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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Veterans Day at the New York State Fair

Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with Col. Kevin Bradley during a veterans ceremony at the 2011 New York State Fair.

The Senator spoke at the event.

September 6, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Attends Lincoln Hill Association Social

Senator John DeFrancisco and his wife, Linda, attended the Lincoln Hill Association Social on August 27th.  A major cleanup effort has been taking place at Lincoln Park in Syracuse.

September 6, 2011
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THE PATCH: LAWMAKERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF NYSEG, CON ED RESPONSE TO OUTAGES

By Juan DeJesus

With some local residents still without power, legislators question utility companies’ response time to Irene.

September 6, 2011
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New York State Senate Remembering 9-11

Sunday, September 11th will mark the 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our state and country in 2001. Throughout the week and weekend, a number of community events and remembrances will take place to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The events on this page have been submitted to Senator Robach's office and are open to the public. If you know of an event around the district that is not listed on this page, please contact the office by emailing the information to robach@nysenate.gov.

September 6, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN ANNUAL MEMORIAL CEREMONY TO COMMEMORATE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH 2001

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his annual September 11th Memorial to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001, on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. in Marine Park, Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway.

Many members of the community are expected to attend the event which will feature a program of inspirational speeches and patriotic song selection, as well as a candle lighting vigil. Family members of those lost at the World Trade Center will also be in attendance.

Members of the media are welcome.

WHO: State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn)

WHAT: 10th Annual September 11th Memorial

WHEN: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

September 6, 2011
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MID HUDSON NEWS: BALL SAYS WE WERE NOT PREPARED ENOUGH TO TAKE ON HURRICANE IRENE

 

PUTNAM VALLEY – A number of local Putnam and Northern Westchester County officials and Senator Gregory Ball (R-Patterson), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, criticized NYSEG for its communications efforts during Hurricane Irene.

September 4, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO POWER RESTORATION DELAYS

 

Written by: Dwight R. Worley

PUTNAM VALLEY — State Sen. Greg Ball said legislators will hold hearings early next month to investigate why it took utility companies as long as six days to restore power to homes and businesses in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.

September 3, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: NEW YORK’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND COMMUNICATION HURDLES

 

Senator Ball Calls for Hearing, “Could have been Katrina-like”

September 3, 2011
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LOHUD: BALL TO HOLD HEARING ON IRENE RESPONSE TOMORROW

If you are still without power six days after Tropical Storm Irene hit or had yours restored but still want to be heard on how the storm was handled, state Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, is holding a hearing in Putnam Valley tomorrow.

September 2, 2011
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BONACIC OFFERS THREE IDEAS TO HELP REDUCE TAX BURDEN ON FLOODED FAMILIES

State Senator John J. Bonacic will propose three bills to give relief to citizens and local governments affected by Hurricane Irene. The first will allow assessment rolls for 2012 taxes for counties and towns to be modified (if the county approves) to reflect the value of their property on September 5, 2011. The second will allow school districts to authorize by resolution the partial payment of taxes without interest for those that were impacted by the flooding and need to make out of pocket payments as a result of the floods.

September 2, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ENCOURAGES LOCAL RESIDENTS TO GET INVOLVED WITH HURRICANE RECOVERY AND CLEANUP EFFORTS

State Senator Mike Nozzolio is encouraging local residents to consider volunteering their time or resources this Labor Day weekend to help New York families who were hit the hardest by Hurricane Irene. Senator Nozzolio applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo for coordinating  “Labor for your Neighbor”, a volunteer initiative aimed at helping clean-up efforts following the devastation of the storm.

September 2, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

"I am pleased that FEMA has recognized the need for federal disaster assistance in Orange and Sullivan Counties; in addition to Delaware and Ulster County, which were approved earlier in the week,” said Senator John Bonacic. “ I appreciate the Governor’s commitment to all areas of the state and all of the hard work he’s doing to assess the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

September 2, 2011
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Updated Flood Information

I am pleased to report that affected homeowners, renters and businesses in Montgomery, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties are now eligible for FEMA assistance. To register for FEMA assistance, call (800) 621-3362, or register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Residents in those counties still need help while the FEMA process is underway. The following is contact information for some of the organizations which can provide assistance to affected persons. Most of these organizations are also taking donations and/or volunteer help.

September 2, 2011
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Rockland and Orange families and small businesses are now eligible for federal disaster assistance.

VICTORY! Rockland and Orange families and small businesses are now eligible for federal disaster assistance! This is a great first step towards rebuilding our homes and communities. The link below will direct you how to file, but as always if you have any questions please call my office at 623-3627.

http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

 

September 2, 2011
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INFORMATION ON HURRICANE IRENE CLEANUP EFFORTS

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has launched "Labor for your Neighbor," a Labor Day weekend effort to tap into the neighborly instincts of New Yorkers and rally volunteers to pitch in on local clean-ups of public and private property following the devastation of Hurricane Irene.

September 2, 2011
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LaValle: Individual Federal Disaster Aid Approved For Suffolk

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today said that federal disaster assistance is now available for homeowners, renters and small businesses in Suffolk County as a result of damages incurred by Hurricane Irene. Governor Cuomo made the announcement today

September 2, 2011
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Montgomery County Eligible for FEMA Assistance

I am pleased to report that Montgomery County is now eligible for FEMA assistance for both municipal and individual assistance, which includes homeowners, renters and businesses. To register for FEMA assistance, call (800) 621-3362, or register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ Affected homeowners and businesses in Schenectady and Saratoga Counties can also apply for FEMA assistance.

September 2, 2011
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American Red Cross is Looking for Donations in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

 

We are all well aware that Hurricane Irene has left a terrible path of destruction in its wake – not only up and down the East Coast, but in our own back yards.

 

Many of our friends and neighbors have felt the brunt of the storm’s devastating winds and flooding, which have both taken a painful toll on lives, homes, and property. As we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, many New Yorkers are also looking for ways to lend a helping hand.

 

September 2, 2011
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