State Senator Patty Ritchie is announcing she has secured $50,000 in state funding for the Town of Minetto to make significant upgrades to its Sunken Gardens Park.

Funds secured by Senator Ritchie will help the town improve the park's recreational opportunities and address safety issues with walking paths and trails.  The town also plans to make the park more inviting by installing paved walking paths, five park benches and a 16-foot gazebo, which Minetto hopes will host many community events.

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed measures to strengthen the state’s efforts to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases.  As our region heads into summer when ticks become active once again, this legislative package assists in implementing the goals of the Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases by increasing public awareness and prevention and improving diagnosis and treatment to better pro