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Senator Applauds Con Edison Settlement

Senator Stewart-Cousins congratulated the members of UWUA Local 1-2 and Con Edison for resolving their contract dispute and bringing 8500 workers back to work. She also acknowledged Governor Cuomo's key role in the negotiations. Members of UWUA Local 1-2 had been locked out for four weeks due to a contract dispute, but the two sides came to an agreement on July 27th, just hours before severe thunder storms threatened the region.

July 30, 2012
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Encouraging Aspiring Women Attorneys to Be Involved in Government

Senator Stewart-Cousins spoke to a group of high school-aged aspiring female attorneys at the Summer Justice Academy for Young Women sponsored by Pace Law School and the New York Chapter of the National Association of Women Judges. The Senator spoke to the students about the legislative process and the importance of voting.

July 30, 2012
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Greenburgh Resident Celebrates 101st Birthday

Celebrating his 101st birthday, Greenburgh resident Nathaniel Rose received a proclamation from Senator Stewart-Cousins this week, recognizing his extraordinary life. Known to his many friends as Ned, Mr. Rose had a long and distinguished career in a variety of professions.

July 30, 2012
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Senator Joins Former Yankees Cecil Fielder and Bernie Williams at Ridge Hill

On July 16th, Senator Stewart-Cousins had the distinct pleasure of introducing Bernie Williams and his All Star Band during one of many free summer concerts hosted by Forest City Ratner and WFAS at Ridge Hill.

Led by New York Yankees great Bernie Williams, the band played to the delight of hundreds who enjoyed "smooth" music on a hot summer evening. Also in attendance was former Yankee Cecil Fielder.

July 30, 2012
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Senator Volunteers at JCY Summer Reading Buddies

Senator Stewart-Cousins volunteered as a guest reader at the Jewish Council of Yonkers' (JCY)summer reading buddies program at the Yonkers Riverfront Library on July 24. The Senator read a story to two sisters attending elementary school in Yonkers, and helped the girls write their own story when they finished reading. The JCY Summer Reading Buddies Program pairs volunteer readers with Yonkers children from 10-12 every Tuesday and Wednesday. About 350 children per session attend the program in Yonkers. The program also operates in Mt. Vernon. If you want to be a volunteer reader, call Randee Ginsberg at 914-423-5009.

July 30, 2012
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Senator Attends "Spring Fling" with The Tarrytown Seniors

Senator Stewart-Cousins enjoyed lunch at the Tarrytown Senior Spring Fling at the Tappan Hill restaurant, capping off another annual tradition.

May 25, 2012
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Celebrating "Senior Week" with Dobbs Ferry Seniors

For the sixth year in a row, Senator Stewart-Cousins joined the senior citizens in Dobbs Ferry for their annual Senior Week celebration at the Embassy Community Center on Palisade Ave. During the lunchtime visit, the Senator and other guests were treated to a performance by the Dobbs Ferry High School Step Team.

May 23, 2012
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Senator Honors Mt. Pleasant Town Historian, George Waterbury

Senator Stewart-Cousins passed a resolution in honor of Mt. Pleasant Town Historian George Waterbury for his many years of service to the community. Mr. Waterbury, who will turn 90 this August, has served as Town Historian for 13 years.

May 23, 2012
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Honors Woman of Distinction, Dr. Mary Lane Cobb

Senator Stewart-Cousins honored Dr. Mary Lane Cobb, of Tarrytown, as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. Dr. Cobb and her husband traveled to Albany to accept the honor at the annual celebration.

May 23, 2012
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Irvington Girls Basketball Team Receives Proclamation from Senator

Senator Stewart-Cousins presented a proclamation to the 2012 Irvington High School Varsity Girls basketball team, honoring their many accomplishments over the past season. For the third year in a row, the team was crowned New York State Class B Champion, and this year, they went on to win the Class B Federation Title.

May 23, 2012
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Yonkers Gladiators Recognized in Albany for Winning National Championship

Senator Stewart-Cousins passed a resolution in honor of the Yonkers Gladiators Junior Midget Football Team from Yonkers. The team won the 2011 United Youth Football League National Championship in Florida. The program is run by the Nepperhan Community Center.

May 23, 2012
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Senator Receives Distinguished Humanitarian Award From The Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics

For her steadfast support of the developmentally disabled, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins received the 2012 Distinguished Humanitarian Award from the Institutes of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD) at their 55th Anniversary Dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York.

May 23, 2012
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Introduces Governor Cuomo at Westchester Budget Bill Signing Ceremony

Senator Stewart-Cousins introduced Governor Andrew Cuomo at a ceremonial signing of the 2012 New York State Budget at Manhattanville College in Purchase. The Governor visited Westchester as part of a statewide tour and asked Senator Stewart-Cousins to introduce him before he signed the Budget into law.

April 17, 2012
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Recognizing African American Inventors For Black History Month

Senator Stewart-Cousins was a featured speaker at the New York Power Authority’s Black History Month Program in White Plains. In her remarks, the Senator discussed a new book named, “What Color is my Word?” written by basketball legend Kareem Abdul- Jabbar. The book details notable contributions of African American inventors on American culture and technology.

March 9, 2012
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Celebrating Dominican Independence Day

February 27th marked the 168th anniversary of the Dominican Republic’s independence from Haiti, and Senator Stewart-Cousins celebrated the occasion at two events in Yonkers. First at a flag- raising and reception at City Hall where she presented a proclamation honoring the Dominican Community’s many contributions to the City of Yonkers, and later at the Dominican Independence Day Celebration at the Yonkers Riverfront Library.

March 9, 2012
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Women Working It Workshop 2012

A workshop, sponsored and moderated by Senator Stewart-Cousins, offered inspiration to more than 100 women in attendance. Entitled “Women Working It,” the event took place during the Forty First annual Legislative Caucus Weekend hosted by the NYS Association of Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislators, Inc. The message of the workshop was “Empowering Women, Changing the World,” and it featured a panel of strong and successful women sharing their experiences and encouraging those in attendance to reach for their goals and make a difference.

March 9, 2012
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Touring Flood Zones Along the Saw Mill River With DOT

Senator Stewart-Cousins invited representatives from the Department of Transportation to her district for a tour of flood zones along the Saw Mill Parkway. On the tour, DOT gave the Senator on-site progress reports of their debris clean- up efforts along the Saw Mill River. In many communities throughout the region, debris build-up has worsened flooding problems. To provide some relief, DOT workers have pulled several tons of downed trees, garbage and rubble from the Saw Mill in Mt. Pleasant and Greenburgh, and they just began clean- up efforts in Yonkers. This project was initiated in January at the request of the Saw Mill River Watershed Advisory Board (SWAB), which works to alleviate the regional flooding problems in Westchester. Senator Stewart-Cousins, who is represented on SWAB by her Director of Constituent Affairs Janis Morris, was instrumental in placing a representative from DOT on the board.

February 23, 2012
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Speaking to Constituents at a Meet and Greet in Yonkers

Senator Stewart-Cousins and Westchester County Board Chairman, Ken Jenkins, hosted a “Coffee and Conversation” meet and greet at the Yonkers Riverfront Library. With over eighty people in attendance, topics covered included: education funding, support for Kinship caregivers, the overall legislative process, healthcare and local issues of concern to residents. The Senator has previously hosted “Coffee and Conversation” events in Mt. Pleasant and Greenburgh with the local County Legislators.

February 23, 2012
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Presenting a Proclamation to Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in Elmsford

Senator Stewart-Cousins presented a Proclamation to the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company at the grand opening of their brand new facility in Elmsford. The craft beer brewing company re-located from Pleasantville to the larger facility late last month. Owner Scott Vacarro says the new facility will help him ramp up production, sell new products and provide better accommodations to customers. Senator Stewart-Cousins, one of several elected officials and community leaders in attendance, congratulated the company on its continued success and briefly discussed legislation passed by the Senate this year (S.1315) which provides small brewers with greater contract flexibility with wholesalers.

February 23, 2012
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Kicking Off Opening Night of "Big River" at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Senator Stewart-Cousins was invited to kick off the opening night of “Big River” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre as part of their inaugural Black History Month celebration. Prior to the start of the show, the Senator delivered welcoming remarks to a full house of theatre-goers, praising the Westchester Broadway Theatre for their commitment to recognizing Black History Month. She also introduced two Westchester actors who starred in the show that evening; Anthony Malchar of Yonkers who played Huck Finn and FaTye of Elmsford who played Jim. “Big River” is a musical adaptation of the story of Huckleberry Finn. It addresses the enduring themes of acceptance, freedom, diversity and respect.

February 23, 2012
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