Aubertine, Burling, Koon Host Agriculture Roundtable

 

Lawmakers discuss dairy crisis, farm labor with farmers, business and community leaders 

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SENATOR SKELOS APPOINTS MEMBERS TO MONSERRATE COMMITTEE

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos today announced members of his conference to serve on the committee that will investigate the matter regarding Senator Hiram Monserrate.

Members of the Republican Conference appointed by Senator Skelos include Senator Andrew Lanza (R-I, Staten Island), a former Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, Senator John Flanagan (R-C-I, East Northport), a former Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, Senator James Alesi (R-C-I, Perinton), a former Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee and Senator Cathy Young (R-I-C, Olean).

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Essex County RSVP wins award; celebrates 35th

By LOHR McKINSTRY, Press Republican Staff Writer

October 21, 2009 03:26 am

PORT HENRY — The Essex County Retired Senior Volunteer Program celebrated its 35th year in a special way — as winner of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg's Caritas Award.

At RSVP's recent 35th-annual Recognition Ceremony, diocesan director of Catholic Charities Sister Donna Franklin praised the 465 volunteers who logged 62,009 hours of service at 95 sites in Essex County between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009.

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New Yorkers urged to vote yes on Tri-Lakes power project

By KIM SMITH DEDAMPress Republican Staff Writer

October 21, 2009 03:28 am

TUPPER LAKE — New York Power Authority President and CEO Richard Kessel stood under new 46-kilovolt power lines here, urging New York voters to approve Proposition 1 on the Nov. 3 ballot.

The proposition for a constitutional amendment would finalize state procedure to support new power lines that have already been run 23 miles at a cost of $30 million.

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Sen. Schneiderman, Assm. Jeffries, Civil Rights Groups Announce ‘Actual Innocence’ Bill To Exonerate Wrongly Convicted

Groups Laud Major Legislation To Improve the Criminal Justice System

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Senate Schedules Budget Oversight Hearings RE: Deficit Reduction Plan

Albany, NY—Committed to the development of a fiscally prudent deficit reduction plan that protects vital services without imposing any new taxes or fees, New York State Senate Finance Committee Chairman Carl Kruger has scheduled two additional regional budget hearings for Thursday, October 29th in Westchester County, and Monday, November 2nd in Buffalo. Hearings in New York City and Long Island were previously announced. 

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Electric Car Plant May Open in Syracuse

Electric Car Plant May Open in Syracuse By KATE GALBRAITH

New York State appears to be close to securing one of the nation’s first assembly plants for electric cars.

Reva, an electric car company based in Bangalore, India, plans to work with Bannon Automotive, a new electric car company in Freeport, N.Y., to assemble a three-door plug-in hatchback, the NXR, at a still-to-be-determined site near Syracuse.

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Senate Schedules Budget Oversight hearings RE: Deficit Reduction Plan

Albany, NY—Committed to the development of a fiscally prudent deficit reduction plan that protects vital services without imposing any new taxes or fees, New York State Senate Finance Committee Chairman Carl Kruger has scheduled two additional regional budget hearings for Thursday, October 29th in Westchester County, and Monday, November 2nd in Buffalo. Hearings in New York City and Long Island were previously announced. 

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SENATOR REVEREND DIAZ RESPONDS TO NEWLY FORMED COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING SENATOR HIRAM MONSERRATE

First, it is disappointing to hear Senate Conference President John Sampson saying that he is putting together an independent and impartial Senate Committee to investigate Senator Hiram Monserrate and at the same time sending a message to the committee members by stating “As a father and as a husband, I am not only angry, I am also pissed off”.  That statement alone may be interpreted as a direct order to the committee to “get Monserrate”. 

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