Press Releases

New York State Legislation Supports The Peekskill Hollow Creek

This week, New York State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref.-Mahopac) announced the new designation of the Peekskill Hollow Creek as an inland waterway. This designation was made possible through legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and...

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Byrne Weighs In On First Legislative Session

In late June, I finished my first legislative session in the New York State Assembly. Despite its many challenges, it is always a privilege to serve on behalf of the many hardworking men and women in the 94th Assembly District. The familiar frustrations...

Byrne Supports Health Fair For Putnam Valley Seniors

On July 12, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) participated in the 2017 Putnam Valley Senior Health Fair at the Putnam Valley Senior Center. Hundreds of local residents attended the free event offered in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian...

Byrne, Murphy Pass Watershed Legislation to Provide Economic Steam for The Revitalization Of Local Lakes

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopec) and Sen. Terrence Murphy announced today the passage of legislation designating Baldwin Lake, Ossi Lake and Lake Purdys as inland waterways for the purpose of waterfront revitalization. Aimed at protecting...

Byrne Announces $1.7 Million in Funding To Pave Local Roads

A five-mile section of Route 6 in Putnam County will be repaved thanks to $1.7 million in state funding, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced earlier today. The considerable infrastructure investment, part of a statewide initiative that...

Byrne Encourages Participation in Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopec) is pleased to announce his participation in the 2017 New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge. The program is designed to keep students in an academic frame of mind throughout the summer months and...

Music to Our Ears: Senator Murphy, Assemblyman Byrne Present $1,000 Grant to Local Fraternal Order Of Police

Carmel — The bagpipes have been a staple of music for as long as there have been parades, memorial services and traditional ceremonies. Renowned composers such as Joseph Hayden and Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote symphonies incorporating the bagpipes....

2017 Putnam Valley Senior Helath Fair

Byrne Passes Bill Improving Cancer Coverage for Volunteer Firefighters

Yesterday, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) announced the state Assembly’s passage of a bill A.711B that would enact the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act, providing crucial support to...

Byrne Calls for Passage of Bill Improving Cancer Coverage for Volunteer Firefighters

Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) called on the leadership in the state Assembly to take up a bill A.711A that would enact the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act, providing crucial support...

Byrne Bill Passes Assembly Increasing Access to Automated External Defibrillators

“I am thrilled to report a bill I co-sponsored amending the public health law to increase widespread access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) through physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) was brought before the Assembly...

Byrne Announces Passage of Bill Re-Designating ‘Major Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway’

On Tuesday, May 9th, the State Assembly successfully passed Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s first piece of legislation (A02998), amending the highway law to re-designate the ‘Army Captain Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway’ as the “Major...

Byrne Announces DEC Grants For Putnam Land Trusts

Two Putnam County land trusts will be among 58 recipients of statewide funding as part of the department’s 14th annual grant program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced last month. The Hudson Highlands Land...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Speaks In Favor Of Distracted Driving Legislation

On Monday, April 24, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) participated in a press conference in support of legislation aimed to reduce the increasing threat of injury due to automobile accidents caused by distracted drivers. The proposed bill,...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Tours Green Chimneys Facility

Representatives of Green Chimneys welcomed Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) for a tour of its facilities on Monday, April 10. Not only is the school, which is currently celebrating its 70th Anniversary, one of Putnam County’s largest...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Weighs In On State Budget

The past thirteen days were a marathon in the state Assembly. As the state failed to pass an on-time budget, Assemblyman Byrne worked continuously at the state capitol until the governor and both house majorities finally agreed to a budget deal late Friday...

Byrne Joins Hundreds of Chips Supporters at Rally for Funding

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) yesterday joined members of the Legislature, highway superintendents and road workers to rally at the Capitol for increased Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) funding in this year’s...

Byrne Votes to Get STAR Back to the Basics

On Wednesday, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) voted in favor of a measure that will reverse the STAR program back to the original form. “We’ve been getting calls about homeowners not receiving their STAR rebate checks in a reasonable...

Byrne Reads Across America with Carmel Nursery School Students

Read Across America promotes reading to children across the nation. The goal is to encourage as many students to engage in reading as possible. Read Across America’s initiative kicked off on March 2 in memory of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. ...