Issues: Gaming

EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES, TRAIL BY TRAIL

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column 

July 6, 2015
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR JACK M. MARTINS

"A proposal has been floated to exempt the siting of VLT facilities in Nassau County from local zoning requirements. I oppose the proposal and any effort to preempt local zoning oversight in Nassau County. I will continue to fight efforts to diminish or eliminate local control in our county. A local community's voice in shaping growth and development must be respected and preserved."

June 25, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Room 510 LOB

June 9, 9:30 AM - 9:31 AM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Room 510 LOB

June 2, 9:30 AM - 9:35 AM
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RITCHIE HONORED BY OSWEGO COUNTY FEDERATION OF SPORTSMEN’S CLUBS

In recognition of her efforts to support outdoors enthusiasts, State Senator Patty Ritchie was recently honored by the Oswego County Federation of Sportsmen with the group’s “Advocate of Sportsmen Award.”

Representatives of the group—which includes 27 sportsmen's clubs with over 4,500 members—presented the Senator with the special award on a recent visit to the State Capitol. 

May 1, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering  Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair  9:30 AM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Room 510 LOB

April 28, 9:31 AM - 9:36 AM
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Senate Celebrates Earth Day and Passes Package of Bills to Protect the Environment

The New York State Senate today celebrated Earth Day and passed an extensive package of bills that would create new protections for natural resources, promote energy conservation, help create green jobs, and increase tourism through enhanced recreational opportunities. Senate Majority Leader Dean G.

April 22, 2015
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West Seneca Family Health & Safety Fair

Free Admission

Blood Donations

Free Services and Screenings from the following providers or vendors:

 

Alzheimer’s Association of WNY

Bakery Victory Dental Center

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Boy scouts of America

Cancer Services of Erie County

CERT

Curves of West Seneca

D’Youville -

ECC – Nursing School

Erie County Sheriff’s Office

Elder Care Solutions

Girl scouts of WNY

April 25, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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March 19, 2:15 PM - 2:18 PM
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March 16, 5:30 PM - 5:41 PM
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Committee Meeting: Racing, Gaming and Wagering Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Racing, Gaming and Wagering Senator John J. Bonacic, Chair 9:30 AM, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Room 510 LOB

March 3, 9:30 AM - 9:37 AM
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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON NASSAU OTB ENDING FORTUNOFF CASINO PROPOSAL

“Earlier today, Nassau OTB officially abandoned its plan to put a VLT facility at the former Fortunoff’s Store in Westbury.

This is welcome news for all of us who have spent the last several weeks telling OTB that a VLT facility does not belong at this site. It is too close to our homes, our schools, and it would have a negative impact on the community.

I thank OTB for finally listening to the thousands of residents, community leaders, and elected officials who voiced their concerns and abandoning its plan.”

January 31, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS STATEMENT ON LAWSUIT TO STOP NASSAU OTB'S FORTUNOFF CASINO PROPOSAL

"For weeks we have been telling OTB that Fortunoff's is the wrong place for a VLT facility, period. It's too close to our homes, to our schools, and has no place in our community. The entire community, its elected officials, and leaders stand united in opposition. The Town of Hempstead has confirmed what everyone outside of OTB has known all along; that this facility is too close to our homes. OTB needs to listen to the community and walk away."

January 29, 2015
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February 9, 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
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Griffo to Gaming Commission: Adding Four Casinos in NY is a Bad Bet

UTICA – With the Gaming Facility Location Board deciding Tuesday to re-open the bidding process for a fourth casino, Senator Joseph A. Griffo is asking the state Gaming Commission to put a moratorium on granting licenses.

January 14, 2015
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January 13, 2015
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Chanukah is the celebration of Miracles!

"Chanukah is the celebration of miracles, a reminder that all things are possible," Senator Parker said.  "As you celebrate the spirit of Chanukah with friends and family, I wish you health, happiness and good fortune." The holiday celebrates a legendary victory of the Maccabees, a band of Jews, over a Greek army that occupied the Holy Land.  After the battle, the victorious Maccabees found only a one day supply of oil in the temple to light the lamps.  But the oil burned miraculously for eight days, the story says.

December 17, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Announces Sullivan County Will be Home to Sole Casino in Catskills/Hudson Valley Region

New York State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) is pleased to announce that today the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board has announced its selection for the Catskills/Hudson Valley Region, and that the winning applicant is Montreign Resort and Casino located in the Town of Thompson in Sullivan County.

December 17, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Provides Comments for a Fox 5 News program regarding Online Gambling (Click on story to get link to the video)

Senator Bonacic provided comments for an informative Fox 5 News program that aired on August 4, 2014. The program was about online gambling, and Senator Bonacic discussed the potential for online gambling legislation for New York.  

August 5, 2014
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