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Senator Fuschillo And District Attorney Rice Remind Long Islanders That Stronger Dwi Laws Are In Effect This Holiday Weekend

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice today reminded Long Islanders to designate a driver this holiday weekend or face tougher DWI penalties under a new state law. Senator Fuschillo and District Attorney Rice were joined by Denise Tangney, who lost her granddaughter, Katie Flynn, at the hands of a drunk driver."New Year’s Eve is a great time to go out and enjoy being with family or friends, but people need to remember to designate a driver.

December 28, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Offers College Financial Aid Information To Parents And Students

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is offering free information about college financial aid to local students and their parents. "The opportunity to earn a college degree should be available to all those who seek it," said Senator Fuschillo.

December 15, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Secures State Funding To Enhance Quality Of Life For People With Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he secured $10,000 in state funding for The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter to help increase the quality of life for people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

December 6, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Urges College Students Now At Risk Of Id Theft To Protect Themselves Using New State Security Freeze Law

With the entire student body of Nassau Community College now at risk of identity theft after a suspected theft of personal records, New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding students that a new state law he sponsored will allow them to protect themselves by blocking access to their credit information using a security freeze.

December 6, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Reminds Holiday Shoppers About Their Protections Under New York State's Gift Card Law

With the holiday shopping season upon us, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, is reminding consumers about the protections they have under New York State’s Gift Card Law."Many consumers will be buying gift cards for their loved ones and friends this holiday season, but before they make their purchases, they should remember their rights under the State’s gift card law," said Senator Fuschillo, who authored the law along with Senator Dean Skelos.

December 5, 2006
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New York State Winter Travel & Ski Guides Now Available From Senator Fuschillo's Office

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is informing residents that the 2006-07 New York State Winter Travel & Ski Guide is now available from his office free of charge. "This free guide is the perfect resource for anyone looking to plan a winter getaway," said Senator Fuschillo.

December 4, 2006
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Calhoun High School Students Discuss Drunk Driving Laws With Senator Fuschillo

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was recently invited to Calhoun High School by students in Ms. Borzone’s participation in government class to talk about ways to prevent drunk driving.During his visit with the class, Senator Fuschillo discussed some of the new laws enacted by the state to take drunk drivers off the road. He also discussed some of the proposals that are being considered in the legislature dealing with drinking and driving.

December 4, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Secures State Funding For Computer Literacy Program In Suffolk County

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he secured $20,000 in state grant funding for the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Suffolk, Inc. The funding will help defray the costs of the Center’s computer literacy programs.

"Computer literacy is a vital and necessary skill to have, especially in the workplace," said Senator Fuschillo.

December 1, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Reminds Nassau County Residents To File Star Applications Before The End Of The Year

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) is reminding all Nassau County residents that the deadline to apply for school tax savings under New York State’s STAR program is January 2, 2007 in Nassau County. "Homeowners can save hundreds of dollars in school taxes through New York State’s STAR program," said Senator Fuschillo.

November 28, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Secures State Funding To Aid Victims Of Domestic Violence

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he secured a $30,000 state grant to help fund support programs for victims of domestic violence. The programs, which are administered by the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, provide counseling, crisis intervention, and advocacy services to domestic violence victims and their children."Domestic violence and sexual abuse are horrific crimes that can leave victims with long lasting emotional scars. It is vitally important that resources be available to those who are in need of help.

November 21, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Town Of Babylon Sponsor Free Flu Shot Program For Senior Citizens

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Babylon Town Supervisor Steve Bellone recently visited the North Amityville Senior Center for a free flu vaccination program.The program, which was jointly organized by Senator Fuschillo and the Town of Babylon, gave local seniors the opportunity to obtain a flu shot at no cost. The shots were administered by staff from Brunswick Hospital Center.

November 20, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces New Home Heating System Tax Credit

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that eligible homeowners can receive up to $500 to replace their existing home heating system with a new ENERGY STAR system. This new income tax credit was created by the State Legislature earlier this year to encourage the use of more energy efficient technology. "Home heating systems with the ENERGY STAR label are more efficient and environmentally friendly. They will heat your home using less energy, which will lower your bills," said Senator Fuschillo.

November 14, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Kicks Off 9th Annual Toy Drive To Benefit Children In Winthrop Hospital

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today kicked off his ninth annual "Extend the Holidays" toy drive to benefit children in the pediatric ward of Winthrop University Hospital. New unwrapped toys can be delivered to Senator Fuschillo’s district office at 30 South Ocean Avenue in Freeport. The age range for donated toys is infants to early teen.Now entering its ninth year, Senator Fuschillo's "Extend the Holidays" toy drive is a unique holiday tradition that brings smiles to the faces of children in the hospital.

November 13, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Over 2,000 Senior Citizens To His Annual Golden Gathering

Over 2,000 local senior citizens recently visited the Freeport Recreation Center to receive free health services and information as part of Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.’s (8th Senate District) annual Golden Gathering.

"The Golden Gathering is a special day for seniors that brings together a wide variety of information and health screenings all under one roof, making it easier and more convenient for seniors to receive them," said Senator Fuschillo.

November 8, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Saladino Show Massapequa Park Seniors How To Protect Themselves From Identity Theft

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Joseph Saladino (12th Assembly District) recently visited the Brady Park Senior Center in Massapequa Park to teach seniors how to protect themselves from identity theft."Seniors are the number one target of ID thieves," said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee.

November 3, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough Visit Levy-lakeside Elementary School

Second grade students at Norman J. Levy-Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick had the chance to offer their ideas for new laws to their state legislators, when Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently visited the school to talk about government.

Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough explained to the children what their roles are as state legislators and how new laws are made.

November 3, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Secures State Grant For Merrick-north Merrick Pal’s New Baseball/softball Field

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently joined with officials from the Merrick-North Merrick PAL to view the league’s newly repaired baseball/softbal field at Fayette Elementary School. Senator Fuschillo obtained a $25,000 state grant to help fund the improvement project.

November 2, 2006
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Senator Fuschillo Announces $1.5 Million In State Funding For Economic Revitalization Project In Freeport

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today announced $1.5 million in state funding for an economic revitalization project that will bring new housing and businesses to the Village of Freeport. The funds will be used to redevelop the Plaza West area along Sunrise Highway."Redeveloping the Plaza West area will help attract new businesses and bring an infusion of jobs, housing, and revenue into the Village," said Senator Fuschillo, a member of the Senate's Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee.

November 1, 2006
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New State Law To Prevent Id Theft Takes Effect November 1

Starting November 1, New Yorkers can use one of the strongest identity theft prevention laws in the country in order to safeguard their private information. New York State’s new security freeze law, which was authored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), will allow consumers to block access to their credit information."Identity theft is one of the fastest growing consumer crimes, and can strike anyone at anytime in the blink of an eye," said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate's Consumer Protection Committee and an identity theft victim.

October 31, 2006
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Forest Lake Third Graders Learn About Government And Community From Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Mcdonough

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) recently visited the third grade students at Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh to teach them about government and their community.

Senator Fuschillo and Assemblyman McDonough explained to the children what their roles are as state legislators and how new laws are made.

October 31, 2006
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