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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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Senator DeFrancisco With Members of Team Red White and Blue on 9/11

Senator John DeFrancisco is pictured with members of Team Red White and Blue at the Town of DeWitt 9/11 Memorial Service. Team RWB ran along the Erie Canal with the American Flag held high, as part of its "Moving Tribute" to those affected by 9/11. 

September 14, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO PARTICIPATES IN LONG ISLAND SMART GROWTH WORKING GROUP

            New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in a meeting of the Long Island Smart Growth Working Group. 

September 14, 2011
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Additional Counties To Receive Federal Disaster Aid

ONEONTA, 09/13/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that additional federal aid is now available for residents and business owners that suffered flood damage as a result of Tropical Storm Lee.

“FEMA assistance is already helping many who suffered damage after Tropical Storm Irene tore through our region, now those hit a week later by Tropical Storm Lee will also receive assistance in rebuilding,” said Senator Seward. “I joined Governor Cuomo on an aerial tour of much of the damaged region and together we witnessed the flood devastation. I appreciate the governor’s advocacy in securing additional federal aid for those in need.”

September 13, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of September 12, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.

September 13, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco At Ribbon Cutting for Toll Road Senior Apartments

Senator John DeFrancisco helps cut the ribbon at the Toll Road Senior Apartments.  The new, affordable senior citizens housing complex is located off North Main Street (Route 11) in North Syracuse.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on September 9th.

September 13, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO NAMED “LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR” BY SCOPE NY

In recognition of his efforts to protect every New Yorker's Constitutional Right to Bear Arms, State Senator Mike Nozzolio will receive the  “Sandra Lee Wirth Legislator of the Year” award from the Statewide sportsmen’s’ organization SCOPE NY. Senator Nozzolio will be honored at SCOPE’s 46th annual awards banquet, to be held on October 7th in Buffalo.

September 13, 2011
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