Issues: Miscellaneous

September 23, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending September 25, 2011

In this week's community connection, a new website making the New York State government more trasparent, Longridge Elementary School 3rd Graders get a special visitor, and upcoming events around the district.

September 23, 2011
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Windham Flood Relief Receives Boost From Guardian

WINDHAM, 09/22/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined officials with The Guardian Life Insurance Company in announcing special funding to assist flood victims in storm damaged Windham.

“Guardian is setting the example for how good neighbors treat one another in times of tragedy,” Seward said. “Touring storm damaged portions of my district, including Windham, I have witnessed people banding together – neighbors helping neighbors, strangers helping strangers – with a common goal of rebuilding.  Guardian is clearly on the front line of the reconstruction effort.”

September 23, 2011
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Senator Montgomery Praises Student Achievers in the Bard Early College High School Program

Senator Montgomery introduces the Bard High School Early College program and praises its director, Martha Olson (left, rear) and program graduates for their outstanding achievements.

September 23, 2011
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Senator Farley Introduces New Bill to Help Flood Victims With Assessments

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) is co-sponsoring a bill that would establish the Flood Assessment Relief Act of 2011 for those areas that were declared a State disaster emergency area by Governor Cuomo during the time period of August 26th to September 11th. If this legislation becomes law, it would give local taxing authorities the option to assign a new taxable value to properties damaged 50 percent or more by Irene or Lee for the 2011 - 2012 tax cycle.

September 23, 2011
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Early College High School Advocates Team Up

At a September 14, 2011 news briefing, education advocates (from l-r) Assemblywoman Annette Robinson; Gale Stevens Haynes, Provost of Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University; and Dr. Kathleen M. Cashin, Member of the New York State Board of Regents, join Senator Montgomery to announce the start of the "Smart Scholars" Early College High School Program in four Brooklyn high schools.

September 23, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of September 18, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government. But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

September 23, 2011
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ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS INVITES CONSTITUENTS TO PLAY PING-PONG AT THIRD AVENUE FESTIVAL

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, Councilman Vincent Gentile accept challenge to ping pong match from Senator Marty Golden, Assemblywoman Malliotakis

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C-Brooklyn, Staten Island) will participate in the 38th Annual Third Avenue Festival in Bay Ridge on Sunday, October 2. She is inviting constituents to come challenge her to a game of ping-pong at the corner of 80th Street and 3rd Avenue where she will be hosting matches from 3 PM to 6 PM. At 4 PM, Malliotakis will join her colleague, Senator Marty Golden, in a match against Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny and City Councilman Vincent Gentile.

 

September 23, 2011
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NYC OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGMENT NOTIFIES NEW YORKERS THAT FEMA AND NEW YORK STATE WILL OPEN DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS IN BROOKLYN, BRONX, QUEENS, AND STATEN ISLAND MONDAY

Individuals, Businesses, and Non-profits in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island Affected by Hurricane Irene May Be Eligible for Federal Disaster Aid

 

The New York City Office of Emergency Management today notified New Yorkers that State and federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are set to open Monday, September 26, 2011 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Following Hurricane Irene, the federal government declared the four counties eligible to receive federal disaster aid for individuals, businesses, and non-profits.

 

September 22, 2011
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Griffo Holds Virtual Town Hall to Connect with District Residents

Griffo holds virtual town hall to connect with 47th District residents

September 22, 2011
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ADDITIONAL FLOOD RECOVERY INFORMATION

The Schenectady County Bar Association emailed me this week asking me to relay to flood victims the announcement of a free clinic on Friday, Sept. 23rd, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 24th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Rotterdam Square Mall. Please note, this is strictly for those who have legal needs resulting from the recent natural disasters. A similar program is being conducted in Greene County by the New York State Trial Lawyers and this association said it is setting up dates to provide legal assistance to victims of Irene in Montgomery County. As soon as the dates are set, I will post the information.

September 22, 2011
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Join State Senator Lee Zeldin in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

"This is a great opportunity to bring our community together for a good cause. I am proud to help support this event and I hope to see you there. Together, we can work to help save lives."

~ Senator Lee Zeldin

For more information, or to help sponsor at team, please visit:

http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/

or call Senator Zeldin's Office at (631) 585-0608 and ask for Linda.

October 2, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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