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Leader Barclay to Host Annual Local Landscapes & Landmarks Visual Art Exhibit

Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay today announced he will host the fifth annual Local Landscapes and Landmarks visual art exhibit, where artists from the 120th Assembly District share their talent for capturing Central New York’s natural beauty...

Helping Families Afford Child Care is Critical When Building Strong Communities

Spikes in child care costs, like those impacting just about every other good and service in New York, have created economic hardship for families all over the state. These challenges have forced many families to pass up earnings opportunities in order...

Summer Reading Challenge Fosters Student Growth, Exploration & Relaxation

As the school year comes to a close and students start their summer break, I am excited to once again host the annual New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge for children of the 120th Assembly District. The purpose of this challenge is to encourage...

Summer Fun Awaits in Central New York

With the official start of summer, Central New York offers an exciting variety of family-friendly events for residents and visitors to enjoy. These activities provide the perfect opportunity to appreciate the warm weather while spending quality time together....

June is National Dairy Month

The dairy industry has not only been one of the more important forces in American nutrition, but it has also helped propel New York into one of the most significant agricultural centers in the country. This month, I encourage all those in the state to...

We Can do Better Fighting the Opioid Crisis

New York has made strides in combating the ongoing opioid crisis, but much work remains as we still have far too many deaths in the state. For many of us, this epidemic is personal. It could be an acquaintance, friend or family member—the opioid crisis...

Leader Will Barclay Launches the Annual ‘Blessings in a Backpack’ Donation Drive

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Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski) announced his office will once again be collecting food items needed for school children this summer. These items will be distributed in partnership with Blessing in a Backpack’s Fulton, Hannibal and...

Police Week Reminds Us What’s On The Line For Law Enforcement

Each May, we celebrate and offer our thanks to the incredibly brave men and women of our law enforcement community. During National Police Week, which was established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, we also reflect on the enormous sacrifice made...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Readily available and reliable mental health services are a critical part of building strong communities. Often overlooked, good mental hygiene provides a major boost to our quality of life, our neighborhoods and even our economy. For that reason, during...

Leader Barclay Recognizes Local High School Students with Community Service Youth Award

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Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C-Pulaski) awarded 25 area high school students from 10 school districts with the Community Service Youth Recognition Award. This award recognizes outstanding high school students who volunteer and work tirelessly...
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