(New City, NY) The New York State Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, chaired by Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) held a hearing on Veterans' Mental Health on Wednesday at the Clarkstown Town Hall in New City. 

Senators Thomas O'Mara and Joseph Addabbo joined Carlucci. 

The hearing will help the committee establish and propose comprehensive legislation to provide veterans with improved mental health treatment, ways to eliminate stigma, and increase access to care.

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ALBANY — A new bill in Albany initiated because of abuses suffered by homeowners trying to repair and rebuild after superstorm Sandy would make it easier for the state to penalize fraudulent contractors on behalf of survivors of natural disasters.

BINGHAMTON, NY - Senator Fred Akshar, County Executive Jason Garnar and City of Binghamton Mayor Richard C. David on Wednesday announced a special Thanksgiving food drive in downtown Binghamton to benefit Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW).

The “Government Plaza Thanksgiving Food Challenge” challenges community members and government employees at the city, county and state levels to donate non-perishable food items to help local families in need next week.

ONEONTA, 11/06/19 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/ – Oneonta) today issued the following statement:

“I have recently been advised by my physicians that the cancer I first experienced in 2016 has recurred.

In light of recent incidents of gun violence in Southeast Queens, Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) has joined his colleagues in government and sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill deBlasio, calling on them to increase preventative resources to help end the rash of shootings.  

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Rochdale Village, Far Rockaway) is partnering with Tauris Tech to host a Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program in the Rockaways.