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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN SALADINO WELCOME MASSAPEQUA EAGLE SCOUT TO STATE CAPITOL

        Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (R-Massapequa) recently welcomed Eagle Scout Anthony Clemente, Jr. of Massapequa to the State Capitol.

        Anthony, a senior at Massapequa High School and a member of Troop 776, was in Albany to view a working session of the State Legislature.

        Senator Fuschillo (third right) and Assemblyman Saladino (right) are pictured with Eagle Scout Anthony Clemente, Jr. (center) in the Senate Chambers during Anthony’s visit to the State Capitol. They are joined by (l-r) Anthony’s parents Connie and Anthony Clemente, Sr., his sister AnnMarie Clemente, and his Scoutmaster, Jim Rapp.

April 20, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending April 22, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, information regarding Recruit NY, upcoming events around the community, and honoring the girls basketball team from East High School. As always, click on the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

April 20, 2012
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Senator Gallivan Encourages Western New Yorkers to Participate in the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off

The National Prescription Drug Drop-Off will be hosting “drive-in, drop-off” programs at sites throughout Western New York this month. Senator Patrick M. Gallivan is strongly encouraging area residents who have any excess, unused, or expired prescription medications, or over-the-counter drugs, to take advantage of this opportunity to safely and securely dispose of them.

April 20, 2012
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SENATOR DEAN SKELOS WELCOMES THE ARRIVAL OF STEEL FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TO WEST HEMPSTEAD

I was pleased to partner with Assemblyman Ed Ra and Rosalie Norton of the West Hempstead Community Support & Civic Association in working to bring a piece of steel from the World Trade Center to West Hempstead. With twelve lives lost on September 11th from the West Hempstead community, it is only fitting that a memorable and lasting tribute be built and this piece of steel will be the centerpiece of this memorial when it is built.

 

April 20, 2012
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Brooklyn Community Access Television Taping


Senator Golden taping a show to air on Brooklyn Community Access Television with Bob Howe and Lori Perdone of the 3rd Avenue Merchants. The show's topic focused on the 2012 Summer Stroll to take place on 3rd Avenue this year.

April 20, 2012
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SENATOR BALL AND HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL HOST FREE ‘SENIOR SPRING CHECK UP’

 

Cortlandt, N.Y.  – (4/20/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) teamed up with Hudson Valley Hospital Center to offer seniors the perfect opportunity to take care of their health with a “Spring Check Up” Senior Health Fair. The fair was hosted on April 20 at the Muriel Morabito Community Center in Cortlandt Manor.

April 20, 2012
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Coming This Weekend: Your Chance to be a Hero

In communities like ours, neighbors are always willing to pitch in and help out during times of crisis.

Unfortunately, in recent years many communities across New York have seen a decline in the number of volunteers joining local fire departments and emergency squads.

With this in mind, many volunteer departments across the state are hosting open houses this weekend to help recruit new volunteers.

As part of an initiative called Recruit NY, these open houses will provide information about free training programs, responsibilities and what a typical day-in-the-life of a volunteer firefighter involves. You will also learn about some of the benefits you can receive from volunteering, like tax breaks offered by the state and some local communities.

April 20, 2012
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SENATOR GREG BALL & THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF WESTCHESTER HOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ROUNDTABLE

 

Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. – 4/17/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) along with the Business Council of Westchester hosted an economic development roundtable yesterday at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.

April 19, 2012
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Public Health Experts, Human Rights Advocates Join Senator Montgomery in Calling for Law Barring Use of Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution

Albany, NY: Public health experts, human rights activists and advocates for sex workers and the LGBT community, joined with NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) in calling for the passage of the Senator’s legislation (S.323/A.1008) that would barr the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution.

April 19, 2012
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GOVERNOR IMPLEMENTS BONACIC PROPOSAL ON FLOOD AID

In the wake of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, State Senator John Bonacic proposed three  initiatives to help flood victims:

 

April 19, 2012
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April 19, 2012
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Senator Bonacic Discusses State Funds to Help Flood Victims

Senator Bonacic Discusses State Funds to Help Flood Victims- April 19, 2012

April 19, 2012
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16 Nights In Bay Ridge - Memorial Day Parade Fundraiser

16 nights of fine dining in Bay Ridge's exclusive restaurants will be raffled off to raise money for the Memorial Day Parade.

April 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROVIDE SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS HELPING FOREST RANGERS

SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROVIDE SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS HELPING FOREST RANGERS    The New York State Senate today passed legislation that allows for the creation of a training program for volunteers interested in assisting the search and rescue operations of state forest rangers. The bill (S.553), sponsored by Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury), will enhance the safety of volunteers and the public during search and rescue operations in the Adirondacks, Catskills and other forested communities across the state.

April 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES BILL TO PROVIDE SEARCH AND RESCUE TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEERS HELPING FOREST RANGERS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that allows for the creation of a training program for volunteers interested in assisting the search and rescue operations of state forest rangers. The bill (S.553), sponsored by Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury), will enhance the safety of volunteers and the public during search and rescue operations in the Adirondacks, Catskills and other forested communities across the state. 

April 19, 2012
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Senate passes bill to provide search and rescue training for volunteers helping forest rangers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that allows for the creation of a training program for volunteers interested in assisting the search and rescue operations of state forest rangers. The bill (S.553), sponsored by Senator Betty Little (R-C-I, Queensbury), will enhance the safety of volunteers and the public during search and rescue operations in the Adirondacks, Catskills and other forested communities across the state.

April 19, 2012
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Senator Golden, Community and DOT Remove Safety Hazard

I received a message today that this detour sign has been at the corner of 72nd Street and 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn for about 3 weeks. I brought this complaint, that not only was it unsightly, but it was hazardous to the attention of the Department of Transportation, and they have responded and removed the signs and posts from the sidewalk. Thank you to the Department of Transportation and thank you to our neighbor who reported this.

April 19, 2012
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SENATE PASSES PET PROTECTION BILL

SENATE PASSES PET PROTECTION BILLMeasure Makes the Theft of Dogs or Cats A Felony    The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.    According to the American Kennel Club’s database of customer and media reports, there is a continuing trend of pet thefts in the United States, with a 49 percent increase in the number of pets reported stolen in the first seven months of 2011 as compared to 2010.

April 19, 2012
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