Byrne Passes Assembly Bill to Add Open Space & Invite New Business To Southeast

Posted: July 27, 2020 in Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Community, Education, Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref – Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10, 2020, his legislation (A10388) passed the Assembly to better enable the Town of Southeast to welcome a new state-of-the-art youth baseball facility and increase access to open space in the  town.  Honoring a home rule request made by the Town of Southeast, this legislation alienates previous parkland so that […]

Mahopac Central School District Forgiveness

Posted: April 10, 2020 in Community, Education, In the News

Additional statement from Assemblyman Byrne “One of the measures we have been working on since last year was to pass legislation that would prevent the people of the Mahopac Central School District from being punished with millions of dollars in lost state building aid due to a self reported filing error from the school district. […]

ASSEMBLY MINORITY TASK FORCE MEETS AND DISCUSSES TODAY’S STUDENTS, TOMORROW’S PROFESSIONALS

Posted: November 13, 2019 in Business, Education, In the News, Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) in her Assembly District, with the Assembly Minority Task Force On Learning For Work co-chairs Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) and Mike Norris (R,I,C,Ref-Lockport), alongside other members of the Assembly Minority Conference, at a forum Tuesday evening in Saratoga County to discuss the best ways to transition students from high […]

Byrne Delivers $13,000 State Grant To Brewster Public Library

Posted: October 11, 2019 in Community, Education, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that he successfully delivered the Brewster Public Library an additional $13,000 in funding through the New York State Bullet Aid Program. The Brewster Public Library is in the process of constructing a new wing that will double the size of the structure. In addition, the library’s existing […]

Summer Reading Challenge Participants Celebrate

Posted: October 5, 2019 in Community, Education, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his 2019 Summer Reading Challenge as he distributed over thirty certificates to children from both Westchester and Putnam counties on Monday, September 30 at the Brewster Library. The program encourages children to read for at least 15 minutes every day for forty days during […]

Library Construction Aid Fully Restored

Posted: July 3, 2019 in Education, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that funding for library construction grants have been fully restored to $34 million after the Assembly and Senate passed a budget clean-up bill (A8434/S06616) with Byrne’s support.              “Libraries are one of the greatest resources in our community,” said Byrne. “They provide a large variety […]

BYRNE KICKS OFF 2019 SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Posted: July 3, 2019 in Education, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) celebrated the start of his 2019 New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge with a visit to Reed Memorial Library in Carmel on Tuesday, June 25. Byrne also visited the Putnam Valley Free Library on Thursday, June 27 to continue promoting the challenge throughout the district. The program is designed to maintain […]

BYRNE PASSES BILL TO SAVE MAHOPAC CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MILLIONS

Posted: June 19, 2019 in Community, Education, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the recent passage of his legislation (A.7129A) to grant the Mahopac Central School District forgiveness for ministerial errors for eight capital improvement projects that received state funding. Due to a prior administration’s failure to file necessary reporting paperwork with the state during the 2011-12 school year, the […]

Byrne Votes To Enhance School Bus Safety

Posted: March 20, 2019 in Education, In the News, Public Safety

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) voted to pass a bill (A.4950A) to enhance school bus safety in New York on Tuesday, March 19.             Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the passage of a bill (A.4950A) which would create a program to allow local governments to place cameras on school buses in order to hold […]

Assemblyman Byrne Celebrates Summer Reading Challenge Participants

Posted: October 20, 2018 in Community, Education, In the News

October 16, 2018 / Yorktown, NY – On Tuesday, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne hosted a special pizza party celebration to commemorate the accomplishments of local children who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Over 20 students from local school districts were recognized for their participation. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to continue their educational studies […]

Teachers for Byrne!

Posted: October 1, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, Education, In the News, Workers

August 14, 2018/ Latham, NY – Earlier this month, members of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) committee met and elected to endorse the Assemblyman Byrne in his bid for re-election in New York’s 94th Assembly District.  This high profile endorsement recognizes that teachers from across the region are standing together with their other […]

No To Sex Offenders Voting in Schools!

Posted: September 14, 2018 in Education, Elections, In the News, Public Safety

Valhalla, NY – This past May, Governor Andrew Cuomo granted conditional pardons to more than 24,000 criminals, including a number of dangerous level 3 sexual offenders. The controversial move allows them to vote in today’s election primaries along with other ruthless felons like Herman Bell, who ambushed and murdered two police officers in 1971 and […]

MAHOPAC H.S. GRAD GRABS THE WHEEL TO STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING

Posted: September 12, 2018 in Education, In the News, Public Safety, Transportation

Works with Murphy, Byrne, Local Police and Schools to Create Distracted Driving Program Mahopac, NY – According to statistics compiled by the Department of Transportation, 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6% from 2015. Of this total, 3,450 were attributed to distracted driving deaths. Studies show that young drivers […]

BYRNE BRINGS BACK $13K FOR PUTNAM VALLEY LIBRARY

Posted: August 21, 2018 in Community, Education, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) announced today that he has successfully secured a $13,000 state grant for the Putnam Valley Library through New York State’s Bullet Aid program. The appropriation represents a major victory for proponents of state support for local libraries, and will assist the facility in its planned Community Room renovation […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES STATE GRANTS FOR LOCAL LIBRARIES

Posted: August 10, 2018 in Community, Education, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne announced today that two local libraries will be allocated over $100,000 in state aid for library construction funds. The grants, which will provide support for the Reed and John C. Hart Memorial Libraries, will fund important infrastructure improvement projects and will assist these local institutions in their mission to offer residents a […]

BYRNE KICKS OFF 2018 SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Posted: June 9, 2018 in Community, Education, In the News

Statewide initiative offers students incentives for reaching their academic goals    Assemblyman Kevin Byrne visited with students at Matthew Patterson Elementary school to celebrate the start of the New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge on Friday, June 8.   Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) celebrated the start of his 2018 New York State Assembly Summer […]

BYRNE WEIGHS IN ON PASSAGE OF 2018 STATE BUDGET

Posted: April 1, 2018 in Education, Health, In the News, Taxes, Transportation

  “As we reflect on the passage of another state budget in Albany, we once again see how profoundly flawed and lacking in transparency the budget process has become. “Unfortunately, this year’s budget falls woefully short in providing meaningful tax relief for our overburdened working class families and fails to address the fundamental issues driving […]

ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN BYRNE CELEBRATES SUMMER READING CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS

Posted: October 27, 2017 in Community, Education, In the News

On Tuesday, October 24, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) hosted a special pizza party celebration to commemorate the accomplishments of local children who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Over 15 students from local school districts were recognized for their participation. The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to continue their educational studies into the summer […]

BYRNE DELIVERS $13,000 IN AID TO MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY

Posted: August 31, 2017 in Community, Education, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) announced today that he has successfully provided the Mahopac Public Library with an additional $13,000 in state aid through New York state’s bullet aid program. The Mahopac Public Library announced it plans to use the aid to re-vitalize its first floor. “Public libraries are an important fabric in […]

BILL BANNING ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES RECEIVES GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE

Posted: August 10, 2017 in Education, Health, In the News

Legislation will significantly reduce youth exposure to tobacco products Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced that on July 25, 2017 Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation A.611/S.750 that immediately banned the use of electronic cigarettes on all public and private school grounds in New York. Byrne is a co-sponsor of the Assembly bill introduced by Assemblywoman […]

BYRNE ENCOURAGES PARTICIPATION IN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Posted: June 30, 2017 in Community, Education, In the News

Statewide initiative offers students incentives for reaching their academic goals Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopec) is pleased to announce his participation in the 2017 New York State Assembly Summer Reading Challenge. The program is designed to keep students in an academic frame of mind throughout the summer months and prepare them for the upcoming school year. […]

Byrne Reads Across America with Carmel Nursery School Students

Posted: March 3, 2017 in Community, Education, In the News

Read Across America promotes reading to children across the nation. The goal is to encourage as many students to engage in reading as possible. Read Across America’s initiative kicked off on March 2 in memory of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “In a child’s earlier years, it’s essential to have a strong foundation built with basic literacy […]