Senator Bill Larkin (R-C-I, 39th District) and Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) announced that both the State Senate and State Assembly passed legislation this week to rename a portion of Route 208 to John Spear Way, in honor of John Spear, a longtime local resident and community leader. 

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the Veteran’s Equality Act which will better recognize the service of all our state’s veterans.  The legislation (S.7160), which goes into effect immediately, allows all honorably discharged veterans who are members of the Public Employee Retirement System to purchase up to three years of service credit for their time served in the military.

ALLEGANY – A World War II veteran who was an eyewitness to numerous historical events, Radarman 2nd Class Harold Hyde, served his country honorably in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters.

During a private Memorial Day weekend ceremony with his family, Mr. Hyde was recognized by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- 57th District) for his allegiance to the nation,  and was presented with several service medals and ribbons.