Issues: Miscellaneous

Community Update for Week Ending October 22nd

Here is my Community Update for the week ending Friday, October 22nd. As always, click on the link below to view it in full screen.

October 22, 2010
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Statement from Senator McDonald on Inspector General's Report on AEG VLT Deal

October 21, 2010 - The economic well being of the Capital Region and New York State has been jeopardized once again.

October 21, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: GOVERNOR WRONG TO VETO AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM LEGISLATION

“I am extremely disappointed that Governor Paterson vetoed autism insurance reform legislation I sponsored, which was unanimously passed by both the Senate and Assembly, that would have helped individuals with autism get the care and treatment they need.

October 21, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

The Inspector General’s report confirms what I said in February, that the initial award of the Aqueduct VLT contract to AEG reeked of favoritism and was a corrupt a backroom deal.  The disgraceful, criminal conduct of Senate Democrats exposed by the Inspector General makes it clear they were only looking after their own political best interests, not the public’s.

 

In February, I wrote a letter to Senator Sampson asking for a Senate hearing to examine all the Aqueduct bids in public to ensure an open, transparent process. Senator Sampson never wrote back.  Now I know why, because the fix was in and AEG’s winning bid was already wired, bought and paid for through contributions to the Senate Democrats.

 

October 21, 2010
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The Babylon Village Arts Council honors Senator Owen H. Johnson.

On October 13, 2010, the Babylon Village Arts Council honored Senator Owen H. Johnson at a fundraiser at the Babylon Masonic Lodge.  Senator Johnson was instrumental in securing the initial funding for the not-for profit organization. 

The Babylon Village Arts Council was formed in 2003 by a group of  village residents who recognized the need to present various art experiences to the Babylon Village community. From that vision  the Babylon Village Arts Council has become an integral part in the cultural lives of its residents. 

Photo left to right:  Stannis Beck; Senator Owen H. Johnson; Rose Ann and Robert Norman, Co-Presidents of the Babylon Village Art Council Board.

October 20, 2010
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Veteran's Day Musical Tribute November 9th

On Tuesday, November 9th, Greece Concert Band, Choral Society, and Community Orchestra present A Veteran's Day Musical Tribute. This musical salute to all those who have served and are currently serving our country begins at 7:15p.m. at the Athena Performing Arts Center, 800 Long Pond Road, in Greece. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. For all the details, click on the link below.

October 20, 2010
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MTA Rally to Restore Bus Service

Senator Golden at the MTA Rally to restore bus service on October 19, 2010.

October 20, 2010
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October 20, 2010
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NCT Presents "The Curious Savage"

Greed! Millions! Insanity! Intrigue! Mystery!

Curiously..."The Curious Savage" is a heartwarming tale about Ethel Savage,

a weathy widow committed to a sanitarium by her greedy stepchildren.

Come and meet the wacky, welcoming and wonderful inmates who help

us re-define and re-think our notions of what is normal...and what is crazy.

October 19, 2010
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Fairville Fire Department

Our emergency rescue workers put their lives on the line to protect their communities every single day. That is why it is important that we provide them with all of the equipment and tools necessary to protect us and their own safety. Recently, Senator Nozzolio met with the Fairville Fire Department at their open house to inspect their emergency equipment as well as their off-road rescue vehicle. ATV’s such as the Fairville Fire Department’s have been used all across the State to save lives in places where other rescue vehicles could not have reached.

Pictured left to right: Russel George; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Jay Rice

 

October 19, 2010
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Honoring Bill Boutler of Webster

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented Bill Boulter of Webster with a special New York State Resolution, commemorating his diligent service to the Webster community. Bill is an accomplished businessman who has dedicated a tremendous amount of time to helping other businesses grow and thrive in the region as a member of the Webster Chamber of Commerce.

Pictured left to right: Supervisor Ron Nesbitt; Mayor Peter Elder; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Sherry Boulter; Bill Boulter; Barry Howard, Chamber Secretary

 

October 19, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH ATTEND NORTH MERRICK FIRE DEPARTMENT’S FAMILY OPEN HOUSE

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman David McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently attended the North Merrick Fire Department’s Family Open House. The event taught families about fire prevention and safety through hands-on, interactive demonstrations.  

October 19, 2010
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SCOPE Patriot of the Year

Senator Mike Nozzolio was recently awarded the 2010 Patriot of the Year Award by the Wayne County Division of the Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE). Senator Nozzolio was recognized for his dedication and diligence to the Second Amendment Rights of law-abiding citizens of New York State.

Pictured left to right: Dean Fisher, Marion American Legion Commander; Dan Gilmore, Chairman of Wayne County SCOPE; Senator Mike Nozzolio; John Piczkur, Wayne County SCOPE

 

October 19, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO THANKS MEPHAM HIGH SCHOOL FOR PARTICIPATING IN HIS CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS PROGRAM

     New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Mepham High School to thank students for participating in his cell phones for soldiers program.

October 19, 2010
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Senator Robach Visits Local Author

On Saturday, Senator Robach visited Starry Nites Café for a book signing by local author, Jo Lynne Valerie, where she was announced as an author-in-residence. Senator Robach is pictured here with Starry Nites owner Aaron Lefebvre (right) and Jo Lynne Valerie (center).

October 18, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Releases Statement on Cablevision - Fox Dispute

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: "I am deeply disappointed by the breakdown in negotiations between Cablevision and Fox over the renewal of the retransmission consent agreement. Many of my constituents are unable to view programs carried by Fox 5 and MY9, including Major League Baseball playoff games and the NY Giants football game.

“Despite differences between the companies over pricing or other terms, under no circumstances should programming– and the exclusive sports broadcasts– be denied to New York and New Jersey area fans. It is imperative that transmission be restored to consumers immediately; the negotiating parties have an obligation to their patrons to avoid treating them as pawns during the consultations.

October 18, 2010
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ING NYC Marathon

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Closed for ING NYC Marathon Sun., Nov. 7th 7 AM to 3 PM;

Upper Level closures begin Sat., Nov. 6 at 11 PM

The ING NYC Marathon will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7th. Motorists traveling to Brooklyn or Staten Island via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge should seek alternate routes.

Motorists can hear information about closures at the Verrazano-Narrows by calling the Marathon Traffic Info Hotline at: 718-556-8010.

Approximate closure times are as follows:

November 6, 11:00 PM - November 7, 3:00 PM
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Senator Golden's Town Hall Meeting

Senator Golden's Town Hall Meeting October 14, 2010 at the Knights of Columbus.

October 18, 2010
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Joe Torre Little Leauge Award Ceremony

Senator Golden with members of the Joe Torre Little Leauge at their Awards Ceremony.

October 18, 2010
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