Issues: Miscellaneous

Senator Johnson Honors Chief Cromarty

 State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently honored retired Chief Woodrow Cromarty II for his 32 years of distinguished service to the Amityville Police Department.Chief Cromarty joined the Amityville Police Department as a police officer in 1975 and rose through the ranks of Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant before being named Chief in 1996.

April 1, 2008
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Senator Johnson Supports Federation Of Organizations

State Capitol, Albany, New York, April 1, 2008 -- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was on hand for the Federation of Organizations 27th Annual Community Mental Health Awards Luncheon which was held earlier this month at the Huntington Hilton.

The Federation of OrganizationS is a multi-service, community-based social welfare agency operating programs that utilize peer support within a self-help model.

April 1, 2008
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Senator Johnson Recognized At Annual ALS Ride For Life

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recognized for his support in the fight to cure Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, at the 2008 ALS Ride For Life from Montauk to Manhattan.  Senator Johnson caught up with this year’s riders when they stopped in Tanner Park in Copiague.  The Senator is pictured accepting a certificate from Events Coordinator Mike Dinowitz.

March 27, 2008
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Senator Johnson Greets Suffolk County Student Musicians

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, is pictured greeting the student musicians from throughout Suffolk County who are members of the elite All-County Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Ensembles. The students traveled to Albany to perform in conjunction with Music in Our Schools Month which is held annually during the month of March. Throughout the month, talented student performers from all across the state travel to Albany to perform for legislators and discuss pertinent issues relating to music education.

March 24, 2008
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State Senator George Onorato (D-Queens) today sent the following letter to Jaclyn Brilling, Secretary

Honorable Jaclyn A. BrillingSecretaryNew York State Public Service Commission3 Empire State PlazaAlbany, NY 12223-1350

Re: CASE 06-E-0894 -- Proceeding on Motion of the Commission to Investigatethe Electric Power Outages in Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.'s Long Island City Electric Network

Dear Secretary Brilling:

March 13, 2008
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Senator Johnson Visits Children's Centers New Home In Bay Shore

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently met with officials of the Adults and Children With Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc.’s (ACLD) Kramer Learning Center at the grounds of their soon-to-be new facility on Greenwood Road in Bay Shore. The new facility -- "The Children’s Center for Learning and Recreation at Bay Shore" will be located on the grounds of the former Mark Country Day School property.

January 24, 2008
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Senator Johnson Pledges To Help Outreach Center For The Poor Devastated By Fire

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently paid a visit to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Roman Catholic Church in Wyandanch to offer his support and assess the damage that was caused to church property by an accidental fire on December 30th. The Senator is pictured with Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church Pastor, the Reverend Bill Brisotti and Noelle Campbell. the Executive Director of the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center in front of one of the trailers that was destroyed by the fire.

January 8, 2008
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Senator Johnson Receives American Patriot Award

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently presented with the American Patriot Award by the American Legion Post #365 in Bay Shore. The plaque that the Legionnaires presented to Senator Johnson thanked the Senator for his many years of service as a New York State Senator, U.S. Marine and Outstanding Citizen.

December 20, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Announces New Youth Athletic Facility For Webster And Wayne County

Webster - State Senator Michael Nozzolio today joined officials from the Towns of Webster and Ontario and local youth sports enthusiasts to announce the construction of a new youth athletic facility in the Town of Webster. Senator Nozzolio secured $1.5 million in state funding for the athletic complex to be built off of Basket Road. The new multi-sport venue will be lighted and will be used for youth baseball as well as football, soccer and lacrosse.

December 10, 2007
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Senator Farley Remembers Pearl Harbor Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) asks constituents to bow their heads in a few moments of silence on Friday, December 7th, in honor of Pearl Harbor Day."It was on that day in 1941 that Japanese planes attacked the United States in Hawaii, killing some 2,000 Americans," Senator Farley said. "Unfortunately, over the years, some may have forgotten what that day meant and how President Franklin Roosevelt was right when he said it will live in infamy. As we continue to fight in the War on Terrorism and have military loved ones overseas during the holidays, we must remember our fallen brothers and sisters who have given their lives for this Country."

December 6, 2007
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We Pause To Give Thanks

 

While I typically devote my weekly column to the work of state government and the efforts of the New York State Senate to propose, craft and pass laws that would improve our lives, this week I wanted to take a momentary departure to observe one of the governmental roots of Thanksgiving.

 

November 15, 2007
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Senator Johnson Helps Break Ground At Advanced Research And Technology Center

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, joined with Stony Brook University President Dr. Shirley Strum Kenny; National Grid Executive Director and Deputy Chairman Robert Catell; Senators John Flanagan and Kenneth Lavalle and others, in breaking ground at the new Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center at Stony Brook University. The new Center was made possible in part through a state grant for $35 million that was secured by Senator Johnson and the Long Island Senate delegation.

October 24, 2007
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Senator Johnson On Hand For Opening Of Anthony Casamento Exhibit

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon) was recently on hand for the Anthony Casamento Medal of Honor Exhibit Opening at the West Islip Public Library. The exhibit features Corporal Casamento’s Medal of Honor and other related memorabilia thanks to the generosity of his daughter, Mary Casamento of California. Ms. Casamento and other members of her family traveled to West Islip to be at the ceremony commemorating the opening of the exhibit.

October 24, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Delivers $100,000 For Renovation Of The Edith B. Ford Memorial Library In Ovid

Ovid- Calling our local libraries the window to the world, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced that he has secured a $100,000 State grant for renovation of the Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at the library, located at 7169 North Main Street in Ovid.“Our libraries provide countless opportunities for everyone in the community, from our children and families to our adults and senior citizens,” said Senator Nozzolio.

October 11, 2007
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From Weapons Storage To Data Recovery: Nozzolio Delivers $250,000 To Transform Seneca Army Depot Into Data Disaster Recovery Facility

Romulus—State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today delivered $250,000 in state funding he secured to develop the Seneca Army Depot and bring new jobs and economic development to Seneca County.

September 24, 2007
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Senator Johnson Recognizes Island Drafting & Technical Institute

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, was recently joined by Assemblyman Robert Sweeney and Senator Charles Fuschillo in presenting a New York State Legislative Resolution to the Island Drafting and Technical Institute in Amityville. The Institute, which is one of the oldest career colleges on Long Island, recently celebrated 50 years of service to the community.

September 20, 2007
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Senator Johnson Welcomes TII Network Technologies To Edgewood

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, recently joined officials from TII Network Technologies and other elected officials in cutting the ribbon at the company’s new 25,000 square-foot headquarters at the Heartland Center in Edgewood near the Deer Park Train Station. TII is a leader in developing and manufacturing advanced network technology solutions for the telecommunications industry.

September 20, 2007
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Senator Nozzolio Announces $25,000 To Protect Sodus Bay Watershed

Sodus Bay— Citing the importance of preserving the water quality in the Sodus Bay Watershed and ensuring clean, safe water for residents, State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that he has secured an $25,000 State grant to help protect and preserve water quality in the Sodus Bay Watershed. “Sodus Bay is an environmental jewel,” said Senator Nozzolio. “It is one of the most treasured and beautiful natural resources in the Finger Lakes region, and a popular tourist attraction for visitors.

September 10, 2007
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Babylon’s Corinne Disomma Named 2007 Woman Of Distinction

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, presented Corinne DiSomma of Babylon --Town of Babylon receiver of Taxes -- with the 2007 New York State Woman of Distinction award at a special ceremony held at the State Legislative Office Building this week. Corinne, a lifelong resident of Babylon, was one of more than 40 women from all across the state who were honored with the prestigious award that recognizes women whose work has enriched the quality of life in their communities.

September 7, 2007
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Senator Johnson Commends The Academy Of St. Joseph On Their 150th Birthday

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon) and State Senator Caesar Trunzo (3rd Senate District) commended the Academy of St. Joseph in Brentwood on reaching their 150th birthday. The private Roman Catholic Academy operates a co-ed elementary and middle school as well as the only all-girls high school in Suffolk County. Their student body is gathered from communities throughout Suffolk County as close as Brentwood and as far away as Hampton Bays.

September 5, 2007
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