Press Releases

Lupardo Named Chair of Assembly Agriculture Committee

Albany, NY – As she enters her eighth term representing the 123rd Assembly District, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo will take on a new leadership position. Speaker Carl Heastie announced Tuesday that he has selected Lupardo to Chair the Committee on Agriculture...

EFD Strengthens Fleet with New Emergency Response Vehicle

Endicott, NY – A new vehicle has been added to the Endicott Fire Department’s fleet. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined members of the department Friday to debut the new EMS/Medical Quick Response vehicle which was purchased through funding secured...

Family Enrichment Network Launches Growing Child Care Program

Johnson City, NY – A new program launched Monday will help increase the number of family child care providers in Broome County. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined Family Enrichment Network to announce details of Growing Child Care, a pilot program that...

Convention Reenactment & Historical Marker Celebrate Women’s Suffrage

Binghamton, NY – History came alive once again in Binghamton on October 6th during New York State’s Path Through History Weekend. The Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Committee and the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier teamed up to present...

$1.5 Million Nominated to Complete SUNY Broome Culinary Arts & Events Center

Binghamton, NY – With rehabilitation work underway, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie joined Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo at the former Carnegie Library in Binghamton to announce his intentions to nominate additional funding for the project. Speaker Heastie...

Work Begins to Restore Johnson City Landmark

Johnson City, NY – A half century after being shuttered, a Johnson City landmark is getting a new lease on life. Work is underway to restore the historic pagoda at C. Fred Johnson Park in the Village and is being supported by a $125,000 grant secured...

Rockin’ Through the Ages at Second Annual Lip Sync Challenge

Performing songs spanning the decades, local seniors took the stage at the second annual Lip Sync Challenge. Contestants mouthed the words and danced along to songs from a variety of musical genres at Binghamton High School’s Helen Foley Theater. ...

Local Libraries Awarded Funding for Efficiency, Modernization Efforts

As part of a series of construction grants awarded to libraries throughout New York State, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo announced today nearly $165 thousand was awarded to two libraries in Broome County. “Our libraries are important...

New Medicare Cards Arriving Soon

Vestal, NY – Medicare beneficiaries will soon be receiving new identification cards in the mail. Before they arrive, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Action for Older Persons, and Broome County Office for Aging gathered Thursday to help local seniors better...

Lupardo Urges NY’s House Delegation to Sponsor Hemp Bill

Albany, NY – In a letter recently sent to New York’s members of Congress, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo urged House members to become sponsors of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018. She also thanked Senators Schumer and Gillibrand for their sponsorship...

Lupardo, Aging Advocates to Discuss Ways to Help Protect Seniors on Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Endwell, NY – As part of Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo was joined by a number of local agencies Friday to discuss important information and resources that can help protect seniors. Lupardo and representatives from the New York...

Historical Marker, Walking Tours, & Receptions Honor Ladies of Lisle

Lisle, NY – A village-wide series of events was held the first weekend in June to celebrate and honor the first women to vote in New York State. One hundred years ago this year, the “Ladies of Lisle” cast ballots in a special election to determine...

Assembly and Senate Host Cornell University ‘Hemp Forum’ at State Capitol

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and State Senator Tom O’Mara hosted a “Hemp Forum” on Tuesday in Albany. The forum featured experts from Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the university’s Industrial...

Silver Rose Monument Unveiled at Post 1700

Town of Union, NY – A monument honoring local Vietnam Veterans was unveiled Friday, a day ahead of Armed Forces Day, at its permanent location. The Silver Rose Monument is a tribute to servicemen and women affected by the chemical Agent Orange in Vietnam....

Assembly and Senate to Proclaim “Sock Out Cancer Day” in New York State

The New York State Assembly and Senate will proclaim Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 as “Sock Out Cancer Day” in the state of New York. Sock Out Cancer is a community effort to benefit families of those battling cancer. The joint resolution commemorates the...

Fair Repair Bill Gains Support in Albany

Albany, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined Majority Leader Joe Morelle, Senator Phil Boyle, and the Repair Association on Tuesday to make a push for legislation to help consumers more easily repair their electronic devices, as well...

Lupardo, Endicott PD Announce New Police Cars

Endicott, NY – Three new patrol vehicles have been added to the Endicott Police Department’s fleet. Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo joined members of the department Friday to debut the new cars which were purchased through funding secured by the Assemblywoman. ...

SOTA Letter to OTDA

Samuel D. Roberts, CommissionerNew York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance40 North Pearl StreetAlbany, New York 12243 Dear Commissioner Roberts: I am writing to express my concerns with New York City’s Special One Time Assistance...

Assembly Passes Bill to Combat Foreign Interference in Elections

Albany, NY – Following widespread foreign interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, the New York State Assembly passed legislation Wednesday to ensure New York’s elections are protected from similar cyber-attacks. The Democracy Protection Act...

Lupardo, Garnar Urge Spectrum Cable to Resume Negotiations with Northwest Broadcasting

Binghamton, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar issued a letter Friday to Charter Spectrum President & CEO Tom Rutledge urging the cable company to resume contract negotiations with Northwest Broadcasting. The previous...