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2021 Constituent Survey: Make Your Voice Heard

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With the 2021 Assembly Session well under way, I’ve been hard at work crafting legislation to help our community recover during these challenging times.With that said, I invite you to take my 2021 constituent survey. During this pandemic we are...

Protecting Our BOCES Education

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting with the Capital Region and Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services). As an engineer, I understand the value of a quality education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics....

New Limousine Safety Laws Go Into Effect

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I am pleased to announce that several laws I championed last year to strengthen limousine regulations and improve passenger safety after the devastating 2018 limousine accident in Schoharie County have gone into effect. Although it’s been more...

Building Back Rural New York Stronger Than Ever

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In my third year as the Assembly chair of the Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, I’m working to advance a comprehensive agenda this legislative session that takes on the issues facing our rural communities statewide and builds back our rural...

Save Energy, Save Money This Winter

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Here in Upstate New York, we are no strangers to cold winters. However, for renters and homeowners, the high cost of heating a home may prove to be a difficult task through these challenging times. That’s why I want to remind you about...

Honoring A Great Hero, Louis R. Lupi Sr.

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It is with great sorrow, but also with great honor, that I write about my dear friend, Louis R. Lupi, Sr. He will forever be remembered for his contribution as a community leader, a friend, and a World War II veteran. I invite you to watch the passage...

Amsterdam Residents Honored for Service to Our Community

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Congratulations to both Nancy Vertucci and Karl & Christine Andrzejczyk, the 2020 Montgomery County Office of Aging Volunteers of the Year! Usually at the State Capitol, this year due to COVID-19, I was happy to recognize these individuals through a video...

Assemblyman Santabarbara: Empire State Trail is Complete!

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The Empire State Trail, a 750-mile-long multi-use pathway spanning across New York State and the country’s longest multi-use pathway to date, is officially complete!Throughout the unprecedented challenges we’ve faced this year, one of the...