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Senator Marcellino Honors Gulf Coast Hurricane Volunteers

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today announced that he hosted a reception to thank those who committed their time and energy to serve areas affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

"In the wake of hurricane Katrina and Rita’s devastation numerous residents traveled to aid the storm victims. Gulf Coast hurricane volunteers left their families and their homes to reach out to help their neighbors in need. Once there, these dedicated Long Islanders restored communities and helped rebuild lives. Others raised money and collected food or clothing.

February 17, 2006

Statewide Environmental Coalition Recognizes Conservation Committee Chairs Marcellino And Dinapoli

(Albany, NY) – As the new state legislative session gets underway in Albany, environmental and conservation organizations are praising two state lawmakers for their leadership and dedication to protecting New York’s public health and natural resources. In January, Sen.

February 8, 2006

Senator Marcellino Speaks At Li Forensic Association Tournament

New York State Senator Carl L. Marcellino spoke at the January 28th Long Island Forensic Association tournament, hosted by Walt Whitman High School. The event boasted approximately 175 of Long Island's top Lincoln Douglas debaters and Public Forum competitors.

February 1, 2006

Senator Marcellino Reminds Residents Of "tax Free" Week

Senator Carl L. Marcellino today reminded New York State consumers that they can save money by doing their shopping between January 30 and February 5. During that period, clothing and footwear purchases under $110 will be TAX FREE. Suffolk County has again opted to join the state in this tax free program, meaning that Suffolk County residents will have the ability to purchase eligible items without any additional county or state sales tax.

In Nassau County, the exemption will apply only to the state's 4% sales and use taxes.

January 25, 2006

Senator Marcellino Announces $5.9 Million To Help Long Island Pay For Heat This Winter

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced that Long Island will receive $5.9 million as a result of a Legislative agreement to provide emergency funds for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

Under the Legislative agreement, the appropriation would prevent the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s anticipated shutdown of the program in March and would allow for additional HEAP benefits to seniors and other low-income New Yorkers.

January 23, 2006

Senator Marcellino Announces Continuation Of The Purple Heart Stamp

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) recently announced that United States Postal Service will continue the Purple Heart Stamp as a 39-cent issue.

"I am proud that the Post Office will be reissuing the Purple Heart Stamp at first class rates. This stamp represents more than just a way to send mail. It was a crusade that was joined by thousands of your friends and neighbors. By working together as a community, we made the Post Office listen to us. Sometimes you can fight city hall and win," said Senator Marcellino.

January 23, 2006
January 9, 2006

Marcellino And Long Island Senate Delegation Unveil Property Tax Relief Plan

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) and the Long Island Senate delegation today announced a new proposal to help alleviate the burden placed on LI’s property taxpayers. Through the State Senate’s REBATE-NY plan, homeowners in Nassau and Suffolk counties would receive $532.8 million in school tax rebate checks directly from New York State and save another $71 million through larger state school tax exemptions.

January 5, 2006

Senator Marcellino Confirms New Department Of Environmental Conservation Commissioner

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, today announced the confirmation of Denise Sheehan as the new Commissioner of Department of Enivornmental Conservation. Senator Marcellino moved her confirmation out of his Committee for approval by the entire Senate.

"New York State is the crown jewel of the United States when it comes to natural resources. Citizens can climb our mountains, hike in our forests, and relax at our beaches because we had the foresight to protect these treasures.

November 30, 2005

Marcellino Teams With The Marines To Bring Toys To Needy Children

Senator Marcellino (R- Syosset) recently joined the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign to help bring toys to needy children this holiday season. Senator Marcellino’s District Offices will be open to collect new unwrapped toys which the Marines will distribute to children at Christmas.

November 30, 2005

Senator Marcellino Announces Public Meetings And Comment Period On Proposed Brownfield Regulations

State Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, has announced the release of draft regulations for the historic "Brownfield" Legislation that he authored in 2003. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently released the proposed regulations which are subject to a public comment period.

In addition, the Department with the Department of Health will be hosting public informational meetings across the State.

November 22, 2005

Senator Marcellino Hosts Tourism Roundtable

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today joined Senator Mary Lou Rath (R-C, Amherst) and Assemblyman Joseph Morelle (D, Irondequoit), in hosting a Tourism Roundtable at the Huntington Hilton. The panel consisted of various participants in the tourism industry, including those involved in the arts, heritage tourism, tourism promotion agencies, local chambers of commerce, state officials, and others who play a role in attracting and catering to visitors.

November 18, 2005

Fighting Mold After A Flood

Many homeowners, renters and business owners experienced flooding due to the heavy rains and recent Northeaster. If your home was flooded it could begin to harbor mold. Care must be taken to properly clean and completely dry any areas that have gotten wet from floodwaters and to remove mold and mildew properly. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering the following information on helping people treat the mold problems caused by flooding:

First make sure the electricity is turned off.

October 28, 2005

Senator Carl Marcellino Honored By La Fuerza Unida

Senator Carl L. Marcellino was honored on September 22 by La Fuerza Unida at their 3rd Annual Gala Dinner.

"I am delighted to receive this award from an organization that is deeply committed to the Long Island community. The work and dedication of this organization has helped countless families make the ‘American Dream’ come true," said Senator Marcellino.

La Fuerza began in 1978 as an outgrowth of community needs and shared interest among Spanish speaking persons in the City of Glen Cove.

September 23, 2005

Senator Marcellino To Appear On "q&a" And "meet The Leaders"

Senator Marcellino will appear on WLIW 21 "Q&A" hosted by Alexander Johnson on Monday, September 26 at 7.30 pm (rebroadcast Saturday, October 1 at 7.30 am) "Q&A" goes beyond the sound bite with local political newsmakers in a fresh, engaging and personal format.

Senator Marcellino will also appear on Cablevision’s "Meet The Leaders," hosted by former Suffolk County Executive Pat Halpin. The show will begin airing on Woodbury System, Channel 18, October 1 at 6 pm and will rebroadcast throughout the month of October.

"Meet The Leaders" additional air dates:

September 23, 2005

Senator Marcellino Announces Passage Of Comprehensive Energy Plan

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset) today announced passage of a comprehensive energy plan that would provide motorists with immediate relief from high gasoline prices, ease the impact of skyrocketing home heating costs on senior citizens this winter and address the state’s long term energy needs by encouraging the use of alternative energy and conservation.

September 22, 2005

Senator Marcellino's Bill For Forgotten 9/11 Hero

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) today announced that Governor George E. Pataki has signed into law S.3764 that will give active status in the Jericho Volunteer Fire Department to Glenn J. Winuk who was killed in action on September 11, 2001.

Governor Pataki said, "With this law we attempt - - in a small way, to demonstrate the deep respect and admiration that the grateful people of New York have for heroes like Glenn Winuk.

September 8, 2005

Senator Marcellino Takes Gas Tax Rollback Plan To Emergency Legislative Session

Amidst the startling spike in gas prices across Long Island and the state, Senator Carl Marcellino (R- Syosset) confirmed today that he received word from Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno that gas tax relief will be discussed as part of an emergency legislative session he has called for September 20, 2005.

This emergency legislative session follows Senator Marcellino’s immediate response to the skyrocketing gas prices when he announced yesterday his legislation to eliminate the state sales tax on gasoline.

September 2, 2005

Senator Marcellino Celebrates Launch Of Girl Scout Brownfield Patch

Senator Carl Marcellino, who introduced the successful bill in the New York State Senate creating standards for cleaning up and redeveloping abandoned or vacant parcels known as brownfields, and Supervisor John Venditto, whose town recently received a Brownfields Opportunity Area Grant, both lauded the introduction of a new Girl Scout Patch called Brownfield Busters.

August 5, 2005

Senator Marcellino Announces Meeting Of Invasive Species Task Force

Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R-Syosset), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee announced today that the New York State Invasive Species Task Force is holding a public review session on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Carriage House, Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. The public is encouraged to attend.

As a threat to our biodiversity, invasive species have been judged second only to habitat loss.

July 29, 2005
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