Rockland Elementary School Named "Blue Ribbon School"

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan, a member of the Senate Education Committee today announced that the New York State Education Department, in cooperation with the United States Education Department, has named Strawtown Elementary School in West Nyack one of 16 New York State schools designated a 2007 Blue Ribbon School. To reward successful schools, the U.S.

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Senate To Act On Bill Next Month To Prohibit Drivers Licenses For Illegal Aliens

In an effort to stop an ill-advised order from Governor Spitzer that could jeopardize the safety and security of New Yorkers, New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan today announced that the New York State Senate will act on legislation next month to prohibit the state from issuing drivers licenses to illegal aliens.

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Food Pantry Set To Open In Brooklyn For Those In Need

Brooklyn- Reaching-Out Community Services and State Senator Marty Golden will host a press event marking the opening day at Reaching Out’s newest location, at 7708 New Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. The new pantry will allow the organization to better serve those who need a hand. For the last 15 years, Reaching-Out Community Services has been helping those in need with groceries offering them to low-income families, the elderly, disabled, unemployed, and the working poor.

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SENATOR YOUNG ANNOUNCES "DAR" GRANT

Senator Volker Hosts Business Roundtable Focusing On The Upstate Economy

The UpstateNOW plan would: reduce taxes, energy and health care costs for employers; provide Upstate with a 21st centuryeconomic infrastructure; strengthen small businesses, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and other key industries; makeUpstate an international leader in new and emerging technologies; revitalize downtowns and local communities throughoutthe region; support clean, renewable energy initiatives; strengthen our workforce; and enact sweeping reforms to make theUpstate region more business-friendly and economically competitive.

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Senator Young Announces "dar" Grant

State Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C - Olean) today announced that has she secured a $23,000 grant for the local Jamestown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The grant will be used for foundation and porch repairs at the Partridge/Sheldon House in Jamestown. The grant was also matched by the Environmental Protection Fund.

The Porter Sheldon Mansion at 70 Prospect Street in Jamestown, was home to Porter Sheldon who served in the U.S.

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Senator Golden To Salute Local Leaders At Italian Heritage Celebration

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) today announced that he will host his annual community celebration honoring distinguished Italian Americans as part of Italian Heritage Month on Thursday, October 11, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at C and C Caterers, located at 7611-18th Avenue in Brooklyn.

The honorees include:

Angelo, Ben and Ralph Badolato, Local Merchant, Badolato General ContractingFrank Cangariella, Deputy Inspector, 63rd PrecinctFather Michael Gelfant, St. Anselm’s R.C.

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Early Diagnosis Key To Breast Cancer Awareness, Says Senator Perkins

State Senator Bill Perkins (D-Harlem) today urged New Yorkers to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month by taking the initiative to learn all they can about the deadly disease that one in eight women will develop at some point during their lifetime.The Harlem lawmaker said the earlier breast cancer is detected, the greater the chances of successful treatment and that screenings for the disease are an important component.“Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the ideal time to be proactive about your health,” said Senator Perkins.

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Senate Democrats Make Appointment To Governor's Children's Cabinet

Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm A. Smith has appointed Dr. Evelyn W. Castro of Brooklyn to the Governor's Children's Advisory Committee.The Children's Cabinet was established by Governor Eliot Spitzer in June to develop and implement plans aimed at providing universal health insurance coverage for pre-kindergarten and school-aged children.

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Senator Breslin: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Highlights The Importance Of Early Diagnosis

State Senator Neil D. Breslin (D- Albany) today called on New Yorkers to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by speaking with friends and loved ones about the deadly disease that one in eight women will develop at some point during her lifetime. Because treatment is more likely to be successful when breast cancer is detected early, screening plays a key role in saving lives. "Every October, we renew our commitment to educating New Yorkers about the importance of breast cancer screening," said Senator Breslin.

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