Bill would encourage solar, wind power

By DAN HEATHPress Republican Staff Writer

February 26, 2010 10:31 am

— PLATTSBURGH — A measure to promote expanded use of solar- and wind-powered electricity-generation systems has been approved by both legislative chambers in Albany.

Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) said the bill, which she co-sponsored, changes the current net-metering law to remove restrictions that prevented many non-residential customers from taking part.

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SENATOR GOLDEN LEADS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR

Brooklyn- Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), together with the Chinese American Partnership, today announced plans to host their Annual Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at New Utrecht High School, located at 1601-80th Street in Brooklyn.

The celebration will include cultural performances and food, entertainment, and the distribution of important community information. Senator Golden will honor local leaders at the event with proclamations from the New York State Senate. A lucky drawing will also be held for prizes.

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NOMINATE SOMEONE WHO HELPED DURING THE STORM

  Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt.

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Census 2010 "It's In Our Hands"

Census forms begin arriving in mailboxes March 15th.

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SENATOR STACHOWSKI HOLDS ‘VIRTUAL’ TOWN HALL MEETING

       Senator William Stachowski (D-C, Lake View) held a ‘virtual’ town hall meeting via the internet on the topic of the 2010-2011 state budget on Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.        Approximately 80 residents throughout the 58th Senate District participated by watching live and speaking directly to the senator through emails, text messages, phone calls and live streaming in the hour long virtual town hall meeting.  Residents asked the senator questions about issues such as how the state

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Family Health Care Decisions Act

Imagine someone you love is incapacitated and unable to make decisions concerning his own well being.  Now imagine that there is no way you can help this individual because the proper paper work is not in place.  Even though you know very well the wishes of your loved one, your hands are tied. 

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SENATOR MALCOLM A. SMITH RECEIVES TOP HONOR FROM NEW YORK FAMILIES FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN, INC

Senator Smith will receive the “Guardian Angel” for 2010 award today, Thursday, February 25th.

(ST. ALBANS, NY)- Senate President Malcolm A. Smith is slated to be honored by the New York Families for Autistic Children, Inc (NYFAC). Senator Smith will receive the “Guardian Angel” for 2010 award tonight, Thursday, February 25, 2010, at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

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Ranzenhofer Announces Satellite Office Hours in Clarence

State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer has announced today that his staff will hold satellite office hours on Thursday, March 11, 2010 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place.

“Ensuring my constituents have access to New York State government is one of my top priorities.  I welcome all Clarence residents to meet with a member of my staff to discuss important issues or ask questions concerning State departments or agencies,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. 

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Ranzenhofer Awards Liberty Medals to Clarence First Responders; One of New York's highest civilian honors

Clarence, NY – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer awarded New York State Senate Liberty Medals to Clarence First Responders last night at the Clarence Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner. 

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