Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Ken LaValle Together With Entire Long Island State Senate Delegation Oppose The Current LIPA/PSEG Rate Increase

Senators request immediate delay to process and answers to a myriad of questions

August 11, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS SULLIVAN RENAISSANCE AWARDS RECEPTION AT BETHEL WOODS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic  was pleased to join friends and community leaders last evening at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Reception which was held at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. The program provides communities in Sullivan County with seed money for beautification projects.

August 11, 2015
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Senator Sue Serino Announces Major Win for Area Libraries

Senator Sue Serino Announces Major Win for Area Libraries

HYDE PARK, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) announced today that area libraries will be able to take on critical revitalization projects thanks to the over $270,000 earmarked for public library construction funds in the 41st Senate District. 

August 11, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Announces State Aid for Library Construction Awards for Pavilion, Byron-Bergen Public Libraries

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer announced today that Pavilion Public Library has been awarded $283,877, while Byron-Bergen Public Library has been awarded $65,355, in public library construction funds.

 

The funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2014 State Budget.  Pavilion Public Library’s grant is for a new 1,790 square foot children’s addition to the library’s existing building.  Byron-Bergen Public Library’s grant is for fixing drainage issues in the parking lot, replacing an emergency exit door, and installing energy efficient windows.  

 

August 11, 2015
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August 11, 2015
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Senator Farley Announces Local Libraries Awarded Construction Aid

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) is pleased to announce eight libraries in his 49th Senatorial District were recently awarded public library construction funds that will allow them to improve their facilities.

“As the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, I am pleased to see these State funds assisting our local libraries in improving the buildings that house vital information and allow organizations to keep up with the demands of their users.”

Senator Farley noted the construction grants are part of an extremely competitive process and are funded through construction moneys which are appropriated annually in the State budget. In addition, Senator Farley was able to secure some special grants for every public library in his district.

August 10, 2015
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RIDERS ALLIANCE PRESENTS "BUS CHAMPION" AWARD TO SENATOR MARTIN GOLDEN FOR SPONSORING LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE BUS SERVICE

Brooklyn, NY – On Tuesday, bus riders and transit advocates with the Riders Alliance will gather at Senator Martin Golden’s district office to present one of two “Bus Champion” awards to Senator Martin Golden for his work advocating for better bus service in New York City.

This legislative session, Senator Golden sponsored a bill which allows the City’s Select Bus Service system to expand by ensuring bus-only lanes are enforced, speeding up commute times for over 2 million New Yorkers who rely on bus service every day. That bill passed and awaits the Governor’s signature.

August 10, 2015
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Sen. Krueger's Albany Update, Summer 2015

This newsletter provides a breakdown of this year’s January – June 2105 legislative session. It can be downloaded as a PDF file from this page, and is viewable below.

File: 
Sen. Krueger's Albany Update, Summer 2015

August 10, 2015
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On trip to Israel, Senator Jesse Hamilton and Crown Heights Resident Moshe Sufrin Feature as "Picture of the Day"

(Brooklyn, NY - August 10, 2015) COLlive featured Senator Jesse Hamilton and Crown Heights resident Moshe Sufrin as "Picture of the Day" yesterday (left). Senator Hamilton is also photographed with Levi Margolin (center). Senator Hamilton was in Israel on a weeklong solidarity trip with the New York Board of Rabbis including Assembly Member Ron Kim, NYC Council Members Robert Cornegy Jr., David Greenfield, and Ydanis Rodriguez (right). Both Sufrin and Margolin were leading Birthright trips to Israel.

August 10, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS MARCHES IN INDIA DAY PARADE IN HICKSVILLE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Indian-American community at the annual India Day Parade in Hicksville.

     The parade, which commemorates the anniversary of India’s independence, is an annual tradition which showcases the culture and heritage of the Indian-American community. Thousands of people attended the parade to celebrate the many contributions Indian-Americans have made to our community.

     Senator Martins is pictured marching in the annual India Day Parade with local officials and other honored guests. 

August 10, 2015
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August 10, 2015
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Legionnaires Disease – Not the First Time Governor Andrew Cuomo Has Come to Help the Bronx

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz District 32 Bronx County, New York Tel 718-991-3161

Legionnaires Disease – Not the First Time Governor Andrew Cuomo Has Come to Help the Bronx

You should know that Bronx County has been confronted by an outbreak of Legionnaires Disease that has already taken the lives of 10 people and affected the lives of more than 100 others.

August 10, 2015
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Hamlin Fireman's Parade

We had a great night and another great turnout for the annual Hamlin Fireman's Parade over the weekend. This is always a fun parade, with so many children and families coming out to support the Hamlin Fire Department and their community! Fun times had by all!

Click here for more photos from the parade!

August 10, 2015
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Senator O'Mara's weekly column 'From the Capitol' ~ for the week of August 10, 2015 ~ 'Another example just down the road'

Senator O'Mara offers his weekly perspective on many of the key challenges and issues facing the Legislature, as well as on legislative actions, local initiatives, state programs and policies, and more. Stop back every Monday for Senator O'Mara's latest column "From the Capitol..."

This week, "Another example just down the road"

[see attached copy of Senator O'Mara's column in The Leader on August 10, 2015]

August 10, 2015
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SENATOR LANZA SPONSORING FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES & FREE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENINGS

In the recent state budget Senator Lanza secured funding for a Mobile Legal Help Center which allows the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office. Lawyers onboard the Mobile Legal Help Center will be stationed at Lanza's district office, located at 3845 Richmond Ave. in Eltingville, on the following dates: 

August 7, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC TOURS BELL FLAVORS AND FRAGRANCES IN THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN

(Middletown, NY)-Senator  Bonacic  was pleased to join members of the Executive Leadership team from Bell Flavor and Fragrances yesterday for a tour of their 87,000 square foot facility in the City of Middletown. Bell Flavors and Fragrances is a worldwide company that creates flavors and fragrances for many of the  food, beverage, cosmetic and personal care products that we use on a daily basis.

August 7, 2015
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Senator Farley Participates in Fulton County Picnic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed chatting with constituents and visiting with vendors at the annual Fulton County Office for the Aging picnic on Aug. 6th at the Concordia Club. Senator Farley and OFA Director Andrea Fettinger pose for a photo on stage at the picnic.

August 7, 2015
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Senator Farley Salutes Miss Fulton County

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed chatting with Baylee Simpson, Miss Fulton County for 2015, at the annual Fulton County Office for the Aging picnic on Aug. 6th at the Concordia Club.

August 7, 2015
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Senator Farley Visits Fulton County Residents at OFA Picnic

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) enjoyed chatting with constituents and visiting with vendors at the annual Fulton County Office for the Aging picnic on Aug. 6th at the Concordia Club. Senator Farley (middle) shares the stage with morning speakers at the OFA picnic including (left to right) Rich Giardino, Miss Fulton County Baylee Simpson, Dottie MacVean, Ellen Anadio, OFA Director Andrea Fettinger, Robin Wentworth, Greg Young, Margaret Luck, Louise Sira, Michael Smritc, Marie Bornt.

August 7, 2015
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Senator Rubén Díaz with his Honoree Mr. Calazán Omar Cepeda at the "Abrazo Dominicano Banquet” and Congressman José Serrano, Assemblymen Marcos Crespo and Luis Sepulveda, NYS Commissioner Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo

Senator Rubén Díaz with his Honoree Mr. Calazán Omar Cepeda at the "Abrazo Dominicano Banquet” and Congressman José Serrano, Assemblymen Marcos Crespo and Luis Sepulveda, NYS Commissioner Arlene Gonzalez-Sanchez and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo

August 6, 2015
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