Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced $100,000 in state funding to the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York.  The grant will be used to support the organization’s First Time/Last Time Program, which provides an alternative to incarceration for youths aged 16 to 21 across Western New York. 

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) supports an agreement to modernize New York’s Alcohol Beverage Control Law.  Under legislation co-sponsored by Gallivan, restaurants and bars would be allowed to serve alcohol earlier on Sundays and reduces burdensome fees for wineries, distilleries, breweries and cideries statewide.  

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) says the Senate has passed legislation (S3463C) that would establish a New York State terrorist registry and provide for sharing of terrorist information between the Division of Criminal Justice Services and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.  The registry is modeled after Megan’s Law which requires convicted sex offenders to register with the state.      

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) joined his colleagues in the State Senate in approving legislation to make ridesharing services legal in areas outside of New York City.  The legislation would allow Transportation Network Companies, such as Uber and Lyft, to begin operating in Buffalo and other communities across the state.

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the Senate has passed a bill (S-434) that would prohibit businesses from transmitting false caller identification information intended to defraud or harass consumers.  The practice, known as spoofing, is sometimes used by scammers or fraudulent telemarketers to mask their true identity by sending false information to caller ID services or devices. 

     Photo caption: Senator Martins (left) congratulates Dr. Lewis Licht (third left) on his induction into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  They are joined by members of Dr. Licht’s family.

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) today inducted 92 year old World War II veteran Dr. Lewis Licht into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  Dr. Licht, a Roslyn Heights resident, was named to the Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame by Senator Martins.   



Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with the Southwest Brooklyn Parks Task Force, today has announced the complete lineup of summer concerts set to take stage in our local parks during July and August. The popular concert series kicks off on Tuesday, July 5th when local favorite Head Over Heels plays Shore Road Park at 79th Street.

Eldridge Park Festivities and Fireworks sponsored by Chemung Canal Trust Company & Wegmans

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In the wake of a giant furniture retailer’s recall of dressers and chests following the deaths of toddlers caused by their tipping over, State Senator Patty Ritchie is calling on New York State to enhance its efforts to make families more aware of the dangers posed by unstable furniture.

Fireworks hosted by the Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce

The show is presented by Welliver and sponsored by Fagan Engineers, Atwater Estate Vineyards, GRAFT wine + cider bar, and Nelson Development.

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