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Senator Flanagan Joins Kings Park In Remembering Veterans

Senator John Flanagan and two of the volunteers who helped him hand out United States flags to parade attendees

June 9, 2010
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Edward Borowski

Mr. Edward J. Borowski served in the United States Navy during World War II and is the honoree of Senator John J. Flanagan based on the nomination of his son Paul E. Borowski. Mr. Borowski joined the United States Navy in 1942 following his service in the Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.s) during his teenage years in Idaho. During his service in World War II, Mr. Borowski served aboard the U.S.S. Battleship Texas as a Storekeeper 2nd Class ("SK2") from November 27, 1942 to October 4, 1945. It was during his time of honorable service that Mr.

June 1, 2010
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Kevin O'Hare

Kevin O’Hare of Kings Park spent the early part of his adult life in the service of his country. Now he spends his energies and talents in the service of the Long Island community.

May 28, 2010
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Jim Mahoney

Jim Mahoney is a household name in the Northport community where he has distinguished himself as an outstanding veterans advocate, community leader and family man. Drafted in the 1950s into the U.S. Army, Mr. Mahoney served our country for two years while stationed in various cities throughout the U.S. and in Frankfurt, Germany.He then returned to Northport where for nearly four decades he has immersed himself in community outreach efforts designed to raise funds for veterans and educate children.

May 28, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Proposes Legislation To Freeze Public Sector Wages

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) speaks about his legislation that would protect taxpayers by freezing the wages of all public sector employees in New York State - May 25, 2010.

May 25, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Introduces Legislation To Freeze Public Sector Wages

To address the severe state budget deficit, prevent thousands of layoffs, and generate hundreds of millions in savings, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today introduced legislation to freeze the wages of all public employees statewide for one year.

May 25, 2010
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Fox 23 News - Fake Weed a growing, dangerous trend

It looks just like marijuana and it's being smoked by teens and young adults hoping to get the same kind of high. But, what users don't realize is just how dangerous this form of "fake weed" can be.

"Some of these compounds are two to 800 times as potent as the THC levels that you would find in Marijuana," says Assistant Special Agent in Charge James Burns, with the Albany District Office for the US Drug Enforcement Administration.

May 19, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Says No To Extenders and Furloughs

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) discusses how the Democrat majorities in the New York State Legislature are failing the taxpayers - May 10, 2010

May 11, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Calls For Opening Of Kings Park Marina

Please click on the image above to access a copy of this letter.

May 4, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Joins With LICADD And Smithtown Schools To Announce Drug Abuse Prevention Program

In the wake of nationwide and local concern about the scourge of drug abuse among young people, the Smithtown Central School and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) recently announced the implementation of the “Too Good For Drugs” program at a press conference at Accompsett Middle School.

April 30, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Fights To Enact Property Tax Cap and Provide Tax Relief For Middle Class Taxpayers

In order to provide middle-class taxpayers across the State with relief from soaring property taxes, Senator Flanagan worked with members of the Senate Republican delegation to put forward an amendment to a budget extender that would provide relief to Long Island’s property taxpayers.

Unfortunately, Senate Democrats unanimously voted down the Republican-sponsored amendment that would have enacted a property tax cap, prevented school districts from raising local tax levies this year, and provided middle-class taxpayers across the State with relief from soaring property taxes.

April 29, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Invites Nominees For Veterans' Hall Of Fame

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today invited local residents to nominate family members, friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders for induction into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.  Veterans can be nominated for either their service during combat or their notable work performed after discharge from the service.

April 28, 2010
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Energy Efficiency Programs To Help The Planet While Saving Money

With the weather getting warmer and summer approaching, I wanted to make you aware of some valuable rebate programs that will not only save you money but also protect the environment.  These programs are designed to save you hundreds of dollars each year by eliminating old, wasteful, inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR® qualified models. 

By working together, we can make our planet cleaner and safer for all of us.

April 22, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Hosts 3rd Annual Student Photography Contest

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is pleased to unveil the winners of the 3rd Annual Community Photography contest:

April 21, 2010
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Senator Flanagan On John Gambling Show On WOR

 The John Gambling ShowJohn Flanagan, State Senator (R-Long Island) discusses his proposal to freeze public workers wages in order to save the state 2 billion – should public workers share in the budge

April 21, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Visits Lake Grove School

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently visited the entire 5th grade class of Eugene Auer Elementary School to talk to the students.  The visit was arranged by Ms. April Mindlin, a teacher at the Lake Grove school, to provide students with an opportunity to learn first-hand about Senator Flanagan’s work and to give them a better understanding of New York State government.

April 19, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Honored For Efforts To Preserve Caleb Smith Park

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was recently presented with an award of appreciation by the members of the Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve for his efforts to help them preserve this natural wonder.  The organization, which works in conjunction with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to make the preserve a community resource, was especially grateful for Senator Flanagan’s efforts to help the

April 16, 2010
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