Terry Gipson's Photos

Swearing in new officers of the Dutchess County Association of Realtors

I had the honor of administering the oath of office to the officers of the Dutchess County Association of Realtors.

July 24, 2013
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Hydrofracking Press Conference

I attended a press conference and spoke on the dangers of hydrofracking with a number of my fellow Senators.

July 24, 2013
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Cold Spring Holiday Appreciation Gathering

I attended the Cold Spring Holiday Appreciation Gathering.

July 24, 2013
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Discussing the Redistricting Amendment

Our right to vote is one of the most sacred things that we have as Americans and New Yorkers. This Redistricting Amendment does nothing to help this right. In fact, it would add partisan rhetoric to our State Constitution and would disenfranchise thousands of New York State voters. Below is a photo of me explaining my "No" vote on the Amendment.

July 24, 2013
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22nd annual MLK Breakfast

Pictured with the Executive Director of the Dutchess County Mediation Center Jody Miller

July 24, 2013
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22nd annual MLK Breakfast

Pictured with Brendan Warner. Brendan was honored at the breakfast and is a shining example of the amazing youthful population that we have here in the Hudson Valley.

July 24, 2013
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22nd annual MLK Breakfast

22nd annual MLK Breakfast

July 24, 2013
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NYSUT Legislative Luncheon

I had a wonderful time today at the NYSUT Legislative Luncheon. It is so important that we support our local schools. I am committed to reevaluating our educational system in order to make it as efficient as possible.

July 24, 2013
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Local Government Budget Hearing

Yesterday I attended my first Local Governments budget hearing.

July 24, 2013
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Dutchess ARC's Snowball event

Dutchess ARC is a non-profit agency that has been serving children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Dutchess County since 1971. Michelle and I were delighted to attend their SnowBall this weekend. Pictured with me are Mark Metzger, Tom Frost, Aimee Vargas, Crys McCuin and Corinne Weber. Learn more about ARC at dutchess-arc.org.

July 24, 2013
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Meeting with members from the Workers Justice Center

Yesterday I met with members from the Workers Justice Center to discuss the difficulty of living on a minimum wage. I understand the need for an indexed increase and will make these people's voices heard on the Senate floor.

July 24, 2013
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Urging NYDOT to build an overpass at Pudding Street and the Taconic State Parkway

Yesterday afternoon, I hosted a press conference in the town of Putnam Valley on the need for the NYDOT to finally make good on a decade-old promise to build an overpass at Pudding Street and the Taconic State Parkway. With me are Assemblymember Stephen Katz, Putnam Valley Supervisor Robert Tendy, Putnam Valley Highway Superintendent Larry Cobb, Putnam Valley Central School District Superintendent Barbara Nuzzi, Putnam County Legislator Sam Oliverio, and A. Gerald Schramek from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. Let's get this overpass built!

July 24, 2013
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Naturalization Ceremony at the Family Partnership Center

Congratulating our newest citizens at the naturalization ceremony at the Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie this afternoon. Inspiring!

July 24, 2013
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Panel discussion on fracking

Questioning DEC about fracking now. 

July 24, 2013
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Family Services at the Family Partnership Center

Family Services at the Family Partnership Center provides some of the most important programs in the City of Poughkeepsie and beyond. Collaboration is key, and Family Services embodies this concept with their tenant partners. The 18 diverse programs all share a common goal, and work together to help the neediest in our communities. I fully support their efforts and I look forward to helping the organization better our community.

July 24, 2013
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Meeting with students on the Senate floor

It was a pleasure to meet with students from Putnam County on the Senate floor. With me are Genevieve Riccoboni, homeschooled student, Steven Youssef, Carmel High School student, Michael Martin, Mahopac High School student, Janeen Cunningham, Executive Director of the Putnam County Youth Bureau, and Diane Moore, Reality Check Coordinator, Putnam County Youth Bureau.

July 24, 2013
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Reopening of the Bull and Buddha restaurant

Revitalizing Poughkeepsie is a top priority of mine. We need more business owners like John Hooper and Andy Arkun to get the job done. I was pleased to help them cut the ribbon at the re-opening of the Bull and Buddha restaurant. Best of Luck!

July 24, 2013
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Press Conference with Senator Schumer to discuss shared concerns about the sale of Central Hudson to Fortis

I am concerned about the proposed sale of Central Hudson to a Canadian electric company. So is Senator Schumer. Today we met in Poughkeepsie and held a press conference to express those concerns. We will want to keep an eye on the regulatory agencies to make sure they look after the people here in the Hudson Valley.

July 24, 2013
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Nubian Directions II Community Technology Resource Center

After visiting with the staff and the wonderful students at the Nubian Directions II Community Technology Resource Center, New Directions Youth Build Partnership, it is clear that investing in our youth is essential to ensuring a bright future for the City of Poughkeepsie and the entire Hudson Valley.

July 24, 2013
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Dutchess County Tourism and Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation

The Hudson Valley is one of the best places on Earth to live and work. I am committed to helping others see firsthand all that we have to offer. To that end, I met with Mary Kay Vrba, Director of Dutchess County Tourism and Catherine Maloney, President and CEO of Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation to discuss bringing more people to the Hudson Valley to enjoy our riches.

July 24, 2013
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