Skelos Honors Oceanside Boy Scout For His Historic Achievement

SKELOS HONORS OCEANSIDE BOY SCOUT FOR HIS HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT

New York State Senator Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today honored Shawn Goldsmith with a New York State Senate Liberty Medal, which is one of the highest civilian awards a New York resident can receive, for his outstanding achievement of earning all 121 Merit Badges offered by the Boy Scouts. Senator Skelos, in addition, presented Shawn with a New York State Senate Proclamation for his exemplary efforts.

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Senator Johnson Congratulates Babylon Memorial Grade School

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon) recently paid a visit to the Babylon Memorial Grade School where he presented the school with a New York State Legislative Resolution commending the school on being named a 2008 National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership. Babylon Memorial Grade School was one of only five elementary schools chosen nationwide for this prestigious honor.

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Public Pensions Are Weighing On Taxpayers

Taxpayer support of state and local public employee retirement programs has increased more in New York than any other state except Arizona, recently released U.S.

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Testimony Of John J. Bonacic On Nyri's Power Line Proposal

Thank you for having this hearing here in Sullivan County. My name is John Bonacic and I represent the 42nd State Senate District which includes all or parts of Delaware, Sullivan, Ulster, and Orange Counties. I welcome the Public Service Commission to Sullivan County.

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Fitness Goals

So, here we are a month into the new year.  How is that New Year’s Resolution coming along?

For many individuals a top priority is losing weight.  Not a bad idea when put in the proper context.  Unfortunately so many people concentrate only on the numbers on the scale.  Health experts agree though that in order to achieve a healthy level of fitness you need to focus on a more well rounded lifestyle. 

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Senator Ranzenhofer Receives Committee Assignments

Amherst, N.Y. – State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-Amherst) has become the Ranking Member of the State Senate Committee on Aging.  He will also serve on the Agriculture, Banks, Corporations, Judiciary and Tourism Committees.

 

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Seward Comments On Gillibrand Appointment

ONEONTA, 01/23/09 – Senator James L. Seward today commented on Governor David Paterson’s selection of Kirsten Gillibrand for U.S. Senator to replace Hillary Clinton.

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Statement From Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Re: United States Senate Appointment

"Today's appointment of Kirsten Gillibrand by Governor Paterson to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is a shining example of our democratic process at work.  

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Top State Crime Officials Come To Middletown

State Senator John J. Bonacic brought New York State’s top Criminal Justice official to Middletown today to discuss crime in the City with the goal of directing more State resources into the City.

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Statement From Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith

"Today we celebrate the life and extraordinary achievements of one of our nation's most beloved and influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King taught us that all people, regardless of race, were created equal- a promise made by our forefathers at the birth of this nation but ignored throughout the dark corners of our country infected by racism and hatred. Dr. King helped fulfill that promise for generations of Americans and changed the course of history for the better. He is someone whose life made others possible. 

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