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SENATORS MEET WITH PRESIDENT-ELECT GARRETT

Albany, N.Y., April 28—Cornell University President-elect Elizabeth Garrett visited the state capital today to meet with Senate and Assembly leaders as an introduction to her upcoming tenure, to help celebrate the occasion of Cornell’s 150th anniversary, and to discuss the university’s future and how its mission intersects with New York State’s overall economic and educational goals.

April 28, 2015
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano help celebrate "Motorsports Appreciation Week" in New York State ~ Welcome Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup, professional driver Colin Braun to the Capitol ~ Watch Senator O'Mara's tribute

Albany, N.Y., April 21—Both houses of the Legislature will act this week on a joint Legislative Resolution sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim April 19-25, 2015, as “Motorsports Appreciation Week” in New York State.

April 21, 2015
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano help celebrate "Motorsports Appreciation Week"

Albany, N.Y., April 21— Both houses of the New York State Legislature will act this week on a joint Legislative Resolution sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim April 19-25, 2015, as “Motorsports Appreciation Week” in New York State.

April 21, 2015
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Senator O'Mara receives the "Daniel O'Connell Award for Public Service" from the American-Irish Legislators Society

Albany, N.Y., March 13--They were wearing green in Albany at the American Irish Legislators Society’s 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner, where State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) was honored with the Society’s 2015 "Daniel O’Connell Award for Public Service."

March 13, 2015
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American-Irish Legislators Society holds 41st Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner ~ Senator O'Mara receives the 'Daniel O'Connell Award for Public Service'

Albany, N.Y. March 13—They were wearing green in Albany at the American Irish Legislators Society’s 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner, where State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) was honored with the Society’s 2015 "Daniel O’Connell Award for Public Service."

March 13, 2015
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GST BOCES STUDENTS VISIT ALBANY

Albany, N.Y.--In the photo above, Senator O'Mara meets in Albany with Greater Southern Tier (GST) BOCES students Derrick Griffith, left, and Zack Parker. 

The students, who are also members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), accompanied Southern Tier soil and water conservation leaders to the Capitol on March 3rd to discuss priority issues.

"I think it's especially encouraging to have students like Derrick and Zack looking to carry on and lead this important and valuable work for the next generation," said Senator O'Mara, who chairs the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee.

March 13, 2015
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Area conservation students, leaders meet with Senator O'Mara in Albany

Albany, N.Y., March 13—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) recently met with a conservation contingent from the Greater Southern Tier BOCES (GST BOCES), and local soil and water conservation leaders who were in Albany to promote their priority issues for 2015.

GST BOCES was represented by Don Mac Naughton, a Conservation instructor in the Career and Technical Education Department, and students Derrick Griffith and Zack Parker, who area also members of the Future Farmers of America (FFA).

March 13, 2015
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Legislators and highway superintendents, led by Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano, rally at the Capitol in support of local roads and bridges.

Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano organized a rally at the Capitol today calling for increased state support for local roads and bridges.  They were joined in the effort by more than 100 of their legislative colleagues, highway superintendents from every region of the state and other local leaders.  

In the photo above, the group gathers on the historic Million Dollar Staircase in the New York State Capitol.

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March 4, 2015
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O'Mara and Palmesano: Local Roads Matter!

Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano help deliver the message: Local Roads Matter!

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March 4, 2015
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O'Mara, Palmesano salute Schuyler County Veteran ~ Philip J. Swaney, Sr. recognized as driving force behind 'Honor Our Heroes' initiative

Odessa, N.Y., February 27—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) welcomed distinguished area veteran and Schuyler County resident Philip J. Swaney, Sr. to the State Capitol on Wednesday, February 25th.

February 27, 2015
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A LAP AROUND HISTORIC WATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL

Watkins Glen, N.Y., July 1--During his visit to Watkins Glen International last weekend as part of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, which included dropping the green flag to start the Continental Tire 150, Senator O'Mara took a ride around the track in a Dallara Daytona Prototype.

July 1, 2014
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DROPPING THE GREEN FLAG ON SUMMER!

Watkins Glen, N.Y., July 1--It was a jam-packed and historic few days of racing last weekend for the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on June 26-29 at Watkins Glen International -- the premier road racing facility in America.

July 1, 2014
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Senator O'Mara inducts Tony Specchio into the Senate's Veterans' Hall of Fame

Anthony J. "Tony" Specchio, Sr. of Watkins Glen is Senator O'Mara's 2014 inductee into the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.

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May 21, 2014
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O'Mara pays tribute to Anthony J. "Tony" Specchio of Watkins Glen

Albany, N.Y., May 20—At a late morning ceremony in the Legislative Office Building honoring decorated and distinguished veterans from across New York State, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his colleagues today inducted Anthony J. “Tony” Specchio, Sr., a lifelong Watkins Glen resident and a fixture in civic and veterans affairs, into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

May 20, 2014
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O'Mara, Senate colleagues induct Watkins Glen veteran into Hall of Fame ~ O'Mara pays tribute to Anthony J. "Tony" Specchio, Sr.

Albany, N.Y., May 20—At a late morning ceremony in the Legislative Office Building honoring decorated and distinguished veterans from across New York State, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his colleagues today inducted Anthony J. “Tony” Specchio, Sr., a lifelong Watkins Glen resident and a fixture in civic and veterans affairs, into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

May 20, 2014
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O'Mara praises nomination of Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss

Rye Brook, N.Y., May 15—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today praised the nomination of Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss as the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2014.

May 15, 2014
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Schuyler County's Tony Vickio, other area senior volunteers honored at State Capitol as part of Senior Citizens Day celebration

Albany, N.Y., May 6—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) welcomed senior citizen volunteers from Chemung and Schuyler counties to the State Capitol today as part of the 2014 Senior Citizens Day Celebration sponsored by the New York State Office for the Aging.

May 7, 2014
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Chemung County, other area senior volunteers honored at Senior Citizens Day event at State Capitol

Albany, N.Y., May 6—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) welcomed senior citizen volunteers from Chemung and Schuyler counties to the State Capitol today as part of the 2014 Senior Citizens Day Celebration sponsored by the New York State Office for the Aging.

May 6, 2014
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ELMIRA AARP CHAPTER 276 ~ CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!

Elmira, N.Y., April 16--Earlier today at the Elmira Holiday Inn-Riverview, State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) helped celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Elmira Chapter 276 of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

The senator presented the group with a Legislative Resolution he sponsored in the Senate to mark the milestone, which was unanimously adopted by the full Senate on February 4, 2014.

April 16, 2014
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Senator O'Mara, colleagues join Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup during 'Motorsports Appreciation Week'

Albany, N.Y., March 20— State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, legislative colleagues and Watkins Glen International President Michael Printup at a press conference in the New York State Museum to help celebrate “Motorsports Appreciation Week” and unveil a New York State Motorsports Exhibit in the Empire State Plaza.

It was also announced that New York’s first-ever Ferrari Challenge will take place this September at Watkins Glen International.  The Ferrari Challenge is scheduled for September 19-21. 

March 20, 2014
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