Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration. We received outstanding poems, essays, and artwork that exemplify the creativity of New York State’s young people.
The submissions received are remarkable in what they represent – showing gratitude and respect for family, friends, our troops fighting overseas, and many other important subjects and activities. I am humbled and honored to see such inspiring contributions in response to what is a deceptively difficult question: “What are you thankful for?”
On behalf of the New York State Senate, I would like to offer my wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration.
Hurricane Irene is quickly making its way up the East Coast. Senator LaValle is encouraging residents to prepare for its potential impact. Current forecasts have the massive storm reaching Suffolk County late Saturday and continuing well into Sunday.
While it still remains early and hard to predict, the storm can make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, which brings sustained wind gusts, torrential rain, storm surges and flash floods on the coast and inland.
The National Hurricane Center will be providing regular updates on the track, size and impact of Hurricane Irene over the next several days. To access the National Hurricane Center website please click here.
Today, I joined with other elected officials, environmentalists, and civic leaders to call upon the Army Corp of engineers and the EPA to stop the ill-conceived plan for dumping dredge spoils in the Long Island Sound.
"I could not be more pleased with Eastern Long Island Hospital's decision to move forward with Stony Brook Medicine. Throughout my tenure, I have worked hard to make certain that quality, affordable medical services are accessible to residents throughout my district. This unanimous decision ensures that people on the North Fork and Shelter Island will continue to receive expert medical care close to home. I applaud the ELIH Board and CEO, as well as Stony Brook Medicine's Team for
Albany, June 2, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle, (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) where joined yesterday by Senator Thomas O’Mara (R, I, C-Big Flats), Assemblyman Philip A. Palmesano (R, I, C-Corning), Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I- Springport), Ranking Minority Member of the Assembly Corrections Committee Joseph M. Giglio (R, C, I- Gowanda), along with families of murder victims to urge the State Legislature to pass their bill to increase time between parole hearings for violent felons.
Fighting for tax relief remains my top priority. I was the architect of the original STAR and Enhanced Star programs, which brought tax rebates to Long Island homeowners. In the Senate, we also led the way by providing tax rebate checks directly to taxpayers.
George R. Sullivan has distinguished himself both in military and civilian life with meritorious service to our nation. He was accepted at Iona College in 1962, where he graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. in Accounting. While at Iona, he was elected to the National Honor Society, as well as Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. During the summers of 1963 and 1965, Mr. Sullivan successfully completed the Platoon Leaders Class Program and received his commission in the United States Marine Corps in June 1966.
Gail Lynch Bailey has been an active volunteer in numerous community organizations and events for over 25 years. Her dedication and commitment to community is exemplary, and Ms. Bailey’s countless hours of involvement and generous volunteering has made many positive impacts that will last generations.