Hiking and camping provide exercise and interest for people of any age. Just getting out and walking around is a wonderful way to see nature. Since unexpected things happen, however, the best way to help guarantee a good time for all is to plan ahead carefully and follow commonsense safety precautions.
If you have any medical conditions, discuss your plans with your health care provider and get approval before departing.
Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (97th Assembly District) announced that the life-saving “Breast Density Information” law, they jointly sponsored to help in the fight against breast cancer, is now in effect in New York State.
The new law (Chapter 265), which unanimously passed both the Assembly and the Senate, is the most comprehensive breast density law in the country. It is designed to improve the early detection of breast cancer by informing women of their breast density and encouraging them to discuss with their physicians the potential benefits of additional screening tests.
Senator John Flanagan believes that one of the most important parts of his job as your Senator is helping district residents who need assistance with state problems or concerns.
Government procedures can be confusing and, in the age of automated answering systems, often frustrating. Caseworkers in Senator Flanagan's office are trained to assist constituents by cutting through a myriad of departments and phone numbers. They can direct people to the appropriate office, provide them with necessary instructions, phone numbers or materials, and/or find out the status of an application.
Taxpayers whose state and/or federal income tax returns indicate that they will receive a tax refund this year can find now out when their refund will arrive. Both the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSDTF) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have web sites that enable residents to track the status of their income tax refunds via the Internet.
This section of Senator Flanagan’s web site is designed to help those people in our community who are ready to work find the job they need and want. Please utilize the links below to find job search resources as well as information about upcoming job fairs in our area.
The New York State Senate today celebrated Women’s History Month by announcing an exhibit honoring historic New York women whose achievements in arts, science, government, military, labor, education, and social reform have earned them recognition as “Women of Distinction.”