Albany— Continuing his efforts to ensure the continued, safe operation of New York's correctional facilities, State Senator Michael Nozzolio, Chairman of the Senate Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, today announced that legislation (S. 4118) he sponsored to prohibit the private operation of New York's correctional facilities has been signed into New York State law. "Public safety should never be linked to private-sector profit motives.
Rochester - Senator Michael Nozzolio and the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) today announced the dedication of a new facility that will support the development of early stage biotechnology and life science companies. The facility, titled the Rochester BioEnterprise Center, will play an important role in regional economic growth."The Rochester BioEnterprise Center is an excellent example of New York State's continued investment in supporting cutting edge research that will lead to new technologies and industries," said Senator Nozzolio.
Union Springs- State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that $237,958.00 in State aid will be made available to the Union Springs school district to help renovate the historic Stone Schoolhouse on the Junior/Senior High School campus. The project would be subject to voter approval.
Albany - In an effort to provide additional property tax relief for senior citizens, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio and his colleagues in the State Senate have passed legislation (S.6417) to double the size of direct property tax rebate checks for senior citizen homeowners this year, returning about $200 million to New York’s senior citizens. In addition, the legislation would eliminate, starting next year, the means test that requires homeowners to apply for the rebate this year.
Webster– State Senator Michael Nozzolio will be hosting a day of baseball with the Webster Yankees this Sunday, July 22nd at the Webster Thomas High School Baseball Field. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm when the Yankees take on the Niagara Falls Power.
Free tickets will be available at the game and the public is encouraged to attend. Due to limited bleacher seating, all those attending the game are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Webster Thomas High School is located at 800 Five Mile Line Road.
Albany – Continuing his aggressive efforts to preserve and protect the water quality of Owasco Lake, State Senator Michael Nozzolio haslaunched an online petition drive to allow New Yorkers to register their opposition to the recent decision by the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to allow the Village of Groton to increase the amount of phosphorous discharged into Owasco Lake.
Auburn – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today delivered a $60,000 state grant to fund the position of a lake steward to help oversee the protection of Owasco Lake. Senator Nozzolio was joined by officials from the City of Auburn and Cayuga County to make the announcement at a community meeting held at Emerson Park pavilion.“The creation of a lake steward is a significant piece of our on-going efforts to clean-up Owasco Lake,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Savannah— With the opening of the Montezuma Audubon Center to the public on May 5th, visitors have continued to flock to the new Center to learn about and experience this amazing wetlands complex. To celebrate the opening, and all the hard work of individuals that made the vision of the center a reality, Audubon New York honored State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio during its third annual Montezuma Audubon Center Reception at the Sherwood Inn.
Ithaca—In recognition of his dedication and commitment to Cornell University, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio has been named to the Cornell University Council for a four-year term beginning July 1st, 2007.
Albany— State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio will be honored by Audubon New York at an upcoming ceremony in recognition of his commitment and leadership in the development of the Montezuma Audubon Center. Senator Nozzolio will receive the award and speak at the Audubon New York event, to be held at the Sherwood Inn in Skaneateles on June 27th at 5:30pm.“It is an honor to be recognized by Audubon New York with this prestigious award,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Romulus—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that he will be joined on Friday by the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, members of the Town Boards from Varick and Romulus, and members of the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency to welcome Hillside Children’s Center to Seneca County.
Victor – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today called on officials at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to thoroughly investigate the site of a dumping ground discovered at Ganondagan State Historic Site to determine if it is contributing to the contamination issues in the Town of Victor.
Auburn – In honor of a great American heroine, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio (R-Fayette) today announced that a resolution recognizing March 10 as “Harriet Tubman Day” in New York was approved by the State Senate. Harriet Tubman is the first individual women to ever be recognized with this distinction.
This pastMemorial Day weekend, Senator Nozzolio met with veterans and spoke at ceremonies around his Senate district in honor of our nation's greatest heroes.After marching and speaking at Webster’s Annual Memorial Day celebration, Senator Nozzolio met with local veterans.Pictured from left to right are American Legion Commander Don Linborg, Sgt. Charles Klauck, Senator Nozzolio, VFW Commander Martin Cocca and Sons of the American Legion Commander Richard Hogestyn.
Albany – Nominated by State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio for her extraordinary contributions to her community and the State of New York, Jane Shaffer of Waterloo was chosen to be recognized among the outstanding women across New York State at the 2007 "Women of Distinction" ceremony held today in Albany. The program is sponsored by the New York State Senate.“It is an honor to recognize and pay tribute to Jane Shaffer,” Senator Nozzolio said. “Jane has dedicated her life to serving others and has been a true leader in honoring America’s veterans.
Geneva- Continuing his aggressive efforts to strengthen victim services and combat domestic violence, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today joined local law enforcement officials and domestic violence service providers at a news conference at the Public Safety Building in Geneva to announce that he has secured a $50,000 state grant to assist with domestic violence prevention in the Finger Lakes region.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today called for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to wholeheartedly reject weakening the current restrictions on the amount of phosphorous the Village of Groton can discharge into Owasco Lake. Senator Nozzolio stated his firm opposition to the proposal in a letter to DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis.“Allowing increased amounts of phosphorous into Owasco Lake would absolutely halt the progress that has been made this year to clean up the lake,” said Senator Nozzolio.
Albany – New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced that legislation he sponsored to designate sweet corn as the official State vegetable has been adopted by the State Senate. The legislation was drafted and sponsored by Senator Nozzolio as part of a school project by students at Dana L. West High School in Port Byron.