Issues: Miscellaneous

MIDHUSON NEWS: PURPLE HEART HOMES TO RENOVATE NAM VET’S HOME

BREWSTER – State Senator Gregory Ball (R, Patterson) is joining with the Purple Heart Homes organization to remodel the home of a local Vietnam war veteran.

Ball is chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee.  He said they will upgrade the home of Private Daniel Flanigan, a 100 percent service-connected disabled Vietnam veteran who lives in Pawling.

April 9, 2014
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PHILIPSTOWN.INFO: SEN. GREG BALL HONORS 15 PUTNAM COUNTY STUDENTS

Sen. Greg Ball (R, C, I — Patterson) joined the Putnam County Youth Bureau last week to present New York State Senate Proclamations to 15 students from across Putnam County at the 29th annual Putnam County Youth Awards Dinner.

The Youth Awards Dinner is an annual event designed to recognize outstanding youth from throughout Putnam County. Honorees were chosen by a selection committee for their community service efforts benefitting Putnam residents.

April 9, 2014
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THE PATCH: OVERDOSE INTERVENTION: NEW PROGRAM COMING TO THE HUDSON VALLEY

Posted by Lanning Taliaferro

A new state law may help first responders in the region slow down the region’s rapidly increasing rate of deaths from overdosing on heroin or other opiods such as oxycodone.

April 9, 2014
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"Irvington Rocks" Anti-Bullying Event

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins attended "Irvington Rocks" in support of the Irvington Diversity Foundation, Inc. anti-bullying efforts on Saturday, April 7th held at the Irvington High School Campus Theater.

April 9, 2014
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Dick Lang honored at Niagara County Legislature

Senator George Maziarz joined many others at the Niagara County Legislature last night in paying special tribute to the career of Dick Lang, a longtime NYS DEC conservation officer, wrestling coach, and public servant in the Town of Royalton.  Dick is battling Parkinson's and we wish him all the best!

April 9, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON EARLY INTERVENTION FUNDING INCLUDING IN 2014-2015 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement on the New York State 2014-2015 budget’s inclusion of funding for early intervention programs:

 

“I am proud to have voted for a New York State budget last week that provides $163 million for early intervention programs. This funding is so critical as it will offer a variety of therapeutic and support services to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

 

April 9, 2014
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY VICTORY IN RETURN OF B 37 BUS

Third Avenue Bus Set to Return This Summer

 

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Review Board, has issued the following statement regarding the NYC Transit Authority’s planned Summer 2014 reinstatement of the B 37:

 

“Today we celebrate a long, hard fought transportation victory for our community. The people who were served by the B 37 bus route have waited three years for this bus to return. The rallies, the petitions, and the activism worked, and the announcement we have all been waiting for has finally been made.

 

April 9, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTIONS HONORING MANHASSET-LAKEVILLE FIREFIGHTERS FOR THEIR 25 YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently honored four members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their 25 years of community service. 

     The Senate passed legislative resolutions, sponsored by Senator Martins, to recognize the following members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their service as volunteer firefighters over the last 25 years: 

     • Captain John Bernic

     • Ex-Captain Peter Denardis

     • Ex-Captain Stephen Flynn

     • Ex-Chief Michael Uttaro

April 8, 2014
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Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin: April 2014

Sen. Krueger's Community Bulletin for April is available here! You can view or download it as a PDF from this page.

File: 
Community Bulletin - April 2014

April 8, 2014
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Senator Farley Greets Chango Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady had the pleasure of meeting fifth grade students from Chango Elementary School, part of the Shenendehowa Central School District in Clifton Park, on March 20th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

April 8, 2014
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Ranzenhofer tours Museum of disABILITY History

Snyder, NY- Senator Mike Ranzenhofer tours the Musuem of disABILITY History.  Senator Ranzenhofer is one of the museum's newest members.

 

Click here for more information and to become a member.

April 8, 2014
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DAILY VOICE: GROWING HEROIN EPIDEMIC IS FOCUS OF FORUM

Sen. Greg Ball leads a roundtable of educators, law enforcement and community leaders about the heroin problem in Westchester and Putnam counties.

CARMEL, N.Y. – The number of heroin overdoses in America has quadrupled since 1999, with a few already hitting Westchester County early this year.

April 8, 2014
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Rochester Ice Cats Friendship Tournament

The Rochester Ice Cats held their 7th annual Rochester Friendship Tournament over the weekend. I was excited that they asked me to once again help welcome all of the athletes and help drop the puck at the Opening Ceremony Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to Rochester Special Hockey and everyone who makes this great tournament possible!

April 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HELPS MERILLON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION KICK OFF ITS 2014 LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Merillon Athletic Association in celebrating the opening day of the 2014 little league season. Senator Martins offered his best wishes to the players, coaches, and parents for a fun and safe season.

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking during the Merillon Athletic Association’s 2014 opening day ceremony.

April 8, 2014
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Senator Seward Seeks Local Nominations For Veterans' Hall Of Fame

This year’s Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Albany is planned for Tuesday, May 20, 2014, just before the Memorial Day weekend observances.  Senator Seward  is accepting nominations for this year’s inductee until Friday, April 18, 2014. 

April 8, 2014
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SENATOR GREG BALL & OPERATION PROM OFFER $1 PROM DRESSES

Mahopac, N.Y. – 04/08/2014 – With prom season right around the corner, Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) teamed up with Operation PROM to help students attend prom by offering designer prom dresses for only $1. The prom dress sale took place on Sunday, April 6th from noon to 4 PM at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, NY.

April 8, 2014
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Spring Cleaning Shredding Event

A free shredding truck will be outside each of my district offices at 7408 5th Ave. and 3604 Quentin Rd.

April 26, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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FELDER INTRODUCES LEGISLATION IMPOSING A CIVIL PENALTY ON SHAIMOS TRUCK OPERATORS WHO FAIL TO PROPERLY BURY SHAIMOS

In response to numerous reports of abuse by so-called shaimos truck vendors who take money to bury religious books and articles but fail to do so, Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) will introduce legislation in the Senate imposing a civil penalty on shaimos truck operators who fail to properly bury the religious items. The bill will require those wishing to operate a shaimos truck to obtain a permit from the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, and to provide advanced proof of access to a proper burial ground. Civil penalties range from a minimum of $1,000 up to $5,000. 

April 7, 2014
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Ardsley Little League Opening Day Parade and Ceremony

Senator Stewart-Cousins at McDowell Park for the Ardsley Little League Opening Day Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, April 5th.

April 7, 2014
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JOINT SENATE TASK FORCE ON HEROIN AND OPIOID ADDICTION ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 12 FORUMS TO BE HELD STATEWIDE

Forum in Staten Island on Friday, May 2nd to Examine Addiction Treatment and Prevention 

The New York State Senate Majority Coalition today announced the schedule for the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. 

April 7, 2014
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