Byrne Bill Designates Carmel Lakes as Inland Waterways

Posted: July 29, 2020 in Community, Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10th, 2020, his legislation (A10061) passed the Assembly to add three more lakes in Town of Carmel (Lake Casse, Gilead Lake, and Kirk Lake), as designated inland waterways in the state of New York. By designating these lakes as an inland waterways, the Town […]

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 […]

Byrne Bill Passes Designating Journeys End Lake as Inland Waterway in Yorktown

Posted: July 23, 2020 in Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Community, Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref – Mahopac) is pleased to report that on June 10th, 2020, his legislation (A10073) passed the Assembly to add Journeys End Lake in Yorktown as a designated inland waterway in the state of New York. By designating Journeys End Lake an inland waterway, the Town of Yorktown can now […]

L.E.E.B.A. Backs Byrne

Posted: June 7, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Environment, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

New York, NY – Members of the Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association (L.E.E.B.A.) announced its strong endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for his re-election to keeping serving the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. In a letter to the assemblyman announcing the endorsement L.E.E.B.A. President Kenneth Wynder wrote “We have been witnessing the work […]

Byrne & Harckham Bill To Assist Yorktown Lakes Signed Into Law

Posted: January 28, 2020 in Community, Environment, In the News

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce that as of December 6, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation (A.3098B/S.03444A), introduced by Byrne and Sen. Peter Harckmham, to designate Junior Lake and Sparkle Lake as inland waterways.             “This is a win for our community, as both of these lakes are an important […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES WINTER HEATING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN

Posted: November 15, 2019 in Community, Energy, Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) announces New York residents may now enroll in the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), a $338 million, federally-funded program which helps low-to-moderate income households reduce the burdens of heating costs and heating system maintenance and replacement. A family of four, with a gross annual income of $57,564, would be eligible to […]

BYRNE HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR CLEAN WATER AT ASSEMBLY MINORITY TASK FORCE ON WATER QUALITY

Posted: October 31, 2019 in Environment, In the News

Assemblymen Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury), Mike LiPetri (R-Massapequa), Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) and Colin Schmitt (R,C,I,Ref-New Windsor), hosted a forum Wednesday evening in New Windsor in response to concerns about the Hudson Valley’s water sources. Invitees included environmental experts, municipal representatives, community members and the public. The Assembly Minority Task Force on Water Quality hosted its third regional […]

Trailblazing With Byrne In Putnam & Westchester

Posted: October 28, 2019 in Community, Environment, Health, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is pleased to report that after hosting seven of his informal “Coffee with Kevin” constituent forums around the district, he completed two “Trailblazing with Byrne” forums, as well. On Saturday, October 19th Byrne hosted a walk in Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown and on Saturday October 26th he hosted an […]

Byrne Hosts Free Fishing Event at Fahnestock State Park

Posted: October 1, 2019 in Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Community, Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined residents of the 94th Assembly District on Saturday, September 28th at Pelton Pond in Fahnestock State Park for a day of free fishing, food and conversation. Several weeks during the year, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation offers Free Fishing Days/Weekends, where New Yorkers can fish in the state without […]

BYRNE PROTECTS JUNIOR LAKE & SPARKLE LAKE IN YORKTOWN

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

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the passage of legislation (A.3098B) which designates Junior Lake and Sparkle Lake in the Town of Yorktown as inland waterways. By designating Junior Lake and Sparkle Lake as inland waterways, the local government and organizations along their banks are now eligible for New York State Department of […]

CONSERVAMERICA ENDORSES BYRNE FOR ASSEMBLY

Posted: September 18, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, Environment, In the News

Somers, NY – Earlier today, ConservAmerica President Robert Sisson announced that “ConservAmerica is pleased to endorse Kevin Byrne for New York’s 94th State Assembly seat. Kevin will be a champion for conservation and environmental protection in Albany.  New York’s natural resources provide jobs and recreation across the state and make possible the world famous clean drinking […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES $100,000 PEACEABLE HILL WATER DISTRICT GRANT

Posted: August 9, 2018 in Community, Environment, In the News, Infrastructure

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) announced his procurement of a $100,000 grant through the State and Municipal Facilities Program to support funding of the Peaceable Hill Water District. The project, which is scheduled to be completed this fall, represents a major step forward in Byrne’s collaborative efforts with local officials to improve Southeast residents’ access to […]

$80,000 Grant Harvests Brighter Future For Lake Mohegan

Posted: July 19, 2018 in Community, Environment

Yorktown, NY – Mohegan Lake has long been considered one of the most polluted bodies of water in New York State. One of the main culprits is the proliferation of harmful algal blooms (HAB)’s that have rapidly spread throughout the lake. HABs, occur when colonies of algae grow out of control, producing toxins that could […]

A Shore Thing: Governor Cuomo’s Signing of Legislation Earmarks Three Local Lakes for Waterfront Revitalization

Posted: December 4, 2017 in Community, Environment, In the News

Albany, NY – Our local waterways help sustain the economies of lakeside communities and serve as satisfying sanctuaries for fishing, boating, and swimming. Growing concern over the intrusive algae and pollution affecting Lake Baldwin, Lake Ossi and Lake Purdys prompted Senator Terrence Murphy and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne to author legislation designating these lakes as inland […]

STATE LEGISLATION SUPPORTS PEEKSKILL HOLLOW CREEK

Posted: August 3, 2017 in Community, Environment, In the News

This week, New York State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref.-Mahopac) announced the new designation of the Peekskill Hollow Creek as an inland waterway. This designation was made possible through legislation, introduced by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Sen. Sue Serino, which passed earlier this year and was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 25, […]

BYRNE REVIEWS SECOR SPILL WITH STATE DEC AND LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS

Posted: July 18, 2017 in Community, Environment, In the News

  Last month a homeowner’s oil tank accidentally spilled, leaking fuel and making its way into part of Lake Secor. When Assemblyman Byrne heard the news, he drove down the following morning to view the lake before my commute up to Albany. We’ve had a real transformation since that morning.   The DEC, Town of Carmel, […]

BYRNE, MURPHY PASS WATERSHED LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC STEAM FOR THE REVITALIZATION OF LOCAL LAKES

Posted: June 11, 2017 in Environment, In the News

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopec) and Sen. Terrence Murphy announced today the passage of legislation designating Baldwin Lake, Ossi Lake and Lake Purdys as inland waterways for the purpose of waterfront revitalization. Aimed at protecting the natural beauty of these beautiful water bodies, these bills will increase access to funding easing the financial burden of maintaining […]

BYRNE ANNOUNCES DEC GRANTS FOR PUTNAM LAND TRUSTS

Posted: May 9, 2017 in Environment, In the News

Funding provided through NYS DEC in partnership with the Land Trust Alliance Two Putnam County land trusts will be among 58 recipients of statewide funding as part of the department’s 14th annual grant program, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced last month. The Hudson Highlands Land Trust, based in Garisson, NY, […]

Entergy to Close Indian Point – What That Means For Us

Posted: January 24, 2017 in Business, Energy, Environment, Workers

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I-Mahopac) joins local leaders, State Sen. Terrence Murphy and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in questioning the implications of the closing of Indian Point Nuclear Facility. The shocking agreement that Gov. Cuomo and Entergy made to close Indian Point was struck without transparency or public input.  Byrne doesn’t fault Entergy for this […]