Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of October 27, 2014 ~ 'Cyber safety a shared responsibility'

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, "Cyber safety a shared responsibility"

October 27, 2014
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Senator Dean Skelos, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, or Senator Jeff Klein: Who will be the “Cappo di tutti capi” of the New York State Senate?

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

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Senator Dean Skelos, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, or Senator Jeff Klein: Who will be the “Cappo di tutti capi” of the New York State Senate?

You should know that the windows are open and the bookies are taking bets for the political horse race to see which of the three State Senators – Dean Skelos, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, or Jeff Klein – will cross the finish line first and claim the prize as the “Cappo di tutti capi” of the New York State Senate.

October 27, 2014
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Happy Birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!

 Happy Birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!

A Governor of New York State and a President of our Nation, this great New Yorker was born on October 27th in 1858.

A sickly child, he overcame his childhood illnesses to become an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian, in addition to being Governor and President.

October 27, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio speaks at the annual Between the Lakes- Friends of the NRA dinner

Waterloo- Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently the featured speaker at the annual Between the Lakes- Friends of the NRA dinner. Senator Nozzolio has been a steadfast supporter of our 2nd amendment rights in New York State and has received regional and statewide recognition for his steadfast advocacy and defense of our freedoms by organizations such as the NRA, SCOPE and the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.

October 24, 2014
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October 29, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS AWARDS LIBERTY MEDAL TO MANHASSET RESIDENT DOROTHY FORTE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Manhasset resident Dorothy Forte. Senator Martins presented the award to Dorothy in recognition of her many years of devoted service to helping women affected by breast cancer. 

October 24, 2014
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FLORAL PARK-BELLEROSE STUDENTS WELCOME SENATOR MARTINS TO THEIR CLASS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently served as a guest reader to fourth grade students at Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary School. Senator Martins read “The Retired Kid” by Jon Agee to the students as part of the school’s Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) week.

October 24, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Austin DeMar as "Constituent of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week's "Constituent of the Week” Facebook recognition - Austin DeMar.

Austin DeMar achieved the rank of Eagle Scout after coordinating efforts to assist the Whiting Road Nature Preserve. Thank you for your service to the Webster community!

Click the below link to view the gallery and to learn more about Austin.

http://a.pgtb.me/NFKt0d

October 24, 2014
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City Should Boost Number of Street Cart Permits, Politician Says

As reported by DNAinfo:

CORONA — A local politician is pushing the city to lift the cap on its number of food cart street vendor permits — while also forcing them to obtain letter grades like restaurants — in a bid to ease tensions between popular vendors and neighborhood store owners.

State Sen. Jose Peralta is also suggesting restarting the Street Vendor Review Panel, which was created in 1995 to help determine where the carts could set up shop, but which hasn't met since 2001.

For full article, click here.

October 24, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Gloversville's Library

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) spent the morning at Gloversville Public Library discussing the library’s renovations and celebrating the new windows on Oct. 23rd.

Calling libraries the “cathedrals of learning” and stating this particular library is “the gem of Gloversville,” Senator Farley was pleased to have been able to secure funding over the years to help the library keep up with the demands of its users. Recently, he was able to secure funding to replace the windows in the historic Carnegie building with efficient and historically accurate replicas.

“As a longtime library advocate and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, I strongly feel that libraries are a place of lifelong learning,” Senator Farley said.

October 23, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES ONE BEDROOM WAITING LIST OPENS AT SHORE HILL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has received official notification that as of today, Shore Hill Apartments, 9000 Shore Road in Brooklyn, a Mitchell-Lama Section 8 supervised by New York State Homes and Community Renewal, is opening its 1-Bedroom Wait List for 200 applicants, to be selected by a lottery.

 

October 23, 2014
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Senator Nozzolio visits Emmi’s Realty to present a special New York State Resolution

Auburn- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently visited Emmi’s Realty where he presented a special New York State Resolution honoring the late Salvatore “Sam” Emmi for his contributions to the community. Sam served as an officer with the Auburn Police Department for 28 years and was also the owner and operator of Emmi Realty for more than 30 years.

 

Pictured left to right are: Charlie Stebbins; Tyler Stebbins; Dan Emmi; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Lorraine Emmi; and Cheryl Stebbins.

 

October 22, 2014
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News & Views: October 2014

On my latest visit to News & View I discussed upcoming election issues, a variety of exciting job creating projects happening in the Rochester region and upgrades to our area's transportation infrastructure and roads. 

October 22, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes Students from Boulevard School

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Gloversville’s Boulevard Elementary School on October 201st in Albany. The youth talked to Senator Farley about New York State government and history as they were in town for a tour of the Capitol.

Students from Ms. Clough’s class that were on the tour included Alivia Adamkoski, Aidan Albanese, Mariana Benvenuto, Jack Bruce, Simon Bruce, Sydney Canty, Nizaya Chandler, Graci Ellsworth, Aydin Hisert, Chayton Kataneksza, Nicholas LaRowe, Elijah Martish, Lizbeth McSpirit, Lillian Poultney, Alanis Roman, Wyatt Rulison, Laci Rummler, Xzavea Scott, Brenden Simek, Zachary Springer, Madison Walters, Brandon White.

 

October 22, 2014
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Senator Farley Chats with Boulevard Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Gloversville’s Boulevard Elementary School on October 201st in Albany. The youth talked to Senator Farley about New York State government and history as they were in town for a tour of the Capitol.

Students from Ms. Miller’s class that were on the tour included Miranda Brown, Brenna Colson, Alexander Foster, Gio Glionna, Lana Irelan, Jordan Leon-Swank, Lyndsay Lombardoni, Lucas McSpirit, Jersey Orshowitz, Erin Quigley, Brady Renda, Brittany Seyfried, Jazzlynn Sowle, Terrance Stumbrice, Alexander Trippoda, Julia Valle, Joe Vertefeuille, Dylan Wellman.

 

October 22, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Gloversville Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of visiting with students from Gloversville’s Boulevard Elementary School on October 201st in Albany. The youth talked to Senator Farley about New York State government and history as they were in town for a tour of the Capitol.

Students from Ms. Lander’s class that were on the tour included Gretta Atty, Aydan Bleyl, Symone Canty-Payne, Layla Chapin, Noah Clo, Douglas Cook, Mackinly DiScioscia, Robert Greenfield, Aaron Hladik, Gabrielle Holmes, Alyssa Jarrard, Reagan Johnson, Justin Kemmet, Thomas Kluska, Kyli Lewis, Kazuma Lomanto, Trevor McSpirit, Connor Saxton, Veronica Shults, Imani Stratton, Austin VanEtten, Sydney Yates.

 

October 22, 2014
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The Insensitivity of Eric Schneiderman

What You Should Know

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

The Insensitivity of Eric Schneiderman

You should know that in one of my previous columns I wrote about how elected officials use all kind of tactics to keep their job. Some lie and some use facts, and some have no sensitivity at all. During this election season, among all of those television commercials, you should see the commercials Eric Schneiderman has released trying to brag about how great he is and what a good job he has done as New York’s Attorney General.

October 21, 2014
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Finger Lakes Restaurant Week ~ October 20-26, 2014 ~ Support local foods

Finger Lakes Restaurant Week is taking place this week from October 20-26.

It's an opportunity to help celebrate and support of local foods as well as local restaurateurs, farmers and other organizations.

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October 21, 2014
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