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SENATE PASSES MEASURE IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL WINERIES

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he supported legislation that would allow wineries and farm wineries to sell wine for consumption at food festivals.

June 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE BRINGS AWARENESS TO LIPA’S “CRITICAL CARE PROGRAM”

If you or a loved one rely on life-support equipment that would be affected by an electrical outage, Senator Kenneth P. LaValle would like to make you aware of the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) “Critical Care Program.”

June 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS EMPIRE ZONES OVER WEAKER EXCELSIOR PROGRAM

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today expressed disappointment over the passage of budget legislation that replaces Empire Zones with the Excelsior program, which is being called a much weaker economic development program.

June 22, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE COMMENTS ON DEMOCRATS’ SPENDING BUDGET

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is concerned that, as the Democrats continue to pass budget extenders, they are attempting to fill a huge budget gap with taxes, borrowing, and fiscal gimmicks that will cost taxpayers dearly.

June 18, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE ANNOUNCES STATE HIGHWAY AID FOR LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES

Senator LaValle today announced that local road projects within the First Senate District will benefit from more than $5.5 million in 2010 Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) funds. 

June 17, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS REPEAL OF SALT WATER FISHING FEE

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Senate has passed a measure he supported that would repeal the recreational saltwater fishing license fee created in the 2009 budget.  The bill keeps New York in compliance with federal law by creating a registry in lieu of requiring individuals to purchase a license.

June 17, 2010
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NEW LAW EXTENDS BONDING PROVISIONS FOR EAST HAMPTON

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Governor has signed into law a measure he sponsored in the Senate that would allow the Town of East Hampton to authorize an additional $15 million in serial bonds to address deficits which occurred in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 fiscal years.

June 16, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE SUPPORTS AUTISM HEALTH COVERAGE

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle announced that the Senate has passed legislation he co-sponsored which would expand health insurance coverage to include screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

June 14, 2010
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SENATE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE MEDICAID REFORMS –

Senate Democrats Reject Amendments

June 9, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE MARCHES IN SUPPORT OF “DRUG FREE BODY”-

Senator Honored With John W. Conroy Award at 25th Annual March

June 7, 2010
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LOCAL VETERAN INDUCTED INTO ONLINE NYS SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle recently honored Eugene McSherry of Wading River as the First Senate District 2010 inductee into the online New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  The site was designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S.

June 3, 2010
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Eugene McSherry

Eugene McSherry currently resides in Wading River, New York, where he is an active member of VFW Riverhead Post #2476. His military career began when he enlisted in the Army in November of 1962. He was sent to Berlin, Germany, where he was stationed for 3 years. During his service, Mr. McSherry received several medals in recognition of his honorable service including the Good Conduct, Berlin Occupation, and Expeditionary Medal.

June 1, 2010
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Joseph A. Cognitore

Joseph A. Cognitore proudly served in Vietnam from April 1969 through March 1971, where he held the ranks of Acting Platoon Sergeant and Acting Platoon Leader. For his valor on the battlefield and for his service to country, Mr. Cognitore earned the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge, as well as the National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign, and Air Medals.

May 28, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE HONORS OUR VETERANS

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, it is our custom and privilege to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of our country's freedoms.  In today's changing society,

May 27, 2010
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LOCAL RESIDENT HONORED BY SENATOR LAVALLE-

2010 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction Named

May 26, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE APPLAUDS PLANS FOR IMPROVED RAIL SERVICE TO THE EAST END

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is pleased to announce that he has been notified of the Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) plans to adjust its current schedule, beginning this coming September, to meet the needs of people traveling to eastern Long Island.

May 25, 2010
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SENATE PASSES MEASURE EXTENDING BONDING PROVISIONS

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that the Senate has passed a measure he sponsored that would allow the Town of East Hampton to authorize an additional $15 million in serial bonds to address deficits which occurred in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 fiscal years.

May 25, 2010
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SENATOR LAVALLE ANNOUNCES SUMMER READING PROGRAM

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, Senator LaValle is inviting all students in the First Senate District to participate in his Summer Reading Program.  Senator LaValle is sponsoring this free program to encourage students throughout our community to continue reading over the next summer vacation.

May 11, 2010
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