Weekly E-News: Monday, September 13, 2021

Progress continues on the $750M upgrade and consolidation project of Albany’s Wadsworth Labs at the Harriman Campus, conversations continue surrounding I-787’s future relationship with our riverfront, and I announced two libraries in the 109th District are slated to receive state aid to help with physical infrastructure upgrades and facility improvements.

As always, read on for community updates from around the 109th District and stay safe!

  • Capital Region Coalition Joins Me in Urging Governor Hochul’s Support of Wadsworth Labs Upgrade and Consolidation Project. 🥼 | I was joined by colleagues Senator Neil D. Breslin, Assemblymember John McDonald, local elected leaders Daniel McCoy — Albany County Executive, Albany County Legislature Chair Andrew Joyce, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany Common Council President Corey Ellis, and Councilmember Ginnie Farrell, in a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul today emphasizing the state’s $750M project to consolidate & upgrade #Albany’s world-renowned Wadsworth Labs. Not only are 800+ jobs tied to New York State’s premier public health laboratory, but the multiplier effect this project stands to produce within our local economies is immense, and I look forward to sharing even more on our progress soon.

  • ICYMI: COVID-19 — Get Vaccinated and Help Stop the Spread of the Delta Variant! 💉 The #COVID19 vaccine is free, safe, and the most effective tool we can leverage to protect the most vulnerable in our communities. To lead by example, 100% of my office staff is fully vaccinated. Talk to family, friends, and neighbors and encourage them to #VaxUp. Find a vaccine site by clicking on the link in this section or on the photo below.

  • To highlight some of the individuals in the Capital Region who exemplify what it means to remain connected within our community and cope with the chaos of the past year, I’ve launched a new series of my podcast , ‘Connecting in a Time of Chaos’.

Listen to our first 6 (3 of these are featured below) episodes from this year so far on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, or wherever you listen to your podcasts!

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Sincerely,

Pat

Member of NYS Assembly - 109th AD, representing Albany, Bethlehem, Guilderland, and New Scotland. Follows, replies ≠ endorsement.