Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s News items

February 14, 2011
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February 7, 2011
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Newsday: Fuschillo to get big say in who'll lead LIPA

January 21, 2011

by Mark Harrington

January 21, 2011
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NY Daily News: Protecting kids from drunks

Voice of the People, January 10, 2011

Protecting kids from drunks

January 10, 2011
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Newsday: DWI deaths drop; impaired driving persists

January 3, 2011

by Will Van Sant

Drunken-driving deaths have dropped dramatically since the early 1980s across the nation and locally - the result of tougher law enforcement, safer cars and a less-tolerant public, experts say - but the problem of impaired motorists persists on car-reliant Long Island.

January 3, 2011
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Newsday: State: LIPA needs better storm-cost planning

December 30, 2010, 10:42 PM

by Bill Bleyer

The Long Island Power Authority has overspent its storm-repair budget by hundreds of millions of dollars since 2001 and needs better planning to reduce the cost to consumers, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Thursday.

January 3, 2011
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Newsday: LIRR Fare Hikes Slam Commuters Friday

December 30, 2010

by Alfonso A. Castillo

On the second-to-last day of a year that included some of the deepest service cuts and worst disruptions in the 176-year history of the Long Island Rail Road, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thursday enacted its plan to increase fare revenue by 7.5 percent overall.  

January 3, 2011
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Newsday: Call to Action to Curb Wrong-Way Driving

by Zachary R. Dowdy

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo on Friday joined two other Long Island officials in calling for state officials to devise ways to curb wrong-way driving.

County law enforcement agencies, meanwhile, are planning to beef up their presence on the roads for the holiday season.

The annual effort geared toward catching impaired drivers coincides with an uptick in wrong-way drivers on major Island roadways, most of whom allegedly were intoxicated.

December 13, 2010
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LI Herald Editorial: State must upgrade DWI penalties

Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Nassau County Police Department nabbed 87 drunken drivers –– count ’em, 87 –– during a stepped-up enforcement effort. In Suffolk County, police reported 60 arrests.

And these, we should note, were the people who got caught.

That means that over the holiday weekend, there were likely hundreds of people who were driving drunk on Long Island streets and highways, each perfectly capable of crashing his or her vehicle and killing an innocent person driving or standing in the wrong place at the wrong time.

December 13, 2010
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October 8, 2010
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Newsday Editorial: Long Island's Biotech Future Brightens

Last year's sky-is-falling news, that OSI Pharmaceuticals was planning to flee Long Island for Westchester, has given way to some reasons for optimism.

October 8, 2010
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Newsday: State comptroller reviewing LIPA's $30M storm prep

Originally published: September 9, 2010 4:09 PMUpdated: September 9, 2010 10:04 PMBy MARK HARRINGTON   

September 10, 2010
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LI Herald: State Senator: Tell the MTA "Enough is Enough"

By Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.

July 30, 2010

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is continuing its long tradition of asking Long Islanders to solve its fiscal problems. We need to tell the Board of Directors at the MTA "enough is enough."

Because of last year’s MTA bailout plan, which I opposed, LIRR riders will be asked pay up to 9.4 percent more for tickets and pay higher fees for onboard transactions. The MTA is also looking to significantly shorten the time span for which certain LIRR tickets remain valid.

August 2, 2010
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Newsday: Paterson Signs Product Laws Protecting Babies Safety

By Delthea Ricks

Gov. David A. Paterson has signed two laws affecting what babies put into their mouths and where they sleep.

July 30, 2010
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Associated Press: Paterson Signs Consumer Protection Bills

By Michael Gormley (Associated Press Writer)

July 30, 2010
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Newsday: No Ignition in Drunken Condition

By Sid Cassese & Will Van Sant

July 26, 2010

July 26, 2010
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NBC News: Paterson to Sign Bill Closing DWI Loophole

New Yorkers will soon have one more reason to avoid driving while intoxicated, as Gov. David Paterson today is expected to sign a bill that will make it easier to convict drunk drivers.

July 12, 2010
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NY Daily News: New York State Tallies 248 Arrests Under Leandra's Law

BY Kenneth Lovett DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF  

July 12, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS TO FREEPORT

New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently welcomed one of Freeport’s newest restaurants, the International House of Pancakes (IHOP), to the Village.

June 21, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH HELP BELLMORE-MERRICK RESIDENTS SALUTE ISRAEL

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council as they headed into New York City to march in the annual “Salute to Israel” Parade.

June 21, 2010
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