Issues: Villages

Senator Boyle's 3rd Annual Veterans Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday, August 15th I will be hosting my 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Pancake Breakfast free for veterans of the 4th Senate District and their families as a way to thank them for their dedication and commitment.  My staff and I are hoping that Veterans of all wars will join us from  8 AM to 11 AM at the American Legion Post 94 located at 22 Grove Place in Babylon so we can personally express our thanks for their service.

August 13, 2015
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Livonia Public Library To Receive Major Upgrades Thanks To Grant Provided By Senator Catharine Young

$250,000 SAM Grant will bring modern updates to local library

 

LIVONIA – Saying they were “overjoyed” to hear the news, Livonia Public Library officials applauded state Senator Catharine Young for securing a $250,000 capital grant that will be used toward a major expansion of the building and services.

 

Built in 1927, the Livonia Public Library has served the community for nearly 90 years. But with increasing demands for greater access to books, public programming, and modern resources like computers and high speed internet, the library had begun exploring avenues to grow.

 

August 3, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS DELIVERS STATE FUNDING FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN WESTBURY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured state funding for a road improvement project in the Village of Westbury. 

     “Road projects improve safety, make traveling easier, and enhance the overall quality of life in the community. Westbury will be rehabilitating several local roads and this state funding will help support their efforts to make life better in the Village,” said Senator Martins. 

     The $200,000 in state funding will be used by the Village to resurface and improve the following roads:

August 3, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Bill Perkins | 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair In Harlem

On August 19th, 2015, in collaboration with Harlem Vet Center, Samaritan Village, CUNY- BMCC, Manhattan Legal Services, NY Metro Vets, and Home Depot, Senator Perkins will proudly hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair in Harlem, which, in addition to presenting speakers in the realm of Veterans Affairs, will also include a panel on key issues confronting veterans. The Fair is being structured to provide information on a wide range of issues concerning our veteran population, and it will begin at  9:00 AM and end at approximately 3:00 PM.  Please see additional details in our flyer, attached below, in both Spanish and English.  

 

August 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senate passes Griffo’s bill to protect municipalities from unfunded state mandates

ALBANY – The New York State Senate on Wednesday passed legislation authored by Senator Joseph Griffo that would prohibit the state from burdening local municipalities with any future unfunded mandates.

When the state imposes programs upon a municipality without fully funding them, it often forces those localities to find a way to pay for those services. This allows local priorities to essentially be dictated by the state, instead of leaving those choices up to local officials, Griffo said.

The end result is that municipalities often find themselves reluctantly having to impose more taxes on its residents to pay for programs and services that it might otherwise not have wanted.

June 18, 2015
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Senator Carlucci & Aufgang Architects Host "Roof Topping" Ceremony

(Left to Right - Suffern Police Chief Frank Osborn, Stuart Strow, Senator David Carlucci, Mayor Trish Abato, Ari Aufgang, Sara Aufgang, AJ Aufgang, Brian Brooker, Village Trustees Bob Morris, Frank Hagen, and Ed Markunas)

Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), Ari Aufgang of Aufgang Architects and Brooker Engineering hosted a “Roof Topping Ceremony” for Suffern Building Works, a commercial plaza that is the largest new commercial investment on Main Street that the Village of Suffern has seen in years.

The lot, which has been vacant for over 60 years, will house 28 thousand square feet of state of the art office and retail space, and draw 80-100 employees to the Village of Suffern.

April 26, 2015
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Senate to Celebrate Earth Week With a Package of Bills to Protect the Environment, Increase Green Jobs, and Boost Recreation

The New York State Senate will be celebrating Earth Week by acting upon an extensive package of 27 bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 20, 2015
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BUDGET DELIVERS $2.5 MILLION IN EXTRA LOCAL ROAD AID TO CNY, NNY

Boost in ‘CHIPs’ Funds to Help With Much-Needed Repair, Rebuilding After Long Winter

April 2, 2015
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A SPECIAL SALUTE TO THOSE WHO SERVED

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

March 27, 2015
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Highway Superintendents Rally For Funding In Albany

I would like to thank the Orange County Highway Superintendents Association for coming up to Albany in support of increased CHIPS and infrastructure funding.  

March 4, 2015
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Kennedy & Panepinto Say WNY Roads Are Crumbling, More Funding Needed

Senators: Extra $200 Million for CHIPs Would Only Be a “Chip” Out of $5 Billion Surplus

47% of Local Roads in NYS In Need of Rehabilitation 

February 18, 2015
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The Daily News: Gallivan outlines Wyoming issues in supervisors' talk

Posted: Monday, January 5, 2015 3:03 am

January 5, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS IN PLANDOME MANOR

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured $100,000 in state funding for community improvements in the Village of Plandome Manor. 

     The Village will use the state funding to help defray the costs of creating a pedestrian path along the south side of Stonytown Road from Circle Drive near the Plandome Train Station Parking lot to Manhasset Woods Road. In addition, the Village will replace the existing sidewalk with a new sidewalk on the north side of Stonytown Road leading into the Plandome Train Station parking lot. The area is widely utilized by pedestrians and joggers, and the improvements will make it safer, more convenient, and more enjoyable for residents to go walking or running.

December 2, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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Legislation by Senator Bill Larkin Passes Senate

Bill Will Secure AIM Funding For Two Orange County Villages

June 16, 2014
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Senate Passes Three Griffo Sponsored Bills

ALBANY - Sen. Joseph A. Griffo was the lead sponsor of three bills that today passed the State Senate. 

June 10, 2014
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Senator Sanders and Senate Democratic Conference Release Minimum Wage Report and Push for Local Minimum Wage Option

Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) joined his fellow Senate Democratic Conference members at a press conference to announce the release of a detailed report describing the economic benefits New York State would receive from an increase to the minimum wage. Senator Sanders also called for the adoption of legislation that would allow local governments to raise the minimum wage within their municipalities.

June 3, 2014
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Sanders’ Minimum Wage Bill Right Up Governor Cuomo’s Alley

This past weekend, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo vowed to support the passage of legislation that would raise the state’s minimum hourly wage to $10.10 next year, and provide for annual increases that would be indexed to the rate of inflation.

This past January, New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-Queens) introduced a bill (S6334) that would achieve those very aims, help to upgrade the standard of living for the state’s working poor, and spur economic growth in every county.

June 3, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Secures $50,000 Grant for the Village of Otisville

Senator John J. Bonacic announces that the Village of Otisville has been awarded $50,000 in funding from the Municipal Facilities Program. 

Plans call for upgrades to Otisville’s Veterans Memorial Park to include new playground equipment, benches and resurfacing of the walking trail. 

April 30, 2014
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