Issues: Miscellaneous

LOHUD: SEN. GREG BALL SECURES $100,000 STATE GRANT FOR PAWLING HIGH SCHOOL

By: Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy

Students at Pawling High School are now enjoying a new fitness center thanks to a $100,000 state grant that Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has secured for his alma mater.

April 17, 2014
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Senator Kevin Parker Mourns the Loss of Secretary Basil Paterson

(Brooklyn, NY) “Please join me in extending heartfelt condolences to the Paterson family on the loss of a devoted husband and father, former Secretary of State and longtime Harlem and New York City leader Basil Paterson.

A member of Harlem’s famous and influential “Gang of Four”, which included Congressman Charlie Rangel, former Mayor David Dinkins and former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton, Basil Paterson  began his career as a blue-collar laborer but after serving in World War II, he graduated from law school and began practicing as an attorney.

April 17, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON URGES NYS TO FOLLOW VERMONT AND PROTECT DOCTORS TREATING LONG-TERM LYME

For Immediate Release: April 17, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON URGES NYS TO FOLLOW VERMONT AND PROTECT DOCTORS TREATING LONG-TERM LYME

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) issued the following statement after the Vermont State Senate unanimously passed legislation similar to the “Doctor Protection Act” (S.5520) introduced by Senator Gipson in the New York State Senate. The legislation would protect doctors by disallowing the medical board to deny, revoke, or suspend the license of a physician or discipline any physician who prescribes, administers, or dispenses long-term antibiotic therapy for a patient suffering from long-term Lyme disease. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and California have also passed similar legislation.

April 17, 2014
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SENATOR BALL DELIVERS $100K FOR ALMA MATER

Pawling, N.Y. – 04/17/2014 – Students at Pawling High School are now enjoying a new fitness center thanks to a $100,000 state grant that Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) has secured for his alma mater.

“I was honored to deliver this grant for my high school. The students and sports teams didn’t have an adequate fitness facility. I am happy that this funding has allowed the school to finally make this project a reality. This is a beautiful room that will be used by many generations to come,” said Senator Greg Ball. “As long as I am in office, I will continue to fight to bring as much of our tax money back home, where it belongs.”

April 17, 2014
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Happy Easter!

My sincerest best wishes to all of you for a meaningful Easter weekend in the company of your families, friends and neighbors.

April 17, 2014
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AT&T Donates $30,000 to the Villa of Hope

AT&T recently donated $30,000 the Villa of Hope to support the Villa's Juvenile Reporting Center program. This generous donation brought together two great organizations, AT&T and the Villa of Hope! Thanks to both for all that they do for our community. 

April 17, 2014
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It is wrong. It is evil. It won't work.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

It is wrong. It is evil. It won't work.

You should know that according to some news reports, there is a movement afoot in Albany to break up the IDC-Republican Senate Coalition, which serves as the existing alliance that controls the New York State Senate. The IDC-Republican Senate Coalition is made up of the Senate Republicans and the five Independent Senate Democrats, led by Senator Jeff Klein.

April 17, 2014
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Press Release: Statement from Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins On The Passing Of Basil Paterson

“It is with deep sadness that I extend my condolences to the family, loved ones and friends of Basil Paterson. Basil was a trailblazer, serving as New York’s first African-American Secretary of State, and his strength and leadership was essential in the fight to make New York into a better and more equal state. He was a bold public figure who inspired a generation to follow in his footsteps, most notably our former Senate Democratic leader, and the 55th governor of New York State, Basil’s son David A. Paterson. Basil will be sorely missed but his legacy will live on and continue to make New York a better state for our children and their children.”

April 17, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS OFFERING FREE PET RESCUE ALERT STICKERS TO RESIDENTS

Stickers Help Alert Firefighters that there are Animals in the House In Case of a Fire

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) is informing residents that his office has free pet rescue alert stickers available to help them protect their pets in an emergency situation.

     The pet rescue alert sticker can be placed on a homeowner’s window or door to notify firefighters that there are animals in the home in the event of a fire. Residents can list the number, type, and names of pets they have so firefighters will know exactly how many animals are in the home.

April 17, 2014
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LOHUD: SPECIAL NEEDS AWARENESS DAY SET 5/3 IN BREWSTER

By: Randi Weiner

Information, resources and vendors involved in special education programs and products will be featured at a special needs awareness event set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at the Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy campus in Brewster.

April 17, 2014
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THE COURIER: HUNDREDS ATTEND SENIOR HEALTH FAIR AT PHC

By: ERIC GROSS

Louise Cantarella of Carmel, a volunteer at Putnam Hospital Center, was relieved that her blood pressure was perfect. “Not bad for a gal my age,” said the “seasoned” citizen who was among some 300 area residents from across the region who participated in Friday’s senior health fair at the hospital to help celebrate PHC’s golden anniversary.

April 16, 2014
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Monthly Column: New State Budget gives all Western New Yorkers the opportunity to succeed!

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer

 

By working together in a bi-partisan manner, we’ve just enacted the 2014-15 State Budget.  Not only is the budget on-time for the fourth consecutive year, it’s also the fourth consecutive one to reduce taxes.  More importantly, this fiscal plan is balanced and responsible.

 

The new State Budget will help New York to move in the right direction and give all Western New Yorkers the opportunity to succeed!  

 

April 16, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN URGES COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is encouraging residents to turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the 8th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, Saturday, April 26, 2012, from 10 AM to 2 PM at either the 68th Precinct (333-65th Street), or the 61st Precinct (2575 Coney Island Avenue).

 

April 16, 2014
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Statement by Senator Avella on the Ferry Crash in South Korea

I was extremely saddened to hear the news of the tragic ship accident that occurred this morning in South Korea.  The ship was carrying hundreds of people, mainly young school children, and my thoughts are with their parents right now.  I sincerely hope all the missing will be found alive and safely returned to their loved ones. I also extend my deepest sympathy to the victims and their family members.

April 16, 2014
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THE COURIER: HEROIN EPIDEMIC KILLS 38 YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS PUTNAM

Putnam’s heroin scourge has reached epidemic proportions with 38 young people fatally overdosing since 2012 and arrests increasing countywide for heroin sales and possession by more than 300 percent.

The startling revelations were made Friday at a forum in Mahopac attended by school and town officials from throughout the Putnam, northern Westchester, south- ern Dutchess region—a gettogether coordinated by State Senator Greg Ball and the Putnam Valley based Peers Influence Peers Program.

April 16, 2014
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Senator Smith meets with members of the Transit Workers Union

Senator Smith meets with members of the Transit Workers Union.

April 16, 2014
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Senator Smith meets with area clergy the Rev. Phil Craig and the Rev. Raymond Blanchette

Senator Smith meets with area clergy the Rev. Phil Craig and the Rev. Raymond Blanchette.

April 16, 2014
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32BJ Fair Wages Rally at JFK

32BJ Fair Wages Rally at JFK 

April 16, 2014
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NYS State Budget & Transportation Town Hall Meeting 4/10/14

NYS State Budget & Transportation Town Hall Meeting 4/10/14

April 16, 2014
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