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Senator Skelos' Free Senior ID Program

Please join Senator Skelos at his FREE Senior ID Program in partnership with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

May 12, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senator Venditto Attends Annual Massapequa Fire Department Installation dinner

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently had the opportunity to honor the Officers of the Massapequa Fire Department at their installation dinner. Senator Venditto is pictured here during the presentation of citations honoring 50 year member Michael Noto is Massapequa Chamber trustee Richard Begandi, Michael Noto, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, Nassau Legislator James Kennedy and Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto.

May 6, 2015
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Senator Montgomery and Assemblyman Ortiz Urge Passage of Briana's Law - CPR Legislation Could Save Lives by Re-training Police Officers

Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) held a press conference this week at the State Capitol in Albany with advocates and supporters of Briana’s Law (A.4364/S4378). This legislation will require law enforcement agents, including state police, to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) re-training every two years. The bill was drafted in response to the tragic death in 2010 of Briana Ojeda, an 11 year old girl who suffered a severe asthma attack and subsequently died after the attending police officer was unable to administer CPR. 

May 6, 2015
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Senator Montgomery and Assemblyman Ortiz Urge Passage of Briana's Law - CPR Legislation Could Save Lives By Re-training Police Officers

Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) and Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) held a press conference this week at the State Capitol in Albany with advocates and supporters of Briana’s Law (A.4364/S4378). This legislation will require law enforcement agents, including state police, to receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) re-training every two years. The bill was drafted in response to the tragic death in 2010 of Briana Ojeda, an 11 year old girl who suffered a severe asthma attack and subsequently died after the attending police officer was unable to administer CPR. 

May 6, 2015
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Senator Venditto joins with the South Bellmore Civic Association for Annual Spring Clean-Up

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the opportunity to join with the South Bellmore Civic Association for their 2nd Annual Spring Clean-Up. Senator Venditto is pictured here with members of the South Bellmore Civic Association and Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads in front of the Bellmore Post office.

May 6, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS NAMES MANHASSET RESIDENT SUE AURIEMMA A NEW YORK STATE SENATE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

    Photo caption: Senator Martins congratulates Sue Auriemma on being named a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction during a Senate ceremony in Albany.

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently named Manhasset resident Sue Auriemma a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. 

May 6, 2015
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SENATOR DEFRANCISCO HONORS MARSHA CONNOR AS HIS 2015 NEW YORK STATE SENATE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Senator John A. DeFrancisco was extremely pleased to honor Marsha K. Connor, an American Gold Star Mother president and Marcellus resident, as his 2015 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

Each honoree was recognized at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Marsha’s photograph and biography will also be displayed in an exhibit proclaiming the special contributions of each New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. is a service organization of mothers, who have lost sons and daughters in military service. Marsha Connor was elected President and Treasurer of the American Gold Star Mothers, Chapter #15, in October 2013.

May 6, 2015
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SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE HONORS VICTORIA GRAFFEO AS A “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE HONORS VICTORIA GRAFFEO AS A “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

May 6, 2015
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Senator Farley Named Nisky Children’s Advocate As Woman of

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of honoring Deborah Gordon Mullaney of Niskayuna with the State Senate’s Woman of Distinction award on May 5th. The program honored distinguished women whose outstanding work in their communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate.

“Debby is a dynamic, dedicated and passionate civic leader as well as a valued advocate for children,” Senator Farley said. “I am honored to present this award to her.”

May 6, 2015
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President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani and State Senator Jeff Klein

State Senator Jeff Klein poses with President H.E. Bujar Nishani of Albania at the reception honoring the Albanian's role in saving Jews during World War II. 

May 5, 2015
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Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj & State Senator Jeff Klein honor President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani for the Albanians role in saving Jews during WWII

Legislators also herald photographer Norman Gershman whose work captures the heroism and altruism of the Albanians during WWII

ALBANY, NEW YORKAssemblyman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) on Tuesday honored President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani for the role Albanians played in saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and celebrated photographer Norman Gershman whose photographs capture the essence of their history at a reception at the State Capitol in Albany.

May 5, 2015
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Senator Venditto Joins Forces With Local Leaders to Call on Assembly Passage to Restore Local Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

Nassau County Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony Santino , Senator Michael Venditto and Assemblyman Ed Ra are joining forces on state legislation that allows municipalities to impose residency restrictions upon sex offenders within their communities. The bill (S3925) sponsored by Senator Venditto, which has passed the Senate, has been drafted in response to a February 2015 Court of Appeals decision that determined existing state law pre-empted localities from imposing residency restrictions on sex offenders. The officials joined families at Eisenhower Park to promote the legislative initiative.

May 5, 2015
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Seward Honors 2015 Woman Of Distinction - Patricia Kennedy

ALBANY, 05/05/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today honored Patricia Kennedy of Oneonta as the 2015  Senate “Woman of Distinction” from the 51st senate district at the 18th annual senate Women of Distinction ceremony at the Capitol.

“Over the years, I have been fortunate to highlight a number of inspirational, trailblazing leaders through the senate’s Women of Distinction program, and this year is no different,” said Senator Seward.  “Patricia Kennedy has been a driving force in the care of developmentally disabled individuals and her compassion for their well-being and innovative ideas have changed lives for the better.”

May 5, 2015
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Senator Venditto and the New York State Police hold a successful Car Seat Safety Check Program

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) recently hosted a Free Car Seat Safety Check Program at Babylon Town Hall. Senator Venditto partnered with the New York State Police to give the opportunity to have residents get their child’s car seat inspected to ensure that it is properly installed and secured.

May 5, 2015
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FUNKE ANNOUNCES WENDY BLEIR-MERVIS AS WOMAN OF DISTINCTION FOR THE THE 55TH DISTRICT

Senator Rich Funke announced Wendy Bleir-Mervis, Executive Director of Camp GoodDays and Special Times, as the 2015 Woman of Distinction for the Senate 55th District this weekend.  The New York State Women of Distinction program honors women’s history in the Empire State

May 5, 2015
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March of Dimes March for Babies

I am proud to support the March of Dimes and was pleased to join fellow supporters and volunteers at their March for Babies on Saturday morning. This is a great event that helps raise awareness for all of the good things the March of Dimes does for families in our community. Thanks to everyone who participated and donated to this effort!

May 5, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Talks About His Prosecutorial Conduct Commission Bill, Infrastructure, and the 2015 Women of Distinction Ceremony

On the featured program of Your Voice, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses his bill that would establish a state commission on prosecutorial conduct. He also share his thoughts on the ongoing issue of NYS Infrastructure, plus highlights his 2015 Women of Distinction honoree, Marcellus resident and Gold Star Mother Chapter President, Marsha Connor.

May 5, 2015
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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, May 6, from 2pm-5pm at the Lynbrook Recreation Center located at 55 Wilbur Street in Lynbrook.

May 6, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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 this morning at 11:06 AM.

WHAT: Interview on The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: TODAY, May 5, 2015, at 11:06 AM.

May 5, 2015
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