Dean G. Skelos' News items

Skelos Congratulates 6 Semi-finalists Of The Intel Science Talent Search

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) met with six semi-finalists of the Intel Science Talent Search from Lawrence High School to congratulate them on their outstanding achievement. Those student are: Nicole Benvin, Stacey Feinsot, Michael Klein, Marisa Rosen, Lauren Tonetti, and Erin Wagner. The Science Talent Search (STS) is America's oldest and most highly regarded pre-college science competition."It is truly an honor to be able to represent smart and innovative young people such as these students," said Senator Skelos.

January 24, 2007
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Skelos Announces New Funding For Lido Nature Preserve And Inwood Marina

Hempstead will build a boardwalk at the Lido Nature Preserve.

December 18, 2006
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Skelos And Hannon Announce Funding For Long Island Museum Of Science And Technology

R-Garden City) today announced a $1.5 million state grant to fund the Phase I development of the Long Island Museum of Science and Technology (“LIMSAT”) at Nassau County’s Museum Row.“This is another huge win for Long Island,” said Senator Skelos.

November 2, 2006
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Senator Skelos And Lirr Acting President Kenny Announce Action To Reduce Train Noise In The Five Towns

Village of Cedarhurst, the LIRR intends to formally petition the Federal Railroad Administration for a waiver enabling it to significantly reduce the number of times its locomotive engineers sound their horn when exiting train stations.#####

November 2, 2006
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New Valley Stream Train Station Design Selected

“I commend Senator Skelos for his efforts in securing the funds necessary to rehabilitate our Village’s train station,” said Hempstead Town Councilman James Darcy. “I look forward to the completion of this project for which Mayor Cahill, Senator Skelos and I have worked so long and hard.”On August 23rd, the LIRR unveiled the three competing designs for Valley Stream’s new train station. During the last five weeks, Valley Stream residents could vote by mail, at Village Hall and on Senator Skelos’ website.

October 6, 2006
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Long Island State Senate Delegation Announces New $25 Million Affordable Housing Initiative

Long Island’s nine-member New York State Senate Delegation today unveiled a new, $25 million program to make affordable housing available for more Nassau and Suffolk County residents. As developed and funded by Long Island’s State Senators and administered by the Long Island Housing Partnership ("LIHP"), the Homeownership and Economic Stabilization for Long Island Program ("HELP") provides downpayment assistance and rehabilitation grants to eligible homebuyers.

September 21, 2006
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Skelos Hosts Meeting With Local Rabbis To Address Security Concerns

September 11, 2001 and recent violence against Jewish institutions in Seattle and Baltimore, Rabbis and School administrators have expressed concerns about security during the High Holidays.As arranged by Senator Skelos, Commissioner Lawrence and police officers from the Fourth Precinct met with Rabbi Simcha Lefkowitz, Rav of Congregation Anshei Chesed and Chaplain of the Nassau County Police Department, local Rabbis and Yeshiva and Day School Administrators and lay community leaders.  The meeting addressed security

September 11, 2006
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Skelos Unveils Designs For New Valley Stream Train Station

Long Island Rail Road (“LIRR”) President James Dermody, Valley Stream Mayor Edward Cahill, Assemblyman Bob Barra (R-Lynbrook) and Hempstead Town Councilman James Darcy (R-Valley Stream) today held a press conference at Valley Stream Village Hall unveiling the proposed designs for Valley Stream’s new train station.“This is the first time that local residents will have a variety of station design options and the opportunity to select the one that best suits their community,” said Senator Skelos.

August 23, 2006
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Skelos And Barra Announce $20,000 In State Grants For Baldwin

Baldwin.“Helping our students learn and achieve is critically important,” said Senator Skelos. “By improving our students’ performance in school and enhancing the fire department’s ability to coordinate its actions during an emergency, these grants will benefit the entire community.”The first grant will provide the Baldwin Public Library with $10,000 for the purchase of computers and other costs associated with expanding the Library’s Homework Center.

August 15, 2006
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Skelos And Barra Announce $65,000 State Grant For Athletic Field At Brooklyn Avenue School In Valley Stream

Brooklyn Avenue School in Valley Stream.“I’m very pleased to help improve the athletic facilities at the Brooklyn Avenue School,” said Senator Skelos. “Providing kids with a safe place to participate in athletic activities is critically important.

August 7, 2006
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Long Island Senators Secure $35 Million For Alternative Energy Center

“We are in dire need of new energy sources to fulfill the ever-increasing demand for power in New York State and, particularly, Long Island,” said Senator LaValle. “We are fortunate to have among us some of the most renowned research institutions in the nation.

August 3, 2006
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Skelos Announces $43,000 In State Grants For The Rockville Centre Police Department

Village of Rockville Centre’s Police Department. The funding includes $20,000 to purchase body armor for Police Department personnel and $23,000 for scales to enforce truck weight limits within the Village.“This funding will help make Rockville Centre and even safer place to live,” said Senator Skelos.

July 31, 2006
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Skelos Successfully Fights To Prevent Lirr Fare Increase

July 19, 2006, New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) sent a letter to Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) Chairman Peter Kalikow strongly encouraging the MTA to cancel fare increase scheduled for January. Responding to Senator Skelos’ letter, the MTA today announced that it has postponed the January fare increase until at least September 2007.“The MTA should not charge commuters a penny more than it needs,” said Senator Skelos.

July 27, 2006
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Skelos Announces Confirmation Of Hewlett Harbor Resident Denise L. Sher As State Court Of Claims Judge

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) today announced that, on June 20, 2006, the New York State Senate confirmed the nomination of Hewlett Harbor resident Denise L. Sher as Judge of the New York State Court of Claims. Prior to her confirmation, Judge Sher was the Supervising Judge of the Nassau County District Court."I am very proud of Judge Sher for being appointed to the New York State Court of Claims," said Senator Skelos.

July 11, 2006
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Skelos Announces Confirmation Of Hewlett Harbor Resident Merik R. Aaron As Nassau County Family Court Judge

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) announced that on June 20, 2006, the New York State Senate confirmed the nomination of Hewlett Harbor resident Merik R. Aaron as Judge of the Nassau County Family Court. Prior to his confirmation, Judge Aaron was Principal Deputy Town Attorney for the Town of Hempstead."I am very proud that such a great person and Hewlett Harbor resident will now be a Judge in the Nassau County Family Court," said Senator Skelos.

July 6, 2006
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Skelos Honors Marguerite Izzo Of Malverne For Being The New York State Teacher Of The Year

New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) presented a joint Legislative Resolution honoring the accomplishments of Malverne’s Marguerite Izzo upon her selection as the 2007 New York State Teacher of the Year. In choosing the New York State Teacher of the Year, the state Board of Regents engages in a lengthy evaluation process which includes evaluating teacher portfolios and conducting personal interviews. In addition to the Board of Regents, teachers’ unions and school officials’ groups participate in the determination of this prestigious award.

July 6, 2006
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Skelos And Weisenberg Announce Funding To Restore Point Lookout's Beaches

Long Beach Barrier Island Storm Damage Reduction Project

The Army Corps of Engineers’ feasibility report for the Long Beach Barrier Island Storm Damage Reduction Project was completed in February 1995 and the Preconstruction, Engineering and Design Phase was completed in September 1997.  The Project included the communities of Point Lookout, Lido Beach and the City of Long Beach.

June 26, 2006
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