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Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate14 minutes ago

As Senate Agriculture Chair, and an avid farmers’ market-goer, I want to wish all a Happy National Farmers Market Week! I do most of my shopping at my farmer's market once it opens for the season, and also shop at others in the communities I represent. I love knowing who produces my food, where it comes from, and I know that it's as fresh as can be. I love talking with the farmers' directly, as well as seeing my many neighbors that I run into while shopping. And it keeps my $ in the local economy! ➡️ Now, here’s my challenge for you: post a photo on your feed of your favorite farmers’ market and tag me (@SenatorJenMetzger), and I’ll repost you in my stories! (My photo is from a past visit to the Hilly Acres Farm stand at the Goshen Farmers' Market!)

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate5 hours ago

From Senator Jen Metzger:

Many residents and businesses lost power yesterday due to Tropical Storm Isaias. My office is in close contact with utility companies in our district and we will continue to monitor the situation. We’ve received updates from NYSEG, O&R, and Central Hudson that they’re working on restoring power. Please see below for more information and if my office can be of any assistance, call us at (845) 344-3311.

Central Hudson
⚠️ To report a power outage or check for a restoration estimate, call 845-452-2700.
⚠️ To report a natural gas odor or leak, call 1-800-942-8274.
⚠️ You can find storm preparation tips, report an outage and locate any available restoration estimates at www.CentralHudson.com/Storms.
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NYSEG
⚠️ To report an outage visit https://ebiz1.nyseg.com/cusweb/outagenotification.aspx or call 800-572-1131.
⚠️ To report a natural gas odor or leak, call 800-572-1121.
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Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
⚠️ To report a power outage visit www.oru.com/outage, text “OUT” to 69678 (myORU) or call 1-877-434-4100.
⚠️To report a natural gas odor or leak, call 1-800-533-5325.
⚠️ NEVER touch or approach a downed wire. Always assume that any fallen power lines are energized and dangerous. Call O&R immediately toll-free at 1-877-434-4100. Depending on the situation, you may also want to call your local police to divert traffic until an O&R crew arrives.

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate21 hours ago

My bill addressing deficiencies in rural broadband service across New York State passed the Senate last month, recognizing access to high-speed internet as a right of all New Yorkers and essential to economic and social well-being and public safety. The Governor signing it into law would be an important step toward closing the broadband gap once and for all in New York.

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate23 hours ago

Yesterday, we held our first of two state legislative hearings to get to the bottom of what happened in nursing homes during this pandemic, and the tragic loss of more than 6,000 lives among our most vulnerable population. We need rigorous examination, and we need the facts. You can view the full hearing at bit.ly/2ELfbuV (warning: it’s 11 hours long).

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Senator Jen Metzger

Yesterday, we held our first of two state legislative hearings to get to the bottom of what happened in nursing homes during this pandemic, and the tragic loss of more than 6,000 lives among our most vulnerable population. We need rigorous examination, and we need the facts. You can view the full hearing at bit.ly/2ELfbuV (warning: it’s 11 hours long).
Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate1 day ago

"Once again, an important decision regarding the Monticello Central School District is in Governor Andrew Cuomo's hands. Last week, NYS Senator Jen Metzger announced that a bill that provides full amnesty for the $1.9 million in building aid penalties imposed on the district for the late filing of a capital cost report, was passed by the Senate. According to Metzger, the bill, which also passed the Assembly, retroactively validates Monticello's reports as being timely filed." 👉🗞 MORE at Sullivan County Democrat: bit.ly/33m48Tr

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Jen Metzger for NY Senate1 day ago

A few months back, I had a highly informative discussion with our local EMS providers on their work during this pandemic and the risks and challenges they've faced. See below for a clip from our chat, and visit bit.ly/31f7THp to catch our full discussion.

New Paltz Rescue Squad
Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc
Mobile Life Support Services

Jen Metzger for NY Senate

Senator Jen Metzger

A few months back, I had a highly informative discussion with our local EMS providers on their work during this pandemic and the risks and challenges they've faced. See below for a clip from our chat, and visit bit.ly/31f7THp to catch our full discussion.

New Paltz Rescue Squad
Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc
Mobile Life Support Services

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