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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Working with local officials and others, Governor Cuomo is doing everything he can to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  I have been in constant contact with the Governor, and we have worked together on New York State’s response.

However, it’s time that the federal government does much more about the devastation and death brought by this terrible storm, made worse by last night’s Nor’easter.  With winter approaching, hundreds of thousands remain without power, and countless others will soon need to be housed and fed before we face the prospect of people freezing to death in their homes.

November 8, 2012
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Please Help the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

 

Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating impact on all of us.  So many of our friends and neighbors have lost their homes and just about everything they own and they are all in need of our help.

My office will be coordinating a supply drive and I ask that you please consider donating needed items. If you or anyone you know is able to make a donation to help, items can be dropped off at the Rockville Centre Recreation Centre, located at 111 North Oceanside Road in Rockville Centre.  As of right now, we ask that you limit your donation to the following items:

November 5, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Emergency Response and Relief Information

Hurricane Sandy has obviously taken a devastating toll on the Empire State, impacting literally millions of New Yorkers.  

As emergency responders, public works, and utility personnel continue to move forward with their important work, we encourage all New Yorkers to stay safe and keep informed. 

Directly below are links to our official government websites providing up-to-the-minute news and information that may be helpful to you and your family in the coming hours and days.  This information includes power and utility updates, transportation updates and key contacts and locations to help you access whatever relief services you may need.     

November 1, 2012
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Absentee Ballot Application Deadline Extended For Tuesday General Election

The State Board of Elections met in an emergency meeting late yesterday and approved an extension of the deadline for absentee ballot applications as New Yorkers continue to deal with the fallout of Hurricane Sandy. The original deadline for applications transmitted by mail, fax or letter was October 30th, it is now Friday, November 2nd. This extension applies statewide.

November 1, 2012
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IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING HURRICANE SANDY

As New Yorkers closely monitor the path of Hurricane Sandy, it is important that we prepare for the storm’s potential impacts.

Although the storm track is still uncertain, Hurricane Sandy has the potential to affect many parts of New York State with a variety of threats -- including heavy rain, high winds, flooding, tornadoes, coastal surges, and widespread power outages.

In addition to tracking the storm’s path as it approaches early next week, families should consider creating a “storm emergency kit” that includes items such as non-perishable food, water, cash, filled prescriptions, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, first aid kit, flashlights and extra batteries.

October 26, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Assemblyman Jim Conte. He was truly a brave and courageous man who dedicated himself to public service while also struggling to overcome health issues. While Jim Conte’s presence will be missed in Albany, his memory will live on for so many people whose respect, admiration and friendship he won through his service and commitment to his constituents.

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October 16, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS SPEAKS TO VALLEY STREAM SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Senator Dean Skelos is pictured during a visit to Valley Stream South High School where he met with the schools AP Government classes to discuss the structure of New York State Government and answer questions from students regarding both state and national politics.

October 16, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS ATTENDS 22ND ANNUAL LYNBROOK EXPO AT GREIS PARK

Senator Skelos is pictured at the 22nd Annual Lynbrook Expo at Greis Park where he had the opportunity to speak with Mayor William Hendrick as well as meet with families from the Inter-Community Nursery School.

October 13, 2012
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SKELOS LAUDS NEW LAW TO PROVIDE IDENTIFICATION OF VETERAN STATUS ON DRIVERS LICENSE

            Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos today praised a new state law, which he supported, to make it easier for people to identify themselves as veterans by requiring a separate line on New York State Drivers Licenses or Identification Cards to indicate veteran status.

             Often times, veterans do not have an easily available source of identification to prove their status. With this new law, veterans who submit the proper paperwork, such as a DD Form 214, will be provided a new line on the New York State Drivers License or non-driver ID that indicates he or she is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces.

October 10, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS ATTENDS 2012 LONG BEACH IRISH HERITAGE DAY PARADE AND FESTIVAL

Sentaor Skelos is pictured at the 2012 Long Beach Irish Heritage Day Parade and Festival. This years Grand Marshal was Veronica Danca, Principal of Long Beach Catholic Regional School. 

October 6, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS PRESENTS PENINSULA PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH A $10,000 STATE GRANT

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 5, 2012
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OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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.  

October 2, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS & ASSEMBLYMAN CURRAN PRESENT BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY WITH A $10,000 STATE GRANT

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.

September 14, 2012
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Remembering September 11th

Dear Fellow New Yorker:

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.

September 11, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS ATTENDS BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA PARADE COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FIRST EAGLE SCOUT IN THE U.S.

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.

September 10, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS HONORS HEROIC LYNBROOK FIREFIGHTERS FOR SAVING THE LIFE OF 18-MONTH-OLD TODDLER

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.

September 9, 2012
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STATEMENT BY SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

Today's news that the rating agency Standard and Poor's has upgraded the State's credit outlook is a positive sign for New York, and more good news for hard-working, middle-class taxpayers.  

August 27, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS JOINS GOVERNOR CUOMO IN SUPPORT OF A NEW TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE

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. 

 

August 20, 2012
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SENATOR SKELOS DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THIS YEAR'S ADVANCEMENT FOR COMMERCE INDUSTRY & TECHNOLOGY ANNUAL EXECUTIVE BUSINESS BREAKFAST

Senator Skelos is pictured speaking at this year's Advancement for Commerce Industry & Technology's Annual Executive Business Breakfast where he was the keynote speaker. 

August 15, 2012
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GOLDEN GATHERING SENIOR HEALTH FAIR: Friday, October 19th, 9am-1pm

 

On Friday, October 19th, I will be hosting my  10th Annual Golden Gathering Senior Health Fair and hope that you can join me for this great event. 

October 19, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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