Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATE PASSES PACKAGE OF BILLS TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR SEX OFFENDERS

 

The New York State Senate Majority Coalition announced Monday the passage of a package of legislation that would help keep communities safer from sexual predators. The seven bills would help prevent the most dangerous offenders from having contact with children and college students, require more stringent residency reporting requirements for the sex offender registry, strengthen penalties for those who help sex offenders evade registration requirements, and create a public awareness program to educate schools, community groups, and clergy on issues related to sex offenders.  

Senate Majority Leader and Coalition Co-Leader Dean G. Skelos said, “We must continuously focus on ways to keep families safe from sex offenders. Providing the public with accurate residency information and limiting the potential for children, college students, and others to have close contact with sexual predators are important protections our communities need.”

January 28, 2015
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Sen. Ortt Interviews Mother Following Son's Recognition

After Legislative Session, Sen. Ortt played reporter and asked Ms. Burton some questions about her son who was lost in the November Storm. 

January 27, 2015
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SENATOR CROCI AT STATE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER FOR STORM RESPONSE

Senator Croci at the State Emergency Operations Center in Albany monitoring the state’s storm response efforts.

State Senator Thomas D. Croci (R-Sayville) toured the New York State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Albany this morning to  monitor New York State’s response to the winter storm hitting Long Island.

January 27, 2015
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MESSAGE FROM CON EDISON

Extreme weather can cause outages. We're prepared. Here's how you can be ready, too:

January 27, 2015
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SAFTEY TIPS FOR COLD WEATHER

Below are a few safety tips published by the American Red Cross to follow for cold weather and home fire prevention.

January 27, 2015
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WNY State Senate Delegation Joins Together to Honor Victims of November Storm

Senators Kennedy, Ranzenhofer, Gallivan, Ortt and Panepinto Introduce Resolution to Remember 13 Lives Lost  

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Two months after one of the region’s most devastating winter storms, Senators Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo), Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), Patrick Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma), Robert Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda) and Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo) today introduced a resolution  to honor and recognize the lives lost during that storm.

January 27, 2015
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Times Ledger: Avella wants to legislate forced tree planting

Whitestone resident Joseph Cozeolino spent $140,000 in repairs to his home from damage caused by foliage.

January 27, 2015
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE

Due to the snow storm and expected dangerous conditions, a travel ban has been put in place in 13 counties, including Ulster County.

January 26, 2015
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE

Due to the snow storm and expected dangerous conditions, a travel ban has been put in place in 13 counties, including Ulster County.

January 26, 2015
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IMPORTANT EMERGENCY INFORMATION

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Red Cross (Staten Island) ............................................................................1-718-983-1600

Con Edison (to report downed power lines) .............................................1-800-752-6633

National Grid (emergency gas safety service) ........................................... 718-643-4050

New York State Emergency Management Offi ce

(NYC Regional Office) ................................................................................... 631-952-6322

 

IMPORTANT WEBSITES

American Red Cross ...............................................................................www.redcross.org

January 26, 2015
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Ceremony Honors Lives Lost in Lake-Effect Storm

Barnette Burton’s son was one of the 13 victims who died in the snowvember storm. Through Sen. Ortt’s generosity, she was able to attend a small ceremony in the state capitol honoring all victims. See the rest of the story from WIVB

January 26, 2015
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Resolution Honoring Lives Lost in November Storm Brings Sen. Ortt's Guest to Tears

After a resolution was read honoring the lives lost in Western New York’s November storm, the mother of one of the victims said she was brought to tears. Both Senator Rob Ortt and the mother, Niagara Falls resident Barnette Burton, spoke with WKBW over the phone from Albany. Read the story from WKBW

January 26, 2015
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WNY Senators Honor Lives Lost in November Storm

During legislative session in Senate Chambers Monday, Senator Robert Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda) took a few minutes to thank Niagara Falls resident Ms. Barnette Burton, 63, for joining him in Albany to remember her son and the 12 others who lost their lives in the November storm. A ceremonious declaration was read aloud in honor of her son, Delancey Scott, 47, who froze to death.

 

News Stories:

Ceremony Honors Lives Lost in November Storm: by WIVB

January 26, 2015
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FUNKE ANNOUNCES OFFICE LOCATIONS & KEY STAFF

New York State Senator Rich Funke today announced the locations and contact information for his District and Albany Offices, in addition to the key staff hires who will assist him in serving the residents of Monroe and Ontario counties. 
I ran for this office to give back to a community that has been great to me and my family, so nothing is more important to me than providing outstanding service to the people of our District,” said Funke. “I’m proud our Albany Office and centrally-located District Office are up and running and I’m pleased to be joined by a great team that will help me best represent our region.
Funke’s Albany and District Offices are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.

January 26, 2015
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Senator Ortt Helps Grieving Mother Attend Memorial

When Senator Robert Ortt (R-North Tonawanda) invited Ms. Barnette Burton to join him in Albany for a ceremonious declaration in honor of her son, Delancey Scott, 47, who froze to death in the November storm, she was overwhelmed with joy. The 63-year-old Niagara Falls resident, however, didn’t have a way to get there and couldn’t afford to pay for the trip.

But, through the generosity of Sen. Ortt, Burton was able to make the trip. She took a 6:30 a.m. train out of Niagara Falls on Monday, Jan. 26 to join Ortt and other state senators in the state capitol remember the 13 lives lost in the deadly snowstorm.

January 26, 2015
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EMERGENCY INFORMATION

With a  pending blizzard I wanted to provide you with contact numbers and websites where you can seek assistance during power outages or other emergencies. 

Emergency: Dial 911

Non-emergency requiring Police Response

January 26, 2015
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Where is the Assembly?

     For the third time in the past year, I joined the overwhelming majority of my Senate colleagues in, once again, voting for a series of women’s equality bills that fight discrimination in our laws, ensure equal pay for equal work, and assist women who are victims of human trafficking, violence, and harassment. These are great bills that would do a great deal to address the inequality plaguing so many women in our society. So, with each of these bills having passed the Senate, the question remains, where is the Assembly? 

January 26, 2015
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News & Views With Senator Golden

Senator Golden talks about Science, Technology, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Priorities

January 26, 2015
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Senator Nozzolio Recognizes Robert Lee as "Firefighter of the Week"

Senator Mike Nozzolio has announced this week’s nomination for his Facebook "Firefighter of the Week" recognition: Robert Lee of the Marbletown Fire Department. Congratulations Robert and thank you for your service and dedication to Newark and the surrounding communities!

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

http://a.pgtb.me/hHsRnG

January 26, 2015
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CON EDISON REMINDS CUSTOMERS TO USE A BLIZZARD OF CAUTION - Company Prepares for Major Snowstorm, Urges Customers to Stay Away from Downed Wires

NEW YORK -- Con Edison crews are preparing for the first major snowstorm of 2015, a nor’easter that could bring up to two feet of snow to parts of the region and cause near white-out conditions. The company

January 26, 2015
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