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>State Sen. Young honored by school board group

ALBANY -- State Sen. Catharine M. Young, R-Olean, was named Freshman Legislator of the Year for 2006 at the New York State School Board Association's annual State Legislative Network Issues Conference in Albany.

"My focus has been and will continue to be, first, protecting and strengthening the schools in the rural area that I represent so that our children will be successful in their lives," said Young, who represents the 149th Senate District.

David Little, director of government for the school board association, said Young has a record of accessibility and communication with local school officials.

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>$1,500 grant to buy child's defibrillator

CLARKSVILLE -- A defibrillator for use in emergencies involving children will be purchased by the Clarksville Ambulance Service with a $1,500 grant provided through State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean.

David Button, president of the ambulance service, thanked Young for her help on behalf of the Town Board and the ambulance crew.

"After a recent incident in Franklinville where a high school wrestler's life was saved with the use of a defibrillator, we've learned the value of the equipment by far outweighs the price tag," Young said in announcing the grant.

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>Workshop on grants set by Assemblyman Giglio

SALAMANCA -- Assemblyman Joseph Giglio, RGowanda, will sponsor free workshops March 28 in Salamanca on various funding programs for parks, historic preservation and heritage areas, local waterfront revitalization, brownfield opportunity areas and environmental restoration.
Representatives from the state Quality Communities Program, state Department of Agriculture and Markets, the New York State Canal Corporation, and the Department of Environmental Conservation will also provide information.

For more information, contact Giglio at 700 West State St., Olean, at 373-7103.

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