Issues: Recreation and Tourism

Sen. Aubertine Fighting to Keep State Parks Open

 

Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses

 

March 24, 2010
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Senate Majority Committed To Saving Our Parks

Senate Democrats Preserve Recreational Facilities and Bolster Small Businesses

Today, the Senate Majority and advocates stood together in support of State Parks. 

March 24, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO GENERATE VITAL REVENUE

Senator Klein’s Video Lottery Terminal Legislation Expected to Generate $100 Million Annually

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Wednesday that the Senate passed legislation to expand hours and types of games for video lottery terminals (VLTs). Klein’s bill (S.706-D) is expected to generate an additional $100 million annually for state aid to education. There are currently more than 13,000 video lottery gaming machines at horse racing tracks across the state.

March 17, 2010
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April 6, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11

 

In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

 

March 11, 2010
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Public Hearing: Harlem's Historic African Burial Ground

Joint – Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and RecreationChair: Senator José M. Serranoand Senate Standing Committee on Corporations, Authorities and CommissionsChair: Senator Bill PerkinsPublic Hearing: African Burial GroundPlace: 171 E. 121st Street, Elmendorf Reformed Church, New York, New YorkTime: 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.Contact: Greg Meyer (518) 455-2795Media Contact: Damaris Olivo (212) 828-5829ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Day of rejoicing

Locals jubilantly welcome their Olympians home with parade

By CHRIS KNIGHT, Enterprise Senior Staff Writer POSTED: March 6, 2010

Saranac Lake loves a parade. It also loves its local Olympians.

Put the two together, and you get one heck of a party.

To read more click HERE.

March 8, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Room 801 LOB

March 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Stachowski Calls For Parks Funding In Budget

        In a press conference outside the Senate Chamber today, Senator William T. Stachowski (D-C, Lake View), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business, voiced his strong opposition to the devastating cuts to State Parks in Governor David A. Paterson's Executive Budget proposal.

March 3, 2010
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Legislators, Advocates Call On Governor Paterson To Restore Funding For State Parks And Historic Sites

Senator Jose M. Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) and Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D- Setauket), Chairs of the Assembly and Senate Committees overseeing State Parks, joined with colleagues from both sides of the aisle and advocates on Wednesday to discuss and oppose the devastating cuts to parks in Governor David A. Paterson’s proposed Executive Budget for FY 2010-11.

March 3, 2010
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Newsday: Brentwood rally aims to show support for state park

Surrounded by a crowd of some 250 youth soccer players and their families Sunday at Brentwood State Park, state Sen. Brian Foley sent a message he hoped Gov. David A. Paterson will hear.

February 24, 2010
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SNOWMOBILE SWEEP AN INSULT TO NEW YORKERS

      Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today criticized the Governor for trying to raid a dedicated fund set aside for snowmobile trail development to pay for bloated state spending in other areas.

February 24, 2010
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Senate Passes Valesky Bill that Supports Local Wineries, Allows Sale and Consumption at Food Festivals

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--Supporting local and farm wineries, the New York State Senate has passed legislation (S5440B) sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) expanding the ability of  wineries to sell wine for consumption at food festivals, significantly increasing the market for in-state producers.

February 23, 2010
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Sen. Foley & Advocates Rally to Save Long Island's Parks

Nearly 300 park goers from local communities joined State Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) at a rally to support Long Island’s parks. The rally came in response to Gov. Paterson’s proposed cuts targeting state parks in order to fix the budget deficit.

February 22, 2010
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Support for Point au Roche State Park organizing

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

February 22, 2010 03:28 am

BEEKMANTOWN — The fight for Point au Roche State Park has begun.

Point au Roche, Macomb Reservation State Park in Schuyler Falls and the John Brown Farm in Lake Placid are among 41 parks and 14 historic sites recommended for closure by the state Office of Parks and Recreation.

The closures, announced Friday, are meant to address the office's proposed $29 million budget cut and are set to start April 1.

February 22, 2010
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Governor Paterson Releases Park Closure Plan

Albany, N.Y., February 19—A plan released earlier today by New York Governor David Paterson to close more than 50 state parks and historic sites would impact several regional parks, State Senator George Winner (R-C-I, Elmira) said.

The parks in Winner’s legislative district that would face closure or service reductions under the Paterson plan are the Newtown Battlefield State Park , Chemung County (full closure); Buttermilk Falls State Park, Tompkins County (closure of public swimming area); and Stony Brook State Park, Steuben County (closure of public swimming area).

Winner released the following statement:

“Every legislator recognizes the enormous fiscal challenge facing New York State and the consequences for the local communities we represent.

February 19, 2010
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GRIFFO SAYS TAKE A LONG LOOK BEFORE LOOKING TO CLOSE PARKS

Senator Griffo’s Statement on Parks Budget Cut Proposal

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Senator Jose M. Serrano, Chair 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Hearing Room A

February 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Participate in Arts Day 2010!

 

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February 18, 2010
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