Issues: Miscellaneous

Trudeau Institute apparently will stay in area

Press-Republican January 31, 2011

January 31, 2011
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Trudeau pledges to stay in Saranac Lake

January 31, 2011 - By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer

SARANAC LAKE - Trudeau Institute will stay in Saranac Lake.

January 31, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMED TO STATE SENATE LEADERSHIP

Albany - State Senator Martin J Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) has issued the following statement following his appointment to the position of Assistant Senate Majority Whip of the New York State Senate:

“I thank Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos for selecting me to serve as the Assistant Senate Majority Whip and look forward to working with the Senate leadership to address the issues that are on the minds of all New Yorkers.

January 31, 2011
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Senator Johnson On His New Leadership Role

I am pleased to announce my appointment as Senior Assistant Majority Leader of the NY Senate.  This post means that I will play a key role in the Senate Majority Leadership team.  

January 31, 2011
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Free help available for filing tax return

Volunteers for VITA, the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, will be offering free tax preparation to low-income and senior Staten Islanders at a number of locations in the upcoming weeks. The program offers assistance to people who are 60 and older, and to people who have an income of approximately $49,000 or less. Military personnel and their families also receive free tax preparation services. Taxpayers should bring with them proof of identification, including a Social Security card; wage and earnings statements (W-2 Form) from all employers, interest statements from banks, a copy of last year's tax return, if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses.

January 31, 2011
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Senator Robach Honors Gwen Darrisaw

On Friday, January 28th, I had the opportunity to attend a retirement party for Gwen Darrisaw, who is retiring after 20 years with the County of Monroe and CWA 381. During the party, I presented Gwen with a certificate in honor of her service to our community.

January 31, 2011
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Listening to Orleans County government leaders

Senator Maziarz recently met with village mayors, town supervisors, and county legislators in Orleans County to talk about the challenges ahead in 2011 at the state and local levels.  The forum was held at the Shirt Factory Cafe in Medina.

January 31, 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.  Here at the start of the 2011 legislative session, that's one thing most Albany observers already agree on.  The challenges have never been greater.  Throughout the year ahead, 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'M

January 31, 2011
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59th Annual President's Luncheon

Senator Golden attended the Bay Ridge Community Council's 59th Annual President's Luncheon.

He is pictured with Congressman Michael Grimm and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

January 31, 2011
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Victor Combined Chamber Gala

Senator Nozzolio recently spoke at the annual Victor Combined Chamber Gala, where leaders from local Chambers of Commerce from around the region gathered to discuss economic development.

Pictured left to right: Diane Mordue, Treasurer of Farmington Chamber of Commerce; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Bette Collier, President of Phelps Chamber of Commerce; Mitch Donovan, President of Victor Chamber of Commerce; and Mike Murphy, President of Macedon/Palmyra/Walworth Chamber of Commerce

January 31, 2011
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NEW YORK CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT (FDNY) URGES NEW YORKERS TO CLEAR SNOW FROM FIRE HYDRANTS


FDNY is requesting that all New Yorkers clear snow from fire hydrants located adjacent to your property to ensure the safe delivery of fire services if needed. For more information please contact 311. For all emergencies contact 911.

January 31, 2011
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SNOW STORM ASSISTANCE CONTACT NUMBERS

With more snow and ice predicted to affect Long Island Tuesday and Wednesday, Senator Fuschillo is once again reminding residents about contact numbers of where they can get storm-related information or services: 

January 31, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Welcomes Constituents, Community Leaders at Open House Brunch

Over 300 constituents attend “meet and greet”- style event with Sen. Espaillat

January 30, 2011
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STATE SENATE HONORS FREEPORT’S LONGTIME LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Senator Fuschillo Sponsors Senate Resolution Honoring

January 28, 2011
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Milton L. Olive Middle School students in Wyandanch honor Dr. Martin Luther King.

Senator Owen H. Johnson enjoyed a student presentation honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King at the Milton L. Olive Middle School in Wyandanch on January 20, 2011.  Senator Johnson joined with dignitaries to congratulate winners of a school essay contest about Dr. King.

January 28, 2011
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Help the NYC Dept. of Homeless Services Conduct Outreach

The NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is conducting their annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) on January 31, 2011, from 10:30 PM – 4:00 AM. It’s a unique volunteer opportunity that will take a few hours of your time. HOPE produces a point-in-time estimate of the unsheltered chronic street homeless population in New York City. The information gathered by volunteers during HOPE 2011 is critical to measuring the ongoing efforts to overcome street homelessness at DHS and their partner agencies. We need approximately 3,000 volunteers to help survey the number of homeless individuals living on city streets, under bridges, in parks and in other public places.

January 28, 2011
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Moving into new Senate leadership role

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that he has been appointed Vice President Pro Tempore of the New York State Senate, the third highest ranking leadership position in the chamber.  In this new role, Senator Maziarz will be working closely with President Pro Tempore Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Center) and Majority Leader Tom Libous (R-C-I, Binghamton), as well as all his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, to craft a policy agenda that focuses on tax relief, fiscal restraint, economic development, and job creation.

January 27, 2011
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