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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.

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SENATOR GOLDEN ASKS COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT DRIVE TO SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS AND TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing the kick off of his annual holiday troop drive and is asking the community to once again show its gratitude for our soldiers and support our heroes this holiday season. Senator Golden is also announcing his partnership with the Toys for Tots campaign and is asking residents to consider donating new, unwrapped, toys to brighten the holidays for military children.

 

November 4, 2011
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Statement from Senator Neil D. Breslin on the Ratification of the PEF Contract

“I am pleased to learn that the Public Employees Federation (PEF) approved the most recently negotiated contract, thus averting thousands of layoffs. The failure to approve this contract would have had a profoundly negative impact on Albany County. During these challenging economic times, we must all share the pain and sacrifice. I applaud PEF for their willingness to work with the Governor to reach an agreement that will help move New York forward.”

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Senator Farley Receives State Library Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) was honored to receive the 2011 Ex Libris Award from the organization New Yorkers for Better Libraries in recognition of his leadership on library issues.

"By supporting libraries, we are supporting our youth, our families and our communities," Senator Farley said. "I am proud of my commitment to New York libraries."

"Libraries are a place of lifelong learning," Senator Farley said. "Librarians inspire our youth and invite them to discover an adventure on every shelf. Libraries also help the public access vital information for a variety of uses and many people use libraries to help further their education. Librarians and their staff provide valuable services to the public."

November 4, 2011
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The Tax Cap - It's Law

Dear Friend:

Right now, cities and counties across New York State are writing next year's budget...and deciding how much in local property taxes families should pay.

New York's historic tax cap was signed into law earlier this year by Governor Cuomo.  New York State actually reduced State spending this year.  Now, local officials have their turn.

In October, I met with many local officials across the four counties of our Senate District.

Some officials are looking for loppholes in Governor Cuomo's new tax cap law - loopholes fought for by the speical  interests to allow spending to grow and grow, even as families are concerned about making ends meet.

November 3, 2011
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Senator Young Helps to Open Prospect Street Bridge in Cuba

Senator Cathy Young helped to officially open the Prospect Street Bridge in Cuba at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony. The foot bridge, which runs over Norfolk-Southern Railroad, is part of the Genesee Valley Greenway project, a 90-mile trail of open space from Rochester to Cuba. Senator Young helped to secure a $10,000 grant for the completed bridge.

Photo ID: L-R: Wendy Brand, Representative for Assemblyman Joe Giglio; Cuba Mayor Tom Taylor; Senator Young; Betty Edwards, Vice President for the Cuba New York Chamber of Commerce; and Lee James, Representative for Congressman Tom Reed.

November 3, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Calls for a Public Forum with O&R, the Public Service Commission and Local Officials

(New City, NY) In response to the outcry of frustration from residents regarding the O&R power outages, Senator David Carlucci, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee , Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski and Clarkstown  Supervisor Alex Gromack called for a public forum with O&R, the Public Service Commission and local officials.

November 3, 2011
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Leaders Announce 11-Mile March Connecting Communities Throughout Manhattan with Occupy Wall Street Movement (bilingual)

March will be led by Black and Latino community members, including labor leaders, elected officials and grassroots organizers

New York, NY – Today, local elected officials and leaders from diverse communities as well as labor union representatives, and grassroots activists announced a major, 11-mile march to connect New York’s communities with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The “End to End for 99%” march – to be held on Monday, November 7th starting at 10:30 am – will launch in Washington Heights (181st and St. Nicholas) and work South through Harlem on its way to Zuccotti Park, where it will join Occupy Wall Street protesters in solidarity.

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NYC Marathon 2011: Race preparations close levels of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge intermittently today -- plus full Marathon Sunday closure list (map)

http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/11/nyc_marathon_2011_race_prepara.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Motorists should be prepared for delays when crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge today.

Crews are making preparations for Sunday's ING NYC Marathon, and full closures can be expected at various times throughout the day on both levels.

To view all scheduled road closures during the event, click here.

November 3, 2011
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