J4392

Congratulating Jack Angerame upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scouting ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Jack Angerame upon the occasion of
receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of
Scouting honors, on April 23, 2016

WHEREAS, Jack Angerame, through his diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious rank, Eagle Scout; the
Eagle Court of Honor ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016,
at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Center in Middletown, New York; and
WHEREAS, Jack Angerame, the son of Angelo and Terree Angerame, is a
member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 273 and a student at Middletown
High School; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Boy Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, The highest achievement of leadership in Scouting, earned by
only five percent of all Boy Scouts, is the distinguished rank of Eagle
Scout; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young man has been involved in Scouting for
many years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of
the necessary achievements, including completion of a community service
project, which was successfully planned, developed and executed; and
WHEREAS, For his Eagle project, Jack Angerame made numerous improve-
ments to the Moonbeams Preserve of the Orange County Land Trust, includ-
ing the clearing of approximately 1000 feet of old rail as well as
approximately 400 trees and invasive plants to extend a rail trail; he
also constructed a bench which overlooks the Shawangunk Kill, and built
a footbridge and staircase; and
WHEREAS, Jack Angerame's perseverance in rising through the ranks to
Eagle Scout is a strong indication of his ability to master difficult
tasks; his accomplishment will enable him to emerge as a leader, fully
equipped to meet the challenges of today's complex society; and
WHEREAS, This new Eagle Scout is a credit to his family, his school,
his community, his State and his Nation, and no doubt his future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Jack Angerame on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jack Angerame.

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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4391

Commemorating the 120th Anniversary of the Downsville Fire Department

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 120th Anniversary of the Downs-
ville Fire Department

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 120th Anni-
versary of the Downsville Fire Department and to honor its past and
present firefighting members for 120 years of fire protection to the
citizens of Downsville and its surrounding communities; and
WHEREAS, Fire departments are an integral part of community protection
services in every locality of our State; during the past 120 years, the
courageous and devoted firefighters of the Downsville Fire Department
have valiantly responded to all types of fire emergencies and have won
the praise and respect of the community which they serve; and
WHEREAS, A major fire in the Downsville business district in 1890 led
to the formation of the Downsville Fire Department on March 4, 1896; and
WHEREAS, The Fire Department began as the Downsville Hose Company and
quickly added the T.K. Walker Hook and Ladder Company No. 2 to provide
additional aid; the two companies merged in 1917, to form the Downsville
Fire District and purchased its first fire hall, which is currently the
Downsville Hardware building; and
WHEREAS, At this time, the firefighting apparatus consisted of hand-
and horse-drawn equipment; the first gas-powered truck was added in
1926; and
WHEREAS, In 1953, the Fire Department decided to build a new fire hall
and Cooks Falls-Horton residents petitioned to join the district the
next year; the women's auxiliary was formed in 1956, to assist the fire
company; and
WHEREAS, The Downsville Emergency Squad was organized in 1966, and the
first ambulance purchased by the Fire Department was a green Cadillac;
previously, the Fire Department had been using a hearse; and
WHEREAS, In 1976, the Fire Department purchased what is now the Downs-
ville Fireman's Park, and continues to hold field days there to the
delight of the community; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Downsville Fire Chief Mark
Mattson, the Fire Department remains strong and is looking to progress
in the coming years; an influx of new members and new leadership will
help it move in the right direction by becoming more efficient and more
involved; and
WHEREAS, With 30 active members, the Downsville Fire Department
responds to approximately 180 calls every year; seven new Emergency
Medical Technicians will be joining the Fire Department, further enhanc-
ing the services that they can provide to the community; and
WHEREAS, With a membership of dedicated firefighters, the record of
the Downsville Fire Department in public service and fire protection is
one to be envied; for 24 hours a day, for 365 days a year, for 120
years, whenever the alarm sounded, these noble volunteers left their
homes and went to the aid of their neighbors; and
WHEREAS, The brave firefighters of the Downsville Fire Department are
prepared to risk their lives every day to help save the lives of others
and to protect homes and property from the destruction caused by fire;
and
WHEREAS, In addition to the skill and devoted service demonstrated by
individual firefighters, the Downsville Fire Department reflects the
history and development of firefighting over the past 120 years; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude to
those devoted individuals who recognize that the preservation of life
and property is a sacred responsibility and who make that responsibility
their own by serving as firefighters; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that we should give
special recognition to those who work so assiduously for the betterment
of their communities, and acknowledge publicly the heroic good works
performed by the volunteer fire departments of this great Empire State,
their officers and auxiliaries; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
proudly commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the Downsville Fire Depart-
ment; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mark Mattson, Chief, Downsville Fire Department.

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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J4390

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of C. J. Hooker Middle School in Goshen, New York, on April 2, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 75th Anniversary of C. J. Hook-
er Middle School in Goshen, New York, on April 2, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose
exemplary programs and accomplishments clearly demonstrate an enduring
pursuit of excellence in the education of the youth of this noble 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 75th Anniversary of C. J. Hooker Middle School in Goshen, New
York, to be celebrated at an event on Saturday, April 2, 2016; and
WHEREAS, The Goshen community is invited to view an exhibit of C. J.
Hooker Middle School's historical artifacts such as photos, yearbooks,
sports memorabilia, furniture and more; in addition, guests can tour the
school and listen to lectures on the building's history; and
WHEREAS, The schools of a community reflect the character and values
of that community; the residents, school officials, parents, faculty and
students of C. J. Hooker Middle School, on the occasion of its 75th
Anniversary, take just pride in its history of quality in leadership,
teaching, achievement and community support; and
WHEREAS, In 1773, the Farmer's Hall Academy (now the Goshen Town Hall)
opened its doors to students for the first time; one of its most notable
teachers and Principals was Noah Webster, the father of the modern
Dictionary; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, many other small, private schools and public
schools were opened, many of which were one or two room schoolhouses
similar to the 18th Century stone schoolhouse on Route 17M between Gosh-
en, New York, and Florida, New York; and
WHEREAS, In 1911, some of Goshen's village schools consolidated when
the yellow brick school on the corner of Main Street and Erie Street was
constructed; in 1924, Charles J. Hooker became Principal of the Erie
Street school; and
WHEREAS, With the rise of the automobile it became possible to further
consolidate the area schools; in 1937, voters approved the consolidation
of 13 rural school districts into one Goshen School District, which was
to be built under Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal; and
WHEREAS, Residents of Goshen did not approve of the original building
plans and voted the proposition down by 33 votes; the building's archi-
tect simplified the design, eliminating two cupolas and flattening the
peaked roofs over the gym and auditorium reducing construction costs;
subsequently, the building was approved by a slim margin of 17 votes;
and
WHEREAS, Construction on the new high school began in 1939, and
despite labor union disputes, some work related injuries and even a hold
up where the worker's payroll was stolen, the building opened in the
fall of 1940; and
WHEREAS, When a new high school was built in the 1970s, the C. J.
Hooker School was converted into a middle school, which is still in use
today; not only is the School one of the most architecturally beautiful
schools in the area, it is also an exceptional academic institution; and
WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Principal William Rolon, the
C. J. Hooker Middle School remains committed to providing children with
the foundation to be successful students, to provide children with the
confidence to ask questions, and to instill in children the compassion
and inspiration to make a difference; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is very pleased to have this opportu-
nity to salute C. J. Hooker Middle School for its long history of
purposeful endeavor which has greatly benefited the community of Goshen,
New York, and to wish this worthy organization continued success in
future years; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 75th Anniversary of C. J. Hooker Middle School, in Gosh-
en, New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to William Rolon, Principal, C. J. Hooker Middle School.

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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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ALBANY, 03/15/16 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today welcomed Delaware County maple producer Dwayne Hill to the New York State Senate Agriculture Committee meeting.

“Dwayne Hill is a great advocate for the maple industry and his perspective is always welcome in Albany,” said Senator Seward.  “I have visited Shaver-Hill Maple Farm, and, of course, enjoyed the superb products Dwayne and his family make and have been a longtime advocate for the Maple Producers Association.” 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently held a community program in Great Neck to help local senior citizens protect themselves from scams and fraud. 

     Staff from the New York State Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection discussed some of the recent scams targeting senior citizens and taught participants steps to prevent identity theft, protect their personal information, and avoid becoming a victim of fraud.  Seniors also had the opportunity to ask questions. 

New York State General Joint Budget Conference Committee Meeting Schedule

NYS Capitol Building

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2016-2017 BUDGET
JOINT CONFERENCE COMMITTEE SCHEDULE
Tuesday,  March 15, 2016

 

GENERAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE ASSEMBLY SENATE
 
LOB, Hearing Room B
5:30pm
Carl E. Heastie, Co-Chair
Herman D. Farrell, Jr.
Joseph D. Morelle
Earlene Hooper
Brian M. Kolb
 
John J. Flanagan, Co-Chair
Jeffrey D. Klein
John A. DeFrancisco
Catharine M. Young
Alt. James L. Seward
Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Liz Krueger

 

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J4389

Congratulating Cecilia Orduna upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most prestigious of Scouti...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Cecilia Orduna upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished Girl Scout Gold Award, the most presti-
gious of Scouting honors, on April 21, 2016

WHEREAS, Cecilia Orduna, through her diligence and rigorous efforts, has
achieved Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor, the Girl Scout
Gold Award; the ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at
Setauket Neighborhood House, Setauket, New York; and
WHEREAS, Cecilia Orduna is a member of Girl Scouts of America Troop
1833; and
WHEREAS, America has achieved her greatest heights of glory through
the dedication, determination and tireless efforts of the outstanding
citizens of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is only with the continued diligence and devotion of our
youth, tomorrow's leaders, that America will maintain her glory; and
WHEREAS, The Girl Scouts of America and its members are dedicated to
the development of character and leadership in the youth of this Nation;
and
WHEREAS, Since 1980, Senior Girl Scouts have capped their years of
achievement in Girl Scouting with the Girl Scout Gold Award; and
WHEREAS, In order to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, a girl must
fulfill five requirements; chief among them is the design and completion
of a Gold Award Project; this project must build upon the interests of
the girl, provide a service to the community, and be of lasting benefit;
and
WHEREAS, For her project, Cecilia Orduna modernized and refurbished
the computer room that the veterans and service disabled veterans at the
Northport Veterans Administration Hospital utilize for their research,
benefit applications, job searches and other needs; and
WHEREAS, This remarkable young woman installed new flooring, repainted
walls, and mounted stacked stone on a wall which was previously covered
in deteriorated bath tile; she also replaced outdated computers with
five new workstations which included tables, chairs, lighting, as well
as the computers; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding young woman has been involved in Scouting
for years, has lived up to Scouting's ideals and has attained all of the
necessary achievements; and
WHEREAS, Cecilia Orduna is a credit to her family, her school, her
community, her State and her Nation, and no doubt her future will be
filled with accomplishments of equal importance; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations, in
recognition of the significance of this meritorious achievement, to
congratulate and honor Cecilia Orduna upon the occasion of her desig-
nation as recipient of the Girl Scout Gold Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Cecilia Orduna.

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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
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J4388

Honoring Natalie Weinstein upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Achievers Award by the Long Island Center for Bu...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Natalie Weinstein upon the occasion of
her designation as recipient of the Achievers Award by the Long Island
Center for Business & Professional Women

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Natalie Wein-
stein upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Achievers
Award by the Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women, to be
celebrated at its 37th Annual Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at
the Fox Hollow, Woodbury, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women will
honor Natalie Weinstein with this auspicious award in recognition of her
extraordinary achievements and significant contributions in her field,
opening doors for others to foster a rise in business, the professions,
and the community-at-large; and
WHEREAS, Natalie Weinstein, Allied ASID, IDS, is an accredited design-
er, acknowledged business leader, entrepreneur, author, media personal-
ity and motivational speaker; her interior design firm, Natalie Wein-
stein Design Associates, based in St. James, New York, has been creating
lifestyle changes in homes and public spaces, and decorating for count-
less clients since 1973; and
WHEREAS, In addition to quality residences, Natalie Weinstein is known
for her commercial installations, particularly catering facilities, car
dealerships and professional offices; and
WHEREAS, After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude from Queen's
College, Natalie Weinstein began her illustrious career as an educator
in the New York City public schools where she was one of three selected
to pioneer a non-graded primary program which gained national recogni-
tion; she later graduated from and became master teacher and executive
director of the Willsey Institute for Art and Interior Design where she
remained for more than 30 years; and
WHEREAS, Natalie Weinstein's special interest in Long Island's history
and architecture is evidenced in her "Long Island Focus" feature in
HOUSE magazine which has fascinated readers for almost two decades;
currently, she is the interior design expert for WALK Radio 97.5FM, WKJY
98.3 and www.walkradio.com, as well as design consultant for the Peter
Andrews stores in Nassau and Suffolk Counties; and
WHEREAS, In 2001, Natalie Weinstein established the Natalie Weinstein
Home Decorating Club to help residents of Long Island live a better life
through good design; today more than 15,000 members attend her seminars,
and her club provides sources, tips and consultations to help "do it
yourselfers" throughout the tri-state area and online; and
WHEREAS, Natalie Weinstein earned the coveted Ernest L. Rothschild
Award from United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism for her steadfast
and unwavering commitment to volunteerism; in 2007, the St. James Cham-
ber of Commerce honored her with the first annual Spirit of St. James
Award for outstanding community service; and
WHEREAS, Named 2008 Woman of the Year by THE TIMES BEACON RECORD,
Natalie Weinstein was also elected one of "60 Over 60" Outstanding Long
Island Business Leaders; and

WHEREAS, Natalie Weinstein's fundraising endeavors for Contractors for
Kids, a Long Island based organization which aids the families of chil-
dren with catastrophic diseases, is ongoing at all her seminars and
events; in addition, her consignment shop, Uniquely Natalie, routinely
donates furniture to Habitat for Humanity and other organizations help-
ing people to return to their homes; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Natalie Weinstein has displayed
throughout her life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Natalie Weinstein upon the occasion of her designation as recipi-
ent of the Achievers Award by the Long Island Center for Business &
Professional Women; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Natalie Weinstein.

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  • 15 / Mar / 2016
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  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Mar / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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March 12, 2016 - Senate Higher Education Committee Chairman Senator Ken LaValle today announced that the Senate budget would include new and enhanced measures to provide significant savings for college students. The Senate’s budget proposal provides $87 million to expand the income eligibility and award amounts for the Tuition Assistance Program and includes a total of $295 million in tax savings with an increase in the tuition tax credit and creation of a new state income tax exemption.

State Senator Patty Ritchie announced that the Senate is once again seeking record budget funding to support New York’s family farms, including plans to restore budget cuts by the Governor and Assembly and tax cuts that target relief to small- to mid-sized farms.

The Senate budget approved Monday restores cuts to dozens of agriculture programs that provide farmers with cutting-edge research to prevent plant and animal disease, improve productivity and boost farmers’ bottom lines.

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