Issues: Miscellaneous

Montgomery Applauds Enactment of "Power NY Act of 2011"

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law this week an omnibus energy package that encourages new investments in electric generating facilities across New York and creates the nation's first statewide "on-bill" recovery program to increase energy efficiency for homeowners and businesses.

Senator Montgomery is a sponsor of the new Power NY Act of 2011 that will create thousands of jobs and set New York on a course of reliable, cleaner energy while strengthening environmental protections.

August 6, 2011
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ADDABBO BRINGS SELF-DEFENSE CLASS TO MIDDLE VILLAGE SENIORS

Queens, NY, August 5, 2011 – On Tuesday, August 2, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., brought a self-defense class to Middle Village led by a local woman trained in martial arts, part of a series of demonstrations he is co-sponsoring with her at senior centers around his district this summer.

August 5, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin, Assemblyman Dean Murray and Assemblyman Al Graf Announce Governor Cuomo’s Signature on Grace Peshkur Bridge Legislation

Suffolk County, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue) and Assemblyman Al Graf (R, C–Holbrook) announced today that Governor Cuomo has signed their bill in to law naming the Waverly Avenue Bridge over the Long Island Expressway in Holtsville in honor of Grace Peshkur.

Grace Peshkur of Holtsville passed away on May 17, 2009, at the age of seven. She suffered from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), also known as Butterfly Disease, a connective tissue condition causing blisters in the skin and mucosal membranes. EB sufferers resemble burn victims but their wounds never heal.

August 5, 2011
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August 5, 2011
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Everyone has something to say...

It seems everyone has something to say these days about the new direction of our state. Right, Kirt?

August 5, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending August 7, 2011

In this week's Community Connection: a review of National Night Out Against Crime, a preview of the 4th Annual Women's Wellness Fair, and some of the events going on around the district this weekend and next week.

August 5, 2011
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BALL SECURES $100,000 FOR RECREATION CENTER

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (08/05/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) stopped by the Town of Patterson Recreation Center today to present a $100,000 check to the center to be used toward air conditioning and flooring upgrades. The money, secured by Senator Ball through a state grant, will allow the center to move forward on badly needed infrastructure upgrades.

August 5, 2011
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Senator Farley Enjoys Fulton County OFA Picnic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoys music at the Fulton County Office for the Aging picnic with Maureen Phillips, member of the Perth Senior Center, and Assemblyman Marc Bulter. The picnic was held on Aug. 4th in Gloversville and over 400 seniors attended the day affair.

August 5, 2011
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Gallivan sponsored bill allowing rifle hunting In Wyoming County is signed into law

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I-59th District) announced today that legislation permitting sportsmen to use rifles when hunting big game in Wyoming County has become law. The bill (S. 2385) passed the Senate in March with unanimous support and was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo late Wednesday night.

“Hunting large game by rifle is legally practiced across much of New York but until now has been unavailable to Wyoming County’s sportsmen. This law ensures that Wyoming County will continue to be a top destination for hunters and outdoor enthusiast, bolstering the County’s economy and enhancing its growing tourism industry,” Gallivan said.

August 4, 2011
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Senator Golden writes to Postmaster General to Save Ovington and Brighton Finance Stations

Senator Golden wrote the attached to the Postmaster General and CEO Patrick Donahue to save the Ovington and Brighton Finance Stations for his district.

August 4, 2011
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Fresnel Lens Building Grand Opening Ceremony at Fire Island

Senator Owen H. Johnson assisted in the ribbon cutting at the Fresnel Lens Building Grand Opening Ceremony on July 22, 2011.  Members of the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society and the National Park Service were among those who joined in the celebration.  The Fresnel Lens Building is now the home of  the First Order Fresnel Lens; a beacon that guided mariners into New York Harbor.  For many European immigrants, the Fire Island Light was their first sight of land upon arrival to America.

August 4, 2011
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