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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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Senator O'Mara pays tribute to Watkins Glen International

Albany, N.Y., March 18—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) paid tribute on the floor of the Senate today to the 65th Anniversary of Watkins Glen International and its contributions  to the culture and economy of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, and all of New York State.

March 18, 2014
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano welcome local highway superintendents to Albany

Albany, N.Y., March 5—With final negotiations over the 2014-15 New York State budget kicking into high gear over the next few weeks, a group of state legislators, led by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

In the photo above, Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano join their colleagues and local highway superintendents from throughout New York on the historic "Million Dollar Staircase" in the State Capitol.

March 5, 2014
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Senator O'Mara and Assemblyman Palmesano rally statewide support for local roads and bridges

Albany, N.Y., March 5—With final negotiations over the 2014-15 New York State budget kicking into high gear over the next few weeks, a group of state legislators, led by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

March 5, 2014
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CareFirst receives proceeds from last fall's Electronics Recycling Event

Elmira, N.Y., January 16—CareFirst (formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care) announced today that an Electronics Recycling Day held in Horseheads last October by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats), in partnership with Time Warner Cable and Sunnking Electronics Recycling, has delivered more than $500 to help support the organization’s programs and services.

"A donation of this magnitude will make a significant impact on the quality of life for the local patients we are so honored to serve," says Mary Mosteller-Arnold, Development Coordinator for CareFirst. 

January 16, 2014
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Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame welcomes Painted Post Mayor Roswell L. Crozier, Jr.

At a local ceremony on Friday, June 14, 2013, Flag Day, Senator Tom O'Mara inducted Steuben County native, Painted Post Mayor and World War II combat veteran, Lieutenant Colonel Roswell L. Crozier, Jr., into the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.  In this photo, Mayor Crozier reflects on his service following his induction at today's ceremony. 

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June 14, 2013
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Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, con't

Mayor Crozier's son, Ken, who nominated his father for the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame, participated in the local induction ceremony at the Painted Post Village Hall.  Senator O'Mara looks on as the mayor's son says a few words in tribute.

June 14, 2013
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Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, con't

Senator O'Mara (l.) and Assemblyman Palmesano (r.) congratulate Mayor Crozier, center, on his induction into the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.

 

June 14, 2013
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Senator O'Mara welcomes Penn Yan Academy senior James Burdette and his family to the Senate

In the New York State Senate Chamber on Monday, June 10, 2013, Senator Tom O'Mara (R,C-Big Flats) paid a tribute to Penn Yan Academy senior James Burdette as a 2013 recipient of a college scholarship from the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators.

Burdette, who will attend the University at Albany in the fall, was accompanied to the Capitol by members of his family: his mother, Martha, brother, David, and aunt, Mary Ellen.

June 12, 2013
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2013 Senate 'Woman of Distinction' Beverly Stamp and her family

This year's local "Woman of Distinction," Beverly Stamp, was accompanied to the awards ceremony in the Legislative Office Building in Albany by her children and grandchildren.

May 14, 2013
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National Volunteer Week

Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano joined the Institute for Human Services and the United Way of the Southern Tier at a public recognition ceremony in Corning this morning to pay tribute to the leaders of several local volunteer organizations and their volunteer members.

Community leaders recognized at this morning's event included, in the photo from left to right: Patrick Rogers, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Services; Michael Keane, Director of the Steuben County Office for the Aging; Mark Edgerly, Chairman of the Chemung Volunteer Action Corps; and Carol Houssock, Director of the Chemung Volunteer Action Corps.  At the far right is Sharon Murphy, a representative from Congressman Tom Reed's office.

April 26, 2013
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Local GST BOCES student honored

Albany, N.Y., March 12—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C-Big Flats) congratulated Amanda Martone of Elmira Heights, who was among the adult education students from across New York State honored on Wednesday, March 6th by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE).

The NYACCE is the professional organization representing adult education professionals statewide.  As part of the organization’s 30th Annual Student of the Year Awards and Legislative Event in Albany, Martone, representing the Greater Southern Tier (GST) BOCES, received a “Student of the Year 2013” award.

March 12, 2013
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Hornell native named 'Student of the Year'

Albany, N.Y., March 12—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) congratulated Aaron Hutchinson of Hornell, who was among the adult education students from across New York State honored on Wednesday, March 6th by the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE).

The NYACCE is the professional organization representing adult education professionals statewide.  As part of the organization’s 30th Annual Student of the Year Awards and Legislative Event in Albany, Hutchinson, representing the Greater Southern Tier (GST) BOCES, received a “Student of the Year 2013” award.

March 12, 2013
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More CHIPS?

Albany, N.Y., March 6—With final negotiations over the 2013-14 New York State budget kicking into high gear over the next two weeks, a group of state legislators, led by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

In the photo, the group of state legislators and local leaders gather on the staircase in The Well of the Legislative Office Building.

March 6, 2013
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Local Roads Matter

Senator O'Mara, a member of the Senate Transportation Committee, speaks with local highway superintendents moments after they held a news conference calling for increased state support for local roads and bridges.

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March 6, 2013
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Grown in New York: Keeping NY's farmers competitive

Albany, N.Y., March 5—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and his Senate Republican colleagues today unveiled “Jobs & Progress--Grown in New York,” a comprehensive economic development strategy for agriculture that they believe can help keep New York State’s leading industry competitive for the next generation.

March 5, 2013
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OPPOSING THE NY SAFE ACT

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), who was one of 18 state senators who voted against the recently enacted NY SAFE Act, addresses the February 28th opposition rally in Albany – one of the largest-ever rallies of its kind at the capital.

More than 5,000 opponents of the SAFE Act, including many from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions, traveled to the Albany to participate in the daylong protest.

Senator O’Mara said:

March 1, 2013
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Corning Award for Excellence

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) recently applauded The Business Council of New York State’s selection of Kirk P. Gregg, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Corning Incorporated, as recipient of the 2012 Corning Award for Excellence.

“Kirk Gregg represents the very best of the Corning Incorporated mission – commitment to community, an unparalleled dedication to excellence and quality, and a fundamental mission to keep our state and our nation at the cutting edge of the 21st century economy,” said O’Mara.  “The Business Council couldn’t have chosen a better representative of all that the Corning Award for Excellence is meant to honor.”

October 10, 2012
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