Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Farley Salutes Parkhurst Field

Senator Farley participated in the filming of a documentary on the history of Parkhurst Field in Gloversville. Senator Farley also took a tour of the facilities, noting he secured a legislative grant that helped build the clubhouse for the Gloversville Little League that also houses the Parkhurst Field Museum.

Parkhurst Field is the oldest baseball field used by Little Leagues in the United States. Baseball has been played since 1906, and was home to Professional baseball accommodating up to 1500 spectators who saw such illustrious players as Hall of Fame greats, Honus Wagner and Cy Young. A rail line passed right by the exhibition games at the park over the years.

August 28, 2014
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OP-ED: LOCAL DISABLED VETERAN IN NEED

Last year I announced that my office would be teaming up with the Purple Heart Homes organization to completely remodel the home for a service-connected disabled veteran in our area.

August 28, 2014
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It’s Time to Pass the Small Business Jobs Survival Act

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District 718-991-3161 It’s Time to Pass the Small Business Jobs Survival ActYou should know that the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, sponsored by New York City Council Member Annabel Palma, is pending in the New York City Council.  If this bill is passed by the Council and signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio, it will provide a lifeline to many businesses that are being forced out of existence throughout the City simply because commercial real estate here is out of control.

August 28, 2014
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17th Annual Grandparents/Senior Information Day

SENATOR JOHN L. SAMPSON

In conjunction with Sunrise Adult Day Care

17th Annual Grandparents/Senior Information Day

Learn About:

NYC Agencies
 Health & Safety
 Transportation
 Community Programs

September 4, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Julia Goodwin for her Performance on America's Got Talent

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented 16-year-old Baldwinsville singer, Julia Goodwin, with a Proclamation during a special event at Paper Mill Island on August 26, 2014. Julia was honored for her musical talent and success on the hit televison program, "America's Got Talent." Julia had advanced to AGT's live show at Radio City Music Hall before being eliminated. Senator DeFrancisco joined other state and local officials for the special event.

 

 

August 27, 2014
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SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ISSUES COMMENT TO PSC ON PROPOSED TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECTS

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR TERRY GIPSON ISSUES COMMENT TO PSC ON PROPOSED TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECTS

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued an official comment to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) in response to their Advisory Staff’s recent recommendations for the PSC to consider in making a final decision on the proposed transmission line projects (case # 12-T-0502 et al). The projects would potentially impact the towns of Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan and Pleasant Valley. Senator Gipson strongly urged that any proposals approved by the PSC be “no higher, no wider” than the existing infrastructure in order to protect people’s homes, agriculture lands and property values.

August 27, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HONOR NYPD HEROES LIVING AMONG US

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, will honor a six members of New York's Finest at an awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., at the 62nd Precinct Stationhouse, located at 1925 Bath Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

Captain William G. Taylor, Commanding Officer of the 62nd Precinct, will join Senator Golden in honoring police officers involved in three life saving incidents, over the past two weeks.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

August 26, 2014
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Senator Skelos' "Shed the Meds" Program

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a "SHED THE MEDS" program on Wednesday, September 10, from 10am-1pm at the Oceanside-Columbia Engine Company #1 Firehouse located at 26 Smith Street in Oceanside.

September 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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National Women’s Equality Day

Today  we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. It provides an excellent opportunity for us to commemorate the past achievements of so many who worked for equality, while also highlighting the ongoing efforts to further women’s rights.

New York State has a long, proud tradition of leading the way with women’s rights. Starting with the Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, advocates such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, devoted decades of hard work to ensure that women’s voices could be heard.

August 26, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Proclamation to Emma L. Johnston

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Emma L. Johnston, the 2014 Syracuse Volunteer Citizen of the Year award recipient. Ms. Johnston was one of the founders of PEACE, Inc. and has been actively involved in several other local charitable organizations throughout her life.

Ms. Johnston received her award on August 25th at the Emma L. Johnston Southside PEACE Family Resource Center in Syracuse.  The award is given out by Syracuse Media Group and Direct Energy.

Senator DeFrancisco presented Ms. Johnston with a proclamation to honor her for all her work, upon the occasion of being named the Syracuse Volunteer Citizen of the Year.  

August 26, 2014
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Undergraduate Internship Application

How to Apply: In order to be eligible for the Undergraduate Session Assistants Program you must submit a completed application along with the required writing samples and documents. There are two ways to apply: electronically and by mail. As each college/university’s policy may vary regarding the processing of your application, it is important that you contact your Campus Liaison Officer prior to electronically submitting an application to the Senate Student Programs Office. A digital application is preferred. However, if you are unable to submit the application online, you can print out the Undergraduate Session Assistant Application Form and mail to:

August 26, 2014
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Celebrating National Women's Equality Day

Tuesday, August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. 

New York State has a long, proud tradition of leading the way with women’s rights. 

There is still work to be done and my colleagues and I in the Senate passed bills that will further strengthen equality in our state. 

Among other key objectives, the Women’s Equality Agenda will: 

- Ensure equal pay for equal work;

- Combat sexual harassment and domestic violence; and

August 26, 2014
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SENATOR SKELOS' NYS SENATE CAREER FAIR: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting my 5th annual NYS Senate Career Fair on Friday, October 3, 2014, at Molloy College located at 1000 Hempstead Ave in Rockville Centre, from 9am-1pm. This event will once again bring employees and potential employers together and will be geared towards assisting individuals seeking employment in identifying businesses and organizations that are hiring. It is an event that is sure to be mutually beneficial for those seeking employment, as well as potential employers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my district office at (516) 766-8383, and I look forward to seeing you there.Be sure to check back regularly for an updated list of some of the companies that are scheduled to attend:

October 3, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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SECOND ANNUAL 3-0N-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, ARE YOU IN?

Team submissions will be granted on a first come, first served basis.

 

August 25, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Eighth Annual Senior Resource Fair

Please join us for Liz's Eighth Senior Resource Fair at Temple Emanu-El! Over 50 exhibitors will be there to provide information for older adults in New York City!

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Copies of Sen. Krueger's Senior Resource Guide will be provided free as well.

No RSVP is necessary. For further information, contact Alice Fisher at Sen. Krueger's office, (212) 490-9535.

October 23, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Zeldin on School Zone Speed Cameras

On Friday, August 22, Senator Zeldin spoke with News 12 on his opposition to school zone speed cameras across Long Island. Click here to watch the interview.

August 25, 2014
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The Annual Otisville Country Fair Parade - August 23, 2014

This is the 26th annual Otisville Country Fair Parade, and it kicks off a day of fun for the community.  With the Senator are (l to r) Village of Otisville Trustees Diane Loeven and Ike Palmer, and Mount Hope Supervisor, Chad Volpe.

August 25, 2014
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