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2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade

This year's City of Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place Saturday, March 17th, beginning at 12:30. You can visit the official website of the parade by clicking here

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

PROPOSED 2012 Shuttle Bus Schedule

Free shuttle buses will run from 10:30am to 12:30pm from the end of the parade to near it's start at Plymouth Ave/Inner Loop - East Avenue area. These buses are provided so those participating in events at the county building can be taken to the parade's start after those events conclude.

When is the Parade?

March 17, 2012 and it starts at 12:30pm

March 14, 2012
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LOHUD: SEX OFFENDER STILL LIVING NEAR CARMEL SCHOOLS

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

CARMEL — Putnam County and state officials are still trying to find a new home for Lance Smith, a Level 3 sex offender who moved into an apartment in Carmel near schools and a school bus stop.

March 14, 2012
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DAILY CORTLANDT: CORTLANDT VOLUNTEERS NAMED WOMEN OF DISTINCTION

 

CORTLANDT, N.Y. – Two Cortlandt volunteers will be inducted into the first class of State Sen. Greg Ball’s Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

March 14, 2012
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SENATOR BALL: “I WON’T VOTE FOR ANY BUDGET THAT INCLUDES MICROSTAMPING”

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (3/14/12) -Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said he strongly opposes legislation (S-675B) that would include micro-stamping in the Senate budget proposal. Microstamping is an outright assault on the Second Amendment, results in a new onerous tax, and involved the expensive and invasive use of laser technology to engrave a microscopic marking onto the tip of the firing pin and onto the breech face of a firearm, so that spent cartridges give information about the firearm.

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SUNNY DAY IN MAHOPAC FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

 

Mahopac, N.Y.  – (3/11/12) – On Sunday, March 11th, Mahopac hosted its 36th  annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Pictured above is Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) with Carmel Girl Scout Troop 1096.

March 14, 2012
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Immigrant's Day of Action in Albany

(Albany, NY)- Senator Serrano met with the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and Little Sisters of Assumption from East Harlem for the Immigrants’ Day of Action in Albany.  These groups discussed the need for all immigrants to have access to higher education by passing the NY Dream Act that would provide financial aid services.   “The Dream Act is the opportunity for all immigrants to receive a college degree,” said Senator Serrano. “We need to support what is necessary for ambitious youths to excel in our society and boost our communities.  This legislation is a wise investment for New York and I fully support all the efforts of NYIC and Little Sisters of Assumption from East Harlem to ensure all immigrants have access to the American Dream.”

March 14, 2012
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Seward Leads Call For Flood Safety

ALBANY, 03/13/12 – The New York State Senate today adopted a legislative resolution calling on Governor Cuomo to declare March 12 – 17, 2012 as Flood Safety Awareness Week in the State of New York.

Senate resolution 3593 was sponsored by Senator James L. Seward R/C/I-Oneonta) in conjunction with the national awareness week recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“We are all painfully aware of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee late last summer,” said Senator Seward.  “Many communities across New York State, including in my senate district, suffered major flooding and continue to rebuild from the destruction.

March 13, 2012
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LaValle Bill Will Help Commercial Fishermen Save Fuel.

A bill (S.1456) to help commercial fishermen conserve fuel by allowing them to fish for five times the daily catch limit allowable under their fishing license in the aggregate over a period of seven days has passed the New York State Senate said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), the bill’s sponsor.

LaValle explained the reason for the legislation and said that the current price of fuel for running a fishing boat is extremely expensive and cost prohibitive and that fuel costs cut significantly into the already slim profits of fishermen.

March 13, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TO UNVEIL TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT MAHOPAC HS

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Friday, March 16th at 2:15 p.m.***

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THE PATCH: SEN. BALL AND CORTLANDT OFFICIALS HONOR SHEILA GUIDA AND MARIE TURNER

On Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m. a representative from Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) office will honor Sheila M. Guida and Marie Turner as the Town of Cortlandt’s nominations for his Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH RESULTSNY.GOV WEBSITE Website Would Increase Accountability of State Government Agencies

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH RESULTSNY.GOV WEBSITEWebsite Would Increase Accountability of State Government Agencies    The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S.3657), sponsored by Senator  Joseph Griffo (R-C, Rome), to create a new website, ResultsNY.gov, that would enable the public to review the performance of government programs to see how effectively agencies are spending tax dollars.   People visiting the site could also submit their own suggestions and recommendations on how to stop government waste and reduce state spending.

March 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES HONESTY IN PERMIT PROCESSING ACT

SENATE PASSES HONESTY IN PERMIT PROCESSING ACTBill Holds Government More Accountable and Facilitates Business Growth    The New York State Senate today passed legislation to help professionals and businesses by reducing delays in the issuance of permits, licenses and other approvals needed from state agencies. The Honesty in Permit Processing Act (S.2461), sponsored by Senator Tom Libous (R-C-I, Binghamton), would require state agencies to figure out and publicize the average time it takes to process permits. The bill would then give the agency a certain amount of time past the average to issue a permit or refund the application fee.

March 13, 2012
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State to Honor Outstanding Women: Senator LaValle Seeks Woman Of Distinction

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is seeking nominations from the First Senate District for the New York State Senate’s 15th Annual Women of Distinction celebration.   The event honors exceptional achievement, personal excellence, and outstanding, courageous, or heroic actions on the part of individual women from across the state.  

"In past years, honorees have joined me at a special reception in Albany to accept the “Women of Distinction” award,” said Senator LaValle.  “Award recipients have had the opportunity to meet with a cross section of women from senate districts throughout New York whose hard work and dedication have helped enrich our state and communities.”  

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March 19, 9:00 AM - March 30, 5:00 PM
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SENATOR BALL TO ADDRESS BUSING LAW AT KENNEDY ON MARCH 15

 

Parents concerned over potential reduction in transportation mileage

March 13, 2012
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2012 Legislative Survey

Senator Marcellino would like to get your opinion on a few important issues facing our state.

Please take a few moments to answer the following questions:

March 13, 2012
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SENATE PASSES 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”

The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

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LaValle Includes Port Jefferson Repowering in Senate Budget Bill

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) said today that he has included language in the Senate’s budget bill that, similar to a bill he passed last year, would provide an incentive for the repowering of old power plants by qualifying the old power plant sites eligible for participation in the State’s brownfield clean-up program.

The Senate’s Budget resolution says:

“The Senate advances legislation to encourage the repowering of aging power plants serving Long Island through providing incentives for such repowering via the Brownfield Cleanup Program …  This measure would protect the property tax base for schools and municipalities for many communities where such plants are sited…”

March 13, 2012
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SENATE ENACTS 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

The New York State Senate will act today on its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution that controls state spending, avoids new taxes, fees and unfunded mandates and helps create new jobs.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends slightly less than the Executive Budget.  The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

“The Senate’s Budget is a solid, responsible plan that controls spending, cuts taxes, and helps create new jobs,” said Senator Kenneth P. LaValle.

March 13, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Mark Grisanti

March 12, 2012 — Senator Grisanti discusses job creation, lower energy cost, local projects, hire veteran tax incentive, college tuition, Niagara Falls Air Base, 9/11 Bridge and environmental protection.

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