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Taking Steps Toward Safer Schools

Every day, parents across New York State send their children off to school to develop the knowledge, experience and skills they need to be successful in the future. School should be many things, educational, fun, and most importantly, safe. No parent or guardian should ever have to worry about his or her child being in harm’s way while in the classroom. […]

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Gearing Up For Old Man Winter

It is that time of year again. Snow has already arrived in most of Central and Northern New York and for many of us, the snow will be begin to be counted in feet. Now is the time to prepare your home, and your vehicle, for what the Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting will be a cold and snowy winter. […]

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Helping Foster Children Find Their Forever Homes

Thanksgiving is the time of year when families come together to enjoy a special meal and most importantly, each other’s company. It is when people can show how grateful they are for all of life’s blessings, especially our friends and families. Unfortunately, here in the United States, far too many children are still waiting for their forever family to come along. […]

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Help Wanted: Join Senator In Sending Christmas Cheer To Troops

Dating back some 175 years, the tradition of sending Christmas cards to family and friends around the world has become one of the most important ways we let the people we love and care about, know that while they may not be in our immediate presence, they are still with us. As the home of the 10th Mountain Division, the most deployed division in the entire United States Army, our brave men and women in uniform are often deployed far away on the holidays, or perhaps they or a veteran are recovering in a hospital. […]