Senator Acknowledged for Outstanding and Dedicated Service in Support of Libraries
The Metropolitan New York Library Council (“METRO”) has honored State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) for her “outstanding and dedicated service in support of libraries.” The award was presented to Senator Oppenheimer at METRO’s annual meeting on October 17, 2011, in New York City.
Calling her “a great friend and supporter of the library community,” METRO Board President Norman Jacknis noted that Senator Oppenheimer is the only legislator to have earned an A+ on the New Yorkers for Better Libraries’ report card of legislative accountability. Senator Oppenheimer “has sponsored five library bills, four of them have already passed, and she’s made a valiant effort to restore library funding,” said Jacknis. “In honor of her long-standing commitment to the library community and for her many vital contributions to our area, METRO is pleased to present Senator Suzi Oppenheimer with a special award recognizing her outstanding work.”
Crawford Park in Rye Brook was particularly hard hit by the devastating snow storm in March 2010. Numerous trees were lost or badly damaged. In consultation with the Town of Rye, Senator Oppenheimer arranged for a $5,000 grant for the Town of Rye and the Friends of Crawford Park, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and beautification of the Crawford estate.
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) is pleased to announce a partnership between the New York State Senate and the New York State Library in support of summer reading for children and families across New York State. The Senate’s 2012 Summer Reading Program and the New York State Library’s 2012 Summer Reading at New York Libraries will establish a strong initiative that encourages students to reinforce the knowledge they gain during the school year.
“As students throughout the state enjoy their school vacations, I strongly encourage them to take advantage of their public libraries this summer,” said Senator Oppenheimer. “Research shows active summer reading is the best way to avoid the learning losses that are typical of summer break.”
Corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and Martine Ave., White Plains
Westchester County homeowners will have the opportunity to meet with mortgage foreclosure specialists from the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) on August 3rd in White Plains. The Department’s Mobile Command Center will be available to assist homeowners already in foreclosure or at risk of foreclosure from 11 AM to 7 PM, and will be located at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Martine Avenue, in front of the Westchester County Clerk's Office.
Senator Suzi Oppenheimer is partnering with the NYS Department of Labor to host Immigrants Connect 2012, an information fair for immigrants and small businesses. The event will feature government and community organizations that will provide individuals and small businesses with information on services and programs available to the State's vibrant immigrant population.