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Forum/Town Hall: A Community Forum: Understanding the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care)

Are you uninsured, underinsured, or are your insurance premiums too high? Do you want to know how the Affordable Care Act impacts you? Attend this Community Forum to find out if you're eligible, how and where to apply, what options are available, and details on financial aid. For more information, please call Symra Brandon at the District Office (914) 423-4031.

October 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Groundbreaking for Ben’s Kosher Deli and Restaurant in Scarsdale

Senator Stewart-Cousins broke ground at Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen and Restaurant in Scarsdale. The two story facility located on Central Avenue will offer kosher catering deli and restaurant service. It will also have a full bar and feature an extensive list of freshly made daily specials that will appeal to a broader customer base, in addition to the traditional Kosher deli fare that made Ben's famous. This will be Ben's seventh location, joining its three locations in Long Island, one in Queens, one in Manhattan and one in Boca Raton, FL.

October 18, 2013
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Earns High Marks in Environmental Advocate Ranking

EPL/ Environmental Advocates released their annual legislative score card and Senator Stewart-Cousins received the second highest score of any member of the Senate. Each year, the advocacy group grades legislators on their environmental voting records on a select group of bills chosen by the organization called “super bills”. Senator Stewart-Cousins consistently places near the top of the rankings each year. This year, EPL/ Environmental Advocates had far fewer bills from which to grade legislators in the State Senate because that body only voted on 11 environmental bills, compared to 26 in the Assembly.

October 18, 2013
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Small Farm Tour in Ulster County Promotes Upstate Agricultural Economy

Recognizing the importance of the agricultural sector to the New York economy, Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined Senators Cecilia Tkaczyk and Toby-Ann Stavisky for a tour of three small farms in Ulster County. Organized by Senator Tkaczyk, the tour demonstrated how vital agriculture is for the local and statewide economy and helped educate the legislators about the challenges facing small family farms.

October 10, 2013
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Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Tkaczyk & Senator Stavisky Tour Upstate Farms

Ulster County, NY - Recognizing the importance of the agriculture sector to the New York economy, Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk and Senator Toby-Ann Stavisky toured various Ulster County farms. Senator Tkaczyk helped organize this event to better demonstrate how vital agriculture is for the local and statewide economy and for legislators to gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges facing small family farms.

October 9, 2013
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Manhattan Beer Distributors Bronx Facility Tour

On Tuesday, October 8th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins had the opportunity to tour the Manhattan Beer Distributors' new facility in the Bronx to get a better understanding of how the specialized beverage manufacturing facility was working for New York. Pictured with her is Bill Bessette, COO of Manhattan Beer Distributors.

October 9, 2013
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Stewart-Cousins Featured in National ‘Fair Shot’ Campaign

Source: Albany Watch

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ story is featured prominently in a national campaign aimed at increasing awareness around various women’s issues.

October 8, 2013
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Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Tkaczyk & Senator Stavisky Tour Upstate Farms

Albany, NY - Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Toby-Ann Stavisky will tour upstate farms in Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk’s Senate district on Wednesday. Senator Tkaczyk helped organize this event to better demonstrate how vital agriculture is for the local and statewide economy and for legislators to gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges facing small family farms.

Who: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk Senator Toby-Ann Stavisky

When: Wednesday, October 9th 2013

October 8, 2013
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WBWPC Annual Autumn Cocktails & Jazz Event

On Sunday, October 6th, Senator Stewart-Cousins, attended the Westchester Black Women's Political Caucus Annual Autumn Cocktails & Jazz Event held at the Mansion on Broadway in White Plains, NY. At this event, the Senator, along with other members of the WBWPC, honored Sylvia B.

October 8, 2013
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New York State of Health: Getting Started with the New, More Affordable Health Plan

Under the federal Affordable Care Act, New York's new marketplace for health insurance debuted on October 1st. New York State of Health (NYSOH) is an organized marketplace of health insurance policies designed to help New Yorkers find affordable health coverage. NYSOH allows visitors to compare costs, determine eligibility, evaluate insurance options, and purchase health insurance online, in person, or by mail. NYSOH also tells applicants what financial assistance is available to them when buying coverage through the marketplace.

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NYSOH Fact Sheet-Small Businesses

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NYSOH Fact Sheet-Why It's Now Easier to Pay for Health Insurance

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NYSOH Fact Sheet-Young Adults

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NYSOH Fact Sheet-Mid-Hudson 411

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NYSOH Fact Sheet-Immigrants

October 7, 2013
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Ferry Festa 2013

No other event gets local Dobbs Ferry businesses together than the annual Ferry Festa, this year, on Saturday, October 5th from 1:00PM to 8:00PM at the downtown area of Dobbs Ferry. The purpose of this event is to get together as a community and celebrate with fun, food, music and dancing, while experiencing and taking advangate of what downtown Dobbs Ferry has to offer.

October 7, 2013
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"Wine In Due Time" Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins showed her support for local businesses by attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for Wine In Due Time, a a boutique wine store located on the beautiful Yonkers waterfront, on Friday, October 4th. Along with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and City Councilman Chris Johnson, Senator Stewart-Cousins welcomes store owner Sepi Pashaie and staff to the neighborhood.

October 6, 2013
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Greenway ShopRite Re-Grand Opening Ceremony

The ShopRite located in Greenway Plaza of Yonkers closed over the summer for renovations and re-opened its new and improved store on Saturday, October 5th. Senator Stewart-Cousins had the pleasure of being part of the ribbon cutting ceremony, alongside Mayor Mike Spano and City Councilman Chris Johnson. 

October 6, 2013
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Irvington Fire Dept. 133rd Annual Inspection

Senator Stewart-Cousins took part in the annual tradition of inspecting firetruck engines and equipment to make sure that they are in good working condition at Irvington Fire Department's 133rd Annual Inspection on Saturday, October 5th. At this special event, the Senator had the pleasure of meeting some of New York's Bravest, many of whom have been serving the Village of Irvington for more than twenty years.

October 6, 2013
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Senator Recognized for Leadership in Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises

For her leadership in promoting minority and women owned businesses, Senator Stewart-Cousins was recognized with two separate awards this October. On October 3rd at the 3rd Annual New York State MWBE Forum in Albany, Leader Stewart-Cousins was honored by Governor Andrew Cuomo with a certificate presented to her by Mylan Denerstein, Counsel to the Governor. Two weeks later, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Westchester and Rockland honored the Senator with their Political Leader of the Year award for her leadership and support of MWBEs. In a statement, Senator Stewart-Cousins said, “Since the 2007 disparity study, New York State has made long-overdue progress in promoting MWBEs and increasing their participation in State projects.

October 5, 2013
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Honoring Patricia Tinston with LeadingAge NY 2013 Long Term Care Employees of Distinction Award

Senator Stewart-Cousins makes sure to recognize the individuals who strive to improve the quality of life for the elderly and disabled. That is exactly what she did at Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry when she presented a Legislative Resolution to Patricia Tinston, a clinical health nurse at the facility. The Resolution, which passed the State Senate this year, recognized Ms. Tinston for receiving the LeadingAge NY Long-Term Care Employee of Distinction Award.

October 5, 2013
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Golden Harvest Dance and Talent Show

Senator Stewart-Cousins showed her support and joined in on the festivities at the annual Golden Harvest Dance and Talent Show on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, a special event where seniors showcased their talents and danced the afternoon away at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. 

October 3, 2013
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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The issue of addressing and ending domestic violence and helping its victims to reclaim their lives remains a top priority for Senator Stewart-Cousins. It starts with awareness in our communities, and our willingness to reach out to friends, family, and neighbors to let them know that help is available.

October 2, 2013
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Honored "Trailblazer of Democracy" Award at Eleanor's Legacy Fall Luncheon

Leader Stewart-Cousins, along with Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Civil Rights Heroes Edie Windsor and Roberta A. Kaplan, was honored with the Trailblazer of Democracy Award for her leadership and committment to fighting for women's rights, and equal rights for all, at the Eleanor's Legacy Fall Luncheon on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Senators in attendance to support the Leader were Senators Michael Gianaris, Jose M. Serrano, Velmanette Montgomery, Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Terry Gipson and Cecilia Tkaczyk. Click here for the recap of the event.

October 2, 2013
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Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Honored by the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee

Yonkers, NY - Democratic State Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins was honored on October 2nd by the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee at their Fall Luncheon. Leader Stewart-Cousins was given the Trailblazer of Democracy award for her leadership of the Senate Democratic Conference and her dedication to progressive, common sense approaches to ensuring social and economic justice for all New Yorkers. Leader Stewart-Cousins’ fellow honorees at the luncheon were former-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and civil rights activists Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan.

October 2, 2013
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