William J. Larkin Jr.'s Press releases

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 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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Senator Larkin Obtains Funding For Local Library And Literacy Programs

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has obtained state funding for the Kingston Library and Literacy Volunteers of America, Eastern Orange County, Inc.

The Kingston Library has received $10,000 for the purchase of adult and children’s reference resources in science, history, geography, government and careers.

Senator Larkin was also able to secure a $5,000 grant for Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA), Eastern Orange County, Inc. for costs associated with its successful tutoring program.

November 30, 2007
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Larkin Secures Funding For Town Of Highlands

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has secured two state grants for the Town of Highlands Ambulance Corp., Inc and the Highlands Police Department.

The Highlands Ambulance Corps, Inc. has received $25,000 for the purchase of a 4-wheel drive first response vehicle.

The Town of Highlands Police Department has received $10,000 toward the purchase of two all terrain vehicles equipped with emergency lighting and a trailer for law enforcement officers patrolling the CSX rail line and along the Hudson River within the town as well as throughout area woodlands.

November 30, 2007
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Hudson Valley Delegation To Continue Fighting MTA's Comprehensive Fare Increase Plan

 

The State Senate Majority’s Hudson Valley Delegation today called upon Governor Eliot Spitzer to reject any increase in the cost of the MTA’s Metro-North commuter fares or tolls for MTA bridges and Tunnels.

At a press conference in New York City today the Governor announced that the MTA would drop its plans to impose an increase in basic subway and bus fares, but he failed to rule out such an increase in the cost of Metro-North service, monthly subway commuter passes, or tolls on MTA bridges and tunnels.

November 28, 2007
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Larkin Fears Governor Left Door Open For Future MTA Fare Hikes On Hudson Valley Residents

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today said that Governor Spitzer still has not taken any action to prevent fare increases for Metro North and LIRR riders and most subway riders and has done nothing to stop bridge and tunnel toll hikes.

November 28, 2007
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Senator Larkin Obtains $42,000 For Local Organizations Assisting The Disabled Community

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has successfully obtained $42,000 in state funding for Orange County AHRC, the Recourse Center For Accessible Living, Inc., and Ulster-Greene ARC.

Orange County AHRC, located in the City of Newburgh, has received $20,000 for the purchase of office computers and operating expenses.

The Recourse Center For Accessible Living, Inc. in Kingston has received $2,000 for the purchase of a computer and projector.

November 16, 2007
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Governor Pulls Driver’s License Plan

 

Finally acknowledging the people of this state who said he was wrong, Governor Spitzer has completely reversed his position and given up his plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.

November 14, 2007
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Senator Larkin Obtains State Grants For Local Veterans

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has obtained state funding for several local veterans organizations.

The New Windsor American Legion Post 1796 has received $10,000 for repairs and upgrades to its building on Walnut Street.

Disabled American Veterans, Edward G. Galian Memorial Chapter No. 212 in Goshen has received $10,000 toward the construction of a new handicap accessible pavilion at its meeting place to be used for events such as day trips by the hospitalized veterans at Castle Point Veterans Hospital.

November 13, 2007
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Larkin Secures Funding For Area Health Care Programs

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced he has successfully secured state grants for Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc. and Golden Hill Health Care Center in Kingston.

"I am very pleased to have been in a position to advocate for these state grants on behalf of Hospice and Golden Hill," said Senator Larkin. "It is especially satisfying knowing that this funding will be used to directly serve the patients and residents of these excellent facilities."

November 13, 2007
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Larkin Discusses Potential Doctor Shortage Upstate

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today spoke out about the potential serious physician shortage facing upstate New York and what the New York State Senate is doing to attract young talented physicians to upstate.

November 13, 2007
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November 2, 2007
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Senator Larkin And Mayor Sottile Announce Construction Of Building To House Armor Dynamics In Kingston Business Park

Senator William Larkin and Mayor James Sottile are pleased to announce the commencement of construction of the Armor Dynamics Inc. facility at the Kingston Business Park. A major component of this project is a $1,000,000 grant obtained by Senator Larkin as part of the project financing.

Armor Dynamics is in the business of developing and manufacturing an innovative, composite armor material called Magmacore™, an extremely adaptable technology for use in the production of armor systems including: vehicle armor, security shields and other products.

October 30, 2007
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Larkin Comments On Governor’s Plan To Give Illegal Immigrants N.y.s. Driver’s Licenses

 

As a retired Lt. Col. in the United States Army and as a member of the New York State Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, I strongly oppose the plan by Governor Spitzer to grant New York State driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.

The driver’s license is the basic identification document for nearly everyone in America.

October 30, 2007
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Armor Dynamics Groundbreaking Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), Kingston Mayor, James M. Sottile partners of Armor Dynamics Inc., and officials at the City of Kingston Office of Economic and Community Development will hold a groundbreaking today to announce construction of the new Armor Dynamics facility in Kingston.

Tuesday, October 30, 20074:00 PMKingston Business ParkCorporate Drive

Directions: The new Armor Dynamics site is located past the Alcoa Fastening Systems facility. Enter Kingston Business Park and proceed up the hill.

October 30, 2007
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Statement From Senator Larkin On Governor's Latest Plan To Give Driver's Licenses To Illegals

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today reacted to Governor Eliot Spitzer’s modified proposal to give New York State driver’s licenses to illegal aliens.

Senator Larkin said, "The Governor's new alien license plan still won't keep us safe. Governor Spitzer has made an abrupt U-turn on his plan to provide New York State licenses to illegal aliens. However, he is still insisting that they receive legitimate licenses.

October 30, 2007
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Larkin Announces Environmental Conservation Funding For Ulster County

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Ulster County will receive a $7,600 grant from the state.

The Center will use this funding to develop and implement a habitat management plan designed to maximize grassland habitat.

Funding for the grant was generated from the sale of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Habitat Access Stamps, a program which the state began in 2004.

October 26, 2007
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Senate Passes New Bill To Increase Workers' Comp Benefits For Private Hospital Workers, Emts, Paramedics Dispatched To Ground Zero On 9/11

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the New York State Senate last night passed legislation that would increase workers’ compensation benefits for private hospital workers, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) or paramedics who were dispatched to Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

October 26, 2007
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Senate Passes Bill Today To Prohibit Driver's Licenses For Illegal Aliens

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced the New York State Senate has passed legislation that would stop Governor Spitzer’s plan to issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens by requiring a social security number or proof of authorized presence in the United States to obtain a New York State driver’s license or non-driver identification card.

October 22, 2007
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Senator Larkin Obtains Funding For Kingston Kids

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) has obtained state grants for two local organizations that serve young people in Kingston.

The senator announced today that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ulster County, Inc. has been awarded $20,000 so that the organization can keep up with the demands of a growing program and continue to match young people in need with caring adults who will serve as mentors in these children’s lives.

October 18, 2007
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