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Hospice Veterans Breakfast

 

I was happy to attend the Hospice Veterans Breakfast in Poughkeepsie. It was great to spend time and chat with so many veterans from our community.

June 4, 2014
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Dutchess County Coalition of Non-Profits

 

Last night I met with the Dutchess County Coalition of Non-Profits. We are fortunate to have such dedicated organizations in our community.

June 4, 2014
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Hudson Valley Seed

Just met with Ava Bynum, Founder & Executive Director of Hudson Valley Seed. This is a great organization that works with local classrooms through educational gardens and a nature-based curriculum to creatively educate our youth.

June 4, 2014
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Celebrating the Day of the Dead holiday with our community

It's the diversity of cultures that makes the Hudson Valley an exciting place to live. I took part in celebrating the Mexican Holiday, "Day of The Dead," in the City of Poughkeepsie which is devoted to keeping the memories alive of those family and friends that are no longer with us.

June 4, 2014
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Connecting with the community!

 

On the radio answering questions from our Hispanic community in the City of Poughkeepsie.

June 4, 2014
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National Disability Employment Awareness Award Ceremony

 

Congratulations to these local businesses that received this years National Disability Employment Awareness Award. They understand how important it is to offer employment opportunities to those with disabilities. Proud to have been apart of today's awards ceremony.

June 4, 2014
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Eagle Scouts

 

Congrats to Dylan D. Feller for reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. As an Eagle Scout myself, it was a privilege to present him with a Senate Proclamation recognizing his hard work and community service.

June 4, 2014
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Renewable Energy in the Hudson Valley!

Stopped by Hudson Solar this morning to get an update on the solar energy industry and their progress as a local business. I continue to be committed to renewable energy in the Hudson Valley in my efforts to grow our economy and create jobs.

June 4, 2014
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Southern Dutchess NAACP

 

Honored to attend the Southern Dutchess NAACP meeting and present Reverend Tony Hart with a Senate Proclamation recognizing his dedication to equality and community service.

June 4, 2014
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Think Local First!

 

With Charlie North, President and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce at their 2013 Think Local First Business Expo -- In my efforts to grow our local economy and create jobs, my top priority is reducing the cost of doing business in Dutchess & Putnam Counties.

June 4, 2014
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Madava Farms

I just took a very impressive tour of Madava Farms, home of Crown Maple Syrup, in Dover Plains

June 4, 2014
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Dia Beacon

Spoke to high school students at Dia Beacon about bringing creativity to all aspects of our lives including government.

June 4, 2014
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Mid-Hudson Library

Spoke at the Mid-Hudson Library System's 54th Annual Meeting and presented them with a $22,828 NYS Library Construction Grant to improve their facility in the City of Poughkeepsie. Libraries are cornerstones in our communities and I'm committed to supporting them.

June 4, 2014
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Supporting the Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Abuse

With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I was honored to attend the Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Abuse Annual Recognition Breakfast & Membership Meeting at Vassar College, recognizing Dr. David A. Crenshaw, Det. Sgt. Jason Mark and Ms. Susie Balutis for their tremendous work in our community. They are an inspiration in my continued efforts to pass Rosie's Law, and give victims of sexual and domestic violence abuse a more compassionate justice system.

June 4, 2014
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