Senator Skelos is pictured presenting Peninsula Public Library Director, Karen Porcella, and Trustees Sarah Yastrab, Joan Lepelstat and Jeff Leb, with a $10,000 state grant for the library. This aid will be used to purchase a new sound system in the library meeting room in addition to many other technological improvements which will benefit all community members.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you, or someone you know, has a concern about breast cancer, the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is a wonderful service to help find answers.
Senator Skelos and Assemblyman Curran are pictured presenting Baldwin Public Library Director, Ms. Catherine Overton, with a $10,000 state grant for the library. This funding will allow the library to upgrade their facilities by completing a number of projects that will make the library more enjoyable for the entire community.
Like so many New Yorkers, I clearly remember where I was on that crisp, clear morning of September 11th, 2001.
And while more than a decade has now passed, the memory of that tragic day is still fresh in our minds. The sorrow and the pain that we felt are still with us.
More than 3,000 people died on September 11th, many of whom lived within my Senate district and in the districts of my neighboring Senate colleagues. I attended two to three funerals a day in the weeks following those horrific attacks, and I will never forget the strength and courage of the families of those who perished. Their loss is felt every day, but never more so than on this day.
Senator Skelos was joined by Mayor Fran Murray, Councilman Anthony Santino and other dignitaries at the Boy Scouts of America's parade commemorating the Centennial of the first Eagle Scout in the U.S., Arthur R. Eldred, 100 years ago.
Senator Skelos recently met with Lynbrook Fire Chief Anthony DeCarlo and Firefighter Josh Parsons of the Lynbrook Fire Department to present them with legislative proclamations honoring them for their selfless acts of heroism in helping to save the life one of Lynbrook’s youngest residents.
I was pleased to join Governor Cuomo, County Executives Rob Astorino, Scott VanDerhoef and Mary Ellen O'Dell this afternoon in support of a new Tappan Zee Bridge. A new Tappan Zee Bridge means thousands of new jobs for the Hudson Valley, less congestion and a better quality of life for the thousands of people who travel the Tappan Zee Bridge every day. I applaud Governor Cuomo for his leadership on this important project, and for his vision of what is possible in New York.
Assembly Should Pass Senate’s Tough Synthetic Marijuana/Bath Salts Bill
The actions taken by Governor Cuomo to crack down on synthetic marijuana and bath salts are a good step towards preventing the sale and possession of these very dangerous drugs. However, we need to go even further to stop the scourge of these terrible drugs that are causing deaths and acts of violence. That’s why I am calling on the state Assembly to pass the Senate’s bill (S6694) to impose felony-level penalties for the sale and possession of bath salts and synthetic marijuana.
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos recently announced that Long Beach Medical Center has been awarded $4.98 million in state funding through the HEAL 21 program administered through the New York State Department of Health.
Senator Dean Skelos today announced that he has secured funding in the amount of $10,000 in bullet aid for the Peninsula Library. This funding will help the Peninsula Library continue to provide excellent programs and services to the Five Towns community.
Senator Dean Skelos today announced that he has secured funding in the amount of $10,000 for the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library. This funding will help the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library continue to provide excellent programs and services to the Five Towns community.
I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a free Skin Cancer Screening in partnership with South Nassau Communities Hospital this Friday, July 13, 2012 on the Long Beach Boardwalk National Blvd Entrance from 1-4pm.
Doctors from South Nassau Communities Hospital will be on hand to screen for skin cancer as well as provide tips on how best to protect yourself from the sun. For directions to the event, click HERE.
Sewage Pollution Right To Know Act Protects Public Health by Increasing Awareness of Water Conditions
New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos (R, Rockville Centre) today announced the final legislative passage of a bill that increases the amount of information available to the public when discharges of untreated or partially treated sewage to the state’s waterways could affect public health. The Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act (S6268D) would require prompt notification of such sewage discharges so the public has the information they need to make decisions about swimming, boating, and fishing.
Legislation Creates the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs to Prevent, Investigateand Prosecute Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable New Yorkers
The New York State Senate today passed sweeping legislation that will transform how New Yorkers with special needs and disabilities are protected. The bill (S7749) sponsored by Senator Roy McDonald (R-C-I, Saratoga) is part of a three-way agreement between the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to establish the strongest standards and practices in the nation for protecting individuals in state operated, certified or licensed facilities and programs.
Bill Closes Loophole Created by Recent Court of Appeals Ruling
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S7742) sponsored by Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would make the viewing of child pornography a felony crime. The bill is part of a three-way agreement with the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo to amend current state law to make a person guilty of a crime when the person knowingly accesses child pornography with the intent to view.
The state Senate today passed three bills to help grow and expand the craft beer industry in New York State. The bills, which represent a three-way agreement among the Senate, Assembly and Governor Cuomo, will protect an important tax benefit for small breweries that produce beer in New York, create a Farm Brewery license that will allow craft brewers to expand their operations through opening restaurants or selling new products and will exempt breweries that produce small batches of beer from paying an annual State Liquor Authority fee.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie), that would provide further protections and procedures for students who are bullied or cyberbullied. The legislation clarifies and expands the Dignity for All Students Act, an anti-cyberbullying law enacted in 2010 and creates guidelines for local school districts to develop policies and procedures to address the problem.
I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid. This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school.