Issues: Miscellaneous

LEWISBORO LEDGER: WILLIAMS TO BE INDUCTED INTO VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

 

Bob Williams of Lewisboro, a World War II veteran, will be inducted into the first class of the 40th Senate District’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame, at a celebration in Carmel on Thursday.

November 8, 2011
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DAILY YORKTOWN: LOCAL POLITICIANS CRITICIZE NYSEG RESPONSE

by Jennifer Swift

YORKTOWN, N.Y.— Even as the snow from this past weekend’s storm melts away, local politicians aren’t letting what they feel is a lack of adequate response from power company NYSEG drift from their agenda.

November 8, 2011
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THE PATCH: LAWMAKERS CALL FOR NYSEG INVESTIGATION

By Plamena Pesheva

A freak snow storm that left thousands of Yorktown residents without power for days and some for nearly a week, has gotten local and state officials to investigate New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) for its “lack of responsiveness.”

November 8, 2011
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MEPHAM STUDENTS HELP SENATOR FUSCHILLO COLLECT CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently stopped by Mepham High School in Bellmore to thank students for once again participating in his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program.

“It’s great that Mepham’s students once again worked to make a difference in the lives of our servicemen and women. Every phone they collected will help bring soldiers and sailors a little closer to their loved ones back home. I thank them for participating in this program and doing such a great job,” said Senator Fuschillo.

November 7, 2011
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SENATOR BALL DEMANDS INVESTIGATION AND LEGISLATION FOLLOWING SLOW STORM RESPONSE BY FOREIGN-OWNED UTILITY

 

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. – (11/04/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, today was joined by elected leaders from throughout the Hudson Valley, calling for an investigation into the slow response time by NYSEG following last weekend’s Nor’easter. In addition to holding a hearing to examine the root of the problem at NYSEG, Chairman Ball is also introducing legislation that would prohibit a foreign-owned company from operating utility services in New York State.

November 7, 2011
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The Long Island Pharmacists Society, Inc. Address Problems of Prescribed Medicines

The Long Island Pharmacists Society, Inc. invited Long Island legislators to the Arthur Perlin Memorial Breakfast to thank them for their support in addressing the problems of prescribed medicines.  Of major concern to the organization is the overprescribing of controlled drugs and their illicit use on the streets.  The event took place at the Melville Marriott Long Island on August 24, 2011.Photograph left to right:  Kenneth Moffa, Long Island Legislative Chairman, Long Island Pharmacists Society, Inc.; Phil Boyle, New York State Assemblyman; Owen H. Johnson, New York State Senator; and Joanne Hoffman Beechko, President, Long Island Pharmacists Society, Inc.

November 7, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN, ASSEMBLYWOMAN MALLIOTAKIS, AND THE OFFICE OF THE KINGS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, ADDRESSES THE ONGOING ISSUE OF GRAFFITI

Brooklyn – Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), joined with Assemblywoman Malliotakis, and the office of the District Attorney Charles Hynes, today addressed the ongoing issue of graffiti in our neighborhood. 

November 7, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol" -- for the week of November 7, 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..."

November 7, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS BIRCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR COLLECTING OVER 500 CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Birch Elementary School in Merrick to thank students for collecting over 500 cell phones for his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program.

“Birch’s students did an absolutely unbelievable job. The over 500 phones they collected will go a long way towards enabling our soldiers and sailors to stay in touch with their loved ones back home. I thank them for their efforts and congratulate them on a job well done,” said Senator Fuschillo.

November 7, 2011
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Senator Serrano Supports Little Sisters of the Assumption and the National Diaper Bank Network

Senator Serrano and Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito visited The Little Sisters of the Assumption organization for their press conference with Huggies today. The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), a non-profit organization raising awareness for the need of affordable diapers, and Huggies have partnered up to donate and distribute 12 million diapers to 12 cities across the United States to families in need during the holiday season. The Little Sisters of the Assumption in East Harlem received a donation of 100,000 diapers.

November 7, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO NAMED “CHAMPION OF SAFER STREETS” BY TRI-STATE TRANSPORTATION CAMPAIGN FOR WORK ON COMPLETE STREETS LAW

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) was recently honored by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign at their 2011 Annual Benefit.

Senator Fuschillo, along with Wantagh resident Sandi Vega and AARP, were chosen as the organization’s 2011 “Champions for Safer Streets” for their work on New York State’s Complete Streets Law. Senator Fuschillo sponsored the law in the Senate. Mrs. Vega, whose 14 year old daughter Brittany was killed while crossing Sunrise Highway last year, and AARP joined Tri-State Transportation Campaign in strongly advocating for the law.

November 4, 2011
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Senator Montgomery receives "A" Rating by New Yorkers for Better Libraries

Senator Montgomery received an "A" rating by the New Yorkers for Better Libraries in recognition of her support of library issues during the 2011 Legislative Session.

The legislation considered in compiling this rating included:

File: 
A Rating from Libraries.pdf

November 4, 2011
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FEMA Extends New York Deadlines to Register for Disaster Assistance

ALBANY, N.Y. – At the request of New York state, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the registration deadline for anyone who suffered damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee this summer.Those affected by either storm now have until Dec. 15 to register for federal disaster assistance.“We've extended the registration deadline for people who – for whatever reason – have not had the opportunity to register for assistance,” said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Philip E. Parr. “The goal is to ensure all eligible Irene and Lee survivors have the chance to seek assistance.”

November 4, 2011
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SENATOR SKELOS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR IRAN DIVESTMENT LEGISLATION

     Majority Leader to Sponsor Bill in Senate, Will Move for Early Passage Next Session

 Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos today announced he will sponsor legislation known as the Iran Divestment Act of 2012 and will move for Senate passage of the bill early next year.

 

November 4, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending November 6, 2011

In this week's issue, a little history about Veterans Day, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust expands with the opening of their newest location in Greece, and some of the great events taking place this week to honor our veterans. Click on the link at the bottom to read the Community Connection in full-screen.

November 4, 2011
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