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Mini-Med School Program

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Winthrop-University Hospital will be sponsoring a free “mini-med school” program to help residents learn what to do in common types of medical emergencies. The program will take place on Thursday, May 1st from 7-9 pm in the Nassau County Legislative Chamber (1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola).

     Residents who participate in the program will have the opportunity to learn from trained healthcare professionals about what to do if they find themselves in a medical emergency where someone is suffering from:

     • Burns

     • Choking

     • Ear and eye trauma

     • Falls

May 1, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS & WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SPONSORING “MINI-MED SCHOOL” SEMINAR FOR RESIDENTS ON MAY 1ST

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Winthrop-University Hospital will be sponsoring a free “mini-med school” program to help residents learn what to do in common types of medical emergencies. The program will take place on Thursday, May 1st from 7-9 pm in the Nassau County Legislative Chamber (1550 Franklin Avenue, Mineola). 

     Residents who participate in the program will have the opportunity to learn from trained healthcare professionals about what to do if they find themselves in a medical emergency where someone is suffering from: 

     • Burns

April 9, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTIONS HONORING MANHASSET-LAKEVILLE FIREFIGHTERS FOR THEIR 25 YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently honored four members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their 25 years of community service. 

     The Senate passed legislative resolutions, sponsored by Senator Martins, to recognize the following members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department for their service as volunteer firefighters over the last 25 years: 

     • Captain John Bernic

     • Ex-Captain Peter Denardis

     • Ex-Captain Stephen Flynn

     • Ex-Chief Michael Uttaro

April 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Port Washington. The program will be held on Thursday, May 8th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Port Washington Library (1 Library Drive, Port Washington).

     The KidPix program gives parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. The KidPix card includes the child’s name, physical description, contact information, and photograph. The child’s fingerprint is also included on the back of the card. In the event that a child goes missing, parents can give the KidPix card to law enforcement as a helpful tool to help return the child home more quickly.

April 8, 2014
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Kidpix Child ID Program- Port Washington

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Port Washington. The program will be held on Thursday, May 8th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Port Washington Library (1 Library Drive, Port Washington). 

May 8, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS HELPS MERILLON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION KICK OFF ITS 2014 LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with the Merillon Athletic Association in celebrating the opening day of the 2014 little league season. Senator Martins offered his best wishes to the players, coaches, and parents for a fun and safe season.

     Senator Martins is pictured speaking during the Merillon Athletic Association’s 2014 opening day ceremony.

April 8, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

The Budget Top Ten

     Alas, after 21 years of keeping us in good spirits and good company with his “Late Show” humor, David Letterman announced his retirement this past week. In his honor, I’ll share highlights from our state’s new budget in Letterman style with a “Top 10” countdown entitled: 

     Top 10 – I mean 12 – reasons to like the new, New York State budget:

April 8, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS ALBERTSON FIREFIGHTERS FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently attended the Albertson Fire Company’s annual installation ceremony where he honored two of the Department’s leaders for their service to the community. 

April 7, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES NEW RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE TO HONOR NEW YORK STATE’S COLD WAR VETERANS

 

     Senator Jack Martins (R-Mineola) is informing residents about a new certificate which honors New York’s veterans who served during the Cold War.

     “The men and women who served our nation during the Cold War deserve our gratitude and appreciation, and this is another way for New York State to recognize its heroes,” said Senator Martins. “I invite all veterans who served during the Cold War to apply for this honor.”

April 7, 2014
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Heroin and Substance Abuse Prevention Forum

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) will be sponsoring an informational forum on heroin and substance abuse prevention for residents this Tuesday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson). Parents and community members will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on steps they can take to protect their loved ones from the growing epidemic of heroin and substance abuse. 

April 8, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS OFFERS UPDATE ON WATER QUALITY IN ROSLYN

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) offered the following update on efforts to get an air stripper placed in a non-residential area to ensure continued high water quality in the Roslyn Water District: 

April 4, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS INVITES PARENTS TO ATTEND HEROIN AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION FORUM THIS TUESDAY, APRIL 8TH

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) will be sponsoring an informational forum on heroin and substance abuse prevention for residents this Tuesday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelter Rock Library (165 Searingtown Road, Albertson). Parents and community members will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on steps they can take to protect their loved ones from the growing epidemic of heroin and substance abuse. 

April 3, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS DISCUSSES NEW STATE BUDGET DURING 'YOUR VOICE'

In the latest edition of "Your Voice" from Albany, Senator Jack M. Martins discussed the new state budget that was passed recently. The 2014-15 budget marks the fourth straight year of an on-time state budget which controls spending and provides tax relief to families and businesses. Senator Martins discussed two key components of the budget - delivering tax relief and investing in education. 

April 3, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS HONORS WILLISTON PARK BOY SCOUTS FOR EARNING SCOUTING’S HIGHEST AWARD

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate has passed legislative resolutions he sponsored honoring three members of Boy Scout Troop 200 in Williston Park for attaining the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. 

     The legislative resolutions honored Gerard DeAngelis, Andrew Viola, and Craig Souwe on earning Scouting’s highest honor. With passage of the resolutions, Gerard, Andrew, and Craig’s achievements will forever be part of the official record of the New York State Senate.

April 3, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: NEW STATE BUDGET DELIVERS TAX RELIEF, CONTROLS SPENDING, AND KEEPS NEW YORK STATE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced passage of the 2014-15 New York State budget which delivers tax relief, controls state spending, provides additional state aid for schools and local governments, and keeps New York State headed in the right direction. 

April 3, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Martins: Stopping the New York Exodus

     I think it was sometime after our 10th snowstorm that some of the most die-hard New Yorkers I know said Florida wasn’t looking too bad. Truth be told, when people leave the Empire State, it’s not in search of better weather, it’s mostly in search of a better life.

     Did you know that from 2000 to 2010 New York lost more than 1.6 million residents to other states? They left because life here was just too expensive. Whether it’s seniors on fixed incomes, young people just starting out or fed up couples in between, they start to feel that life elsewhere would be easier. That’s bad for our economy and worse for the families and friends impacted by separation.

April 1, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: GOVERNOR MUST HELP REVERSE DECISIONS ALLOWING PSEG-LONG ISLAND TO COLLECT UNNECESSARY TAXES FROM OVERBURDENED RATEPAYERS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to help reverse rules which allow the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and PSEG-Long Island to collect over $32 million in unnecessary taxes and fees from overburdened Long Island ratepayers. 

March 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF BILL TO PREVENT OVERDOSE DEATHS

Measure Gives More People Access to Antidote That Prevents Accidental Overdose Deaths from Heroin and Other Opioids

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed legislation to help save lives by increasing access to a highly effective antidote for accidental drug overdose known as Naloxone or Narcan. The bill (S6477B), which Senator Martins sponsored with Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau County), allows authorized health care professionals to issue non-patient specific orders for Naloxone to certified training programs and pharmacies, which could then distribute the Naloxone kits and instruct how to properly administer it. If timely administered, Naloxone can prevent an overdose death.

March 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS: FINAL STATE BUDGET AGREEMENT WILL INCLUDE OVER $517 MILLION FOR LOCAL HIGHWAY REPAIRS

     Senator Jack Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the final state budget agreement will include over $517 million in state aid for local governments to repair and maintain their roads. The funding includes an additional $40 million in aid over last year’s total to help local governments repair the significant road damage caused by this winter’s harsher than normal weather. Senator Martins, Chairman of the Senate’s Local Government Committee, fought for the aid increase to be included in this year’s state budget. 

March 28, 2014
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Join the Fight Against Welfare for Politicians

Wealthy special-interest groups from New York City and Washington, D.C. want to hijack your taxes and create a taxpayer-financed state election system to the tune of more than $200 million per year. And you can bet it will cost us a lot more than that.

Instead of lowering property taxes, investing in our schools or creating jobs we desperately need, they want you – the taxpayer – to foot the bill for their outrageously expensive political campaigns.

Worse, they’re demanding the same system that’s spawned nothing but scandal and corruption in New York City. It’s an affront to our common sense.

I refuse to support using your tax dollars to pay for any political campaign.

March 27, 2014
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