Press Releases

Assemblyman Stirpe: State and Local Elections Could be Heavily Impacted by Upcoming Ballot Items

The leaves are turning, local farmers’ markets are filled to the brim with apples and cider donuts and kids are gearing up for Halloween. Fall is officially here, which means that Election Day (Nov. 2) is just around the corner.In addition to selecting...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Crisis Stabilization Centers Will Provide Critical Mental Health Support for Those in Need

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an extreme toll on many aspects of our lives, including our mental health. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, only one in 10 adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of depression and anxiety, but...

Assemblyman Stirpe Honors Two SUNY Police Officers for their Heroism in the Line of Duty

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When we think of a hero, oftentimes we picture someone wearing a cape and flying around the city saving lives. But the real heroes are the ones right here in our communities who put the safety of others before their own and show a level of bravery that...

Assemblyman Stirpe: 2021 New York State Fair Comes to a Successful Close

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After COVID-19 forced its cancellation last year, the New York State Fair made its triumphant return and did not disappoint. From the delicious food options to various competitions, live music and shows, this beloved family tradition and tourist attraction...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Literacy CNY Helps Adult Students Obtain Essential Skills

When we think of education, we often tend to think of children, those who are still learning the foundational blocks of knowledge that allow us to understand and navigate the complex world around us. But often overlooked are adult students who, for various...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Visit a Farmers Market this Fall

As the summer winds down, local farms have started to harvest their fall crops, making now a great time to visit a local farmers market. Central New York is home to a vibrant farming community and buying directly from them is a great way to support local...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Returning Kids to School Safely is Top Priority

Every September, we take the time to remind our kids about school safety. From properly crossing the street to confirming they have a code word in place for unexpected school pick-ups, ensuring our kids know how to stay safe when they walk out the front...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Hochul’s Historic Governorship Brings Renewed Focus to CNY’s Needs and Issues

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul’s rise to the highest office in our state is a historic moment for New York as we’ll witness the first woman governor sworn into office. As the 57th governor of New York, it’s certainly overdue to have a woman leading...

Assemblyman Stirpe: After a Year’s Absence, New York State Fair Triumphantly Returns – with Precautions

The New York State Fair, one of the many cherished events that was sadly cancelled last year due to safety concerns during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, will finally be returning this year! The fair, which runs from Aug. 20 through Sept. 6, brings...

Assemblyman Stirpe: The Empire Farm Days Event has Returned to Onondaga County

Central New Yorkers have never had to look far for fresh and healthy food – from our farms to our producers, our agricultural sector is one of the strongest in the state. As a member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, I’ve always fought...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Recycling Electronic Waste Helps Protect CNY’s Natural Resources

Properly disposing of old and unwanted electronic devices is a great way to have a meaningful impact, which is why I’m hosting another electronics recycling event to make it even easier for Central New Yorkers.Electronic devices have become a staple...

Assemblyman Stirpe: New York Breed of Hops Presents a Lucrative Economic Opportunity

At the end of a long summer’s day, many people feel there’s nothing more refreshing than enjoying one of their favorite brews. From Saratoga to Buffalo, New York is home to hundreds of small, locally sourced breweries. To further support this...

Assemblyman Stirpe Meets with U.S. Transportation Secretary on I-81 Issue

Last week, I participated in a roundtable event with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh to discuss the future of the Interstate 81 viaduct in Syracuse, a stretch...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Help Others by Donating Blood During the 15th Annual Lifesavers Blood Drive

Every year since 2007, I’ve partnered with the American Red Cross to host my annual Lifesavers Blood Drive to help counteract summer blood shortages and save lives. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in need as we continue to return to...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Get back to Enjoying All That CNY Has to Offer This Summer

As we head into summer, there’s a lot more to celebrate than just the warm weather. We’ve finally turned the corner on this devastating pandemic and our lives are beginning to return to normal. After a year that kept us apart and challenged...

Assemblyman Stirpe: State Legislative Session Invested in CNY Communities, Supported New York’s Recovery

This week marked the end of another successful New York State legislative session. Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, the legislature united under a common goal – helping families and small businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19....

Assemblyman Stirpe: Small Business Grant Program Will Help CNY Business Owners Build Back Better

There is no engine more critical to keeping New York’s economy up and running than the hardworking men and women who operate small businesses across our state. To put it simply, New York cannot thrive if our small businesses are struggling. Following...

All Central New Yorkers Deserve the Resources and Support They Need to Thrive

As the stepfather of a daughter who lives at an ARC of Onondaga group home, I understand firsthand the unique challenges that people with disabilities face in their everyday lives that many of us take for granted. Especially in the wake of the unprecedented...

Assemblyman Stirpe: NYS Budget Provides Support for Local Agriculture

Local farms are crucial to New York’s food supply and economy, and it is important that they have the support they need to continue providing for all of us. New York farms produce dairy products, apples, maple syrup, wine, honey and so much more,...

Assemblyman Stirpe: Summer Reading Challenge Helps Kids Continue Their Education Independently

New York’s students have shown great resilience over the course of this difficult year. From mandatory shutdowns that kept our kids from learning and socializing in-person to swiftly being forced to adapt to the challenges of virtual learning, this...