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.
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.
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.
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.
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.