Issues: Miscellaneous

Veterans Day Service

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently honored our area veterans at the annual Veterans Day services in Auburn. Senator Nozzolio thanked local servicemen and women, past and present, for their dedicated and selfless service to our Nation.

Pictured left to right: John Barwinczok, Senator Mike Nozzolio, Major Kevin Swab, Rev. Douglas Taylor-Weiss, Assemblyman Gary Finch, and Father Louis Vasile

 

November 12, 2010
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National Commemorative Candle Lighting for Alzheimers Awareness Month

Approximately 5.1 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease; in New York alone, it is estimated that more than 320,000 aged 65 and older are currently affected.  On November 14, as part of AFA's National Commemorative Candle Lighting organizations will be lighting "candles of care" to remember those who have passed or are living with Alzheimer's disease and to honor caregivers.

November 14, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Shelby Town Hall dedicated to Lorne McMurray

The Shelby Town Hall on Salt Works Road was recently dedicated to former Town Board Member Lorne McMurray.  McMurray was a driving force behind the acquisition and renovation of the former Niagara Mohawk building a decade ago.  Today, the facility is a first-rate venue for public meetings and court.

November 12, 2010
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November 12, 2010
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Senator Marcellino’s Fifth Annual People’s Choice Environmental Photo Contest

  CONGRATULATIONS 

 to the

2010  “People’s Choice” Annual Photo Contest Winners

November 12, 2010
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Community Update for Week Ending November 12th

Here is my community update for the week ending Friday, November 12, 2010. As always, you can view it in full screen by clicking on the link below.

November 12, 2010
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ALL ABOARD! HISTORIC HIGH SPEED RAIL CONFERENCE ON TRACK IN NEW YORK CITY

              State Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Along With USHSR Association                Hosts 1st Ever HSR Conference in NY 

November 12, 2010
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Seneca Falls Library

Senator Nozzolio recently had the opportunity to meet with members of the Seneca Falls Library board and their new Developmental Director, Nickie Marquis. Senator Nozzolio has been honored to support the library and the services they provide to the Seneca Falls Community.

Pictured left to right: Ann Cramer, Nickie Marquis, Mike Caraher, Jackie Grey, Senator Mike Nozzolio, Gretchen Koch, Sue Sinicropi, Karen McNamara, Deborah Jones, Susan Porter, and Nancy Sinha

 

November 12, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA AUTHORS LEGISLATION TO BAN CAFFEINATED BOOZE

On October 29, 2010, State Senator Andrew Lanza introduced legislation, Senate bill S.8505, to prohibit the sale of caffeinated malt beverages. Super-caffeinated alcoholic drinks have become a growing cause for concern across the nation particularly among under-age kids and college students. Nicole Lynn Celestino, a 18 year old from Long Island, died after drinking the caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko, and students at colleges in New Jersey and Washington were hospitalized.Four Loko, one of the most popular brands, gets its name from the 4 stimulants added to its can: caffeine, taurine, guarana and wormwood, the active ingredient in absinthe. Dubbed 'blackout in a can' – Four Loko is a fruity malt liquor, loaded with caffeine, which contains 12% alcohol.

November 12, 2010
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NEWS FROM SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE MALCOLM A. SMITH

 

“I want to be one of the first to thank Joel Klein for his commitment and

November 10, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORED VETERANS AT BREAKFAST AND AWARDS CEREMONY

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden, a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, honored local veterans at a breakfast and awards ceremony ceremony in celebration of the country’s recognition of Veteran’s Day. Senator Golden’s remarks follow.

Good morning.

Thank you for all being here this morning as we gather to mark our community’s celebration of Veterans Day 2010.

November 10, 2010
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Rally to Call for the Completion of East Side Pedestrian Islands and Bikes Lane

Join Senator Serrano, pedestrians, cyclists, advocates, and other elected officials as they stand on the steps of City Hall to call for the completion of pedestrian and bike improvements on First and Second Avenues. As plans currently stand, the promised pedestrian islands and bike lanes stop at 34th Street, leaving a four-and-a-half mile gap through Midtown, the Upper East Side and Harlem. Attend, and make your voice heard!

November 10, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Moravia Masonic Temple

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the Moravia Masonic Temple, Sylvan Lodge No. 41. The Moravia Masonic Temple has been a staple of the Moravia Community since it was granted its official charter on November 27th, 1813, with New York State Governor Dewitt Clinton proudly serving as the Grand Master. Senator Nozzolio was honored to celebrate this historic occasion with the current leadership of the Freemasons.

Pictured left to right: Wendell Hatfield; Supervisor Gary Hatfield; Eilia Jahjah, Grand Director of Ceremonies; Charles Minister, Cayuga-Tompkins District Deputy; Donald Hatfield, Lodge Master; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Brant Sherlock; Mayor Rocky Mulvaney, Arbie Hatfield

 

November 10, 2010
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Jennings Department Store

The Jennings Department Store has been proudly serving the Moravia community for 150 years. Senator Mike Nozzolio recently presented owner Mark Wood with a special New York State Resolution in recognition of this special occasion.

Pictured left to right: Gary Mulvaney, Senator Mike Nozzolio, Mark Wood, Supervisor Gary Hatfield

 

November 10, 2010
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Extend the Holidays Toy Drive

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is once again inviting residents and local community organizations to participate in his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

November 10, 12:00 AM - January 4, 12:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO KICKS OFF ANNUAL “EXTEND THE HOLIDAYS” TOY DRIVE TO BENEFIT CHILDREN IN WINTHROP HOSPITAL’S PEDIATRIC WARD

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced the start of his annual “Extend the Holidays” toy drive.

“Extend the Holidays” is an annual toy drive Senator Fuschillo organizes for the benefit of children in Winthrop Hospital’s Pediatric Ward. Toys are delivered after the holiday season, so that children can experience the joys of receiving a holiday gift throughout the year.

November 10, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO READS TO KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS DURING CHATTERTON SCHOOL’S COMMUNITY READING DAY

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo reads to students in Ms. Kalos’ kindergarten class as part of Chatterton’s annual “Community Reading Day.”

November 9, 2010
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OPEN LETTER TO CONSTITUENTS OF THE SECOND SENATE DISTRICT

Dear Friend:

I would like to thank the residents of the 2nd Senate District for providing me with the opportunity to continue serving as their New York State Senator.  The ability to represent our community in the Senate over the past eight years has been a privilege and I look forward to working on everyone’s behalf over the next two.

November 9, 2010
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THE DAILY POLITICS: HIV/AIDS Activists To Protest, Get Arrested Any Minute Now

Excerpt from Celeste Katz's November 9, 2010 The Daily Politics blog post on a planned civil disobedience protesting Governor Paterson's veto of legislation that would bring the New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration's rental assistance program into line with every other similar program in New York State.

Advocates of a 30% rent cap for people with HIV/AIDS plan to block traffic near City Hall today (and get arrested for it) following a protest of Gov. Paterson's veto of the legislation.Among those planning to get hauled off in civil disobedience for lying down in the street to block traffic: Manhattan State Sen. Tom Duane, his chamber's first openly gay and openly HIV+ member.

November 9, 2010
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