Carl L Marcellino's News items

REBUILDING AFTER SANDY

Senator Carl L. Marcellino along with members of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations, held a hearing to consider possible infrastructure and construction improvements, zoning changes and beach protection when rebuilding in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy in order to best prevent destruction from the next big storm.

January 18, 2013
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STATEMENT ON FAILURE TO PASS HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF PACKAGE

“Obviously, too many of the Representatives have become so jaded by the Washington dysfunction that they have lost sight of why they were elected; to help people.  If any of the individuals blocking the Sandy aid could witness firsthand the devastation and suffering, they would comprehend the severity of the situation.  By putting politics before people, the House of Representatives has failed, not just Long islanders, but every American.

January 2, 2013
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SENATOR MARCELLINO & THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES SPONSOR PROGRAM TO ASSIST HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS WITH INSURANCE ISSUES

Senator Carl L. Marcellino will be partnering with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) in sponsoring a program to assist residents whose property was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

December 17, 2012
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SENATOR MARCELLINO’S SEVENTH ANNUAL PEOPLE’S CHOICE ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO CONTEST ---- THE WINNERS ARE


Voting for Senator Carl L. Marcellino’s  7th Annual “People’s Choice” Environmental Photo Contest has ended.  All the photos were beautiful and the votes were very close. Thank you to  everyone who participated you did a spectacular job.  I look forward to meeting everyone at the Annual Reception and exhibit.

 Congratulations to all of the winners.

 GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Laurel Dorfman

 The photograph was taken at the Russell/Cody Residence on Tiffany Road in

Oyster Bay Cove in June 2012 shortly after a thunderstorm.

 FIRST PLACE

 Karen Nielsen

 The photo was taken this past fall in Cold Spring Harbor, and epitomizes a tranquil,  serene afternoon in Indian Summer.

 SECOND PLACE

 Cynthia K Keats

 The photo was taken in Aug. 2012 at the  Muttontown Preserve entitled  

"Beauty in an Unlikely Place

 THIRD PLACE

 Meryl Lorenzo

This  photo is of a Carolina Wren

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It is Time to Vote in our 7th Annual Environmental Photo Contest

I am proud to say that we  received  forty-five beautiful photos for the 7th Annual “People’s Choice” Environmental Photo Contest. The talent and beauty of Long Island is well represented.

Now it is time to vote. Voting will begin on  January 7th  and end on January 14th. To view the photos and to vote CLICK HERE . You can view the photos in a slide show or individually.  Please Vote only once.

I thank everyone who participated and I am grateful that the choice is up to you. 

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November 27, 2012
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Super Storm Sandy - What's Next

As we continue to pick up the pieces from Super Storm Sandy here on Long Island and beyond, the process of finding answers to why this storm was so devastating to our area has begun. We need to figure out why the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) failed so miserably again and we need to find out what changes need to be made to further protect our coastal communities in the future.

November 20, 2012
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MARCELLINO TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON LIPA’s STORM RESPONSE

 Senator Carl L. Marcellino, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations will hold a public hearing to look at the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) storm preparation and restoration polices, and to examine the industry standards, best practices and post-event analysis of the utility.

November 13, 2012
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Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City Implementing Plans to Reduce Gas Lines in the Region

A partial failure of a terminal served by the Buckeye Pipeline, which pumps approximately 4.5 million gallons of gas per day into the New York City and Long Island area, occurred due to power failures late last night. While power was restored this morning, there was an interruption in the fuel supply chain to those regions.

November 8, 2012
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Emergency Response and Relief Information

Emergency Response and Relief Information
 
Hurricane Sandy has obviously taken a devastating toll on the Empire State, impacting literally millions of New Yorkers.  
 
But New Yorkers have a long and proud history of pulling together during times of crisis, and a tremendous emergency response and relief effort is now underway in all impacted communities.   
 

November 8, 2012
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November 5, 2012
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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION & IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Hurricane Sandy has the potential to affect many parts of Long Island from Sunday - Wednesday with a variety of threats, including heavy rain, high winds, flooding, tornadoes, coastal surges, and widespread power outages.

October 26, 2012
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STATEMENT ON MTA PAYROLL TAX RULING

State Supreme Court Judge Bruce Cozzens decision that the onerous MTA Payroll tax is unconstitutional is a win for Long Island. When I voted against the horrific MTA payroll tax in 2009, and for its partial repeal in 2011, I said it was a massive new unfunded mandate that will drive up property taxes, increase taxes on businesses and cause the loss of jobs throughout the MTA region, and it did just that.

August 23, 2012
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August 8, 2012
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DEC TEMPORARILY CLOSES SHELLFISHING AREAS IN OYSTER BAY HARBOR

Closure Follows Reported Illnesses from Naturally-Occurring BacteriaThe harvesting of shellfish from particular areas in the Town of Oyster Bay is temporarily prohibited, effective immediately, due to an illness outbreak caused by naturally occurring marine bacteria in shellfish, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today.The closure impacts approximately 1,980 acres on the north shore of the Town of Oyster Bay, including all the underwater lands in Oyster Bay Harbor that lie westerly of a line extending southerly from the stone house on Plum Point (Centre Island) to the northwestern most point of Cove Point on Cove Neck.

July 13, 2012
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SUMMARY OF 2012 SENATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION

 2012-2013 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

June 28, 2012
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SENATOR MARCELLINO NAMES FIRST LIEUTENANT JAMES BYLER TO THE NYS SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Senator Carl l. Marcellino  today announced that First Lieutenant James Byler, of Huntington has been selected to the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

May 23, 2012
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“SHED THE MEDS” JUNE 2nd

Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Suffolk County  Police Department and Value Drugs to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

May 22, 2012
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“SHED THE MEDS”

 Senator Carl L. Marcellino is partnering with the Glen Cove Police Department and the Glen Cove Fire Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

April 26, 2012
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SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO’S PET PROTECTION BILL

Measure Makes the Theft of Dogs or Cats A Felony

The New York State Senate today passed a bill to help prevent the theft of pets by increasing the penalties for committing the crime. The bill, (S.946), sponsored by Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset), would make stealing a licensed dog or cat a felony and takes into account the monetary and emotional value of a pet.

April 18, 2012
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SENATE PASSES MARCELLINO BILLS TO HELP TAXPAYERS

On New York State’s tax filing deadline, the state Senate today passed legislation that would expedite payment of income tax refunds and simplify STAR property tax relief filings for senior citizens.

April 17, 2012
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Spring into Fun with Senator Marcellino at the 9th Annual Health & Fitness Fair

Saturday, May 19th Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay will be the home to over 100 exhibitors as they demonstrate their specialties.

April 17, 2012
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