Senator Saland Hosts Consumer Protection Forum In Columbia County

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) was joined today by Columbia County District Attorney Beth G. Cozzolino and Amy Collins, the North Country Outreach Coordinator for the Consumer Protection Board at a public forum at Columbia-Greene Community College to discuss the scope of the identity theft problem and steps that can be taken to increase protection.

"Identity theft is a serious crime that has been on the rise for some time now," said Senator Saland. "It can wreck havoc on a person's financial security and takes years to recover from.

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Senator Golden Hosts Memorial Day Salute To Brooklyn Veterans

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Veteran and Military Affairs, recently hosted a Memorial Day salute and awards ceremony for veterans of Kings County.Senator Golden was joined by Fort Hamilton Army Base commander Tracey E. Nicholson.

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Fuschillo, Mcdonough, And Mckevitt Discuss State Issues And Community Revitalization With Merrick Chamber Of Commerce

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently served as the guest speaker at the Merrick Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting.Senator Fuschillo was joined by Assemblyman David McDonough (19th Assembly District) and Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt (17th Assembly District) in discussing a variety of state issues with local merchants, such as the state’s new cap on gasoline sales tax and elimination of the state sales tax on clothing and footwear.

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Let Legislators Be Legislators

By NYS Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz32nd Senatorial District(Reverend Ruben Diaz is a New York State senator and president of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization)

As the stage has been set for a national debate this summer on the proposed Marriage Protection Amendment, New York State is getting ready to decide the constitutionality of its own marriage laws when the court of appeals takes up the issue today in Albany. In 2004, some nominal plaintiffs selected by the Lambda Legal Defense Fund sued the city clerk of New York for refusing to issue marri

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Wantagh Man Honored By Senator Fuschillo

Wantagh resident Joe Testaverde received the 2006 New York State Senate "Achievers’ Award" from Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) during the 26th Annual Disabilities Awareness Day Awards Ceremony in Albany. The "Achievers’ Award" recognizes an individual’s ability to overcome personal, physical challenges and honors their accomplishments on behalf of themselves and their community."Over the past several years, Joe has dedicated himself towards raising awareness about Spinal Cord Injuries and teaching young children about preventing these types of injuries.

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Senator Golden Informs Seniors Of Housing Opportunity

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), the Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, is advising local seniors of a housing opportunity at the Pope John Paul II Senior Apartments.

Beginning May 29, 2006, the Progress of Peoples Management Corporation of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens opened the waiting list for Pope John Paul II Senior Apartments, and are making available applications.

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Senator Fuschillo Visits Newly Refurbished Children's Room At Copiague Library

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the Senate’s Education Committee, recently visited the Copiague Library to view the newly refurbished children’s room. Senator Fuschillo obtained $5,000 in state grant funding to help the Library pay for the improvements.To make an environment that children would enjoy, the library purchased new furniture and used primary colors to create a bright and colorful reading and play area.

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Veterans Organizations In Delaware And Sullivan Counties Will Receive State Aid

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) announced today that he has secured $40,000 in State funding for the VFW Post 4947 Wurtsboro, the American Legion Guntown Post 1554, and the Veterans Memorial Hall in Monticello.

"The selfless and courageous men and women of New York State who have fought for our country deserve our support upon returning home," stated Senator Bonacic.

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Senator Flanagan To Join Girl Scouts For Operation: Cookie

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and local Girl Scout troops from Suffolk County will join together on Thursday, June 8th to bring a feeling of home to United States servicemen and women overseas. Senator Flanagan will join the Girl Scouts to host Operation: Cookie in Smithtown from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will take place in the lobby of 260 Middle Country Road in Smithtown, where Senator Flanagan's district office is located.

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Senator Hassell-Thompson Announces Launch Of Children's Summer Reading Program

Saying that "reading is one of the most important, rewarding and enjoyable learning experiences for children," State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D-Bronx/Westchester) today announced that she is launching a children’s summer reading program to encourage youngsters to keep learning while school is out.

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