New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh today. She was briefed on a few issues including the installation of a temporary filtration system at the base to address water contamination.
Gillibrand, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, says the temporary filtration system was supposed to be up and running this summer. The Army Corps of Engineers was tasked with designing and implementing an interim, remedial measure at outfalls at Stewart Air National Guard Base, at Recreation Pond. It’s the site of…
BINGHAMTON, N.Y Congressman Anthony Brindisi is marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month by calling on his colleagues in Washington to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
The Democrat visited the YWCA in Binghamton as he urges the US Senate to pass VAWA, which is expected to run out of money next month.
The law, which was first enacted in 1994, provides funding for law enforcement, supports housing for domestic violence survivors and funds prevention programs for men and boys.
Brindisi says the Republican-controlled Senate needs to act quickly.
ELLENVILLE, N.Y. — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, will host mobile office hours from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, at the Ellenville Public Library, 40 Center St., for constituents to meet with the congressman’s staff and receive assistance with constituent services.
Help for constituents can include any type of support with federal services, from organizations applying for grants, to seniors having issues with their Social Security benefits, to veterans needing more information on VA services.
In September, Delgado’s office held mobile…
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — Former Mid-Hudson Valley Congressman Chris Gibson will join the Siena College faculty in September 2020 as a visiting professor in the political science and history departments, the college announced Monday.
Gibson, a 1986 graduate of Siena, will teach two courses per semester at the suburban Albany school, one in each of the departments. His visiting term is expected to last two years, the college said.
“It’s a very exciting time to be joining the Siena team,” Gibson said in a prepared statement. “Siena is strongly positioned…
DEPOSIT N.Y: Congressman Antonio Delgado visited Deposit today to celebrate more than 1.2 million dollars in federal funding to support the Upper Delaware River Watershed.
Five grants from the Delaware Watershed Conservation Fund will support fish and wildlife habitat, water quality and public access to the river.
The money is going to two organizations: Friends of the Upper Delaware River and Trout Unlimited.
It will pay for stream bank stabilization, the replacement of culvert pipes under roadways, a new access point in Hancock and efforts to combat the invasive knotweed…