Press Releases

Workshop Brings Clean Water Grant Information to Westchester Local Governments

Important information for local governments on State Clean Water Grants will be presented at the annual workshop hosted by Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD-91) and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation for Westchester local governments, environmental...

NYS Clean Water Infrastructure Grant Workshop

Statement from Assemblyman Otis on Supreme Court Draft Opinion

Dear Friends,Last week I participated in a number of events to decry the Supreme Court decision draft that would overturn Roe v. Wade.While the final decision has not been released, the arguments and assumptions presented in the draft are shocking...

Living Shorelines with Assemblyman Otis and NYS Senator Mayer – Thursday May 5th @4pm

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Statement by Assemblyman Steve Otis on the Senate Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court

Today we celebrate the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court with hope and the recognition that an outstanding jurist will become the first African-American woman to be appointed to our highest court....

Notice of Public Hearing - Deployment of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Following Decades of Advocacy, Schumer, Gillibrand, Bowman Secure $88 Million in Funding to Begin Construction of the Mamaroneck Flood Mitigation Project

Following years of advocacy and a Schumer-convened visit to the Village of Mamaroneck to survey the hundreds of millions in damage caused by Hurricane Ida, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative...

New EANY Report Points Way Forward to Upgrade Water Infrastructure

Albany, NY – Today, Environmental Advocates NY (EANY) published a new report, titled Untapped Potential: Building the Next Generation of Water Infrastructure. (The report, the latest in EANY’s Untapped Potential series, finds that the Water...

Workshop Brings Clean Water Grant Information to Westchester Local Governments

Important information for local governments on State Clean Water Grants was provided at the annual workshop hosted by Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD-91) and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation for Westchester local governments, environmental groups...

Assemblyman Otis to Address NYSACC 2021 Conference on the Environment

Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD-91) will participate in this year’s New York State Association of Conservation Commissions (NYSACC) annual Conference on the Environment themed “Climate Resilience through Community Action.” This year's conference...

Assemblyman Otis Announces Clean Water Infrastructure Grant Workshop

Rye, N.Y. – Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD-91) and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation are hosting a Clean Water Infrastructure Grant Workshop to provide Westchester local governments, environmental groups and engineering firms with...

Assemblyman Otis Celebrates National Digital Inclusion Week with Two Westchester Events

Westchester, N.Y. – Assemblyman Steve Otis (AD 91-Rye), participated in two Westchester events promoting digital equity and literacy programs to celebrate National Digital Inclusion Week. Digital inclusion programs are the model used in communities...

AT&T, The STEM Alliance and 914United Partner to Create New Technology and Digital Literacy Program for Formerly Incarcerated and Justice Involved

Westchester County, NY – AT&T, The STEM Alliance and 914United have teamed up to provide an innovative technology and digital literacy education program for formerly incarcerated and justice involved Westchester County citizens.The program is part...

Joint Statement by Senator Shelley Mayer and Assemblyman Steve Otis

We are pleased that the inspection today at the Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School yielded a positive result. Unquestionably the delayed September school opening for in-person learning has been extremely concerning to parents, educators, community...

Statement of Senator Shelley Mayer and Assemblyman Steve Otis on the Closure of the Ridge Street Elementary School in the Blind Brook-Rye School District and Plans for Return to In-Person Learning

“Yesterday, we had another extensive call with New York State Education Commissioner Betty Rosa and her team with respect to the closure of the Ridge Street Elementary School in the Blind Brook-Rye School District. Commissioner Rosa reiterated the...

Statement of Assemblyman Steve Otis – City of Rye Ceremony September 11, 2021

We are joined here today by a common desire and bond to honor together the precious members of our community taken from us twenty years ago. We are all drawn to think about today in many different ways. We share many conflicting emotions at the same...

Assemblyman Steve Otis Statement on Governor Kathy Hochul’s First Day as Governor

Today marks Kathy Hochul’s first day as governor of the State of New York. She becomes the 57th governor in our state’s history which dates back to 1777. Governor Hochul took the oath of office at midnight and has immediately stated her intention...

Assemblyman Steve Otis Statement on Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul’s Elevation to Governor

With the announcement of the Governor’s resignation, the spotlight now shines on Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, who will become governor in two weeks. She will do an exceptional job as governor. She knows every level of government and every community...

Pandemic Recovery Assistance Programs

Statement from Assemblyman Steve Otis on release of Attorney General’s “Report of Investigation into Allegations of Sexual Harassment by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo”