Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Assemblywoman Jenne welcoming Assemby Speaker Heastie back to North Country

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has made a commitment to traveling the state since he became the leader of the People's House so he better understands the issues facing the members of the Assembly from the Bronx to Massena.
It's always a pleasure to welcome him back to the North Country, and we will be visiting a couple of communities on Lake Ontario as well as stopping at the Jefferson County Fair today.
When my colleaguesand I were fighting to get state funds to help property owners and municipalities that had suffered thousands of dollars of damages to their shoreline properties from last year's flooding, Speaker Heastie understood our concerns because he has seen it first hand during his visits to communities on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
The Speaker will have an opportunity to see water levels at more traditional levels on Lake Ontario today, and he will hear about some of the steps that are being taken to reinvigorate our maritime and tourism based economy during our visits to Chaumont and Sackets Harbor. He will also have an opportunity to hear about the recovery effort from last year's flooding from local officials.
We will end our visit with a stop at the Jefferson County Fair, the longest consecutively running fair in the United States.
It is a great day to visit the North Country and be on the water.


Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie checks out water levels on the St. Lawrence River during a July 2017 visit to the Thousand Islands. Speaker Heastie joined Assemblywoman Addie A.E. Jenne on a shuttle from the Boldt Yacht House to Boldt Castle.