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News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: May 9, 2011Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard| gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

Senate Passes Taxpayer-Savings Bill to Create New York State Comprehensive Information System

‘Common sense’ legislation will save State millions; streamline information procurement system

May 9, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Room 124 CAP

May 10, 10:00 AM - 10:02 AM
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Senator Martins Meets With Members of the Port Washington Education Foundation

Senator Jack M. Martins visited the Port Washington Education Foundation Educational Support Center at the Port Washington Public Library on Tuesday, April 26. He spoke with the third grade students gathered there for the weekly after-school program.

Senator Martins stated that the one of the best jobs of his job as a Senator was visiting with students. The children sang a song for the Senator about Port Washington, accompanied on the guitar by Doreen Gamel, who also wrote the lyrics.

Senator Martins explained why it is important to recognize those who work to make the community a better place and then proudly recognized PWEF Educational Support Center founder Ellen Bernstein Fox with a Senate Proclamation.

May 5, 2011
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Faces of Autism: An Educational Forum

Presentations by: New York Families For Autistic Children, Autism Speaks, The School for Language and Communication Development, Queens County Parents Autism Coalition, New York Christian Parents of Children With Autism and Jackson Developmental Center 

 

• Learn about the signs of Autism and the importance of early intervention

• Ask questions about issues related to caring for children living with Autism

• Share stories of frustration, joy and hope

• Make connections with other parents 

 

Translators will be available at the event.

May 23, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Senator Martins Passes Resolution Congratulating Elmont Pitching Stars

Senator Jack M. Martins passed a resolution on the floor of the Senate recognizing Elmont pitching stars Danny Aguilo and Enrique Sanchez. Aguilo made pitching history when he pitched a no-hitter, striking out 21 batters. Sanchez also threw a no-hitter for the Elmont Memorial High School Spartans. Senator Martins also recognized team captain Tommy Caraballo and wished him a happy birthday while on the floor of the Senate. Senator Martins remarked that these young men are a credit to their school and the entire Elmont community.

May 4, 2011
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5/3/2011: Housing Works Lobby Day

Housing Works vistited Senator Huntley to discuss S. 2873: The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GEND) sponsored by Senator Duane. This bill is the first step to ending the legal discrimination and social barriers faced by transgender people.

GENDA will:

Ensure equality in education, housing, healthcare and employment regardless of gender expression or identity
Enhance safety for all transgender people, especially the poor and homeless at high risk of getting HIV
Promote culturally competent medical care and delivery

May 3, 2011
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Statement on NYSUNY 2020

Albany, N.Y. – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and University of New York Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher announced the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program earlier this afternoon. State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has issued the following statement:

 

May 2, 2011
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Gov. Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Zimpher Unveil Groundbreaking "NYSUNY 2020" Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher today unveiled the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. Phase one of the program is worth up to $140 million dollars to the SUNY University Centers in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook.

The NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program will initially consist of $35 million in capital funding per school ($20 million administered by Empire State Development Corporation and $15 million from SUNY's construction fund) for the four SUNY University Centers.

May 2, 2011
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Gov. Cuomo and SUNY Chancellor Zimpher Unveil Groundbreaking "NYSUNY 2020" Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher today unveiled the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. Phase one of the program is worth up to $140 million dollars to the SUNY University Centers in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook.

The NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program will initially consist of $35 million in capital funding per school ($20 million administered by Empire State Development Corporation and $15 million from SUNY's construction fund) for the four SUNY University Centers.

May 2, 2011
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Seward Preserves the Future of History Day

COOPERSTOWN, 04/29/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the state budget includes, at his insistence, $100,000 to continue the state’s participation in National History Day.  The announcement coincided with the statewide judging of student projects in Cooperstown.

"Students in our schools need to know more about history -- state, national and world,” said Senator Seward.  “State participation in National History Day promotes academic achievement, intellectual growth and offers the personal reward of knowing more about our past.  The program also shines a light on the New York State Historical Society, a true Otsego County gem.”  

May 2, 2011
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Hawthorne Elementary Schools' "Walk the Green Walk"

Senator Stewart-Cousins joined students, parents and faculty of the Hawthorne Elementary School at the 4th Annual “Walk the Green Walk” this week. The yearly event raises awareness about the importance of protecting the environment. The “Green Walk” began at the elementary school with a parade across Chelsea Street to the Hawthorne Fire Department, and culminated with a ceremony where Senator Stewart-Cousins and other dignitaries addressed the crowd. In her remarks, the Senator summed up the importance of being environmentally conscious with the following poem: “Remember the Earth Carries You Care for her Lovingly Every day.”

April 29, 2011
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Senator Martins Congratulates Great Neck South High School Intel Semifinalists

Senator Jack M. Martins had the honor of visiting Great Neck South High School on Thursday, April 28 to congratulate seniors Samantha Phillips and Brian Miranda for being named semifinalists in the Intel Science Competition. Senator Martins presented them with copies of a Resolution that was passed on the floor of the Senate recognizing the Intel semifinalists from the Seventh Senate District.

April 29, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Room 124 CAP

May 3, 10:00 AM - 10:06 AM
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Senator Robach Meets with MCSBA

Earlier this week, Senator Robach had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Monroe County School Boards Association at my District Office in Greece. Pictured with me (clockwise from left front) are: Judy Wadsworth; Alka Phatak, Pittsford Board of Education member; Dr. Morton Stein, Brighton Board of Education member; Dr. Kevin McGowan, Brighton Central School District Superintendent; Mark Kokanovich, Brighton Board of Education member; Jody Siegle, MCSBA; and Darrin Kenney, Pittsford Central School District Business Officer.

April 28, 2011
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Senator Parker and Miss Haiti Universe 2010 Sarodj Bertin Tour FernandeValme Ministries

FROM THE OFFICE OF STATE SENATOR KEVIN PARKER

(Brooklyn, NY) – State Senator Kevin Parker welcomed Sarodj Bertin, crowned winner of Miss Haiti Universe 2010, to his 21st Senate District, in Flatbush where they toured Fernande Valme Ministries on Friday, April 15, 2011.

April 26, 2011
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Senator Martins Congratulates Retired Floral Park Teacher For Helping to Develop Model UN Program

Senator Jack M. Martins congratulated retired Floral Park teacher Marion Brzozowski for her work in developing the Sewanhaka Central High School District Model UN program with founders like Lee Markus. The Model UN in the Sewanhaka Central High School District, which includes Elmont Memorial, New Hyde Park Memorial, Floral Park Memorial, Sewanhaka and H. Frank Carey High School has been a tremendous success in getting young people to discuss important issues.

April 26, 2011
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Senator Martins and Senator Fuschillo Settle Friendly Wager

A friendly wager between two State Senators was settled at Elmont Memorial High School with fanfare and good food last Friday. Senator Jack Martins’ and Senator Chuck Fuschillo’s bet over the Nassau County Championship Basketball title was settled in full at the Elmont Memorial High School cafeteria in front of a standing room only crowd.

The bet between the two Senators was over bragging rights over who would bring home the Nassau County Basketball Championship title. Senator Martins stood with Elmont Memorial’s Spartans and Senator Fuschillo rooted on his Baldwin Bruins. The results are now history with the Spartans winning the game and bringing home the crown by beating the Bruins at the David S. Mack Arena at Hofstra University.  

April 26, 2011
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Senator Bonacic Comments on the Students Inside Albany Program

Senator Bonacic talks about the Students Inside Albany Program and his student shadow,  Saugerties High School Senior; Brooke Littlefield.

April 25, 2011
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Elmont's Star Pitcher Danny Aguilo Honored by Senator Martins

In Pitching a No-Hitter, Aguilo Records Every Out By Strikeout

A sophomore from Elmont Memorial High School made Long Island baseball history this past week. Daniel “Danny” Aguilo, a pitcher on the Elmont Memorial High school baseball team, did something every little leaguer dreams of, pitching a no-hitter. Aguilo just didn’t pitch a no-hitter in 7 innings, he recorded his name in the history books with 21 strikeouts.

“The night before, I told my dad that I was going to pitch a no-hitter,” said the Elmont pitcher.

April 25, 2011
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