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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.