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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Announces Grant to Bolster Tourism in Hudson

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced a $60,000 economic development grant has been awarded to Hudson Opera House to help promote tourism in the region. The grant is part of Governor Cuomo’s $16.7 million in...

September 21, 2015
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Assemblymember Didi Barrett Announces Additional Stops on Her 2015 Diner Tour

Continuing her tradition of enjoying an open dialogue with constituents over a good cup of coffee, Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) has extended her 2015 Diner Stop Tour to include four more stops. The tour allows constituents to...

September 15, 2015
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Assemblymember Barrett and Commissioner of Agriculture Visit Dutchess County Fair

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D – Columbia, Dutchess) attended the 170th Annual Dutchess County Fair with New York State Agriculture & Markets Commissioner Richard Ball and his wife, Shirley, on Saturday, August 30. The group was guided by General...

September 1, 2015
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Legislation to Support Older Farmers Signed Into Law

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) announced legislation she authored that ensures aging farmers have the support they need to continue their businesses has been signed into law. Specifically, the bill would require the state to...

August 20, 2015
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Local Libraries Receive Boost in Support from Assemblymember Barrett

Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D- Columbia, Dutchess) announced the procurement of state funding for improvements to the Poughkeepsie Public Library District (Boardman Road Branch Library) and the Hudson Area Association Library. The funding was...

August 14, 2015
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June 18, 2015
Assemblywoman Barrett shares her personal journey as the parent of an adoptee, while explaining her support on legislation which establishes the Adoptee Bill of Rights to clarify language and procedures for obtaining birth certificates and medical histories of adoptees. "As a mother I have one birth child and one adopted child and so that kind of gives me a unique perspective on this even more that my daughter was born in Russia. She was born in 1991 at a time when you can kind of picture what was going on there. We have no opportunity to get her birth information, we have no opportunity to find out who her birth mother was who her birth father was, any of those things and here we are in a country and a state where we can do that for adoptees," said Assemblywoman Barrett.  A2901