Issues: Miscellaneous

Community Connection for Week Ending Sunday, July 22nd

In this week's Community Connection, details regarding whooping cough cases on the rise in New York State, upcoming events around the community in the week ahead, and California Rollin' expands their restaurant at Village Gate. As always, you can view this week's Community Connection in full screen by clicking on the link below.

July 20, 2012
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Senator Skelos Announces $10,000 in State Aid to the Peninsula Public Library

Senator Dean Skelos today announced that he has secured funding in the amount of $10,000 in bullet aid for the Peninsula Library. This funding will help the Peninsula Library continue to provide excellent programs and services to the Five Towns community.  

July 20, 2012
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Senator Skelos Announces $10,000 in State Aid to the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library

Senator Dean Skelos today announced that he has secured funding in the amount of $10,000 for the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library. This funding will help the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library continue to provide excellent programs and services to the Five Towns community.  

July 20, 2012
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Babylon Lodge No. 793, Free and Accepted Masons Celebrate 125th Anniversary

Senator Owen H. Johnson recently joined with Assemblyman Phil Boyle in presenting a New York State Legislative Resolution to Master, The Worshipful Edward T. Bartels commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Babylon Lodge No. 793, Free and Accepted Masons.  An official celebration took place with a Black Tie Dinner Dance on April 29, 2012 at the Babylon Lodge in Babylon.The Free and Accepted Masons are the oldest fraternal organization in the world dating back some 3,000 years.  The Babylon Lodge has continuously been a great influence in the community by providing leadership, a principled way of life deeply rooted in a system of values, social benevolence, emphasis on individual excellence and serving as a stabilizing force in the community.

July 20, 2012
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: YOUTH OFFICER GRANT

 

Written by Jane K. Dove

Town Board member Peter DeLucia said plans for the $80,000 grant toward a youth officer at the John Jay campus secured by state Sen. Greg Ball, 40th District, were moving forward.

July 20, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: SENATOR THANKS THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO FIRST RESPONDER EVENT

 

On Saturday, July 7, I had the privilege of hosting the 1stAnnual First Responders Appreciation Day event at beautiful Camp Kiwi in Carmel, NY in honor of all of our Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Service Workers, Correction Officers, Court Officers, Veterans and their families.

I’d like to personally thank VA Hudson Valley Health Care System for merging their Welcome Home Event with the First Responders Appreciation Day and for bringing their Mobile Outreach Mobile for so that onsite evaluations could be offered to the Veterans. They provided comprehensive information about Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and VA Health care services, as well as the supportive services for families and/or significant others; and services of the OEF-OIF-OND program (Returning Veterans Program).

July 20, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: BALL SECURES GRANT TO RENOVATE PEEKSKILL LEGION POST

 

(Jerry O’Shaughnessy of the Peekskill American Legion, Sen. Greg Ball and Westchester County Legislator John Testa at last month’s Peekskill American Legion 5K Run/Walk For Heroes. Ball took 9th place with a time of 21:02.)

NYS Senator Greg Ball has secured a $50,000 capital grant, which will provide much-needed renovations for the Peekskill American Legion Post 274.

July 20, 2012
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Governor Signs Lavalle Legislation Authorizing A Property Tax Exemption For New Green Buildings

Governor Andrew Cuomo has approved legislation authored by  State Senator Ken LaValle that provides a tax incentive to builders and homeowners who construct energy efficient green buildings. The bill passed in the Assembly 140-0 and in the State Senate 59-0.

July 20, 2012
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STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES BROOKLYN BUS SERVICE RESTORATIONS

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board, this afternoon announced major bus service restorations on bus lines throughout Southwest Brooklyn at a press conference outside the Ulmer Park Bus Depot in Bensonhurst.

Senator Marty Golden stated, “Today, we announce service restorations on bus lines throughout Brooklyn that will improve the quality of life of thousands of people who depend on the New York City Transit Authority for their travel means. I stand here, more than two years since the service reductions went into effect, to announce that for many, your bus will be rolling on the streets of Brooklyn again soon.”

July 19, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes Some Outstanding Central New York Athletes on Your Voice

On this program of the cable show, Your Voice,  State Senator John A. DeFrancisco recognizes young adults from Central New York, who visited the Capitol during legislative session.  They include World Karate Champion Christopher Collins, Gatorade’s National Basketball Player of the Year Breanna Stewart, and the Cicero-North Syracuse Girls Basketball state champions.

July 19, 2012
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THE PUTNAM COUNTY COURIER: BALL WANTS CON ED STRIKE SETTLED

 

By: Douglas Cunningham

State Sen. Greg Ball, who has constituents in Consolidated Edison territory in Westchester, said the company should promptly negotiate with its 8,500 rank-and-file employees and settle the matter. Ball met with some of the locked-out workers on Tuesday.

July 19, 2012
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NEWS DAY: BALL SEEKS PICKS FOR VETERANS HALL OF FAME

 

Sen. Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson) is seeking nominations for his second annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame, which will honor a veteran from each town, village and city in the 40th Senate District, according to a news release from Ball’s office Wednesday.

July 19, 2012
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July 2012 Newsletter - Stop and Frisk

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July 19, 2012
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Senator Serrano Celebrates the Ribbon Cutting of the Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s El Barrio Fire House Community Media Center

Senator Serrano celebrated the ribbon cutting of Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s (MNN) El Barrio Fire House Community Media Center in East Harlem. MNN’s El Barrio Fire House and Community Center was transformed in 2011 from a Fire House to a production and broadcast facility.

July 19, 2012
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Lower Cost Health Insurance For Tompkins SWCD

ONEONTA, 07/19/12 –  State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) announced today that employees with the Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District will be eligible for lower cost health insurance under legislation signed into law by Governor Cuomo. 

“This new law clears the way for Tompkins County Soil and Water Conservation District employees to join the Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium and take advantage of lower health insurance and prescription drug coverage,” said Senator Seward.

July 19, 2012
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Governor Signs Bill Favored By Cortland County Sportsmen

ONEONTA, 07/19/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) announced today that Cortland County sportsmen and women will be allowed to use crossbows while hunting deer or bear during the regular big game season under legislation signed into law by Governor Cuomo. 

“Cortland County was inadvertently left out when legislation permitting the use of a crossbow for big game hunting received approval in 2011.  This legislation rectifies the situation,” said Senator Seward.  “Local sportsmen and women, along with the Cortland County Legislature, support the change and I am pleased their request is now law.”

July 19, 2012
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Law Signed Allowing Canadarago Lake To Pursue Grant Dollars

 

ONEONTA, 07/19/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) announced today that legislation declaring Canadarago Lake as a “major inland lake” has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo.  The legislation allows local officials to apply for grants under the New York State Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.

“Canadarago Lake presents families and sportsmen with endless recreational opportunities while boosting the local economy,” said Senator Seward.  “Providing an additional funding stream for improvements at Canadarago Lake will mean benefits for residents, tourists and area businesses.  Utilizing grant funds will also save local property taxpayers from footing the bill for any upgrades.”

July 19, 2012
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July 18, 2012
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FIVE NORTH SALEM TEENS ACHIEVE HIGHEST RANK IN SCOUTING

 

(From left to right: Eagle Scouts, Warren Thomas Lucas, Senator Greg Ball, James Clark Batchelder, Couri Leuschner, Peter Zambellietti, and Russell Barnard)

 

North Salem, N.Y. – (6/30/12) –Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented Warren Thomas Lucas, James Clark Batchelder, Couri Leuschner, Peter Zambellietti, and Russell Barnard of North Salem Boy Scout Troop 1 with a New York State Senate Proclamations for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout at North Salem High School Auditorium.

July 18, 2012
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