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Senator Flanagan Joins With Stony Brook Medicine's Prostate Care Program To Promote Awareness

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is joining with Stony Brook Medicine’s Prostate Care Program to provide men throughout our community with free prostate screenings to commemorate National Prostate Cancer Awareness month.

The free screenings will be available from Monday, September 16th through Thursday, September 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Stony Brook Urology office located in Suite 500 at 24 Research Way in Setauket.  All examinations are free and conducted under the direction of Medical Director Howard L. Adler, MD, FACS.

August 29, 2013
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Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

 

August 28, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Announces Hearings To Review State Education Policies

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, announced that the Education Committee will be holding a series of hearings to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms.

Senator Flanagan will convene “The Regents Reform Agenda: ‘Assessing’ Our Progress” hearings on the following dates and locations:

 

August 27, 2013
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Senator Flanagan's Pet Owner Protection Signed Into Law

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that legislation he sponsored to provide consumers with more protections when they purchase a pet has been signed into law.The new law will expand New York State’s “Pet Lemon Law” by providing consumers with more information about the origins of their pet and greater protections should their pet become ill.

August 9, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Passes Resolution Designating September As Hydrocephalus Awareness Month

To raise awareness of Hydrocephalus and support the 8th Annual Hydrocephalus WALK, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently welcomed Mia Padron and Jackie Davidson of the Hydrocephalus Association to his office. During the visit, Senator Flanagan presented them with a New York State Senate resolution designating the month of September as Hydrocephalus Awareness Month in New York State.

August 6, 2013
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Senator Flanagan To Host Hearings On State Education Policies

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, announced that the Education Committee will be holding a series of hearings to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms.

The hearings will be held throughout the State at the beginning of the school year with the first to be held on Long Island in September.  Following that meeting, Senator Flanagan will convene additional meetings in central and upstate New York and New York City.

July 25, 2013
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Open Letter From Senator Flanagan Regarding LIPA

July 2013

Dear Huntington Resident:

I write to provide you with relevant and important information regarding recently passed legislation that seeks to address numerous concerns and complaints about the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA).  The lengthy details provided herein are necessary to ensure a thorough overview of all the intricate issues involved.

July 23, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Emergency Preparedness Information

Continuing his annual effort to help the community, Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) hosted three Emergency Preparedness Seminars throughout the community.

July 23, 2013
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Legislatore Muratore and Senator Flanagan Join To Support Centereach Cheerleaders

Legislator Tom Muratore (4th Legislative District) and State Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) are pleased to announce several upcoming fundraisers to support Centereach High School’s Junior Varsity and Varsity Cheerleaders, also referred to as the “Spirit Club.”

July 18, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Proudly Inducts Dennis Sullivan Into Veteran's Hall Of Fame

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) recently had the honor of presenting Mr. Dennis Sullivan of Selden as his honoree for induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame at a special ceremony in Albany.  Mr. Sullivan, who was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife Teresa, was honored for his service to his country during the Vietnam War and his continued dedication to fellow veterans since his service ended.

July 10, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Offers Summer Safety Tips

To help families stay safe as the school year ends and summer vacation begins, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) is reminding all parents that summer is time for greater awareness and safety.  To assist parents, Senator Flanagan recently posted important tips on a special

June 27, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Supports Legislation To Protect Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today voted to pass legislation (S4777D), which he sponsored in the Senate, that would protect providers of services for the developmentally disabled from state funding cuts.  The legislation would appropriate up to $90 million to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to protect providers from funding reductions if recommended savings measures fall short of projections.

June 18, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Supports Comprehensive Superstorm Sandy Package

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was joined by his colleagues in the New York State Senate in passing a comprehensive legislative package that provides relief to people and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy, aids rebuilding efforts, and increases disaster preparedness.  The legislation will be integral to providing needed financial assistance to homeowners, businesses, local governments, school districts, and others still recovering from the storm, and give those responsible for disaster response the tools they need to be more effective and efficient.

June 18, 2013
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News from NYSDOT Regarding Dangerous Roadways

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists to slow down, drive cautiously and avoid flood-prone roadways today as weather forecasts call for heavy rain, flash floods, and highway and coastal flooding which could create hazardous driving conditions.  Presently, rain with heavy downpours is expected through this afternoon into this evening with areas of fog, with a total of 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain likely through late Friday night.

June 13, 2013
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News 12: Sachem kindergarten program saved from cuts; district must approve new budget

News 12 reports on how funding secured by Senators Flanagan, Boyle and Zeldin has helped to save full-day kindergarten in the Sachem School Disrict

June 12, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Announces Passage Of Legislation To Make Synthetic Marijuana And Bath Salts Illegal

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate today passed legislation to address the threat posed to the public by “legal” but dangerous drugs.  The bill (S1686) criminalizes the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana and “bath salts.”

June 11, 2013
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Senator Flanagan Works To Protect Pet Owners

The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) that  would allow consumers more protections when purchasing a pet.  The bill (S.3723B) would provide consumers with more information about the origins of their pet, and more protections should their pet become ill, under what is known as the “pet lemon law”.

June 11, 2013
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Spraying Notification from Suffolk County Department of Health Services

SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Suffolk County Department of Public Works’ Division of Vector Control plans to treat parts of the following salt marshes by helicopter to control mosquito larvae.  Should weather conditions prevent completion of the work, treatment will be continued on the next suitable day.

Time and date of the application: June 11, 2013, 5:00 AM- 8:00 PM

June 10, 2013
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Important Notice - New Texting-While-Driving Penalties In Effect June 1

GOVERNOR ISSUES IMMEDIATE CHANGE TO TEXTING-WHILE-DRIVING POLICY - Those convicted of texting-while-driving will receive five points on their license instead of the current three.

 

Press Release from Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office:

May 31, 2013
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Statement from Senator John Flanagan on Passing of Senator Caesar Trunzo

Senator Trunzo was an exemplary statesman who will be sorely missed.  I was fortunate to have him as a mentor, a colleague and a friend.  He epitomized in every sense of the word what it meant to be a gentleman.  His soft spoken demeanor belied his passionate advocacy for his constituents.

May 29, 2013
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