August 4, 2017

Terrence Murphy’s Legislation helps Small Farms in Big Cities

Albany, NY – According to the United States Department of Agriculture, more than 90 percent of farms in the United States are classified as small, with a gross cash farm income of $250,000, or less. These farms, most of which are family-owned and operated, face considerable operating and economic challenges.  They are vital to our economy and well-being as a …

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August 1, 2017

Hudson Valley Lawmakers PROD DOT to release railway crossing safety study

State Report Three Months Late Valhalla, NY – An assembled crowd of legislators, railway safety advocates, policeman and invited guests stood at the Commerce Street railway crossing in Valhalla as they recalled the grim details surrounding the deadliest commuter train crash in Metro-North’s history. The accident occurred on February 3, 2015 when a Metro-North commuter train struck an SUV at …

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July 27, 2017

Senator Murphy recommended to Coast Guard PAWSA workgroup on Hudson River

WASHINGTON DC – Senator Terrence Murphy was the first state elected official to oppose and bring attention to the Coast Guard’s recently scrapped proposal to create new barge anchorages on the Hudson River last year. Now Congressman John Faso is recommending Senator Murphy serve on the Coast Guard’s recently announced ports and waterways safety assessment (PAWSA) work group. “I believe …

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July 26, 2017

Murphy trains his sights on MTA’s Infrastructure woes

NEW YORK CITY, NY – As New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman Joseph Lhota announced a 30-day action plan to repair and restore New York City’s deteriorating subway system, Senator Terrence Murphy called for an end to the political bickering over the mass transit system. Chairman Lhota and the MTA recommended the estimated $800 million cost be split between …

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July 26, 2017

Governor Cuomo’s Traffic Safety Committee to study TEXTALYZER Bill

Chappaqua, NY – According to a December 2016 report by The Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, 12 people were killed in New York State and 2,784 people were injured in cell phone crashes between 2011 and 2015. During that time, 1.2 million tickets were issued for cell phone violations. A total of 217,021 tickets were issued for cell …

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July 26, 2017

Senator Murphy Comments on Findings of Fatal 2015 Valhalla Train Crash released by the NTSB

VALHALLA, NY – On February 3, 2015, a commuter train on Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line struck an SUV at a grade crossing between the Valhalla and Mount Pleasant stations, killing six people and injuring fifteen others. The crash was the deadliest in Metro-North’s history, and led to an in-depth investigation by the National Transportation Board (NTSB). Yesterday, at a hearing …

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July 25, 2017

Murphy announces $200,000 grant to construct and rehabilitate homes in Putnam County

Albany, NY – Senator Terrence Murphy is pleased to announce that a $200,000 grant has been awarded to the Putnam County Housing Corporation to assist with the home improvement of approximately 10 units located on scattered sites in the area. The funding is awarded through the New York State Homes and Community Renewal Affordable Home Ownership Development Program, which has …

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July 24, 2017

Welcome to our World: Murphy’s $25,000 grant will help Carmel High School students create their own living ecosystem

Carmel, NY – Everyone has wanted to master (or mistress) of their own world. With the aid of a generous $25,000 grant from Senator Terrence Murphy, students at Carmel High School plan to build and study their own educational environment. “This is a fascinating project. It is a great way for students to examine how animals and plants co-exist in …

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