Nanuet, NY (March 6, 2012) – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today reminded local students to submit their entries by March 9, 2012 for the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year, Senator Carlucci and the entire New York State Senate is sponsoring a poster contest for children in grades K-6. The theme of the Earth Day celebration is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
Senate Passes Bill To Require Local Representative On Board Of Trustees
State Senator Patty Ritchie called a bill she cosponsored (S.2601) that passed the Senate today to require that one trustee of the New York Power Authority be a resident of St. Lawrence County vital to insuring that the agency works as a partner with Northern New York to create jobs and grow the region's economy.
Citing the example of current NYPA trustee, Eugene Nicandri, a retired St. Lawrence County Court Judge, as an example, Senator Ritchie said it is important that the county have a voice.
In the South, if you were to make a plan that isn’t particularly sound or useful, you might hear someone utter, “That dog don’t hunt.”
For example, if a husband planned to golf on his wedding anniversary, that’s definitely “a dog that don’t hunt.” His decision to smooth things over by telling his wife he’ll take her along - even more so. If she responds with tickets to a Broadway show on Super Bowl Sunday – well, you get the picture.
The New York State DEC has reported another successful big game hunting season, but results in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties were mixed, with St. Lawrence failing to meet a key harvest goal set by the agency.
Senator Ritchie wants to know: How was your 2011 hunt? And what can New York do to make next season's hunt even more satisfying?
Senator Jack M. Martins has introduced a bill that prohibits the storing and processing of hydraulic-fracturing waste water in areas of New York State where drinking water is derived primarily from a sole source aquifer, including Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The process of hydraulic-fracturing involves injecting water along with chemicals into shale rock formation at high pressure to release natural gas. Senator Martins’ bill (S.6583) will ban the treatment, storage or processing of that drilling fluid as well as any waste resulting from the exploration, development, extraction or production of crude oil or natural gas, in areas that rely primarily on a single water source.
POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) took his case against hydrofracking to the Pound Ridge community last week when he gave a presentation on the topic at the Pound Ridge Library that depicted the alleged side effects of the controversial gas-extraction method.
Pound Ridge, N.Y. – (2/23/12) – On Thursday, February 23rd, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented some of the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing to the Pound Ridge community at the Croton Free Library. Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as hydrofracking or fracking, is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.
The Queens Gazette posted Senator Gianaris' announcement of the 2012 Earth Day Competition, which he encourages all students in his Western Queens district to participate in.
In celebration of Earth Day, state Senator Michael Gianaris is inviting elementary school students in his Western Queens district to participate in the Earth Day Competition 2012. This poster contest gives children the opportunity to illustrate the importance of improving the environment.
The theme for this year’s Earth Day contest is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”.
Brewster, N.Y.– (2/17/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) visited the Peekskill Coffee House last night, February 16, to present to residents and patrons evidence of some of the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic fracturing . Hydraulic fracturing, or “hydrofracking,” is the process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits. The presentation points to the Senator’s efforts to educate the public on this process.
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — The subject of hydraulic fracturing has been in the forefront of many news briefs across the country, and the topic was a hot one on the second floor of the Mount Kisco Public Library on Thursday thanks to Senator Greg Ball.
The Queens Gazette wrote an article about the United Community Civic Association's annual breakfast, where executives and elected officials gathered to discuss various regional issues.
The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its third annual Legislative/Executive Breakfast on February 3. Civic and community leaders, community board representatives, major commercial, industrial and hospital chief executive officers and administrators were invited to speak on various topics from the city budget, hydrofracking, garbage pick up, education and quality of life issues.