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Abilities First Gala

Another photo from the recent Abilities First Gala. The Senator is pictured with Marc Labo of Applebee's; Pastor Mark Mast and Pastor Steve Danbra, of Odyssey, A Mission of the Hopewell Reformed Church; and Bruce Bogart, Residential Program, Abilities First, Inc.

July 24, 2013
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Supporting a resolution commemorating April as Autism Awareness Month in NYS

Today I spoke on the Senate floor in support of a resolution commemorating April as Autism Awareness Month in the State of New York. Autism is the fastes

July 24, 2013
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Learning Wii golf with Putnam ARC members

Thank you Putnam ARC (PARC) for the free Wii golf lesson today and showing me the amazing work you are doing in our community.

July 24, 2013
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Radio show with WPDH

I had a great time on WPDH talking about the great strides we are making in our district. Thanks to everyone who called in with questions.

July 24, 2013
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"The Voice of the Dutchess County Jewish Community" highlights meeting with local Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.

Great photo on the front page of "The Voice of the Dutchess County Jewish Community," highlighting my meeting with Ralph Schwartz, Commander of local Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. Post 625

July 24, 2013
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Touring the Dutchess County Jail

Thank you Minority Leader Barbara Jeter-Jackson, Legislature Rich Perkins, Correction Administrator Lt Col. George Krom, JR. and CO Lilian Gonzalez for joining me on my tour of the Duchess County Jail, and Sheriff Anderson for meeting with me, so I can best serve the facility, its employees and the county.

July 24, 2013
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Working together to create jobs in the Hudson Valley

Great meeting with Mary Jane Bertram of theWorkforce Development Institute (WDI) on how we can work together to create jobs in the Hudson Valley.

July 24, 2013
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Howland Public Library

I was pleased to stop by the Howland Public Library Awards honoring Rick Price, Maureen Darcy, Rhonda Johnson, Marcia Lumia, and Karen Sovik. Thank you for your dedication. I remain committed to supporting our public libraries.

July 24, 2013
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Stanford Grange #808 as a nationally "Distinguished Grange"

After filling up on pancakes, I spent the afternoon at the Stanford Grange #808 where I was privileged to present them with a proclamation in honor of being selected as a nationally "Distinguished Grange" (3 years in a row!). All the things they do for our community is remarkable.

July 24, 2013
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Congratulating fellow Eagle Scout

As an Eagle Scout myself, I was honored to recently attend the Eagle Scout Court of Honor to personally congratulate William Matthew Espana Gross.

July 24, 2013
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Frankie Flora's Bill

Senator Terry Gipson introduced Frankie Flora’s Bill in the State Senate, four years to the day Frankie Flora was attacked by a dog leaving him severely injured.

July 24, 2013
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American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley - Community Talks Cancer

Live this morning at the "American Cancer Society of the Hudson Valley - Community Talks Cancer" discussing the importance of accessible and affordable health care in our communities.

July 24, 2013
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Tour of Mid-Hudson Children's Museum

I had a really nice tour of the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum with Executive Director Lara Litchfield-Kimber. Their new exhibits and future plans are really exciting.

July 24, 2013
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Board Members of the New Day Repertory Company

Just had a very interesting meeting with the board members of the New Day Repertory Company. I learned about their rich history and their plans to relaunch the company with a new schedule of exciting productions. It is important that we continue to support the arts, which are such vital part of our culture in the Hudson Valley.

July 24, 2013
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July 24, 2013
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Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Yesterday I met with organizations from across our District who were in Albany in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Day. The services they provide our communities are so important, and I thank them for their work.

July 24, 2013
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With Senate and Assembly Colleagues urging a new impact study on fracking in NY

I just stood with my Senate and Assembly Colleagues to urge a new impact study on fracking in NY since the group paid by the state to perform the study has direct ties to the pro-fracking lobby. To make such an important decision on fracking, the environment and economy we need truly independent information. There should be NO DOUBT.

July 24, 2013
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Retired Senior Volunteer of Dutchess County Annual Recognition Breakfast

This morning Michelle and I attended the Retired Senior Volunteers of Dutchess County Annual Recognition Breakfast to personally thank them for their service to our communities. I also reaffirmed my commitment to reduce the cost of living so that our seniors can afford to stay in our district. Plus, I got to show off my new AARP card!

July 24, 2013
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The Exchange Club of Southern Dutchess County

With Matthew Vetare, President of the Exchange Club of Southern Dutchess County. The Exchange Club did a wonderful job putting together the 18th Annual Linda Bodley Police, Firefighter and EMT Heroes Award Dinner.

July 24, 2013
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