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Senator Nozzolio Invites K - 6th Grade Students to Participate In Earth Day Poster Contest

Since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, over 20 million Americans have participated, helping to improve the quality of air we breathe and the water we drink. In addition, landmark legislation has been passed to help support this effort, such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.

The New York State Senate takes this opportunity to celebrate the great strides New York has made in helping to improve our environment. From expanding the bottle bill to promoting green energy, New York is helping to make a difference.

To celebrate and honor Earth Day this year, the New York State Senate is sponsoring a poster contest for children in grades K – 6. The theme of our Earth Day celebration is “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”

April 8, 2011
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McDonald Announces Racing Advisory Panel

Saratoga Springs – Senator Roy McDonald announced today the formation of a 43rd Senate District Racing Advisory Panel consisting of local breeders, concerned citizens, business leaders, racing and gaming experts to provide input on New York racing industry issues.

April 8, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS AMERICAN WAR HERO NAMED U.S. CITIZEN

Brooklyn – Calling U.S. Army Veteran Antonio Pellegrini the “Face of America”, State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), this morning presented a New York State Senate Resolution, in honor of his taking the Oath of Allegiance as a new United States citizen outside U.S. Court Eastern District in Brooklyn prior to his naturalization ceremony.

Mr. Pellegrini, who was born in Bari, Italy in 1948, has been a resident of the United States for more than 49 years, calling Brooklyn, New York home. Antonio attended I.S. 228 and Lafayette High School. Mr. Pellegrini volunteered to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Antonio Pellegrini was joined by his wife Rosemary.

April 8, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATOR GOLDEN ON SELECTION OF DENNIS WALCOTT TO SERVE AS NEXT NYC SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR

Brooklyn – Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today issued the following statement in response to the announcement of Dennis Walcott to serve as the next New York City Public Schools Chancellor:

“Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott is an extraordinary choice to serve as the next Schools Chancellor for the City of New York. There is probably no one in the administration more knowledgeable about the management and operations of our schools than Dennis Walcott. I believe we can all look forward to a period of continued progress under his leadership.”

April 8, 2011
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2011 Rain Barrel Giveaway

As part of its citywide stormwater management effort to reduce stormwater runoff and create a more livable, sustainable city, DEP will be distributing one thousand rain barrels across the City in 2011.

This year they are giving away rain barrels at the following location:

Staten Island


9:00 am – 2:00 pm

May 7, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Help Senator Young Name the State Vegetable

While New York counts the apple as its official fruit, the rose as its official flower and milk as its official beverage, we still don’t have a state vegetable.Two competing proposals to name a state vegetable were introduced in the Senate recently – one bill backs the black-dirt onion and another is calling for sweet corn to get the honors.Senator Young is is asking for public input to determine her vote for which should be named New York’s official state vegetable.

April 8, 2011
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