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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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The Wassaic Project

Sat down with Bowie Zunino, Co-Executive Director of the The Wassaic Project to learn more about their programs aimed at making art and community building in Wassaic

July 24, 2013
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Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Center opens their new facility

Finished the week yesterday at a really special event with Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, Assemblyman Frank Skartados and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

July 24, 2013
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Throwing the first pitch at Dover Little League's season opener

I had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Dover Little League's season opener. I wish the kids, parents and all involved a fun and safe season.

July 24, 2013
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Supporting autism awareness at The Autism Society of America, Hudson Valley Chapter 512's Autism Walk and Expo

It was a beautiful day and event this weekend at theThe Autism Society of America, Hudson Valley Chapter 512's Autism Walk and Expo.

July 24, 2013
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Meeting with Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center

I recently sat down with Arnaldo Sehwerert, PhD., Regional Director and Cathy Terrizzi, Business Advisor, at the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center. This is a great organization helping small businesses across the Hudson Valley.

July 24, 2013
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NYS's 2013 Students Inside Albany during the League of Women Voters

It was nice meeting and talking with Amna Arshad during the League Of Women Voters of NYS's 2013 Students Inside Albany. It won't be long before she is in the Senate and has a chair of her own.

July 24, 2013
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"At Work Breakfast" thanking Dutchess ARC Partners for service

Wonderful start to my day at the Dutchess ARC Partners at Work Breakfast thanking them for their dedication and service to our community. Now off to Albany for session.

July 24, 2013
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July 24, 2013
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Annual benefit of the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

With Kathleen M. Murphy, Executive Director, and Amy Lemon Olson, Board Member, of the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse at their annual benefit. Thank you and congratulations to the honorees, Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson and Undersheriff Kirk Imperati.

July 24, 2013
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Inaugural meeting of the Veteran Advisory Committee

I want to thank all the veterans and veteran organizations that took part in my inaugural Veteran Advisory Committee meeting last night. I'm confident that by working together we can improve the lives of veterans and their families in our communities.

July 24, 2013
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July 24, 2013
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Celebrating Eleanor Roosevelt

Beautiful day, celebrating and promoting the legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt at her historic Val-Kill home. It is important to remember Eleanor Roosevelt whose legacy challenges us to have strength, courage, and confidence in the face of fear. Following her example, we must continue to accomplish the things that we may think we cannot do. In the top right photo are Uri Perrin, Executive Director, Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt; Claudine Bacher, Founding Chair; and Board Member Carol Hillman.

July 24, 2013
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Molly and the Courthouse Dogs Foundation bring Rosie's Law to life

Check out my new friend Molly from the Courthouse Dogs Foundation and the Poughkeepsie Journal's article on Rosie's Law: 

July 24, 2013
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Lea Bishop represents the 41st as a "Woman of Distinction"

“I'm so proud to have Lea Bishop representing our district as a 'Woman of Distinction".

July 24, 2013
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Joining efforts to reform Albany

"Good government and earning the public trust is not a partisan issue, and I thank Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor for working with me to reform the system in Albany to better serve our constitue

July 24, 2013
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Discussing leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs in NY

I had the privilege of speaking about leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs in NY at the Mid-Hudson WEDC.

July 24, 2013
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