Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner (D-Round Lake) today announced the Governor has signed into law a measure they sponsored (S.6679/A7503) to enable the Town of Malta to lower speed limits on its local roads when a higher road speed is deemed potentially hazardous to public safety.

Drug Abuse Prevention Workshop

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Heroin use has become an epidemic in Nassau County and the County has been working hard to help residents fight this scourge.  Recently, another deadly drug called Fentanyl/Carfentanil, which is stronger than heroin, has entered Nassau County and is having devastating effects on addicts.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced $1.5 million in new state funding he has secured to provide much-needed renovations to significantly enhance public safety at the Glenville Police Department which is located at the Town Hall.

Hearing Screening Program

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Dr. Susan Antonellis, Operations Manager, and Dr. Charlotte Merlo, Clinical Audiologist, both from Mill Neck Services Center for Hearing Health will be performing the hearing screenings.

What is a hearing screening? A screening is a brief procedure that indicates one of two things: that it is very likely that your hearing is normal, or that there is a possibility that your hearing ability is not within normal range. In this case, a complete audiological evaluation is advised. This evaluation is a comprehensive diagnostic test and should be performed by a licensed audiologist.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that he has secured four new public protection state grants to help local law enforcement and volunteer firefighters protect the public and respond to a variety of emergencies in Fulton County.

Tedisco has obtained a $25,000 state grant for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department which will be used to enhance drug investigation efforts and for training to help combat the heroin epidemic as well as for the purchase of five new bullet proof vests for deputies.

Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today announced that he has secured a $200,000 state grant to expand and renovate the Glenville Senior Center and provide additional programs and services for the town’s senior citizens.

Tedisco, who shepherded the state grant to fruition, joined former Senator Hugh T. Farley, who initiated the funding request, Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle, members of the town board, and Glenville senior citizens at the town’s senior center for the announcement.

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Estate Planning and Medicaid Basics Program

Melissa Negrin-Wiener, Esq. will dicuss the importance of estate planning and advance directives such as Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Living Will.

She will also review asset protection planning and Medicaid eligibility for both home care and nursing home care as well as crisis planning and Veterans benefits.

Registration is required for this FREE event by visiting or calling my community office at 516-739-1700.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening

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Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men. The American Cancer Society estimates 180,000 new cases of prostate cancer to be diagnosed each year, with more than 26,000 succumbing to the disease. Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives, which is why I’m partnering with Integrated Medical Foundation to provide free prostate cancer screening.

Integrated Medical Foundation and I will be holding a FREE Prostate Screening on Wednesday October 25th, at Hempstead Public Library (115 Nichols Court, Hempstead).