Issues: Miscellaneous

Disaster Recovery Center Opened in Hauppauge for Suffolk County Residents & Businesses

Suffolk County, in conjunction with New York State and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), have joined forces to establish a Disaster Recovery Center to assist residents and businesses that have losses or damages caused by Hurricane Irene.  The centers are staffed with disaster recovery specialists who can provide information and answer questions about storm related disaster assistance and available low interest loans from the Small Business Administration. Individuals seeking assistance should register with FEMA first by calling the toll-free FEMA Hotline at 800-621-3362.  Applicants can also register online at DisasterAssistance.gov.

September 8, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Remembers September 11th

Dear Fellow New Yorker:It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the September 11th terrorist attacks.

September 8, 2011
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Hurricane Irene: Here's How We Can Help

Dear Neighbor,We are all well aware that Hurricane Irene has left a terrible path of destruction in its wake – not only up and down the East Coast, but in our own back yards. Many of our friends and neighbors have felt the brunt of the storm’s devastating winds and flooding, which have both taken a painful toll on lives, homes, and property.  As we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, many New Yorkers are also looking for ways to lend a helping hand.Once again, the American Red Cross is leading  a major effort to help individuals, families and entire communities recover in this time of need.  I encourage you to

September 8, 2011
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Newest Flooding Information

I am pleased to report that Schenectady County is now eligible for both municipal and individual FEMA assistance, same as Montgomery County. This means local governments, as well as homeowners, renters and businesses, can apply for FEMA aid. To register for FEMA assistance, call (800) 621-3362, or register online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov/

September 8, 2011
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Remembering 9-11

Sunday is the 10th annual commemoration of 9-11. I remember that day is if it happened yesterday. Shortly after the attacks, I was part of a delegation that went to Ground Zero. We toured the damage and met many emergency personnel. This was truly a devastating event, but the human spirit is amazing as Americans came together to help the victims of this tragedy. It is important to remember this event in order to honor the victims and rescue workers, and to reaffirm our commitments to prevent future acts of terrorism.

September 8, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits the "New York Remembers" Exhibit at the MOST

Senator John DeFrancisco attended the unveiling of the "New York Remembers" exhibit at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse.  On display is a battalion chief car from the FDNY headquarters at Metrotech in Brooklyn.  Several FDNY battalion chiefs were lost on 9/11.

September 8, 2011
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Senator Lee Zeldin Celebrates Purple Heart “Forever” Stamp

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I-Shirley) presented a poster commemorating the introduction of the Purple Heart stamp as a Forever stamp to Commander Ed Teller (above left) of American Legion Post 155, this past Tuesday, September 6, 2011.  Senator Zeldin (above right), who is also a member of the American Legion, is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.

September 8, 2011
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Thirty “New York Remembers” 9/11 Exhibitions Across the State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the New York State Museum, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum recently announced the locations for thirty "New York Remembers" exhibitions that are being organized as part of a statewide recognition of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

September 8, 2011
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"New York Remembers" exhibit highlights 9/11 anniversary

Senator George Maziarz joined Governor Andrew Cuomo, family members of victims, and first responders at the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College to commemorate the tenth anniversary of September 11th via the New York Remembers exhibition.  In the accompanying photo, Senator Maziarz poses with Mr. & Mrs. Len Castriano, Sr, who lost their son in the World Trade Center attacks.

September 8, 2011
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RECORD ONLINE: WOULD BURIED LINES HELP PREVENT POWER OUTAGES?

By Ken Hall

State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, plans to hold hearings in a few weeks to find out why power companies struggled to keep up with the damage from Hurricane Irene. Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, D-Kingston, might do the same.

September 8, 2011
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In Memory of 9/11

For Immediate Release

September 8, 2011

In Memory of 9/11

by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

There hasn't been a single day in the past 10 years that I haven't thought about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country and how it has changed our lives and our world forever.

Like most New Yorkers, it troubles me greatly that Mayor Michael Bloomberg intends to bar first responders and religious leaders from the NYC 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at Ground Zero.

September 8, 2011
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Senator Robach Supports 2011 Labor Day Parade

On Monday, Senator Robach in the 2011 Labor Day Parade. Senator Robach would like to thank all the supporters and kids who helped make this parade so successful. Thanks to the many members of our community who came out to support the parade!

September 7, 2011
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Federal Disaster Aid Now Available for Homeowners, Renters and Businesses in Suffolk County.

Suffolk’s residents and businesses are now eligible for the Individuals and Households Program, Crisis Counseling, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, USDA food coupons and distribution, USDA food commodities, Disaster Legal Services, the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Small Business Administration disaster loans.

“I am pleased that Washington extended this assistance to Suffolk County’s residents and businesses. I applaud Governor Cuomo for securing this aid and urge residents and businesses to take advantage of these programs,” said Senator Johnson.

September 7, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On NYC DEP Water Release Protocol

September 7, 2011
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