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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & RED CROSS SPONSOR FREE CITIZEN CPR COURSE IN FREEPORT

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (back right), Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick, back left), and Red Cross Instructor Antoine Mobley (back center) watch as (front l-r) Sean Lochner, Carl Bloom, and Dustin Cole of Pack 239 in Seaford practice the hands-only CPR techniques they learned at the free citizen CPR course.

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently teamed up with the American Red Cross to offer a free citizen CPR course. The course, which was held at the Freeport Recreation Center, taught residents what to do in a situation where someone needs CPR.

October 25, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol"--for the week of October 24, 2011

Many Albany observers agree that it's already been a pivotal year in New York State government.  But the challenges have never been greater and there's a heavy workload still facing the State Legislature.  Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

October 25, 2011
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2011 HALLOWEEN WALK & FAIRYTALE FOREST

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden today announced plans for the 16th Annual Halloween Walk & Fairytale Forest scheduled for Monday, October 31, 2011 from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Owl’s Head Park, located at 67th Street and Colonial Road.

The annual event will feature the Haunted Walk, the Fairytale Forest, a pumpkin patch, sand art, a costume contest and much more. The event will also feature rides for the children, pony rides, face painting, sand art, a Trackless Train Ride and “Dracula’s Food Court”. New this year will be a very special visit from “The Batmobile”.

October 25, 2011
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SEN. YOUNG NAMED TO FARM BUREAU’S “CIRCLE OF FRIENDS”

OLEAN – In recognition of her continued efforts to help New York State farmers grow and create jobs, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) has once again been honored by the New York Farm Bureau with its “Circle of Friends” recognition.

The prestigious legislative award is based upon Senator Young’s voting record on issues of importance to New York agriculture and other evidence of legislative support, including sponsorship of bills that Farm Bureau has either supported, or opposed, throughout the 2011 Legislative Session.

October 25, 2011
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I-86 BRIDGE RENAMED AFTER JAMESTOWN’S WORLD-RENOWNED NATURALIST ROGER TORY PETERSON

JAMESTOWN – The memory of Jamestown’s Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world’s best known naturalists of all time, was celebrated at a bridge christening ceremony on Friday.

State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean), who sponsored legislation to name the bridge, Assemblyman Andrew Goodell (R,C-Chautauqua) and community leaders unveiled signs that will be placed on the Interstate 86 span over Falconer-Kimball Stand Road/County Route 138.

The dedication was held at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, which attracts visitors from around the country.

October 25, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO MEETS WITH RESIDENTS AT MERRICK FALL FESTIVAL

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo is pictured as he speaks with some of the local residents who visited with him during the Merrick Fall Festival.

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently participated in the annual Merrick Fall Festival, where he spoke with Merokians about a host of different issues and offered information about various state programs and services.

Now in its 21st year, the Merrick Fall Festival is an annual community tradition sponsored by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce. The Festival showcases the small businesses and services in the Merrick community, as well as provides entertainment and fun activities for local families. 

October 24, 2011
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Open Memo to My Senate Caucus Colleagues

To: Members of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/ Latino Caucus

From: Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Date: October 24, 2011

Re: Our Show of Unity

This memo is to congratulate my Senate colleagues who serve as Members of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus: Senator Adriano Espaillat, Chair; Senator Gustavo Rivera, Vice-Chair; and Caucus Members Senator José Peralta, Senator Martin-Malavé Dilan, and Senator José M. Serrano. I congratulate all of you for showing real unity on behalf of our Caucus and our community by not attending the so-called Legislative Hispanic Unity Conference that was organized by our Senate Majority (Republican) Leader Dean Skelos.

October 24, 2011
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Hundreds Attend Unidad Latina Conference Hosted by State Senate and Hispanic Federation

The first annual Unidad Latina conference held in New York City this weekend was an enormous success that brought together hundreds of people from the Hispanic community in New York, including leaders from business, education, health care and government to discuss ways to promote economic growth and job creation.  The conference was organized by the New York State Senate and the Hispanic Federation.

October 24, 2011
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HUNDREDS ATTEND UNIDAD LATINA CONFERENCE HOSTED BY STATE SENATE & HISPANIC FEDERATION

Discussions Focus on Business Growth & Job Creation

 

The first annual Unidad Latina conference held in New York City this weekend was an enormous success that brought together hundreds of people from the Hispanic community in New York, including leaders from business, education, health care and government to discuss ways to promote economic growth and job creation.  The conference was organized by the New York State Senate and the Hispanic Federation.

 

October 24, 2011
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Senator Breslin Reminds Residents of Energy Assistance Program as Cold Weather Closes In

(Albany, NY) Before the thermometer drops and fall gives way to winter, Senator Neil D. Breslin (D-Delmar) would like to remind Albany County residents of the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This federally funded program helps millions of low income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes that pay a high proportion of household income for energy, in paying their energy bill.

October 24, 2011
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LaValle Secured Funds: Agricultural Consumer Science Center Breaks Ground, Equals Jobs and Economic Growth

October 24, 2011 – Nearly one year after announcing the open bidding process for the construction of a new Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) at the Stony Brook University Calverton Business Incubator, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., was joined by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and other local dignitaries  to celebrate the groundbreaking and construction advancement of the planned Center. The project expected completion date is summer 2012.

October 24, 2011
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Agricultural Consumer Science Center Breaks Ground

October 24, 2011 – Nearly one year after announcing the open bidding process for the construction of a new Agriculture Consumer Science Center (ACSC) at the Stony Brook University Calverton Business Incubator, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., will be joined by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and other local dignitaries on Monday, October 24 to celebrate the groundbreaking and construction advancement of the planned Center. The project expected completion date is summer 2012.

October 24, 2011
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Statewide Public Notification System Will Help Locate Missing Vulnerable Adults

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF STATEWIDE ALERT SYSTEM FOR MISSING VULNERABLE ADULTS

October 24, 2011
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ONE WEEK REMAINING TO REGISTER FOR FEMA DISASTER AID & LOW INTEREST LOANS FROM US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - DEADLINE OCT. 31

 

Senator Lanza reminds Staten Islanders who were affected by Hurricane Irene that there is less than one week remaining before the Oct. 31 deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management for possible disaster assistance.

October 24, 2011
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Senate and Hispanic Federation Hold Unidad Conference To Focus On Economic Opportunities For Hispanic Community

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was proud to take part in two-day economic conference, entitled “Unidad Latina,” that the New York State Senate and the Hispanic Federation recently held in New York City.  The conference was an opportunity to discuss ways to increase economic opportunities for the growing Hispanic community in New York.

October 24, 2011
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OPEN MEMO TO SENATOR DEAN SKELOS

To: New York State Senator Dean G. Skelos

From: New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Date: October 24, 2011

Re: First Legislative Hispanic Unity Conference

As everyone already knows, the Six New York State Hispanic Senators unanimously boycotted your Unidad Latina Legislative Conference that you organized in an attempt to garner the support of New York’s Hispanic Community.

I also hear that your so-called Unity Conference was not only boycotted by all Hispanic Senators, but by all of the elected Hispanic officials from New York State. Only some Republicans and Democrats who are not Hispanic attended.

October 24, 2011
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