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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Assemblymember Didi Barrett

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Women’s history has long been written on the leaves of diaries, penned across the pages of letters and scribbled on the backs of photographs. Their stories – even those of bravery or turmoil – tend to be shared in family lore, not chronicled in multi-volume biographies. Nonetheless, while our founding mothers may not be documented […]



Barrett calls for special education funding to be included in UPK plans

Feb 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) is requesting that state funding for Universal Pre-K (UPK) include coverage for pre-kindergarten special education programs. She recently sent a letter to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver asking for both UPK and pre-K special education funding to be included in the 2014-15 budget. “New York State needs to make good on its […]



Barrett: Casinos Should Not Be Externally Imposed on Any Community

Feb 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced she and her Assembly colleague Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) have introduced legislation that would give local communities a say on whether or not casinos should be built there. This important measure is supported by members both upstate and downstate, has bipartisan support in the Assembly, and is sponsored by Senator Liz […]



Assemblymember Barrett Appointed to Assembly Tourism Committee

Feb 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Political

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that she has been appointed to serve on the influential New York State Assembly standing Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts & Sports Development. “Tourism and all its facets continue to be a major economic driver in the Hudson Valley,” said Assemblymember Barrett. “People come from all over to visit our […]



Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s Diner Stop Tour is coming to Millerton

Feb 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Community Happenings

Just last month, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) kicked-off her third annual mobile district office “Diner Stop Tour.” In case you missed it, her second stop of the 2014 Diner Stop Tour will take place this Friday, Feb. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Irving Farm Coffee House in Millerton, located at 44 […]



Assemblymember Barrett: WEA levels playing field for women

Jan 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Political

In her ongoing efforts to combat discrimination and societal bias that exists against the women of New York State, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) announced that the Assembly once again passed the Women’s Equality Act. This act would level the playing field for all women and ensure gender discrimination is ended once and for all. “My […]



Local Area Officials React to Cuomo’s Budget Address

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Current Events

Neuhaus Responds to State Budget Address Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus today responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2014-2015 Executive Budget presentation with the following statement: “Governor Cuomo’s 2014-15 spending plan succeeds in identifying key factors which have contributed to some of the highest property taxes in the nation. Sky-high property taxes drive people and jobs […]



Barrett to Host Special Opening of an Art Exhibit in Hudson Office

Oct 21st, 2013 | By | Category: General Interest

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Hudson) will be hosting a special opening of an art exhibit in her Columbia County district office.  This exhibit will feature the colorful work of local artist Dan Rupe. Working with the Hudson Opera House, Barrett’s office will feature a rotating gallery of works by artists from all over the […]



Barrett Calls For Officials to Hold Off on Columbia County Airport Expansion

Oct 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Current Events

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Hudson) has sent a letter to Pat Grattan, Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, asking him to hold off on plans to expand the Columbia County Airport through eminent domain until questions raised by the public regarding the project’s need have been fully addressed by the board. “The residents of […]



Barrett Encourages New Yorkers to Experience Fall in the Hudson Valley

Oct 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle

Here in New York State, fall is our season to glow. With landscapes that come to life in vibrant colors and a broad range of outdoor activities to enjoy before winter settles in, this is prime time to get out and explore the Hudson Valley. Most apples are harvested in the autumn, which makes apple […]