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Webster Challenger Bowl

The Webster Challenger Bowl is a remarkable flag football program for developmentally challenged young adults. Senator Mike Nozzolio recently attended the final flag football game of the season to watch these outstanding young men and women work together and learn about sportsmanship and teamwork.

November 15, 2010
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It's last call for caffeinated alcoholic drink Four Loko on Staten Island

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island fans of caffeinated alcoholic drink Four Loko will soon need to take a road trip to catch their favorite buzz.

The maker of potent Four Loko agreed voluntarily yesterday to stop shipping the drink to New York state by Friday.

Earlier in the weekend, the largest New York distributors said they would cease deliveries of the drink to markets throughout the state; they will have until Dec. 10 to clear inventory.

Four Loko has been on the radar of the State Liquor Authority, which had begun to question its safety and target audience.

"There is simply not enough research to show that these products are safe," said SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen, in a statement.

November 15, 2010
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Celebrating Victories and Engaging in Civil Disobedience for New York’s Disadvantaged

On November 11, at Voices of Community Advocates and Leaders New York’s (VOCAL NY) 10th Anniversary Gala, I was honored to receive the inaugural Bob Kohler Award in recognition of my work on behalf of people who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, homelessness or incarceration.  This award was especially meaningful not only because of my close partnership with VOCAL NY in securing significant legislative victories but also because the award was named for my friend the late Bob Kohler, who was a legendary progressive activist and champion for New York's least advantaged.  I was also pleased to share the recognition with the organization's other honorees, U.S.

November 12, 2010
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Clyde VFW

Senator Mike Nozzolio recently had the opportunity to meet with members of the Clyde VFW Post 947 and thank them for their dedicated service to our Country. The Clyde VFW is an important part of Clyde and its members support our community and our local veterans in countless ways.

Pictured left to right: Steve Groat, Homer Smith, Senator Mike Nozzolio, Carm Pascarella, Mike Nicoletta, Dan Delisio, Mayor Gerald Fremouw

 

November 12, 2010
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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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