Local libraries awarded funding for efficiency, modernization efforts

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As part of a series of construction grants awarded to libraries throughout New York State, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced today nearly $165 thousand was awarded to two libraries in Broome County. “Our libraries are important resources for the community,” Assemblywoman Lupardo said. “Many of the buildings, however, are aging and are in need of upgrades that will help the libraries … Read More

eNews: July 2018

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Below are the Top 5 items from July. 1. LOCAL ANTI-POVERTY INITIATIVE BEGINS PHASE II: In 2015, I was able to secure $100,000 to start an anti-poverty program in Broome County; this initial funding helped organize the program and was boosted by $1.5 million from the broader Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative the following year. Since then, the group, comprised … Read More

New Medicare Cards Arriving Soon

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Changes enhance beneficiaries’ security Vestal, NY – Medicare beneficiaries will soon be receiving new identification cards in the mail. Before they arrive, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Action for Older Persons, and Broome County Office for Aging gathered Thursday to help local seniors better understand what to expect. “Given the number of scams and false solicitations that often arrive by mail, we … Read More

Lupardo announces plan to seek re-election

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Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced plans to seek an eighth term in the New York State Assembly. She was first elected in 2004 to represent the City of Binghamton and Towns of Union and Vestal. “It’s an honor to serve the people of the 123rd District,” Lupardo said. “I’d like to continue using my years of experience and seniority in the … Read More

eNews: June 2018

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Below are the Top 5 items from June 2018. 1. LEGISLATIVE SESSION WRAPS UP: The 2018 legislative session came to a close on June 20th. While there were a number of issues that unfortunately were left unfinished, we were able to pass a number of important bills that will impact local residents and people across the state. As Chair of … Read More

Lupardo, aging advocates to discuss ways to help protect seniors on Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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(ENDWELL, NY) – As part of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was joined by a number of local agencies Friday to discuss important information and resources that can help protect seniors. Lupardo and representatives from the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Broome County Office for Aging, Action for Older Persons, and the Family Abuse Prevention Council spoke … Read More

eNews: May 2018

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Below are the Top 5 items from May 2018. 1. BARBARA UNDERWOOD APPOINTED FIRST WOMAN AG: On May 22nd, another glass ceiling in state government was shattered when the Legislature appointed Barbara Underwood as New York’s first woman Attorney General. I was proud to vote for her to fill out the remainder of the current term, which expires at the … Read More

Historical marker, walking tours, & receptions honor Ladies of Lisle

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Weekend celebration pays tribute to first women to vote in NYS (LISLE, NY) –. A village-wide series of events were held the first weekend in June to celebrate and honor the first women to vote in New York State. One hundred years ago this year, the “Ladies of Lisle” cast ballots in a special election to determine whether their town … Read More

Silver Rose Monument Unveiled at Post 1700

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Marker honors Vietnam Veterans affected by Agent Orange (TOWN OF UNION, NY) – A monument honoring local Vietnam Veterans was unveiled Friday, a day ahead of Armed Forces Day, at its permanent location. The Silver Rose Monument is a tribute to servicemen and women affected by the chemical Agent Orange in Vietnam. The new memorial was dedicated at Post 1700 … Read More

Veterans with local ties honored in D.C.

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Twin Tiers Honor Flight posthumously recognizes six vets (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – As a salute to their service, 60 veterans were flown to the nation’s capital on May 12th to visit the monuments and memorials dedicated to them and their fellow servicemen and women. Another six veterans with ties to the Southern Tier were also honored posthumously during the day’s ceremonies … Read More