Corrections Officer Exam Scheduled For October 27, 2007

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that a Civil Service exam for the position of Correction Officer Trainee will be given statewide on October 27, 2007. The application deadline for this exam is September 10, 2007.

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Senator Nozzolio Announces $400,000 For Local Downtown Revitalization Programs

Albany— Citing the importance of downtown revitalization efforts, State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio has announced the Geneva and Williamson Business Improvement Districts will both receive a $200,000.00 grant through the New York Main Street Program. The funding will be used for façade renovation, interior building renovations, and streetscape improvements in their downtown areas.

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Senators Johnson And Fushillo Voice Opposition To South Shore Windmill Project

Senator Owen H. Johnson and Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. today expressed opposition to Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) proposed windmill farm off the South Shore of Long Island because of skyrocketing costs that potentially could be passed on to the ratepayers. Senator Johnson and Senator Fuschillo, who made the announcement at a news conference at Jones Beach, praised LIPA for seeking alternative energy sources for Long Island, but added that such projects must be more cost effective.

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Education Forum Draws Large Crowd

There was hardly an empty seat at last Thursday’s education forum in St. Albans that gave parents a chance to address Department of Education officials and Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff. A long line of people wrapped around the room in the St. Albans Family Center on Linden Boulevard. Some representing P.S. and I.S. 208 wore blue T-shirts that read: "We educate the whole child." When parents reached the microphone, they challenged officials to explain the department’s complex budget, questioned the placement of a site for suspended students inside I.S.

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Senator Fuschillo And Senator Johnson Voice Opposition To South Shore Windmill Project

SenatorCharles J. Fuschillo, Jr.and SenatorOwen Johnsontoday expressed opposition to Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) proposed windmill farm off the South Shore of Long Island because of skyrocketing costs that potentially could be passed on to the ratepayers. Senator Fuschillo and Senator Johnson, who made the announcement at a news conference at Jones Beach, praised LIPA for seeking alternative energy sources for Long Island, but added that such projects must be more cost effective.

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Golden Brings Aid To Help Locals With Claims Related To Tornado Damage

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J.

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Canal Corporation And Partners Kick Off 2nd Annual Canal Splash!

New York State Canal Corporation Director Carmella R. Mantello today joined representatives from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Parks & Trails New York, State and local officials and community organizers at Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction, Schenectady County, to kick off the 2nd annual Canal Splash!

Canal Splash! is a weekend-long celebration of the history, culture, recreational appeal and beauty of the New York State Canal System, the Canalway Trail and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

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Senators Johnson, Klein, Hold Predatory Lending Forum

Long Island.

The forum, held at the Elmont Public Library, is the latest in a series of statewide public hearings headed by Senator Jeff Klein, (D-Bronx/Westchester) that examines the pitfalls of sub-prime mortgages.

The evidence and testimony gathered during these hearings will help develop legislative safeguards that will protect consumers and hold unscrupulous lenders accountable, Senator Johnson said.

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