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Remembering September 11

To assist you and your family in honoring the victims of September 11 th, as well as the brave men and women in our military who fight to defend our nation’s freedoms, I have provided information below about the special “New York Remembers” exhibitions taking place throughout New York State. I hope that you are able to participate in one of these important events.

 

 

Thirty “New York Remembers” 9/11 Exhibitions Across the State

September 9, 2011
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September 9, 2011
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Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson Attends United Nation's Security Council Meeting

On August 26, 2011, Senator Hassell-Thompson attended the United Nation's Security Council meeting on peacekeeping which was presided over by Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN.  Please read page 2 of the attached article as reported in The South Asian  Times

September 9, 2011
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REMEMBERING SEPTEMBER 11

 

Dear Fellow New Yorker:

It’s hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the September 11th terrorist attacks. Like you, I remember where I was on that crisp and clear morning, how we frantically called our friends and family who worked in Lower Manhattan, and how we all watched in horror as the towers fell.

More than 3,000 people died on September 11th, many of whom lived within my Senate district and in the districts of my neighboring Senate colleagues. I attended two to three funerals a day in the weeks following those horrific attacks, and I will never forget the strength and courage of the families of those who perished.

September 9, 2011
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Statement from Senator Lee M. Zeldin RE: 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2001

“On the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2001, we all honor and remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day,” said State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley).

9/11 will forever remain a day of reflection for all Americans, one now ingrained in the American psyche for generations to come. Not only must we remember the tragedy and terror of the day, but also the courage and great sacrifice of those first responders who answered the call when their fellow Americans needed them most.

September 9, 2011
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FEMA Recovery Center to Open Saturday September 10 in Pomona

A FEMA disaster recovery center will open on Saturday, September 10 at the Provident Bank Stadium in Pomona. FEMA representatives as well as personnel from the New York State Department of Labor and the Small Business Administration will be on hand to guide residents through the application process. Anyone who has not yet registered for assistance should call FEMA at FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)or go online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

September 9, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH CONGRATULATE POP’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE FOUNDER ON ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SEASON

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough recently congratulated Merrick resident Dr. Keith Pastuch, founder of the POP’s softball league, on another successful season. 

September 9, 2011
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Remembering 9/11

"With this Sunday marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I wanted to inform you about some of the ways the community will be joining together to honor the memories of those who were lost. 

September 9, 2011
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New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith Stands with the President for Aggressive Job Creation

 Statement from Senator Malcolm A. Smith     New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith Stands with the President for Aggressive Job Creation "I applaud President Barack Obama and support his vision to pass the American Jobs Act. In an economic recession of unparalleled proportions that has left millions of Americans unemployed, the President has provided decisive leadership, presenting a bold and innovative jobs plan that is poised to have an immediate impact. Combining a mix of tax cuts and strategic spending the President has put together a package that will supply a needed boost in hiring and give a jolt to the U.S. economy.

September 9, 2011
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Senator Gianaris speaks at UCCA's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.

The ceremony took place in McManus Park.

September 9, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Speaks with Children During a 9/11 Memorial Program at Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse

Senator John DeFrancisco attended a memorial ceremony at Most Holy Rosary School in Syracuse on September 9th, where students and staff honored the victims of 9/11 through prayer and song.  Students held up American flags, sang "God Bless The USA" and particpated in a moment of silence.  There was also a new flag raising.

September 9, 2011
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CON EDISON TO CUSTOMERS: BEWARE OF SCAMMERS AND IMPOSTERS

Con Edison warns its customers to beware of scammers and imposters claiming to be Con Edison employees.

 

To prevent getting ripped off, Con Edison advises customers to be on alert if anyone asks you by telephone to arrange for prepaid credit cards as payment for your bill, or of sending money to any out-of-state address. These types of payments are not authorized by Con Edison.

 

We are also advising customers to never arrange payment or divulge account or personal information over the telephone, unless you are certain that you are speaking to an authorized Con Edison representative.

 

September 9, 2011
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Affected Taxpayers, Tax Preparers and Relief Workers In Counties Declared Disaster Areas Among Those Provided Extra Time To Pay and File Taxes

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced the extension of certain tax filing and payment deadlines for affected taxpayers, tax preparers and relief workers in counties that were declared disaster areas by President Barack Obama.

The deadlines for most filings and tax payments have been extended to October 31, 2011. The deadlines for withholding payments and Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax payments have been extended to September 12th, 2011. There are no extensions for payments required to be made through the Prompt Tax system for sales tax, prepaid sales tax and excise tax on motor fuel and diesel motor fuel and the petroleum business tax.

September 9, 2011
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