Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s News items

Senator Fuschillo Offers Free Safety Brochures For Hurricane Season

According to the National Weather Service, June is the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season. Although the chances of Long Island being hit with a major hurricane are unlikely, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is now offering residents a free brochure with information about disaster preparedness to help them be prepared in the event of an emergency."Natural disasters, such as hurricanes or flooding, often occur with little or no warning, so the best way to minimize any damage is to be prepared," said Senator Fuschillo.

June 8, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Commends Local Winners In Statewide Environmental Contest

Senator Fuschillo congratulates winnerKelly Sonner Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently congratulated Merrick Avenue Middle School students Danielle Brown and Kelly Sonner for winning statewide recognition in the New York State Senate’s 14th annual I*ma*GREEN*nation environmental contest."The purpose of this contest is to get students to think about the environmental challenges facing our community in a creative and original way," said Senator Fuschillo.

June 7, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Awards Liberty Medal To Local Hero

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), today presented Copiague resident George Miller, a member of the Amityville Fire Department, with the New York State Senate’s Liberty Award in honor of his heroic rescue of two individuals from a burning Lindenhurst home."Without hesitation or regard for his own safety, Mr. Miller ran into a burning home several times in order to save the lives of two individuals who were still trapped inside. As a result of his bravery, tragedy was averted and those people were saved," said Senator Fuschillo. "Mr.

June 6, 2005
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Roosevelt High School Student Completes Internship With Senator Fuschillo

Michelle Carter, a junior at Roosevelt High School, recently completed an eight week internship in the district office of Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District). "Michelle is a very intelligent young woman who proved to be a very valuable asset to my staff," said Senator Fuschillo.

June 6, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Lt. Governor Mary Donohue To His "legislative Update" Show

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) proudly welcomed New York State Lieutenant Governor Mary Donohue as his guest on his weekly "Legislative Update" television show. The program will air on Friday, June 10 at 4:45 p.m. on Channel 18 of Cablevision’s Woodbury system.The Lieutenant Governor and Senator Fuschillo spoke about the need for a thorough examination of school safety issues during the show.

June 3, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Calls For Immediate Protections From Hit And Run Drivers

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he co-sponsored which would deliver immediate protections from hit and run drivers to New Yorkers.

June 2, 2005
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Senate Passes Senator Fuschillo's Legislation Creating Uniform Statewide Rebate Policy

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, announced Senate passage of legislation he sponsored that would create a uniform, statewide policy for businesses to adhere to when issuing rebates.

"Applying for a rebate is often like trying to navigate through a maze, and because of this lengthy and confusing process, many consumers are not taking advantage of the discounts to which they are entitled.

June 1, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Selects Local Resident As A "2005 Woman Of Distinction"

Merrick resident Gail Volk was recently named a "2005 Woman of Distinction" by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) as part of the State Senate’s 8th annual "Women of Distinction" program. Ms. Volk will be personally honored by the entire New York State Senate in Albany at a special ceremony next month. "Throughout her professional and civic careers, Gail has dedicated herself towards teaching children how to make good decisions and guiding them down the path to health, happiness, and success.

May 27, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Colleagues Balboni And Skelos To His "legislative Update" Show

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) welcomed fellow Senators Michael A.L. Balboni (7th Senate District) and Dean G. Skelos (9th Senate District) to his weekly "Legislative Update" television show. The program will air on Friday, June 3 at 4:45 p.m. on Channel 18 of Cablevision’s Woodbury system.The three Senate members discussed issues that may come up in the State Senate in the coming months.

May 27, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Reduction In State Sales Tax

Continuing the state’s efforts to reduce the tax burden on residents, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced that beginning on June 1, New Yorkers will begin to save a collective $560 million in taxes over the next year due to a reduction in the State sales tax rate.

May 27, 2005
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Councilwoman Cullin Chosen As A "2005 Woman Of Distinction" By Senator Fuschillo

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently named Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Angie Cullin as a "2005 Woman of Distinction" as part of the State Senate’s 8th annual "Women of Distinction" program. Councilwoman Cullin will be personally honored by the entire New York State Senate in Albany at a special ceremony next month. "Angie Cullin is the epitome of what an elected official should be.

May 27, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Honors Merrick Resident With New York State Senate "achievers' Award"

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently honored David Stayer, a resident of Merrick, with a New York State Senate "Achievers’ Award" at the 25th Annual Disabilities Awareness Day Awards Ceremony in Albany.

May 25, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Visit Mandalay Elementary School

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently visited Mandalay Elementary School in Wantagh to talk about the legislative process in New York State. Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough spoke to the third grade students about their roles in Albany and how new laws are created.

May 25, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Help Postal Service "stamp Out Hunger"

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently joined with the United States Postal Service to help "Stamp Out Hunger" by participating in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC) 13th annual food drive. The NALC "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive is the nation’s largest one-day food drive.

May 20, 2005
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Senate Passes Fuschillo Bill Creating Tougher Penalties For Violating Labor Law

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), a member of the State Senate’s Labor Committee, announced that the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation he sponsored that would create tougher penalties for violating New York State’s prevailing wage laws. The legislation is being sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli (16th Assembly District), and is supported by Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon."Prevailing wage laws were created to protect workers from being exploited.

May 20, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Environmental Contest Winners From Roosevelt To Albany

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today welcomed almost 100 students from Ulysses Byas elementary school in Roosevelt to Albany to celebrate their participation in the New York State Senate’s I*ma*GREEN*nation program.An entry from Ms. Nateasha McVea’s 5th grade class won first place in the grades 4-5 division of the statewide contest. The literature entry was the result of a cooperative effort of her entire class of fifteen students, all of whom joined Senator Fuschillo in Albany to receive their first place awards.

May 20, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Joins Lindenhurst Students In Praising Project Adventure

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently visited Lindenhurst Middle School to view a public exhibition of the Lindenhurst School District’s "Project Adventure" program. The Lindenhurst School District initiated "Project Adventure" several years ago as a way to develop cooperative skills and character education among its students. The program uses games and challenging activities which require students to work together and use both their minds and bodies to find solutions.

May 19, 2005
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Fairfield Students Join Senator Fuschillo In Saying "No" To Tobacco

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently visited Fairfield Elementary School in Massapequa to urge students to say "no" to tobacco. "Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in America today. We urgently need to get the message across to children that smoking will destroy their lives and their futures," Senator Fuschillo said. "Tobacco kills more than twice the total number of people who die from AIDS, car crashes, breast cancer, suicide and murder combined.

May 17, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Congratulates Amityville High School Football Team

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently visited Amityville High School to honor the players and coaches of the 2004 Suffolk County Division IV Champion Warriors football team.Each of the players and coaches were presented with a copy of a resolution, jointly sponsored by Senator Fuschillo and Senator Owen Johnson (4th Senate District), that was unanimously passed by the New York State Senate in honor of the team’s achievements.

May 16, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Congratulate New Maritime Cadet From Wantagh

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently congratulated Richard Heithaus, a senior at Wantagh High School, for being selected to receive a Cadet Appointment Scholarship from SUNY Maritime College. Senator Fuschillo nominated Richard to receive the award, which grants recipients a four year full tuition scholarship to SUNY Maritime College."During his time at Wantagh High School, Richard has distinguished himself in academics, athletics, and community service.

May 13, 2005
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