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➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2019-10-23T20:18:28+0000

Thanks to a strong partnership with local leaders in Blooming Grove, Highway Superintendent Wayne Kirkpatrick and Supervisor Rob Jeroloman, I am able to continue to provide critical assistance from Albany to help repave our local roads and improve local infrastructure.

Blooming Grove is lucky to have these two local leaders and our partnership will continue to yield real results for years to come.

Today I inspected paving in the town during an ongoing historic local road paving effort totaling approximately nine thousands tons of new asphalt in the last 10 days.

Thanks to a strong partnership with local leaders in Blooming Grove, Highway Superintendent Wayne Kirkpatrick and…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

October 23rd, 2019|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2019-10-23T17:18:27+0000

Standing with local patients calling on Gov. Cuomo to sign legislation that I co-sponsored to protect patient access and choice of pharmacies across the state.

Standing with local patients calling on Gov. Cuomo to sign legislation that I co-sponsored to protect patient access and choice of pharmacies across the state.

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

October 23rd, 2019|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2019-10-22T17:39:14+0000

I want your input. There is growing momentum to pass statewide legislation to allow college athletes to be paid. The bill would explicitly allow “earning compensation from outside sources related to their participation in college athletics.”

Do you believe college athletes should be paid in NY above and beyond already existing scholarship and academic benefit opportunities? Vote now.

I want your input. There is growing momentum to pass statewide legislation to allow college athletes to be paid. The…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

October 22nd, 2019|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2019-10-21T15:04:15+0000

ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT ANNOUNCES 2019 “COFFEE WITH COLIN” TOWN HALL SERIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) recently announced his 2019 Coffee with Colin town hall series at different small businesses throughout the 99th Assembly District.

Assemblyman Schmitt will host an event in each town in his district. The goal is to reach constituents that may not be able to get to the Assembly district office during normal business hours. This series gives constituents from all over the district the opportunity to sit down directly with Assemblyman Schmitt and his staff to discuss legislative topics or seek constituent service assistance.

The Coffee with Colin schedule is as follows:

Saturday, October 26th: 8-9am – Elsie’s Luncheonette, 128 W Main St, Goshen, NY 10924

10-11am – Bagel Girls Cafe, 69 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY 10918

Sunday, October 27th: 10-11am – It’s Coffee, 51 S Liberty Dr. Stony Point, NY 10980

Saturday, November 2nd: 8-9am – Matson’s Deli & Cafe, 538 Temple Hill Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553

10-11am – Noble Coffee Roasters, Inc, 3020 NY-207, Campbell Hall, NY 10916

Sunday, November 3rd: 4-5pm – Painters, 266 Hudson St., Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY 12520

Thursday, November 7th: 6-7pm – Finnegan’s Pub, 504 NY-32, Highland Mills, NY 10930

Tuesday, December 3rd: 4-5pm – Andy’s, 281 Main St, Highland Falls, NY 10928

Saturday, December 7th: 8-9am Route 6 Express, 3032 US-6, Slate Hill, NY 10973

4-5pm Betty’s Country Kitchen, 32 W Main St, Washingtonville, NY 10992

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “As your State Assemblyman my goal is to be as accessible as possible to all in our community. I realize that not everyone can make normal office hours so I am hosting my 2019 “Coffee with Colin” town hall series on evenings and weekends in each of the ten towns I represent. I encourage all residents to stop by one of our events, enjoy a cup a coffee, and chat with me on the issues facing our community.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!

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ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT ANNOUNCES 2019 “COFFEE WITH COLIN” TOWN HALL SERIES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT Assemblyman Colin J….

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Monday, October 21, 2019

October 21st, 2019|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2019-10-17T21:00:34+0000

ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT ADVOCATES FOR 99TH AD PRIORITIES IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

(Assemblyman Colin Schmitt pictured with Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao)

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) today returned from Washington, D.C. where he advocated on behalf of the 99th Assembly District to federal representatives and administration officials. Schmitt discussed local priorities with Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy as well as with a bipartisan group of Members of Congress.

Assemblyman Schmitt made a direct request to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in support of a third lane expansion of Route 17; seeking any federal resources that can be dedicated to the project. Assemblyman Schmitt has been a leader in the state legislature working with the 17forward86 coalition to bring about the Route 17 expansion. Schmitt will continue to work with government partners at all levels to bring about this critically needed infrastructure project.

Assemblyman Schmitt also met with officials at the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss PFOS/PFOA and other water quality and environmental issues. Schmitt co-sponsors state legislation to ban the use of PFOS based fire fighting foam (A.445A), which is currently awaiting the Governor’s signature. Schmitt made a direct request to the Environmental Protection Agency that they ban PFOS fire fighting foam at Stewart Air Base and anywhere it is used across the nation. He stressed to them it should not take state legislative action to have safe drinking water and to stop pollution from federal installations of drinking water for Orange County and areas across the United States. The Federal Government has the power to administratively ban this chemical immediately and they must do so.

Schmitt also requested the EPA work with the Department of Defense to fully remediate Recreation Pond located at Stewart Air National Guard Base. As well as remediate all municipal and private water wells that have been or may be contaminated in the future by PFOS contamination stemming from the federal government. Schmitt also discussed concerns and course of corrective action related to harmful algae blooms (HABS) and other emerging contaminants.

Assemblyman Schmitt has been a bipartisan leader on responding to water quality issues and water crises impacting the district and region. Schmitt was recently appointed as a member of the Assembly Minority Water Quality Task Force and will be hosting a hearing in his district on October 30th. He has also co-sponsored, supported and helped pass a multitude of legislation focused on improving and protecting water quality.

Assemblyman Schmitt met with officials at the Department of Energy to discuss and collaborate on priorities in the 99th Assembly District, region and the state. A priority of the Assemblyman is long term grid resiliency and energy affordability.

Schmitt also met with a bipartisan group of Members of Congress on Capitol Hill to discuss an array of issues and to ensure the 99th AD is not overlooked.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated “In the State Assembly I have been proud to work in bipartisan fashion across all levels of government to deliver for my district, especially on the most pressing issues and priorities that impact my constituents. From the federal government PFOS/PFOA water crisis, the much needed Route 17 third lane expansion to grid resiliency and energy affordability and many other areas of concern impacting our area the federal government has significant overlap and responsibilities to bring about positive resolutions. I was elected to the Assembly to represent our Hudson Valley Values and I will leave no stone unturned when it comes to delivering for our district and ensuring we have all the resources and support we need from every level to succeed.”

Maureen Hallahan co-chair of the 17forward86 coalition stated, “Thank you to Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for his continued steadfast support in the state legislature of our mission to add a third lane to Route 17. Assemblyman Schmitt has been a key ally for us on this most critical regional infrastructure project and the coalition greatly appreciates his efforts in the State Legislature and his direct appeal to the Secretary of Transportation for federal government assistance as well.”

Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!

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ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT ADVOCATES FOR 99TH AD PRIORITIES IN WASHINGTON, D.C.(Assemblyman Colin Schmitt pictured with…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Thursday, October 17, 2019

October 17th, 2019|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2019-10-13T20:19:27+0000

Quincy and I are happy to support Pennies for Paws in Cornwall this afternoon. Tyler Funger organized the event to support Hudson Valley SPCA in New Windsor. Very impressive event and group of volunteers Tyler rallied to help support rescue animals. #adoptdontshop

Quincy and I are happy to support Pennies for Paws in Cornwall this afternoon. Tyler Funger organized the event to…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Sunday, October 13, 2019

October 13th, 2019|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2019-10-12T12:30:03+0000

An extended member of the Team Schmitt family is on today’s Hudson Valley Honor Flight mission, Thomas Coulter, the grandfather of Jake Cataldo. Best wishes to all our vets flying to DC today.

An extended member of the Team Schmitt family is on today’s Hudson Valley Honor Flight mission, Thomas Coulter, the grandfather of Jake Cataldo. Best wishes to all our vets flying to DC today.

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Saturday, October 12, 2019

October 12th, 2019|

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