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Harvest Fest 2011

Celebrate Fall Brooklyn Style

Saturday, September 10, 2011

12:00pm - 6:00pm Paerdegat Park (Farragut Road and Albany Avenue)

Back to school supplies (while supplies last), food, music, children's activities, college bound information, cultural performances, and much much more!

September 10, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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SENATOR RITCHIE SEEKS OPINIONS ON CASINO GAMBLING

CLICK HERE to take the poll: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dE9pZjh6ZzluVXZhcUx2YjYzYkUxR3c6MQ

State Senator Patty is asking her constituents what they think about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s suggestion that New York should take a look at legalizing Las Vegas-style casino gambling.

“Advocates of legalized casino gambling, including a group that wants to build a casino in Alexandria Bay in the Thousand Islands, say casinos will bring more tourists and create jobs,” Senator Ritchie said. “Opponents worry about issues of problem gambling and its impact on families and communities.”

“That’s why I have created an on-line poll on my Senate website to give the people of Northern and Central New York an opportunity to advise me on what they think I should do when the Senate considers this idea,” Senator Ritchie said. “Governor Cuomo wants to start a statewide discussion about how our state should regulate casino gambling and where we should allow it, if we allow it outside Native American reservations.”

August 15, 2011
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Senator Farley Announced Two Local Sites for 9-11 Commemoration Exhibit

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam and City Center in Saratoga Springs will be two locations for "New York Remembers" exhibitions that will be held as part of the 9-11 commemoration. Thirty locations throughout the state will be open to the public starting the week of August 29th and continuing throughout September.

"We will never forget how the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th changed our lives. These exhibits will help us to remember that day and those loved ones we lost, and to reflect on the heroic service of volunteers and emergency service personnel. I encourage my constituents to take the time to visit these exhibits," Senator Farley said.

August 15, 2011
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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 14, 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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