The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office will soon be providing fatal vision goggles and training equipment for DWI education to school districts throughout the county, thanks to a grant secured from Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie).
The fatal vision goggles, when used with a driving simulator, simulate effects of impairment, including reduced alertness, slowed reaction time, confusion, visual distortion, alteration of depth and distance perception, reduction of peripheral vision, poor judgment and decision making, double vision, and lack of muscular coordination.
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) announced today that Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation and Martinelli-Slocum Publishing have each been awarded $50,000 as the recipients of the 2006-07 Agritourism Grant Program for the 41st Senate District. These grants support programs that generate revenue for agribusinesses while also providing opportunities for tourism.
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today was joined by Michael Delohery, Chief of the High Technology Crimes Bureau in the Westchester County District Attorney's Office for a public forum on Internet Safety for Children at Rhinbeck High School. In addition to the presentation by Mr.
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) was recognized today by the Mental Health Association in Dutchess County (MHADC) for securing a $250,000 state grant to renovate a building in the City of Poughkeepsie which will be used as its new central offices.
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that he has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s Circle of Friends for the 2006 legislative session. The award is based on a legislator’s voting record on issues of importance to New York agriculture, bills sponsored by the legislator, as well as overall legislative support for agricultural issues.
"It is wonderful to be considered a friend to the Farm Bureau," said Senator Saland. "I am proud to have partnered with the Farm Bureau on many initiatives, most recently passing the Farm Equipment Lemon Law.
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) is recognized by members of the Stockport Fire Company for his contribution for acquiring a 2,000 gallon tanker for the Town of Stockport at the Stockport Community Day. Pictured from right to left are: Barry Goldstein (Firefighter), Joe Salvatore (President of Stockport Fire Company 49), Senator Saland, Mike Cesterino (Assistant Fire Chief), and Danny Yackman (Assistant Chief and "Cowboy").
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that his legislation (S.2501-B), making it unlawful to sell any substance used to prevent a license plate number from being captured on radar, has been signed into law by the Governor.
There are now substances available for sale, primarily in a spray-on form, which if applied to a license plate, reflect photo radar flash.
One of Columbia-Greene Community College's main training programs will receive an allocation of $109,100 from the state's 2006-07 budget through the efforts of state Sen. Stephen M. Saland, college officials announced today.
With the latest installment of state support, total funding for the Saland Employee Educational Development Program has reached $1,109,100 since its inception in 1994. The SEED program, administered by C-GCC, provides skills training to Columbia County manufacturers and associated businesses.
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that legislation to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illness, also known as Timothy's Law, was passed in the Senate. The legislation will require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children.
Senator Steve Saland (R-C Poughkeepsie), today announced that the Governor has signed his legislation which would authorize the Town of Wappinger to consolidate several contiguous water districts and improvement areas into one large water district.
Recently, local officials from the Town of Wappinger requested the legislation to allow the town to have all the water districts and improvement areas which are hydraulically connected, converted into a large water district.
The Town of Wappinger presently has a total of 12 water districts and/or Improvement Areas providing water se
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) will hold his 15th Annual Golden Gathering on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at Arlington High School, Route 55, in Lagrangeville between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. "The Golden Gathering is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to meet in a central location and have access to a large variety of useful information and services," said Senator Steve Saland.
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie), Chair, Senate Education Committee, announced today that he has secured an additional $200,000 grant for three Magnet Schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District. Magnet schools offer a special curriculum designed to attract students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
"Magnet programs have demonstrated success in offering educational programs that attract talented students who benefit from a diverse social and
Poughkeepsie - Emma Moore will benefit from diagnostic/medical/therapeutic equipment that will be purchased for Saint Francis Hospital’s Panichi Family Center for Communication and Learning in Beacon through a $168,700 grant announced at a Wednesday press conference by State Sen.
Senator Steve Saland (R-C Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the New York State Senate Education Committee, the New York Library Association and directors from the Mid-Hudson Library System joined Senator Saland to announce funds the Senator secured for technology and capital improvements for Columbia County libraries.
Senator Saland was able to help local libraries achieve their technology goals by delivering $110,800 to 11 libraries throughout Columbia County.
Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Governor has signed his legislation which would increase the duration of permanent orders of protection to provide family members with greater protection from domestic violence (S.6871A).
Presently a permanent order of protection may be issued for up to five years but is often issued for a shorter period of time. The limited duration of orders of protection, combined with high rates of recidivism, often place victims of abuse at risk.
Senator Steve Saland (R-C Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the New York State Senate Education Committee, the New York Library Association and directors from the Mid-Hudson Library System joined Senator Saland to announce funds the Senator secured for technology and capital improvements for Dutchess County libraries.
Senator Saland was able to help local libraries achieve their technology goals by delivering $238,200 to 16 libraries throughout Dutchess County.
In light of the letter that many Hudson Valley residents received recently regarding the recent theft of a laptop computer from Vassar Brothers Medical Center (VBMC), I wanted to take a moment to review some precautions you can take if you think your identity has been compromised.
I recently hosted forums in both Dutchess and Columbia counties to increase awareness among my constituents about how they can better protect themselves from the growing crime of identity theft.
Senator Steve Saland (R,C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that two bills he authored, which provide protections for children on school buses, have been signed by the Governor.
Senate Bill 8431 increases the penalties for the sale of a controlled substance on a school bus. Current law designates school grounds to include all school property as well as areas within 1000 feet of the school. Sale of a controlled substance on school grounds is assessed a higher penalty than when the same offense occurs off school grounds.