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Senator Owen Johnson Honors Carol Quirk, 2010 Woman of Distinction

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), recently honored Carol Quirk of Deer Park as a 2010 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.”  Carol Quirk currently serves as Town Clerk in the Town of Babylon, where she is responsible for maintaining and archiving all town records as well as issuing state and town permits. Before serving as Town Clerk, she served as a Babylon Town Councilwoman for over seven years. She has been a resident and active community member of Deer Park for over 40 years.

May 27, 2010
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Senator Young Honors "Woman of Distinction" Helen Worth

ALBANY - State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) honored Portville resident Helen Worth yesterday at the annual prestigious “Women of Distinction” ceremony at the State Capitol in Albany.  Mrs.

May 27, 2010
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Recognizing 60 Years Of Fire Service

Newark - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke at the annual Newark Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary dinner where he presented a special New York State Resolution that he adopted in the New York State Senate to commemorate the 60th anniversary of their organization.

Pictured left to right are: Carol Scott, Vice President; Orintha Orbaker, President; Senator Mike Nozzolio; Ida Mae Hylkema Monje, the only remaining charter member; Elaine Snow, Secretary; Shirley Menton, Chaplin; and Esther Ahrens, Treasurer.

 

 

 

 

May 27, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors 2010 Woman of Distinction, Peggy Liuzzi, Executive Director of Child Care Solutions

Senator DeFrancisco started the "Women of Distinction” Award in 1998 to recognize and honor women who excel in their fields and contribute to the community.  Recipients are women from the 50th District who have exemplified personal excellence and inspired other women to realize mea

May 27, 2010
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5-27-10 Senator Owen H. Johnson Comments on the State Budget and State Park Closures

Given the nature of the economy, Long Islanders want an affordable vacation and will want to use our State Park facilities for swimming, camping, golfing, picnics, and hiking beginning on the Memorial Day Weekend.  I am outraged that our State Budget is 56 days late and that State Parks are being targeted for closure or service reductions. 

Last night, my Senate Republican colleagues and I introduced a proposal to restore funding to State Parks by using excess funds relating to the New York Power Authority without the necessity of dipping into the Environmental Protection Fund. 

Senate Democrats have talked about the need to reopen our parks, but every single one of them voted against our plan that would have ensured that all New Yorkers have access to fully operational parks as the holiday weekend approaches.

The Democratic leadership in the State Senate has continuously dragged their feet on passing a State Budget that stops irresponsible spending, targets fraud and waste in government, and reduces a bloated bureaucracy. 

Simply put, if the Democratic Senate leadership established Budget Conference Committees, as required by law, a Budget would be in place and all of our State Parks would be open and fully operational. 

Let’s stop the games and start negotiations immediately!  Our families and all New Yorkers are starting to face serious consequences due to this late Budget.  In my own district, the contractors performing work for the state are not being paid, school aid payments are late, the grass on our parkways is not being cut, and even the state DOT is rationing gas! This is outrageous!  We need to pass a responsible state budget today!

Never in the history of our state, even during the Great Depression, have New York State Parks closed.  Let’s stop the games and begin negotiating a responsible Budget that includes more than three Democrats from New York City.

May 27, 2010
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Hispanics Ignored Once Again

PRESS RELEASEMay 27, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hispanics Ignored Once Again

I am glad to hear that our future Governor, Andrew Cuomo has called Rev. Al Sharpton to apologize for not choosing a person of color on his ballot for Governor.

May 27, 2010
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Helen Henkel Honored as a NYS Senate Contemporary Woman of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 25th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was proud to honor Yonkers resident Helen Henkel as one of the New York State Senate’s Contemporary Women of Distinction. As a Contemporary Woman of Distinction, Ms. Henkel was honored for her contributions that have enriched the quality of life in our community.

May 27, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors 2010 Woman of Distinction, Peggy Liuzzi, Executive Director of Child Care Solutions

Senator DeFrancisco started the "Women of Distinction” Award in 1998 to recognize and honor women who excel in their fields and contribute to the community.  Recipients are women from the 50th District who have exemplified personal excellence and inspired other women to realize mea

May 27, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS COMMUNITY ACTIVIST MARY CLAVIN AS “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”


Senator Marty Golden, with honoree Mary Clavin, and her proud husband Peter.

May 27, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS COMMUNITY ACTIVIST MARY CLAVIN AS “WOMAN OF DISTINCTION”

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden this week honored community activist Mary Clavin, for her outstanding work on behalf of our community, with special recognition from the State Senate as a 2010 New York “Woman of Distinction.” Senator Golden presented the award to Mary Clavin, who was joined by her husband Peter, at a ceremony held in the State Capitol in Albany.

May 27, 2010
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Mary Boatfield Honored by Senator Nozzolio at 2010 NYS Senate Women of Distinction Ceremony

Albany- Chosen by Senator Mike Nozzolio for her extraordinary accomplishments and commitment to helping children and families throughout her community, Mary Walsh Boatfield of Geneva, CEO of Happiness House/Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association, is among the outstandin

May 26, 2010
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Senator Robach Honors Greece Chamber President as "Woman of Distinction"

On Tuesday, May 25, Senator Robach honored Jodie Perry, president of the Greece Chamber of Commerce as a "Woman of Distinction". The "Woman of Distinction" program was created as part of the Senate's celebration of Women's History Month. In addition to recognizing present-day women, the Senate hosts a display in Albany that honors other distinguished women from New York's past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts.

May 26, 2010
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Senator Robach Honors Jodie Perry as Woman of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 25, Senator Robach honored Jodie Perry, president of the Greece Chamber of Commerce as a "Woman of Distinction". The "Woman of Distinction" program was created as part of the Senate's celebration of Women's History Month. In addition to recognizing present-day women, the Senate hosts a display in Albany that honors other distinguished women from New York's past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts.

May 26, 2010
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5.25.10 Legislative Update

Here is my latest "Legislative Update" program where I talk about my concern about the late budget and our attempts to get our Parks back open in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

May 26, 2010
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LOCAL RESIDENT HONORED BY SENATOR LAVALLE-

2010 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction Named

May 26, 2010
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Padavan Honors Terri Pouymari as 2010 Woman of Distinction

 New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) honored Terri Pouymari, President of the Auburndale Improvement Association as a 2010 “Woman of Distinction” during an awards ceremony at the State Capitol on Tuesday May 25, 2010.

The prestigious award honors women throughout New York state for their service to the community and their personal and professional excellence. Women of Distinction honorees come from all walks of life and are recognized for their courage, integrity and perseverance in improving the lives of New Yorkers

May 26, 2010
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Aubertine Holds Bipartisan Roundtable on Legislation Intended to Limit New York’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

Meeting expands dialogue with business groups to better gauge bill’s impact and effectiveness

May 26, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Statement Regarding

May 26, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Statement Regarding Choice for Lieutenant Governor

“I want to offer my congratulations to Mayor Robert Duffy on being chosen by Andrew Cuomo as his running mate.

May 26, 2010
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