Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Farley Notes the Origins of Memorial Day

"Memorial Day originally began as a time for the families of Civil War soldiers to commemorate the heroic actions of their deceased family members. Over the years, it came to serve as a commemoration to remember all the U.S. men and women killed or missing in action when serving their country," Senator Farley said.

"We shouldn't wait until our veterans are gone to treasure them. These veterans are living history and we can learn so much from them. They sacrificed so much. Their honorable service to their country during World War II and in other foreign conflicts was courageous because they left their comfortable surroundings and helped to not only protect their nation, but other nations in the fight for freedom," Senator Farley said.

May 22, 2015
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Sen. Ortt's Week in Review

Find out what Senator Rob Ortt has been up to recently both in his district and in Albany. 

May 21, 2015
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Senator Venditto Attends the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics of New York

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the opportunity to join with New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan in attending the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics of New York at Farmingdale State College. The Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics it is the largest grassroots fundraising and public awareness vehicle for the movement across the globe. Congratulations to this year's runners!

May 21, 2015
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Senator Venditto Honors Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Personnel

New York State Senator Michael Venditto, (R, C, I- Massapequa) had the opportunity to join with John Scalesi from the Bellmore Fire Department and the Nassau County Fireman's Association in attending a moving ceremony to kick-off National Emergency Medical Services Week in Albany. The State Senate also passed a Senate resolution proclaiming New York State EMS week as a tribute to those EMS personnel whose extraordinary achievements save lives.

May 21, 2015
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Senator Venditto Visits the World War II Encampment Weekend at the Museum of American Armor

New York State Senator Michael Venditto attended the World War II Encampment Weekend at the Museum of American Armor where he participated in ceremonies honoring all of our American veterans.

He is joined by living historians (left to right) Bob Gotard of Hicksville, Mark Castiglione of Massapequa and Michael Greco of Farmingdale. 

May 21, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

We also helped enact the state’s Property Tax Cap – a landmark measure which has proven to be one of the most successful tax relief initiatives in State history.  Over the past four years the property tax cap has saved hardworking homeowners across the state more than $7.6 billion.

May 21, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

We also helped enact the state’s Property Tax Cap – a landmark measure which has proven to be one of the most successful tax relief initiatives in State history.  Over the past four years the property tax cap has saved hardworking homeowners across the state more than $7.6 billion.

May 21, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR STATE RENEWAL OF NYC MAYORAL CONTROL OF SCHOOLS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today has issued the following statement announcing his support for the renewal of mayoral control of New York City public schools:

“In my days in the New York City Council, I worked with students, teachers and families under a system governed by the Board of Education.  And now as a New York State Senator, I continue to address the needs of my schools and my students under a system of mayoral control. Confidently, I can tell you that the system has and continues to work better since mayoral control was enacted, and I am proud to support this renewal.

May 21, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS THE SULLIVAN PUBLIC LIBRARY ALLIANCE’S LEGISLATIVE BRUNCH

Senator Bonacic joined local community leaders and librarians this morning at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello for the 17th Annual Legislative Brunch, hosted by the Sullivan Public Library Alliance. The brunch is held every year and allows library advocates to hear from their elected officials about funding and other issues effecting public libraries.

 

May 21, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

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May 21, 2015
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

From creating the historic STAR and Enhanced STAR programs, to enacting property tax rebate legislation, the Senate Republican Majority has consistently led the fight to provide hardworking families with property tax relief. 

May 21, 2015
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Senator Boyle Hosts FREE Breast Cancer Screening

According to the National Breast Cancer foundation, Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. That is why Senator Phil Boyle is hosting a FREE Breast Cancer screening at the Lindenhurst Memorial Library.

Mammogram screenings are open to women 40 and older who have not been screened in the past year. Details of the event are below:

 

May 21, 2015
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FUNKE PUSHES TO DELIVER TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT BUSY PENFIELD INTERSECTION

New signal would ease congestion and ensure safe access from Route 250 to Eastside Family YMCA, Wickham Farms

Senator Rich Funke today announced he is working to deliver a new traffic signal at the intersection of Route 250 and the shared-use entrance to the Eastside Family YMCA and Wickham Farms in the Town of Penfield. Construction of the signal is jointly supported by the YMCA of Greater Rochester, the Town of Penfield, and Wickham Farms. The project would be funded through the New York State Dormitory Authority (DASNY) and the YMCA is currently interfacing with DASNY to provide the necessary information and documentation. 

May 21, 2015
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Memorial Day 2015

On Memorial Day, our nation will join together to honor the members of our military who have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms. Brave men and women from across our country are the very reason we enjoy the lives we lead and it is important that we honor their service and sacrifice.

May 21, 2015
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Senator Farley Marches in Scotia Memorial Day Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Scotia Memorial Day Parade on May 20th. The Senator takes a moment to pose with the 2015 Class A State Championship Scotia Basketball Team.

May 21, 2015
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Senator Farley Participates in Memorial Day Parade

Senator Farley enjoyed participating in the Scotia Memorial Day Parade on May 20th.

May 21, 2015
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Students Shadow Senator Farley

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of having several students through the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation’s “Students Inside Albany” program shadow him for the day on May 19th. Peter Fitzgerald of Schenectady, Orlando Hundley II of Schenectady and Kelly Zelaya of Ballston Lake saw what a typical day was like for Senator Farley as they followed him in meetings at his Legislative Office Building office and went to the Seante Chambers for Session. Pictured (left to right) are Senator Farley, Orlando Hundley II, Kelly Zelaya, and Peter Fitzgerald.

May 21, 2015
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Senator Serrano Offers Keynote Address at Hostos Community College Nursing Program's Pinning Ceremony

(Bronx, NY) - Senator Serrano served as the keynote speaker at Hostos Community College's pinning ceremony for the registered nurse (RN) and licensed practical nurse (LPN) program. The ceremony celebrated the 17 RNs and 15 LPNs who successfully passed their state nursing boards.

May 21, 2015
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LOCAL STUDENTS GO “INSIDE ALBANY” WITH SENATOR MARTINS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently welcomed local high school students Joshua Curtis (Schreiber High School-Port Washington), William McNeill (Westbury High School), and Prajanan Senthilkumar (Manhasset High School) to the State Capitol in Albany.

May 20, 2015
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