Issues: Miscellaneous

Help Those Affected By the Recent Tornadoes

Recent tornadoes have caused extensive damage throughout the heartland of America.  Five states (Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama & Georgia) have reported deaths, totaling at least 38 victims.  

Many local governments and voluntary agencies are providing shelter for disaster survivors displaced by the storms, but the road to recovery will be a long one and further assistance is always welcome. 

For those seeking a way to help out our fellow Americans in this time of need, I have provided a list below of some non-profit agencies and the different ways one can contribute.

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March 5, 2012
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LOHUD: MONEY FOR PEEKSKILL AMERICAN LEGION

 

Posted by: Mike Risinit

The Peekskill American Legion received an $18,000 state grant this weekend to help fix the foundation of its post on McKinley Street in the city and complete other repairs.

March 5, 2012
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Join the Fight to Protect Long Island’s Drinking Water

Dear Friends, Like many of you, I have concerns about the potential environmental impact of hydraulic-fracturing or hydro-fracking.

Hydro-fracking involves injecting water and sand along with chemicals into rock formations at high pressure to fracture the shale and release the natural gas trapped within it. The resulting flow back of liquid slurry is a dangerous mixture of chemicals that could, if not handled properly, contaminate the underground water supplies of nearby communities. The process has not been approved in New York and is currently a source of debate, much of it centering on that liquid slurry.

March 5, 2012
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Blood Drive- Freeport

   Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he is partnering with Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick), Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and the American Red Cross in sponsoring a blood drive on March 29th.

     The blood drive will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport, from 1 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, March 29th.

March 29, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, ASSEMBLYMAN MCDONOUGH, COUNCILWOMAN CULLIN & AMERICAN RED CROSS TO SPONSOR BLOOD DRIVE ON MARCH 29TH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that he is partnering with Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick), Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin, and the American Red Cross in sponsoring a blood drive on March 29th.

     The blood drive will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center, located at 130 East Merrick Road in Freeport, from 1 pm to 7 pm on Thursday, March 29th.

March 5, 2012
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DAILY MT. KISCO: SEN. BALL PUSHES LATEST MTA TAX REPEAL BILLS

 

by Alex Birsh

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. — The Bedford Hills train station held the sight of Sen. Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Sen. Lee Zeldin (R, C, I – Shirley) at the podium to publicly push their newest bills that they are trying to get passed in the New York Senate and Assembly, which would exempt municipal governments, schools and libraries from the MTA Payroll Tax that was partially repealed in December.

March 5, 2012
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of March 5, 2012

Many state government watchers agree that 2011 was a pivotal year in New York.  But with the new year underway, the challenges remain great and a heavy workload still faces the Legislature. Senator O'Mara will continue to offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues throughout 2012, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

March 5, 2012
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Town of Freedom Celebrates 200th Anniversary

At the December Town Board meeting for the Town of Freedom, Senator Catharine Young presented an official state Senate Resolution that commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Town to Town Supervisor Barbara George. Although not officially recognized as a Town until 1820 by decree of the State Legislature, the first residents of Freedom came in December of 1811. The Town held a Bicentennial Celebration back in August that included opening of a time capsule, a parade, and fireworks.

March 2, 2012
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Sinclairville 76ers

Senator Catharine Young joined federal and county officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate renovations made to the Sinclairville Firehall and Senior Center. The “Sinclairville 76ers” provide hot meals to 177 seniors at the Center, and deliver thousands of meals annually to homebound frail elderly. A $310,297 federal grant that was awarded through the state Housing Trust Fund brought the facility into compliance with the state building code. Nutrition Services such as those at the Sinclairville Center are the largest program administered by the state Office for the Aging. Locally, many dedicated individuals deliver services.

March 2, 2012
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Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Deparment Annual Installation Banquet 2.18.12

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) presented Yorkshire Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Mann (left) and Department President Jennifer Barber (seated) with a Senate Proclamation honoring the department on its 100th anniversary during its annual installation banquet on Saturday, February 18 at the Delevan Training Center.

March 2, 2012
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Leadership Allegany Graduating Class of 2012

Leadership Allegany, an initiative that works to create civic leaders, honored its second graduating class during a dinner at Moonwink’s Restaurant in Cuba, NY on Friday, February 18. Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) presented the keynote speech, recognizing the graduates, local organizations and program supporters. The Leadership Allegany Graduating Class of 2012 includes (front row left to right): Darlene Roloson, Andrea Mott-Hollamby, Trina LaFleur, Gina Kocsis, Norma Kerling and Pam Witter, director of development at Houghton College and Leadership Allegany coordinator.

March 2, 2012
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Allegany Engine Company's Annual Dinner Dance

During Allegany Engine Company’s annual dinner dance on Saturday, January 14, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) commended Allegany Fire Department President Jim Wilson (center) and Allegany Fire Department Chief Rick Stady (right) for the service provided by the department, particularly in incidents on Union Street on September 22, 2011 and on Mediterranean Avenue on October 30, 2011. Senator Young also honored the Village of Allegany’s Department of Public Works Crew for its assistance in the incident on Union Street. Members of the Fire Department recognized Senator Young for her outstanding commitment to the Allegany Fire Department and Allegany Rescue/EMS.

March 2, 2012
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Senator Golden is quoted in this press release in support of the Tax and Education Assistance for Children (TEACH) Act of 2012 introduced by Congressman Bob Turner.

New York – Congressman Bob Turner (NY-09) today introduced the Tax and Education Assistance for Children (TEACH) Act of 2012. The bill will provide a tax credit of up to 5,000 dollars for families who send their children to private schools and eliminate “double taxation” on parents who send their children to non-public schools.

“Today, I am introducing H.R. 4075, the Tax and Education Assistance for Children (TEACH) Act of 2012”, said Congressman Turner. “The TEACH Act will provide parents who send their children to non-public elementary and secondary schools a tax credit of up to $5,000 per year and effectively eliminate or minimize the effects of this ‘double taxation’.”

March 2, 2012
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Community Connection for Week Ending March 4th, 2012

In this week's Community Connection, information regarding income taxes and changes for this filing season, celebrating Black History Month at School #36, and upcoming events in the week ahead. Click the link below to download a full-screen PDF version.

March 2, 2012
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MISSING SOMETHING? ALBANY MAY BE HOLDING YOUR MONEY

*** NEW *** SEARCH ALL STATES FOR "UNCLAIMED FUNDS"

New York State may owe you money.

March 2, 2012
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Rev. Ruben Diaz refuta atribuciones hechas a la

Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York

Usted debe saber, que en esta ocasión, deseo tajante y firmemente rechazar, refutar, y negar toda referencia hecha a la Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York y a mi persona por grupos que han venido tratando de confundir al Ministerio hispano respecto a preferencias politicas en la República Dominicana.

March 2, 2012
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Senator Ritchie reads Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" to fourth graders at Parish Elementary School


Senator Ritchie reads Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" to fourth graders at Parish Elementary School.

 

 

 

March 2, 2012
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News and Views March 1st

On Thursday, March 1, Senator Robach was a guest on News and Views.Senator Robach was joined by Aaron Hilger, President of the Builders Exchange of Rochester.

March 2, 2012
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