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SENATOR LANZA ANNOUNCES STATE REBATES TO HELP REPLACE FLOOD-DAMAGED APPLIANCES

New Yorkers whose appliances were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee can apply for rebates from the state to replace the e

September 15, 2011
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Herkimer County Added To FEMA Aid List

ONEONTA, 09/15/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today reminded residents and businesses in eligible counties to apply for federal disaster assistance in the wake of Irene and Lee. Herkimer County was recently added to the list of counties eligible for both individual and public assistance as a result of Hurricane Irene. “Families and businesses in communities devastated by Irene are determined to rebuild and the federal disaster declaration is a helpful step in the ongoing recovery.  I encourage those who have suffered damage to apply with FEMA as soon as possible to begin the assistance process,” said Seward.

September 15, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Hosts Small Business Roundtable on Jobs

 

Haverstraw, N.Y. – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) hosted a roundtable discussion with several local small business owners on how to improve New York's business climate, it's economy and create jobs.

“It is imperative that I  understand the needs of local business owners so I can take their ideas back to Albany,” Senator Carlucci said.  “Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy and must have the full support of state government.  By working together, we can improve New York’s business climate, it’s economy and create jobs. “

September 14, 2011
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South Bay Elementary Reopened For The New School Year

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined the West Babylon community in celebrating the South Bay Elementary School reopening on September 6, 2011 at 160 Great East Neck Road, just one day before students began their new school year.  “I applaud the cooperation and around the clock work that took place at South Bay Elementary over the past year,” Senator Johnson said.  “The outcome is impressive and I join in welcoming our students as they begin the school year in their new classrooms.”  On February 18, 2010, two of the three wings that make up South Bay Elementary School were completely destroyed by flames so intense that they collapsed hallways and forced the fire chief to pull firefighters out of the facilities. 

September 14, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Announces Household Appliance Grant Program for Storm Recovery

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The program will help New Yorkers cover the costs of replacing vital household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers washing machines and furnaces, damaged by the recent flooding. Grants will be a fixed amount for different appliances and could cover up to 100 percent of the costs of a purchase. If the cost of the appliance exceeds the cap, the program will pay a portion of the total costs up to the cap.

September 14, 2011
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Mobile Office Hours- Amityville

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding Mobile Office Hours in Amityville on Thursday, October 6th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Amityville Library, located at the corner of Oak & John Streets, from 1-3 pm.  

October 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE GRANT PROGRAM FOR STORM RECOVERY

$8 Million Program Targeted to Assist Victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm LeeGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The program will help New Yorkers cover the costs of replacing vital household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers washing machines and furnaces, damaged by the recent flooding. Grants will be a fixed amount for different appliances and could cover up to 100 percent of the costs of a purchase. If the cost of the appliance exceeds the cap, the program will pay a portion of the total costs up to the cap.

September 14, 2011
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Senator Marcellino Asks You to “SHED THE MEDS”

Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Nassau County Police Department and the Syosset Fire Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

September 14, 2011
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September 14, 2011
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New Yorkers Eligible for Grant Money to Replace Vital Household Appliances

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

The program will help New Yorkers cover the costs of replacing vital household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers washing machines and furnaces, damaged by the recent flooding.

All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications, which will be available beginning Monday, September 19 at www.NYSApplianceRebates.com or by calling 1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The grant program will continue until funding runs out.

September 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS AT AMITYVILLE LIBRARY

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding Mobile Office Hours in Amityville on Thursday, October 6th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Amityville Library, located at the corner of Oak & John Streets, from 1-3 pm.  

September 14, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Announces Start of "Smart Scholars" Early College High School Program in Brooklyn

NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery joined today at Long Island University with Brooklyn high school principals and college presidents, students, state education officials and union leaders to announce the start of four new Smart Scholars Early College High School (ECHS) programs in Brooklyn, New York.

September 14, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco with Mike Behnke At the 9/11 Memorial Monument In Sheridan Park

Senator DeFrancisco stands with Mike Behnke near the 9/11 Memorial Monument at Sheridan Park in Syracuse.  The monument is etched with names and shields of first responders who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks.

September 14, 2011
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Senator Diane Savino's Small Business Thought Raiser

John Mancuso owner of Silversti's Catering and Deli and Ed Gomez owner of Da Noi, Vola and Bin 5 restaurants discusses how government can remove burdensome fees and regulations so businesses can start hiring again with Senator Savino and Linda Barron from the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.

September 14, 2011
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FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION UPDATE

I remind constituents in Montgomery and Schenectady Counties that FEMA Disaster Assistance Centers are still open at the Riverfront Center’s parking lot in Amsterdam and in the Rotterdam Square Mall. If you have not applied for FEMA assistance, I strongly urge you to go now before their offices close. Businesses are also encouraged to stop by the Disaster Assistance Centers as a federal SBA (Small Business Administration) office is also there. If residents cannot get to the centers, call FEMA at (800) 621-3362. Businesses can also call the regular FEMA number as well as the SBA Disaster Customer Assistance Center at (800) 659-2955.

September 14, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Remembers and Honors All Those Affected by 9/11

On September 11, 2011, Senator John DeFrancisco paid tribute to the victims and survivors of 9/11 by attending several local remembrance ceremonies.  He spoke during the Baldwinsville Fire Department’s dedication of its 9/11 Memorial, which features a steal beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The Senator also attended the Town of DeWitt’s 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, the “We Remember: 9/11 Memorial Service” at Sheridan Park, a Commemorative Concert at West Genesee High School and a memorial program at the New York State Fairgrounds by the Eagle Association of CNY.

September 14, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: HALDANE SCHOOL CHECK PRESENTATION

 

***SEPTEMBER 14th at 3:15 p.m.***

Senator Ball Secures $150,000 for Athletic Field Renovations

September 14, 2011
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WAMC: UPSTATE NEW YORK: STORM RECOVERY UPDATE (WITH AUDIO)

 

Dave Lucas

NEW PALTZ, NY (WAMC) - Cleanup and rebuilding across upstate New York in the aftermath of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee is expected to take months. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has an update…

September 14, 2011
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