Issues: Miscellaneous

Genesee Valley Chapter Retired Public Employees Association Annual Picnic

Webster- Senator Mike Nozzolio recently addressed members of the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association during the chapter's annual picnic.

Front row left to right are: Bonnie Travis; Delores Baglieri and Rosalie Rosini.Back row left to right are: Sharon Habberfield; Senator Mike Nozzolio and Patricia Foley.

August 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Salutes Local Neighborhood Watch

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently attended an event hosted by Neighborhood Watch at Riverside Park. He joined local officials, volunteers and law enforcement officials and applauded their efforts to ensure safety in their community. Senator Farley was pleased he was able to assist the public safety efforts in the area by securing funding for radios.

August 2, 2010
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Senator Farley Applauds Neighborhood Watch Efforts

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently attended an event hosted by Neighborhood Watch at Riverside Park. He joined local officials, volunteers and law enforcement officials and applauded their efforts to ensure safety in their community. Senator Farley was pleased he was able to assist the public safety efforts in the area by securing funding for radios. Seen in the photo are Senator Farley with Fred Lee.

August 2, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN & ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY HOST "BROADWAY TO OPERA"

Senator Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District) is pleased to announce that the Italian Opera Company’s will present a special production of “Broadway to Opera.” The free event will take place on Monday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. in Bensonhurst Park at Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway.

 “The Company provides the opportunity for a new generation to hone their talents and work experience, while also giving back to the community. I think that this will be a great summer event and a great treat to New Yorkers, who are fans of Broadway classics,” Sen. Golden noted.

The Italian Opera Company works with young artists to encourage their participation in productions alongside professional directors, musicians and vocal coaches. Nina Di Gregorio organized the event.

August 2, 2010
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2010 Fishing Facts

I am pleased to provide you with an updated copy of “Fishing Facts” for the year 2010 (pdf file attached below).  This publication reflects the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC’s) recently adopted marine recreation fishing regulations. 

August 2, 2010
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August 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Breslin Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’

August 1, 2010(Albany, NY)-In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Breslin (D- Delmar) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd  (between 7 and 10 PM) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.National Night Out (NNO), a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:·         Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;·         Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs·         Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships;

August 2, 2010
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*Alert* Health Department Will Spray Pesticide to Reduce Adult Mosquito Populations

Spraying scheduled for parts of Staten Island on Tuesday, August 3, and parts ofBrooklyn on Thursday, August 5, to help prevent West Nile Virus To reduce mosquito activity and the risk of West Nile virus, the Health Department will spray pesticide from trucks in the following parts of Staten Island on Tuesday, August 3, between 8:15 P.M. and 6:00 A.M the following morning, weather permitting. In case of bad weather, spraying will be delayed until the night of Wednesday, August 4, during the same hours. 

File: 
WNV Spray Public Notice - Staten Island (8-3-10).pdf

July 30, 2010
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NYS Senator Tom Duane's Historic HIV Testing Legislation Signed into Law

Statement of New York State Senator Tom DuaneRE: Governor Paterson’s signing of S.8227 (Duane) / A.11487 (Gottfried)which will greatly expand voluntary, informed testing for HIV

July 30, 2010
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National Water Quality Month

Dear Constituents:

 It is August, and the summer is beginning to wind down. As the days have been muggy and hot, I hope that everyone has been keeping cool and staying hydrated.

 The uninterrupted availability of clean drinking water has caused us to take our valuable resource for granted, and we often fail to realize how regular human activities impact our water quality. Therefore, August has been designated as National Water Quality month

July 30, 2010
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Constituent Spotlight: Dr. Laverne C. Nimmons

Biography of Dr. Laverne C. Nimmons

 

Dr. Laverne C. Nimmons is an educator who has accepted the heavy responsibility that goes with the title “principal.” For more than six years, she has been principal of Granville T. Woods Public School 335, which serves the predominantly African American Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant Brooklyn neighborhoods. When Dr. Nimmons arrived at P.S. 335, the school had a 30% passing rate on the New York State mathematics test and 26% English language arts. The school now boasts a 97% passing rate in mathematics and 87% in English language arts.

July 30, 2010
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Senator Robach's Community Update for Week Ending July 30, 2010

In an effort to keep you updated on an on-going basis with news from Albany and here in my district, I am proud to introduce my first Community Update. You can download this newsletter by clicking on the PDF file below.

 

July 30, 2010
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Mark your calendar for Beach Cleanup 2010!

When: Saturday, September 25, 2010  

July 30, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

The special session was a complete and total waste of taxpayer dollars, but it didn’t have to be that way.  The Democrats that control the agenda in the Senate and Assembly missed an opportunity to complete some important unfinished business.

 

Senate Republicans would have unanimously voted in favor of several of the Governor’s bills that he sent up for consideration at the special session, but were not taken up by either house.  

 

July 30, 2010
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Thompson to Hold “Operation Protect Your Home” "Loan Officers Help You Avoid Foreclosure."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 29, 2010Contact: Ken Houston, 716.854.8705 houston@senate.state.ny.us

Buffalo, NY – New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of  Erie & Niagara Counties) and the Majority Conference of  the New York State Senate will hold a home foreclosure prevention workshop on Saturday, August 14th  from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Bennett High School, located at 2885 Main Street in Buffalo.

July 29, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Addresses Bronx Judicial Decision on the Sagging Pants Culture

NYS Senator Eric Adams, sponsor of the billboard campaign throughout Brooklyn to encourage young people to ‘STOP THE SAG - Raise your pants, raise your image!,’ addresses ruling by Bronx judge who dismissed a ‘saggy pants’ summons

 Senator Adams’ statement: “While it is natural for youth to push the limits of what is acceptable, parents in the home and leaders in the community must step up when something is harmful. This sagging pants culture represents an immature disregard for the basic civility, courtesy, and responsibility that our young people should display.

July 29, 2010
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Cash-Strapped Lawmakers Make Do

Albany Times Union

Published: Saturday, May 22, 2010

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July 29, 2010
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Member Items: Some Districts Getting Gypped

The Bronx News Network

Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010

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July 29, 2010
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Albany's Pork Handouts

The New York Times

Published: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Click here to read this article on the New York Times website.

It pays to live in the home district of the New York Legislature’s big shots. According to a new analysis by several citizens’ groups, Senate and Assembly leaders grabbed much bigger chunks of political pork than lesser members did. This is yet another in a long list of reasons to oppose member items, as pork is known in Albany.

July 29, 2010
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