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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS MEPHAM STUDENTS FOR HELPING “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

            Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (center) visits Mepham High School to thank students for collecting toys for his “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

December 19, 2011
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Senator Patty Ritchie 2011 Year in Review

I listened to the people of Central New York and Northern New York and stood up to cut taxes, stop runaway spending and bring common sense to Albany—all part of an effort to get New York back on track, create jobs and more opportunity. In the end, as the New York Post declared, “the taxpayers” are the winners.

December 19, 2011
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FOREST LAKE STUDENTS HELP SENATOR FUSCHILLO “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” FOR CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL

           Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo visits Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh to thank Principal Maureen Goldberg and her students for collecting toys for his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.  

December 19, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco at Liverpool Legends Premiere

Senator John A. DeFrancisco attended the Liverpool Legends premiere of "An Introduction to the Town of Clay" on Monday, December 12, 2011, at the Liverpool Library.  Pictured with him in the photo are Host and Narrator Linda Loomis, Clay Town Supervisor Damian Ulatowski, Town Historian Dorothy Heller, Clay residents Patricia Hafner Lonergan, Heidi Hafner Schauer and Elaine Graves Smith, Liverpool Library Board Member Tim Dodge and Clay resident Lyle Young.

December 19, 2011
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New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2012

TAX CUTS AND PROPERTY TAX CAP HIGHLIGHT NEW JANUARY 1ST LAWSMiddle class tax cuts that will reduce tax rates for millions of hardworking taxpayers and the two-percent property tax cap highlight new state laws that will go into effect on January 1, 2012.The recently enacted tax cuts will reduce tax rates on middle class taxpayers to their lowest levels in more than 50 years (Chapter 55, L.2011). About 4.4 million middle class taxpayers will receive a total of  $690 million in personal income tax relief.

December 19, 2011
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SENATOR GREG BALL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH FIDDLER’S GREEN PUB

Carmel, N.Y. – (12/16/2011) – On Friday night, Senator Greg Ball, (R, C – Patterson), celebrated 30 years of successful business with the owners, the Feighery family, of Fiddler’s Green Pub in Carmel.

December 19, 2011
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Senator O'Mara holding community meeting later today in Newfield

Newfield, N.Y., December 19—New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) reminded area residents that he will hold a community meeting later today in the town of Newfield (Tompkins County).

Today's meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Newfield Town Hall (166  Main Street).

December 19, 2011
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Rural Resources Commission unveils second edition of 'Rural Futures'

Albany, N.Y., December 19—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), who earlier this year was appointed to serve as one of 10 state legislators on the joint, bipartisan  Legislative Commission on the Development of Rural Resources, announced today that the commission's second edition of "Rural Futures" is currently available on his Senate website.

December 19, 2011
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Applied Sciences Campus on Roosevelt Island

(New York, NY)- State Senator José M. Serrano  joined Mayor R. Bloomberg, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Council Member Jessica Lapin, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, New York City Economic Development President Seth W. Pinsky, Cornell University President David J. Skorton, and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology President Peretz Lavie  to announce that Cornell University and the Technion Institute of Israel have been chosen to build an Applied Sciences and Engineering campus on Roosevelt Island.

December 19, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN BONACIC

On SAGE Recommendation for Belleayre 

December 16, 2011
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Senator Golden Sponsored Legislation to Become State Law January 1, 2012

I thought to bring to your attention that two bills sponsored by Senator Marty Golden in the State Senate are among the highlights of the new state laws that will go into effect on January 1, 2012.

*A requirement that dental health facilities possess automatic external defibrillators on their premises (Chapter 65, L.2011, Sen. Golden).

*A ban on the sale of hookahs, water pipes, and shisha to minors (Chapter 131, L.2011, Sen. Golden). “Shisha” is any product made primarily of tobacco smoked or intended to be smoked in a hookah or water pipe.

December 16, 2011
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THE PATCH: BALL BELIEVES THAT RECENT MTA AUDIT DOESN’T GO DEEP ENOUGH

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

While the state comptroller’s office recently released audit findings showing abuse in overtime and payroll within Metro-North, state Sen. Greg Ball wants another audit for the MTA that would be deeper.

December 16, 2011
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Senator Carl Marcellino Recognizes Students For their Commitment to Raising Money for Midnight Run

ST. DOMINIC HIGH SCHOOL PARTICIPATES IN

MSG VARSITY/CABLEVISION POWER TO LEARN CHARITY CHAMPIONS PROGRAM

December 16, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending December 18th, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, an update on this year's Coats for Kids Winter Clothes Drive, Fleet Feet Sports Rochester opens its second location, and upcoming events this week in the 56th District. Click the link below to read this week's Community Connection in full-screen.

December 16, 2011
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Senator Marcellino Joins Girl Scouts "Holiday Magic" Event

State Senator Carl Marcellino joined members of Service Unit #13 of the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County, Junior Troop 3696 and Cadet Troop 3838 at their “Holiday Magic” event on Saturday 03 December, 2011 at the Huntington Elks Lodge on Main Street, to help prepare Christmas and Hanukkah packages for the Veterans at the Northport Veterans Hospital as well as the Family Service League of Huntington, at which gifts were wrapped, marked and sent on their way after the girls donated two ½ boxes of toys for the U.S. Marine Corps ‘Toys for Tots’ program in which the Huntington Elks are dedicated supporters.

December 16, 2011
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We Mourn The Loss of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

“My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to the family of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski,” Senator Owen H. Johnson said.  “Police officers put their lives on the line for us every day with acts of bravery and heroism, and we pause at this time to truly appreciate Officer Figoski's sacrifices.”

December 16, 2011
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: SENATOR BALL TO GIVE HYDROFRACKING TALK TO LEWISBORO LIBRARY

 

State Senator Greg Ball, 40th District, will be giving a presentation at the Lewisboro library at 15 Main Street on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., on hydraulic fracturing, also known as hydrofracking or fracking. Hydrofracking is the controversial process of extracting natural gas from gas shale deposits.

December 16, 2011
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WESTFAIR ONLINE: UTILITIES PLEDGE BETTER COMMUNICATION IN STORM AFTERMATH

 

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Power restoration delays experienced by thousands of Hudson Valley residents following Tropical Storm Irene and the Halloween weekend snowstorm were largely the result of communications breakdowns and a lack of manpower, according to the region’s utilities providers.

December 16, 2011
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LOHUD: PUTNAM’S $8M IN JOBS FUNDS TARGETS PHARMA FIRMS, NATURAL RESOURCES

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

CARMEL — The recent announcement of more than $8 million from the state to fund job creation in Putnam County includes money to attract two pharmaceutical companies as well as helping a homeland-security training company set up in a space formerly occupied by a Christian publishing company.

December 16, 2011
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Thanksgiving Food Drive A Huge Success!

Dear Friends:

Over three tons of food was donated to my Thanksgiving Food Drive!  At five collection sites throughout the 4th Senate District, generous donations totaling 6,274 pounds of food was collected and delivered to Long Islanders in need. Thanks to your overwhelming response, generous donations helped stock the many food pantries and soup kitchens in our community that have difficulty keeping up with the demand.  We were able to supplement over 4,902 meals for Long Islanders who desperately needed our help. 

December 16, 2011
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