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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, MAYOR HARDWICK & DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES BRING FORECLOSURE PREVENTION PROGRAM TO FREEPORT

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (left) and Mayor Hardwick (right) are pictured with Department of Financial Services Executive Deputy Superintendent George Haggerty (center) in front of the Department’s mobile foreclosure prevention center, which came to Freeport to provide assistance to homeowners.

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick, and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) today teamed up to provide services to homeowners facing foreclosure.

May 18, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending May 20, 2012

In this week's Community Connection: details regarding the 2012 College Affordability Plan proposed by the Senate this week, upcoming events througout the community, and Seneca Park Zoo opens a new exhibit. As always, you can view this week's Community Connection in full-screen by clicking the link below.

May 18, 2012
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Senator Ritchie was invited by 6th grader Ariel Stacy to visit the Fairgrieve Elementary School in Volney


Senator Ritchie was invited by 6th grader Ariel Stacy to visit the Fairgrieve Elementary School in Volney.

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GREEN MANUFACTURING CENTER AND JOB CREATION AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden has issued the following statement following the announcement today that a green manufacturing center will be built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard that will create hundreds of new jobs:

“As a member of the Brooklyn State Senate Delegation and a member of the New York City Regional Economic Development Council, I join in announcing this major investment totaling $46 million in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to build a Green Manufacturing Center. Today, we announce an investment in our own backyard that will set us apart as global leaders and that will create 300 jobs. This is a major win-win for Brooklyn and for New York.

May 18, 2012
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May 19, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY PLAN

Making College Affordable for Middle Class Families Through: Increased Tuition Tax Breaks; Lower Student Loan Interest Rates; Tuition Pre-Payment; Truth-in-Lending for Student Loans

 

May 18, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in the Unveiling of the Paul Seymour Playground

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped dedicate the Paul Seymour Playground at Skiddy Park in Syracuse on May 17, 2012.  The playground is named after the captain of the 1955 NBA Championship Syracuse Nationals team, Paul Seymour.

May 18, 2012
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Schoharie's Susan McGiver Named Woman of Distinction

ALBANY, 05/18/12 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) recently honored Susan McGiver of Schoharie as the 2012  Senate “Woman of Distinction” for the 51st senate district at the 15th annual senate Women of Distinction ceremony at the Capitol.

“Over the years, I have been fortunate to highlight a number of inspirational, trailblazing leaders through the senate’s Women of Distinction program, and this year is no different,” said Senator Seward.  “Susan McGiver has accomplished a great deal and has served as a driving force in promoting the needs and priorities of the Schoharie County business community.”

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS SONIA VALENTIN FERNANDEZ 2012 STATE SENATE WOMAN OF DISTINCTION

Albany- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this week honored local community activist Sonia Valentin Fernandez for her outstanding work on behalf of our neighborhood and numerous causes, with special recognition from the State Senate as a 2012 “Woman of Distinction”. Senator Golden presented the award at an event in the State Capitol.

 

May 18, 2012
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Senator Gianaris thanks the seniors for honoring him with an outstanding achievement award

Senator Gianaris was honored to be given an outstanding acheivement award for helping to save the senior center from closure.

May 18, 2012
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Senator Gallivan presents “It Can Wait” Distracted Driving Program to Lancaster High School Students

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Lancaster High School students today joined State Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (59th District) and AT&T to raise awareness about the risks of texting while driving by encouraging all wireless consumers, especially youth, that text messages can – and should – wait until after driving.

As part of AT&T’s national “Txtng & Drivng…It Can Wait” campaign, Lancaster High School students were shown a powerful 10-minute documentary, “The Last Text”, highlighting the devastating effects of texting and driving and were then given the opportunity to sign a commitment pledging to not text while driving.

May 18, 2012
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Ranzenhofer honors DiPirro as Woman of Distinction

President and CEO of Amherst Chamber receives recognition

Albany, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer honored Amherst Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Colleen C. DiPirro Tuesday evening at the 15th Annual Women of Distinction ceremony, honoring her outstanding contributions in enriching the quality of life for the community and beyond.

May 18, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL DELIVERS $50,000 TO YORKTOWN & LAKELAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR ATHLETIC PROGRAM

Yorktown, N.Y. – (5/11/12)  Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), successfully secured $50,000 for the Yorktown & Lakeland Central School Districts, which will be used to pay for Athletic Medical and Safety Equipment.

May 17, 2012
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DEMOCRAT & CHRONCILE: THERE'S STILL TIME FOR N.Y. LAWMAKERS TO ADDRESS 'PUPPY MILLS'

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement this week that he wants to strengthen the safety net for New Yorkers with disabilities ensures legislators will be busy through the June 21 end of the session. They should be mindful not to let other important initiatives, such as tightening regulations on New York’s dog-breeding operations, get lost in the shuffle.

May 17, 2012
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TONAWANDA NEWS: SENATE OKs BILL FOR VETS

STAFF REPORTS Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — The state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill aimed to help disabled veterans by granting them preference in obtaining competitive state contracts.

May 17, 2012
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2012 Women of Distinction: Honoring Women in New York: Dilletta Pina

Bronx, NY - Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) yesterday honored Community Board 7 Board Member and community leader, Dilletta Pina, with a Woman of Distinction Award. Every year, each Senator chooses one individual to honor for their service to the community.

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Rivera - Dilletta Pina.pdf

May 17, 2012
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents Award to the Family of 2012 Women of Distinction Honoree Colleen H. Mastine

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with the family of Colleen H. Mastine, the Senator's 2012 "Women of Distinction" honoree.  Mastine, who passed away earler this year, was Director of Constituent Services in the Senator's district office.  An awards ceremony was held in Albany on May 15th.  

To watch the presentation, click here.

May 17, 2012
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THE EXAMINER: BALL EARNS RECOGNITION, GETS DISABLED VETS BILL PASSES THROUGH THE SENATE

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was honored by the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) with a Special Recognition Award at their yearly convention recently at the Ramada Hotel in Newburgh.

May 17, 2012
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