Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed a legislative resolution he sponsored honoring Seaford resident Quentin Lettieri for attaining scouting’s highest honor: the rank of Eagle Scout.
Quentin, a member of Troop 690 in Seaford, distinguished himself for the honor following years of community service, dedication to scouting, and hard work.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to help deter underage drinking has been approved by the New York State Senate’s Transportation Committee. The legislation (S4106) would allow courts to suspend the driver’s licenses of underage alcohol offenders for failing to appear before the court or complete their court-ordered sentencing obligations.
Photo Caption: Senator Fuschillo (third right) is pictured as he congratulates Joshua Pollock (center) on being named a national semi-finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search. They are joined by (l-r) Science Department Chairperson Robert Soel, Principal Lorraine Poppe, and Advanced Science Research Teachers Helmut Schleith, Barbara Franklin, and Barbi Frank.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated John F. Kennedy High School Senior Joshua Pollock on being chosen as a national semi-finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today welcomed students from the Seaford Middle School Jazz Band to the State Capitol in Albany.
The students performed in Albany as part of the New York State School Music Association’s annual “Music in our Schools Month.” The band played a concert in the Empire State Plaza for an audience of legislators, staff members, and capitol visitors.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be partnering with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano in sponsoring a free Senior ID Card Program in Massapequa Park.
The program will be held from 12:00 pm- 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd at the Brady Park Senior Center, located at 1000 Lake Shore Drive in Massapequa Park. Nassau County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to participate and receive a free senior ID card. No appointments are necessary.
Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) watches as a New York State Trooper checks a car seat at the recent free child car seat safety check program.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently partnered with the New York State Police in sponsoring a free car seat safety check where parents could have their children’s car seats checked for proper installation. The program was held at the State Police Headquarters in Farmingdale.
State Troopers performed the inspections and fixed any child safety seats that were improperly installed. Parents were also informed of the steps they should take to make sure their child’s car seat is used properly in the future.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that New York State has provided $4,023,035 million to Suffolk County for reimbursement of debris removal costs incurred by the county following the impact of Superstorm Sandy. Suffolk County experienced severely damaged trees and other vegetation, leaving approximately 348,372 cubic yards of debris on county roads, right of ways, parks and other public spaces. The county responded by combining village personnel, equipment and some outside contracts. Contracts were used for debris clean-up, tree removal, garbage and landscape removal and movement of debris to disposal location.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that the New York State Senate has passed legislation he sponsors to strengthen penalties for wrong-way and reckless drivers.
“Wrong-way and reckless drivers continue to jeopardize safety and endanger lives on our roadways, but the penalties they face under current law do not appropriately reflect that. Law enforcement needs stronger tools to prosecute these drivers for their reckless actions and get them off our roads. With this legislation, that is exactly what they would get,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli will be sponsoring a free program in Copiague to help residents find out if they are entitled to any of the $11 billion in New York State unclaimed funds.
The program will take place on Thursday, March 28th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Tanner Park Senior Center, located on Baylawn Avenue in Copiague. Representatives from the State Comptroller’s Office will be available to help residents search for unclaimed funds in their name, as well as answer questions and provide guidance on how they can file a claim for any unclaimed funds to which they may be entitled.
Westbound Ocean Parkway Between Wantagh and Meadowbrook Parkways Closed by DOT Through the End of March
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is informing drivers that the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) has closed the westbound Ocean Parkway between the Wantagh Parkway and Meadowbrook Parkway around the clock through the end of March. According to the DOT, the closure is necessary to reconstruct the pedestrian tunnel between Jones Beach parking field four and the Jones Beach central mall.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed its 2013-14 budget resolution, a plan which controls spending, rejects new taxes, prioritizes job creation, and invests in education, health care, and our infrastructure. The resolution outlines the Senate’s proposal for the state budget.
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Freeport High School basketball coach, and Merrick resident, Bob DeBonis for earning his 300th career win. Coach DeBonis, who has coached at Freeport for 21 years, secured this milestone victory earlier this year when Freeport defeated Carey High School by a score of 64-53.
“Coach DeBonis should be very proud of this great accomplishment. He has spent his entire career shaping the lives of young men to help them excel both on and off the court. Bob DeBonis is not just a successful coach; he is a role model as well. It is wonderful to see him achieve this milestone and I wish him continued success,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Plan Would Create Jobs and Promote Economic Development by Cutting Business Taxes, Reducing Energy Costs, and Investing in Job Training and Business Growth Programs
Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is supporting a new plan to help create jobs, promote economic development, and strengthen New York State’s economy. The plan would cut taxes and costs for small businesses, reduce energy expenses for businesses and residents, and invest in new job training and business growth programs.