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The Rapids Owl Returns Home

The Rapids Day community event in the Town of Lockport Saturday not only celebrated the hamlet with a parade, but also the legacy of a popular Rapids resident, “Uncle Joe,” who was known in the neighborhood as “the Rapids Owl” in the early 1900s. This year marks the 175th anniversary of Joseph Edwards, who was posthumously commemorated – again – with an 8-foot-tall, handcrafted owl that’s been under restoration for the past two years and missing several years before that. Senator Ortt took part in the re-dedication ceremony as the Rapids Owl made its ‘larger than life’ return to the hamlet.

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August 31, 2015
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Paddington's Pub & Plate Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Mark Chiarenza and the entire team at Paddington's Pub & Plate as they recently celebrated the new restaurant's grand opening. Located near the corner of Latta Road and Long Pond Road in the Town of Greece, be sure to stop by for great food and drinks. Once again, congratulations, I have no doubt this will be another huge success for Mark and his team!

August 31, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of August 31, 2015 ~ 'Upstate since the Erie Canal'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Upstate since the Erie Canal"

 

August 31, 2015
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Majority Leader Flanagan Welcomes Presidential Volunteer Service Award Winner To Office

Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the honor of welcoming young Maddie Canonico of Kings Park to his Smithtown office to present her with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.  Maddie received the honor in recognition of her over 80 hours of volunteer service at the Sweetbriar Nature Center where she helped care for birds, bunnies, chinchillas and other animals.

August 28, 2015
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SENATOR AVELLA ANNOUNCES $575,000 FUNDING ALLOCATION FOR MACNEIL PARK IN COLLEGE POINT

(Queens, New York) Today, State Senator Tony Avella presented a check for $575,000 of allocated funding for the renovation of MacNeil Park in College Point. The Senator was joined by members of the College Point Civic and Taxpayer Association, and other community leaders and residents of College Point.

August 28, 2015
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SEPTEMBER IS GO GOLD FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER

September is Go Gold for Pediatric Cancer. Join the movement to find the cure. #gogold #bebold #bebrave #SenatorGolden.

For more information, please visit www.GoGold.org

August 28, 2015
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Pillowcase Project

Senator Addabo and STARS Youth Center will sponsor the Pillowcase Project, in partnership with the American Red Cross. The event will teach children how to prepare for emergencies, such as a house fire, or natural disasters, such as a weather phenomenon. 

October 24, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Movie Under the Moon

Senator Addabbo and New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) will cosponsor a screening of “Thomas and the Magic Railroad” for children and their families. The film will be shown outdoors and the event will feature free movie theater themed refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and pillows to sit on; no chairs please.

August 29, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Fall Job Fair

Senator Addabbo will host his annual Fall Job Fair, featuring more than 50 employers who will be on hand to accept resumes and answer questions from job seekers in attendance. There is no cost to participate in the job fair.

October 2, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free Recycling Event

Senator Addabbo and Assemblyman Mike Miller will sponsor free recycling for paper and electronics, as well as items such as clothing and books, which will be donated to the Salvation Army. For more information, contact Senator Addabbo's Howard Beach office at 718-738-1111.

September 27, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free Rain Barrel Giveaway

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. and Assemblyman Mike Miller will host a rain barrel giveaway September 26 for residents of their legislative districts. The event is being held in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Addabbo, Miller and DEP officials will give out 55-gallon rain barrels to residents of the 15th Senatorial District and the 38th Assembly District. These barrels are designed to catch excess rain water that can later be used for things such as washing a car or watering plants. To register to receive a rain barrel, visit http://www.nysenate.gov/webform/rail-barrel-giveaway-pre-registration. For more information, please contact Senator Addabbo’s Howard Beach Office at 718-738-1111 or Assemblyman Miller’s Office at 718-805-0950.

September 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Free E-Waste Recycling

Senator Addabbo and the Lower East Side Ecology Center will offer free electronics recycling. The event will give residents a chance to get rid of items such as computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, cables, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, cell phones, PDAs and other common electronics, free of charge.

September 12, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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September 4, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Senator Venditto Calls For Harsher Penalties,Outlawing K-2

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) joined with Assemblyman Ed Ra and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray recently, in front of Nassau University Medical Center to call for outlawing synthetic marijuana (K-2) and require additional drug testing for felons. 

“Kate Murray, Ed Ra and I have discussed the devastating potential of K-2 and other synthetic cannabinoids,” stated Venditto. Given the apparent dramatic increase in the use of this drug, it is important that we take steps to protect neighbors with strong legislation.”

August 27, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends Clear The Shelter Day

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa)  attended the Clear The Shelter Day at the All About Spay Neuter Inc. in Massapequa. The event allowed cats and kittens to adopted for free, in all 17 cats and kittens found their forever homes during the event. Thanks to the shelter volunteers who gave up their Saturday to help our community. Nationwide over 400 shelters participated in Clear The Shelter Day‬ and over 17,000 animals found homes.

August 27, 2015
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Senator Venditto and Assemblyman McDonough Thank Merrick Blood Donors

New York State Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa), stopped by to thank the blood donors who were donating to help save lives at Assemblyman Dave McDonough's Blood Drive in Merrick.

August 27, 2015
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Senator Venditto and Nassau County Hold a Successful Property Tax Exemption Workshop in Merrick

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) co-hosted a Property Tax Exemption Workshop at the Merrick Public Library with Nassau County Legislators Steve Rhoads and Laura Curran in partnership with County Executive Ed Mangano.

Nassau County Department of Assessment staff was on hand to provide one on one assistance to homeowners, as the event was very successful with many residents getting the help they needed to file Property Tax Exemptions. Senator Venditto is pictured above with Legislator Rhodes listening to a Merrick resident.  

August 27, 2015
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Senator Venditto Congratulates Participants in the 5th Annual Hope Runs Here 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the chance to congratulate all the runners and walkers at the 5th Annual Hope Runs Here 5K Breast Cancer Run/Walk to fight Breast Cancer at the Westfield Sunrise Mall. This years Run/Walk was in memory of Bonnie Levine who passed away at the young age of 36 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, two sons, Andrew and Sean Levine, and countless family and friends. Over the years her family has participated in breast cancer awareness and fundraising initiatives.

August 27, 2015
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Recent Cyber Attacks Pose Even Greater Risk to Our National Security

Cyber crime and cyber terrorism continue to be the fastest growing threats to individuals in the United States.  The latest cyber attack involving the Joint Chiefs of Staff at what was thought to be the ironclad Pentagon, changes the game and should have us all deeply concerned for the National Security of the United States.

 

August 27, 2015
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Senator Jesse Hamilton, Joined by Colleagues and Community Advocates, Leads Rally Against Iran Nuclear Deal

Diverse coalition of elected leaders and advocates join together in opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal

August 27, 2015
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