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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of October 13, 2014 ~ 'It's going to take everybody'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "It's going to take everybody"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the October 12th Corning Leader] 

October 13, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio attends St. Anthony’s Italian Festival

Seneca Falls- Senator Nozzolio recently attended the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Seneca Falls where he acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the hundreds of volunteers that help to make this annual event such a success. The local festival not only draws local people but it brings in visitors from throughout the Finger Lakes region who enjoy the food and camaraderie that the festival creates. These individuals often return to the area to support the local restaurants and vendors who supply the food and entertainment for the event.

 

Pictured left to right are: Fran Barbieri; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Anita Fitzgerald; and Mary Perdicho.

 

October 11, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio and Assemblyman Kolb attend the Geneva Sons of Italy Columbus Day Dinner

Geneva- Senator Mike Nozzolio and Assemblyman Brian Kolb recently attended the Geneva Sons of Italy Columbus Day Dinner where they presented a special New York State Resolution to Tony Cannuli for his contributions to the local community. Senator Nozzolio also addressed members of the Cultural and Heritage Committee about the importance of their efforts to preserve the rich traditions, culture, and heritage of Italian Americans.

 

Pictured left to right are: Supervisor Greg Bendzlowicz; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Tony Cannuli; Mike Cutillo, President of Geneva’s Sons of Italy; and Assemblyman Brian Kolb.

 

October 11, 2014
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NEW YORK STATE MAY OWE YOU MONEY!

You may be entitled to some of the over $12 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.

For your protection, banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to surrender inactive accounts to the State. These accounts are known as "lost," "abandoned," or "unclaimed" funds.

October 10, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL AGAIN RANKED MOST CONSERVATIVE SENATOR

Brewster, N.Y. – 10/10/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, has again been ranked the most Conservative Senator by the New York State Conservative Party.

The Conservative Party used a total of twenty bills to create the ranking system, awarding each member 5 points for each bill that aliened with the Conservative Party’s stance. Senator Greg Ball received an 80% score, out of a possible 100%.

October 10, 2014
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CLAY PITS POND STATE PARK PRESERVE - Fall Events Guide (October-December)

Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve is a 260-acre natural area near the southwest shore of Staten Island. Once the site of clay-mining, the Preserve today contains a mixture of unique habitats such as wetlands, fields, sandy barrens, spring-fed streams and woodlands. As a terminal point for some northern and southern species, the area is rich with a variety of plant and animal life.

October 10, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes 2014 OCC Alumni Faces Honorees

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Gabriel Bol Deng, who was recently recognized as an OCC Alumni Faces honoree on October 1, 2014.  Mr. Deng was one of four distinguished alumni honored for their professional achievements and contributions to the community.

October 10, 2014
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My appreciation to Mr. Rex Smith Editor of The Times Union

You should know that on Sunday September 28, Mr. Rex Smith, Editor of The Times Union, wrote an article in response to one of my columns in which I declare myself one of the most effective Democratic Senators in the State.

You should know that it is an honor for me to know that Mr. Rex Smith reads and pays attention to my columns, even though he intends to put me down. Nonetheless, I thank him for paying attention to me. Enclosed, please read his entire column. This is Senator Ruben Diaz, and this what you should know.

Click Here: to view the article in the Times Union

October 10, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Taiwanese Flag Raising at Syracuse City Hall

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Elizabeth Lin, President of the Upstate New York Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, at the annual Taiwanese Flag Raising Ceremony in Syracuse.  Senator DeFrancisco presented Ms. Lin with a Senate Citation to commemorate the event, which was held in front of Syracuse City Hall on October 10, 2014.  

October 10, 2014
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October 10, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New American Heart Association Office

On October 8, 2014, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony - to celebrate the organization's new location at The Atrium Building in Syracuse.  

October 10, 2014
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October 10, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH NORTH SHORE CHILD & FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER AT REDEDICATION OF BEREAVEMENT & TRAUMA CENTER IN ROSLYN HEIGHTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the re-dedication of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center’s Lucille & Martin Kantor Bereavement and Trauma Center in Roslyn Heights. 

     The Center offers assistance to children, youths and their families during times of grief and trauma, including family members of suicide victims and parents of murdered children. People in need can take advantage of these services by calling 516-626-1971.

October 10, 2014
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October 16, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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October 15, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS NEW HYDE PARK’S NEWEST EAGLE SCOUTS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently honored New Hyde Park residents David Capodanno and Domenic Pietromonaco for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Senator Martins attended the Court of Honor to personally congratulate David and Domenic, members of Boy Scout Troop 544, on earning scouting’s highest honor.

     “After many years of hard work, serving their community and rising through scouting’s ranks, David and Domenic achieved a goal which only a select few ever attain; the rank of Eagle Scout. The entire community is very proud of David and Domenic, and we congratulate them on attaining this very prestigious honor,” said Senator Martins.

October 10, 2014
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Charter School Supporters Want to Get More Students Struggling With English Into System

As reported by NY1:

Charter school supporters say they want to get more students struggling with English into the system.

The Charter School Center calls them "English Language Learners," or ELLs.

The head of the nonprofit organization says it is launching a six-month, six-language ad campaign to encourage more parents to sign their kids up for charter school lotteries.

For full article, click here.

October 10, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Ryan Burnett as "Constituent of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week's "Constituent of the Week” Facebook recognition - Ontario County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Burnett. Congratulations Ryan!! Thank you for your outstanding service to Canandaigua and the entire Ontario County community!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Ryan and why he's being hailed a hero!

http://a.pgtb.me/NFKt0d

October 10, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Nicholas Eckert as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Nicholas Eckert of the Palmyra Fire Department. Congratulations Nick and thank you for your service and dedication to Palmyra, Wayne County and the surrounding communities!

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

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

October 10, 2014
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