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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.