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Senator Nozzolio Announces Two Local Businesses Among the First State-Certified Disabled Veterans Businesses

Senator Michael Nozzolio announced today that two local companies are among the first state-certified businesses under the new “Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act.”  Senator Nozzolio sponsored this new law which makes each state certified veteran owned business eligible for certain preferences in contracting opportunities with the state.

 

December 5, 2014
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THANKSGIVING ESSAYS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

THANK YOU for all of the wonderful contributions to the 2014 Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

December 2, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Mike Huff as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Mike Huff of the Lodi Fire Department. Congratulations Mike and thank you for your service and dedication to Lodi and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Mike and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

December 1, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Ken Eastley as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Ken Eastley of the Wallington Fire Department.

November 24, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO LAUNCHES ANNUAL DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE TROOPS

Continuing his unwavering commitment to the brave men and women serving our Nation, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced the start of his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops. 

November 24, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio hosts Senator Ritchie and Senator-Elect Funke at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Geneva- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently hosted Senator Patty Ritchie and Senator-Elect Rich Funke at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES). Senator Nozzolio had the opportunity to showcase the Station’s cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art research facility which is essential to the future of New York State’s ever changing wine, food and agriculture industry.

 

Pictured left to right are: Dr. Tom Burr; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Dr. Susan Brown; Dr. Olga Padilla-Zakour; Senator Patty Ritchie; Senator-Elect Rich Funke; and Julie Suarez, Assistant Dean of Government and Community Relations at Cornell University.

 

November 19, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Alex Wheeler as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Alex Wheeler of the Geneva Fire Department. Congratulations Alex and thank you for your service and dedication to Geneva and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Alex and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

November 17, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Alex Wheeler as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Alex Wheeler of the Geneva Fire Department. Congratulations Alex and thank you for your service and dedication to Geneva and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Alex and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

November 17, 2014
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New York State Named “Wine Region of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named New York State as their “Wine Region of the Year.” New York was chosen over other renowned regions from across the world, including the wine producing regions of France, Italy, and California.

 

New York State is the Nation’s third largest wine producing state with over 375 wineries, including 119 in the Finger Lakes region alone. The greater Finger Lakes region has become the center of New York’s booming wine industry. The Finger Lakes wine industry has recently been recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator magazine, Yahoo, and now Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the premier wine producing regions in the world.

 

November 13, 2014
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New York State Named “Wine Region of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine recently named New York State as their “Wine Region of the Year.” New York was chosen over other renowned regions from across the world, including the wine producing regions of France, Italy, and California.

 

New York State is the Nation’s third largest wine producing state with over 375 wineries, including 119 in the Finger Lakes region alone. The greater Finger Lakes region has become the center of New York’s booming wine industry. The Finger Lakes wine industry has recently been recognized by the New York Times, Wine Spectator magazine, Yahoo, and now Wine Enthusiast magazine as one of the premier wine producing regions in the world.

 

November 13, 2014
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Veterans Temporary Hiring Program

There is no greater obligation than to honor and thank our veterans for their service to our nation. Assisting New York veterans with finding employment is just one way of showing our unwavering support.

 

A new online portal that will provide veterans the tools they need to connect with temporary employment opportunities offered by New York State was recently announced. The website enables job seekers to upload resumes and designate geographic preferences, which State agencies then use to identify and consider candidates for open positions throughout New York.

 

CLICK HERE for further details on this important resource.

November 12, 2014
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES CORRECTIONS OFFICER EXAM TO BE GIVEN BY THE STATE

 Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced that civil service exams will soon be conducted for the purpose of hiring new Corrections Officer Trainees for the New York State Department of Corrections.

 “As the Chairman of the State Senate Codes Committee and former Chairman of the Crime Victims, Crime, and Correction Committee, I worked hard to require the Department of Corrections hire additional officers to insure our public safety, as well as safer working conditions for all the brave men and women who work in our State Correctional facilities,” said Senator Nozzolio.

November 12, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio speaks at the Garlock Sealing Technologies Veterans Day lunch

Palmyra- Senator Mike Nozzolio was the guest speaker at the Garlock Sealing Technologies Veterans Day lunch where he honored our Nation’s veterans and paid tribute to their service. Senator Nozzolio emphasized that Veterans Day serves as a powerful reminder that our freedom comes at a cost and is paid for with the courage, valor and sacrifice of the men and women who serve and who have served in our military. No nation in history of the world has ever done more or given more in the defense of freedom than the United States and its citizens. Garlock Sealing Technologies employs nearly 80 veterans at their Palmyra facility.

 

Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Kevin Southcott; Rick DeVolder; and Tony Rounding.

 

November 11, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio speaks at the Geneva Veterans Day ceremony

Geneva- Senator Mike Nozzolio was the guest speaker for the Geneva Veterans Day ceremony where he honored our Nation’s veterans and paid tribute to their service. Senator Nozzolio emphasized that Veterans Day serves as a powerful reminder that our freedom comes at a cost and is paid for with the courage, valor and sacrifice of the men and women who serve and who have served in our military. No nation in history of the world has ever done more or given more in the defense of freedom that the United States and its citizens. Donald Barton, a United States Army veteran, also spoke at the ceremony about his days as a bomber pilot in World War II. Don’s plane was shot down over Germany in June 1944 and crashed in Austria.

November 11, 2014
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VETERANS DAY 2014

 

Veterans Day serves as a powerful reminder that freedom comes at a cost, paid for with courage, valor, and sacrifice. No nation in the history of the world has ever done more, or given more, in the defense of freedom than the United States and its citizens.

Today is a day when we pause to remember the sacrifice of our fellow citizens - those individuals who answered the call to serve their country. These brave men and women have guarded our shores and our liberties for hundreds of years and we owe them our utmost thanks and enduring gratitude.

November 10, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Mike "Curley" Perce as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Mike "Curley" Perce, of the Sodus Point Fire Department. Congratulations "Curley" and thank you for your service and dedication to Sodus Point and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about "Curley" and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

https://www.facebook.com/SenatorNozzolio/app_1397636027176422

November 10, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio attends ribbon cutting ceremony at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station

Geneva-Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently honored at a ribbon cutting ceremony as the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station celebrated the opening of the new, state of the art research greenhouses in Geneva. Senator Nozzolio was instrumental in securing the $4.7 million in funding, the largest State grant in the Station’s history, to reconstruct 21,000 square feet of greenhouse space. These new greenhouses will provide enhanced research opportunities that will help assist New York farmers grow better products and help New York agriculture become more productive, efficient and more competitive in the global marketplace.

 

October 30, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio meets with Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts to discuss the importance of AED's

Lyons- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently met with Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts and other members of Wayne County law enforcement to discuss the importance of having AED's (automated external defibrillators) in their vehicles. Senator Nozzolio was instrumental in securing the funding to purchase the AED's for the officers. The use of these AEDs will undoubtedly play a critical role in saving the lives of individuals who experience sudden cardiac arrest.

October 29, 2014
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO’S "SHARE THE FINGER LAKES REGION" PHOTO COMPETITION CALENDARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

The  2015 "Share the Finger Lakes Region" Photo Competition Calendars are ready!From the rich beauty of the Finger Lakes to the unique small towns and villages scattered throughout my District, we live in one of the most beautiful

October 29, 2014
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Senator Mike Nozzolio Honored by Mynderse Academy High School Varsity Football Team

Senator Nozzolio has been an ardent supporter of the school and its athletic programs.  He secured funding for upgrades to Bracht Field and also helped to provide the funds for new athletic uniforms and equipment for the new Mynderse Academy Fitness Center.  These improvements will allow all students to become more physically fit and will certainly enhance the school's strong reputation for athletic success.

October 28, 2014
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