the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park in Geneva.