In an effort to protect New Yorkers from online bullying, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/ Orange) introduced a bill today that will make “bullycide” a felony. The bill will expand second-degree manslaughter to include “bullycide” or death by cyberbullying when a perpetrator intentionally or recklessly causes a victim to commit suicide, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Haverstraw, N.Y. – Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) hosted a roundtable discussion with several local small business owners on how to improve New York's business climate, it's economy and create jobs.
“It is imperative that I understand the needs of local business owners so I can take their ideas back to Albany,” Senator Carlucci said. “Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy and must have the full support of state government. By working together, we can improve New York’s business climate, it’s economy and create jobs. “
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today launched an $8 million appliance grant program for those who sustained property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
The program will help New Yorkers cover the costs of replacing vital household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers washing machines and furnaces, damaged by the recent flooding.
All grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications, which will be available beginning Monday, September 19 at www.NYSApplianceRebates.com or by calling 1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The grant program will continue until funding runs out.
Yesterday, the Veterans Advisory Committee met at the VFW in Suffern to find solutions to issues that veterans face. The next meeting is November 14. If you are interested in joining us please call my office at 623-3627.
A FEMA disaster recovery center will open on Saturday, September 10 at the Provident Bank Stadium in Pomona. FEMA representatives as well as personnel from the New York State Department of Labor and the Small Business Administration will be on hand to guide residents through the application process. Anyone who has not yet registered for assistance should call FEMA at FEMA at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)or go online at www.disasterassistance.gov.
I would like to thank everyone who donated school supplies for our back to school drive. We received a lot of supplies that have been put to good use. The students certainly appreciated them. Thanks again!
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation has released their revised draft report on hydrofracking, opening the 90 public comment period. Your input is very important. You can follow this link to leave your comment http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/76838.html.
VICTORY! Rockland and Orange families and small businesses are now eligible for federal disaster assistance! This is a great first step towards rebuilding our homes and communities. The link below will direct you how to file, but as always if you have any questions please call my office at 623-3627.
I have arranged for Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to be at the West Nyack Post Office/Hamlet Green Park, 720 West Nyack Road, West Nyack today from 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM to assist residents with insurance related information and claim forms in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Senator David Carlucci has arranged for Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to be at the West Nyack Post Office/Hamlet Green Park, 720 West Nyack Road, West Nyack today at 2:00 PM to assist residents with insurance related information and claim forms in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.