eNews: December 2019

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Below are the Top 5 items from December 2019 1. SOUTHERN TIER REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL NAMED TOP PERFORMER: The Southern Tier has fared well at the REDC Awards, but had not been named a Top Performer since 2015 when it was an Upstate Revitalization Initiative winner. Our region did very well this year, receiving $88.9 million – the most … Read More

Agriculture Committee Hears Testimony During Budget Hearing

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Groups Highlight Priorities for the 2020-21 Budget Year (ALBANY, NY) – With the Legislature scheduled to return to the Capitol in just three weeks, the Assembly Agriculture Committee gathered Thursday for a budget hearing ahead of the new session. Representatives from various farm, food, and animal welfare organizations offered testimony on the impact of the 2019-20 State Budget and to … Read More

eNews: November 2019

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Below are the Top 5 items from November 2019. 1. HONORING VETERANS & TOURING PROGRESS AT COUNTY VETERANS CENTER: It’s always an honor to pay tribute to our local veterans. On Veterans Day, November 11th, I marched in a parade in Binghamton and attended a ceremony in Endicott recognizing the men and women who have served our country. A few … Read More

eNews: October 2019

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Below are the Top 5 items from October 2019. 1. BU’S DR. STAN WHITTINGHAM WINS NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY: The lithium-ion battery helps power much of our modern technology, but few in the community knew that one of its inventors teaches at Binghamton University. Distinguished Professor Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham helped develop the technology in the 1980s before moving to … Read More

Broome County students get taste of The Maple Experience

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Lupardo, schools welcome NYS Maple Producers for exhibit (BROOME COUNTY, NY) – Students at three Broome County elementary schools got a taste of how syrup gets from tap to table courtesy of the NYS Maple Producers’ Association’s Maple Experience. The traveling exhibit visited Johnson City Elementary and Middle Schools, as well as Binghamton’s Woodrow Wilson and Horace Mann Elementary Schools … Read More

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