Issues: Miscellaneous

Better to Be Prepared

It looks as if Hurricane Irene has Long Island squarely in its sights. I hear many people falsely claiming that “it can’t happen here.” The fact is Long Island juts out into the Atlantic and is thus very vulnerable to hurricanes. We’ve been hit several times by category three hurricanes that have done tremendous damage, even claiming lives. The best offense is a good defense so I’m sharing some tips below to help you prepare. If you have a vulnerable neighbor – a senior or someone with a disability – be sure to check on them before and after the storm. If anyone has questions or a special need, don’t hesitate to call Nassau County’s Office of Emergency Management at 516-573-0636.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS TIPS

August 25, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN APPLAUDING DENIAL OF PERMIT FOR WANTAGH NIGHT CLUB

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with local officials and residents of Wantagh and Seaford in applauding the Zoning Board of Appeals for rejecting an application for a new "entertainment" venue in Wantagh.

August 25, 2011
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ECO POLITICS DAILY: FRACKING MEETING DRAWS CROWD BUT NOT GAS COMPANIES (VIDEO)

 

Submitted by Natasha Pietila

A meeting to discuss the benefits and risks of hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale in New York was held Tuesday in Katonah in Westchester County.

August 25, 2011
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TIMES UNION: GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING FROM JOSH FOX

 

by Sonja Stark

Josh Fox is one of the world’s leading experts on hydrofracking and that’s not because he’s a scientist, geologist, gas industry analyst or politician. Rather, he’s an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker of“GasLand”, a movie that exposes the truths behind the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in U.S. history.

August 25, 2011
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YNN: EXPERTS SPEAK AT HYDROFRACKING PUBLIC HEARING (VIDEO)

 

By: Elaina Athans

KATONAH, N.Y. — For four hours, expert after expert spoke out about the impact hydrofracking could have here in New York State. Some people drove 10 hours to testify, telling others their water is not only contaminated but also their lives.

August 25, 2011
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TIMES UNION: FRACKING FOES DRILL NO-SHOW INDUSTRY

 

KATONAH — Opponents of natural gas hydrofracking turned out at a state hearing Tuesday on the issue, including the director of the documentary “Gasland.”

August 25, 2011
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LOHUD: ‘GASLAND’ FILMMAKER, PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS TELL STATE LAWMAKERS IN KATONAH HYDROFRACKING REGULATION WON’T WORK

 

Written by: Brian J. Howard

KATONAH — Regulating hydraulic fracturing won’t work, filmmaker Josh Fox told lawmakers Monday, because they can only speculate about its actual impacts.

August 25, 2011
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TIMES UNION: FRACKING FOES DRILL NO-SHOW INDUSTRY

 

By Brian Nearing

Aug. 24–KATONAH — Opponents of natural gas hydrofracking turned out at a state hearing Tuesday on the issue, including the director of the documentary “Gasland.”

August 25, 2011
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EPOCH TIMES: SENATE HEARING AIMS TO ‘GET THE FACTS ON FRACKING’

 

By Zack Stieber

Activists and citizens criticize controversial natural gas drilling method

August 25, 2011
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LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE: SEN. BALL HAS FRACKING CONCERNS AFTER PA. TOUR

 

By Carol Moran

Following a tour of Pennsylvania communities affected by hydraulic fracturing, Sen. Greg Ball, D-Patterson, has scheduled a public hearing on the issue he’s calling “Getting the Facts on Fracking” on Tuesday in Katonah, Westchester County.

August 25, 2011
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NY POST: HEARING GETS A BIG ‘FRACK YOU’

 

By PERRY CHIARAMONTE and ERIK KRISS

Environmentalists dominated a Westchester public hearing yesterday on the controversial process of hydrofracking to tap upstate natural-gas supplies, as representatives of the energy industry refused to show up, claiming the deck was stacked against them.

August 25, 2011
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YNN: GAS COMPANIES BOUNCE ON BALL HEARING

 

As Sen. Greg Ball convenes his hearing on hydraulic fracturing today in Katonah, he won’t hear testimony from the natural gas industry.

August 25, 2011
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WNYT: INDUSTRY SKIPS HYDROFRACKING HEARING

 

By: Bill Lambdin

KATONAH - With the Cuomo administration moving quickly to allow hydrofracking in parts of New York, maybe the industry doesn’t think they need to court state senators.

August 25, 2011
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WAMC: SENATE DRILLING HEARING DRAWS CROWD IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY; INDUSTRY OFFICIALS BALK AT INVITATION TO ATTEND (WITH AUDIO)

 

KATONAH, NY (WAMC) - The debate over expanded natural gas exploration in New York shifted to an unusual spot Tuesday. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief attended a state hearing on the topic of hydraulic fracturing, which was held in Westchester County

August 25, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: “GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING”

Senator Greg Ball Hosts Historic Hearing on Hydrofracking

August 25, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Creating Jobs Through the NYS Film Production Tax Credit Program

(Greenwood Lake, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) met with Rob Reiner to discuss the production of a film Reiner is producing in Greenwood Lake and the benefits of production in New York State, in particular the New York State Film Production Tax Credit Program. 

“The New York State Film Production Tax Credit Program was developed to incentivize film producers to come to New York State to shoot their movies, and it is working,”  Senator Carlucci said.  “I am pleased that Rob Reiner has chosen Greenwood Lake to produce his latest film because it is creating local jobs and boosting the economy in the community.  When films are produced here, local businesses win.“

August 25, 2011
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Klein Praises EPA Decision to Drop Costly & Unnecessary Reservoir

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx-Westchester), hailed the federal Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision to drop its mandate that a $1.6 billion cement dome be constructed over the Hillview Reservoir in Yonkers.

August 24, 2011
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ADDABBO’S FIRST ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE IS POSITIVE

 

35 Signed Up to Meet Local Goal of 30 Pints; 28 Pints Accepted for Donation

 

August 24, 2011
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