Satatoga Springs - Senator Roy McDonald joined Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-20), Assemblyman Tony Jordan and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco on a tour of the programs offered in the Industry First Campaign presented by the Washington, Saratoga, Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES.
The Industry First campaign is a collaborative effort of regional business and industry leaders that is supported by members of education, the workforce and economic development. The goal of the campaign is to bring greater focus to what industry partners need as far as skilled labor and call attention to the skills gap and the need to train more individuals in these fields. Industry First will also foster a closer link between students, adult learners and employers.
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) welcomed the members of the Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron from the Long Island group of Civil Air Patrol Color Guard to the Senate Chamber in Albany. The group, which is comprised of young adults from across Long Island and included several young constituents from Senator Flanagan’s district, presented the colors at the ceremonial beginning of the 2012 Senate Session.
The New York Daily News article investigates a school gym repair delay that has deprived students at Public School 234 of physical exercise. Senator Gianaris speaks out against the delay, stating that physical exercise is an educational requirement.
While a Queens elementary school waits for the city to fix its gym, the phys ed program consists of jumping jacks in the classroom and movies in the auditorium.
A city Education Department official said work on the the gym at Public School 234 in Astoria is expected to begin over the winter break and should be completed within the next three months. The facility was damaged by April storms.
In this week's issue, some of the great events taking place as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Rochester Arc & Flame opens in Rochester, and other events taking place around our community in the week ahead. As always, click on the link below to read this week's issue in full-screen.
Millions of New Yorkers offended by anti-Semitic smoke screen in Midwood car firebombings
Brooklyn, NY-Jan. 13...Millions of New Yorkers were offended and a community was terrified by the seemingly anti-Semitic car firebombings in Midwood, Brooklyn last November. But the crime that rattled the city has turned out to be just a smoke screen to conceal more auto insurance fraud - a crime that costs New Yorkers millions of dollars a year and puts lives at risk. Marty Golden (R-Brooklyn) and the citizen consumer group NewYorkers Stand Against Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF) ask that the state legislature tackle auto insurance reform this year.
Brewster, N.Y. – (1/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) unveiled his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame Thursday evening at John Jay Middle School in Cross River, NY. The wall pays tribute to the twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley who were honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony back in November. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a Veteran.
Senator Owen H. Johnson met with members of the Colonel Francis S. Gabreski Cadet Squadron from the Long Island Group of the New York Wing of the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard. The Color Guard presented the colors at the opening of Senate Session at the State Capitol on January 9, 2012.
Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate earlier this week passed the Iran Divestment Act of 2012 (S5917A), prohibiting companies that provide goods, services or credit worth $20 million or more to Iran’s energy industry from entering into or renewing state and local government contracts.
“It is important that the State take the necessary steps to prevent awarding government contracts to private companies with ties to Iran,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. “The actions by Iran’s tyrannical government – its nuclear weapons program and support for terrorist organizations – continue to pose a threat to our national security. The Iran Divestment Act of 2012 sends a strong message that the country’s actions are unacceptable.”
Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. – (1/12/2012) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C-Patterson) was the guest speaker at Tuesday night’s Rotary Club Meeting at the Cortlandt Colonial. The main focus of the conversation was the economy, accomplishments over the past year in Albany and the controversial process of Hydraulic fracturing.