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Assemblymember Barrett Passes Legislation to Help Struggling Public Libraries Gain Access to Construction Aid Funds

Public libraries got a boost this week as Assemblymember Didi Barrett’s (D - Columbia, Dutchess) legislation to make libraries in economically disadvantaged communities eligible for up to ninety percent of the approved construction costs passed the Assembly...

Assemblymember Barrett on Charter’s Broken Promises to Deliver Broadband

“For the second time in just three months, Charter Communications has failed to reach the promised benchmarks and connect waiting customers to high speed internet. Residents of my district in Charter's footprint are tired of the delays and excuses, and...

Statement: Assemblymember Barrett on Governor Cuomo’s New Lyme Disease Initiatives

“I’m pleased that New York State is finally realizing it is time to #GetTickedOff,” said Assemblymember Barrett. “Columbia and Dutchess counties are at the epicenter of the national public health crisis around Lyme and tick-borne diseases and the Governor’s...

Assemblymember Barrett Secures Grant for New Yogurt Filler at Hawthorne Valley Farm


Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D - Columbia, Dutchess) announced that her office has helped secure a $125,000 state grant for Hawthorne Valley Farm for the purpose of procuring a new yogurt filler machine, which will help increase productivity for packaging...

Assemblymember Barrett Introduces the Working Farm Protection Act to Make Farmland More Accessible to Working Farmers


Assemblymember Didi Barrett (D-Columbia, Dutchess) was joined in Albany today by The National Young Farmers Coalition, New York Farm Bureau, American Farmland Trust, Scenic Hudson, local farmers and land trusts from around the state to take a stand for...

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April 24, 2018
Assemblymember Didi Barrett, speaking on a resolution she sponsored that would to proclaim May 2018, as Lyme  Disease Awareness Month in the State of New York during Assembly Legislative Session. (K.1036)