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Honoring Those Who Serve

From the up-close look at the latest in military technology to the incredibly inspiring speech from new 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Commander Major General Brian Mennes, I could not have been happier with the impact my eighth annual ‘10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day’ at the State Capitol had on my colleagues. […]

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The Heartbreaking Truth About Lyme Disease

Recently, Robin Phillips, the mother of a high school student in Oswego County called my office, upset with the fact that the new New York State budget eliminated $1 million in important funding to fight Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. As someone who has fought for years for support that has helped fight Lyme disease and raise awareness, I share her frustration. […]

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Distracted Driving Is Dangerous Driving

As technology improves, and becomes more mobile, the number of people using that technology while driving only continues to grow. That is why, during the month of April, the nation marks “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” – a time to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, and teach people the importance of maintaining focus behind the wheel. […]

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Saving Lives Through Organ Donation

April is Donate Life Month, a time when we not only are asked to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation, but also encouraged to register to become a donor and perhaps, save a life. My family learned about the power of organ donation personally. […]