Issues: Miscellaneous

Community Connection for Week Ending March 18th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Friday, March 18th. In this week's edition, how you can provide input on the New York State Budget, St. Patrick's Day celebrated in Greece, and some of the upcoming events around the district. Click the link below to download a full-screen version.

March 18, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT TO REPAIR LOCAL ROADWAYS

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today is

announcing that he is seeking community input in an effort to repair local

streets and roadways in the coming weeks following the cold days of winter.

Senator Marty Golden is asking local residents and community organizations

to report the presence of potholes, street cave-ins, depressions and

streets which require paving.

 

Senator Marty Golden stated, “This is the time for us as a community

to focus our attention on repairing the condition of the streets on which

we live, work and attend school. By contacting my office and advising my

staff and myself of areas that need attention, both those of street

March 18, 2011
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Senator Seward Seeks "Women of Distinction" Nominees

ALBANY, 03/18/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) announced today plans for the state senate’s 14th annual Women of Distinction celebration.

The senate will honor distinguished women from throughout the state at a May 24th Albany reception, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the exceptional contributions of exemplary New York women.

March 18, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout the year ahead, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

March 18, 2011
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Sen. Farley Greets McNab Elementary

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) greeted fifth grade students from Gloversville’s McNab Elementary School on March 15th when they came to Albany to tour the Capitol.

March 17, 2011
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We need a specific plan in the event of an earthquake at Indian Point

In light of the horrific recent earthquake and tsunami that caused the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan to have explosions and cooling failures, I have called on Indian Point to make all safety reports available to the public as well as their earthquake contingency plan.

According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Indian Point has the highest risk of earthquake damage in the country.

Indian Point provides 12 percent of all power generated statewide, but has long been a concern to residents in our area.  Given the recent tragedy in Japan, and the fact that Indian Point sits within two miles of two intersecting fault lines, we need to ensure that all possible safety measures are in place in the event of an emergency. 

March 17, 2011
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Senator Carlucci at Mental Hygiene Joint Budget Conference Hearing

Senator Carlucci Protects New Yorkers

with Developmental Disabilities

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) was appointed to the Mental Hygiene Joint Budget Conference Committee and participated in the first hearing today in Albany.  The purpose of this hearing is to bring the Senate and the Assembly together to discuss areas of similarities and differences in each house’s budget resolutions in an effort to come to a budget agreement.

 

March 17, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Senator Carlucci Calls for End to Deferral of Key Upstate Development Program

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit to Leverage $461 M in Upstate Investment; Create 1,600+ Jobs

 

(Albany, NY) Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today called for a reinstatement of an economic development program that would create more than $460 million in private investment and  more than 1,600 good-paying jobs in New York State.

 

The Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, sponsored by Independent Democratic Conference member Senator David J. Valesky, (D-Oneida) allows for an investment tax credit in order to spur development in distressed areas.

 

March 17, 2011
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El Primer “Abrazo Garifuna en Nueva York”

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

17 de Marzo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

El Primer “Abrazo Garifuna en Nueva York”

 

Bronx, NY – El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz, junto al Caucus Puertorriqueño y Latino del Senado del Estado de Nueva York, celebrará el Primer “Abrazo Garifuna en Nueva York.” Este evento honrara las contribuciones de la comunidad Garifuna-Americana a la Ciudad de Nueva York.

 

Esta actividad, solamente es por invitación, se llevará acabo hoy Jueves, 17 de Marzo de 2011 en el Restaurante Maestros Caterer’s ubicado en el 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York de 7:00 pm a 12:00 am.

 

March 17, 2011
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First “Abrazo Garifuna in New York”

PRESS RELEASE

March 17, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

First “Abrazo Garifuna  in New York”

 

Bronx, NY-Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, in conjunction with The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, will celebrate the First “Abrazo Garifuna in New York.”  This event will honor the contributions of the Garifuna-Americans to the fabric of New York City.  

 

March 17, 2011
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Statement From Senator Malcolm A. Smith

“My heart goes out to the people of Japan and their many loved ones during this devastating natural tragedy. Currently, there are still thousands of people unaccounted for and survivors are still being pulled from the rubbish. The Japanese community is a very vibrant and important part of New York City and our State, and we will do everything possible to aid them during this painful time.”

In the wake of the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the New YorkState Senate will be providing a web page to help provide New Yorkers withdifferent ways to donate to the Red Cross.

March 17, 2011
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Copiague Firemen at the Copiague School District Legislative Breakfast.

Senator Owen H. Johnson met with Copiague Firemen on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Copiague School District Legislative Breakfast.  Hundreds of concerned community members attended the breakfast at the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.Photograph from left to right are:  Angelo Licata, Commissioner; Daniel Campion Assistant Chief;  and Owen H. Johnson, NY Senator.

March 17, 2011
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Copiague Firemen at the Copiague School District Legislative Breakfast.

Senator Owen H. Johnson met with Copiague Firemen on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Copiague School District Legislative Breakfast.  Hundreds of concerned community members attended the breakfast at the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.Photograph from left to right are:  Daniel Campion Assistant Chief; Angelo Licata, Commissioner; Arthur Steigert, Commissioner; Owen H. Johnson, NY Senator; Julian Wellington, Chief; and Peter Sayevich, Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners.

March 17, 2011
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RITCHIE NAMED TO BUDGET COMMITTEES ON AGRICULTURE, JOBS

Getting To Work Immediately To Bridge Gaps Between Senate And Assembly PlansState Senator Patty Ritchie has been named to two key budget subcommittees,which will begin work immediately to negotiate differences between thebudget priorities of the Senate and Assembly.Senator Ritchie will serve on the Agriculture, Environmental Conservationand Housing Subcommittee, scheduled to be the first panel to begin workingat 9:30 AM  Wednesday, as well as the Economic Development Subcommittee.“Both the Senate and Assembly have taken strong stands for our farmers, butthere are differences in our plans.

March 17, 2011
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Top 10 Students from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Recognized.

Senator Owen H. Johnson met with the Top 10 Students from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School where he applauded their achievements at the annual Legislative Breakfast on March 12, 2011.  Hundreds were in attendance to show support for the school district and the community. Photograph from left to right:  Charles Leunig, Superintendent; Jeanette Altruda, Principal of the Walter G. O'Connell Copiague High School; Daniel Handy, Valedictorian; Emily Hall, Salutatorian; Jacob Ohrnberger; Nicole Mangels; Shanice McKenzie; Amber Perrier; Robert K. Sweeney, NY Assemblyman; Alex Attanasio; Stephanie Diegue; Alex Preda; Owen H. Johnson, NY Senator; and Wayne Horsley, County legislator.  Top 10 Student Maxwell Woelk was unable to attend.

March 16, 2011
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