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Columbia County Sheriff's Department To Receive Funding For Dwi Education For Schools

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will soon be providing fatal vision goggles and training equipment for DWI education to school districts throughout the county, thanks to a grant secured from Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie).

November 2, 2006
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Dutchess County Sheriff's Department To Receive Funding From Senator Saland For School Dwi Education

The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office will soon be providing fatal vision goggles and training equipment for DWI education to school districts throughout the county, thanks to a grant secured from Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie).

The fatal vision goggles, when used with a driving simulator, simulate effects of impairment, including reduced alertness, slowed reaction time, confusion, visual distortion, alteration of depth and distance perception, reduction of peripheral vision, poor judgment and decision making, double vision, and lack of muscular coordination.

November 2, 2006
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Senator Saland Hosts Public Forum On Internet Safety For Children

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today was joined by Michael Delohery, Chief of the High Technology Crimes Bureau in the Westchester County District Attorney's Office for a public forum on Internet Safety for Children at Rhinbeck High School. In addition to the presentation by Mr.

October 23, 2006
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Senator Saland Secures Funding For Renovation Of Mental Health Building

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) was recognized today by the Mental Health Association in Dutchess County (MHADC) for securing a $250,000 state grant to renovate a building in the City of Poughkeepsie which will be used as its new central offices.

October 5, 2006
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Senator Saland Named To The Farm Bureau's Circle Of Friends

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that he has been named to the New York Farm Bureau’s Circle of Friends for the 2006 legislative session. The award is based on a legislator’s voting record on issues of importance to New York agriculture, bills sponsored by the legislator, as well as overall legislative support for agricultural issues.

"It is wonderful to be considered a friend to the Farm Bureau," said Senator Saland. "I am proud to have partnered with the Farm Bureau on many initiatives, most recently passing the Farm Equipment Lemon Law.

October 3, 2006
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Senator Saland Recognized By Fire Company At Stockport Community Day

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) is recognized by members of the Stockport Fire Company for his contribution for acquiring a 2,000 gallon tanker for the Town of Stockport at the Stockport Community Day. Pictured from right to left are: Barry Goldstein (Firefighter), Joe Salvatore (President of Stockport Fire Company 49), Senator Saland, Mike Cesterino (Assistant Fire Chief), and Danny Yackman (Assistant Chief and "Cowboy").

October 3, 2006
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Senator Saland Announces Funding For The Elm Drive Playground

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that he has secured $10,000 for the Elm Drive Elementary School.

September 29, 2006
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Senator Saland's Support Continues For Training At C-gcc

One of Columbia-Greene Community College's main training programs will receive an allocation of $109,100 from the state's 2006-07 budget through the efforts of state Sen. Stephen M. Saland, college officials announced today.

With the latest installment of state support, total funding for the Saland Employee Educational Development Program has reached $1,109,100 since its inception in 1994. The SEED program, administered by C-GCC, provides skills training to Columbia County manufacturers and associated businesses.

September 29, 2006
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Senator Saland's Legislation Prohibiting The Sale Of Materials That Distort License Plate Numbers Signed Into Law

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that his legislation (S.2501-B), making it unlawful to sell any substance used to prevent a license plate number from being captured on radar, has been signed into law by the Governor.

There are now substances available for sale, primarily in a spray-on form, which if applied to a license plate, reflect photo radar flash.

September 29, 2006
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Senator Saland Awards New York State Conspicuous Service Cross For Wwii Veteran

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) yesterday presented the New York State Conspicuous Service Cross to the wife of Staff Sergeant James A. Liccione, Sr., at her home in Lagrangeville.

Liccione, was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously in 2003. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army and was wounded in the Aleutian Islands in 1942.

September 25, 2006
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Senator Saland Announces The Historic Passage Of Timothy's Law In Senate

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that legislation to provide parity in insurance coverage for mental illness, also known as Timothy's Law, was passed in the Senate. The legislation will require insurance companies to cover most mental illnesses and require coverage for a broad range of mental illnesses and conditions specifically related to children.

September 15, 2006
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Senator Saland's Legislation To Allow Wappinger Water Consolidation Signed By Governor

Senator Steve Saland (R-C Poughkeepsie), today announced that the Governor has signed his legislation which would authorize the Town of Wappinger to consolidate several contiguous water districts and improvement areas into one large water district.

Recently, local officials from the Town of Wappinger requested the legislation to allow the town to have all the water districts and improvement areas which are hydraulically connected, converted into a large water district.

The Town of Wappinger presently has a total of 12 water districts and/or Improvement Areas providing water se

September 15, 2006
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Senator Saland Secures Magnet Funding For Pougkeepsie School District

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie), Chair, Senate Education Committee, announced today that he has secured an additional $200,000 grant for three Magnet Schools in the Poughkeepsie City School District. Magnet schools offer a special curriculum designed to attract students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

"Magnet programs have demonstrated success in offering educational programs that attract talented students who benefit from a diverse social and

cultural exchange," said Senator Saland.

September 12, 2006
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Senator Saland To Hold 15th Annual Golden Gathering

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) will hold his 15th Annual Golden Gathering on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at Arlington High School, Route 55, in Lagrangeville between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. "The Golden Gathering is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to meet in a central location and have access to a large variety of useful information and services," said Senator Steve Saland.

September 12, 2006
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$168,700 State Grant Benefits Beacon Special Needs Program

Poughkeepsie - Emma Moore will benefit from diagnostic/medical/therapeutic equipment that will be purchased for Saint Francis Hospital’s Panichi Family Center for Communication and Learning in Beacon through a $168,700 grant announced at a Wednesday press conference by State Sen.

September 7, 2006
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Senator Saland's Legislation To Establish Red Hook Community Preservation Fund Signed Into Law By Governor

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that his legislation (S.7328) to allow the Town of Red Hook to establish a community preservation fund for the purpose of protecting open space was signed into law by the Governor.

The legislation, introduced by Senator Saland at the request of members of the Red Hook Town Board, will create a new funding source, through a real estate transfer tax on property that exceeds the county median value.

August 29, 2006
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Senator Saland's Bill Putting An End To Unwanted Faxes Signed Into Law

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie), today announced that his legislation (S.8060) prohibiting the sending of unsolicited advertisements through faxes was signed into law by the Governor.

The "Do Not Call" registry has proven to be highly successful in terms of reducing the number of telemarketing calls consumers receive in the state.

August 29, 2006
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Senator Saland's Legislation Authorizing A Public Referendum On The East Fishkill Area Public Library Signed By The Governor

Senator Steve Saland (R,C Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Governor signed his legislation (S.7238) to permit the town of East Fishkill to present a public referendum for the establishment of the "East Fishkill Public Library". The town passed a resolution requesting that Senator Saland sponsor legislation allowing for this referendum, which is scheduled for a vote on September 21.

August 29, 2006
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Precautions You Can Take If Your Identity Has Been Compromised

Last year, Ihosted forums in both Dutchess and Columbia counties to increase awareness among my constituents about how they can better protect themselves from the growing crime of identity theft. As you may know, identity theft occurs when someone uses your name, Social Security number, date of birth, or other identifying information without authority, to commit fraud. If you suspect that you are the victim of identity theft, you can place a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your credit reports.

August 29, 2006
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Senator Steve Saland Joined By Library Officials To Announce $110,800 For Columbia County Libraries

Senator Steve Saland (R-C Poughkeepsie), Chairman of the New York State Senate Education Committee, the New York Library Association and directors from the Mid-Hudson Library System joined Senator Saland to announce funds the Senator secured for technology and capital improvements for Columbia County libraries.

Senator Saland was able to help local libraries achieve their technology goals by delivering $110,800 to 11 libraries throughout Columbia County.

August 29, 2006
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