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McDonald Announces FREE Community Health & Wellness Expo

Co-Sponsors event with Saratoga Hospital & American Red Cross

Saratoga Springs– Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) announced today his upcoming community health and wellness expo to be held on Saturday, June 30th from 10AM to 2PM at the Saratoga Springs City Center. Exhibitors at the event will provide information on healthy living for children, families and seniors.

“I’m excited to have this opportunity to partner with Saratoga Hospital and the American Red Cross to share information with the public on the significance of safe and healthy living,” said McDonald. “We’re inviting numerous local organizations to participate and I look forward to learning a thing or two myself.”

June 26, 2012
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McDonald Applauds Passage of Legislation to Protect People with Special Needs

Albany – Senator Roy McDonald thanked his colleagues in the legislature for passing legislation to protect people with special needs and disabilities through the creation of a justice center to prevent, investigate and prosecute abuse and neglect of individuals placed in state care. The bill, sponsored by McDonald in the Senate (S.7749), passed both houses of the legislature and awaits the governor’s signature to become law.

June 22, 2012
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Commemorating Saratoga Jazz Festival

Senator Roy McDonald sponsored a resoultion commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Saratoga Jazz Festival. Present for the occasion were Marcia White, SPAC’s President & Executive Director, SPAC Board Member Don McCormack, festival producer Danny Melnick, President of Absolutely Live Entertainment and William Smith, Director of Sales for Freihofer’s, the Title Sponsor of the Festival. Majority Leader Dean Skelos presented the resolution, along with Senator McDonald, to the honored guests.

June 18, 2012
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McDonald Sponsors Resolution Commemorating Saratoga Jazz Festival

Saratoga Springs, NY – A resolution commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the legendary Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival and proclaiming June as “Jazz Month” was adopted by the New York State Senate today. Senator Roy McDonald (43rd S.D.) who represents Saratoga County, was the lead sponsor of the measure. Present for the occasion were Marcia White, SPAC’s President & Executive Director, SPAC Board Member Don McCormack, festival producer Danny Melnick, President of Absolutely Live Entertainment and William Smith, Director of Sales for Freihofer’s, the Title Sponsor of the Festival.

June 18, 2012
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STATE SENATORS ROY MCDONALD AND JACK MARTINS URGE PROTECTION OF RACEHORSES

(ALBANY, NY) — State Senators Jack M. Martins (R - Mineola) and Roy J.  McDonald (R - Saratoga) today called on the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to protect the health and well-being of racehorses competing in New York through a renewed commitment to the rules governing the raceday use of Lasix in the state.

June 13, 2012
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Sen. McDonald Honors Mary Jean Coleman with Suicide Prevention, Advocacy and Leadership Award

Senator Roy McDonald honors Mary Jean Coleman, M.S.W. as the reipient of the Edgar Francis (Eddie) Reed Suicide Prevention, Advocacy and Leadership Award. Mrs. Coleman is the National Director of Field Programs and the Regional Director for Upstate New York for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, she is a dedicated advocate helping individuals in need along with spreading awareness about suicide prevention.

June 12, 2012
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Senator McDonald honors Glen Liebman as the Inaugural Recipient of the Thomas P. Morahan Leadership Award

Senator McDonald discusses a New York State Senate Resolution establishing the Thomas P. Morahan Annual Leadership Award in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Glen Liebman was recognized as the inaugural recipient of the award, on Wednesday, May 30, for his dedication to education the public about mental illness and mental health. Mr. Liebman serves as the CEO of the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS).

June 11, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Roy McDonald, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 123 CAP

June 6, 9:30 AM - 9:32 AM
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Statement from Senator McDonald on NYRA Reorganization

“It’s important that the public’s trust is restored in New York racing. It’s especially significant that progress is made so that the upcoming Saratoga race meet is a successful one due to the considerable economic impact six weeks of racing has on Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, the Capital Region and the North country. We will continue working to ensure the future success of racing in New York because local people, small business owners and horsemen depend on it,” said Senator McDonald.

May 25, 2012
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Patrick Abrams

The recipient of Two Purple Hearts, First Sergeant (1SG) Patrick Abrams’ outstanding military career spans over 30 years, with combined service in the United States Army and the New York Army National Guard. 1SG Abrams has served two combat deployments during his years of service: from 1971-1972, he served with the 101st Airborne Division in the Republic of Vietnam; and in 2004, he served with C/2/108th Infantry 1st Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

May 18, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Roy McDonald, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Room 123 CAP

May 30, 11:00 AM - 11:06 AM
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Major Jude B. Mulvey

Major Jude B. Mulvey, attorney, community volunteer, wife and mother, is also a Major in the New York Army National Guard (NYANG) who was deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, for 18 months, as well as to the World Trade Center in September 2001.

Since 1997, Major Mulvey has served as the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate with the 42nd Infantry “Rainbow” Division, which was the first National Guard division to be sent to an active combat area of operations under its own command since the Korean War. During Operation Iraqi Freedom III, Major Mulvey developed and implemented training of Iraqi Army and police recruits on the Law of War and Human Rights, and also was responsible for the review of all contract and fi scal law issues in North Central Iraq for the United States Army.

May 15, 2012
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First Sergeant Patrick Abrams Induction into Veterans Hall of Fame

Troy– Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) recognized First Sergeant (1SG) Patrick Abrams of Brunswick, induction into the State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame at a local ceremony on Saturday, May 12, at the Veterans of Lansingburgh Club.

May 14, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Roy McDonald, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Room 124 CAP

May 15, 9:30 AM - 9:37 AM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Roy McDonald, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Room 123 CAP

May 9, 9:30 AM - 9:33 AM
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Saratoga WALK MS

Senator McDonald to Rally 100s of Walkers at Saratoga Springs Event 

May 1, 2012
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Senator McDonald Discusses the Importance of Protecting Vulnerable People with Developmental Disabilities

Senator Roy McDonald outlined the concerns associated with protecting vulnerable populations from abuse and neglect before a round table discussion he hosted with industry experts, care providers and advocates on April 23, 2012.

April 30, 2012
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Round Table Discussion on Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Abuse and Neglect

Senator Roy McDonald hosted a round table discussion on protecting vulnerable populations from abuse and neglect on Monday, April 23, 2012.

April 30, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Roy McDonald, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, April 30, 2012 Room 123 CAP

April 30, 11:00 AM - 11:04 AM
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Forum/Town Hall: Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Abuse and Neglect

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Senator Roy J. McDonaldRoundtable: Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Abuse and NeglectPlace: Room 124, State Capitol Building, Albany, New YorkTime: 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Sharon Carpinello (518) 455-2381Round Table Participation by Invitation Only

Public Welcome to Attend

April 23, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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