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Senator Flanagan's Summer Reading Program

With the end of the school year upon us, I would like to invite all families in our area to take part in my Summer Reading Program to help their children continue to build their reading skills during the summer months.  This program is designed to reinforce the lessons learned during the school year and to help keep minds sharp during the time away from school.

June 30, 2014
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Senator Flanagan’s Legislation To Protect Students With Medical Conditions Passes Senate

Legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) which will provide relief to students who struggle with respiratory diseases or diabetes has passed the New York State Senate.  The legislation (S7758) allows students who utilize an inhaler or other prescribed equipment or medication to carry and use these devices in school and at school functions. 

June 23, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Supports Women’s Equality Package

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) this week joined with his colleagues in the State Senate and voted in favor of the measures that complete the nine-part New York State Senate’s Women’s Equality Agenda.  The legislation approved this week would stop sexual harassment at work, allow for the recovery of attorney’s fees by victims of gender discrimination, and enable domestic violence victims to obtain orders of protection electronically.

June 23, 2014
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Summer Safety Information

Living on Long Island provides all of us with some great opportunities to enjoy all that the summer season has to offer.  From Jones Beach to the lighthouse in Montauk, we have some of the greatest beaches and recreational areas in the state and I urge you to take advantage of all Long Island has to offer.

As you get ready to enjoy the coming months, I wanted to provide you with some important summer safety information to make sure that the summer is as safe as possible.  These easy-to-follow tips from experts are designed to help you prepare for almost any situation and I hope you will take advantage of them.

Please have a safe and enjoyable summer.

June 20, 2014
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Legislation Sponsored By Flanagan And Fitzpatrick To Uphold Smithtown Election Results Signed Into Law

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Assemblyman Michael J. Fitzpatrick (8th Assembly District) announced that legislation they jointly sponsored that would allow Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and Councilwoman Lynne C. Nowick to serve their full four-year terms has been signed into law.  The enacted legislation would in effect uphold the results of the November 2013 local election when Smithtown voters overwhelmingly elected Vecchio and Nowick to serve in office.

June 20, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Supports Effort To Address Growing Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate to pass legislation to address issues surrounding the increase in heroin and opioid abuse, addiction, and related crimes in New York.

June 20, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Supports Tougher Penalties For Multiple DWI Convictions

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently voted in favor of “Vince’s Law,” a bill (S7108) that would significantly toughen criminal penalties to get persistent drunk drivers off the road.

June 16, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Supports Wide Reaching Tax Relief Package

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the Senate to pass seven bills that would provide tax relief to businesses, expand exemptions from the job-killing MTA payroll tax, encourage historic preservation projects, reduce energy taxes, protect forestland, and provide tax benefits to disabled veterans, as well as teachers who purchase school supplies.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Discusses Education At UFT Advocacy Day

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) addressed teachers and parents at the UFT Advocacy Day to discuss a variety of education issues - March 5, 2014

March 6, 2014
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Statement from Senator John Flanagan Regarding Town of Smithtown

I am pleased to see that the sitting town board members acknowledge that Supervisor Vecchio and Councilwoman Nowick were duly elected by the voters this past November and have rightly reinstated them to their elected offices.

They deserve to serve their full terms of office as intended and expected by the voters, and I will work with Assemblyman Fitzpatrick to advance state legislation in the hopes of  achieving that goal. I am confident that the board members who have reappointed Supervisor Vecchio and Councilwoman Nowick will do everything in their power to assist us in enacting this state legislation.

February 14, 2014
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ATM SCAM ALERT - Be Aware Of Your Rights

According to a report in Newsday, there has been a ring of thieves who have been placing skimming devices on ATM machines on Long Island.  Please be sure to carefully read your bank statements to find any discepancies and report any issues to your bank immediately

If you have any issues or concerns, be sure to contact your banking institution as soon as you can.

Please utilize the following links for more information on how to protect yourself:

Federal Trade Commission: Credit and Charge Card Fraud Advice

January 10, 2012
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Emergency Preparedness Information From Senator Flanagan

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION : IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS AND WEB SITES

Click on the name of the organization to visit the web site

Red Cross Hurricane Safety Guide

New York State Aware Prepare Web Site - Tips from NYS

 New York State Division of Homeland Security

June 22, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Sponsoring Blood Drive In Nesconset

With our region facing a high demand for blood donations, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with Long Island Blood Services to sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, June 26 at the Nesconset Branch of the Smithtown Library.  The event will be held from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the library, which is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset.

June 17, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Welcomes Tony Danza To Albany

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed acclaimed television star and stage actor Tony Danza to Albany as part of Italian-American Day.  Mr. Danza, a native New Yorker, was honored by the entire Senate as an Italian-American honoree to celebrate his lifelong artistic and charitable efforts.

June 10, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Honors 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate to honor our World War II veterans by adopting  a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.  This defining day in world history marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II.

June 6, 2014
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Senator Flanagan Honors Greenlawn Resident As His 2014 Woman Of Distinction

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently honored Filomena Piscitelli of Greenlawn as his 2014 Woman of Distinction.  As part of the honor, Senator Flanagan welcomed Mrs. Piscitelli to Albany to take part in a special Senate Women of Distinction ceremony.

Born in Italy, Mrs. Piscitelli and her late husband came over to America in 1963 to start a new life for their family.  In 1966, she successfully became a citizen of the United States of America while taking care of her two children and helping her husband open Mario’s Shoe Repair in Greenlawn. 

June 4, 2014
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education  Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair  10:00 AM, Thursday, May 29, 2014  Room 124 CAP

May 29, 10:00 AM - 10:10 AM
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Senator Flanagan Announces Legislation To Assist Small Businesses Passes State Senate

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate recently passed his legislation to direct more state economic development funding to small businesses enabling them to become more economically competitive, grow, and create more jobs.  The bill (S1530) would require state agencies that award economic development assistance to give preference to small businesses and entrepreneurs because they are most in need of assistance and are significant job creator

May 20, 2014
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Robert Mandel

Robert “Bob” Mandel enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951, during the Korean War, and was assigned to Transport Squadron VR24 and then to Flight Crew status as Radio Operator. Mr. Mandel then joined Fighter Squadron VF44, and was sent to Cuba to support their mission aboard the USS Intrepid.

Mr. Mandel was honorably discharged in 1955 with the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class. He is the recipient of the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the Navy Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

May 16, 2014
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