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Winter storm update from Assemblyman Schmitt.
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Stay warm and stay safe.
Winter storm update from Assemblyman Schmitt. Here to provide assistance to constituents and local partners.✅Stay warm and stay safe.
Posted by Colin Schmitt on Monday, December 2, 2019
The Schmitt Family tree has been cut! Nikki, Quincy and I picked this beauty out at Farmside Acres in Cornwall this morning and I cut it down just as the snow started to fall. Merry Christmas!
#Shopsmall Saturday in Cornwall! Quincy was very happy with his purchases at Puppy Paws! Greater Cornwall Chamber of Commerce
Congratulations to Cornwall High School Football- back to back state champions! You have made our Assembly District very proud.
God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving to our hero First Responders and military who are away from home today protecting us including several of my family members. Stay safe.
ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT RECOGNIZES DIVA DANCE STUDIO IN GOSHEN AS NOVEMBER SMALL BUSINESS OF THE MONTH
Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I- New Windsor) has a small business of the month appreciation program that he launched at the beginning of his term. The program is designed to show appreciation for a local small business in his district each month. For the month of November, he recognized DiVa Dance Studio, located at 55 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924. DiVa Dance Studio is owned by Vasily Nikeshi and his wife, Diane.
Assemblyman Colin Schmitt stated, “I am so happy to recognize DiVa Dance Studio in Goshen as our small business of the month. Vasily and his wife, Diane are the epitome of the American Dream. Vasily came to the United States with a vision and through hard work and determination, he accomplished his goals. Vasily has successfully owned a small business in Goshen for many years and we are proud to honor him today!”
Vasily Nikeshi, Owner of DiVa Dance Studio, stated, “I am very grateful to Assemblyman Schmitt for recognizing DiVa Dance Studio as the Small Business of the Month for November. I came over to the United States 15 years ago with a passion for dance that I wanted to share with the community that I eventually fell in love with: Goshen, NY. As an avid dancer since 7 years old, it is a privilege and honor to share my experiences and skill with all those who join my studio, including the Assemblyman himself. Assemblyman Schmitt is a huge supporter of small businesses and those that put in the hard work, time and effort to be successful and we are very proud to receive this recognition from him!”
Town of Goshen Supervisor Douglas Bloomfield stated, “Small businesses are the cornerstone of our community. I am proud to recognize the hard work and success of DiVa Dance Studio with Assemblyman Schmitt as Small Business of the Month for November 2019. Goshen is home to many thriving small businesses and we are proud of each and every one of them!”
Village of Goshen Mayor Michael Nuzzolese stated, “I am thrilled to join Assemblyman Schmitt today in awarding DiVa Dance Studio as Small Business of the Month for November 2019. Owners Vasily Nikeshi and his wife, Diane worked tirelessly to make this dance studio a success and I must say, the hard work has paid off. Goshen residents as well as many others around Orange County can get excellent lessons and take classes here. I am looking forward to many more years of small business success in Goshen!”
Barbara Martinez, Executive Director, Goshen Chamber of Commerce, stated, “When you support a local business, you are supporting the entire community. Local businesses are the heart of every community and recognizing their efforts not only gives a sense of belonging but also shines a light on that business. The more we support and promote a local owner that translates to helping a community thrive and an improved local economy by keeping money local. Thank you, Assemblyman Schmitt, for helping recognize our local businesses, we appreciate your steadfast support of our Goshen community and all communities in the Hudson Valley.”
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 and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!
ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT PRESENTS NYS ASSEMBLY PROCLAMATION TO CHIEF SALKA ON RECENT FIREHOUSE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) recently surprised FDNY Battalion Chief John Salka, Jr. with an official New York State Assembly Proclamation in honor of his recent induction into the Firehouse Hall of Fame. Assemblyman Schmitt invited Chief Salka and his family as well as members of the community to his office for a meeting but instead of conducting a meeting, surprised Chief Salka with the proclamation honoring his accomplishment.
Chief Salka has instructed several FDNY training programs, including the department’s Probationary Firefighters School, Captain’s Management Program and Battalion Chief’s Command Course. He has also done work for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s Firefighter Fatality Investigations and Prevention Program and presents lectures and classes for corporate, military and fire service audiences across the U.S. To be inducted into the Firehouse Hall of Fame, members must have 20 years of service and demonstrated accomplishments in the advancement of the fire service.
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!
I had a wonderful time at Cornwall Public Library this afternoon for story hour with your Assemblyman reading “Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
WAMC: Lawmakers Urge MTA To Leave Metro-North Parking Rates Alone https://www.wamc.org/post/lawmakers-urge-mta-leave-metro-north-parking-rates-alone
ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR CUOMO VETO OF CHESTER PDR LEGISLATION
“I am greatly disappointed that the Governor has vetoed Chester’s preservation legislation. The PDR legislation had overwhelming bipartisan support locally and in the state legislature along with robust support from local, regional and statewide conservation and preservation groups. The PDR model is a proven one that has had monumental success in Warwick and towns across the state. Preserving land and protecting our communities, natural resources and environment is the issue of our time. I will not yield or relent in my efforts to continue to advocate for preservation for my district and our entire state in the Assembly.
I want to thank all the groups and all citizens who passionately supported this bill and our preservation efforts. It is easy to get greatly discouraged and angered by this veto but we must push forward maintaining energy and focus to achieve our goals regardless of the actions of the Governor.”