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Listen to Senator O'Mara's recent interview on Keuka College Today with Doug Lippincott

Senator O’Mara was a recent guest on Keuka College Today, the college's monthly radio interview hosted by Executive Director of Grants, Government Relations, and Compliance Doug Lippincott.

The show aired on WFLR (96.9 and 101.9 FM, 1570 AM), part of the Finger Lakes Radio Network.

September 2, 2015
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September is Hunger Action Month ~ Read more from The Food Bank of the Southern Tier

September is Hunger Action Month.

Across the Southern Tier, 1 in 4 residents receive assistance from the Food Bank at some point during the year. That's approximately 44% higher than the national average of 1 in 7 Americans served by the Feeding America network of food banks.

Read more from The Food Bank of the Southern Tier.

September 2, 2015
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'DEC Announces 2015-16 Waterfowl Season Dates' ~ Find out more here

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has just released information about the 2015-16 waterfowl hunting seasons, including season dates and updated regulations.

See the September 1 DEC announcement HERE.

September 2, 2015
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September is National Preparedness Month ~ Find out more

September is National Preparedness Month and citizens everywhere, including New Yorkers, are being asked to "make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets."

The goal is to be prepared to stay safe and communicate during times of disaster and emergency. 

Find out more from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at www.ready.gov/september

September 1, 2015
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from The Leader: 'Q&A: New Corning Hospital president says goal is continued growth' ~ Read and watch more

from The Leader: "The new president of Guthrie Corning Hospital says his number one mission is to continue the growth they’ve experienced since opening the new facility off I-86 in East Corning."

Read more in The Leader, "Q&A: New Corning Hospital president says goal is continued growth"

September 1, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of August 31, 2015 ~ 'Upstate since the Erie Canal'

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, "Upstate since the Erie Canal"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in The Leader on August 30, 2015]

 

August 31, 2015
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Schuyler County Transit celebrates a 5-year milestone! ~ Watch more from the August 25th celebration ~ Senator O'Mara joins Schuyler County Transit and local officials from throughout rural, upstate NY to protect future of rural public transportation

Congratulations to Schuyler County Transit on the celebration of your 5th Anniversary, and thank you for your outstanding service.

Read more from The Odessa File: News of Schuyler County, "Transit marks 5th anniversary"

Read and watch more on WETM-TV, "Schuyler County Transit Service Celebrates 5 Years"

August 26, 2015
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'Lyme Disease takes a toll on Yates County, Upstate NY' ~ Yates County Public Health urges extra precautions ~ Read more on the work of the Senate Task Force on Lyme Disease

The Chronicle-Express reports 14 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Yates County last month.

According to the report, Yates County Public Health is advising area residents to take extra precautions to prevent exposure to ticks.

Read more, "Lyme Disease takes a toll on Yates County, Upstate NY"

August 24, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of August 24, 2015 ~ 'One view of what New Yorkers deserve'

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, "One view of what New Yorkers deserve"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in The Leader on August 23, 2015]

August 24, 2015
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Penn Yan, Trumansburg receive state assistance for water quality projects ~ O'Mara says state aid critical to improving quality of local water infrastructure

Elmira, N.Y., August 13--State Senator Tom O'Mara (R,I,C-Big Flats), chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, today said that the villages of Penn Yan and Trumansburg will be awarded interest-free state loans to undertake critical water infrastructure improvement projects.

August 13, 2015
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Cargill Salt installs natural gas boiler, replacing coal at Watkins Glen operation ~ O’Mara applauds investment in local economy, environment

Watkins Glen, N.Y., August 13—Cargill Salt has invested nearly $7 million to install a boiler fueled by natural gas, replacing a system that was fired by coal.

"The team here did a great job of managing the coal boilers over the years, but natural gas has dramatically reduced greenhouse gas emissions,” said Keith Klug, plant manager.  

State Sen. Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) welcomed Cargill’s investment. 

August 13, 2015
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Wine bloggers from throughout the United States and Canada are in Corning from August 13-16 ~ Welcome, and enjoy Finger Lakes wine country!

Beginning today and continuing until Sunday, August 13-16, between 200 and 300 wine bloggers from throughout the United States and Canada will be in Corning for the 2015 Wine Bloggers Conference

It's an event most often held on the West Coast, but this year the bloggers will be touring Finger Lakes wine country.

Welcome, and enjoy.

August 13, 2015
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Congratulations! ~ I.D. Booth, Inc. of Elmira celebrates 140th Anniversary

Congratulations on 140 successful years to Irving D. Booth, Inc. -- one of NY's great family-run companies.

Read and watch more on WENY-TV, "Local Business Celebrates Big Birthday"

And on WETM-TV, "Local Business Celebrates 140 Years in Our Community"

August 13, 2015
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from The Chronicle-Express: 'Greenidge generation plant poised for restart this fall'

from The Chronicle-Express, "Greenidge Generation announced Aug. 12 that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has published for public comment a Draft Title V Permit approving the facility’s application to restart the power plant by firing biomass and natural gas, without the use of coal. The facility will subsequently convert its generating operations to natural gas as the primary fuel."

Read more, "Greenidge generation plant poised for restart this fall"

August 13, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of August 10, 2015 ~ 'Another example just down the road'

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, "Another example just down the road"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in The Leader on August 10, 2015]

August 10, 2015
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National Purple Heart Day ~ August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015, is National Purple Heart Day.

Senator O'Mara said it's a day to honor all of those who have served and continue to stand in defense of our nation.

August 6, 2015
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National Farmer's Market Week ~ August 2-8, 2015 ~ Find a market near you

August 2-8, 2015 has been declared National Farmer's Market Week.

Find a local market HERE.

August 4, 2015
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SUMMER BLOOD DRIVES

The summer months, right through the official end of the season in late September, is an urgent time to donate blood.  

According to the American Red Cross, blood donations decrease significantly in the summer and shortages can reach critical and emergency levels.

As a result, numerous blood drives are taking place throughout the month of August across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions.

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August 4, 2015
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Summer Blood Drives -- Red Cross issues urgent call for most needed blood types

The summer months, right through the official end of the season in late September, is an urgent time to donate blood.  

According to the American Red Cross, blood donations decrease significantly in the summer and shortages can reach critical and emergency levels.  Read the following August 4, 2015 news bulletin, "Red Cross issues urgent call for most needed blood types"

August 4, 2015
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Welcome Back! ~ NASCAR returns to The Glen for the Cheez-It 355 ~ August 6-9, 2015 ~ Find out more about this weekend's full lineup of racing and other events

It's one of the year's biggest attractions and there's a full slate of events lined up at Watkins Glen Interational with the return of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It™ 355 race weekend

For more on WGI's importance, read the following from the Star-Gazette, "The Glen, New York feeling the love"

August 4, 2015
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