eNews: July 2020

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Below are the Top 5 items from July 2020 1. CONTINUING TO MONITOR COVID-19: A month into Phase IV of reopening in the Southern Tier, we continue to monitor COVID-19 in our community. Across the state, numbers of new cases remain low and hospitalizations continue to decrease. Locally, we’ve seen an uptick in cases over the last few weeks; some … Read More

Legislature Gives Autocycle Bill the Green Light

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Allows the Three-Wheeled Vehicles to be Operated without Motorcycle License (ALBANY, NY) – Drivers of autocycles would no longer need a motorcycle license under legislation passed by the State Legislature. The bill (A5390/S4580), sponsored by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tim Kennedy, passed the State Senate Thursday; it was approved by the Assembly in March. “Because autocycles are driven like … Read More

Bill to Make New York’s Food Supply System More Resilient Passes Legislature

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Work group would identify solutions to issues exposed by COVID-19 pandemic (Albany, NY) – Legislation designed to improve the resiliency of New York’s food supply chain passed both houses of the State Legislature this week. The bill (A10607/S8561) from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Jen Metzger, the Agriculture Committee Chairs in their respective houses, would create a working group of … Read More

eNews: June 2020

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The Top 5 items from June 2020: 1. PHASE IV OF REOPENING UNDERWAY: On June 26th, the Southern Tier entered Phase 4 of the NY Forward reopening plan. This phase currently allows for low-risk outdoor and indoor arts and entertainment such as museums, zoos, and historical sites to reopen. Higher education, media production, and sporting events without spectators are also allowed … Read More

Lupardo Introduces Bill to Strengthen Food Supply Chain

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Work Group Would Identify Solutions to Issues Exposed by COVID-19 Pandemic (ALBANY, NY) – Legislation designed to improve the resiliency of New York’s food supply chain has been introduced by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture.  The bill (A10607) would create a working group to provide advice, guidance, and recommendations on New York’s food supply and … Read More

UE Senior Awarded NYS Italian-American Legislators’ Scholarship

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Beats Out Hundreds of Applicants from Across the State (Endicott, NY) – A Union-Endicott senior has been chosen as the winner of the New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators’ Assemblyman James D. Conte Memorial Academic Scholarship. Johnathen Rockwell was nominated by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and chosen as a winner from hundreds of applicants from across the state. This is … Read More

eNews: May 2020

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As the reopening continues across the state and country, the tragedy of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis has understandably spurred protests across the nation. Unfortunately, some have taken advantage of these peaceful assemblies, bringing with them violence, riots, and looting. Our Space accessible playground at Recreation Park in Binghamton shortly after its opening in 2016. Locally, Our Space accessible playground … Read More

eNews: April 2020

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Below are the Top 5 items from April 2020 1. PLANS FOR REOPENING THE STATE TAKE SHAPE: Within the last week, the Governor began discussing plans for reopening our economy. As our COVID-19 numbers locally have been in stark contrast with downstate, I have supported a regional approach to reopening. Public health continues to be the top priority, but given … Read More

Lupardo, CCE Team Up for Victory Gardens for Broome

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Project Encourages Home Gardening, Supports Local Businesses With planting season beginning, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County are sponsoring an initiative to encourage residents to start their own gardens. Victory Gardens for Broome will launch at the Broome Country Regional Farmers Market this weekend, providing seed packs and information from the expert staff at CCE Broome. … Read More

eNews: March 2020

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I hope you are staying well during this health crisis. My thoughts are with each and every one of you. My staff and I are working remotely and have been fielding hundreds of calls and emails from constituents. We are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. This month’s eNews is devoted to updates on … Read More