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Senator Zeldin Attends Brentwood Clean Streets Project 2012

Hauppauge, NY - State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) attended the Brentwood Clean Streets Project 2012 this past Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Applebees in Hauppauge. Applebees hosted the many volunteers for breakfast before they headed out to Brentwood to clean the streets. Senator Zeldin (2nd from right) is pictured here with (from left to right): Applebees General Manager Evan Wayne, Development Coordinator for Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Marcos Maldonado, and Marvin Smith.

May 3, 2012
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Senator Lee Zeldin speaks with Victoria Mercouris recipient of the Girl Scouts Silver Award

May 01, 2012 -- Senator Lee Zeldin speaks with Victoria Mercouris recipient of the Girl Scouts Silver Award

May 2, 2012
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Senator Lee Zeldin Recognized by Central Islip School District for Restoration of Vital Building Aid

Central Islip, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) was recognized by the Central Islip School District this past Saturday, April 28, 2012, for his efforts in securing $36.6 million in vital building aid in the 2012-13 State Budget, previously promised to the district.

Due to paperwork delays of a previous school district administration, the State Education Department had insisted Central Islip pay back almost $14 million in aid already received and spent, while also refusing to release approximately $28 million that Central Islip had expected going forward. Working closely with Superintendent Craig Carr, Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D- Central Islip), and Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Zeldin was able to secure an agreement to prevent this from happening.

May 1, 2012
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Senator Lee Zeldin, Shirley, Mastic & Mastic Beach “Tri-Hamlet” Elected Officials, and Community Residents Unveil Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project and Report

Mastic Beach, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), joined an array of elected officials representing the Tri-Hamlet community, local community leaders and residents, this past Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the William Floyd High School Library, to announce the Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project and unveil a 33 page collaborative report detailing proposed projects that community leaders, including local elected officials from every layer of government, have agreed to work together towards achieving.

Senator Zeldin (above) is pictured here addressing the crowd of over one hundred Tri-Hamlet residents who came out in support of the project.

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May 1, 2012
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Senator Zeldin’s Gas Price Disclosure Legislation Passes Senate’s Consumer Protection Committee

Albany, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced that his gas price disclosure legislation, S.7087, passed the committee today by a 9-0 vote.

April 30, 2012
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Shirley, Mastic & Mastic Beach “Tri-Hamlet” Elected Officials and Community Residents Unveil Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project and Report

“Unprecedented Unified Effort Could Change Community Forever” ~ Senator Lee Zeldin

Mastic Beach, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr. (I- Sag Harbor), Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue), County Legislator Kate Browning (WFP, D- Shirley), Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico (R, C, I- Manorville) and Mastic Beach Village Mayor Bill Biondi were all on hand today at the William Floyd High School Library to announce the Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project and unveil a 33 page collaborative report detailing proposed projects that community leaders, including local elected officials from every layer of government, have agreed to work together towards achieving.

April 29, 2012
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Press Conference: Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project Announcement

Mastic Beach, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be announcing the Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project, a combined effort of elected officials and community leaders to find solutions to the most pressing issues facing the Tri-Hamlet Community, this Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the William Floyd High School Library in Mastic Beach. There are countless treasures throughout the Tri-Hamlet area, but there are also many challenges. A result of numerous planning meetings and one public forum, the "Tri-Hamlet Renaissance Project" was created to help face these challenges and enhance the quality of life in the Tri-Hamlet Community for generations to come.

April 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Lee Zeldin Targets Gas Stations Providing Misleading Prices at Pump

Announces Details of “Buyer Beware” Legislation to Protect Gas Station Customers

Hauppauge, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, held a press conference today detailing his legislation designed to protect consumers at the pump.

Senator Zeldin started drafting this legislation after reports surfaced across Long Island and the NYC Metro region of gas stations charging differences of at least $1, and upwards of $2, between the cash price on the street sign and the non-disclosed credit price.

April 24, 2012
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Press Conference: Senator Lee Zeldin Hosts “Buyer Beware Press Conference: Protecting Consumers at the Pump”

WHO: Senator Lee M. Zeldin, Chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee of the New York State Senate

WHAT: Announces legislation to protect consumers at the pump. Details identified gas station locations where cash-credit differentials are over $1.

WHERE: New York State Office Building in Hauppauge (Perry B Duryea, Jr. New York State Office Building, 250 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788)

PRESS NOTE: Media are authorized to enter through the Rear Loading Dock, in addition to the Main Entrance. The conference will be in the Meeting Room at the end of the Cafeteria.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, AT 11:00 AM

April 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Consumer Protection Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Consumer Protection Senator Lee Zeldin, Chair 1:00 PM, Monday, April 30, 2012 Room 801 LOB

April 30, 1:00 PM - 1:04 PM
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Senator Zeldin Honors Outgoing Holbrook Fire Department Chief Joseph Fannon

Islandia, N.Y. - State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently honored Joseph Fallon, outgoing chief of the Holbrook Fire Department, during the annual Installation Dinner on March 31, 2012.

April 9, 2012
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Senators Zeldin and McDonald Secure Funding for PFC Joseph Dwyer Program

Peer to Peer Pilot Program Targeted to Assist Veterans Suffering from PTSD and TBI

Sayville, NY- Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) announced today that the New York State Senate, Assembly and Governor Andrew Cuomo, approved funding for the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program, a pilot program for four counties, including Suffolk County, to help returning veterans cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by offering a Peer to Peer mentoring program.

April 1, 2012
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Earth Day 2012 Poster Contest: District 3

Dear Participant,

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 3rd 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 2012 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is:

Daniella DiSalvo

Grade: 3

April 1, 2012
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Senator Lee Zeldin Comments on the Passage of the 2012-13 NYS Budget

Albany, N.Y. -- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) comments on the passage of the 2012-12 New York State Budget. 

March 31, 2012
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Press Conference: Senator Lee Zeldin to Announce the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program

WHO: Senator Lee Zeldin, Veterans and members of the John P. Jennings Veterans’ Advisory Panel

WHAT: Announcement of the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program for treatment of Veterans with PTSD and TBI

WHERE: Smith-Wever American Legion Post #651, 23 Foster Ave, Sayville, NY 11782

WHEN: Sunday, April 1st, 2012, AT 1:00 PM

Ronkonkoma, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) will be announcing the creation of the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program, on Sunday April 1st, 2012, at 1:00 PM.

April 1, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Zeldin Attends Smith-Wever American Legion Post's 6th Annual Women's History Month Celebration

Sayville, N.Y. - State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) attended the Smith Wever American Legion Post's 6th Annual Women's History Month Celebration this past Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Florence Evans Memorial Park in downtown Sayville. 

March 28, 2012
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State Senators Zeldin, Johnson, and Flanagan Discuss State Budget at East Islip School District Legislative Breakfast

Islip Terrace, N.Y. – As negotiations continue on the 2012-13 State Budget, State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), State Senator John Flanagan (R, C, I- East Northport), chair of the Senate Education Committee, State Senator Owen J. Johnson (R, C, I- West Babylon), and Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi (R, C, I- Bay Shore), attended the East Islip School District’s Legislative Breakfast this past Friday, March 23, 2012, to discuss the district’s fiscal priorities and ways to ensure equitable funding for our schools here on Long Island.

March 27, 2012
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Cap State Spending -- Join the Fight

As part of my comprehensive "New Jobs-NY" plan to revitalize our economy and spur new job creation, I am fighting to enact a strong state spending cap that will:

          - lock annual state spending to no more than 2 percent growth; and

          - ensure the state lives within its means -- just like hardworking families and businesses do every day.

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March 21, 2012
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Senator Zeldin to Introduce Legislation to Protect Consumers at the Gas Pump

Albany, NY- Responding to a story in today’s Newsday, Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), Chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection Committee, announced he will introduce legislation to protect consumers at the gas pump.

“I am concerned that some gas stations on Long Island are getting away with charging consumers as much as $1 per gallon more for credit card than with cash. Moreover, the deceptive advertising that is happening is outrageous and has to stop,” said Senator Zeldin.

March 14, 2012
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