Senator Bill Larkin (R-C-I, 39th District) recently announced that he has secured $50,000 in grants for public libraries in Rockland, Ulster and Orange counties.

Libraries in the Towns of Marlboro, Plattekill, Haverstraw and Blooming Grove will each receive $10,000 for technology and equipment upgrades, community outreach programs and building improvements.

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Acknowledging the 31 days in October, Senator Ranzenhofer and the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester want to share 31 Truths About Breast Cancer. For breast cancer survivors, awareness is only the first step. Right now, over 3 million women in the United States are living in the aftermath of a breast cancer diagnosis. 

Senator Ranzenhofer supports the families here in our own community who have been impacted by breast cancer. Will you join him?


State Senator Patty Ritchie is encouraging farmers and other interested individuals in Central and Northern New York who have been affected by the summer’s drought to attend a special presentation on October 26th featuring groundwater expert Dr. M. Todd Walter of Cornell University.

Queens, NY – Today, State Senator Tony Avella announced that his “Snow Removal for Seniors” program, which provides snow removal for senior citizens, will return for its fourth year. As winter approaches, the program is currently seeking volunteers willing to assist those in need.

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) has introduced legislation (S-8190) to add so-called “designer drugs” to the Penal law, essentially codifying the definition under the federal Controlled Substances Act.  The amendment would give law enforcement agencies the tools necessary to crackdown on the use of such drugs across New York State.    

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) joins the New York State Tax Department and the New State Department of Agriculture and Markets in reminding farmers of money saving tax credits available to them.  The new and existing credits provide farmers with additional resources to re-invest in their business by improving or expanding operations.    

“These tax credits have been put in place to support farms big and small,” Gallivan said.  “I encourage all farmers throughout the state to learn more about these programs and to take advantage of the savings they offer.”

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) is once again being recognized by Unshackle Upstate for his record of supporting efforts to cut taxes and create jobs.  The pro-taxpayer, pro-business advocacy organization reviews how Senators and Assemblymembers vote on legislation, the budget and issues of concern to upstate residents.  Through its political action committee, UPAC, Unshackle Upstate is endorsing Gallivan for re-election in November.

BRONX, NYSenator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Assemblyman Mike Benedetto (D-Bronx) and the Throggs Neck Community Action Partnership hosted a town hall addressing substance abuse on Wednesday at Preston High School.