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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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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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