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Senator Ball's Constituent Survey

April 25, 2011
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column "From the Capitol..."

It's going to be a pivotal year in New York State government.  That's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout 2011, Senator O'Mara will offer his weekly perspective on many of the key issues, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and so much more.  Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column  "From the Capitol..."\

April 25, 2011
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Community Connection for Week Ending April 24th

Click on the link below to view Senator Robach's Community Connection for the week ending Sunday, April 24th. In this week's issue, more  details about Lauren's Law, Nothnagle Realtors opens its new downtown offices, and some of the great events taking place around the district over the next week.

April 22, 2011
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Senator Martins Legislative Report From Albany

In Senator Jack M. Martins' latest legislative report, he spoke about a new bill he sponsored that enhances the safety of children at camps.

April 21, 2011
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Ranzenhofer sponsors UNYTS blood drive; Recognizes April as National Donate Life month

Amherst, N.Y. – New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will recognize National Donate Life month by sponsoring an Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) blood drive at the Eastern Hills Mall on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

“One person needs blood every two seconds.  Your blood donation helps families, friends and neighbors right here in Western New York and can save up to three lives.  I encourage residents to help save lives by donating blood to Upstate New York Transplant Services,” said Senator Ranzenhofer.  

April 21, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF MERRICK RESIDENT TO STATEWIDE ANTI-SMOKING ADVISORY BOARD

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that Merrick resident Gail Volk has been appointed to the New York State Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Advisory Board. Senator Fuschillo recommended Ms. Volk for the appointment, which was made by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.“Gail’s professional experience and passionate advocacy have made her a leader in the fight to protect people from tobacco. Her strong background will make her a valuable asset to the Board. I congratulate her on her appointment,” said Senator Fuschillo.Gail Volk has been working to protect people from tobacco for many years.

April 21, 2011
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New National Veterans Highway

Olean, NY (WKBW)

Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I – Olean) today joined local officials to praise the designation of the 103 miles of Route 62 in New York State as National Veterans Highway.

To see more of the story, click on the link: http://www.wkbw.com/news/local/New-National-Veterans-Highway-120306689.html

April 20, 2011
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Sunset Park Job Fair

In an effort to assist those in their search for employment opportunities, my office in conjunction with my colleague New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz will be hosting a Career Fair this Tuesday, April 26th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Sunset Park Recreation Center, located at 43rd Street & 7th Ave in Brooklyn, NY.

Over 70 employers will be in attendance, looking to fill positions in a variety of fields including Civil Service, Banking, Customer Service, Warehouse and Factory, Retail and Sales, Food Service, and Health Care.

Job Seekers with all levels of experience and education are welcome, dress to impress and bring plenty of resumes to hand out!

For more information, please contact (718) 727-9406.

April 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Senator Farley and His "Shadows"

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) discusses his role as a State Senator with Joshua Goldstein and Dana Mancini, both 12th grade students at Schenectady High School, when they shadowed him on April 12th as part of the League of Women Voters "Students Inside Albany Day."

April 20, 2011
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WIFFLE BALL SAVED FROM NANNY STATE RULES

ALBANY – State health officials made the right decision by nixing a proposal to deem children’s games such as freeze, kickball, tag and Wiffle ball dangerous, said Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean).

April 20, 2011
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Xaverian's Japan Fundraiser

Denise, Teresa and Mary Ellen Kiernan with Senator Golden at Xaverian's Japan Fundraiser

April 20, 2011
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Senator Griffo Announces Scholarship Opportunity

Awards Geared Towards Italian-American Students

Utica - Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R,C, IP - Rome) announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four scholarships to be awarded on June 6th at their Annual Legislative Conference Day.

April 20, 2011
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BUREAUCRATS GIVES UP ON BLOCKING CHILDREN'S SUMMER FUN

State Plans To Issue New 'Guidance' On Games Like Tag, Wiffle Ball, And Red Rover

State Senator Patty Ritchie announced today she is pleased the New York State Health Department has announced it intends to reevaluate its list of summer recreational programs the agency plans to regulate.

The Health Department pulled the controversial regulations after Senator Ritchie raised objections in a letter on Thursday to the state health commissioner and just hours after she appeared on national TV to discuss the impact on New York's children, families and communities."

April 19, 2011
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Opening Day for Babylon Little League

Senator Owen H. Johnson threw out the first pitch to kick off the Babylon Little League season on April 9, 2011.   Catching was 6th grader Julian Romero, a member of the Blue Jays Major League Team sponsored by Plessers Applicances and Electronics of Babylon.  Senator Johnson was named the 2011 Babylon Little League Honoree in appreciation of his generosity and assistance over the past several years, allowing the league to expand their facilities for the betterment of the children of Babylon Village.  The day’s events included a parade from the Babylon Village Hall, through the village to the Locust Avenue Ball Fields, where Opening Day Ceremonies followed.

April 19, 2011
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LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE FOR TITLE “STATE SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District) today is announcing that 30 finalists have been selected in his 9th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest.

This contest invited local school children of District 20, District 21 and District 22 to write essays no more than 250-words which began with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator for A Day...”.

Throughout the essay, the students write about issues facing the community such as public safety, park improvements, concerns facing our schools and libraries, and traffic safety issues.

The winning essays were judged on content and creativity. A contest ceremony, where the finalists will read and present their essays before a panel of judges, has been scheduled for

April 19, 2011
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ASPCA spay and neuter event

Queens Courier

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Mobile Spay and Neuter van will visit the Jackson Heights community to help residents examine their pets at affordable pricing. 

Co-sponsored by Assemblymember Michael DenDekker and State Senator José Peralta, the ASPCA event will be held on Saturday, April 23 beginning at 7:30 a.m. with a 3:30 p.m. pickup, outside DenDekker’s district office at 33-46 92nd Street in Jackson Heights. 

April 19, 2011
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LYNBROOK & LONG BEACH STUDENTS SHADOW SENATOR SKELOS DURING VISIT TO STATE CAPITOL

Senator Skelos is pictured with Kevin Dugan of Lynbrook & Alexa Salazar of Long Beach who had the opportunity to shadow the Senator during their visit to Albany for the Students Inside Albany Conference, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation. 

 

April 19, 2011
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Senator Gianaris to Participate in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at George T. Douris Tower

Senator Gianaris will participate in and give remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the “Senator Michael Gianaris East Terrace” at the George T. Douris Tower in Astoria, Queens. The ceremony will honor the Senator’s work for more affordable housing for senior members of the community and his assistance in facilitating state funding for the Douris Tower project.

April 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOLD MOBILE OFFICE HOURS AT COPIAGUE LIBRARY

          Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be holding Mobile Office Hours in Copiague on Thursday, May 5th. All residents are invited to participate in the program, which will be held at the Copiague Library, located at 50 Deauville Boulevard, from 1-3 pm.

April 19, 2011
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