Issues: Miscellaneous

THE PATCH: SHEILA GUIDA AND MARIE TURNER HONORED FOR THEIR VOLUNTEERISM

By Liz Giegerich

Sheila Guida and Marie Turner have dedicated their time and themselves to various causes in the Town of Cortlandt for years, and never asked for recognition. But, Cortlandt officials noticed and when Senator Greg Ball asked municipalities to nominate “women of distrinction” for his Hall of Fame by that name, Cortlandt nominated Guida and Turner.

March 14, 2012
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SENATOR BALL HONORS CORTLANDT WOMEN OF DISTINCTION FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY

Brewster, N.Y.– 3/14/2012– Sheila M. Guida and Marie Turner have both been honored as the Town of Cortlandt’s nominations for the Women of Distinction Hall of Fame, which is being hosted by Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson).

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

Serrano v Addabbo – The Battle of the Hair

You should know that here in the New York State Senate, aside from the 62 Senators taking care of the people’s business, voting on the Budget, and proposing pieces of legislation, there is a lot of competition that takes place among the Senators and staff members.

March 14, 2012
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Senator Lanza Appointed To Key Budget Conference Committees

Continuing his efforts to enact a balanced, on-time State budget for the second year in a row, New York State Senator Andrew Lanza today was appointed to serve on the Joint Budget Conference Committees for Education and Transportation. Senator Lanza also serves on the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for all aspects of the State budget.

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SENATOR GOLDEN: STATE SENATE FIGHTS AGAINST SEX OFFENDERS WHO REGISTER FALSE INFORMATION

Cites Assembly Inaction as a Failure for All New Yorkers

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is announcing that legislation he co-sponsored, S. 1927 introduced by Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, 55th District), was approved by the New York State Senate today.

The bill would make it so that offenders who submit fraudulent information regarding his or her identity or residence when registering, or verifying, would be charged with a Class E Felony. Currently, Megan’s Law only provides a penalty for failure to register.

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Senator Carlucci Passes Resolution Proclaiming Irish American Heritage Month in New York

Nanuet, NY (March 14, 2012) – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today introduced and passed State Senate resolution S.3176, which officially proclaims March 2012 as Irish American Heritage Month in the state of New York.  With St. Patrick’s Day approaching fast, the measure was meant to give credence to the contributions and rich history that Irish Americans have demonstrated for generations.

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March 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Martins Discusses Local Events, State Budget on 'Your Voice'

Senator Jack M. Martins appeared on "Your Voice" in Albany, where he discussed the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Mineola, his bill to protect Long Islands' drinking water from hydrofracking waste, honoring two extraordinary students from Great Neck South and Commack High Schools for their groundbreaking research, his "How a Bill Becomes a Law" program, his bill to allow villages and school districts to continue using lever voting machines and efforts to pass a fiscally sound state budget.

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2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade

This year's City of Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place Saturday, March 17th, beginning at 12:30. You can visit the official website of the parade by clicking here

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

PROPOSED 2012 Shuttle Bus Schedule

Free shuttle buses will run from 10:30am to 12:30pm from the end of the parade to near it's start at Plymouth Ave/Inner Loop - East Avenue area. These buses are provided so those participating in events at the county building can be taken to the parade's start after those events conclude.

When is the Parade?

March 17, 2012 and it starts at 12:30pm

March 14, 2012
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LOHUD: SEX OFFENDER STILL LIVING NEAR CARMEL SCHOOLS

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

CARMEL — Putnam County and state officials are still trying to find a new home for Lance Smith, a Level 3 sex offender who moved into an apartment in Carmel near schools and a school bus stop.

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DAILY CORTLANDT: CORTLANDT VOLUNTEERS NAMED WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

 

CORTLANDT, N.Y. – Two Cortlandt volunteers will be inducted into the first class of State Sen. Greg Ball’s Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

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SENATOR BALL: “I WON’T VOTE FOR ANY BUDGET THAT INCLUDES MICROSTAMPING”

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/14/12) -Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said he strongly opposes legislation (S-675B) that would include micro-stamping in the Senate budget proposal. Microstamping is an outright assault on the Second Amendment, results in a new onerous tax, and involved the expensive and invasive use of laser technology to engrave a microscopic marking onto the tip of the firing pin and onto the breech face of a firearm, so that spent cartridges give information about the firearm.

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SUNNY DAY IN MAHOPAC FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

 

Mahopac, N.Y.  – (3/11/12) – On Sunday, March 11th, Mahopac hosted its 36th  annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Pictured above is Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) with Carmel Girl Scout Troop 1096.

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Immigrant's Day of Action in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and Little Sisters of Assumption from East Harlem for the Immigrants’ Day of Action in Albany.  These groups discussed the need for all immigrants to have access to higher education by passing the NY Dream Act that would provide financial aid services.   “The Dream Act is the opportunity for all immigrants to receive a college degree,” said Senator Serrano. “We need to support what is necessary for ambitious youths to excel in our society and boost our communities.  This legislation is a wise investment for New York and I fully support all the efforts of NYIC and Little Sisters of Assumption from East Harlem to ensure all immigrants have access to the American Dream.”

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Seward Leads Call For Flood Safety

ALBANY, 03/13/12 – The New York State Senate today adopted a legislative resolution calling on Governor Cuomo to declare March 12 – 17, 2012 as Flood Safety Awareness Week in the State of New York.

Senate resolution 3593 was sponsored by Senator James L. Seward R/C/I-Oneonta) in conjunction with the national awareness week recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“We are all painfully aware of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee late last summer,” said Senator Seward.  “Many communities across New York State, including in my senate district, suffered major flooding and continue to rebuild from the destruction.

March 13, 2012
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LaValle Bill Will Help Commercial Fishermen Save Fuel.

A bill (S.1456) to help commercial fishermen conserve fuel by allowing them to fish for five times the daily catch limit allowable under their fishing license in the aggregate over a period of seven days has passed the New York State Senate said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), the bill’s sponsor.

LaValle explained the reason for the legislation and said that the current price of fuel for running a fishing boat is extremely expensive and cost prohibitive and that fuel costs cut significantly into the already slim profits of fishermen.

March 13, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TO UNVEIL TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT MAHOPAC HS

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Friday, March 16th at 2:15 p.m.***

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THE PATCH: SEN. BALL AND CORTLANDT OFFICIALS HONOR SHEILA GUIDA AND MARIE TURNER

On Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m. a representative from Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) office will honor Sheila M. Guida and Marie Turner as the Town of Cortlandt’s nominations for his Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH RESULTSNY.GOV WEBSITE Website Would Increase Accountability of State Government Agencies

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH RESULTSNY.GOV WEBSITEWebsite Would Increase Accountability of State Government Agencies    The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.3657), sponsored by Senator  Joseph Griffo (R-C, Rome), to create a new website, ResultsNY.gov, that would enable the public to review the performance of government programs to see how effectively agencies are spending tax dollars.   People visiting the site could also submit their own suggestions and recommendations on how to stop government waste and reduce state spending.

March 13, 2012
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