Robach Announces Historic Rochester Brewery To Expand, Add Product Lines

High Falls to enter new, diverse markets, such as energy drinks.

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Senator Flanagan Hosts Girl Scouts For Operation: Cookie

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with Brownie Troop #2072 and Girl Scout Troop #295 of Smithtown to host Operation: Cookie at his office. The program allows local residents to purchase Girl Scout cookies which are then sent by the Girl Scouts to United States servicemen and women serving overseas.Those who purchased cookies for the troops could sponsor them by filling out a sponsorship form which includes a place for your name and a personal message to the troops.

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Senate Consumer Protection Committee Hearing Examines Incidents Of Air Passengers Stranded On Planes At New York Airports

The State Senate Committee on Consumer Protection conducted a public hearing today at JFK International Airport to examine recent incidents of airline passengers being trapped on planes at New York airports for several hours and what can be done to improve conditions for passengers stranded on planes. Hearing discussion also focused on state legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, which would provide passengers trapped on planes with certain amenities to make their wait more tolerable.

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Klein Congratulates Young Spellers

YONKERS, NY-Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) congratulated Abashanttee Tonge (2nd Place), Elizabeth Anne Maguyon (1st Place), and Alex Brocco (3rd Place), theproud winners of the 43rd Annual Yonkers Spelling Bee at the Exchange Club of Yonkers Luncheon held at Luciano's restaurant. Klein presented the young spellers with certificates of achievement and encouraged them to continue to devote their time to educational endeavors, citing reading and writing as two of the most important indicators of academic and personal success.

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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Student Council From Kings Park Middle School

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed the Student Council members from William T. Rogers Middle School in Kings Park to his office to speak with them about state government.The meeting with the fifteen 7th and 8th graders and their advisors, Karen Lessler and Laurie Tosi, was arranged to provide the students with insight into New York State government.

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Gov Inks Otsego Tax Bill

Governor Spitzer has signed legislation authorizing Otsego County to issue refunds to taxpayers for the county's overbilling of 2007 property taxes. The legislation was filed by Senator Seward and Assemblyman Magee (senate bill 3415). The senate passed the bill in March and the assembly passed it in May. The governor signed it on May 22."The county can now proceed with its plan to issue refunds," Senator Seward said.

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Senator Farley Announces Youth Fitness Brochures Available

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is offering the New York State Senate Youth Fitness Campaign, which encourages children to adopt a more healthy and active lifestyle through a 10-week program where children log in their exercise activity and report it back to the Senator.

"Staying fit is an important part of growing up and can teach children wellness and health habits that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, many children don’t get the physical exercise that they need to stay fit. In fact, more than one-fourth of U.S.

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Serrano Co-sponsors Arts Conference At Moma

Senator Serrano joined with Senator Liz Krueger to host an Arts Conference entitled "Contemporary Marketing and Audience Development" at the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan."The arts have already proven an economic engine for New York City .

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Klein Visits Wsmc 5th Annual Health Fair

BRONX, NY-It was a beautiful day as Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)enjoyed a tour of Westchester Square Medical Center's 5th Annual Health Fair with the hospital's president, Mr. Alan Kopman. The Senator was among hundreds of area residents who streamed through the fair, collecting information on a variety of topics from skin cancer, to hypertension, to tips for a healthy diet.

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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Merrick Residents To The Senate Chambers

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently gave Merrick residents Bernie and Marlene Stein a tour of the Senate Chambers during their trip to Albany. Mr. & Mrs. Stein traveled to Albany to view the State Capitol. In the photo, Senator Fuschillo (left) shows Mr. & Mrs. Stein the podium where the President of the Senate presides over legislative session.

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