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Senator Zeldin Calls for Disaster Declaration After Last Week’s Storm

Senator Zeldin Calls for Disaster Declaration After Last Week’s Storm

RONKONKOMA—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) released the following statement calling on the Governor to request and the President to approve an official disaster declaration after the storm that hit Long Island last week wreaked havoc on communities across Suffolk County.

“During the storm that hit Long Island last Wednesday, August 12, more than 13 inches of rain were dumped across certain parts of Suffolk County. In its wake, residents were left with severe flooding and destruction. People’s property, homes and businesses were seriously damaged or in some cases, even completely destroyed.

August 21, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Announces Huge Win for Suffolk County Electricians

Senator Zeldin Announces Huge Win for Suffolk County Electricians

Governor Cuomo Signs Zeldin Bill Allowing Consolidation into One Single Permit for Electrician Licensing in Suffolk

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley), Chair of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced today that his bill to help consolidate licenses into one single master electrician license in Suffolk County has been signed into law.

August 15, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Announces Signing of Bill to Authorize Resident Curator Program at Parks and Historic Sites in New York

 Senator Zeldin Announces Signing of Bill to Authorize Resident Curator Program at Parks and Historic Sites in New York

 New Law Allows Private Investors to Rehabilitate Vacant and Deteriorated State Buildings

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) announced today that his bill to authorize the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to establish a Resident Curator Program has been signed into law.

August 15, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Honors NYS VFW Commander Mike Pascal

RONKONKOMA— On Saturday, July 26, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) recognized NYS VFW Commander Mike Pascal, a recent inductee in the NYS Veterans Hall of Fame.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with Brookhaven Councilman Kevin LaValle, Commander Pascal and the leadership of the Ronkonkoma Fire Department.

 

August 15, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Presents Proclamation to James Faith

RONKONKOMA— Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) presented James Faith, owner and President of James Faith Entertainment, with a proclamation recognizing his outstanding professional achievements on Sunday, July 20, at the Great South Bay’s Music Festival, in Patchogue, New York. James Faith has promoted or produced for numerous artists and several successful music festivals, including Long Island’s largest music festival, the Great South Bay Music Festival.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with James Faith.

 

August 15, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Attends Patchogue’s Alive After Five

RONKONKOMA— Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) attended the first of many Alive After Five summer street festivals in Patchogue Village on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above left with U.S. Army SGTs Cody Wilson and Miguel Soto, Jr., both stationed at the U.S. Army Recruiting Center on East Main Street in Patchogue. Senator Zeldin is pictured above right speaking with Bob Groos, a member of the Patchogue Bay Power Squadron.

August 15, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Hosts Annual “Teach a Kid to Fish Day”

RONKONKOMA— Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) joined with the New York Sportfishing Federation on Thursday, July 17, 2014, to sponsor his annual "Teach a Kid to Fish Day" at Captree State Park. Nearly thirty children participated in the event where they were taught fishing basics and safety in an interactive, hands-on learning experience.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with John Malizia of the New York Sportfishing Federation and event participants before they leave for the fishing trip aboard the “Bay Princess II”.

August 15, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin: NYS Names Bridge for Local Veteran

July 3, 2014 Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570  cumolett@nysenate.gov

July 3, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Welcomes Islip Town Supervisor Home from Deployment

RONKONKOMA—On Wednesday, June 2, 2014, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R,C—Shirley) welcomed home long-time friend and Islip Town Supervisor, Commander Tom Croci, USN-Intel officer, from his 3rd deployment to Afghanistan.

On this last deployment, Commander Croci was stationed in Afghanistan from September 28, 2013-June 22, 2014 while supporting special operations forces. A Hero’s welcome was held at MacArthur Airport in his honor and Senator Zeldin was on hand to present the Supervisor with a proclamation and to thank him for his dedicated service to our nation.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with Commander Croci during the ceremony.

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July 3, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Slams New Rivera Illegal Immigration Bill

June 19, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 

cumolett@nysenate.gov

Senator Zeldin Slams New Rivera Illegal Immigration Bill

Bill Would Grant Citizenship to Illegal Immigrants

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley), just released the following statement in response to the introduction of a bill by Senator Gustavo Rivera (S. 7879) that would grant citizenship to illegal immigrants and provide them with rights as such including access to Medicaid and tuition assistance:

June 18, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Protects Children from Identity Theft

June 17, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 

cumolett@nysenate.gov

Senator Zeldin Protects Children from Identity Theft

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley), Chair of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced today that his bill aimed at protecting minor children from identity theft passed in the Senate.

The bill, S. 6682-B, will create a mechanism whereby parents or guardians can place a freeze on the credit record of a minor child in order to prevent their child from becoming a victim of identity theft.

June 17, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Addresses Annual Flag Day Ceremony

PATCHOGUE—On Friday, June 13th, 2014, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) was the Guest Speaker at the Annual Flag Day Ceremony hosted by Patchogue Elks Lodge 1323. The ceremony included the singing of the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and God Bless America, and featured remarks on the history and importance of our nation's flag.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with members of Girl Scout Troop 335 Patchogue who also participated in the ceremony.

June 17, 2014
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Senator Zeldin Strengthens Protections for Victims of Sexual Violence

June 16, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570 cumolett@nysenate.gov

 

June 16, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Speaks at Senix Marina

Center Moriches—On Friday, June 7, 2014, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) joined local officials and community members for the Annual Blessing of the Fleet at Senix Marina. Senator Zeldin was a key speaker at the event’s opening ceremony and is pictured above with (from left to right) Dale Javino, Danny Rivera, Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico, John Paul Ceramello, Sr. and Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine.

June 12, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Attends 3rd Annual Tri-Hamlet Community Day

Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) attended the 3rd Annual Tri-Hamlet Community Day, on  Saturday May 31st. The celebration was held to promote the hidden treasures of the community, including the Manor of St. George, site of American victory in Revolutionary War, and William Floyd Estate, home of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. The other included sites were the grave of Revolutionary War General and Hero Nathaniel Woodhull, Wertheim Wildlife Refuge, and the TWA800 Memorial.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above at the Ceremonial Kick off with fellow elected officials, numerous other community leaders, as well as the Huntington Revolutionary War Militia.

 

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June 12, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Attends Ronkonkoma Fire Department Installation Dinner

HAUPPAUGE—On Friday, May 30, 2014, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) joined the Ronkonkoma Fire Department for their Installation Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge.

Senator Zeldin is pictured with Chief Brian Cook.

 

June 12, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Lowers Hunting and Fishing Fees for Long Island Seniors

June 11, 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kara Cumoletti (518) 455-3570

cumolett@nysenate.gov

Senator Lee Zeldin Lowers Hunting and Fishing Fees for Long Island Seniors

ALBANY—Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) announced that his bill to lower the age limits in which seniors are entitled to receive a reduction in fees for various hunting, fishing and trapping licenses passed in the Senate today.

The bill, S. 5133, changes the senior citizen age accepted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from seventy to sixty-five.

June 11, 2014
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Giving our Veterans the Peer Support They Need and Deserve: A Column by Senator Lee Zeldin

After the last mile of the parades have been walked and the barbeque flames have been extinguished—the flame of devotion to our veterans must be further extended. In honoring our veterans, those who have sacrificed the entirety of their lives to protect our own, it is critical that we carry the spirit of this past weekend with us far beyond a short holiday.

Memorial Day is about celebrating and remembering those who have lost their lives in service to our great nation. Words will never be enough to say thank you.

Yet, what better way to honor those we have lost than to ensure that their brothers and sisters in arms are treated with the highest caliber of respect and are afforded the very best care upon their return?

June 2, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Speaks at Local Memorial Day Celebration in Lake Ronkonkoma

RONKONKOMA—This past Memorial Day, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) addressed local veterans and community members following the Lake Ronkonkoma Memorial Day Parade at Raynor Beach Park, thanking them for their service and honoring their fallen comrades.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with community veterans during the address.  

 

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May 27, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Participates in the Farmingville Memorial Day Ceremony

FARMINGVILLE—On Memorial Day, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) honored our local veterans in an address at the Farmingville Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park in Farmingville.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with members of the Farmingville Fire Department.

 

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May 27, 2014
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