Assembly Minority Republicans announced a package of reforms to create greater transparency and accountability in the Assembly. Area Assemblyman Pete Lopez comments:
Proposals include enacting 8 year term limits for Legislative Leaders, committee chairmen & Assembly Speaker; televise standing committee meetings, record all committee meetings on the Assembly website; and Allow each member of the Assembly to have at least one substantive issue-based bill moved from committee and brought to the Assembly floor for a vote per legislative cycle.
The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery announced the completion of 16 recovery and resiliency plans developed by storm-impacted communities across the State as part of Round II of the NY Rising Reconstruction Program. The State committed more than $64 million to support eligible resiliency projects. Locally, the Town of Chenango will get $3 million in funding for projects that local leaders deemed necessary for recovery efforts. More information can be found at stormrecovery.ny.gov.
The Sidney American Legion will be hosting an open house later this month to increase membership. Spokesman Larry Halbert explains:
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More information about the March 14th open house or the American legion itself is available at 434-0239 or 237-4762.
State Senator Jim Seward & a bipartisan group of 114 state legislators, along with county and town highway superintendents from across the state to call for increased state funding for local highway improvements.
Seward said that Local roads and bridges account for 87% of the roads, 52% of the bridges, and 48% of the vehicle mileage logged in New York State.
The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled their recently postponed “Reunite Bainbridge” Meeting. The meeting will be held Monday March 9th at 7:00 PM at the Town Hall Theater.
The Sidney central school district announced that registration for all Sidney students eligible to enter Kindergarten in September will be held the weeks of march 16th through the 20th and march 23rd through the 27th. Parents must call 561-7728 to set up an appointment to register their child. More information is available at 561-7701 or 561-7728.