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
The photograph was taken at the Russell/Cody Residence on Tiffany Road in
Oyster Bay Cove in June 2012 shortly after a thunderstorm.
The photo was taken this past fall in Cold Spring Harbor, and epitomizes a tranquil, serene afternoon in Indian Summer.
Cynthia K Keats
The photo was taken in Aug. 2012 at the Muttontown Preserve entitled
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite the emphasis on safety and boater education, tragic accidents continue to occur. Recently my office has been inundated with suggestions from the public on how we can further preserve life and allow the waterways to be responsibly enjoyed by all. I will be holding a hearing on August 8th to review current state laws and regulations governing boating and possible changes to the laws. I would like to know what you think of some of the proposals. Please take a moment to take my online survey to ensure that your views are properly heard.Please email me with any other thoughts or ideas you may have to make boating a safer experience for everyone. Thank you for your input.
Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government OperationsChair: Senator Carl L. MarcellinoPublic Hearing: To examine the current laws and regulations on boating safety in New York State and whether changes are necessary to protect the public on our waters.Place: Town of Oyster Bay, Town Board Hearing Room, Town Hall East,54 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY 11771Time: 11:00 A.M.Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
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.
First Lieutenant James Byler was born on July 25th, 1985. He attended Huntington High School and is a graduate of Purdue University. James enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and served as an Infantry platoon commander with the Third Battalion, 5th Marines, of Camp Pendleton, California. James has an exemplary military record and has demonstrated a true and resolute allegiance to his country.
Marie Colvin earned international acclaim as a fearless reporter for The Sunday Times of London making it her mission to expose injustice and human suff ering. After more than two decades of chronicling confl ict, Ms. Colvin became a victim of it in Homs, Syria.
Ms. Colvin was an extraordinary human being, whose dedicated calling as a foreign correspondent will continue to inspire admiration and hope for a better world. She was a foreign correspondent for more than 25 years, making a specialty of reporting from the world’s most dangerous places. She focused on the plight of women and children in wartime, and Syria was no diff erent.
Senate Standing Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Chair: Senator Carl L. Marcellino Public Hearing: To examine the use of automated sales suppression devices in evading New York State Sales Tax collection, including the so called tax-zapper software that lets businesses, especially those that deal mostly in cash, to underreport taxable sales and pocket money that should be given to the government. Place: Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room A, 181 State Street, Albany, NY 12247 Time: 11:00 A.M. Contact: Debbie Peck Kelleher (518) 455-2390 ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY