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Queensbury mother honored as 'Woman of the Year'

By JON ALEXANDER jalexander@poststar.com | Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2011 4:03 pm

QUEENSBURY -- The mother of a local suicide victim has taken the offensive against prescription drugs with potentially harmful side effects, and her work is getting statewide attention.

Kate Miller’s son, Cody, took his life in 2007 — 17 days after beginning a regiment of Singulair to treat seasonal allergies. Cody was an underclassman at Queensbury High School.

May 31, 2011
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Forever wild, meet forever viable

Press-Republican -- May 28, 2011

May 31, 2011
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Watch the Women of Distinction ceremony honoring Karen Richmond

Karen Richmond, executive director of the Children's Home of JeffersonCounty, is honored as a 2011 Senate Woman of Distinction. Richmond wasnamed for the honorary title by State Senator Patty Ritchie.

May 27, 2011
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Community Connection for May 29, 2011

Click the link below to download the Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, May 29th. In this week's special issue to honor Memorial Day: a brief history of Memorial Day, events taking place to honor the holiday on Monday, and a recap of the 2011 Women of Distinction ceremony held in Albany earlier this week.

May 27, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Named Rising Star in New York Government

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Albany newsmagazine The Capitol has named Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, a rising star in New York government and politics in its annual “40 Under 40” section. The list acknowledges men and women whose impact has already been felt early in their careers and who possess high potential for the future.

“There is a lot of work that needs to be done in Albany and in Western New York, and I appreciate The Capitol for recognizing me as someone who can get the job done,” Senator Kennedy said.

May 27, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMES COMMUNITY ACTIVIST ELAINE DELANEY 2011 “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, 22nd District) recently honored Public School 186 Parent Coordinator and community activist, Elaine Delaney for her outstanding work on behalf of our neighborhood and many causes, with special recognition from the State Senate as a 2011 New York “Woman of Distinction.” Senator Golden presented the award to her at a special event held in Albany earlier this week.

May 27, 2011
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AHRC Suffolk Arbor Day Celebration

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined in the Arbor Day Celebration at AHRC Suffolk’s Bohemia location on April 29, 2011.  A ceremonial tree planting took place with many participants and community members attending.AHRC Suffolk is a not-for-profit organization which has provided therapeutic programs and services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities for over 60 years.  Currently more than 2,500 people receive educational, vocational, residential and respite services through AHRC’s thirty-five facilities.Photograph:  Back row (left to right):

May 27, 2011
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER POR EL SENADOR REV. RUBÉN DÍAZ

27 de Mayo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER POR EL SENADOR REV. RUBÉN DÍAZ

 

El Alcalde de la Ciudad de New York Michael Bloomberg se ha unido al grupo de los millonarios que estan levantando dinero para comprarle la conciencia y el voto a algunos Senadores para que aprueben el matrimonio entre hombres con hombres y mujeres con mujeres en el Estado de New York.

Con esta acción el Señor alcalde se une al Señor Gobernador Andrew Cuomo enviandoles un mensaje a los legisladores y al público.

May 27, 2011
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Staten Island Advance Editorial: Justice on judges

It's hard to believe that it has been four years since the state Legislature finally gave Staten Island its own, separate judicial district after decades of rejecting calls for this borough's judicial independence.    Of course, partisan politics factored heavily into that steadfast refusal. Leaders of the Democratic-controlled Assembly preferred it that Staten Island was an appendage of Brooklyn's 2nd Judicial District because Brooklynites invariably elect judicial candidates nominated by the Democratic Party.    But in 2007, the Assembly finally relented and passed a bill creating the 13th Judicial District.

May 27, 2011
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IN THE NEWS: STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE - Put city under tax cap, Island electeds urge

With a property tax cap for homeowners across the state - except for New York City homeowners - taking center stage in Albany, members of the borough's delegation pointed to legislation they advanced earlier this year, co-sponsored by state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) and Assemblyman Michael Cusick (D-Mid-Island). It would cap the yearly growth of property taxes at either 2 percent or the level of the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less. Also from Lanza and Ms. Malliotakis is legislation calling for an independent audit of Metropolitan Transportation Authority finances. "The MTA consistently deals with a deficit of its own creation and consistently comes to the taxpayers with their hands out," said Lanza.

May 27, 2011
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Basic Mediation Training Course offered by NYCID this June - TWO free spots in the training will be awarded to SI residents

New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) is offering a basic 30-hour mediation training course from June 13th though June 16th in New York City. The course is being facilitated by Sequoia Stalder, Esq., Director of Conflict Resolution Services for NYCID.

 

May 27, 2011
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Fleet Week 2011

Saturday* 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. * Ships will be open for public tours with military displays on the pier. At 9 a.m., a special meet-and-greet for Boy and Girl Scout troops will be held. * From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Northeast Navy Pops Ensemble will perform in Tappen Park, Stapleton. * Also, from noon to 5 p.m., the Fleet Week Music Festival will feature live bands.

Sunday* 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. * Ships will be open for public tours with military displays on the pier. * 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: NYC Blood Center blood drive at the pier. * 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., U.S. Navy explosive ordnance disposal helicopter demonstration. * Noon to 5 p.m., Fleet Week Music Festival.

May 27, 2011
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Civil Rights Obstructionists

May 26, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz and Civil Rights Obstructionists

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement today in response to reports of New York City Mayor Bloomberg's speech about America's civil rights movement.

"It was disturbing today to hear Mayor Michael Bloomberg trivialize the suffering and agony of African Americans during the slave era by comparing it to the push to legalize homosexual marriage.

 

May 27, 2011
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Smith to Bloomberg: Keep Fire Houses Open

(Far Rockaway, NY)-  Senator Malcolm A. Smith (D-Far Rockaway) is calling for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to keep open Engine 328 in Far Rockaway and all of the fire houses around the City that are slated to be closed.  “Fire houses are essential to the safety of our community.

May 26, 2011
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ADDABBO: FAMILIES NEED MORE PROTECTION FROM CRIMINALS

Queens, NY, May 26, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) helped obtain passage in the Senate of a measure that would strengthen a law designed to prevent criminals from profiting from their crimes.

May 26, 2011
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ADDABBO ANNOUNCES BILL TO INFORM RESIDENTS OF PUBLIC WORK INTERRUPTIONS

Bill Mandates Protocols Cities Must Follow  

May 26, 2011
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State Senate will recognize local Civil War-era nurse as part of historical tribute

Albany, N.Y., May 26—To commemorate the state and national observances of the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War, area Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his colleagues in the New York State Senate will make an early induction into the Senate’s 2012 tribute to “Women of  Distinction” from throughout New York State’s history --  the Senate’s version of a New York State Women’s Hall of Fame.

May 26, 2011
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Free Screening of the Documentary Gasland

Please join Senator David Carlucci for a free screening of the powerful documentary Gasland on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Nyack Center, Nyack, New York.

May 26, 2011
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