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Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction holds public forum in Batavia

Batavia, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer hosted a public forum for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction at Batavia City Hall.  The forum was one of 17 held across the State to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and opioids and develop recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences.  Click here to learn more.

May 27, 2014
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Memorial Day Ceremony at Clarence Town Park

Clarence, NY - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer talks to members of Clarence Post 838 of the American Legion after a Memorial Day Ceremony at Clarence Town Park. 

May 26, 2014
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Batavia Memorial Day Parade

Batavia, NY - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer waves to the crowd at Batavia's Memorial Day Parade.

May 26, 2014
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76th Annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies in Williamsville

Williamsville, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins Assemblyman Ray Walter in honoring our nation's veterans by participating in the 76th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies.

May 26, 2014
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Great Genesee Street Flower Planter Project

Rochester, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer teams up with the Genesee Corridor Business Association for the Great Genesee Street Flower Planter Project.

May 24, 2014
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Neider reflects on Veterans' Hall of Fame induction ceremony, service to country

Albany, N.Y. - New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame Honoree Jim Neider reflects on his service in the United States Army and the induction ceremony in the State Capitol. Senator Ranzenhofer nominated Neider from the 61st Senate District.  Click here to learn more.

May 23, 2014
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Neider inducted into NYS Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Honored by Ranzenhofer at State Capitol ceremony

 

Albany, N.Y. – United States Army Specialist 5th Class James B. Neider has been selected – by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer – as a New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame Honoree for the 61st District for his gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces and service to the community.

 

Neider volunteered to serve in 1968 after receiving a Bachelor degree in Education.  He served in Germany with the 3rd Armored Division’s 503rd Military Police Company.

 

May 23, 2014
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Route 98 dedicated to local veterans

State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins Assemblyman Steve Hawley and local veterans to unveil a new name for Route 98, Genesee and Orleans Veterans Memorial Highway. Senator Ranzenhofer authored the law to designate the highway in honor of area veterans.

May 23, 2014
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Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction holds public forum at Batavia City Hall

Batavia, N.Y. - Senator Ranzenhofer hosts a public forum at Batavia City Hall for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction at Batavia City Hall.  Click here for more information.

May 23, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions  Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair  1:30 PM, Wednesday, May 28, 2014  Room 801 LOB

May 28, 1:30 PM - 1:44 PM
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Ranzenhofer to host public forum for Heroin and Opioid Addiction Task Force in Batavia

Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will host a public forum for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction this Friday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Batavia City Hall, One Batavia City Centre.  Members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the discussion.

 

The forum is one of seventeen statewide to solicit input on the rise of heroin and opioids and to develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences.

 

May 21, 2014
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Monthly Column: State Budget: New initiatives to help strengthen our community

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

As I outlined in my column last month, the new State Budget gives all Western New Yorkers the opportunity to succeed.  However, it does more than just that.  The 2014-15 State Budget also implements a new fraud prevention measure to prevent welfare fraud, includes more funding for local road repairs, and delivers real results for seniors.

 

New fraud prevention measure

May 21, 2014
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Your Voice with Senator Ranzenhofer - May 19

Albany, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer updates constituents about his efforts in the State Capitol, including a bill to designate yogurt as the official State snack, honoring Chili Senior Center Director Mary Anne Sears as a 2014 Woman of Distinction, and a recent program to stop old electronics from being sent to a landfill. 

May 20, 2014
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Ranzenhofer honors Sears at Woman of Distinction Ceremony in State Capitol

Albany, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer honored Chili Senior Center Director Mary Anne Sears at a State Capitol ceremony.  Sears is the 2014 Woman of Distinction for the 61st Senate District. Click here for more information. 

May 19, 2014
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James B. Neider

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, James B. Neider volunteered to serve his country in the United States Army in 1968. Mr. Neider served in Germany with the 3rd Armored Division’s 503rd Military Police Co. as a logistics specialist. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Expert M-14 Badge for his meritorious service.

Upon returning to his community, Mr. Neider earned a Master’s of Science in Education on the G.I. Bill, and soon started teaching at an elementary school in Alexander, New York. He retired in 2000 after 30 years of service. Mr. Neider also served as Town Justice in Batavia for 14 years.

May 17, 2014
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Ranzenhofer selects Sears as Woman of Distinction

Chili Senior Center Director honored at State Capitol ceremony

 

Albany, N.Y. –  State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer honored Chili Senior Center Director of Programs for the Aging Mary Anne Sears Tuesday evening at the 17th Annual Women of Distinction ceremony, recognizing her outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for the community and beyond.

 

May 16, 2014
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Mary Anne Sears

Mary Anne Sears has helped to ensure that seniors remain healthy, active and independent members of the Chili community for nearly a decade! Currently, she serves as the Director of Programs for the Aging at the Chili Senior Center. Under her leadership and guidance, she has brought the Center back to life.

Since she began, Ms. Sears has increased membership to almost 2,000 seniors, from only a few hundred, years ago. She has worked to foster a warm, caring environment by providing enrichment activities such as lectures and local trips. These initiatives are vital to help meet some of the social, cognitive, physical and emotional needs of many seniors in the community.

May 14, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Senator Michael Ranzenhofer, Chair 1:30 PM, Monday, May 12, 2014 Room 801 LOB

May 12, 1:30 PM - 1:43 PM
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State Senate chooses yogurt for official snack

Bill goes to State Assembly for consideration

 

 

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate has passed legislation, sponsored by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer, to name yogurt as the official snack for the State of New York.  The bill, S.6695, passed by a 52 to 8 vote.   

 

“Yogurt is not only a delicious, healthy treat; it is also an economic driver for many communities in New York, with yogurt manufacturers located all across the State–from Western New York to Long Island.  That is why yogurt is such a suitable choice to be New York’s State snack,” said Ranzenhofer.  “I am pleased that the State Senate has approved this bill, and I encourage the State Assembly to pass it.” 

May 6, 2014
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Public Service Announcement: Senator Ranzenhofer's E-Recycling Event

Senator Ranzenhofer has partnered with Time Warner Cable to encourage residents to safely dispose old electronics free of charge on Saturday, May 10th from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.

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May 6, 2014
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