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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Liverpool Boys Varsity Cross
Country Team upon the occasion of winning the 2015 New York State Class
A Cross Country Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive athletics can be achieved
only through rigorous training, mental and physical discipline, and a
dedicated coaching staff; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
young individuals within our midst, who by achieving outstanding success
in athletic competitions, have inspired and brought great pride to their
school district and to their community; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success, and developing a sense
of fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to hereby
recognize and congratulate the Liverpool Boys Varsity Cross Country Team
upon the occasion of winning the 2015 New York State Class A Cross Coun-
try Championship; and
WHEREAS, On November 14, 2015, the Liverpool Boys Varsity Cross Coun-
try Team dominated the New York State Class A Cross Country Championship
at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley, New York, with an
overall final race time of 16:32, defeating 8 other seven-person teams
which had qualified for the race via sectional competitions; and
WHEREAS, The course, located at Monroe-Woodbury High School, had been
carefully crafted over the last 10 years with this specific event in
mind, and it delivered a challenging running environment in front of an
enthusiastic crowd; and
WHEREAS, The New York State championship allowed the Liverpool Boys
Varsity Cross Country Team to participate at the Nike Cross Nationals in
Portland, Oregon on December 5, 2015, at which the team finished strong,
placing an impressive 10th overall in the Nation; and
WHEREAS, No team can succeed without hard work and collective talent,
as is the case for the Liverpool Boys Varsity Cross Country Team members
who participated in the State competition which include: Ben Petrella,
Ty Brownlow, Stevie Schulz, Ryan Comstock, Terrell Coleman, Dan Hunt,
and Gabe Albert; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent, and drive to win, displayed by the
Liverpool Boys Varsity Cross Country Team is in great part due to the
efforts of Coach Tracey Vannatta and Assistant Coach Andrew Dionne, who
are both respected mentors for their ability to develop potential into
excellence; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the outstanding members of the
Liverpool Boys Varsity Cross Country Team proved to be a terrific combi-
nation of talent, skill and dedication during the entire season; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize and congratulate the Liverpool Boys Varsity Cross Country Team
upon winning the 2015 New York State Class A Cross Country Championship;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the aforementioned members of the Liverpool Boys Varsity
Cross Country Team, Coach Tracey Vannatta and Assistant Coach Andrew
Dionne.

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Congratulating Bryan J. Verbeeck upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scout...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Bryan J. Verbeeck upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on March 6, 2016

WHEREAS, Bryan J. Verbeeck, 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 Sunday, March 6, 2016,
in the Parish Hall of St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Shoreham, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Bryan J. Verbeeck is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
161, Shoreham, New York; 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 project, Bryan J. Verbeeck assembled and installed
six benches which can be folded and put together to form three picnic
tables at the Tesla Science Center in Shoreham; the tables/benches were
placed on the south side of the property near the site of the original
tower; and
WHEREAS, Bryan J. Verbeeck'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 Bryan J. Verbeeck on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bryan J. Verbeeck.

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Commending The Honorable Langston C. McKinney as recipient of the Ruger Award by the Onondaga County Bar Association

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending The Honorable Langston C. McKinney
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Ruger Award by
the Onondaga County Bar Association

WHEREAS, It is the sense of the State of New York to recognize those
esteemed individuals within our midst whose professional lives, personal
endeavors and dedicated community service are an example and inspiration
to their colleagues, friends, and family; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to hereby
recognize and congratulate The Honorable Langston C. McKinney upon the
occasion of his designation as recipient of the Ruger Award by the Onon-
daga County Bar Association celebrated at its 140th Annual Dinner held
on Thursday, October 15, 2015; and
WHEREAS, The prestigious Ruger Award was named after the first Presi-
dent of the Onondaga County Bar Association (OCBA), who later served as
Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals; the award is given
to a judicial officer and is reserved for recognition of singularly
outstanding achievement in devotion to the principles of our system of
justice; since the creation of this auspicious award, only seven jurists
have been named recipients; and
WHEREAS, Born in the southern United States, Judge Langston C. McKin-
ney earned his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Howard University in
1965; shortly thereafter, he was recruited to become a scientist in the
Research and Development Division at Carrier Corporation in Syracuse;
and
WHEREAS, In April of 1966, Judge Langston C. McKinney proudly became a
member of the United States Army; upon his discharge from the military
in 1968, he enrolled in the Syracuse University College of Law; and
WHEREAS, As a first-year law student, Judge Langston C. McKinney
co-founded the Syracuse University chapter of the Law Students Civil
Rights Research Council where he helped establish a new internship
program in which students could earn credit for serving as legal repre-
sentatives for those who are poor; and
WHEREAS, Judge Langston C. McKinney began his professional legal
career at Onondaga County Legal Services, working diligently to provide
free, civil legal assistance to low-income families and individuals in
the Central New York community; and
WHEREAS, In 1971, Langston C. McKinney graduated from the Syracuse
University College of Law, and two years later, joined the Hiscock Legal
Aid Society, holding the position of Senior Staff Attorney; in 1979, he
left to become a co-founder and partner at Maye, McKinney & Melchor, a
general practice law firm in Syracuse, New York; and
WHEREAS, In 1986, Judge Langston C. McKinney was appointed the City of
Syracuse's first African-American City Court Judge by Mayor Tom Young to
replace retiring Mathilde Bersani; the following year, he was elected to
a full 10-year term, and he would go on to win subsequent elections in
1997 and 2007; and
WHEREAS, During his 24 years of service on the Syracuse City Court
bench, Judge Langston C. McKinney upheld his strong belief in the Ameri-
can system of justice and the rule of law upon which it rests, often
expressing that nothing is more essential to good government under the
rule of law than a free and independent judiciary which skillfully
administers justice in a fair and balanced manner; and
WHEREAS, Judge Langston C. McKinney's numerous professional accom-
plishments include the establishment of New York's fourth drug treatment
court in 1995 to provide treatment to defendant drug abusers facing

nonviolent crimes as an alternative to jail; he also advocated for more
minority representation on city juries, and he regularly volunteered
with neighborhood groups, schools, churches, civic and charitable organ-
izations in an effort to make Syracuse, New York, a better place to
live; and
WHEREAS, Judge Langston C. McKinney has served on the Board of Direc-
tors of numerous organizations including the Boys & Girls Club, the
Samaritan Center, the Boy Scouts of America, the Syracuse Community
Health Center, and the Onondaga County Bar Association, as well as the
Everson Museum; he is also a charter member of the New York State Asso-
ciation of Drug Treatment Court Professionals; and
WHEREAS, On December 31, 2010, Judge Langston C. McKinney retired from
the Syracuse City Court bench after more than two decades of distin-
guished service to the people of Syracuse, New York; and
WHEREAS, Even though he is retired, Judge Langston C. McKinney has
remained devoted to the principles of the justice system; he has been
instrumental in the founding of the William Herbert Johnson Bar Associ-
ation of CNY, the very first African-American Bar Association in Ononda-
ga County; he also worked with a focus group to create the Onondaga
County Bar Association's Diversity and Inclusion Committee; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Judge Langston C. McKinney has continued to
serve as a mentor to many lawyers, teaching them how they can apply
their knowledge and positions as lawyers to help enrich society; and
WHEREAS, For his outstanding efforts and dedication, Judge Langston C.
McKinney has received many awards, such as the Faith A. Seidenberg Award
from the New York Civil Liberties Union; in addition, the McKinney Manor
housing complex was named after him in recognition of his many years of
advocating for tenant rights as a lawyer; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their
profession, 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
commend The Honorable Langston C. McKinney upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Ruger Award by the Onondaga County Bar
Association; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Langston C. McKinney.

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Chief Master Sergeant John Francis
Ditro upon his retirement after 27 years of faithful military service to
the New York Air National Guard

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize those
individuals who have honorably and courageously served this country, in
order to protect the life and liberty of our citizens, and to support
civilian authorities during times of emergency; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to hereby
recognize Chief Master Sergeant John Francis Ditro upon his retirement
as Mission Intelligence Coordinator from the 174th Fighter Wing, New
York Air National Guard, after 27 years of dedicated military service;
and
WHEREAS, Born on March 20, 1964, John F. Ditro grew up in Philadelp-
hia, Pennsylvania, where he attended Frankford High School; in May of
1982, he entered the United States Navy via a delayed enlistment
program; and
WHEREAS, In January of 1983, John F. Ditro, was assigned to the United
States Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, where he was a diesel
engine mechanic; he proudly served in the United States Navy until his
honorable discharge in March of 1988, after which he decided to pursue
employment in the civilian sector; and
WHEREAS, In 1995, John F. Ditro returned to military life after taking
a position in the New York Air National Guard as a Command and Control
Battle Management Operations Specialist at the Northeast Air Defense
Sector; and
WHEREAS, In 2002, Chief Master Sergeant John F. Ditro transferred to
the 174th Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard, where he worked as
an accounting technician; five years later, he was recognized as the
Senior NCO of the year; and
WHEREAS, In 2011, Chief Master Sergeant John F. Ditro gladly accepted
the challenge to lead the newly formed Operation Support Flight; he
attended Operations Intelligence Specialist Technical Training School
located at Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas, where he received the
award of Distinguished Graduate and subsequently, qualified as a Mission
Intelligence Coordinator; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his distinguished military career, Chief Master
Sergeant John F. Ditro has received numerous military awards and deco-
rations for his dedicated service which include the Air Reserve Merito-
rious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force
Achievement Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, and the Coast
Guard Meritorious Unit Award; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Chief Master Sergeant John F. Ditro received
several educational accommodations, having graduated from many Air Force
training academies with honors; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause to hereby commend Chief
Master Sergeant John Francis Ditro upon his retirement after 27 years of
faithful military service to the New York Air National Guard, and to
wish him continued success in all his future endeavors; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Chief Master Sergeant John Francis Ditro.

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Congratulating the Shoreham-Wading River High School Varsity Football Team on capturing the 2015 Long Island Division IV Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Shoreham-Wading River High
School Varsity Football Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2015
Long Island Division IV Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Shoreham-Wading River High School Varsity Football Team
captured the 2015 Long Island Division IV Championship with an impres-
sive 35-7 triumph over Locust Valley High School on Friday, November 27,
2015, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York; and
WHEREAS, With this victory, the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats have
achieved their second consecutive Long Island Division IV Title, as well
as their 24th consecutive win going back to last season; they have also
won back to back Suffolk County Championships; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Matt Millheiser and his staff, skilled and
inspirational tutors, respected for their ability to develop potential
into excellence; and
WHEREAS, The team's overall undefeated record of 12-0 is outstanding,
and the team members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by
family, fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the 2015 Shoreham-Wading River High School
Varsity Football Team, from the opening game of the season, to partic-
ipation in the State Championship, were a brotherhood of athletic abili-
ty, of good sportsmanship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating
that these team players are second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school and community; and
WHEREAS, Coach Matt Millheiser has done a superb job in guiding, mold-
ing and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and these outstanding athletes, coaches, and staff have
clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the 2015 Shoreham-Wading River High School Varsity Football
Team; its members: Jack Quinn, Ethan Baumack, Daniel Cassidy, Kyle
Fehmel, Jason Curran, Kevin Cutinella, Chris Rosati, Dylan Meloni, Alex
Angerman, Jalen Wright, Andrew Colalillo, Joe Miller, Justin Squires,
Rocco Caputo, James Loesch, Chris Gray, Ryan Heeter, Jon Constant, Ethan
Wiederkehr, Christian Aliperti, Will Loper, Warren Adote, Tyley McAuley,
Tyler Hughes, Dalten Stalzer, Tom Cutinella, Liam Mahoney, Logan Snyder,
Dean Stalzer, Brendan Frances, Ryan Letscher, Erick Idtensohn, James
Logan, Dale Daniel, Dan Curtin, James Puckey, Nick Serdock, Clarence
Bias, Max Santiago, Chris Sheehan, Sean DePhillips, Daniel Mahoney,
Charles Caputo, and Trevor Loccisano; Coach Matt Millheiser; and Assist-
ant Coaches Tony Antonucci, Hans Wiederkehr, Tom Fabian, and Doug
Smiroldo, on their championship season and overall team record; and be
it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the 2015 Shoreham-Wading River High School Varsity Football
Team and the aforementioned coaches.

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Congratulating Nicholas A. Serdock upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Sco...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Nicholas A. Serdock upon the occa-
sion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most pres-
tigious of Scouting honors, on March 6, 2016

WHEREAS, Nicholas A. Serdock, 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 Sunday,
March 6, 2016, at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Shoreham, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Nicholas A. Serdock is a member of Boy Scouts of America
Troop 161; 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, Nicholas A. Serdock worked to enhance
and beautify the flag pole area at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck; his efforts
included the construction of a concrete Rotary Club shape around the
flag pole, the planting of flowers, and the installation of a lighting
system to light up the flag at night; and
WHEREAS, Nicholas A. Serdock'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 lead-
er, 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 Nicholas A. Serdock on achieving the rank of
Eagle Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nicholas A. Serdock.

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Congratulating the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Girls Varsity Volleyball Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2015 New York State Cl...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
Girls Varsity Volleyball Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2015
New York State Class A Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Girls Varsity Volleyball Team
captured the 2015 New York State Class A Championship with an impressive
25-16, 25-17, 25-19 victory sweep over Walter Panas High School on
Sunday, November 22, 2015, at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens
Falls, New York; and
WHEREAS, Utilizing outstanding talent and exceptional team play, the
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans capped a spectacular season by
winning their sixth state title in school history in addition to setting
a new program record for most victories in a season; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Girls Varsity
Volleyball Team was named champions of the Harold Van Earden Tournament,
Baldwinsville Tournament, John Glenn Tournament, Suburban Council Grey
Division, and State Regionals; and
WHEREAS, In addition to their many athletic accomplishments, the Spar-
tans displayed extraordinary academic effort by achieving a Scholar-Ath-
lete team grade point average of 97.61 percent; they have proven them-
selves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favorably
on their school; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Gary Bynon, a skilled and inspirational
tutor, respected for his ability to develop potential into excellence;
and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 31-1 is outstanding, and the
team members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Spartans were supported by their school's
administration and board members, including: Superintendent of Schools,
Patrick McGrath; School Board President, John Blowers; School Board Vice
President, Peter Sawyer; Board Members, Jennifer Bradt, William Farmer,
James Maughan, Jennifer Longtin, and Lee-Ann Mertzlufft; High School
Principal, Timothy Brunson; and Athletic Director, Joe Scalise; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Girls Varsity
Volleyball Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in
the championship, were a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good sports-
manship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating that these team
players are second to none; and
WHEREAS, Coach Gary Bynon has done a superb job in guiding, molding
and inspiring the team members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Gary Bynon and these exceptional athletes have
clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Girls Varsity Volleyball
Team; its members: Natalie Albright, Ashlynn Apffel, Niki Blatnick, Myla

Dobson, Jessica Fowler, Miya Hugaboom, Kate Isaksen, Meghan Keyes,
Olivia Lewandowski, Alexandra Pawlusik, Avery Pollard, Natalie Schurman,
Hannah Shell, Kiera Walsh, Kelly Waters; Coach Gary Bynon, and Assistant
Coaches Melissa Armstrong, Sue Gestwick and Maria Allocco on their
outstanding season and overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Girls Varsity Volleyball Team
and the aforementioned coaches.

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Commending Thomas L. Youngs for special recognition by the State of New York for his valiant service during World War II

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Thomas L. Youngs upon the occasion of
his designation for special recognition by the State of New York for his
valiant service during World War II

WHEREAS, Members of the Armed Services from the State of New York, who
have served so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this country's
freedom was at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in peace-
time, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend those
who have served in times of active conflict, as well as those who have
served in times of peace; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Thomas L.
Youngs, of Schoharie, New York, upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the State of New York for his valiant service
during World War II; he was honored at the Air Force Association Dinner
which was held on Friday, November 6, 2015, at the Albany Country Club,
Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, A hardworking farmer in the Town of Schoharie, New York,
Thomas L. Youngs proudly served his country as a member of the 26th
Infantry (Yankee) Division in the United States Army during World War
II; and
WHEREAS, On July 22, 1943, Thomas L. Youngs was inducted into the
United States Army, and was sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for both
infantry and advanced artillery training; he then went on to train Army
infantry officers in the art of direct artillery fire at Fort Sill,
Oklahoma; and
WHEREAS, On July 2, 1944, Thomas L. Youngs left the United States and
flew to Scotland and Wales for more artillery training; he was then
deployed to France with the 241st Field Artillery Unit where he would
fight his way across the country to the city of Metz with General George
S. Patton's 3rd Army; and
WHEREAS, In December of 1944, Thomas L. Youngs was reassigned to the
328th Infantry Regiment and quickly became involved in the historic
Battle of the Bulge; his division moved north to Luxembourg from Decem-
ber 19-21, 1944, to take part in the Battle of the Ardennes break-
through; and
WHEREAS, One day later, the division successfully thwarted an attack
by German counterparts in Rambrouch and Grosbous; on Christmas day,
Thomas L. Youngs and his fellow soldiers captured Arsdorf, but were then
forced to withdraw in the face of German resistance; and
WHEREAS, After regrouping, the 328th Infantry Regiment crossed the
Wiltz River on January 20, 1945; the heroic men continued their advance,
taking Grumelscheid on January 21, 1945, and crossed the Clerf River
three days later; and
WHEREAS, Thomas L. Youngs was reassigned to the XX Corps and was imme-
diately moved to the East Bank of the Saar; the corps members maintained
defensive positions in the Saarlautern area from January 29-March 6,
1945; and
WHEREAS, On March 13, 1945, the XX Corps began their drive to the
Rhine River; the men crossed the river at Oppenheim on March 25-26; and
WHEREAS, After this successful assignment, Thomas L. Youngs became a
member of the XII Corps, where he took part in the house to house
reduction of Hanau, Germany, on March 28, 1945, breaking out of the main
river bridgehead and arriving at Fulda, Germany, on April 1, 1945; and
WHEREAS, Four days later, XII Corps helped procure Meiningen, Germany,
and then moved into Austria and assisted in the capture of Linz on May
5, 1945; and

WHEREAS, The division then changed the direction of its advance and
moved into Czechoslovakia after the cease-fire order was received; one
day later, along with the 11th Armored Division, the XII Corps liberated
the Gusen Concentration Camp; and
WHEREAS, On Victory in Europe (V-E) Day, Thomas L. Youngs began to
train for the invasion of Japan; in early 1946, at the young age of 23,
he returned to New York State, a decorated soldier; and
WHEREAS, For his exemplary military service on two continents in two
theaters of operations, Thomas L. Youngs was awarded numerous awards and
accolades including the Bronze Star Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal,
European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with 1 Silver Service Star
for Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe and
Rhineland Campaigns, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with
Germany Clasp, New York State Conspicuous Service Cross and Star; the
French Legion of Honor Insignia of Chevalier, Expert Marksman Badge with
Rifle (M-1) and Carbine Tabs, and Browning Automatic Rifle Tab, as well
as the Honorable Service Lapel Pin with Lozenge; and
WHEREAS, After his discharge, Thomas L. Youngs returned to farming in
his hometown, an occupation from which he retired at the age of 88; and
WHEREAS, Devoted to his community, Thomas L. Youngs held the position
of chairman of the Town of Schoharie Planning Board and was a vital
participant of the Farm Bureau, the 4H Club, and several other agricul-
tural committees; in addition, he was an esteemed member of the Veterans
Association of the 26th Infantry and a Life Member of the Disabled Amer-
ican Veterans; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his loving wife of 56 years,
Ella; and their four beloved children, Thomas E., Mary Ann, Frank A. and
James A.; as well as their seven treasured grandchildren, Daniel, Levi,
Travis, Matthew, Timothy, Patrick, and Shannon, all of whom feel privi-
leged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, Having exhibited his patriotism both at home and abroad,
Thomas L. Youngs has demonstrated his love for his country and merits
forevermore, the highest respect of his State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, Our Nation's veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and
thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and for
their dedication to their communities, their State and their Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
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RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Thomas L. Youngs upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by the State of New York for his valiant service during
World War II; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas L. Youngs.

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Congratulating Ryan M. DiLisio upon the occasion of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious of Scoutin...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Ryan M. DiLisio upon the occasion
of receiving the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout, the most prestigious
of Scouting honors, on March 6, 2016

WHEREAS, Ryan M. DiLisio, 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 Sunday, March 6, 2016,
in the Parish Hall of St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church, Shoreham, New
York; and
WHEREAS, Ryan M. DiLisio is a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop
161, Shoreham, New York; 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 project, Ryan M. DiLisio removed and replaced the
landscaping for two raised garden beds surrounding the front of St.
Mark's Roman Catholic Church; he replaced many of the existing plant-
ings, mulched both beds, and watered the plants; and
WHEREAS, Ryan M. DiLisio'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 Ryan M. DiLisio on achieving the rank of Eagle
Scout; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ryan M. DiLisio.

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K867

Commending Joseph Nosek for special recognition after decades of dedicated service to the Youngsville Fire Department

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Joseph Nosek upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition after decades of dedicated service
to the Youngsville Fire Department

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commend Joseph Nosek upon
the occasion of his designation for special recognition after decades of
dedicated service to the Youngsville Fire Department; and
WHEREAS, In 1938, Joseph Nosek was born in Hancock, New York; he and
his parents moved to Treadwell, New York, where they operated a dairy
farm; and
WHEREAS, Joseph Nosek attended A.L. Kellogg Central School; in 1957,
he graduated from Broom Tech in Binghamton, New York, certified as an
Electrical Technician; and
WHEREAS, He then began his career with NYSEG in Liberty, New York;
during this time, he proudly served his country as a member of the
United States Army; and
WHEREAS, In 1965, Joseph Nosek and the former Mary Banuat were
married; they relocated to Youngsville, New York, and happily raised
their two daughters, Susan and Tami; and
WHEREAS, After fulfilling his obligation with the United States Army
Reserves, Joseph Nosek joined the Youngsville Fire Department in 1966;
an enthusiastic member, he quickly rose through the ranks, holding the
leadership positions of Fire Chief and President; and
WHEREAS, Joseph Nosek has been active in the Sullivan County Fire-
fighters Association since 1972, holding the position of President in
1980; and
WHEREAS, To recognize Joseph Nosek for his dedicated service to the
community in which he both lives and works, the Youngsville Fire Depart-
ment dedicated their Annual Parade in his honor; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Joseph Nosek was a member of the Sullivan County
Fire Advisory Board from 1976-1990, holding the title of Vice Chairman
from 1981-1990; he also served on the committee to establish the Sulli-
van County Call Center at the airport; and
WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only provide
the critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Joseph
Nosek is such a firefighter; throughout decades of devoted service, this
volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty, those
responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Firefighter Joseph Nosek after decades of distinguished service;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joseph Nosek.

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