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Friend Honors Tuskegee Airmen On 75th Anniversary

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Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) had the opportunity to honor the Tuskegee Airmen on their 75th Anniversary. The Tuskegee Airmen were pilots who served in a segregated unit during World War II. The airmen honored were Audley Coulthurst,...

Palmesano, Friend Welcome Future Farmers Of America To Capitol

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Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I- Big Flats) recently enjoyed a meeting with student representatives from Future Farmers of America (FFA) in Albany. “These students are continuing a storied New York...

Friend: Assembly Must Pass Real Ethics Reform

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Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) is calling out the Assembly Majority Conference for stalling on a pension forfeiture measure it agreed to during budget negotiations, but was ultimately blocked from a vote. The new pension bill moving...

O’Mara, Palmesano And Friend Salute Watkins Glen

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Sen. Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) were pleased to welcome a delegation from Watkins Glen International (WGI) on the occasion of its 65th Anniversary. ...

Friend Meets With Reality Check Youth Group

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Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) was pleased to host Robin Baker, Program Coordinator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County, and representatives of Reality Check Youth from Tioga Central School, who work to combat tobacco use...

Friend, Palmesano Welcome Red Cross Delegation To Capitol

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Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Chris Friend (R-Big Flats) were pleased to host a contingency of American Red Cross Officials in Albany, including American Red Cross Sullivan Trail Chapter Executive Director Joel Robinson, Jr., State Disaster...

Friend Joins Students From Elmira Heights School District

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Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R-Big Flats) met with students and officials from the Elmira Heights School District when they recently visited Albany. The students came to share their concerns and ideas for improving their school with legislators,...

Friend And Palmesano Meet With Highway Superintendents

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LOCAL ROADS MATTER — A statewide grassroots campaign calling for a stronger state commitment to local roads and bridges brought a contingent of more than 600 local highway superintendents and other transportation leaders to Albany last week. The group...

Friend Talks Recovery, Revitalization With Chemung County Legislator

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Assemblyman Chris Friend (R – Big Flats) met with Chemung County Legislature Minority Leader and Chairman of the New York State I-86 Coalition Ted Bennett on February 8 to discuss construction work on Interstates 86 and 99. Once completed, these highways...

Friend Talks Budget Impact With Ombudsman

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Assemblyman Chris Friend (R – Big Flats) met with Stan Panosian of the New York State Ombudsman Alliance (NYSOA) on February 7 in order to discuss the negative impact the Executive Budget has on the services the ombudsman volunteers provide to long-term-care...

Friend Greets Red Cross President

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Assemblyman Chris Friend (R – Big Flats) met with Joel Robinson, executive director of the Sullivan Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross on January 31. Robinson was in Albany discussing the services performed by the Red Cross in the Southern Tier. “It...

Friend Talks Jobs With Tioga Downs Executives

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Assemblyman Chris Friend (R – Big Flats) met with Thomas Osiecki, President and COO of American Racing and Entertainment LLC (ARE), which owns the Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs Casinos, in Albany on January 30, 2012, as well as former New York State...

Friend Meets With State NRA Representative

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Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R- Big Flats) this week spoke with Darin Goens, State Liaison for the National Rifle Association (NRA), to discuss the rights of New York gun owners. The two discussed current issues facing New York sportsmen, including...

Friend Attends Sportsmen Breakfast

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Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R- Big Flats) on Thursday attended the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Breakfast. He met with other caucus members, as well as representatives of sportsmen organizations from across the state, to discuss the preservation...