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Sen. McDonald Honors Karen Gordon as 2010 Woman of Distinction

Albany  – Karen Gordon, the Executive Director of the Commission on Economic Opportunity, was honored by the New York State Senate as a 2010 Woman of Distinction at a ceremony at the Capital on Tuesday, May 24. Senator Roy McDonald selected Gordon as his nominee for the prestigious honor.

May 25, 2011
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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 1:00 PM, Monday, May 23, 2011 Room 124 Cap

May 23, 1:00 PM - 1:04 PM
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McDonald Recognizes Verdile’s Restaurant with Small Business in Excellence Award

Lansingburgh, Troy  May 13, 2011 – Senator Roy McDonald honored Verdile’s Restaurant with a Small Business in Excellence Award on Friday, May 13. Verdile’s is a third generation family-owned and operated Italian restaurant in Lansingburgh, the award presentation occured  at the restaurant, 562 Second Avenue at 115th Street in Lansingburgh.

May 16, 2011
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SUNY Empire State College Opens Troy Location

(TROY, N.Y. – May 11, 2011) - SUNY Empire State College today held an open house to recognize the college’s brand new 35th location: 216 River St., Troy, N.Y. 

Click here to learn more about the opening of the new Empire State College location in Troy.

May 13, 2011
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Karen Gordon

For nearly 40 years, Karen E. Gordon has worked tirelessly at the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) for the Greater Capital Region, Inc. to improve the lives of struggling Rensselaer County residents. Quickly rising up the career ladder from bookkeeper in 1972 to Executive Director in 1982, Ms. Gordon passionately leads the agency every day in its mission to break the cycle of poverty by offering people the tools they need to become self-sufficient.

May 11, 2011
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Senator McDonald's Earth Day Poster Contest

I would like to thank the  students in Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

Please click the participating school to view contest submissions:

Gowana Middle School

May 6, 2011
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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 4, 2011 Room 124 CAP

May 4, 9:30 AM - 9:33 AM
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Gowana Middle School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Gowana Middle School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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Oliver Winch Middle School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Oliver Winch Middle School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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St. Mary's School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank St. Mary's School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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Harrison Ave. Elementary School Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Harrison Ave. Elementary School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 28, 2011
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Mechanicville Elementary Earth Day Competition Posters

I would like to thank Mechanicville Elementary School and their students for participating in our Earth Day Poster Competition. In keeping with the theme of our Earth Day Celebration of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” We will celebrate and honor Earth Day this year  by displaying your work on my website. Also, each participant will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation in the competition. Thank you and don’t forget to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!”

April 27, 2011
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Capital Region Energy Costs Highest in the State State Senator Roy McDonald is Looking for Solutions

 

Albany  –  April 15, 2011 - Senator Roy McDonald was joined by Assemblyman Tony Jordan, NYS Association of Counties Executive Director Stephen Acquario and energy consultant Gordon Boyd to find solutions on why Capital Region energy costs are the higher than any other region in New York State.

April 18, 2011
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Mental Health Committee Nominates OPWDD Commissioner and Chairman of the Commission on Qaulity of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilites

Albany  – Senator Roy McDonald announced that the Senate Mental Health Committee approved two nominations, one for the Commissioner of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and for the Chairman on the Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, on Monday April 11, 2011.

April 12, 2011
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McDonald Announces Racing Advisory Panel

Saratoga Springs – Senator Roy McDonald announced today the formation of a 43rd Senate District Racing Advisory Panel consisting of local breeders, concerned citizens, business leaders, racing and gaming experts to provide input on New York racing industry issues.

April 8, 2011
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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 1:00 PM, Monday, April 11, 2011 Room 124 CAP

*THIS IS A REVISED AGENDA* Please note date, time & location change for this meeting. The Committee will consider the following nominations: Courtney E. Burke as Commissioner of the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (TO APPEAR) Roger Bearden as Member and Chair of the State on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (TO APPEAR)

April 11, 1:00 PM - 1:24 PM
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