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Montezuma Audobon Center Opens

Savannah-- State Senator Michael Nozzolio has announced that the Montezuma Audubon Center has opened its doors to the public, providing visitors with an exciting opportunity to learn about and experience the most magnificent freshwater wetlands complex in the northeast. The new Center features amazing exhibits highlighting the remarkable biodiversity found throughout the area. Senator Nozzolio was joined by representatives from Audubon New York and local officials at the long awaited grand opening ceremony.

May 7, 2007
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Nozzolio Launches Online Petition To Register Death Penalty Support

Albany – As the State Senate prepares to approve legislation to reinstate New York State’s death penalty, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today launched an online petition to allow New Yorkers to register their support for reinstating the death penalty to punish cop killers.

April 27, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Honors Robert Greco, Jr. Of Geneva With Achievers’ Award

Albany—Senator Michael Nozzolio today named Robert Greco Jr., a student at Geneva High School, as a recipient of the New York State Senate Achievers’ Award. The prestigious award recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal physical challenges and honors their accomplishments on behalf of the community.

April 25, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Calls For Death Penalty For Cop Killers

Albany— With the shooting of four law enforcement officials in New York in the last two weeks, New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today called for the adoption of legislation that is he is co-sponsoring that would enact the death penalty for people who kill police officers.In the last two weeks, Utica police officer Thomas Lindsey was shot and killed during a traffic stop and three State troopers were also shot.“Our State government needs to do everything possible to reinstate the death penalty to protect law enforcement officers and bring the ultimate puni

April 25, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Secures $50,000 For Local Fire Departments

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 $50,000 in State grants for area fire departments- $15,000 for the Varick Fire Department, $20,000 for the Marbletown Volunteer Fire Department in Lyons, and $15,000 for the Wallington Fire Department in Sodus. “Our brave firefighters represent the very best of our communities and the very best of New York State,” said Senator Nozzolio.

April 24, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Reminds Dairy Farmers That Assistance Applications Are Due April 27th

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.

April 19, 2007
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Senate Approves Nozzolio Bill To Transfer Land To Seneca County To Establish A Veterans Cemetery At Former Sampson Naval And Air Force Base

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.

April 4, 2007
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NYS Farm Bureau Thanks Senator Nozzolio For His Efforts

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.

April 4, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Establishes Sampson Veterans Cemetery Advisory Board

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.

April 4, 2007
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Nozzolio Announces Final Budget To Include $2.75 Million For Town Of Farmington & Ontario County

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.

April 2, 2007
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State Budget Includes State Aid For Cities Of Geneva And Auburn

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.

March 31, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Continues His Fight To Keep Auburn Memorial Hospital Open

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.

March 31, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Secures $625,000 For Finger Lakes Institute In State Budget

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.

March 31, 2007
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Nozzolio: State Budget Contains An Additional $16 Million For Consolidated Local Street And Highway Improvement Program

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.

March 30, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Local Residents Will Be Able To Acquire Fishing Licenses At Sodus Point

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.

March 30, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Delivers $60,000 For Renovation Of Lyons Town Hall

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.

March 26, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Secures $60,000 For East Williamson Fire Department

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.

March 26, 2007
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Congratulations To Cornell Scientists On Pet Food Breakthrough

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.

March 26, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Delivers $50,000 For Town Of Wolcott

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.

March 26, 2007
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