Tag Archives: Columbia County

On Heroes, Farms and Veterans Day

Let me say at the outset that I believe every day should be Veterans Day. One day a year is certainly not enough.  And the notion that there are veterans of any age in this country who are struggling with … Continue reading

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The Economic Engines that Could

It’s no secret that I am bullish about our beautiful Hudson Valley and passionate about ensuring that the very things we love about our region —  the family farms, rich history, cultural treasures and spectacular natural resources — become the … Continue reading

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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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