No takers for Camp Gabriels

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: October 1, 2009  

GABRIELS - A reuse report released Thursday names two users who may still be interested but contains no suggested or planned reuse for former minimum-security prison Camp Gabriels.

Interested users can still inspect the facility, but the state Department of Correctional Services plans to file a certificate of abandonment with the state Office of General Services.

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NYS Department of State Extends Public Comment Deadline For Cease and Desist Programn to October 31st

New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today urged any and all homeowners affected by intense and repeated solicitations from real estate brokers to provide evidence in writing to the New York State Department of State in order to continue to keep all of Queens county as a cease and desist zone.

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SENATOR GOLDEN STATEMENT ON GUILTY VERDICT IN THE TRIAL OF SENIOR CITIZEN MUGGER

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the former Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging and sponsor of New York’s “Granny’s Law”,  has issued the following statement in response to the State Supreme Court decision finding Jack Rhodes guilty of robbery, burglary and assault of three senior citizens in 2007:     “Justice has been served in the name of New York’s senior citizens.

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Seward Takes Message To The People

The Daily Mail

By Jim Planck

CATSKILL — State Senator James Seward, R-Oneonta, held a town hall meeting at Catskill Middle School Tuesday night, giving attendees an overview of the current condition of state government and fielding questions from constituents.

“It’s no secret that we’ve had a very busy and interesting time in Albany this year,” Seward said.

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Seward Speaks Out For Dairy Farmers

Times Journal

By Patsy Nicosia

COBLESKILL -- He couldn’t confirm it—yet—but minutes before he was to speak at a dairy industry rally yesterday in Cobleskill, State Senator Jim Seward got a message many fear is just the beginning:  One of the banks in Chenango County was foreclosing on six farms there.

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Rockefeller Drug Law Reforms Are In Effect

Today is a historic day for the state of New York as the Rockefeller drug law reforms finally go into effect. Now, the failed drug policies of the past are replaced with a smarter approach that will make our communities stronger and safer.

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West Side Spirit: City Pols Protest Upstate Drilling

By Dan Rivoli

October 7, 2009

When the state laid out rules for natural gas drilling upstate on Sept. 30, elected officials miles away in New York City said, “kill the drill.”

That is because drilling, believed to contaminate water, can be done near watersheds where city residents get their drinking water.

Borough President Scott Stringer, along with various city officials, called for the state to ban drilling near the city’s water source.

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The Villager: Politicians, enviro groups call for a drilling ban in watershed

By Albert Amateau

October 7, 2009

The state Department of Environmental Conservation last week issued an 809-page draft generic environmental impact statement, or G.E.I.S., proposing rules for extracting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing drilling in New York City’s Upstate watershed.

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Senator Savino Hosts Back to School Giveaway

(Brooklyn) Senator Diane J. Savino and staff members handed out more than 500 back-to-school packets, filled with school supplies, to Coney Island school children on Wednesday, September 30th, at the South Brooklyn Youth Consortium, a youth organization that offers afterschool programs and job training.  

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