Tag Archives: Columbia County

Women’s History is Hudson Valley History

Women’s history has long been written on the leaves of diaries, penned across the pages of let­ters and scribbled on the backs of photographs.Their stories — even those of bravery or tur­moil — tend to be shared in family lore, … Continue reading

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Parsing Education Issues in New York State

  In recent months, I have had the opportunity to talk with many members of our community — teachers, administrators, parents and students — about the state of education in New York State, particularly the critical and controversial issues of … Continue reading

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Farewell to Summer

It is no secret how much I love representing this beautiful district in the New York State Assembly.  The spectacular natural beauty of Dutchess and Columbia Counties is simply breathtaking — from the majestic Hudson River to the west to … Continue reading

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State Funding and Local Jobs

Economic development and the creation of local jobs remain my key priorities and I want to be sure Hudson Valley and Capital Region businesses are aware of the timetable for the next round of state grants through the Regional Economic … Continue reading

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Bullish on the Hudson Valley. Bullish on New York.

The new year has kicked off in extraordinary fashion, beginning with our district swearing-in — with 200 friends and supporters — as Member of the New York State Assembly representing the new 106th AD. Held at the historic  Franklin D. Roosevelt … Continue reading

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Senior Moments

“One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.”  Will Rogers It has been a privilege and a learning experience to be a member of the New York … Continue reading

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On the Campaign Trail

The first weeks of our March 20th Special Election campaign for the 103rd New York Assembly District have gotten off to a terrific start. It has been wonderful to reconnect with friends and supporters from 2010 and I am inspired by … Continue reading

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Candidate for the New York State Assembly

Dear Reader, This week I was nominated by the Democratic and Working Families Parties to be their candidate in a special election for the 103rd Assembly District seat vacated when Marc Molinaro was elected Dutchess County Executive in November. The election, … Continue reading

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Hug a Farmer — Family Farms Need You

You’ve joined a CSA (and have learned to prepare vegetables you’d never even heard of five years ago). You frequent the weekly Farmer’s Market, not just in your town, but in the surrounding towns. You know the local farms and … Continue reading

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Farm Tables: Dining in the Field

The facts about farming speak for themselves: America has been losing more than an acre of farm and ranch land every minute to development.* New York State has lost almost half a million acres of farmland to subdivisions, strip malls … Continue reading

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