Thomas F. O'Mara's News items

Local woman receives nation's second-highest civilian honor -- watch White House ceremony, read statement from Senator O'Mara

Elmira, N.Y., October 20—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s awarding of the nation’s second-highest civilian honor, the Presidential Citizens Medal, to Camilla “Milly” Bloomquist of Yates County:

October 24, 2011
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Local woman receives Presidential Citizens Medal -- read Senator O'Mara's statement, watch White House ceremony

Elmira, N.Y., October 20—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s awarding of the nation’s second-highest civilian honor, the Presidential Citizens Medal, to Camilla “Milly” Bloomquist of Yates County:

October 20, 2011
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Senator O'Mara named 'Eco-Star' by New York League of Conservation Voters

This week the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) named eight state lawmakers, including Senator O'Mara, as 2011 "Eco-Stars" for their "efforts to make New York State stronger, healthier and greener." 

October 19, 2011
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Read the New York Times on Finger Lakes wines

The New York Times recently ran a series of illuminating articles on the Finger Lakes wine industry.  See:

"Deep Lakes, Icy Climate, Great Wine" [October 11, 2011]

October 17, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 17, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

October 17, 2011
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Senator O'Mara named to Farm Bureau 'Circle of Friends'

Albany, N.Y., October 14—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) has been named as a member of the 2011 New York Farm Bureau "Circle of Friends" -- an honorary organization formed in 1990 by the state’s leading farm advocacy organization to recognize state legislators who strongly support agriculture. 

October 14, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 10, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

October 12, 2011
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2011 Community Meetings -- see this week's schedule

Senaor O'Mara is joining with the region's representatives in the New York State Assembly -- Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) -- for a series of community meetings throughout the area in the coming weeks. 

Meetings have already been held in Bath, Corning, and Wayland.

October 3, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 3, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

October 3, 2011
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Trio of area lawmakers opposes DMV move to eliminate eye tests

Elmira, N.Y., September 30—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) today joined a chorus of opposition to a potential policy change by the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that would do away with required eye tests as part of New York’s driver’s license renewal process.

September 30, 2011
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O'Mara says 'Open for Business' conference signals economic focus for 2012 session

Albany, N.Y., September 28—After participating in the “NY Open for Business” conference convened at the capital yesterday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a conference highlighted by a major economic development announcement by the governor and a keynote address by former President Bill Clinton, area State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) called the conference “an important agenda setter for a 2012 legislative session that many of us hope will be focused like never before on building a stronger state economy and a better business climate.”

September 28, 2011
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O'Mara joins panel on manufacturing at today's 'NY Open for Business' conference at the Capitol

Albany, N.Y., September 26—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) will participate on a panel examining the future of manufacturing in New York State at today’s statewide “NY Open for Business” conference being convened in Albany by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

September 26, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of September 18, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government. But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

September 23, 2011
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O'Mara and Palmesano hold community meeting later today in Corning

Corning, N.Y., September 22—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) reminded area residents today that they will hold a community meeting later today at Corning City Hall.

September 19, 2011
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Community meetings scheduled next week in Bath, Corning

Bath, N.Y.—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) will hold a series of community meetings across the region in the coming weeks, beginning next week with public forums in Bath and Corning.

September 15, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of September 12, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.

September 13, 2011
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Remembering U.S. Army SPC Christopher J. Scott

My thoughts and prayers -- and the thoughts and prayers of this entire region -- are with the family and loved ones of U.S. Army SPC Christopher J. Scott, whose funeral service, with Full Military Honors, will be held on Wednesday, September 14th, in Dundee.

September 13, 2011
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"New York Remembers" exhibits in Elmira and Ithaca will remain open to the public until the end of September

With this past weekend's 9/11 memorial observances fresh in our minds, just a reminder that "New York Remembers" exhibits in Elmira and Ithaca will remain in town and open to the public until the end of September.

September 12, 2011
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Storm Recovery -- stay safe, stay updated

For updates and other information on New York State government's ongoing storm assistance and recovery efforts, click here.

For additional local details and updates, click here.

 

September 9, 2011
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