Issues: Miscellaneous

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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Senator Marcellino & Island Harvest Food Drive

Together We Can End Hunger on Long Island!

Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with Island Harvest to collect food on  August 26th  from 2pm - 6pm  at the Stop & Shop located at 177 Forest Ave in Glen Cove.

August 9, 2011
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Governor Signs NYSUNY 2020 Legislation

(Albany, NY) Senator Neil D. Breslin (D – Delmar) is pleased to report that Governor Cuomo signed legislation to implement the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program and institute a rational tuition plan for SUNY. With this new law, New York State’s university system is now positioned to be a catalyst for economic growth across New York State, while also providing for a tuition plan that will keep a college education affordable for working families.

August 9, 2011
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August 13, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Help Senator Carlucci Collect Back to School Supplies for Students in Need

I am holding a school supply drive for students to make sure they go back to school prepared. The attached poster gives the details of the most needed supplies. Any donations I can get are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at my office at 95 South Middletown Road until September 7th. Thanks!

August 9, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."--for the week of August 8, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government. But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."

August 9, 2011
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ANIMAL FIGHTING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) today announced legislation that he co-sponsored (S3237-A), to increase penalties for those who have knowingly participated in animal fighting, was signed into law and will take effect in 30 days.

“The criminal organization and participation in the cruel activity of animal fighting unfortunately still takes place in New York State despite the penalties associated with it,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “This new law strengthens the current laws against animal fighting by ensuring that anyone who attends an animal fight will face tougher penalties. I commend Governor Cuomo for signing this bill into law.”

August 9, 2011
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September 11, 2011 A Day to Remember

1:00 P.M. You are invited to join Councilman Gentile to help display commemorative posters along the bike path. Each poster was handmade by a local student and honors a 9/11 victim. Meet at the 69th Street Pier for instructions.

4:30 P.M. Join Councilman Gentile at John Paul Jones “Cannon Ball” Park for a memorial ceremony featuring live music. (101st St & 4th Ave)

5:30 P.M. Immediately following the ceremony, join in a solemn procession along the bike path, sponsored by The Shore Road Parks Conservancy. We will all walk together and view the names of the 9/11 victims. The procession will end at the 69th Street pier. (No banners allowed in the procession)

September 11, 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS LOCAL OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS IN ANNOUNCING WITHDRAWAL OF AQUA’S APPLICATION FOR 150 FOOT WATER TOWER IN WANTAGH

           Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today joined with Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and other local leaders and residents in announcing that Aqua is abandoning its plan to build a 150 foot water tower in Wantagh.

August 8, 2011
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LaValle Urges Towns and School Districts to Opt-In on First Time Home Buyers Law.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has written to town supervisors and school superintendents urging participation in the First Time Home-Buyers program which has been extended until 2016 under legislation sponsored by LaValle and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this summer. LaValle pledged to seek extension of the law during his 2010 campaign.

August 8, 2011
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LaValle Urges Towns and School Districts to Opt-In on First Time Home Buyers Law.

LaValle Urges Towns and School Districts to Opt-In on First Time Home Buyers Law.New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle has written to town supervisors and school superintendents urging participation in the First Time Home-Buyers program which has been extended until 2016 under legislation sponsored by LaValle and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo earlier this summer. LaValle pledged to seek extension of the law during his 2010 campaign.

August 8, 2011
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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY RIFLE BILL PASSED

OLEAN- Chautauqua joined 36 other upstate counties in allowing rifle hunting for big game deer and bear, when Governor Cuomo signed the legislation recently.

August 8, 2011
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ADDABBO AND ATTORNEYS BRADY & MARSHAK TO CO-SPONSOR THE ANNUAL ARNIE MIG MEMORIAL CONCERT IN HOWARD BEACH

Queens NY, August 7, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo,  Jr. will co-sponsor, along with local elder law attorneys Brady & Marshak, an outdoor summer concert of swing music on Thursday, August 25 from 7-9 PM, at PS 232, 84th Street between 149th and 151st Avenues, Howard Beach.  Admission is free.  The event is rain or shine; in case of bad weather, the event will move indoors to the school auditorium.

August 8, 2011
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

More to Do

I love those local history books that show what our neighborhoods used to be like. I enjoy contrasting photos of wide open spaces, dirt roads and potato farms to where today stand shopping malls, highways, and supermarkets. It’s fascinating because this super-development actually didn’t begin that long ago. It was only after World War II, when our servicemen settled here with their families that Long Island’s population boom began.

August 8, 2011
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STATEN ISLAND FOOD TRUCK SUMMERFEST 2011 - Returning in August & Sept


A variety of food trucks will be located at the Midland Beach Turtle Circle from 12PM to 8PM on the following dates:

 

8/5, 8/6 and 8/7

8/19, 8/20 and 8/21

8/26, 8/27 and 8/28

9/2, 9/3, 9/4 and 9/5

(NO TRUCKS THE WEEKEND OF 8/12 – 8/14)

 

The flyer for Summerfest is attached.

August 8, 2011
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Statement From State Senator Jose R. Peralta On The Passing of Gov. Hugh Carey

“A great New Yorker has passed.  I extend my condolences to Governor Hugh Carey’s loved ones. For his leadership, courage and determination in the midst of the fiscal crisis, New York will forever be in Governor Carey’s debt.” 

August 8, 2011
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LOHUD: PART OF ROUTE 119 RENAMED TO HONOR LATE WHITE PLAINS DETECTIVE MICHAEL PERRY

 

Written by Richard Liebson

WHITE PLAINS — A section of Route 119 between the Westchester County Center and Main Street has been renamed Detective Michael Perry Memorial Highway in honor of the city police officer who died from a heart attack after chasing and capturing a larceny suspect last year.

August 7, 2011
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