Statement By Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith And Conference Leader John L. Sampson On The Passing Of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

“Last night, America lost a true patriot and dedicated public servant. Throughout his storied career in the U.S. Senate, which spanned nearly half a century, Ted Kennedy epitomized the courage, unwavering resolve and commitment to justice that is the hallmark of our nation.

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Seward & Butler Check On New Technology In Frankfort

The Evening Times

By Rob Juteau

Frankfort, N.Y. - More than a year after announcing that they would be taking the light bulb to the next level with the creation of a division focused on developing light-emitting diodes, officials at Fiberdyne Labs welcomed state Senator James Seward and state Assemblyman Marc Butler to their location in the Frankfort 5S North Business Park Tuesday for an inspection of sorts.

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Senator Velmanette Montgomery Letter To Commissioner John B. Mattingly re: Day Cares

August 26, 2009

Commissioner John B. MattinglyAdministration for Children Services150 William Street 18th FloorNew York, NY 10038

Dear Commissioner Mattingly:

There were a number of concerns raised at our public hearing over the proposed closure of over 120 ACS day care classrooms, and the transfer of over 3,500 four and five year old children from subsidized child care to kindergarten. Thanks to federal stimulus funding, and the intervention of the City Council, those closures were averted.

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Serrano at Island Kids Celebration

Senator Serrano was on Roosevelt Island for the culmination of the Island Kids Summer Camp. The camp is for children ages 5 to 13, and its programming includes swimming, sports, arts and crafts, music, culinary arts, and weekly field trips. This program offers partial and full scholarships to low-income families, who might otherwise not be able to participate. The 2009 season kicked off on July 7th, and there was an upbeat closing ceremony on August 26th.

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Senator Oppenheimer's Legislation providing for Liscensure of Electrical Inspectors in Westchester County is Signed Into Law

Senator Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce that her bill, S. 5713, which provides for the licensing of electrical inspectors by the county of Westchester, was recently signed into law by Governor Paterson.

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Senator Flanagan Honors Commack Resident Debbie Virga As His 2009 Woman of Distinction

               Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently honored Debbie Virga, who served as the Chairperson of Community Relations for the Commack School District, as his 2009 Woman of Distinction.  As part

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NEW YORK STATE SENATOR BILL STACHOWSKI SECURES $300,000 GRANT ON BEHALF OF THE BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

NEW YORK STATE SENATOR BILL STACHOWSKI SECURES $300,000 GRANT ON BEHALF OF THE BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

 

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Members of the Board of Trustees and management from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra gathered at Kleinhans Music Hall on Tuesday, August 25th, to thank New York State Senator William Stachowski for securing a $300,000 grant on behalf of the Western New York cultural icon. 

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