East Patchogue, N.Y. - State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue) attended the South Country Ambulance Company's Annual Family Day this past Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at Hagerman Park in East Patchogue. Pictured here are (from left to right) Senator Zeldin, Chief Greg Miglino of the South Country Ambulance Company, Rob Dressler, Assemblyman Murray, and Rick Cunha.
Bellport, N.Y. - State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue) attended the Annual Bellport Day Festival this past Saturday, July 30th, 2011 in downtown Bellport. Senator Zeldin (above right) and Assemblyman Murray (above left) are pictured here with Terry and Joanne Tuthill, both members of the Bellport Day Committee who volunteered their time to staff the event.
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HARRISON, N.Y. – Harrison’s Bob Cipolla is a microcosm of what many Americans might think about the debt ceiling debates in Washington, D.C.
“I’m concerned that the politicians in Washington appear to be the Keystone Cops,” Cipolla said on The Daily Harrison Facebook page. “It’s sad and disgusting that the ‘two-party system’ has evolved into a forum for acrimony, finger-pointing and incompetence.”
As Democrats and Republicans continue to engage in a stand-off as the Tuesday deadline approaches to raise the debt ceiling, local officials say if an agreement isn’t reached by then, it could mean some dire consequences for local governments and their constituents.
In this week's Community Connection: National Night Out Against Crime is Tuesday, August 2nd. Find out about some of the great events taking place around the district. Plus, a pizza throwdown at UNO's in Victor with kids from Wilson Commencement Park!
Members of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 84, Chartered by Amityville Lions Club, stopped by for a tour of the State Capitol in Albany on their way to a campout at Moreau Lake State Park in Gansevoort, New York on May 13, 2011. The following day the Boy Scouts set off to hike the Saratoga National Historic Trail for which they received a patch or medal.Photograph: Pictured on the Million Dollar Staircase in the State Capitol are members of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 84, from Amityville. Left to right are Frank Smisek, Scoutmaster; Grant Meyer; George Vosper; David Spellman; Terence Gilmore; and William McLaughlin, Assistant Scoutmaster.
Senator Maziarz recently visited the Lockport Community Christmas Market featuring local artisans, crafters, and merchants. The theme for last weekend's event was "Christmas in July," and here Senator Maziarz is seen signing a Christmas Card. Visit http://www.LockportCommunityMarket.com for more details.
Queens Courier wrote about Senator Gianaris' participation in the dedication ceremony of a new Astoria senior residence to the late Honorable Gloria D’Amico.
On July 3, the Vestry of the Board of St. Georges Church in Astoria, along with the owners of D&F Development Group, dedicated the newly-built Senior Residence in honor of the Honorable Gloria D’Amico, late Queens County Clerk.
Those who spoke at the ceremony included State Senator Michael Gianaris; Assemblymember Aravella Simotas; former State Senator George Onorato; Father Juan Quevedo-Bosch of Church of the Redeemer; Mother Karen of St. Georges Church; Leonard D’Amico and Peter Florey of D&F Development; and Amanda D’Amico, Gloria’s granddaughter.
Senator Addabbo and WPLJ are teaming up with the New York Blood Center for a summer blood drive. During the summer the supply of blood gets critically low. So we are doing our part to help replenish the supply. On Saturday, August 20th from 9AM to 3PM the bloodmobile will be in front of Rite Aid located at 65-35 Woodhaven Blvd in Rego Park to collect blood. Each donor will receive a free Scott & Todd 'Phone Scams' CD and if we reach 40 pints of blood we will raffle off tickets to Scott & Todd's WPLJ Friday Morning Blast Off Show in the fall of 2011.
If you would like to make a donation please call Pete at Senator Addabbo's district office at 718-738-1111 to make an appointment.
Long Island's two freshmen Senators - Senator Jack M. Martins and Senator Lee M. Zeldin - are currently appearing on the Cablevision show, Meet the Leaders. The theme of the show is a day in life of a Senator and includes footage of Senator Martins and Senator Zeldin going about their days in Albany. The two Senators then spoke about their first year in the Senate during an interview with the show's host, Patrick Halpin, at Cablevision's studios.
The show is airing until August 12 on Channel 118 on Cablevision on: