Issues: Miscellaneous

October 2, 2014
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October 2, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH VETERANS TO COLLECT BOARD GAMES AND PAJAMAS FOR SOLDIERS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), in partnership with American Legion Amity Post 791, is urging community support for a collection drive to support our troops being cared for at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and The Armed Forces Military Nursing Home.

 

Senator Golden, along with Michael Moylan and Howard Dunn from Amity Post 791, are asking for the community to be generous and donate new board games and new pajamas, for the soldiers and their families. Board games such as Candy Land, Scrabble, Monopoly, Pictionary and many others, provide occupational therapy for the soldiers during hospital rehabilitation. Additionally, new pajamas for men, women and children, are being collected for the military families.

 

October 2, 2014
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The weekend ahead includes the Wineglass Marathon from Bath to Corning, Crystal City Brew Festival and Ithaca's Apple Harvest Festival ~ Read more

Autumn's off to a great start this weekend with events and festivals including: 

> the 33rd Annual Wineglass Marathon in Corning, "Local businesses excited about Wineglass Marathon"

> the 32nd Great Down Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival, "Apple Harvest Festival brings fall flavors to Ithaca"

October 2, 2014
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 

While great strides have been made in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer -- and many women diagnosed with the disease are living long, healthy lives -- the fight against this deadly disease is far from over.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are encouraged to consult with their health care providers to learn more about the disease, discuss their concerns, and develop an appropriate plan for breast cancer screening -- because early detection can save lives.

October 2, 2014
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Senator Farley Salutes United Way of Fulton County

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of attending the United Way of Fulton County's kick off breakfast for its annual Community Campaign on Oct. 1st at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown. Pictured are Senator Farley and Assemblyman Butler with United Way Director Lisa Pfeiffer.

October 1, 2014
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be Guest on Inside City Hall

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins will be a guest on Inside City Hall with Errol Louis tonight airing at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM.

WHAT: Interview on Inside City Hall With Errol Louis

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WHEN: Monday, September 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM

September 30, 2014
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SENATOR MIKE NOZZOLIO HIGHLIGHTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 

In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is encouraging women to contact their health care providers to receive regular screenings for breast cancer. 

"Breast cancer is more treatable the earlier it is detected,” said Senator Nozzolio. “I hope that this month especially, women will take the time to discuss screening options with their doctors.”

September 30, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST FREE SHREDDING EVENTS TO HELP YOU PROTECT AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT

Brooklyn –State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), today is announcing that he will host two free shredding events, at both of his district offices during the month of October, to assist residents in protecting themselves against identity theft.

 

The shredding truck will be parked outside Senator Golden’s office at 7408-5th Avenue on Saturday, October 18th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and will be outside his satellite office located at 3604 Quentin Road the following day, Sunday, October 19th, also from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Residents are invited to bring as many personal documents as they wish to shred.

 

September 30, 2014
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN URGES YOU TO GET YOUR FLU VACCINE AHEAD OF WINTER SEASON

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he is partnering with Coney Island Hospital to host a series of free flu shot events ahead of this Winter season for senior citizens, uninsured residents, and those who the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene are encouraging to get the annual influenza vaccine.

 

Free flu shots will be available to the community on:

 

*Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Our Lady of Grace Auditorium, 435 Avenue W

 

*Thursday, October 9, 2014, Bay Ridge Manor, 476-76th Street

 

*Friday, October 17, 2014, Carmine Carro Center, 3000 Fillmore Avenue

 

September 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Buddy Walk Participants

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and members of the Shenendehowa High School football team enjoyed greeting participants in the annual Buddy Walk, sponsored by the Center for Disability Services & Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, on Sept. 28th in Schenectady. The event is held in celebration of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

September 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Participates in Adirondack Moose Festival

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in the fifth annual Great Adirondack Moose Festival, sponsored by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, on Sept. 27th

September 30, 2014
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Senator Farley Visits Rogers Family Orchard in Johnstown

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed the fifth annual Fulton County Day on the Farm, held at Rogers Family Orchard in Johnstown, on Sept. 28th.

September 30, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON HONORS LOCAL VETERANS, SERVICE FAIR DRAWS HUNDREDS OF VETERANS & FAMILIES

For Immediate Release: September 29, 2014 Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON HONORS LOCAL VETERANS, SERVICE FAIR DRAWS HUNDREDS OF VETERANS & FAMILIES

FISHKILL, NY – On Saturday, September 27, 2014, New York State Senator Terry Gipson’s (D-Dutchess, Putnam) 2nd Annual Veterans and Families Fair at the Ramada Inn in Fishkill drew hundreds of local veterans and family members to learn about services available to them in the Hudson Valley. The event featured service providers and exhibitors that offer services such as health care, housing, employment, education, business support and much more, specifically for veterans and their families in Dutchess and Putnam Counties.

September 29, 2014
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New historic marker recognizes Pendleton history

Town residents and local officials showed up in force Thursday to dedicate a new historic marker that celebrates the founding of a small Erie Canal village that went on to become the modern town of Pendleton.

The blue and yellow historic marker was placed near the site of Pendleton founder Sylvester Pendleton Clark’s first log building at the Erie Canal portage he founded in 1821. Gaining the historic marker represents an important milestone as the town heads into its bicentennial era.

September 29, 2014
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of September 29, 2014 ~ 'An Upstate NY picture in time'

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, "An Upstate NY picture in time"

[See attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in the September 28th Corning Leader] 

September 29, 2014
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Queens pol says he has a way to make both street vendors and restaurants happy

As reported by the Daily News:

It could be back to the future for street vendors.

The city should resurrect and revamp a Mayor Giuliani-era taskforce to quell tensions between the mobile peddlers and brick-and-mortar businesses on Roosevelt Ave., state Sen. Jose Peralta said.

“Street vendors are established fixtures in many neighborhoods and critical parts of the fabric of many communities,” he wrote in a letter to Mayor de Blasio, asking for the defunct inter-agency Street Vendor Review Panel to be reconvened.

For full article, click here.

September 26, 2014
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Queens Rep Wants Street Vendor Review Panel Restored

As reported by NY1:

NY1 VIDEO: Senator Jose Peralta says tension is high between the storefront businesses and the vendors who share space in his district.

To view full video, click here.

September 26, 2014
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