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➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-26T11:27:56+0000

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June 26th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-24T17:30:57+0000

ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT AND MRS. SCHMITT LAUNCH SUMMER READING CHALLENGE AND VIRTUAL SUMMER BOOK CLUB

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) and Mrs. Nikki Schmitt today launched the 99th Assembly District 2020 Summer Reading Program consisting of the NYS Assembly Summer Reading Challenge to encourage kids to read through the summer months and promote youth literacy along with a virtual summer book club for adults.

Students who read at least 15 minutes per day for 40 days this summer and send the completed reading challenge form to Schmitt’s office will receive an official Assembly Excellence in Reading certificate.

Assemblyman Schmitt and his wife Nikki will also be hosting a virtual summer book club for adults. Throughout the summer the Schmitt’s will share on social media books they are reading to encourage adult participation in the summer reading challenge as well. Adults who participate will receive a Assembly Summer Book Club Participant certificate.

The New York State Assembly 2020 Summer Reading Challenges can be downloaded and printed via this link or a contactless pickup can be arranged at Assemblyman Schmitt’s office by calling 845-469-6929 or emailing schmittc@nyassembly.gov.

Adults who participate in the virtual summer book club can sign up at this link where they can also suggest books that they are reading this summer.

Assemblyman Schmitt is encouraging parents to check out the following informational links for more reading games, research, and other programs:

www.summerreadingnys.org – This official Summer Reading at New York Libraries website offers children and teens lots of free reading activities, games, links, suggested reading lists, as well as available information for families, caregivers, librarians, and educators.

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/ – This New York State Library web page contains information and links for librarians, educators, and other professionals on summer reading, summer reading research, and the Summer Reading at New York Libraries Program.

www.performersandprograms.com – The Performers and Programs site includes a listing of performers and programs they offer for libraries, schools, and other organizations serving youth.

www.engageny.org – Engage NY is the New York State Education Department website that supports the New York State Learning Standards and other key aspects of the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda.

www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/earlylit – The website for the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York State Libraries.

http://daybydayny.org/ – DayByDayNY is a virtual literacy calendar that changes daily and includes activities, stories, and information for parents and young children. DayByDayNY is part of Ready to Read at New York Libraries.

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt stated, “Reading can transform our lives. No matter our age or background reading can take us to far off places, immerse us in experiences we never had before and develop our skills and abilities. I hope that all residents can participate in our 2020 summer reading program. Young residents of the district can partake in the Assembly Summer Reading challenge. Their parents and adults can join me and Nikki in the virtual summer book club. Especially as the COVID-19 crisis continues, there has never been a better time to open up a good book and add some reading into our summer routine!”

Mrs. Nikki Schmitt stated, “Colin and I are excited to launch our 2020 summer reading program. Constituents of the 99th Assembly District of all ages can experience the joys of reading this summer through the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge or the virtual summer book club. Literacy development, especially for our children, is so critical. We hope this program encourages youth to read and helps set an example for them by encouraging adults to join in on the reading adventures. We look forward to you joining us this summer in setting aside even a few minutes each day to read.”

Download summer reading challenge form: https://www.scribd.com/document/466806332/Assemblyman-Colin-Schmitt-2020-Summer-Reading-Challenge

Virtual Summer Book Club sign up: https://forms.gle/8G1DHeNqFNCWpGWu6

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 COLIN SCHMITT AND MRS. SCHMITT LAUNCH SUMMER READING CHALLENGE AND VIRTUAL SUMMER BOOK CLUBAssemblyman…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

June 24th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-22T15:03:47+0000

The Mid-Hudson Region (which includes all of our Assembly District) will be formally entering phase 3 of the COVID-19 reopening process tomorrow. For more industry specific information please see here. —> https://forward.ny.gov/phase-three-industries

The Mid-Hudson Region (which includes all of our Assembly District) will be formally entering phase 3 of the COVID-19…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Monday, June 22, 2020

June 22nd, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-20T11:14:19+0000

Hello everyone it is Nikki!

Please join me in wishing my husband, our Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, a very happy 30th Birthday!

I am so proud of everything Colin does for our communities.

You can join me in the celebrating Colin’s 30th birthday a few ways:

Text Birthday to 22525

Or donate online directly at https://secure.anedot.com/schmitt4ny/30thbirthday

Happy Birthday Colin! ❤️🎉

Hello everyone it is Nikki! Please join me in wishing my husband, our Assemblyman Colin Schmitt, a very happy 30th…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Saturday, June 20, 2020

June 20th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-19T22:34:35+0000

Celebrating Juneteenth today during the 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration zoom organized by Councilman (Sergeant Major, Ret) King Ty.

Today marks the first time where Juneteenth is observed as an official state holiday in New York. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.

Celebrating Juneteenth today during the 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration zoom organized by Councilman (Sergeant Major,…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Friday, June 19, 2020

June 19th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-19T15:14:22+0000

ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT AND LOCAL EDUCATION LEADERS SEND LETTER TO GOVERNOR TO LIFT 150 IN-PERSON GRADUATION LIMIT

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) and local education leaders today sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to lift the cap of 150 participants for outdoor socially distant graduation ceremonies.

The Assemblyman has successfully led the charge to allow in-person socially distant graduation ceremonies for New York students by advocating to the Governor and organizing a petition drive that has garnered over 5,000 signatures to authorize these ceremonies. Now the limit of 150 individuals per ceremony can and must be lifted, especially for our larger graduating classes.

The following education local education leaders have signed on to the letter with Assemblyman Schmitt:

Elsie Rodriguez, Superintendent, Monroe-Woodbury School District
Richard Del Moro, Superintendent, Enlarged City School District of Middletown
John P. Xanthis, Superintendent, Valley Central School District
Jan Jehring, Superintendent, Florida Union Free S.D & Board of Education
Denis M. Petrilak, Superintendent, Chester Union Free School District
Brian C. Monahan, Superintendent, Minisink Valley School District
Jon Huberth, President, Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education
Janice Clark, Principal, John S. Burke Catholic High School

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted life for many New Yorkers, especially our students. While it is welcome news that in-person ceremonies can be authorized the 150 person per ceremony limit impacts many larger districts ability to host a single ceremony. Districts have the ability to safely, following all health protocols, host larger socially distance outdoor ceremonies. We urge the Governor to immediately lift the limit so schools have adequate time to implement safe procedures for single ceremony in-person celebrations.”

Full text of letter:

Dear Governor Cuomo:

The COVID-19 crisis has certainly impacted all of us in profound ways, especially our students who have lost out on traditional opportunities and experiences that have become the hallmark of American life. The ability to have the most traditional experience possible for graduation means so much to the students, families and communities who look forward to celebrating this significant milestone.

We have so many students from across the Mid-Hudson region and across the state who are deserving of special recognition for their achievements. That is why the authorization of outdoor in-person socially distant summertime graduation ceremonies is greatly appreciated.

While the in-person ceremony authorization is warmly welcomed, the cap you placed of 150 participants has limited many districts with much larger class sizes from holding a single ceremony.

Many districts have the ability to safely, following all health protocols, host larger socially distance outdoor ceremonies.

We request that you lift the cap on the number of graduates for those schools with the ability and space to accommodate properly socially distant outdoor ceremonies.

Your immediate attention to this matter is greatly appreciated as timing and planning considerations must be taken into account.

Letter is attached.

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 COLIN SCHMITT AND LOCAL EDUCATION LEADERS SEND LETTER TO GOVERNOR TO LIFT 150 IN-PERSON GRADUATION…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Friday, June 19, 2020

June 19th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-18T13:19:36+0000

Congratulations to Valley Central High School Senior Hannah Moore who is this years recipient of the Colin Schmitt Patriotism Award scholarship. Each year the scholarship is given to a deserving graduating senior who has demonstrated patriotism and service to others at Assemblyman Schmitt’s Alma Mater.

Congratulations to Valley Central High School Senior Hannah Moore who is this years recipient of the Colin Schmitt…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Thursday, June 18, 2020

June 18th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-17T19:02:48+0000

Assemblyman Schmitt’s 30th (social distancing) Birthday! is this Saturday. Show your support with a purchase today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/assemblyman-colin-schmitts-30-birthday-and-annual-hot-dog-roast-curbside-tickets-106100507474

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June 17th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-17T14:51:06+0000

ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT SENDS REQUEST TO USDA TO HELP LOCAL FARMS

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting modification of eligibility for the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program so more local farms can take advantage of the vital program.

This program which is providing direct payments to small farmers to assist with ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impacts has excluded certain farms in need of assistance including Hudson Valley goat farms and other speciality products.

Schmitt was alerted to the issue by local impacted Cornwall Farm, Edgewick Farms.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Our local small farms are in need of this vital assistance program. The USDA initial eligibility rules do not include small farms in our area such as goat farms and other speciality products. These farms will benefit immensely from modification of the eligibility rules and I urge the USDA to do so in an expedited manner.”

Letter attached.

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 COLIN SCHMITT SENDS REQUEST TO USDA TO HELP LOCAL FARMS Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) has…

Posted by Colin Schmitt on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

June 17th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-16T10:31:56+0000

The Chronicle: Schmitt announces hand sanitizer availability for reopening businesses http://www.chroniclenewspaper.com/news/local-news/schmitt-announces-hand-sanitizer-availability-for-reopening-businesses-JG1190795

http://www.chroniclenewspaper.com/news/local-news/schmitt-announces-hand-sanitizer-availability-for-reopening-businesses-JG1190795

June 16th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-15T16:15:44+0000

Back up and running in person to continue to help you Photo News: Assemblyman opens district office http://www.thephoto-news.com/news/local-news/washingtonville-assemblyman-opens-district-office-YI1183504

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June 15th, 2020|

➔ News from Assemblyman Colin Schmitt: 2020-06-15T12:52:40+0000

ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF FREE HAND SANITIZER FOR REOPENING BUSINESSES AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt(R,C,I-New Windsor) has announced the availability of free allotments of NYS Clean hand sanitizer for reopening businesses and essential service providers in the 99th Assembly District.

To request hand sanitizer, please use this form here. Contactless pickup will occur at Assemblyman Schmitt’s district office in Washingtonville. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “As we continue through the reopening process I want to ensure that all reopening businesses and essential services have access to the supplies they need to safely operate. COVID-19 has impacted us all and as we continue to strive to recover and stay healthy I invite any reopening business and essential service organization in the 99th District to request an allotment of hand sanitizer from my office. Together we will overcome this crisis and come back stronger than before.”

The hand sanitizer request form is online here→ https://forms.gle/YrZUwN4LZBuDMau68

Constituents in need of assistance with this or any other matter can call 845-469-6929 or email SchmittC@NYAssembly.gov.

Assemblyman Colin Schmitt has worked around the clock to help the 99th Assembly District during the COVID-19 crisis. Schmitt recently helped pass a COVID-19 relief legislative package on top of previous COVID-19 relief measures passed in the Assembly chamber. Assemblyman Schmitt has helped over 7,000 constituents with COVID-19 related inquiries, a majority of which are connected to unemployment issues. Schmitt has also provided over 13,000+ PPE masks and hand sanitizer to first responders and front line workers from every town in the district and hand sanitizer allotments for local day care and child care facilities, local libraries and small businesses. Schmitt has restocked two food pantries and organized a 7 week senior meal delivery program, secured emergency water delivery for the Village of South Blooming Grove, led the fight for critical emergency funding from the federal government and PPP changes from the federal government for local businesses, is spearheading efforts to have NYS Attorney General ensure New York is represented in the effort to hold the Communist Chinese Government accountable for their role in the COVID-19 and successfully fought for in-person socially distant 2020 graduation ceremonies. Schmitt has also been deployed with the National Guard on the COVID-19 mission.

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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June 15th, 2020|

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