Tom Marinello

On June 6, 1969, at age 19, Tom Marinello bravely entered the United States Army. Mr. Marinello arrived in Dau Tieng, Vietnam, as an infantryman on November 2, 1969, and was assigned to A CO 2nd 28th Infantry, First Infantry Division. After fighting courageously, he was wounded by shrapnel on November 17, 1969, and when the First Infantry Division was rotated back to the states, Mr. Marinello was assigned to A CO 1st 5th Infantry 25th Infantry Division. 

May 19, 2015

Sister Mary Ann LoGiudice, RSM

Sister Mary Ann LoGiudice, RSM is Executive Director of Community Maternity Services, an agency of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany. 

Community Maternity Services is a full spectrum family support services agency that provides a continuum of services, both residential and community-based. Throughout the Albany Diocese, the organization works to provide assistance for pregnant and parenting teenage girls and their infants and toddlers, children in need of foster care and adoptive homes, families seeking to adopt children, and families in crisis. 

May 13, 2015

Joseph G. Pollicino

Joseph G. Pollicino served in the United States Marine Corps from 1966-68. His service included a tour in Vietnam with Lima Co. 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division.

Mr. Pollicino was awarded a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation with 2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Color with Palm & Frame), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Civil Actions Color with Palm & Frame) and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

May 16, 2014

Margaret Skinner

Margaret Skinner is a very talented, compassionate and dedicated member of the Albany community. She is currently the President of the Board of the Food Pantries for the Capital District, after having served in various capacities for the past several years. The Food Pantries for the Capital District supports our local food pantries by funding, purchasing and delivering food to the neighborhood pantries. They also provide a forum for networking, coordination of services, education and training for pantry staff and volunteers from different communities.

May 13, 2014

Senator Breslin Announces Legislation To Combat The Rising Heroin And Opioid Crisis

Legislation Would Increase Penalties for the Sale of Opioids; Provide Local Rehabilitation Services; Extend Insurance Coverage; Reduce Overdoses and Teen Heroin Abuse

 (Albany, NY) Senator Breslin today announced the introduction of six Senate bills to combat the heroin and opioid abuse crisis impacting communities throughout New York. Bills included in this legislative package would increase penalties for selling opioids resulting in death, equip first responders with overdose stopping drugs, require health insurance providers to cover rehabilitation and anti-addiction medications, create a teen heroin abuse PSA campaign and provide opioid rehabilitation services in communities.

April 30, 2014

Senator Breslin Celebrates February As Black History Month

(Albany , NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar)today urged New Yorkers to recognize February as Black History Month.

 “This month is a time to remind ourselves of the many accomplishments and contributions made by African Americans and celebrate their history,” Senator Breslin said. “Black History is American history. It touches the life of every American, and drives us to recommit ourselves to our shared fight for social and economic justice.”

February 12, 2014

Senator Breslin Commemorates The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin D - Delmar reminds all New Yorker’s that Monday, January 20th 2014, was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This milestone is an excellent opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a harmonious society.

January 21, 2014

Senator Breslin Announces Additional Funds For OPWDD

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D- Delmar) today announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill which will provide additional funds to the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). These funds will ensure that OPWDD is able to provide adequate funds for nonprofit services which rely on state aid.

September 30, 2013

Senator Neil Breslin Announces Operation IMPACT Funds To Fight Violent Crime

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) announced increased funding for Operation IMPACT grants toward multiagency law enforcement in Albany and Rensselaer counties.

June 28, 2013

Daniel J. Honsinger

Sp. 4 Daniel J. Honsinger, U.S. Army (Ret.), offi cially joined the service on Oct. 28, 1966. He served 13 months in the Army’s 4th Battalion of the Third Infantry during the Vietnam War.Honsinger completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and finished advanced training at Fort Collins, Colorado. Before going into active battle, Honsinger experienced months of grueling training while stationed at the Schofi eld Barracks in Hawaii. There he completed strenuous amphibian training, jungle warfare training and escape-and-evasion training. Honsinger also received explosives training before becoming certifi ed as the demo-man for his unit.

May 19, 2013

Mary Jane Smith

Mary Jane Smith’s life has always revolved around service. A quintessential humanitarian, Ms. Smith was born in Saratoga Springs, New York in 1928 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Masters Degree in History from The College of Saint Rose and served as a Sister of St. Joseph, teaching in the Catholic school system for 22 years.

May 13, 2013

Senator Breslin Announces Passage of Bill Establishing Incentives for Solar Energy

( Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) is pleased to announce the passage of a bill which will establish incentives and tax credits for investments in solar energy, and extend existing programs.

 “Investing in green technologies for New York is crucial to protecting our environment and improving the economy,” Senator Breslin said. “Establishing tax credits and incentives for investment in solar energy will attract large-scale businesses to our state, creating jobs and boosting state revenue.”

April 26, 2013

Senator Breslin Celebrates April 22nd as Earth Day

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) reminds all New Yorkers that April 22nd is Earth Day and encourages everyone to make a commitment to protecting the planet, ensuring clean air and fresh water for generations to come.

 “Protecting the people of New York goes hand-in-hand with protecting the environment,” Senator Breslin explained. “By working together to ‘Go Green,’ we can protect our neighborhoods and communities, as well as create countless job and economic development opportunities in green technology to propel our economy through the 21st Century.”

April 22, 2013