SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY—In light of a bombshell report released by Pace University’s Environmental Policy Clinic, Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) today joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to call on the U.S. Coast Guard to rescind their current proposal to establish new anchorage points along the Hudson River.

Queens, NY – Tonight, Senator Tony Avella will stand with community members at York College to publicly object to the MTA’s fare hike proposal. This is the first in a series of public hearings the MTA will host before deciding to raise fares by 4% this spring. 

Senator Avella’s remarks will center on the out of touch nature of MTA’s governance structure and their refusal to make internal changes while placing the financial burden of their budget shortfall on the New Yorkers who can least afford it. 

MEDINA – Empire State Development announced today that Pride Pak, Inc. has opened the doors on its new 68,000 square-foot facility on 13 acres in the Medina Business Park.

Pride Pak, Canada’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable processor, will ultimately invest up to $30 million on the state-of-the-art complex in Orleans County in order to be closer to its U.S. customers. The company has committed to creating 200 new jobs at the site. The Governor announced Pride Pak’s plan to build in the Finger Lakes region last November.

New York – Today, State Senators Liz Krueger, Brad Hoylman, and Tony Avella, along with thirteen other Senators, released a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, urging him to push the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Board of Directors to implement the strongest possible cap reduction rate for the period 2020-2030. Included with the letter were comments submitted by the Senators directly to the RGGI board as part of the 2016 RGGI Program Review.

Building upon her past efforts recognizing the importance of athletics and the accomplishments of local high school teams, State Senator Patty Ritchie has delivered $9,000 in special funding for the purchase of a new cheerleading mat for the Belleville Henderson Central School District, which will be used for the squad to practice tumbling and stunts and take their athletic skills to the next level.


The following resources were made available at Senator Krueger's "Making Change in Your Neighborhood" forum, held on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016. Click on the titles below to view the resource.

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, D-Far Rockaway) today launched a new  program  where he will host free legal services for senior citizens age 60 and older at his District Office in South Ozone Park. The program is conducted in partnership with Legal Services For the Elderly in Queens, a part of the Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA).

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for December is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.