Babylon’s Corinne Disomma Named 2007 Woman Of Distinction

State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, presented Corinne DiSomma of Babylon --Town of Babylon receiver of Taxes -- with the 2007 New York State Woman of Distinction award at a special ceremony held at the State Legislative Office Building this week. Corinne, a lifelong resident of Babylon, was one of more than 40 women from all across the state who were honored with the prestigious award that recognizes women whose work has enriched the quality of life in their communities.

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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Rsvp To Their New Office In Smithtown

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with the volunteers and staff of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) as they opened their new headquarters in Smithtown.

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Senator Flanagan And Councilman Wehrheim Secure Funding For Smithtown Firefighters

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Town of Smithtown Councilman Ed Wehrheim recently attended the monthly meeting of the Smithtown Fire Chief's Council to announce the securing of over $80,000 in government funding. The funding that the two jointly worked to obtain will offset the cost of two important projects that the council has been working to finalize.The first project will utilize $35,000 to purchase and install satellite phones.

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Golden: Fema Declares Brooklyn Disaster Zone

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today is calling the decision of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, declaring the borough of Brooklyn eligible for federal disaster assistance caused by the tornado of Wednesday, August 8, 2007, "the right decision for the people of Brooklyn and New York."

Senator Marty Golden stated, "The Federal Emergency Management Agency made the right decision for the people of Brooklyn.

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Governor Signs Fuschillo Law Expanding And Strengthening Ignition Interlock Program For Drunk Drivers Statewide

Legislation sponsored by State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. that expands New York State’s ignition interlock program for drunk drivers from a pilot program in a few counties to a statewide program has been signed into law by Governor Eliot Spitzer. Senator Charles J.

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Senator Saland Reminds Homeowners To Look For Their Middle Class Star Rebates Check Applications In The Mail Next Week

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C Poughkeepsie) offers this reminder to homeowners in Dutchess County:Starting September 17th, applications for the 2007 New York State Property Tax Rebate will be mailed to eligible homeowners. Included in the packet you will receive from the Department of Taxation and Finance is important information you will need to complete your application, including a unique "STAR code" that identifies your specific property, as well as instructions for filing your application on-line or through the mail.

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Senator Young Announces $15,500 In Funding For Cattaraugus County Agricultural Society

People with physical challenges will be able to access the Cattaraugus County Fairground grandstand easier, thanks to a $15,500 grant obtained by State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean). The funding will provide for purchase and installation of a vertical platform lift on the grandstand for people with physical disabilities. A handicapped-accessible area located in front of the grandstand was becoming increasingly unsafe due to debris flying through the fence at some of the races, and visibility in this location was obstructed by a concrete barrier.

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School Safety Zones + Tougher Penalties = Safer Kids

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced legislation that calls for the creation of "School Safety Zones" where drivers will see fines doubled for moving violations including speeding, and driving while talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device occurring within a quarter mile radius of a primary or secondary school or 200 yards of a school in New York City. Senator Marcellino was joined by Dr. Phyllis Harrington, Oyster Bay - East Norwich School District Superintendent and Ms.

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