Livingston County Libraries Receive $7,500 from NYS

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Three libraries in Livingston county received $2,500 each from New York State. According to a press release from Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, 15 public libraries in Wyoming, Livingston and Monroe counties, including Avon, Caledonia and Lima, will receive a shared total of $40,000. “Public libraries enrich the lives of residents of all ages by providing access to books, films, computers and the internet,” said … [Read more...]

Geneseo Man is Newest Veterans Hall of Famer

GENESEO – The newest member of the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame is a Geneseo resident who continues to serve his fellow veterans in the American Legion and VFW. According to a press release from Senator Patrick Gallivan, Dennis Staley was inducted to the Hall of Fame Tuesday at the State Capitol. “I am honored to be recognized by Senator Gallivan and New York State,” said Staley. “I enjoy working with veterans throughout the … [Read more...]

NYS Senate Passes Bills Encouraging New Yorkers to be Organ Donors

NYLON — The New York State Senate has passed legislation meant to encourage more New Yorkers to become organ and tissue donors. According to a press release from Senator Patrick Gallivan, the bills, which have been sent to the Assembly for review, focus on enhancing public awareness and increasing the number of New Yorkers who sign up to help save lives through organ, tissue, bone marrow, and blood donation. “Nearly 10,000 New Yorkers are … [Read more...]

NYS Senate Passes Bills Favoring Veteran Home Ownership and Tax Exemptions

NYLON – The New York State Senate passed legislation that supports veterans in home ownership and tax exemptions. According to a press release by Senator Patrick Gallivan, the Senate passed two bills that will now make their way to the State Assembly. “Our veterans have put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms and we should do everything we can to make sure they have an affordable place to live when they come home,” Gallivan said. … [Read more...]

NYS ‘Planting Seeds’ with Investments in Agriculture

NYLON – Plans to grow and support New York's agricultural base were announced by multiple members of the New York State Senate on Wednesday. According to press releases from Sen. Catharine M. Young, Sen. Patrick Gallivan, and Sen. Patty Ritchie, 'Planting Seeds' headlines an initiative for the state to invest in agriculture while helping new and existing farmers thrive. "Agriculture is central to our way of life," said Sen. Young. "Creating … [Read more...]

Livingston County Development Corporation to Use $100,000 for Main Street Businesses

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The Livingston County Development Corporation will receive $100,000 in state funding to expand local downtown districts. According to a press release from Senator Patrick Gallivan, the Regional Economic Gardening Program will use $250,000 to support existing companies in Livingston, Wyoming and Monroe counties, specifically those that typically have 10 to 99 employees and generate $1 million to $50 million in annual … [Read more...]

Proposed Law Could Provide Tax Breaks for Beer, Cider and Liquor Tastings

NYLON – A state Senator has introduced legislation to exempt beer, cider and liquor tasting from sales tax, aiming to achieve fairness with other alcohol sales. According to a press release from Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan, the legislation would allow licensed breweries, cider producers and distilleries to provide tastings without having to pay sales tax, even if they charge for the tasting. “We are seeing more and more breweries and … [Read more...]