Issues: Miscellaneous

13th Annual Ugly Tie and Purse Luncheon

On Friday, May 13th, Senator had the privilege to judge the 13th Annual Ugly Tie and Purse Luncheon. This event, which benefits St. Joseph's Villa, was attended by 270 people and emceed by 13 WHAM's Doug Emblidge. Congratulations to all the winners of this year's luncheon! Prizes were handed out for the ugliest homemade and store bought ties, along with the ugliest homemade and store bought purses. For more information on the great work that St. Joseph's Villa does, visit their website at https://www.stjosephsvilla.org/. Senator Robach is pictured with the group from Summit Federal Credit Union.

May 13, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending May 15th

Here is Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, May 15th. In this week's edition, new legislation regarding high-speed car races, the Hilton Girls Lacrosse Team goes pink for breast cancer awareness, and some of the events taking place around the district in the coming week.

May 13, 2011
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SUNY Empire State College Opens Troy Location

(TROY, N.Y. – May 11, 2011) - SUNY Empire State College today held an open house to recognize the college’s brand new 35th location: 216 River St., Troy, N.Y. 

Click here to learn more about the opening of the new Empire State College location in Troy.

May 13, 2011
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Senator Lee Zeldin Restores State Grant Process for The Patchogue Village Sewer Project

Patchogue, NY-  State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced today that he has succeeded  in reviving the state grant process for the Village of Patchogue sewage pump station.  The Village of Patchogue had been in the process of receiving two $500,000 grants for the sewer project, until the former State Senate Democratic Majority directed the New York State Dormitory Authority to cancel the application 11 days before Senator Zeldin took office.

May 12, 2011
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Senator Owen H. Johnson Announces Construction Grant Awards to Six Public Libraries Serving the 4th Senate District

    Senator Owen H. Johnson announces that construction grants have been awarded to six Public Libraries serving the 4th Senate District.   The funds will enable the libraries to complete many interior and exterior renovations and improvements.     The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2010 State Budget. The following libraries serving the 4th Senate District and receiving grant awards include:•    Connetquot Public Library, $55,000•    Copiague Memorial Public Library, $90,000•    Deer Park Public Library, $55,000•    Islip Public Library, $120,000

May 12, 2011
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"Legislative Report" from Senator Tom O'Mara (recorded on May 11, 2011)

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) examines recent reports of waste and inefficiency in many state agencies and previews some of the top issues expected to dominate the final weeks of this year’s legislative session on his online “Legislative Report” this week.

May 12, 2011
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Senators Carlucci, Maziarz, Ball and Parker Hold Hearing on Nuclear Power Contingency Plans: Live Link

 

  I am  hosting a hearing focusing on the safety of New York’s nuclear power plants and their contingency plans in the event of a natural disaster as well as the importance of Grid reliability.  To watch now click here:

http://www.nysenate.gov/event/2011/may/12/examine-contingency-plans-indian-point-power-plant-case-natural-disaster-well-asse

May 12, 2011
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Capitol Report with Senator John DeFrancisco, 5/10/11

Senator DeFrancisco discusses an Independant Redistricting Commission, civil liberty bills, and gas taxes.

May 12, 2011
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Senator Rivera, Assembly Member Castro and Council Member Cabrera Met with Constituents at Town Hall Meeting

Bronx, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx), Assembly Member Nelson Castro (D-Bronx) and Council Member Fernando Cabrera (D-Bronx) held a Town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 11 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Bronx Works Morris Senior Center. They met with community members to discuss a wide range of local, state and federal issues of concern to the residents of their overlapping districts.

May 12, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS RESIDENTS FOR DONATING OVER 3,000 POUNDS OF FOOD FOR FAMILIES IN NEED

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today thanked local residents for donating over 3,000 pounds of food for families in need.

May 12, 2011
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Sen. Farley Meets Johnstown Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farey (R, C, I - Schenectady) met with students from Anne Bagot’s Johnstown High School class on May 9th when they came to Albany for a tour of the Capitol. Those on the tour included: Eric Brower, Jared Brower, Laura Bueltmann, Amanda Cline, MaryBeth DeCuyke, Mallory Hansen, Abigail Heroth, Emma Heroth, Brynn Hlozansky, Alex Hollister, Hannah Keener, Marketa Lapackova, Andrew Licciardi, Pierre Mevel, Brittney Oathout, Tayna Orlyk, Sarah Pinger, Jason Roth, Brett Schlesier, Taylor Smiek and Alexis Swatt.

May 12, 2011
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May 15, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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May 15, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Local public libraries awarded grants

Albany, N.Y.—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C-I, Corning) and Assemblyman Christopher Friend (R, Big Flats) announced today that public libraries in Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates counties have been awarded state library construction grants.

May 12, 2011
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AIDS Walk New York

8:30 a.m. Sign-In

9:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony Begins

10:00 a.m. AIDS Walk New York Begins

This is a 10 kilometers / 6.2 miles walk.

May 15, 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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