William J. Larkin Jr.'s Press releases

Senate Passes Larkin Bill To Raise Awareness About Congenital Heart Disease Among Newborns & Children

The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.7247) sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) that would designate February fourteenth each year as "Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Day."

"By establishing a statewide day of commemoration for this serious condition that affects so many families, we hope to help increase awareness about congenital heart defects," said Senator Larkin. "This is a special effort to give support to those families that have suffered the loss of a child because of this health problem.

September 24, 2008
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Senator Larkin Secures Grants For Esopus & Modena Fire Depts

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has secured funding in the form of two state grants to assist the Esopus and Modena Fire Departments.

The Esopus Fire District has been awarded $25,000 to purchase a four-wheel drive vehicle for first responders to access wooded trails and river areas for rescue.

The Modena Fire District has received $7,500 to purchase a thermal imaging camera that can detect extreme heat through solid objects.

September 23, 2008
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Honoring Gold Star Mothers On Sept 28th

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) is asking residents to recognize Gold Star Mothers this Sunday as a way to honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces. Gold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday in September each year. This year, this day falls on Sunday, September 28.

September 23, 2008
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Larkin Helps Cornwall Schools Make Technology Upgrades

Secures $65,000 Grant For Computers & Smart Boards Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has secured a grant in the amount of $65,000 for the Cornwall Central School District to upgrade its technology infrastructure and classroom computer hardware.

September 18, 2008
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Senator Bill Larkin Named To Farm Bureau's "circle Of Friends"

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s "Circle of Friends."

The New York Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm advocacy organization. "The ‘Circle of Friends’ award is given in recognition of an individual lawmaker’s support of New York agriculture and the Farm Bureau.

Senator Larkin was chosen for his strong support of New York’s family farms and his knowledge about the ways in which the industry impacts the economy and the future of New York State.

September 16, 2008
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Senator Larkin Secures $15 K Grant For Marlboro Middle School

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has secured a $15,000 state grant for the Marlboro Middle School to install a mobile computer lab.

"I am very pleased to have been able to secure this funding which will help the Marlboro Middle School develop this new mobile computer lab," said Senator Larkin. "The ability to bring the lab to the classrooms will give our students at Marlboro Middle School an opportunity to experience even more academic success through the use of the best equipment and technology available."

September 16, 2008
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Senator Larkin Asks All Citizens To Fly American Flag This Friday, September 19th, In Honor Of Pow/mia Recognition Day

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) reminds Hudson Valley residents that this Friday, September 19, 2008, is POW/MIA Recognition Day in New York State and asks for all to display the American Flag that day in their honor.

Since World War I, more than 142,000 Americans, including 85 women, have been captured and interned as POWs. Not included in this figure are nearly 93,000 Americans who were lost or never recovered.

September 15, 2008
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Statement From Senator Bill Larkin

Our hearts and prayers go out to those who were lost and to the survivors of the recent tsunami that devastated several countries in Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004. And we are grateful for the courageous people who are involved in the extraordinary humanitarian relief effort that continues.

September 11, 2008
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Senator Larkin Secures $25 K Grant For Washingtonville Schools

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has secured a $25,000 grant for the Washingtonville School District.

The grant will help the district to purchase an electronic fingerprinting system and for a camera and badge printer component for its new electronic entry door swipe system.

September 8, 2008
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Larkin Awards ’kidscount’ Grants To Area Schools

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that he has awarded all public elementary schools and middle schools containing elementary grades in the 39th Senate district with a special grant through Larkin's "KidsCount" program.

September 4, 2008
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Senator Larkin Obtains Additional Funding For Newburgh Schools

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has successfully secured additional state funding for the Newburgh City School District.

"I am pleased to have been able to negotiate this funding for the Newburgh City School District," said Senator Larkin. "These grants will help support the educational goals of the district and serve the students well."

September 3, 2008
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Larkin Announces Approval Of The New York Wine And Grape Foundation Study Grant

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the Empire State Development Corporation has approved a $44,500 grant for the New York Wine and Grape Foundation to conduct a study on establishing a Hudson River Valley Wine and Culinary Center.

August 27, 2008
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Larkin Authors New Law To Expand State's Farm, Apple & Cuisine Trails

LARKIN AUTHORS NEW LAW TO EXPAND STATE’S FARM, APPLE & CUISINE TRAILS

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to expand the state’s farm trails, apple trails, and cuisine trails has been signed into law by Governor David Paterson.

August 14, 2008
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Larkin Bill To Exempt Private Aircraft Bought In NYS From Sales And Use Taxes Passes Senate

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation he sponsored (S.425) which would provide several sales and use tax exemptions on certain small planes purchased in New York State.

June 10, 2008
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Senator Larkin Honors Local Woman At Statewide Event

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today honored Barbara Bedell of Walker Valley, NY at a special ceremony in the state capital as the New York State Senate’s 2007 "Woman of Distinction."

Ms. Bedell was honored for her outstanding work as a journalist and her incredible community service to the people of the Hudson Valley.

June 3, 2008
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Larkin Announces Home Heating Assistance For Working Families

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today reminded working families to see if they are qualified for the state’s home heating assistance program.

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) administered through the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is a federally funded program that assists eligible households in meeting their home energy needs. HEAP is now accepting applications which can be filed with the local Department of Social Services.

December 14, 2007
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Larkin Supports Bill To Punish Computer Crimes Against Children

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced the New York State Senate today passed legislation to combat computer crimes against children. The bill (S.1921) establishes a felony offense, Computer Sex Crime, when an offender uses a computer to facilitate and commit a sex crime against a child.

December 14, 2007
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Larkin Announces Funding To Increase Affordable Housing In Ulster County

 

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced state funding to create additional affordable housing in Ulster County.

The financing was approved by the board of the New York State Housing Finance Agency (HFA).

December 14, 2007
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Senator Larkin Will Push For Bill To Combat The Spread Of Mrsa In Hospitals

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced his support for S.4346, legislation recently introduced in the State Senate to fight the proliferation of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE) infections in hospitals.

December 14, 2007
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Larkin Announces Local Environmental Protection Fund Grants

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced several Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grants for Hudson Valley organizations that will assist with waterfront revitalization projects, historic preservation efforts, expanding open space, and increasing access to public lands.

November 30, 2007
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