Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Breslin Announces Ethics Overhaul Signed Into Law

(Albany, NY) After strong support from Senator Neil D Breslin (D-Delmar) to pass legislation earlier this year, the “Public Integrity Act of 2011” has been signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The ethics reforms are a great step forward in addressing Albany’s problems, as they shed light on the legislative process and will help bring integrity, accountability, transparency and public confidence back to State government.

August 17, 2011
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Grand Opening of the Wilton Food Pantry

From Erica Miller at the Saratogian...

 

Wilton Food Pantry President Jared Dinsmore and local officials applauded the site’s grand opening Tuesday at Trinity United Methodist Church on Ballard Road.

To see more visit The Saratogian's website.

August 17, 2011
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Naturalization Ceremony

Senator McDonald Welcoming twenty new American and New York State citizens at the Saratoga Battlefield in the Town of Saratoga.

August 17, 2011
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THE EMPIRE: BALL STRIKES CRITICAL TONE ON FRACKING

 

By Colby Hamilton

Republican State Senator Greg Ball of Patterson just sent out a notice about his tour of Pennsylvania with anti-hydrofracking activist and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox.

August 17, 2011
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“GETTING THE FACTS ON FRACKING”

Senator Ball Joins Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker for Fracking Tour

 

August 17, 2011
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Governor Cuomo Announces Joint Agreement Between OPWDD and State Police To Reform Abuse Reporting System

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an agreement between the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the New York Division of State Police to establish consistent guidelines for which incidents of abuse against any of the 126,000 individuals receiving support from the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and its network of nonprofit providers should be reported as potential crimes. This joint protocol is another step in a comprehensive agenda being pursued by the Governor and OPWDD Commissioner Courtney Burke to assure the safety, cost effectiveness, and quality of care of those individuals and to streamline government in a way that puts New Yorkers first.

August 17, 2011
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NYPD National Night Out

Today, Senator Jose M. Serrano visited the 25th and the 40th precincts to honor New York City Police Officers and present to them a proclamation at the 28th annual National Night Out.“It is very important for us to acknowledge and thank our local police officers for the great work they do in our communities,” said Senator Serrano. “Not only is New York City one of the largest cities in the world, it’s also the safest. This is in great part due to the amazing men and women who work daily to improve our communities and keep us safe.”

August 16, 2011
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MEETING WITH TOWN OF ULSTER OFFICIALS

On Thursday, August 11th, 2011 Senator Bonacic met with the James Quigley, Town of Ulster Supervisor and Jim Maloney, Town of Ulster Assessor and Ulster County Legislator to discuss town concerns.

August 16, 2011
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SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL CEREMONY

Please join Senator Carl L. Marcellino September 10th at 10 am as we come together as a community for a moment of reflection and remembrance and to officially commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11th. The program will include a ceremony at the Western Waterfront 9/11 Memorial, West End Avenue, Oyster Bay and the dedication and blessing of a section of a beam from the World Trade Center Twin Towers obtained by the Atlantic Steamer Fire Department. Light refreshments will follow.

August 16, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

The approval of a new five-year contract by CSEA is victory for all New Yorkers. I applaud Governor Cuomo, CSEA President Danny Donohue and the members of CSEA for achieving a deal that will save taxpayers $73 million this fiscal year, and will help ensure a balanced state budget, avert layoffs and maintain vital state services.  

August 16, 2011
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Brooklyn Day for the World Police and Fire Games

Epix Movie Free-For-All

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach Series, with EpixHD, Verizon FiOS,

NYC & Co, CIDC, and presented by Rooftop Films.

7:00 pm — Entertainment from the Coney Island Circus Sideshow;

Contests, prizes and the Coney Island Greeters Live DJ!

8:30 pm — A Man Named Magick - a short film about Magick

Balay, who runs a midtown Manhattan magic shop by day,

and performs at night.

8:40 pm — How She Move - A gifted student is forced to leave

her prestigious private school and return to her old neighborhood

after the death of her sister from a drug overdose. She

overcomes her disappointment by rekindling her passion for

August 29, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Play Brooklyn

Join Brooklyn’s Play Mobile for a day of fun-filled activities. Take part in sports, fitness and outdoor adventure activities!

August 29, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of August 15, 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..."

August 16, 2011
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR DAVID J. VALESKY REGARDING GOVERNOR SIGNING ETHICS BILL INTO LAW

I have long advocated for an ethics law that provides greater transparency, better enforcement and serious penalties for violators. I commend Governor Cuomo for his leadership in signing this legislation; it is a great step forward in changing the dysfunctional culture that has pervaded Albany.

August 15, 2011
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Harvest Fest 2011

Celebrate Fall Brooklyn Style

Saturday, September 10, 2011

12:00pm - 6:00pm Paerdegat Park (Farragut Road and Albany Avenue)

Back to school supplies (while supplies last), food, music, children's activities, college bound information, cultural performances, and much much more!

September 10, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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SENATOR RITCHIE SEEKS OPINIONS ON CASINO GAMBLING

CLICK HERE to take the poll: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE9pZjh6ZzluVXZhcUx2YjYzYkUxR3c6MQ

State Senator Patty is asking her constituents what they think about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s suggestion that New York should take a look at legalizing Las Vegas-style casino gambling.

“Advocates of legalized casino gambling, including a group that wants to build a casino in Alexandria Bay in the Thousand Islands, say casinos will bring more tourists and create jobs,” Senator Ritchie said. “Opponents worry about issues of problem gambling and its impact on families and communities.”

“That’s why I have created an on-line poll on my Senate website to give the people of Northern and Central New York an opportunity to advise me on what they think I should do when the Senate considers this idea,” Senator Ritchie said. “Governor Cuomo wants to start a statewide discussion about how our state should regulate casino gambling and where we should allow it, if we allow it outside Native American reservations.”

August 15, 2011
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