Issues: Youth

Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith and Senator David J. Valesky Present Funding for Operation SNUG

New Justice Conflict Resolution Services Receives $500,000 for the Prevention of Youth Gun Violence

March 12, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Partners With AARP To Inform Grandparent Caregivers About Financial Assistance Program

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, in partnership with the Kinship Caregiver Program, is working to inform residents about financial assistance available to grandparents and other relatives raising children. The individuals currently enrolled in the program receive an average of $400 per month to care for a child and $150 for any additional children. However, due to limited awareness about this program, it is estimated that only 10% of New Yorkers who qualify for assistance apply to the program.

March 11, 2010
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Robert Moses Middle School Chorus and Jazz Band perform in Albany!

Photo left to right:  Cameron Schmid, trumpet player, Owen H. Johnson, and Teresa Pino, Director of the Jazz Band.

Robert Moses Middle School Select Chorus and Jazz Band perfomed on March 8, 2010 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association's "Music in Our Schools" month.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the 2009-2010 Liverpool High School Student Council at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the 2009-2010 Liverpool High School Student Council at the Capitol.

March 10, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the Baldwinsville Football Team at the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco with the 2009 Undefeated Section III Baldwinsville Football Team.

March 10, 2010
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Sen. Foley, Small Businesses Rally to Protect Jobs, Oppose Wine Sale in Grocery Stores

On Saturday, March 6, 2010, State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) was joined by small business owners and activists in rallying against the governor’s proposal to sell wine in grocery stores. The measure, which is proposed as part of the governor’s budget, will costs thousands of jobs at small wine and liquor stores across the state and increase access to alcohol for underage drinkers.

March 8, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Schenectady County 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with 4-H delegates from Schenectady County as part of 4-H Capital Days in Albany on March 2nd. Pictured with Senator Farley are Kaitlin Arndell of Delanson (middle) and Sarah Shufon of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady County. Senator Farley met with them at a legislative breakfast in Albany and they shared their 4-H experiences with the Senator. Senator Farley also discussed New York State government with them as part of the 75th annual event.

March 4, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Saratoga County 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with 4-H delegates from Saratoga County as part of 4-H Capital Days in Albany on March 2nd. Pictured with Senator Farley are (from left) Jake Singer of Ballston, Rachel Trojan of Scotia and Nancy Robertson, representing Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. Senator Farley met with them at a legislative breakfast in Albany and they shared their 4-H experiences with the Senator. Senator Farley also discussed New York State government with them as part of the 75th annual event.

March 4, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Fulton and Montgomery Counties 4-H

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with 4-H delegates from Fulton and Montgomery Counties as part of 4-H Capital Days in Albany on March 2nd. Pictured with Senator Farley are Sarah Wagoner of Johnstown and Lucas Chapin of Glen. Also at the breakfast was Craig Clark, representative for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery counties. Senator Farley met with them at a legislative breakfast in Albany and they shared their 4-H experiences with the Senator.

March 4, 2010
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 2010
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Newsday: Brentwood rally aims to show support for state park

Surrounded by a crowd of some 250 youth soccer players and their families Sunday at Brentwood State Park, state Sen. Brian Foley sent a message he hoped Gov. David A. Paterson will hear.

February 24, 2010
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Sen. Foley & Advocates Rally to Save Long Island's Parks

Nearly 300 park goers from local communities joined State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) at a rally to support Long Island’s parks. The rally came in response to Gov. Paterson’s proposed cuts targeting state parks in order to fix the budget deficit.

February 22, 2010
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Youth Leaders from Orleans and Niagara Counties Visit Albany

Senator Maziarz poses in the Senate lobby with youth leaders from Orleans and Niagara Counties who visited Albany this week.

February 10, 2010
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Seward Announces Funding For Healthier Kids

ONEONTA, 01/29/10 – Standing on a newly refurbished gymnasium floor, state Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that the 2009-2010 state budget includes at his request, a $30,000 senate grant toward facility improvements at the Oneonta Family YMCA.

February 1, 2010
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Senator Larkin Welcomes Leptondale Elementary School to Albany

Leptondale Elementary School teacher Karen Psilopoulos, her fourth grade students and their chaperones toured the New York State Capitol recently and met with Senator Bill Larkin on the Million Dollar Staircase.

January 28, 2010
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A guido by any other name ...

“Guido,” a term that’s derogatory to many was thrust into the spotlight by MTV’s realty show, “The Jersey Shore.”

To playwright Mario Fratti it represents the sophistication of the main character in Federico Fellini’s film “8 ½,” which he adapted for the Broadway musical and movie “Nine.” “That’s why I kept the name,” Fratti said.

January 22, 2010
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Gym.Tan. Laundry. Discuss.

Consider it an antipasto for tonight’s season finale of MTV’s reality series “Jersey Shore.” The John D.

January 22, 2010
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Football team transcends field to measure success

NORTH SHORE -- The Staten Island Hurricanes’ youth football organization celebrated a season of success with a pizza party at the Modell’s Sporting Goods store in Travis Sunday.The party was hosted by state Senator Diane Savino and Modell’s to honor the four age divisions of Hurricanes teams, including the Midget division (13-15 age group) team that won the national championship under head coach Boli Johnson.

January 21, 2010
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