Nearly 50 farmers and others affected by the summer’s severe drought were able to hear from a groundwater expert about how to rebound from the dry weather and protect themselves in the future at a special presentation organized by Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Patty Ritchie.

Senator Venditto's Free Student Loan Workshop

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The program, in partnership with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) - Student Protection Unit and the Massapequa Junior/Senior PTSA, will inform students and their parents about how to finance their education, student loan forgiveness, loan repayment programs, deferment & forbearance, and how to avoid loan default.  

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C-I, 39th District) and Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation to rename a portion of Route 208 to John Spear Way, in honor of John Spear, a longtime local resident and community leader. 

Great to see RIT expanding on our region's history and success in manufacturing with its new AMPrint Center for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. The Rochester region has quickly become a leader in manufacturing, innovation and technology thanks in large part to the resources, students and faculty at RIT.

As National Bullying Prevention month continues, State Senator Patty Ritchie is announcing she has delivered $5,000 in special funding to bolster anti-bullying efforts in the Thousand Islands Central School District.

“All students should be able to feel comfortable and safe while in school and not have to worry about being victims of  mental, emotional or physical bullying,” said Senator Ritchie.

MOUNT VISION, 10/25/16 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined members of the Mount Vision Fire Department to announce a $150,000 state grant to assist in construction of the department’s new fire station. 

MONTROSE, NY – Thanks to Senator Terrence Murphy, veterans who attend sporting events at Hendrick Hudson High School will now have a front row seat. Senator Murphy delivered $60,000 in grant money to help the high school build new bleachers with special front row seats designated for veterans.

NEW YORK -- State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), the prime sponsor of legislation (S.34) that would limit outside income for state legislators, released the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo's remarks on Monday that limiting outside income for state lawmakers was a top priority for the 2017 legislative session.

Sen. Krueger's Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors

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This 5-part program provides an opportunity for neighbors to come together to explore life issues that are relevant across the age span. At each session you will hear from and engage with professionals who are knowledgeable on topics that are of concern to the growing population of older adults in New York City.

This year we will be looking at "Controversies in Aging" from various viewpoints. Sessions will be held on: Social Security; Aid in Dying in New York; The Court System & Older Adults; Medicare; and Public Policy & the Gray Lobby.