Issues: Miscellaneous

RITCHIE VISITS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

State Senator Patty Ritchie visited Watertown’s Knickerbocker Elementary School this week, reading to students as part of a special literacy program made possible through a partnership by the Watertown Family YMCA and the Watertown City School District. 

August 15, 2014
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Daily News: "Activists, Elected Officials Demand Public Hearings After Review of Waste Facility"

The Daily News reports on a press conference Sen. Krueger attended with fellow East Side and Manhattan elected officials and Pledge 2 Protect:

Advocates and elected officials called on the Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct a full review of the controversial E. 91st St. marine transfer site and hold public hearings on changes in the area's environmental conditions. Since the permit to build the transfer site was issued in 2009, there have been changes in air quality and flood elevations, the activists and politicians argued at City Hall Thursday.

August 14, 2014
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Why Didn't We Come Together, where was Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins?

What You Should KnowBy Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz32nd Senatorial District718-991-3161Why Didn't We Come Together, where was Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins?You should know that this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been quoted again and again in the media about his visit to Israel with Senator Dean Skelos, Senator Jeff Klein and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver saying: “The fact that we came at this time, the fact that we came together. They understood this was not the usual state delegation. That was not lost on them and I think they were very appreciative."

August 14, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL TO HOST FUNDRAISER DINNER FOR DISABLED VETERAN SEPTEMBER 4TH

Brewster, N.Y. – 08/14/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will be hosting a fundraiser BBQ dinner for Private Dan Flanigan on September 4th at the Pawling Fire Department alongside Purple Heart Homes, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro and Dutchess County Sheriff Butch Anderson.

August 14, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

The Small Picture  

   The checks are in the mail – literally. In about a month, families with children in New York State will be receiving a $350 tax rebate check in their mailboxes. Yes, it’s true - no kidding. (I’ll give you a moment to pick up whatever it is you just dropped.)

August 13, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Announces Winners of the 2014 "Share The Finger Lakes" Photo Competition

In an effort to promote the natural beauty of the greater Finger Lakes region and support the tourism industry, the 2014 “Share the Finger Lakes” photo competition was held inviting constituents of the 54th Senate District to share their favorite Finger Lakes photos on my facebook page throughout the month of July. Congratulations Bill Liddle of Newark! Bill’s Sodus Point Lighthouse photograph taken during a windstorm receivedthe most “likes” on facebook.

Click the below link to view the winning photographs:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152620083688934.1073741868.5...

August 13, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio announces 2014 "Share The Finger Lakes" Photo Competition Winners!

In an effort to promote the natural beauty of the greater Finger Lakes region and support the tourism industry, the 2014 “Share the Finger Lakes” photo competition was held inviting constituents of the 54th Senate District to share their favorite Finger Lakes photos on my facebook page throughout the month of July. Congratulations Bill Liddle of Newark!

August 13, 2014
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September 11, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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September 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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September 21, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
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September 8, 6:30 AM - 7:45 PM
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August 12, 2014
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August 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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August 20, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and State Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez to visit Children at the Sports Foundation, Inc.

PRESS RELEASEAUGUST 12, 2014FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEState Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and State Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez to visit Children at the Sports Foundation, Inc.State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, along with State Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuses Services (OASAS), will be visiting the children who attend the Sports Foundation, Inc. located at 871B Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York between Prospect Avenue and East 162nd Street on this Wednesday, August 13th, at 11:00AM.

August 12, 2014
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS AVELLA AND ROSENTHAL “BIG CATS” LEGISLATION

The bill will aim to protect animals, caretakers, bystanders, and those interacting with the animals by preventing direct contact between wild animals and members of the public

August 12, 2014
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Klein Bill to Lower City Speed Limit Signed by Governor Cuomo

NEW YORK, NY  - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced Monday that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed his bill authorizing New York City to lower its speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

August 11, 2014
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New York State Has $13B in Lost Money - Some of it May be Yours

Visit the Office of Unclaimed Funds online and search to find out if you are owed any of New York's $13 billion in uclaimed funds. 

August 11, 2014
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Back to School Supplies Giveaway Held in Corona

As reported by NY1:

Families waited in line for hours to receive free backpacks filled with pencils, notebooks, and other classroom necessities at an annual back to school supplies giveaway on Saturday in Corona.

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August 11, 2014
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SUNY Maritime to Build New Seamanship Center

BRONX, NY - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced a $1.5 million dollar state grant he secured that will go toward the building of a new state-of-the art Seamanship Center at SUNY Maritime. The exciting announcement came as hundreds of students arrived back at Maritime from the summer sea term session on the training ship Empire State VI on Monday morning.

The Seamanship Center will be constructed on existing available area on the basin, specifically on the deepwater college pier. The new center will include nearly 4,000 square feet of classroom space to support the Marine Transportation curriculum. In addition the space is expected to serve as an in-service training location for active mariners - including members of the NYPD and FDNY.

August 11, 2014
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