Cayuga farm tour provides glimpse of important ag research

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Lupardo joins NYFVI to learn about dairy, feedstock, and grape research programs (CAYUGA COUNTY, NY) – In an effort to learn more about the important research taking place in New York’s agricultural industry, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, joined the New York Farm Viability Institute last week for a tour of five farms in Cayuga … Read More

eNews: September 2019

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Below are the Top 5 items from September 2019. 1. COUNTY LEASE BUYS TIME FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB: As September began, the community was surprised by the sudden closure of the Boys & Girls Club of Western Broome. A group of local officials including myself, the County Executive, and the Town of Union Supervisor, quickly convened a meeting to … Read More

Assemblymembers get a Taste of Long Island during agricultural tour

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Event highlights LI’s role in food production in New York (RIVERHEAD, NY) – With nearly 600 farms and approximately 31,000 acres of farmland, Long Island boasts one of the largest agricultural regions in New York State. Hosted by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee, and Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Chair of the Assembly Local Governments Committee, members of … Read More

Endicott-Johnson Pagoda Rededicated

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Landmark Restored as part of $125,000 NYS Assembly grant  (JOHNSON CITY, NY) – Following a $125,000 restoration, the historic pagoda at C. Fred Johnson Park in Johnson City was rededicated Thursday. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie, Village Historian Janet Ottman, and Broome County Historian & Executive Director of the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier Roger … Read More

Lupardo & Endicott Debut New Street Sweeper

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Assemblywoman & Village Encourage National Clean Up Day Efforts As National Clean Up Day approaches, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and the Village of Endicott unveiled new equipment assisting in the maintenance of Village streets. Lupardo was able to secure $184,000 to purchase a new street sweeper, part of a larger Assembly State and Municipal Facilities (SAM) grant to improve public safety … Read More

eNews: August 2019’s Top 5

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Below are the Top 5 items from August 2019. 1. HEARING HELD ON PROPOSED UTILITY RATE INCREASES: NYSEG has proposed to raise electric rates by nearly 24% and gas rates by 2% starting next April. That proposal was the topic of an August 15th public hearing held by the Public Service Commission in Binghamton. Dozens of ratepayers at the hearing … Read More

“Maple Day” celebrated at the Great New York State Fair

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The Maple Experience mobile exhibit unveiled (SYRACUSE, NY) – As the second-largest producer of maple in the nation, New York State celebrated the sweet agricultural commodity Monday at the Great New York State Fair. As part of “Maple Day at the Fair,” the NYS Maple Producers’ Association and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo unveiled the brand new Maple Experience mobile exhibit. The … Read More

eNews: July 2019’s Top 5

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Below are the Top 5 items from July 2019 1. TOURING PROGRESS AT SUNY BROOME’S CULINARY ARTS CENTER: On July 23rd, I had the chance to tour the future home of SUNY Broome’s Culinary Arts Center. The state-of-the-art facility is located inside Binghamton’s historic Carnegie Library where workers have been busy adding space to the building’s rear and completely renovating … Read More

Lupardo secures funding for Vestal improvements

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More than a quarter of a million dollars invested (VESTAL, NY) – Vestal’s public safety, infrastructure, and recreation are all receiving a boost as a result of recent funding secured by Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo. $275 thousand in Assembly grants secured by Lupardo supported a number of different projects throughout the town. “These projects help keep residents safer and improve the … Read More

Florida Commissioner of Ag & Consumer Services Visits Broome County to Learn about NYS Hemp Industry

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As New York’s hemp industry continues to grow, the state of Florida is looking to the Empire State as a model for its recently approved hemp program. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and CSG Hemp welcomed Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried to Broome County Monday to learn more about how NYS, now a national leader, is building its … Read More