J6487

Honoring the accomplishments of Governor Charles Evans Hughes and celebrating the centennial of his presidential candidacy

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring the accomplishments of Governor Charles
Evans Hughes and celebrating the centennial of his presidential candida-
cy

WHEREAS, New York State has long been the birthplace and home to great
historical figures, men and women who, through their great personal and
professional achievements, have furthered the causes of humanity,
government, education and social reform; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the accom-
plishments of Governor Charles Evans Hughes and celebrate the centennial
of his presidential candidacy; and
WHEREAS, The City of Glens Falls, New York, will be declaring October
15, 2016, Charles Evans Hughes Day, to be celebrated with a myriad of
events planned throughout the day; and
WHEREAS, Born on April 11, 1862, in Glens Falls, New York, in the
midst of the American Civil War, Charles Evans Hughes was the only child
of the former Mary C. Connelly and Reverend David C. Hughes; and
WHEREAS, An intelligent child, Charles Evans Hughes was able to read
at three and a half years-old, and began to learn the Greek language at
the age of nine; and
WHEREAS, Charles Evans Hughes attended Lafayette School in Newark, New
Jersey, and graduated as Salutatorian at the young age of 13; one year
later, he enrolled at Madison University (now Colgate University), where
he became a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity; and
WHEREAS, Charles Evans Hughes then transferred to Brown University,
continuing as a member of Delta Upsilon; he graduated third in his class
at the age of 19, having been elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior
year; and
WHEREAS, In 1882, Charles Evans Hughes entered Columbia Law School
where he graduated two years later with highest honors; while studying
law, he taught at Delaware Academy; in 1884, he scored 99.5 percent on
the New York Bar Exam, the highest grade up to that time; and
WHEREAS, From 1893-1905, Charles Evans Hughes served as President of
the Boston Baptist Social Union, a Christian fellowship of men, promot-
ing love among all people; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to his alma mater, Charles Evans Hughes was a
member of the Brown University Board of Trustees from 1903-1910; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his distinguished public career, Charles Evans
Hughes maintained deep roots in the Glens Falls region and used those
contacts as a source of strength to sustain his career as one of the
20th Century's greatest political figures; and
WHEREAS, From 1907-1910, Charles Evans Hughes held the esteemed posi-
tion of the 36th Governor of the State of New York; in this capacity, he
produced important reform legislation in three areas: improvement of the
machinery and processes of government, extension of the state's regula-
tory authority over businesses engaged in public services, and expansion
of governmental police and welfare functions; and
WHEREAS, As Governor, Charles Evans Hughes also championed and signed
legislation to enforce the State Constitution provision prohibiting
gambling; as a result, New York race tracks were shut down; and
WHEREAS, In 1908, Governor Charles Evans Hughes signed the Glens Falls
city charter, and two years later, he signed the first Workman's Compen-
sation Law in the Nation; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Governor Charles Evans Hughes was instrumental
in establishing the New York State Public Service Commission, and Sara-
toga State Park; and

WHEREAS, After his term as Governor, Charles Evans Hughes was nomi-
nated by President William H. Taft for Associate Justice to fill a
vacancy on the United States Supreme Court, a title he held from
1910-1916; and
WHEREAS, In 1914, Charles Evans Hughes joined the National Geographic
Society, and was named a life trustee in 1930; and
WHEREAS, After resigning from the Supreme Court on June 10, 1916,
Justice Charles Evans Hughes ran for President of the United States at
the age of 54; he narrowly lost to Woodrow Wilson, 277 electoral votes
to 254; and
WHEREAS, Dedicated to his law profession, Charles Evans Hughes held
the title of President of the New York Bar Association in 1917; and
WHEREAS, Unfortunately, Charles Evans Hughes' daughter, Helen, became
sick in 1918; after vacationing in Lake George during the summer, the
family rented a home in Glens Falls, to avoid moving her back to New
York City; devoted to both his family and his position, Charles spent
the weekends with the family upstate and worked during the week in the
City; and
WHEREAS, After Helen Hughes' untimely death in 1920, Charles Evan
Hughes declined to run again for President, citing his sorrow at the
loss of his beloved daughter; and
WHEREAS, From 1921-1925, the well-respected orator served as United
States Secretary of State; in 1928, he held the title of Judge on the
Court of International Justice, a position he held for two years until
he was reappointed to the United States Supreme Court where he served as
the 11th Chief Justice from 1930-1941; and
WHEREAS, On August 27, 1948, the American statesman Charles Evans
Hughes passed away at the age of 86; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is pleased to have this opportunity to
express its highest admiration for Charles Evans Hughes, former New York
State Governor, Presidential candidate, Supreme Court Justice and
devoted family man; and
WHEREAS, Armed with a humanistic spirit, imbued with a sense of
compassion, and admired by the Nation as a whole, Charles Evans Hughes'
life was a portrait of service and patriotism, a legacy that long
endured the passage of time, and will forever remain in the hearts of
all New Yorkers; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor the accomplishments of Governor Charles Evans Hughes and celebrate
the centennial of his presidential candidacy; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
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smitted to Jack Diamond, Mayor, Glens Falls, New York.

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J6486

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Sculpture Space on June 17, 2016, and paying tribute to this year's honorees

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Sculpture
Space on June 17, 2016, and paying tribute to this year's honorees

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to call attention to
individuals and organizations that devote their time and energies to the
cultural enrichment of the Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 40th Anniversary of Sculpture Space celebrated at a Tribute on
Friday, June 17, 2016, at The Dorothy Smith Center for Advocacy at The
Resource Center for Independent Living, Utica, New York, and paying
tribute to this year's honorees; and
WHEREAS, This auspicious event will also recognize friends of Sculp-
ture Space, talented artists and leaders of the art world, Sylvia de
Swaan and Jonathan Kirk; and
WHEREAS, Sculpture Space is a non-profit organization which supports
sculptors from Utica, New York, as residency participants, as well as
those who continue sculpting after their residencies; approximately 20
artists every year are accepted into its two-month residency program;
and
WHEREAS, Since the late 1970s, Sculpture Space has been instrumental
in helping hundreds of national and international sculptors alike
advance their careers; and
WHEREAS, For 40 years, Sculpture Space has encouraged interaction
between national and international artists and the local community in
Utica and the nearby region; and
WHEREAS, True to its mission, Sculpture Space hosts various studio
tours, places works in public domain and welcomes school groups to meet
the working artists; this vital organization also collaborates with
other groups in exhibiting the projects of many artists, and conducts
lectures at learning institutions such as Hamilton College, Syracuse
University, Colgate University, Pratt at Munson Williams Proctor Insti-
tute, Utica College, Onondaga Community Colleges and other universities;
and
WHEREAS, In addition, Sculpture Space offers the Artist-in-Residence
Program, providing equipment, space, assistance and various specialized
resources for residents of the Mohawk Valley; the public is invited to
work-in-progress receptions wherein the artists themselves share some-
thing about their careers and their works; artworks which have been made
and first seen in Utica is often exhibited in many galleries, sculpture
parks and museums around the globe; and
WHEREAS, Sylvia de Swaan is a Romanian born visual artist/photographer
who has lived, worked and exhibited in Mexico, Europe and the United
States; she moved from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Central New York in
the late 1970s, and has been actively involved in the Mohawk Valley art
community ever since; and
WHEREAS, An internationally exhibited artist, Sylvia de Swaan was the
first Executive Director of Sculpture Space from 1979-1995, and has
served as an independent curator; in addition, she was a visiting facul-
ty member of the art department at Hamilton College; and
WHEREAS, During her tenure at Sculpture Space, Sylvia de Swaan stabi-
lized the organization and established its credibility by broadening its
aesthetic orientation, linking it to the national and international arts
community by making it a founding member of the National Association of
Artists Organizations, and the National Alliance of Artists' Communi-
ties; and

WHEREAS, Under Sylvia de Swaan's luminous guidance, Sculpture Space
received a New York State Governor's Art Award and a John D. and Cathe-
rine T. MacArthur Foundation Award for the uniqueness of its services to
the art field; and
WHEREAS, After she left Sculpture Space in 1995, Sylvia de Swaan has
enjoyed travelling and has devoted herself to perfecting her personal
photographic work; and
WHEREAS, For her incredible work, Sylvia de Swaan was the recipient of
grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Aaron Siskind Founda-
tion, ArtsLink, Light Work, Constance Saltonstall Foundation, Virginia
Center for the Creative Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Aust-
rian Ministry of Culture, and Anderson Ranch Art Center, as well as
Society for Photographic Education; and
WHEREAS, Born in Saffron Walden, Great Britain, Jonathan Kirk earned
his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from St. Martins School of Art, London,
in 1978; he furthered his education by obtaining his Master in Fine Arts
degree from Syracuse University in 1980; and
WHEREAS, A gifted artist, Jonathan Kirk has received grants and awards
from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, New York Foundation for the
Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb
Foundation, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Elizabeth Green-
shields Foundation; and
WHEREAS, Jonathan Kirk has shown his spectacular work in various group
and solo exhibitions and some of his pieces are in permanent collections
throughout the East Coast, and at the Griffiss International Sculpture
Garden in Rome; and
WHEREAS, From 1980-2000, Jonathan Kirk held the position of Studio
Manager of Sculpture Space; in this capacity, he directed the expansion
and renovation of the facility through a grant from the MacArthur Foun-
dation, which was matched by the Board of Directors; and
WHEREAS, Currently, Jonathan Kirk continues to live and work in Utica,
and is represented by the Robert Steele Gallery in Chelsea, New York
City; and
WHEREAS, As managers of Sculpture Space, Sylvia de Swaan and Jonathan
Kirk formed a cooperative working relationship, making it possible for
them to achieve great successes on minimal resources; together, they
oversaw the purchase of the building, which had been part of the Utica
Steam Engine & Boiler Works Factory; and
WHEREAS, Today, under the guidance and leadership of President, Helen
Madden, Sculpture Space remains committed to providing artists with the
time and resources to fully explore their creative potential, and
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continues to expand public awareness of and support for contemporary art
by creating opportunities for artists to share their work with the
community through exhibitions, lectures, and educational outreach; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commemorate
those events which add strength, vigor and inspiration to the cultural
diversity and quality of life in the communities of the State of New
York; and
WHEREAS, It is most fitting that we take time to celebrate the arts of
our Nation, to honor our artists, and to express our appreciation to
everyone who patronizes the arts; and as we celebrate the arts, we cele-
brate and give thanks to our American freedom, the only atmosphere in
which artists can truly create and in which art is truly the expression
of the soul; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Sculpture Space on June 17, 2016,
and paying tribute to this year's honorees; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Helen Madden, President, Sculpture Space, Sylvia de Swaan and
Jonathan Kirk.

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J6485

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Candella's Farm & Greenhouses

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Candella's
Farm & Greenhouses

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize the
important milestones in those businesses within the State of New York
which have contributed to the economic health and vitality of the commu-
nities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of Candella's Farm & Greenhouses; and
WHEREAS, For the past Century, Candella's Farm & Greenhouses has
proudly offered quality products and outstanding service to its custom-
ers; and
WHEREAS, Candella's Farm & Greenhouses on River Road in Marcy, New
York, has been in the Candella family since 1916; 100 years ago, Italian
immigrant Frank Candella, and his wife, Rose, began farming land several
miles east of the farm's current location; they eventually settled on
200+ acres of prime earth on River Road, in Marcy, New York; and
WHEREAS, In the 1980s, Mike and Florence Candella took over the busi-
ness after Frank and Rose Candella began to retire and slow down; and
WHEREAS, Through the years, Frank and Rose Candella continued to
remain involved while Mike and Florence Candella expanded greenhouse and
farm production by featuring U-Pick strawberries and an enhanced farm
store for its customers; and
WHEREAS, In the 1990s, Michael Candella, Jr. began to increase the
farming operation by selling wholesale produce to local grocery stores
and the New York State Prison Food Kitchen Program; and
WHEREAS, Michael Candella, Jr. also grew the U-Pick Berries operation
which is currently comprised of 20 acres of strawberries, raspberries
and blueberries; and
WHEREAS, Working cooperatively with Upstate Growers and Packers,
Candella's Farm & Greenhouses produces a full line of summer produce
including sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans, and squash;
and
WHEREAS, Each February, the greenhouse operation begins to grow plants
for retail sale and plants that will be grown in the field; Candella's
Farm & Greenhouses offers its loyal customers over 70 varieties of herbs
and perennials, hanging baskets, patio and combination pots, boxed annu-
als, and potted flowers; and
WHEREAS, As summer ends and winter approaches, Candella's Farm &
Greenhouses offers its clientele pumpkins and specialty pumpkins, mums
and fall decorations, and during the holidays, they sell Christmas
trees, wreaths and other decorations; and
WHEREAS, Today, Mike and Florence Candella continue to guide and visit
the business daily, but leave the majority of the details to their chil-
dren, Michael Candella, Jr. and Shawna Papale, who in turn are teaching
the next generation, Sara, Gabrielle, and Michael G. the successful
family-run enterprise; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the years, Candella's Farm & Greenhouses has
become a trusted source for multiple generations of Oneida County fami-
lies who have come to appreciate this remarkable company's caring
concern and attention to detail; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous guidance of Mike and Florence Candella,
Michael Candella, Jr. and Shawna Papale, Candella's Farm & Greenhouses
remains committed to offering the finest service and products to the
Marcy area and beyond for many years to come; and

WHEREAS, The success of Candellas's Farm & Greenhouses over the years
is in direct correlation to the efforts of its management and staff,
whose involvement is, and always has been, characterized by an impres-
sive commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard
of excellence in all endeavors on behalf of the company and the communi-
ty it serves; and
WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body acknowl-
edges this third generation business and its contributions to the local
and State economies, fully confident it will continue to enjoy the spar-
kling successes it has experienced thus far; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Candella's Farm & Greenhouses; and
be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mike and Florence Candella, Michael Candella, Jr. and Shawna
Papale, Owners, Candella's Farm & Greenhouses.

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J6484

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

WHEREAS, The quality and sanctity of community life are cherished values
that are worthy of safeguarding, and this Legislative Body is hereby
moved to honor those exemplary organizations that are devoted to
preserving and protecting such values; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor and
recognize the 100th Anniversary of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps
(ROTC); and
WHEREAS, One hundred years ago, on June 3, 1916, President Woodrow
Wilson signed the National Defense Act of 1916 to establish the Reserve
Officers' Training Corps (ROTC); and
WHEREAS, Although military training had been taking place in civilian
colleges and universities as early as 1819, the signing of the National
Defense Act brought this training under a single, federally-controlled
entity; and
WHEREAS, The first Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) units were
established in the autumn of 1916 at 46 schools with a combined enroll-
ment of about 40,000 students; and
WHEREAS, Since its inception the Reserve Officers' Training Corps
(ROTC) steadily grew, and by the time the United States entered World
War II, the program had produced more than 100,000 officers; and
WHEREAS, The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is now the
largest officer-producing organization with the American military,
having commissioned more than half a million second lieutenants since
its inception; and
WHEREAS, The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) currently
commissions over 5,000 second lieutenants each year, and approximately
70 percent of the second lieutenants who join the active Army, the Army
National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve are commissioned through the
Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC); and
WHEREAS, Since the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) came into
existence, more than 600,000 men and women have earned a commission
through the program; among them are two chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, seven Army chiefs of staff, two Cabinet secretaries, and a
sitting Supreme Court associate justice; and
WHEREAS, Today, the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) has
more than 200 programs located at colleges and universities throughout
the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam with an
enrollment of more than 30,000; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the past century, the United States and its army
has faced numerous challenges both at home and abroad; wars against
foreign governments were fought and won; economic depressions endured;
medical, scientific and technological advances were made; and the U.S.
led peacekeeping operations that contributed to greater global stabili-
ty; and
WHEREAS, The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) and its members
can look back with pride on its rich history of providing excellent
service to the community and our nation, and it can look forward to
carrying on its mission for many years to come; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
organizations that serve to enhance the vitality of their communities
and that have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence,
deserving the applause of all the citizens of this great nation; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officers'
Training Corps (ROTC); and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Syracuse University Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps
Stalwart Battalion and the Syracuse University Air Force Reserve Offi-
cers' Training Corps Detachment 535.

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J6483

Congratulating Benjamin Petrella upon the occasion of winning the 3,200 Meter Run in the NYSPHSAA Boys Outdoor Track And Field Champ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Benjamin Petrella upon the occa-
sion of winning the 3,200 Meter Run in the New York State Public High
School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Boys Outdoor Track And Field
Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, teamwork, and a dedicated coaching
staff; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
young people within the State of New York who, by achieving outstanding
success in athletic competition, have inspired and brought great pride
to their school and community; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success, and developing a sense
of fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, Benjamin Petrella, a senior at Liverpool High School, won the
3,200 meter run in the 2016 New York State Boys Outdoor Track and Field
Championship on June 10, 2016 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School; and
WHEREAS, Benjamin Petrella ran in the second of two heats in the final
race of the evening on June 10; he ran neck in neck with a student from
Carthrage for the majority of the run, including most of the final lap;
and
WHEREAS, Benjamin Petrella used his energy to surge and break away
down the final stretch to come in first, clocking in at 8:52.42; and
WHEREAS, In addition to this victory, Benjamin Petrella also set a
record by running the fastest time ever for the boys 3,200 meter run at
a New York State Championship meet; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, Benjamin Petrella has proven
to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favorably on his
family, his school and the entire community; and
WHEREAS, The talent displayed by Benjamin Petrella is due in great
part to the efforts of his coaches Jeff Abbott, Justin Albro, Mike
Cabrinha, and Tracey Vannatta; these skilled coaches have helped develop
potential into excellence; and
WHEREAS, Throughout Benjamin Petrella's final high school season, he
was always loyally and enthusiastically supported by family, friends and
fans from throughout the entire community; and
WHEREAS, Benjamin Petrella has demonstrated outstanding athletic abil-
ity and good sportsmanship, proving that he is second to none; and
WHEREAS, Benjamin Petrella may stand with pride as he assesses his
achievements and experience the action of his labors; now, therefore, be
it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Benjamin Petrella upon the occasion of winning the 3,200
meter run in the 2016 New York State Public High School Athletic Associ-
ation (NYSPHSAA) Boys Outdoor Track and Field Championship; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Benjamin Petrella.

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J6482

Congratulating the Binghamton High School Varsity Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class AA Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Binghamton High School Varsity
Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class AA
Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Binghamton High School Varsity Softball Team are the New
York State Class AA Champions; and
WHEREAS, With its first state title in program history, the Patriots
clinched a 4-1 victory over defending champion Orchard Park in the Class
AA title game on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Moreau Park in South Glens
Falls; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Joe Mancinelli, a skilled and inspirational
tutor, respected for his ability to develop potential into excellence;
and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record is outstanding, and the team
members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family, fans,
friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Binghamton High School Varsity Softball
Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in the cham-
pionship, were a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship,
of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these team players are
second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Coach Joe Mancinelli has done a superb job in guiding, mold-
ing and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Joe Mancinelli and his outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Binghamton High School Varsity Softball Team; its
members: Regan Ward, Mikayla Pourby, Paige Raugh, Riley Ward, Kendra
Faughnan, Allison McGovern, Sabrina LaBoudy, Elena Shelepak, Emily Saun-
ders, Emily Keenan, Emily Zeboris, Kayla Gassner and Kaily LaForce; and
Coach Joe Mancinelli on their outstanding season and overall team
record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Binghamton High School Varsity Softball Team and to Coach
Joe Mancinelli.

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Congratulating the Maine-Endwell Varsity Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class A Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Maine-Endwell Varsity Softball
Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class A Champion-
ship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Maine-Endwell Varsity Softball Team are the New York
State Class A Champions; and
WHEREAS, The Spartans were down to a final-strike elimination in
Saturday's semifinal with Section 5 champion Pittsford Mendon before
taking an extra-inning victory, setting up a title tilt Sunday morning
in South Glens Falls with Section 8's Clarke of Westbury; and
WHEREAS, With its first state title in program history, the Spartans
clenched a 6-5 victory over W. Tresper Clarke High School in the New
York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A championship
game on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Moreau Recreational Park; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Matt Raleigh, a skilled and inspirational
tutor, respected for his ability to develop potential into excellence;
and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 14-7 is outstanding, and the
team members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Maine-Endwell Varsity Softball Team,
from the opening game of the season to participation in the champion-
ship, were a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship, of
honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these team players are
second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Coach Matt Raleigh has done a superb job in guiding, molding
and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Matt Raleigh and his outstanding athletes have
clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Maine-Endwell Varsity Softball Team; its members:
Allison L'Amoreaux, Jordan McGinnis, Brianna Mancini, Abagale Cacialli,
Mikayla Garbarino, Emily Hess, Alison Missavage, Alexis Raleigh, Brooke
Singer, Madison Stulir, Meredith Rose, Alyssa Pochkar, Alexis Wanchisen,
Daniella Dean, Gabby Sawyer and Meaghan Raleigh; and Coach Matt Raleigh
on their outstanding season and overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Maine-Endwell Varsity Softball Team and to Coach Matt
Raleigh.

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  • 14 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J6480

Honoring The Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc. as recipient of the Organization of the Year Award by In Our Own Voices, Inc.

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J6480


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring The Addictions Care Center of Albany,
Inc. upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the Organiza-
tion of the Year Award by In Our Own Voices, Inc. on July 17, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor The
Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc. upon the occasion of its desig-
nation as recipient of the Organization of the Year Award by In Our Own
Voices, Inc., to be celebrated at its Annual Jazz in July Event on
Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the State Room, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, In Our Own Voices is an autonomous organization dedicated to
addressing the many needs and ensuring the physical, mental, spiritual,
political, cultural, and economic survival and growth of the Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People of Color (LGBT POC) community in
the Capital Region of Upstate New York; and
WHEREAS, The Addictions Care Center of Albany (ACCA) empowers individ-
uals, families and communities to advance beyond addiction and overcome
barriers to healing through an array of quality, compassionate care and
prevention programs; and
WHEREAS, ACCA respects each individual's unique journey through recov-
ery and believes the disease of addiction is both preventable and treat-
able; and
WHEREAS, For numerous years, ACCA has strived to heal the hearts of
everyone touched by addiction through core values such as respect,
compassion, diversity, integrity and excellence; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Keith W. Stack, the success
of the ACCA is in direct correlation to the efforts of its staff, whose
involvement is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive
commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm and an uncompromising standard of
excellence in all endeavors on behalf of the institution and the commu-
nity it serves; and
WHEREAS, Our society is greatly benefited by the purposeful efforts of
individuals who unite for the cause of improving the quality of life for
others, and who proactively work toward the goal of dignity for all;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor The Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc. upon the occasion of
its designation as recipient of the Organization of the Year Award by In
Our Own Voices, Inc., and to wish this exemplary organization continued
success in its vital work on behalf of the community it serves; and be
it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Keith W. Stack.

actions

  • 14 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J6479

Honoring Estella Williamson upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the LGBT POC Health and Human Service Award by In O...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Estella Williamson upon the occasion of
her designation as recipient of the LGBT POC Health and Human Service
Award by In Our Own Voices, Inc. on July 17, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Estella Williamson upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the LGBT POC Health and Human Service Award by In Our Own Voices, Inc.,
to be celebrated at its Annual Jazz in July Event on Sunday, July 17,
2016, at the State Room, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, In Our Own Voices is an autonomous organization dedicated to
addressing the many needs and ensuring the physical, mental, spiritual,
political, cultural, and economic survival and growth of the Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People of Color (LGBT POC) community in
the Capital Region of Upstate New York; and
WHEREAS, The LGBT POC Health and Human Service Award is given to an
individual or organization that has visible evidence and a direct impact
on elimination of oppression and marginalization in LGBT POC communi-
ties; Estella Williamson is one such individual; and
WHEREAS, Assistant Dean and Director of the Field Education Program at
the University at Albany School of Social Welfare, Estella Williamson
assists students in learning to develop, apply and integrate learned
theoretical skills in social work practice settings; and
WHEREAS, Estella Williamson's past experiences in social work leader-
ship involved managing programs in child welfare, outpatient mental
health and addictions, prenatal services and HIV clinical and preventive
care; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, her management of clinical programming included
the development and implementation of services, program monitoring and
evaluation, and the procurement and management of State and Federal
grants; and
WHEREAS, Throughout her illustrious career, Estella Williamson has
served as a field instructor, adjunct instructor and speaker on social
work practice and theory; she is also a therapist in private practice;
and
WHEREAS, Our society is greatly benefited by the purposeful efforts of
individuals who unite for the cause of improving the quality of life for
others, and who proactively work toward the goal of dignity for all;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Estella Williamson upon the occasion of her designation as recipi-
ent of the LGBT POC Health and Human Service Award by In Our Own Voices,
Inc., and to wish this exemplary woman continued success in her vital
work on behalf of the community she serves; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Estella Williamson.

actions

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    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J6478

Honoring Barry D. Walston upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the LGBT Community Advocacy Award by In Our Own Voice...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Barry D. Walston upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of the LGBT Community Advocacy Award by In
Our Own Voices, Inc. on July 17, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Barry D. Walston upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the LGBT Community Advocacy Award by In Our Own Voices, Inc., to be
celebrated at its Annual Jazz in July Event on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at
the State Room, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, In Our Own Voices, Inc. is an autonomous organization dedi-
cated to addressing the many needs and ensuring the physical, mental,
spiritual, political, cultural, and economic survival and growth of the
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People of Color (LGBT POC) commu-
nity in the Capital Region of Upstate New York; and
WHEREAS, The LGBT Community Advocacy Award is given to an individual
or organization that is committed to creating change in Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender People of Color communities; Barry D. Walston
is one such individual; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in North Carolina, Barry D. Walston earned a
bachelor's degree and a Master of Social Work from the University at
Albany School of Social Welfare; and
WHEREAS, A lifelong activist who prides himself on being his "broth-
er's keeper", Barry D. Walston is currently employed by the New York
State Department of Health AIDS Institute in the Bureau Division of HIV
as a Contract Manager where he pilots initiatives within the Division of
HIV Prevention; and
WHEREAS, Prior to serving in this capacity, Barry D. Walston was the
Director of the Whitney M. Young Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program
located in Albany, New York; he has spent the majority of his illustri-
ous career working in human services and supporting programs that
service populations at risk; and
WHEREAS, With a steadfast and unwavering commitment to social advocacy
and activism, Barry D. Walston serves as President of the Albany Affil-
iate Black Child Development Institute, and President of Literacy New
York of the Greater Capital Region; he is also the Grants Chair of the
Albany Fund for Education; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Barry D. Walston is passionate about youth
development and gives of his time and energy to local mentoring programs
where he supports youth of color within the Albany City School District
to reach their fullest potential; and
WHEREAS, Our society is greatly benefited by the purposeful efforts of
individuals who unite for the cause of improving the quality of life for
others, and who proactively work toward the goal of dignity for all;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Barry D. Walston upon the occasion of his designation as recipi-
ent of the LGBT Community Advocacy Award by In Our Own Voices, Inc., and
to wish this exemplary man continued success in his vital work on behalf
of the community he serves; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Barry D. Walston.

actions

  • 14 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
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