Issues: Miscellaneous

MCKINLEY STUDENT NORMAN ZHAO NAMED “SENATOR FOR A DAY”

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, 22nd District), today is announcing that McKinley Junior High School 8th Grade student Norman Zhao has been selected as the winner of the 8th Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest. In his essay, Norman wrote about the importance of the Brooklyn Public Library, and how as a Senator, he would work to prevent any budget cuts to libraries.

June 1, 2010
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Senator Farley Marks Memorial Day 2010

Senator Farley speaks at the Town of Glen Memorial Day remembrance.

June 1, 2010
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Senator Farley Marks Memorial Day 2010

Senator Hugh T. Farley marches at the Town of Glen Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31, 2010 with Montgomery County Sheriff Michael J. Amato and Undersheriff Jeffery T. Smith.

June 1, 2010
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Senator Farley Marks Memorial Day 2010

Senator Farley marches with the local Boy Scout troop at the Fonda-Fultonville Parade.

June 1, 2010
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Senator Farley Marks Memorial Day 2010

Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C,I – Schenectady) capped his observance of Memorial Day 2010 with visits to three Montgomery County Memorial Day parades on Monday, May 31--Fonda-Fultonville, Hagaman, and the Town of Glen. In the course of the annual observance, Senator Farley marched in eight such parades, the above three, plus Johnstown in Fulton County, Rotterdam and Scotia in Schenectady County, and Corinth in Saratoga County.

June 1, 2010
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Senator Foley Attends Brentwood LIFE Event

Senator Foley with members of the Brentwood Legion Volunteer Ambulance at the Brentwood LIFE event.  The goal of the event was to bring the community together to combat the negative elements that exist within the community and was attended by nearly 1,000 people. 

May 28, 2010
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Senator Foley Attends Brentwood LIFE Event

Senator Foley and Assemblyman Ramos with Ana Torres of Shepard's Gate at the Brentwood LIFE event.  The goal of the event was to bring the community together to combat the negative elements that exist within the community and was attended by nearly 1,000 people. 

May 28, 2010
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Senator Foley Attends Brentwood LIFE Event

Senator Foley and Assemblyman Ramos with Ruth Martinez of Brentwood Residents Against Violence Everyday (BRAVE) at the Brentwood LIFE event.  The goal of the event was to bring the community together to combat the negative elements that exist within the community and was attended by nearly 1,000 people. 

May 28, 2010
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Senator Foley Reduces Fiscal Burden on Vocational Education and Extension Boards

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced the passage of legislation that would change the way in which state aid overpayments to county vocational education and extension boards (CVEEB) are recovered.

The legislation does away with the current practice of requiring the boards to return overpayments but cutting a check to the state in one lump sum, which places a great deal of fiscal strain on the boards. The new practice would allow boards to repay the state through reductions in future state aid payments, amortized over three years.

May 28, 2010
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Statement from Senator Serrano: Restoration of Funding for State Parks and Living Museums

“As Chair of the committee that oversees the State Park system and living museums, I am thrilled that Governor Paterson and the Legislature have worked out a plan that will keep our parks open in time for Memorial Day weekend, and will allow us to enjoy all that our zoos, botanical gardens and aquariums have to offer in advance of the summer season.”

May 28, 2010
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Northeast Queens Memorial Day Events 2010

Northeast Queens Memorial Day Events

Saturday May 29th

9:30 AM- Bayside Hills Civic Association Memorial Day Observance- Memorial Mall, Bell Blvd and 53 Ave

Sunday May 30th

2:00 PM- College Point Memorial Day Parade- 26th Ave and College Point Blvd. 

Monday May 31st- Memorial Day

11 AM- Memorial Day Service Queens Veterans Plaza Springfield Blvd. and Jamaica Ave

May 28, 2010
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Paying Tribute on Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day we pay tribute to the men and women who have put their lives on the line to stand in defense of our American way of life.  The actions of those individuals strengthen our dedication to the exercise of freedom in our nation.   

May 28, 2010
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Debbie Basile Honored For Distinguished Service to the Babylon Community

Pictured Senator Owen H. Johnson presenting Legislative Resolution to Debbie Basile.

Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon, NY)  presented Debbie Basile with a Legislative Resolution honoring her 17 years of distinguished service as President of the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition at a celebration held in her honor on April 11, 2010 at Lily Flanagan’s Pub in Babylon.

May 28, 2010
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Statement From Senator Neil D. Breslin Re: Parks

For Immediate Release: May 28, 2010Contact: Maureen Cetrino – 518-455-2225“I share the outrage that New Yorkers have expressed at the closing of Thacher Park.  At a time when people are feeling overburdened by taxes and tough economic times, it was a slap in the face to tell them they could not even use their parks to celebrate Memorial Day.”

May 28, 2010
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STATEMENT BY SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER DEAN SKELOS

 

The Governor’s proposal to re-open state parks is a classic bait and switch scam that promises open parks and delivers a mess of millions of dollars in new taxes and fees on businesses and reduces environmental protection funds.  This disgraceful plan was negotiated in secret, in the middle of the night, by Speaker Silver and Senator Sampson.

 

May 28, 2010
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Senator Maziarz welcomes Brandon Lyles, Boys and Girls Club honoree, to Albany

WHEREAS,                 it is the duty of the people of the State of New York to recognize and acknowledge those within its midst, particularly young people, who have significant accomplishments and contributions to their credit; and

May 28, 2010
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Thanking The Webster Firefighter Of The Year

Webster - Senator Mike Nozzolio recently spoke to members of the Webster Volunteer Fire Department at their annual awards dinner and expressed his deep gratitude for the service they provide to the local community.

Pictured left to right are: Senator Mike Nozzolio; Bill Southwell, Firefighter of the Year; and Peter Elder, Mayor of the Village of Webster.

 

May 28, 2010
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Senator Valesky Proposes Legislation to Celebrate Legacy of Harriet Tubman by Naming Memorial Highway

SYRACUSE, N.Y.— The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that will designate New York State Highway Route 34 as the Harriet Tubman Memorial Highway.”  “This legislation celebrates the hard work and sacrifices Harriet Tubman made in the name of abolition,” Senator Valesky said.

May 28, 2010
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