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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Consumer Protection Chairperson Santiago To His "legislative Update" Show

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) welcomes Teresa A. Santiago, Chairperson and Executive Director of the New York State Consumer Protection Board, to his weekly "Legislative Update" television show. The program will air on March 25 at 4:45 p.m. on Channel 18 of Cablevision’s Woodbury system.In his role as the Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee, Senator Fuschillo works closely with Chairwoman Santiago and the two discuss many of the issues that affect New York State consumers.

March 18, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Announces New Safety Improvements To Route 109

The New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) will be making new safety improvements to Route 109 in East Farmingdale, thanks to the efforts of Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District).

After receiving a request from Senator Fuschillo and the East Farmingdale Civic Association to investigate the safety conditions at the intersection of Route 109 and East Carmans Road, the DOT studied the area and determined that a right turn lane should be installed on the westbound side of Route 109 to enhance safety.

March 17, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Honors Roosevelt High School Football Team

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently congratulated members of the Roosevelt High School football team for winning the Rutgers Cup, which is presented to Nassau County’s top high school football team. Senator Fuschillo also sponsored a resolution in the New York State Senate, which passed unanimously, in honor of the team’s accomplishments.

March 15, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Assemblywoman O'connell To His "legislative Update" Show

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) welcomed Assemblywoman Maureen O’Connell (17th Assembly District) to his weekly "Legislative Update" television show.

March 11, 2005
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Seaford Students Join Senator Fuschillo In Saying "No" To Tobacco

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently visited the sixth grade students of Seaford Middle School to urge them 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.

March 11, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo And Assemblyman Weisenberg Propose New Restrictions For Tanning Salons

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (20th Assembly District) announced today that they introduced legislation which would impose new safety restrictions on tanning salons. Under the provisions of this legislation, children between the ages of fourteen and eighteen would be required to have their parents sign a statement acknowledging that they have read the required safety notices already issued by the Department of Health before using the tanning equipment.

March 11, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Reads To Levy Lakeside Kindergarten Class

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was recently invited to be a guest reader in Miss Kerin Kaplan’s kindergarten class at Norman J. Levy Lakeside Elementary School in Merrick.Senator Fuschillo read House Mouse, Senate Mouse by Peter and Cheryl Barnes to the class. The story allowed the children to learn, in a fun way, what Senator Fuschillo does as a New York State Senator."As a parent of young children, I know what an important role reading plays in a child’s development.

March 4, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Announces Suny Maritime College Tuition Assistant Scholarship

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) would like to inform residents that the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College is offering full tuition scholarships to prospective cadets. The scholarships are part of the Cadet Appointment Program, which is sponsored by the New York State Legislature. "This program is mutually beneficial," said Senator Fuschillo.

March 1, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Senator Marcellino To His "legislative Update" Show

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) welcomed fellow Senator Carl L. Marcellino (5th Senate District) to his weekly "Legislative Update" television show. The program will air on Friday, May 27 at 4:45 p.m. on Channel 18 of Cablevision’s Woodbury system.The two officials discussed issues that affect residents in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including environmental concerns and Long Island’s energy situation.

March 1, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Accepting Applications For Student Interns

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he is currently accepting applications for student interns in his district office in Freeport. Applicants should be college students residing within the Eighth Senate district who have an interest in government or law. Each intern will in assist in the day-to-day operations of Senator Fuschillo’s district office. Internships offer a flexible working schedule based on the applicant’s availability.

March 1, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Drops First Puck At Vytra Cup Game

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently dropped the ceremonial first puck at the 2005 Vytra Cup game, which was held at the Nassau Coliseum. Now in its ninth year, the Vytra Cup game pits high school hockey all-stars from Nassau County against those from Suffolk County. This year, the event drew approximately 5,000 spectators.

March 1, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Applauds Attorney General's Settlement Regarding Simon Gift Cards

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), Chairman of the Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee, announced today that after an investigation into Simon Property Group, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer reached a settlement with the mall operator with regard to its gift card policy. The investigation was in response to a request that Senator Fuschillo made, along with Senator Dean G.

March 1, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Secures Funding For Energy Conservation Program

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced $25,000 in state funding for the creation of a Fuel Cell Learning Center at Farmingdale State University. The project will benefit from funding secured through an example of interagency cooperation among Senator Fuschillo, Suffolk County and the Towns of Babylon and Huntington. The Fuel Cell Learning Center will be headed by Dr. Hazem Tawfik through the Institute for Research and Technology Transfer. There are plans to create a mock model home powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

February 25, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Reads To Birch School Kindergarten Class

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) was recently invited to be a guest reader in Mrs. Loretta Vernet’s kindergarten class at Birch Elementary School.Senator Fuschillo read House Mouse, Senate Mouse by Peter and Cheryl Barnes to the class. The story allowed the children to learn, in a fun way, what Senator Fuschillo does as a New York State Senator."As a parent of young children, I know what an important role reading plays in a child’s development.

February 22, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Calls For Ban Of Candy Flavored Cigarettes

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblymember Pete Grannis (D-Manhattan) introduced legislation that would prohibit the sale of cigarettes laced with candy, fruit and other enticing flavors. Under the proposed legislation, the sale of cigarettes with any flavors other than menthol will be prohibited.

February 18, 2005
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Senators Call For Appeal Of Cfe Ruling

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) joined fellow Senators Michael A.L. Balboni, Kemp Hannon, Carl L. Marcellino and Dean Skelos in calling on Governor Pataki to appeal the order entered Monday in State Supreme Court regarding the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit.

February 18, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo And Eac To Hold Child Safety Seat Check In Freeport

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District), in conjunction with the Education & Assistance Corporation (EAC), will be sponsoring a free child safety seat inspection in Freeport on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Appointments will be required to participate in the event. "It’s a proven fact that car seats save lives when used properly, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that almost 80% of children are improperly restrained.

February 15, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Welcomes Retail Council Vice President To His "legislative Update" Show

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) welcomed Ted Potrikus, Executive Vice President and Director of Government Operations of the Retail Council, to his weekly "Legislative Update" television show. The program will air on February 18 at 4:45 p.m. on Channel 18 of Cablevision’s Woodbury system.On the upcoming show, Senator Fuschillo and Mr. Potrikus cover a wide range of topics affecting the residents of New York State, including the new state gift card laws, retail pricing and return policies.

February 11, 2005
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Senator Fuschillo Sponsors "environmental Community Right To Know Act"

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) announced today that he introduced legislation that would provide for public disclosure of information concerning the release of potentially harmful substances into the environment. Under the guidelines of Senator Fuschillo’s legislation, which is called the "Environmental Community Right To Know Act", New York State would post information on the Internet concerning the release of hazardous substances into the environment.

February 10, 2005
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Kennedy High School Receives State Grant From Senator Fuschillo

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) and Assemblyman David G. McDonough (19th Assembly District) announced that they secured $50,000 in state grant funding for Kennedy High School. $35,000 of the total grant funding helped pay for improvements to the school’s weight room. New, modern equipment was purchased and the room was refurbished as well. The facility is utilized by the school’s sports teams, as well as by other students."The entire Kennedy High School community is extremely grateful for Senator Fuschillo’s grant.

February 10, 2005
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