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Thanksgiving Essays and Contributions

Dear Participant,

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. 

Sincerely,

December 14, 2012
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Senator LaValle Enourages Residents to Prepare For Hurricane Irene

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.

August 26, 2011
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Senator LaValle and Assemblyman Thiele Urge Legislature To Pass Measure To Increase Time Between Violent Felon Parole Hearings

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.

June 2, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education  Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair  12:30 PM, Tuesday, June 2, 2015  Room 807 LOB

June 2, 12:30 PM - 12:52 PM
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Don’t Let the Tax Cap Expire: Let’s KEEP THE CAP!

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.

May 20, 2015
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George R. Sullivan

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.  

May 19, 2015
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Gail Lynch Bailey

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.  

May 13, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Room 807 LOB

May 12, 12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
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Gail Lynch Bailey Of Middle Island Honored As Senator Ken LaValle’s 2015 “Woman of Distinction”

May 5, 2014 – Today, Senator Ken LaValle welcomed Gail Lynch Bailey of Middle Island as the 2015 NY State Senate’s Woman of Distinction from the First Senate District. 

May 7, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Announces Caregiver Act Passes Senate

LaValle-sponsored bill is AARP’s top legislative priority for 2015

May 7, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education  Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair  12:30 PM, Tuesday, May 5, 2015  Room 807 LOB

May 5, 12:30 PM - 12:36 PM
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education  Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair  12:30 PM, Tuesday, April 28, 2015  Room 807 LOB

Please note the following bills have been placed on the agenda pursuant to Senate Rule VIII, §3(e) - Motion for Committee Consideration:  S.1772 

Printed No.

Sponsor

Title

1772  Refer to Finance

Parker

April 28, 12:30 PM - 12:46 PM
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Senator Ken LaValle Announces Caregiver Act Passes Senate

LaValle-sponsored bill is AARP’s top legislative priority for 2015 

April 23, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle announced the Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable (CARE) Act”, which he sponsored, has passed the state senate.  The measure aims to help caregivers receive the necessary resources to provide care to older adults and others with long-term health needs at home after hospitalization.

April 23, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Room 807 LOB

April 22, 12:30 PM - 12:43 PM
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EARTH DAY 2015 POSTER CONTEST: DISTRICT 1

Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest.  This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 1st Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state.  I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Matthew Hayes3rd GradeCutchogue East Elementary School

April 10, 2015
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Senator LaValle Seeks Local Nominations For Veterans' Hall Of Fame

This year’s Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Albany is planned for Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just before the Memorial Day weekend observances.  

March 26, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle: Hold Drivers Who Flee Accidents Accountable

March 25, 2015 – Senator Ken LaValle reports that the Senate has passed legislation that would close a legal loophole and hold drivers and drunk drivers that leave the scene of an accident more accountable for their actions.   The bill would clarify and strengthen the law regarding the obligations of those that are involved in an accident where there is a reasonable presumption of damage and/or injury.

March 25, 2015
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Senator LaValle Announces Availability of College Scholarships from Legislative Conference

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators To Award $10,000 in Scholarships

March 24, 2015 - Senator Ken LaValle announced today that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is now accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships for future or existing college students.

March 24, 2015
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2015 Woman of Distinction

 

Please complete this nomination form as completely and accurately as possible.  Your nominee must reside in the 1st Senatorial District.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 13, 2015.

(Answer areas can be expanded by grabbing the lower-right corner with your pointing device.)

March 23, 2015
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