Press Releases

Slater Holds Press Conference amid Double-Digit Utility Rate Spike

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Today, Oct. 16, Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) held a press conference addressing the recent decision by the Public Service Commission to greenlight an unsustainable increase in rates proposed by NYSEG and RG&E. The unanimous approval by the seven-member...

Slater, Harckham Bill Honoring Yorktown Police Captain Sgroi Signed into Law

Yorktown, NY – New York State Assemblymember Matt Slater and Senator Pete Harckham announced today that their bill (S.5541 / A.3288) naming a portion of Crompond Road (Route 202) in the Town of Yorktown as the “Captain Kenneth Sgroi Memorial Highway”...

Slater Nominates Westchester’s ‘Stuart’s Fruit Farm’ to be A Historical Business in New York State

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Stuart's Fruit Farm, nestled in the heart of Westchester County, New York, has proudly remained a cherished family-operated farm since its establishment back in 1828. For more than five decades, Bob and Betsy Stuart have passionately upheld their family's...

Slater Joins National Coalition Focused on Flood Impacts

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Following the aftermath of the devastating rain storm that hit the Hudson Valley in July 2023, New York State Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) has become one of the newest members of the American Flood Coalition. This national, nonpartisan coalition...

Slater To Host Senior Health Fair in Westchester and Putnam County

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New York State Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) will be hosting two Senior Health Fairs within the 94th District this fall. With a district that encompasses towns that reside in Westchester and Putnam County, providing a fair in each county will...

Slater Partners with Feeding Westchester to Combat Food Insecurity

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September is Hunger Action Month and Assemblyman Matt Slater (R-Yorktown) is partnering with Feeding Westchester to bring awareness and a call to action to combat food insecurity. This annual campaign was started by Feeding America, the largest domestic...

Slater to Crack Down on Fentanyl Epidemic: Holding Dealers Accountable for Overdose Deaths

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Americans and New Yorkers are drastically being affected by the opioid and fentanyl epidemic. At the core of this crisis is a shocking rise in opioid-related deaths as data has shown 16 New Yorkers die every day of an overdose; that’s one person every...

Slater: Gearing Up to Give Back

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On Monday, Aug. 21, Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) paid a follow-up visit to the Putnam Community Action Partnership (CAP), a component of the Westchester Community Program (WestCOP), to find out the results of this year’s backpack drive that...

State Legislators Demand State Action to Protect New York From Foreign Nations of Concern

The ongoing investigation into the purchase of 54,000 acres surrounding the Travis Air Force Base in California, believed to be linked to China, has state lawmakers demanding action to prevent the same scenario from unfolding in New York state. Assemblyman...

Paving of Route 52 Underway After $3.6 Million Investment

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) joined fellow representatives to commence the crucial paving of Route 52 in the Town of Kent. As an active member of the Assembly's Transportation Committee, Slater remained dedicated to prioritizing significant...

Slater ‘Shed the Meds’ Event Keeping Yorktown Community Safe

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown), took a proactive stance on Tuesday, July 25, by organizing an event: “Shed theMeds.” This initiative brought together key supporters, including Yorktown Police Department, and notable organizations Drug Crisis...

Hudson Valley Reps Tour Camp Herrlich

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) and fellow representatives paid a visit to Camp Herrlich on Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Camp Herrlich came about when Wilbur Herrlich, part of the Herrlich family, tragically lost his life to appendicitis in 1922. Before...

Mid-Hudson State Reps Urge Biden to Swiftly Approve FEMA Support for Damaged Areas

The Mid-Hudson Valley Region continues to recover from record rainfall on Sunday, July 9, 2023, that caused severe flooding, washed out roads and damage to property owners. On Friday, July 14, 2023, Gov. Hochul formally requested a disaster declaration...

Slater: ‘Investing in Infrastructure’ A Putnam County Win

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During the 2023 Legislative Session, Gov. Hochul announced 141 local governments will receive expanded aid totaling more than $516 million to repair and rebuild bridges and culverts while promoting sustainability and resilience across the whole state....

Slater Shares Progress of Key Paving Projects

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown), a member of the Assembly’s Transportation Committee, continues to focus on important infrastructure projects within the 94th Assembly District. Among those projects is the long awaited resurfacing of State Route...

Slater Teams Up with Putnam County Officials to Save Historic Belden House

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On June 21, 2023 the Town of Carmel Town Board passed a resolution calling for the preservation and restoration of the 1760 Thomas Belden House which is currently owned by New York City DEP. Upon receiving the resolution State Assemblyman Matt Slater...

Slater: Addressing Big Concerns from Small Businesses

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) hosted a productive roundtable discussion on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, aimed at supporting small businesses. Joined by Rep. Mike Lawler and County Executive Kevin Byrne, the event provided an open platform for small...

Slater Celebrates Additional Funding for Mahopac and Brewster Public Libraries

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Assemblyman Matt Slater (R,C-Yorktown) praises the establishment of increased funding towards local libraries such as Mahopac and Brewster Library. Bullet aid grants are delivered to hundreds of libraries across New York through a program of targeted...

Slater Bill Honoring Yorktown Police Lieutenant Passed By Lawmakers

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Assemblyman Matt Slater’s (R,C-Yorktown) legislation (A.3288), naming a portion of route 202 in the town of Yorktown the “Captain Kenneth Sgroi Memorial Highway” in honor of the tragic loss of Kenneth Sgroi, was passed on Monday, June 5, 2023. Yorktown...

Slater Scores Another Win: Bill Passed Allowing Local Sports Fields to Lease Advertisement Space

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Assemblyman Matt Slater’s (R,C-Yorktown) legislation, permitting the town of Putnam Valley to lease sports field fences of Leonard Wagner Memorial Park for advertisements with the revenues to be used solely by such town’s department of parks and recreation...