Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR MARTINS WELCOMES LOCAL CUB SCOUTS TO HIS OFFICE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed Pack 489 scouts from New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, and Stewart Manor to his district office. Senator Martins talked with the scouts about government, how laws are made, and what his job is as a New York State Senator.

     Senator Martins is pictured with the cub scouts from Pack 489.

October 30, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN AWARDS FUNDING TO IMPROVE SCHOOL SECURITY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has awarded over $68,000 to support security improvements for five area Catholic schools including St. Anselm Catholic Academy, St. Bernadette Catholic School, St. Ephrem Catholic School, St. Patrick Catholic Academy and Holy Angels Catholic Academy.

 

The funding allocated to each of these schools will in part support the purchase of new surveillance cameras, intercom system, new lighting, the replacement of metal exit doors, new and improved alarm systems, roof exterior doors, and other safety controls.

 

October 30, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Miss New York Junior Teen

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Miss New York Junior Teen Hailey Germano to his office in Smithtown.  Ms. Germano, who is in her first year at Smithtown West High School, was crowned in August and will be heading to Orlando in November to represent New York State in the Miss America Junior Teen.

“It was great to meet Hailey during our recent visit.  She is a great representative for our community and she will make our entire state proud.  I wish her all the best in the upcoming pageant in Orlando,” stated Senator Flanagan.

October 30, 2014
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Fall Back This Weekend

I just wanted to give you a heads up that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend. Clocks are to be set back one hour in the early morning of Sunday, November 2nd. They won’t “spring” forward until March 8, 2015. As always, fire officials suggest changing batteries in smoke detectors twice a year and recommend doing it when changing the clocks for Daylight Savings Time, ensuring they are fresh and up-to-date.

October 30, 2014
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Stay Safe this Halloween ~ See These Tips from the New York State American Red Cross

My very best wishes for a fun-filled -- and safe -- Halloween.

I'm happy to share the Halloween Safety Tips attached below courtesy of the New York State American Red Cross.

October 30, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on The Capitol Pressroom tomorrow morning at 11:06 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 11:06 AM.

October 29, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA HIGHLIGHTS INVESTMENT OF $427 MILLION TO AID SUPERSTORM SANDY RECOVERY ON STATEN ISLAND

Governor Visits Staten Island to Highlight State's Efforts to Build Back Better
on Two-year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

October 29, 2014
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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES REPORT ON STATE'S RECOVERY FROM SUPERSTORM SANDY

Released on Two-Year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Report Outlines State's Progress in Building Back Better and Increasing Resiliency

Senator Andrew Lanza today released a report detailing the progress made by New York State in building back better in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

October 29, 2014
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO’S "SHARE THE FINGER LAKES REGION" PHOTO COMPETITION CALENDARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

The  2015 "Share the Finger Lakes Region" Photo Competition Calendars are ready!From the rich beauty of the Finger Lakes to the unique small towns and villages scattered throughout my District, we live in one of the most beautiful

October 29, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS CARLE PLACE COMMUNITY AT ANNUAL FUN RUN/WALK

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Carle Place community at the Carle Place Civic Association’s annual Fun Run/Walk. Senator Martins served as the starter for the race and cheered participants on as they ran and walked through the streets of Carle Place.

     Senator Martins (right) and Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer (left) are pictured with some of the runners and walkers who took part in the Carle Place Civic Association’s annual Fun Run/Walk.

October 28, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced plans for the 2014 Halloween Walk and Fairytale Forest scheduled for Friday, October 31, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, located at 67th Street and Colonial Road.

The 19th Annual event will feature the Haunted Walk, the Fairytale Forest, a pumpkin patch, costumed characters, kid’s activities, arts and crafts, and a costume contest. The event will also feature rides for the children, face painting, sand art, a Trackless Train Ride, and “Dracula’s Food Court”.

October 28, 2014
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Smithtown Library Utilizes Funding Secured By Senator Flanagan

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that his office has secured $10,000 in state funding for The Smithtown Library as part of the 2014-15 State budget.  The funding will help offset the cost of the purchase of a new carpet cleaner for the library.

The new Tennant 1610 Dual Technology Carpet Extractor is a deep cleaning system that will protect the carpeting in the library from wear and tear.  The purchase of this new machine will protect the investment of the taxpayers and the quality of the buildings, all of which recently underwent significant renovations.

October 28, 2014
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Senator Mike Nozzolio Honored by Mynderse Academy High School Varsity Football Team

Senator Nozzolio has been an ardent supporter of the school and its athletic programs.  He secured funding for upgrades to Bracht Field and also helped to provide the funds for new athletic uniforms and equipment for the new Mynderse Academy Fitness Center.  These improvements will allow all students to become more physically fit and will certainly enhance the school's strong reputation for athletic success.

October 28, 2014
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Times Ledger: College Point neighbors up in arms against commercial businesses

Some College Point neighbors have had it with several commercial businesses that took over a street by using the sidewalk to pile up construction materials and debris.

October 28, 2014
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Senator Farley Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner and State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds families to be safe when trick-or-treating.

"Halloween is a fun time of year for the youngsters as they get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect candy," Senator Farley said. "But it can also be needlessly dangerous if precautions aren't taken."

October 28, 2014
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Welcome to the new Hamlin Public Library!

I recently joined the Hamlin community to help open its new public library on the Hamlin Town Campus. I was pleased to help secure funding for this new, state of the art facility that will help better serve the public and will be a true asset to the residents of Hamlin. 

October 27, 2014
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Important Upcoming Deadlines for Disaster Relief Funds

The time limit to file proof of loss claims for the National Flood Insurance Program for policyholders affecting  by Hurricane Sandy is October 29th. To download a blank N.F.I.P. Proof of Loss document visit:

http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2545

 

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared the rain storm on August 13th  an event that is eligible for low cost loans that are affordable to citizens. The deadline to file for this is November 3, 2014. For more information email:

October 27, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Cory Thayer as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Cory Thayer of the Webster Fire Department. Congratulations Cory and thank you for your service and dedication to Webster and the surrounding communities!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Cory and previous nominees, and their service as volunteer firefighters:

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

October 27, 2014
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