Thomas F. O'Mara's News items

'Children honor veterans in Horseheads' ~ Center Street Elementary School holds its 7th Annual salute to veterans

The nation celebrates Veterans Day next Tuesday, November 11 ,2014.

Yesterday at the Center Street Elementary School in Horseheads, students and faculty held their 7th Annual tribute to veterans.

Read more in today's:

Elmira Star-Gazette, "Children honor veterans in Horseheads"

November 7, 2014
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Thank you for voting

State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) was re-elected to a third consecutive, two-year term representing New York State's 58th Senate District.

The 58th District encompasses all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a part of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses).

Read more on Senator O'Mara HERE.

 

November 5, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of November 3, 2014 ~ 'Only one way to make your vote count'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Only one way to make your vote count"

November 3, 2014
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Stay Safe this Halloween ~ See These Tips from the New York State American Red Cross

My very best wishes for a fun-filled -- and safe -- Halloween.

I'm happy to share the Halloween Safety Tips attached below courtesy of the New York State American Red Cross.

October 30, 2014
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Wine Enthusiast magazine names New York State 'Wine Region of the Year'

Wine Enthusiast magazine has honored New York State with its 2014 "Wine Region of the Year" award.

Read more about this prestigious distinction HERE,

and HERE.

October 29, 2014
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Emergency preparedness training program set for October 28th in Yates County ~ Online registration required

Penn Yan, N.Y., October 27 — State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today reminded area residents that they can register online for a state-sponsored “Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program” that will be held at the Yates County Auditorium on Tuesday, October 28,  2014.

The program is free of charge but participants must complete an online registration prior to the event.  

October 27, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of October 27, 2014 ~ 'Cyber safety a shared responsibility'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Cyber safety a shared responsibility"

October 27, 2014
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The inaugural Finger Lakes Beer Festival ~ Saturday, October 25, 2014 ~ Find out more

Five hours.  

At least 30 craft brews from at least 15 craft breweries, including many Finger Lakes breweries. 

It's the inaugural Finger Lakes Beer Festival and it's on tap this Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Watkins Glen International (WGI).

The fun starts at Noon.

Read more from WGI here.

October 23, 2014
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Finger Lakes Restaurant Week ~ October 20-26, 2014 ~ Support local foods

Finger Lakes Restaurant Week is taking place this week from October 20-26.

It's an opportunity to help celebrate and support of local foods as well as local restaurateurs, farmers and other organizations.

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October 21, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of October 20, 2014 ~ 'The graying of America's farmers'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "The graying of America's farmers"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the October 19th Corning Leader] 

October 20, 2014
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NYS Senate Health Committee roundtable, "Ebola: Is NY ready?" ~ Watch a replay of the October 17th discussion ~ A new state Health Department website ~ A warning on Ebola-related fundraising scams

The New York State Senate Health Committee held a roundtable discussion today on the Ebola threat, "Ebola: Is NY ready?"

Watch a replay of today's roundtable, HERE.

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See the new NYS Department of Health website, "Get the Facts About Ebola"

October 17, 2014
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NYS Senate Health Committee roundtable, "Ebola: Is NY ready?" ~ Watch today's discussion live, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

The New York State Senate Health Committee is holding a roundtable discussion today on the Ebola threat, "Ebola: Is NY ready?"

Watch it live beginning at 2:00 p.m., CLICK HERE.

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And see yesterday's announcement on New York State's Ebola preparedness HERE.

October 17, 2014
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Susan G. Komen Twin Tiers Region's 3rd Annual 'Dine Out for the Cure' is today ~ Read more

Susan G. Komen Twin Tiers Region is holding its 3rd Annual "Dine Out for the Cure" today.

Read more, "Dine Out for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer"

For more information, visit www.komentwintiers.org

October 16, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of October 13, 2014 ~ 'It's going to take everybody'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "It's going to take everybody"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the October 12th Corning Leader] 

October 13, 2014
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The 8th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show ~ Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12, 2014

WHAT: The 8th Annual Southern Tier Outdoor Show

WHERE: Wilkins RV, State Route 415 (just off I-86) in Bath

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The show will feature hunting and fishing demonstrations, wildlife shows, free seminars and activities for children.

October 10, 2014
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The latest meth warning from the State Police: 'Meth danger along highways in NY'

From Gannett News, October 10, 2014: "Amateur chemists synthesizing methamphetamine are creating more than just the potent final product craved by addicts seeking their next frenzied high.

Along with the purified formulation of carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen that makes up the drug known as meth or speed, the manufacturing process involves noxious precursors and remnants that all too often get littered across roadways and open spaces across New York state, creating dangers and expenses borne by the public.

October 10, 2014
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Fire Prevention Week is October 5-11, 2014 ~ Read more about an area Eagle Scout's memorial to local volunteer firefighters in Steuben County

October 5-11, 2014 is Fire Prevention Week across New York State, and throughout the nation.

Read more from the National Fire Protection Association, and the Firemen's Association of the State of New York.

And in Painted Post (Steuben County), read about an area Eagle Scout who spearheaded a recently unveiled memorial to local volunteer firefighters, "Scout builds memorial to honor Painted Post firefighters"

 

 

October 7, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol" ~ for the week of October 6, 2014 ~ "Ready to say 'Welcome back'"

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Ready to say 'Welcome back'"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the October 5th Corning Leader] 

October 6, 2014
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The weekend ahead includes the Wineglass Marathon from Bath to Corning, Crystal City Brew Festival and Ithaca's Apple Harvest Festival ~ Read more

Autumn's off to a great start this weekend with events and festivals including: 

> the 33rd Annual Wineglass Marathon in Corning, "Local businesses excited about Wineglass Marathon"

> the 32nd Great Down Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival, "Apple Harvest Festival brings fall flavors to Ithaca"

October 2, 2014
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ~ Find Out More

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- and it's important for patients and their families to know where to turn for information and support. 

Read more from the:

Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program

National Breast Cancer Foundation 

September 30, 2014
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