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Community Connection for Week Ending October 23, 2011

In this week's Community Connection, tips to ensure you and your kids have a safe and happy Halloween, events coming up this week in the 56th Senate District, and local students learn about careers in construction. Click on the link below to download a full-screen version.

October 21, 2011
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SENATOR GOLDEN’S STATEMENT ON THE UPCOMMING UNIDAD LATINA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), who will be chairing the Minding Our Business!: Protecting and Supporting Latino Small Businesses at the Unidad Latina Legislative Conference being held today and tomorrow at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in Manhattan, gave the following statement:

 

October 21, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS RESIDENTS TO “SHED THEIR MEDS” & DONATE OLD CELL PHONES ON OCTOBER 29TH

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding residents that they can safely dispose of their old, unwanted medications and cell phones on Saturday, October 29th at his “Shed the Meds” and “Cell Phones for Soldiers” programs.

Both programs will be held at the Bellmore Train Station’s far west parking lot, located on the northwest corner of Sunrise Highway and Centre Avenue, between 9 am and 12 pm. Residents will be able to simply drive up, drop off their unwanted medications and/or old cell phones, and drive away.

October 21, 2011
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Visiting With Senator Farley

Senator Farley speaks with Anna Kate Richardson and her uncle Adam Richardson about New York State government when Anna Kate’s Birchwood Elementary School class visited Albany on Oct. 19th.

October 21, 2011
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Birchwood Elementary Students Chat With Senator Farley

Students from Birchwood Elementary School in Niskayuna toured the Capitol on Oct. 19th and spoke with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I) - Schenectady. He discussed the history of the buildings, how the Senate works, and what his role as a Senator is like on a daily basis. Pictured with Senator Farley are students from Mrs. Albanese’s fourth grade class. Students on the trip included Sydney Anderson, Evan Belkin, Jackson Bishop, Lucas Blowers, Brian Bowman, Estella Chan, Francesco D’Amato-Neff, Sarah Decker, Ansley Deronceray, Johanna DiCerbo, Ireland Farrell, Olivia Franjieh, Luke Grice, Adriel Jones, Payton Kufta, Sophia Macchi, John Mendrysa, Lucas Michalisin, Jaden Pigliavento, Christine St. Jeanos, Dylan Stella, Phebe Zeiser, Jessica Zhang.

October 21, 2011
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Senator Farley Discusses NYS Government With Local Students

Pictured with Senator Farley are students from Mrs. Johnston’s fourth grade class. Students on the trip included Layla Abdoun, Benjamin Asmara, David Belkin, Demetra Bobarakis, Madeleine Castle, William Codd, Olivia Cooper, Hussein Elfayoumy, Risa Fromowitz, Bradley Herrgesell, Patrick Hill, Paige Kuzniar, Jacqueline Lasek, Ethan McCarthy, Oscar Mirkovic, Anjalee Modasra, Matthew O’Brien, Leslie Perlee, Michael Plekan, Mihir Randive, Anna Kate Richardson, Rachel Seemann, Samson Zhang.

October 21, 2011
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Senator Farley Salutes Birchwood Elementary

Students from Birchwood Elementary School in Niskayuna toured the Capitol on Oct. 19th and spoke with State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I) - Schenectady. He discussed the history of the buildings, how the Senate works, and what his role as a Senator is like on a daily basis. Pictured with Senator Farley are students from Mrs. Luyckx’s fourth grade class. Students on the trip included Abigail Apkarian, Justin Batemen, Evan Belkin, Kayla Burns, Josephine Canestrari, Alyse Cerone, Andrew D’Allaird, Jacob Ethier, Zoey Ferrara, Wyatt Hale, Putnam Kerr, Alexandra Macchi, Cole McLaughlin, Sakhi Naik, Madison O’Brien, Kayla Oppe, Justina Pardi, Sebastian Stone, Yvonne Tang, Max Tao, Alexis VanPatten, Ian Vernooy, Nick Viggiani, Benjamin Yao.

October 21, 2011
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Supporting Wallenda's goal to perform in Niagara Falls

Senator Grisanti poses for a photo with Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," along with members of the WNY Delegation.

October 21, 2011
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Klein Fights For Senior’s Needed Home Care

Helps Deliver Deserved Services to Pelham Bay Resident

October 21, 2011
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Less Mandates - Lower Taxes

Overburdened taxpayers in the Capital Region and across the state are desperate for relief. The Tax Cap was a great first step but to actually cut property taxes, county governments need relief from unfunded mandates handed down by the State. Medicaid is largest mandated budget item for every county in New York State and is the primary reason that New Yorkers pay the highest property taxes in the nation. I have authored legislation that will remove the Medicaid burden from county government, allowing local government to reduce local taxes, not just slow their growth.Over 100 state and local officials from around the state have signaled their support for this bipartisan legislation, and you can too.Sign the petition below to show your support.

October 21, 2011
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CASSADAGA VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER HONORED 46 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH

ALBANY –A local fallen hero finally has received statewide recognition for his service and sacrifice.

Cassadaga Firefighter Kenneth Francis Schunk, who died in the line of duty 46 years ago, recently was lauded during a ceremony at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall at the State Capital.

Chautauqua County Fire Coordinator Julius Leone Jr. spearheaded the effort to have Mr. Schunk’s name added to the Memorial Wall.

Mr. Schunk, born on February 1, 1926, was a member of the Cassadaga Volunteer Fire Department from March 1955 until January 24, 1965, serving as fire chief for several years.

October 21, 2011
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Unidad Latina Legislative Conference

See attached schedule of events

October 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Local woman receives Presidential Citizens Medal -- read Senator O'Mara's statement, watch White House ceremony

Elmira, N.Y., October 20—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) released the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s awarding of the nation’s second-highest civilian honor, the Presidential Citizens Medal, to Camilla “Milly” Bloomquist of Yates County:

October 20, 2011
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Senator Farley Promotes Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information at Tribes Hill

Many people came out to the annual Fire Safety Night held by Senator Farley and the Tribes Hill Fire Department. GAVAC showed off their ambulance and gear and the Hagaman Fire Department gave tours of their fire safety house. Tribes Hill firemen gave a demonstration on extracting people from a vehicle in the parking lot while 10 vendors were inside the firehouse giving away information on a variety of safety and health topics. Montgomery County Emergency Management was also on hand and presented a slide show of the recent disasters and rescues that occurred.

Pictured with Senator Hugh T. Farley are John Laurent from the NYS Comptroller’s Unclaimed Fund Unit (left) and Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Dwight Schwabrow (right).

October 20, 2011
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Fire Safety Night in Tribes Hill a Success

Many people came out to the annual Fire Safety Night held by Senator Farley and the Tribes Hill Fire Department. GAVAC showed off their ambulance and gear and the Hagaman Fire Department gave tours of their fire safety house. Tribes Hill firemen gave a demonstration on extracting people from a vehicle in the parking lot while 10 vendors were inside the firehouse giving away information on a variety of safety and health topics. Montgomery County Emergency Management was also on hand and presented a slide show of the recent disasters and rescues that occurred.

October 20, 2011
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Sunset Park BID Small Business Thought Raiser

State Senator Diane J. Savino speaks to small business owners from the Sunset Park Business Improvement District in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Senator Diane Savino is conducting a series of small business thought rasiers in order to see how New York State can foster a better business environment for existing small businesses.

October 20, 2011
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Community Update: 10/19/11

Please open the attached .PDF file to view Senator Alesi's latest Community Update

October 19, 2011
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