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Palmesano Launches 2016 Read And Run Challenge With Ice Cream Party For 2015 Champs, Bradford Central School

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) kicked off his 2016 Summer Read and Run Challenge by honoring last year’s champions, the elementary students at Bradford Central School. Palmesano partnered with Kozy Korner Restaurant Owner Alice Howe to treat...

Palmesano Sponsored Bill To Expand Pool Of Eligible Organ Donors Passes Assembly-Headed To Governor’s Desk

Legislation co-sponsored by Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) passed the Assembly earlier today and is heading to Gov. Cuomo’s desk for consideration. The bill would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register as organ donors. Earlier this week,...

Palmesano Celebrates The South Seneca Girls Basketball Team During Their Trip To Capitol

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) was pleased to welcome the South Seneca High School Girls Basketball team to the capitol to celebrate their recent New York State Championship. “Coach Heather Mott’s South Seneca Falcons demonstrated the...

Palmesano, Friend Welcome Future Farmers Of America To Capitol

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 State...

Palmesano Takes Fight For Library Funding To Capitol

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) took to the podium at the New York State Library Association’s recent advocacy day in the capitol, affirming his commitment to generating needed funding and expressing his confidence in our libraries as valued...

Assemblymen Palmesano And Friend Greet Montessori Students At Capitol

Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) recently welcomed the Southern Tier Montessori School to the Capitol and the Assembly Floor. The students spent the day learning how state government operates and the...

Palmesano Welcomes League Of Women Voters Student Rep Karilyn Rutledge From Bradford To Albany

This week, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) was pleased to welcome Karilyn Rutledge from Bradford Central to the Capitol. Rutledge shadowed Palmesano for the day and enjoyed a unique glimpse into the legislative process. She attended an...

Palmesano Welcomes Bacalles Back To Albany

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano was pleased to enjoy some time with his predecessor, Jim Bacalles, during Bacalles’ recent visit to Albany. Palmesano had the honor of introducing Bacalles to the Assembly’s new membership during a formal recognition during...

Legislature To Approve O’Mara-Palmesano Resolution Proclaiming ‘Motorsports Appreciation Week’

Albany, N.Y., April 21— Both houses of the Legislature will act this week on a joint Legislative Resolution sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim...

Palmesano Honors Outstanding Young Scholar

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) said today that he was pleased to honor Simone Green on her recent trip to the Capitol. Green was in Albany to be honored at the USA Today Phi Theta Kappa All New York Academic Awards ceremony held at the New...

Palmesano Announces Italian-American Legislators Scholarship

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships to be awarded in June at its Annual Conference Weekend. “As...

Palmesano, Nojay, Giglio Welcome Local Town Highway Superintendents From Steuben County

Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) Bill Nojay (R,C) and Joe Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) were pleased to welcome town highway superintendents from Steuben County to the state Capitol last week. Hundreds of town and county highway workers from across...

O’Mara And Palmesano Pay Tribute To Local Veteran

State Sen. Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C-Corning) welcomed distinguished area veteran and Schuyler County resident Philip J. Swaney, Sr. to the State Capitol on Wednesday, February 25. Swaney was saluted by the...

Palmesano, O’Mara And Friend Support Finger Lakes Agriculture

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Sen. Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) were pleased to welcome Scott Osborn, President of Fox Run Vineyards, and Suzy Hayes of Miles Wine Cellars at last week’s...

Palmesano Welcomes Youth Activist To Capitol

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) was pleased to welcome Seneca Anastasio to the Capitol during her recent visit to Albany. Anastasio was selected by the League of Women Voters Education Foundation to shadow Palmesano for the day. She was provided...

Palmesano Welcomes Bacalles Back To Capitol

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano was pleased to meet with his predecessor, Jim Bacalles, during Bacalles’ recent visit to Albany. “It was a great privilege for me to welcome former Assemblyman Jim Bacalles back to the Assembly,” said Palmesano. Palmesano...

Palmesano Kicking Off 2014 Summer Read And Run Challenge At South Seneca Elementary

The avid readers of South Seneca Elementary School will be treated to an ice cream party, compliments of Assemblyman Phil Palmesano. Palmesano is rewarding the students for earning the highest participation rate in his 2013 Summer Reading Challenge....

Area Legislators Welcome 4-H Delegation To Capitol

Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C- Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), Assemblyman Joe Giglio (R,C,I-Gowanda) and Assemblyman Bill Nojay (R,I) were pleased to welcome the Canisteo 4-H Stars on their recent trip to the Capitol. They were accompanied...

Palmesano Welcomes Friends From Yates County S.C.O.P.E. To Capitol

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) recently met with members of the Yates County Shooters Committee On Political Education (S.C.O.P.E) at the Capitol. The Yates County S.C.O.P.E members joined thousands of other Second Amendment advocates...

Palmesano Announces Italian-American State Legislators College Scholarship Opportunity

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) recently announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for its annual college scholarships. Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded at the Italian-American...

Palmesano Announces Italian-American State Legislators College Scholarship Opportunity

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) recently announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for its annual college scholarships. Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded at the Italian-American...

Palmesano Announces Italian-American State Legislators College Scholarship Opportunity

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for its annual college scholarships. Four $2,000 scholarships will be awarded at the Italian-American...

O’Mara, Palmesano And Friend Salute Watkins Glen

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. The...

Palmesano Speaks At NYSCOPBA Rally

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I – Corning) today joined Sen. Tom O’Mara, colleagues in the Senate and Assembly and New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) members from across the state, including those from...

State Legislators, Local Leaders Highlight Alarming Condition Of Local Roads And Bridges

Albany, N.Y. —A group of nearly 90 state legislators, led by Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), today joined county and town highway superintendents and other local leaders from across New York to call for...

Palmesano, Friend Welcome Red Cross Delegation To Capitol

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 today, including American Red Cross Sullivan Trail Chapter Executive Director Joel Robinson, Jr., State...

Palmesano Thrilled As Lauren’s Law Takes Effect

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) has expressed his happiness at Lauren’s Law taking effect. In the spring, Palmesano was joined by a number of organ and tissue transplant recipients and advocates, including Lauren Shields for which Lauren’s...

Reed, O’Mara And Palmesano Commemorate 25th Anniversary Of Steuben Veterans Memorial And Honor Local WWII Veteran Warren Thompson

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Joe Sempolinski, District Director for Congressman Tom Reed, joined together to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Steuben County Veterans Memorial. The lawmakers...

Palmesano Welcomes Corning City Fire Chief John Tighe For A Visit To The NYS Assembly

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) recently welcomed the City of Corning Fire Chief, John Tighe, to the New York State Assembly. In June, Tighe was installed as the President of the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs. “John has done...

Palmesano Kicks Off 2013 Summer Reading Challenge By Celebrating 2012 Challenge Winners, Winfield Street Elementary School, With Ice Cream Party

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) kicked off the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge by hosting his annual ice cream party for the 2012 challenge winners, Winfield Street Elementary School of the Corning-Painted Post School District. Winfield won last...

Palmesano Congratulates Local Student, James Burdette, Of Penn Yan, For Winning Italian-American Scholarship

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today welcomed Penn Yan Academy Senior James Burdette, of Penn Yan, to the NYS Assembly to congratulate him for winning an athletic scholarship from the Italian-American State Legislators Conference. Burdette...

Corning Marconi Lodge Honored By NYS Legislature For 100 Years Of Distinguished Service

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) presented a resolution in the NYS Senate and Assembly honoring the Corning Marconi Lodge for their 100th Anniversary and their commitment to veterans and community...

Palmesano Welcomes Andrew Cook Of Yates County For An Up-Close Look At The NYS Assembly

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) recently welcomed Andrew Cook, a resident of Penn Yan in Yates County, to the NYS Assembly to spend a few days getting a firsthand look at the day-to-day activities of being in the Assembly. “I’ve really...

Palmesano Joins Bi-Partisan Coalition To Relieve Tax Burden On Family Farms

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today joined a bi-partisan coalition of lawmakers and the New York Farm Bureau in supporting legislation, Assembly Bill 165, that will cap the agricultural property tax assessment at two percent. Skyrocketing...

Palmesano: Summer Reading Challenge Is Just Around The Corner, Let’s “Dig Into Reading”

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is sending an alert to all young and ambitious students throughout the 132nd Assembly District: the Summer Reading Challenge for 2013 is just around the corner. “It seems that almost every year there is...

Southern Tier Lawmakers Welcome Corning Community College President To The NYS Assembly

Southern Tier Lawmakers, Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), Christopher S. Friend (R-Big Flats), Joseph M. Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) and Bill Nojay (R,I-Pittsford) welcomed Corning Community College President Dr. Katherine P. Douglas to the Assembly...

Palmesano Welcomes Former Assemblyman Jim Bacalles Back To The Assembly

This week, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) welcomed former Assemblyman Jim Bacalles to the Assembly Chamber in Albany. Bacalles, who preceded Palmesano, served in the Assembly from 1995 to 2010. “It’s a great privilege for me to welcome...

Palmesano And Nojay Welcome Area Student For An Up Close Look At The NYS Assembly

Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Bill Nojay (R,I) recently welcomed Evelyn Piatt of Arkport Central School to the Assembly for a firsthand look at the inner workings of the NYS Assembly. Miss Piatt, who is from the 133rd Assembly District,...

Palmesano Calls On Governor To Proclaim April 2013 Organ And Tissue Donor Awareness Month

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) took to the Assembly floor to introduce a resolution proclaiming April 2013 as Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month, the resolution passed unanimously, in continuation of the call to action begun in 1992 by...

Palmesano Speaks With GST BOCES New Visions Students At The Bush Education Center

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) paid a visit to the Greater Southern Tier (GST) BOCES New Visions students at the Bush Education Center to discuss politics, government and day-to-day life in the NYS Assembly. GST BOCES is dedicated to providing...

Palmesano Speaks With Students At 4-H Legislative Breakfast

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) attended the 4-H Capital Days Legislative Breakfast in Albany. 4-H is a volunteer-driven organization that supports young people from elementary school through high school with leadership opportunities and hands-on...

Palmesano And Nojay Welcome Area Student For An Up Close Look At The NYS Assembly

Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Bill Nojay (R,I-Pittsford) recently welcomed Evelyn Piatt of Arkport Central School to the Assembly for a firsthand look at the inner workings of the NYS Assembly. Miss Piatt, who is from the 133rd Assembly...

Palmesano Welcomes Barry Nicholson Of The Corning-Painted Post School Board To The Assembly

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) welcomed Barry Nicholson of the Corning-Painted Post School Board to the Assembly Floor yesterday. Mr. Nicholson was at the Capitol advocating on School Board Action Day. "Barry and all of our school board...

Palmesano Joins Thousands At #NY2A Day Rally To Stand Up For The Second Amendment

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today stood with legislative colleagues and thousands of Second Amendment advocates, sportsmen and concerned citizens from across New York State to defend the rights of law-abiding citizens. “I want to thank...

Southern Tier Lawmakers Welcome Steuben County Soil And Water Conservation Officials To The NYS Assembly

Southern Tier Lawmakers, Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), Joseph M. Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) and Bill Nojay (R,I-Pittsford) welcomed Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Jeff Parker and Board of Directors member Dan Farrand,...

Southern Tier Lawmakers Welcome Corning Community College President To The NYS Assembly

Southern Tier Lawmakers, Assemblymen Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), Christopher S. Friend (R-Big Flats), Joseph M. Giglio (R,I,C-Gowanda) and Bill Nojay (R,I-Pittsford), recently welcomed Corning Community College President Dr. Katherine P. Douglas to...

Palmesano Welcomes Local Firefighters

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) was joined by Corning City firefighters, Thomas Margeson and Dean Patterson, during the February 4 legislative session. The Assemblyman took a moment to recognize the two men for their dedicated service to...

Palmesano Represents New 132nd

Palmesano was re-elected in November to his second term in the Assembly. He now represents the new 132nd Assembly District which consists of the majority of Steuben County, all of Schuyler and Yates counties, and portions of Chemung (towns of Catlin,...

Assemblyman Palmesano Meets With Governor Cuomo

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently met with Governor Andrew Cuomo at a luncheon celebrating Italian-American Day. “The chance to have firsthand contact and speak with Governor Cuomo was a great opportunity, and I look forward to...

Palmesano Welcomes Corning Fire Chief John Tighe, Former Assemblyman Jim Bacalles To Assembly

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently welcomed his predecessor, former Assemblyman Jim Bacalles, as well as John Tighe, Corning City Fire Chief, to the Assembly chamber. Bacalles was up to attend the Assembly’s Annual Pilots Dinner,...

Palmesano Talks To Local Highway Superintendents

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) today met with local highway superintendents from Steuben and Yates counties who traveled to Albany to discuss the importance of CHIPS funding in Governor Cuomo’s 2011-2012 Executive Budget. “It was great...

Palmesano Welcomes Home Afghan War Vets

Palmesano Joins Local Sportsmen At “Sportsmen Awareness Day”

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I – Corning) recently joined with sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts from throughout New York at the Assembly Minority Conference’s Second Annual Sportsmen and Outdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day. At the event,...