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THANKSGIVING ESSAYS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Dear Participant,

Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.

The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”

On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.

Sincerely,

December 2, 2014
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Latimer, Buchwald, Otis & Paulin Announce Construction Grant Awards for Westchester Libraries

Senator George Latimer, Assemblymembers David Buchwald, Steve Otis and Amy Paulin have announced that 6 libraries in the 37th Senate District will receive new funding.  Below is the list of recipients, amounts and the uses of the grants.

June 16, 2014
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Lee Roberts, Former Bedford Town Supervisor, Selected as 2014 Woman of Distinction

(Albany, NY) State Senator George Latimer has selected the former Bedford Town Supervisor and long time community activist, Lee Roberts as the 2014 NYS Senate Woman of Distinction.  Roberts served as Town Supervisor from 2003 through 2013 after serving for nine years on the Town Council.  Roberts was active in numerous other organizations both related and unrelated to her government service.

May 15, 2014
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Senator Latimer & Assemblyman Otis Announce State Aid Increases to Sound Shore School Districts

(Albany, NY) With passage of the state budget, State Senator George Latimer (D-Rye) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced increases in state aid to Sound Shore School districts.    Assemblyman Otis stated,  “In this time of tight school budgets and pressure on the property tax levy, we are pleased to report successful efforts to increase state aid to Westchester school districts.  This year’s school aid package is the largest since before the recession and will help to maintain the educational programming our school districts work so hard to provide.”  

April 3, 2014
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February 24, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Latimer's Office Makes & Other Related NYS Tax Forms Available

(PORT CHESTER, NY) State Senator George Latimer has announced that beginning immediately, NYS income tax forms, including the IT-201, will be available for pickup at the Senator's office or via delivery for senior citizens who request them.

Up until a few years ago, New York State used to send forms out by mail. With that service no longer available, Latimer's office has taken the initiative to perform this function for local taxpayers. Forms are also available online at www.tax.ny.gov/forms (which can be accessed by clicking on the button on the front page of this site)

January 31, 2014
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Common Ground for Students by George Latimer, Albany Times Union, January 8th, 2014

For decades we have heard the rallying cry that American students' performance is falling behind that of students in other countries and for decades education experts have attempted to come up with ONE solution.

 

This time, under the guise of making students more prepared for a global economy, New York has adopted the "Common Core" standards and is forging ahead at breakneck speed to implement a new top-down education mandate on local school districts. Without dissecting the validity of the "global competition" argument, there are elements of the Common Core's implementation in New York that must be addressed first.

 

January 9, 2014
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Legislative Report with Doug Gladstone, Author of "Carving a Niche for Himself; The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco"

Luigi Del Bianco was the Chief Carver of Mt. Rushmore and his son, Lou, is a resident of Port Chester.  For more information on Luigi Del Bianco's story, visit www.luigimountrushmore.com

November 12, 2013
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Latimer Honored at Annual Rye Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

(Rye, NY) On Thursday June 6th, the Rye Chamber of Commerce honored State Senator George Latimer at their annual luncheon at the Wainwright House.  Latimer was honored for his consistent advocacy on behalf of the small business community in Rye dating back to his time as a City Councilman in Rye.  

June 7, 2013
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Senator Latimer Selects Kate Bialo, Executive Director of Furniture Sharehouse as a NYS Senate Woman of Distinction

(Albany, NY) State Senator George Latimer has selected Larchmont resident Kate Bialo, Executive Director of Furniture Sharehouse as a 2013 NYS Senate Woman of Distinction. Furniture Sharehouse provides free furniture to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in Westchester County, giving them the basic household furnishings that enable them to rebuild their lives and live with dignity.

May 8, 2013
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Press Conference in East Yonkers Announcing Introduction of Flood Mitigation Legislation with Assemblymember Shelley Mayer and Yonkers Councilman Mike Breen

State Senator George Latimer and Assemblymember Shelley Mayer Propose Package of Flood Mitigation Bills in Albany to Address Persistent Flooding Problems in Yonkers

Yonkers, NY (April 21, 2013) –

April 22, 2013
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