Issues: Miscellaneous

SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WANTAGH RESIDENTS IN CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY

          New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with the Wantagh community in celebrating Independence Day by marching in the Wantagh Fourth of July Parade.

July 4, 2011
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Independence Day 2011

My best wishes for a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July celebration.

And a reminder of the foundation of this proud national observance: America's Declaration of Independence.

July 4, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE

"Today, we celebrate the birth of our country and honor the ideal which makes America the greatest of all nations; freedom. Freedom is what makes America a beacon of hope for so many in the world. It brought families from all over the globe to our shores in search of a better life. Right now, people in other countries are fighting and dying for the freedoms we’ve been privileged to have for so very long. We must never forget that these freedoms do not come free. Generations of American men and women defended them against tyranny, oppression, and evil.

July 4, 2011
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FUSCHILLO BILL TO AID IN COLLECTION OF CHILD SUPPORT SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

             Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that Governor Cuomo has signed legislation he sponsored to help ensure that parents make their child support payments. 

July 1, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending July 3rd

Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending July 3rd features Fourth of July events around the district, facts and history of the holiday, and information about the upcoming Free Movies in the Parks which begin on July 12th. Click the link below to download a full screen version.

July 1, 2011
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Senator Gianaris greets people attending the 2011 Astoria Independence Celebration.

This event took place on Thursday, June 30 at the Astoria Park Lawn.

July 1, 2011
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Repeat Interview: Senator Gianaris to be a guest on WAMC's The Capitol Connection with Alan Chartock

This will be a repeat of Friday's interview discussing the end of this year’s Senate session, which culminated in the passage of same-sex marriage in New York State.

Check local listings or listen live at http://www.wamc.org/capcon.html

 

July 2, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Happy 4th Of July

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

July 1, 2011
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State DEC unveils new report on future of Marcellus Shale

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will unveil later today a new report on the future of the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry.

Read the June 30 DEC news release.

July 1, 2011
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Senator Farley Reflects on New York's Role in the Birth of This Nation

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) reflects on the birth of this nation and New York State's role in the development of our nation.

Independence Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

"As one of the original 13 states, New York played a key role in helping construct the freedoms and rights we all appreciate as Americans," Senator Farley said.

July 1, 2011
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SENATOR RITCHIE: NNY PRISONS SAVED

Praises Governor’s Common Sense Approach to Closing List State Senator Patty Ritchie today said she was relieved—but not surprised—that no Northern New York prisons were included on a list of correctional facilities that are to be closed, and she credited Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s common sense approach to saving taxpayer dollars.

"Saving Northern New York’s prisons wasn’t just about jobs—though that was critical to a region suffering under some of the highest rates of unemployment in all of Upstate New York—but also about looking out for the interests of New York’s taxpayers,” Senator Ritchie said.

June 30, 2011
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State Senator Malcolm A. Smith Kicks Off Seventh Annual Summer Employment Program

(St. Albans, NY)- New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-St. Albans) will once again launch the annual youth employment initiative, the Youth Business Network, formerly known as Biz Kidz. The innovative six-week employment program places fifteen local students at various businesses located throughout Queens.   “I realized that there was a great need for programs that not only give our young people working experience but also give them an opportunity to learn and exhibit skills that would allow them to become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Senator Smith.  “We as a community need to encourage our children to become the professionals of the future.”  The program employs students between the ages of 14 and 19.

June 30, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Hydraulic fracturing is an important issue that has raised hopes for a stronger economy as well as concerns about its impact on the environment.  For Upstate, especially the Southern Tier, safe drilling for natural gas has the potential to create thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in economic investment, as well as provide a new source of revenue for localities.  

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has been conducting a lengthy, deliberate and thorough review of the possible environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing. DEC has heard from the public, from advocates and from scientists and geologists.  

June 30, 2011
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Senator Gianaris speaks at press conference on legislation implementing use of roll down gates for storefronts.

This legislation was authored by Councilmember Vallone and will enhance the safety and aesthetics of the neighborhood.

June 30, 2011
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Senator Gianaris speaks at street co-naming of the "Julie Wager Way."

"Julie Wager Way" is a portion of Steinway Street in Astoria.

June 30, 2011
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Stapleton's Maurice Ray Wins Juneteenth Essay Contest: What Emancipation Means To Me

By MAURICE RAY

ADVANCE CORRESPONDENT

 

Editor's note: It was in the month of June 1863 that most people in the United States first heard of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Earlier this month, on June 17, state Sen. Diane Savino celebrated the document's historic significance with a first-time event called Juneteenth. Maurice Ray of Stapleton submitted a winning essay about what emancipation means to him. He was honored at the celebration, which was held in the new Carter Community Center in Stapleton. The essay appears below.

 

June 30, 2011
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New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith Joins Clergy and Leaders from around NYS to Announce Wedding Ceremony for Hundreds of Couples

(Bethpage, NY)-New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D- St. Albans), clergy and other public officials joined together to announce the region’s largest wedding ceremony being offered for free at Bethpage State Park on July 26, 2011 at 12 Noon. The day will be recognized as Marriage for All Day.  Over $300 Million worth of revenue will be pumped into the economy due to the influx of couples from across the nation that will come to New York City and Long Island to get married.  “History has been made in the State of New York. The Empire State has shown the world that we are ready for equality and that we really are One New York,” said Senator Smith.

June 30, 2011
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New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith Joins Clergy and Leaders from around NYS to Announce Wedding Ceremony for Hundreds of Couples

(Bethpage, NY)-New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D- St. Albans), clergy and other public officials joined together to announce the region’s largest wedding ceremony being offered for free at Bethpage State Park on July 26, 2011 at 12 Noon. The day will be recognized as Marriage for All Day.  Over $300 Million worth of revenue will be pumped into the economy due to the influx of couples from across the nation that will come to New York City and Long Island to get married.  “History has been made in the State of New York. The Empire State has shown the world that we are ready for equality and that we really are One New York,” said Senator Smith.

June 30, 2011
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Senator Gianaris to be a Guest on WAMC's The Capitol Connection

Senator Michael Gianaris will be on WAMC’s The Capitol Connection with Alan Chartock on Friday, July 1 at 10:30 pm . Senator Gianaris will discuss the end of this year’s Senate session, which culminated in the passage of same-sex marriage in New York State.

Check local listings or listen live at http://www.wamc.org/capcon.html

July 1, 10:30 PM - 11:59 PM
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