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Celebrate Staten Island’s 350th Birthday with a Public Craft & Music Festival on August 22 and See the Empire State Building Light the Sky in Staten Island’s Colors – Blue, White & Orange

On August 22, 2011, the Board of SI350 will host a birthday celebration in recognition of the date the Dutch settled on Staten Island.

August 22, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Senator Montgomery Announces New Ethics Reforms

After strong support from Senator Velmaentte Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) to pass legislation earlier this year, the Public Integrity Act of 2011 has been signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The ethics reforms will help bring integrity, accountability, transparency and public confidence back to State government.

The ethics reforms will:

August 15, 2011
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Eastchester Seniors Complete Internship with Senator Klein

Two Eastchester High School seniors recently completed the school’s Wise Individualized Senior Experience (WISE) internship program at the Office of State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester).

August 12, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending August 14, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, an update on the Back to School Backpacks and Supplies Drive, the Caring and Sharing Junior Academy opens in Rochester, and some of the upcoming events around the district.

August 12, 2011
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Knicks Drills and Skills Clinic Senator Diane Savino and the New York Knicks Preach Activity and Academics at All Day Clinic

The New York Knicks and State Senator Diane Savino teamed up to with

75 kids from Coney Island Generation Gap to prepare them for the upcoming school year, the upcoming season and life.

Coney Island and basketball have serious history, and just a little bit more was made in early August as 75 kids from Coney Island Generation Gap got to train in basketball skills and drills with former Knicks players, coaches and trainers. Kasier Park’s newly paved basketball courts served as home court to the gathering.

Knicks former players and coaches, led the kids in passing, shooting, dribbling and teamwork drills all while extolling the importance of doing well in school.

August 12, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH SPONSOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR IN MERRICK

            New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently sponsored a hurricane & emergency preparedness seminar in Merrick.  

August 11, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Hauppauge High School Student

             Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently thanked Hauppauge resident Timothy Curran for volunteering his time as an intern in his district office.  Curran, a senior this coming fall at Hauppauge High School, has been working in Senator Flanagan’s office in order to gain some experience in government before heading to college next year.

August 11, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Delivers First Pitch For Long Island Ducks

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at a Long Island Ducks game before the team took on the Bridgeport Blue Fish at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip.  Senator Flanagan delivered the pitch to former New York Met player Bud Harrelson, who is an owner of t

August 11, 2011
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Honoring Local Volunteer!

Families from near and far flocked to the Andover Wetlands this past Saturday to take part in the Annual Andover Kids Fishing Contest.

August 11, 2011
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Parks Playmobile and Fitness Mobile to Visit Marine Park

Join Brooklyn’s Playmobile and Fitness Mobile for a day of fun-filled activities. Take part in sports, fitness and outdoor adventure activities!  Some of the activities include a potato sack races, jumbo tic tac toe and a fan favorite a big screen TV to play Dance Dance Revolution!

August 30, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Hartwick College To Host "New York Remembers" 9/11 Exhibition

ONEONTA, 08/10/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today applauded Governor Cuomo’s decision to include Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture as a site of one of thirty “New York Remembers” exhibitions statewide marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

August 10, 2011
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A Day at the Fair!

At a recent visit to the 169th Annual Cattaraugus County Fair, Senator Catharine Young had the opportunity to chat with Dairy Princess Taylor Dechow (Center) and Diary Ambassadors Taryn Dechow (left) and Jenna Martin (right).

August 10, 2011
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Senator Marty Golden, Laurie Dhue and 2011 WPFG Vice President Virginia Mewborn

Senator Marty Golden interviewed by Laurie Dhue on the WPIX Morning News regarding the upcoming 2011 World Police and Fire Games to be held in New York City starting August 26th.

Senator Golden was joined by 2011 WPFG Vice President Virginia Mewborn.

August 10, 2011
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SUNY2020 Maintains Affordability of SUNY System, Authorizes Millions in Capital Funding That Will Create Jobs and Grow Economy, Re-Establishes SUNY & CUNY as Economic Engines

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I – Port Jefferson), Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Higher Education Committee  lauded New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo for his leadership in recognizing that SUNY is an intricate part of New York State’s economic development strategy as landmark SUNY2020 legislation was signed into law today.

Senator LaValle said that New York State Senator and Majority Leader Dean Skelos made SUNY and the state’s students a top priority and he should be commended for partnering with the Governor and “ensuring we had a positive result.” Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver also played a pivotal role, LaValle said, in shaping the important new law.

August 9, 2011
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