Senator Fred Akshar visited one more local school this week to continue his “Akshar's All-Stars” district-wide student recognition program. 

Each month, Senator Akshar recognizes local students selected by their school districts in the 52nd Senate District who have shown great leadership, compassion, school spirit or improvement amongst their peers.

For each student recognized as an “Akshar All-Star” Senator Akshar presents them with a t-shirt, framed certificate and a challenge coin. 

ALBANY – Veterans who have suffered from the effects of tactical herbicides such as Agent Orange would be eligible to receive a New York State Silver Rose Veterans’ Service Certificate  under legislation sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) that has passed the Senate. Senate Bill 6606 would authorize the creation of a new state military certificate to honor the sacrifices of these veterans while raising awareness of the long-suffering effects of these chemicals.

(Middletown, NY)- State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I-Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce a $100,000 grant for the Town of Colchester to assist with the purchase of a new plow truck for the Highway Department. The grant was secured through the State and Municipal Facilities Program, funding of which was appropriated in the 2017-2018 State Budget.

(BRONX, NY) Senator Jamaal T. Bailey hosted a panel discussion focused on the power of the African American vote. The event was held at Tracey Towers in the Norwood section of the Bronx this past Saturday, February 24th. It featured a panel that included elected officials, community leaders, and representatives from the board of elections. 

(MOUNT VERNON, NY) Senator Jamaal T. Bailey announced along with the State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and local elected officials the amount of unclaimed funds in the 36th Senatorial District and how constituents can access that information.