Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that he has secured funding for the Long Island Maritime Museum.
The $125,000 capital grant that Senator Foley provided, which will be administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), will be used to make various improvements at the facility, including the expansion and renewal of the museum’s collections.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that he has secured funding for the Greater Patchogue Foundation.
The $100,000 capital grant that Senator Foley provided, which will be administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), will be used to make improvements to the sidewalks and curbing around the Lakeview Cemetery. The completion of improvements to the sidewalks will compliment the newly reconstructed front entrance gates, archway and gate pillars that replicate those first constructed in 1899.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point), Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D, I – Shoreham) and Legislator Kate Browning (WFP – Shirley) blasted Governor Paterson’s veto of important legislation that would have further protected our communities from sex offenders.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that he has been able to secure funding for Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.
The $252,000 capital grant that Senator Foley provided, which will be administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), will be used to upgrade the facility’s imaging equipment. The current, outdated equipment will be replaced with newer technology that will improve the images obtained and reduce exposure to radiation.
Senator Foley fought to put tax dollars back in your pocket and protect your home.
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“Keeping property taxes down has always been a primary focus of mine. This legislation will help reign in spending and force accountability. It needs to be made into law, and I need your help. Sign onto my petition, and let’s tell the Assembly that it’s time to do the right thing for taxpayers.”
Senator Foley voted twice this year to cap property taxes for families.
Senator Foley’s plan would:
Cap Out-of-Control School Property Taxes
Mandatory tax cap with no increases over 2% this year
Give You The Power To Keep Taxes Low
Local voters could impose a tougher limit or override cap if necessary
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) celebrated the announcement today that New York will receive up to $700 million in funding through the federal Race to the Top program.
The award of Race to the Top funding followed dedicated advocacy on the part of Senator Foley and his colleagues in the Majority Conference. In addition to lobbying the federal government, the senate passed a number of pieces of legislation that were critical in helping to obtain the funding. This legislation, which Senator Foley was a key supporter of, included reforming charter school operations and improving teacher and principal evaluations.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri announced today that Patchogue Village will receive $1 million in capital money from the State of New York.
The funding, secured by Senator Foley, will be used to make improvements to the sewer pump station in the Village of Patchogue. In addition to being important for the village, the improvements to this station are critical to the expansion of the sewer system on Main Street in East Patchogue.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and members of the Suffolk County Legislature announced today their proposal for the creation of a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) for the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility. This proposal would protect the public mission of the facility by avoiding its sale to a private entity, while relieving the county of the responsibility for operating the facility.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) and Bellport Village Mayor David Pate announced today that Bellport Village will receive $450,000 in capital money from the State of New York.
The funding, secured by Senator Foley, will be used to fund projects in Bellport Village. A total of $300,000 in multi-modal funding will go towards re-vamping the sidewalks in the village and $125,000 in funding from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York will go towards restoring the Bellport Village Community Center.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point), Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D – Setauket) and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis were joined today by environmental advocates today to celebrate the signing of the Child Safe Playing Fields Act. This law protects children and the environment by banning the use of harmful pesticides on school fields and playgrounds, as well as at daycare centers.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that his office will be making available Hurricane Preparedness Guides and will host a Hurricane Preparedness seminar.
The Hurricane Preparedness Guide is an updated version of the guide offered by Senator Foley while he was Supervisor of Brookhaven Town.
“Hurricane season inevitably brings with it questions about how to prepare and fears about what to do if a storm hits,” said Senator Foley. “This guide contains the information you and your loved ones need to ensure you have a plan in place prior to a storm and the necessary supplies on-hand for during and after a storm. I urge all residents, but particularly those along the south shore, to contact my office or visit my website to obtain a copy.”
Senator Foley will host a Hurricane Preparedness Meeting aimed at providing the most current information about how to prepare before a storm hits and what to do during and after a storm. Copies of the Senator's Hurricane Preparedness Guide will be made available.
Senator Brian X. Foley released the following statement today, giving residents information on how to protect their families from West Nile Virus:
“Last week Nassau County identified fifteen new sites where mosquitoes were infected with West Nile Virus, while here in Suffolk County fourteen sites have been identified.
“Since its first appearance in New York in 1999 over 250 cases of West Nile Virus have been found in New Yorkers and 26 deaths have been reported. The virus infects birds and is spread to humans through mosquitoes that feed on both species. While contracting West Nile Virus is rare, it is extremely serious, especially for people over 50 years old.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that through his own advocacy, and that of his colleague, Senator William T. Stachowski, a bicameral agreement has been reached on the SUNY Empowerment legislation.
“Higher education is a lynchpin in so many ways and we must ensure that our students are receiving the best possible education,” said Senator Foley. “Allowing some of our state’s institutions of higher learning, including Stony Brook University, to have flexibility in setting tuition rates and entering into public-private partnerships will allow the schools to offer smaller class sizes and greater educational opportunities for our students.”
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) announced today that there is hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed funds owed to New Yorkers by the state.
The Comptroller’s Office has more than 25 million outstanding accounts. These accounts are easily searchable through a phone call to the Comptroller’s Office or by visiting the website. The accounts are worth anywhere from a few dollars to several thousand dollars.