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THEINERT MEMORIAL WAY ROAD SIGN TO BE UNVEILED

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he will be joined by Assemblyman Marc Alessi, Shelter Island Supervisor James Dougherty, and the Theinert family for the unveiling of the “Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Way” road sign on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. on Shelter Island.  The sign that will be displayed was created by the NYS Department of Transportation and is an actual size mock up of what the road sign will look like when it is installed. 

October 8, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE DISCUSSES HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAM (HELP)

As college costs continue to climb, Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make the public aware that HELP (Higher Education Loan Program) may be just around the corner.  The program is a state-sponsored private student loan program that was introduced in the middle of the 2009-10 college year.  It offers low-cost, fixed-rate loans that allow students to gain a better sense of their education finances.

October 6, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SPONSORS FREE FLU CLINIC AT ST. CHARLES HOSPITAL

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle received his flu shot at the FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC he sponsored at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson on September 29, 2010.  Senator LaValle noted that 400 free immunizations were administered on a first-come, first-serve basis to adults 18 and over.

 

September 30, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE HONORED BY CHILDREN’S MARITIME MUSEUM

 

(l-r) Jacqueline Grennon Brooks, Senator Ken LaValle, Marie Parziale Johs

September 30, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON SUNY COMPENSATION INCREASES AT NYS SENATE HIGHER EDUCATION HEARING

Senator Ken LaValle, Ranking Republican on the NYS Senate’s Higher Education Committee, issued the following statement at a public hearing held by the Committee today in Albany.

“If you want to know why people are so upset with their government and why they have lost faith in so many of their institutions, you don’t have to look any further than this recent episode at SUNY.    

September 24, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SPONSORS FREE FLU CLINIC AT ST. CHARLES HOSPITAL

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he is sponsoring a FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, starting at 12 Noon.  There are 400 immunizations that will be administered on a first-come, first-serve basis to adults 18 and over.

September 24, 2010
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NEW LAW SUPPORTS COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that legislation he sponsored in the Senate to protect the permits of commercial fishermen with large boats has been signed into law.  The new law exempts certain commercial fishermen from having to comply with a 1997 statute that limited the length of commercial fishing vessels.

 

September 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CALLS ON SUNY TO RECONSIDER HUGE PAY HIKES FOR TOP ADMINISTRATORS AMID FURLOUGHS, STATE'S ONGOING FISCAL CRISIS

New York State Senator Ken LaValle today demanded that the State University of New York (SUNY) reconsider huge pay hikes recently given to three top administrators at a time when the institution has put in place a furlough program for most SUNY central employees as a way to cut costs.

September 17, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE HONORS LOCAL HEROES

(L-R) Chief Tom Colitti, Officer Kevin Rambo, Eftimia Tsapouris, Biruta Krilova, Senator LaValle, Alex Rabinovich

 

September 14, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE JOINS IN SUPPORT OF FARM PRESERVATION

(l-r) Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Long Island Farm Executive Board Vice President Frank Beyrodt, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, Senator Ken LaValle, Supervisor Sean Walter, Riverhead Town Councilman George Gabrielsen, Long Island Farm Executive Board President Mark Zaweski, Ms. Kozak, and Suffolk County Legislator Edward Romaine

September 9, 2010
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August 27, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE RECEIVES AWARD FOR VISIONARY EFFORTS

(L-R)  WHBPAC Board President, Len Conway, Senator Ken LaValle

August 27, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CELEBRATES RIVERHEAD’S POLISH HERITAGE

Senator Ken LaValle (left) with Miss Polish Town USA 2010, Stephanie Osmanski

August 24, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE CELEBRATES 15TH ANNUAL ELLEN’S RUN

(L-R) Southampton Town Councilwoman Nancy Graboski, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, Ellen’s Run Founder Dr. Julie Ratner, Congressman Tim Bishop, Senator Ken LaValle

August 24, 2010
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BEACH EROSION CONCERNS LOCAL RESIDENTS

Senator LaValle recently (forefront) joined federal, state, and local elected officials at a community meeting in Bridgehampton to discuss the problem of beach erosion in the Town of Southampton.  The preservation of the beaches is an ongoing concern of residents who fear they will lose their homes if they are reactive rather than proactive in addressing this problem.  Senator LaValle supported the community’s idea for the creation of a local taxing district, which would empower residents to outline a

August 16, 2010
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YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO UNCLAIMED FUNDS

 

Dear Friend:

You may be entitled to some of the over $10.5 billion in unclaimed funds in New York State.

August 9, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS CAP ON SCHOOL PROPERTY TAXES

While Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today voted in support of a property tax cap, the amendment he offered would have provided greater relief for homeowners.  Senator LaValle proposed capping the growth in property tax levies at 2.5 percent or 120 percent of the consumer price index (CPI), whichever is lower.  The measure that ultimately passed the Senate provides a 4 percent school tax cap or 120 percent of the CPI.

August 4, 2010
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