Lawmakers seek first-in-the-nation set-aside program to enable service-disabled
veterans to participate in annual state legislative internship program
In advance of Memorial Day, New York State Senator Bill Larkin (R,C-Cornwall-on-Hudson), a World War II and Korean War combat veteran, and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (R,C,I-Glenville) today introduced new legislation to create the G.I.V.E. Back NY program (Giving Internships for disabled Veterans not fully Employed) to enable disabled veterans to participate in the Assembly and Senate’s annual legislative internship program.
Brigadier General Timothy Trainor, Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy at West Point and Senator Dean Skelos, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader, present Senator Bill Larkin with the United States Army’s highest civilian award, the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that legislation (Senate bill S.7066) to allow the Moffat Library in Washingtonville to be eligible for Dormitory Authority financing has passed the Senate.
Moffat Library is planning a multi-million dollar renovation of its historic building and this legislation will allow the library to apply to the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to assist with the financing of the project.
Sidney Tendler enlisted in the Army Air Corps in June 1942, and was called to active duty in November, 1942. He was sent to Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi, for basic training. From there, he spent time in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for training as a radio operator in an aircraft.
After completing flight training and schooling as a Radio Operator, Sidney and the crew were assigned to the 7th Emergency Rescue Squadron. Their B-17 #1797 carried large survival boats called Flying Dutchmen, which were attached to the underside of the airplane. Once released from the plane, three large parachutes carried these boats to survivors in the water.
Senator Bill Larkin was recently honored by the March of Dimes for his work on the Pulse Oximetry Legislation. This new law will protect newborns by screening them for critical congenital heart defects before they are discharged from the hospital. Shown presenting Senator Larkin with a plaque are Jerry Silber, Chair, Board of Directors, March of Dimes NY Chapter and Frank DeMeo, Director, March of Dimes NY Chapter.
Senator Bill Larkin hosted a Senate Task Force on Heroin & Opioid Addiction public forum in Newburgh to solicit input from the community on this fast-growing epidemic. The information garnered at the forum will be used to develop legislative recommendations on how best to address the impact of heroin on our communities.
Alyce Ingram is a lifelong resident of Haverstraw and has been serving the community around her for as long as she can remember. As a high school student, she volunteered at a local animal hospital and continued public service through college by volunteering with numerous organizations, including Le Sigma Femmes, in support of rights for women and children.
After the birth of her daughter, Ms. Ingram was a stay-at-home mom. Her daughter, Chelsea, was diagnosed with Costello’s Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder which affects only two to three hundred people worldwide. This disorder required Chelsea to undergo numerous surgeries and begin daily occupational, physical and speech therapies, along with Ms. Ingram’s constant care.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that the Hudson Valley regional forum of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center in Newburgh, New York.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that the New York State Senate has unanimously passed legislation (S3992) which would allow towns with a population of more than 25,000 to set speed limits on their own roads and highways.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 39th Senatorial District.Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:Max BorchertGrade 6Marlboro Middle School
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week helps celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and is designed to highlight the enormous contributions that volunteers make every day. This year marks the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, a clear reflection of the long and proud tradition of volunteerism in our nation.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced the passage of the New York State budget today. Included in the 2014-15 budget are increases in school aid funding; CHIPS funding for roads; property tax relief for homeowners; and tax relief to businesses to spur growth and job creation.