eNews: February 2018

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Below are the Top 5 items from February 2018.   1. SUPPORTING STOP-DWI EFFORTS TO KEEP OUR ROADS SAFE: On February 9th, I joined Senator Akshar, Co. Executive Jason Garnar, representatives from the Broome County STOP-DWI Program, and law enforcement to talk about our efforts to address impaired driving. Last year, Senator Akshar and I were able to secure $1.6 … Read More

Lupardo, O’Mara file expanded Student Journalist Free Speech Act

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Bill gives student journalists editorial control over their publications (ALBANY, NY) – A new bill filed by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom O’Mara would expand First Amendment rights for high school and college journalists by creating the “Student Journalist Free Speech Act.” The proposed legislation, stemming from the ‘New Voices’ movement, would give student journalists editorial control over their … Read More

Lupardo, Akshar detail efforts to combat impaired driving in NYS

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New funding and legislation bolster the work of STOP-DWI programs Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Fred Akshar joined local law enforcement officials Friday to discuss their ongoing work to help crack down on impaired driving across New York State. Last year, the two Southern Tier legislators were successful in securing $1.6 million in state funding for STOP-DWI programs across the … Read More

eNews: January 2018

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Below are the Top 5 items from January 2018. 1. GOVERNOR DELIVERS STATE OF THE STATE & BUDGET ADDRESSES: The Governor’s annual State of the State address in early January outlined his priorities for the year. He addressed a number of issues including economic development, the environment, and women’s rights among others. Two weeks later, he presented his budget address … Read More

Small town plays big role in suffrage movement

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Frigid temperatures and blustery winds; the weather on Friday was eerily similar to the conditions a hundred years prior on the same date in the same place. The difference: the women at the old Village Hall in Lisle on January 5, 1918 were there to make history; the people that gathered on January 5, 2018 were there to celebrate it. … Read More

eNews: December 2017 Top 5

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Below are the Top 5 items from the month of December 2017. 1. AGRICULTURE CENTER OPENS AT CCE: On December 5th, I joined Commissioner of Agriculture & Markets Richard Ball for the official opening of our Agriculture Development Center and Taste NY store at Cornell Cooperative Extension. I was happy to secure a $750,000 grant for this important resource for … Read More

Lupardo, CHOW announce details of grant to support food pantries

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Residents encouraged to donate during the holiday season (BINGHAMTON, NY) – At its warehouse in Binghamton Thursday, representatives from the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) joined Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo to announce details of new funding to support food pantries throughout the community. CHOW received a $10,000 Assembly grant through Lupardo’s office to purchase 80 thousand pounds of food for its … Read More

Governor signs bill creating Senior Tourism Attractions Program

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 New York’s thriving tourism industry is poised to continue growing with the creation of a new program through a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. The Governor signed into law Monday legislation sponsored by Lupardo and Senator Rich Funke to create a Senior Tourism Attractions Program. This new program targets seniors by identifying destinations and activities that target older New … Read More

Civil Air Patrol Demonstrates Newly Installed Flight Simulator

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On Monday, December 11th, 2017 New York Wing Civil Air Patrol debuted their newly installed Redbird FMX flight simulator at the New York Wing Cadet Education Center on the 174th NYANG Base, Hancock Field in Syracuse, NY. “There is a shortage of pilots, in the Air Force, in general aviation, in commercial, there is a pilot shortage.” said New York … Read More

eNews: November 2017 Top 5

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November came to a solemn close with the news of former Congressman Maurice Hinchey’s passing. I was honored to know him during his time in office and was proud to call him a friend. Below are the Top 5 items from this past month. 1. INFORMATION AVAILABLE ABOUT PROPOSED BDC TREATMENT FACILITY: On November 16th, Senator Akshar, Assemblyman Crouch, and … Read More