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Letter: INN Thanks Employees Of Anton Community Newspapers

Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

(Editor’s note: This is a letter in response to a donation collected by the employees of Anton Community Newspapers and delivered to the INN on Thursday, August 4 in response to their public call for baby items.)

On behalf of the individuals whom we feed and shelter at The INN, I wish to extend my gratitude to you for your generous donation of baby items.

Your donations were distributed to the guests living in The INN’s two family shelters and the guests who visit the Mary Brennan INN Soup Kitchen, who are in need of not only food and shelter, but other basic amenities including personal care items.


From the desk of Assemblyman Jim Conte: August 17, 2011

Written by Assemblyman Jim Conte Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00

Conte: SUNY 2020, a Sound Investment In Our Future

The signing of SUNY 2020 into law by Governor Cuomo marks an important victory for the state and particularly Long Island. The program, which I have long advocated for as a member of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, is designed to enhance investments throughout New York’s 64-campus university system, create jobs through public-private partnerships and establish a rational tuition policy.

The investment opportunities that SUNY 2020 creates will help to ensure that SUNY Stony Brook, Farmingdale College and other state universities are given the ability to compete academically on a global level by having the resources to invest in top professors and research professionals. These investments will help to attract the best and brightest students and will result in the type of research and development we need to create new and innovative jobs.


Letter: Mangano, Republican party should pay back taxpayers for failed referendum

Friday, 12 August 2011 00:00

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano’s attempt to sneak through a massive tax hike was overwhelmingly rejected by voters on August 1st.

Mangano and the republicans in the legislature should never have tried to sell the people of Nassau on the bad idea of raising their property taxes to build Charles Wang a new Coliseum.


From the Desk of Senator Charles Fuschillo: August 3, 2011

Written by Senator Charles Fuschillo Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00

Fuschillo Fights to Protect Families of Fallen Soldiers

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. has announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he supports to protect the families of fallen soldiers. The legislation is designed to limit protestors’ ability to disrupt the funerals of American servicemen and women.

“Families of soldiers who died defending our freedom deserve to be able to say their final goodbyes in peace. Laying a loved one to rest is a difficult and emotional thing to do as it is; dealing with disruptions from hateful protestors only adds to that pain. Creating new protections for these families, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, is the right thing to do,” said Senator Fuschillo.


From the Desk of Senator Charles Fuschillo: July 27, 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00

Fuschillo: Economic Development and Job Creation Part of 2011 Legislative Session Highlights

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. is informing residents about legislative actions taken during the 2011 legislative session to create jobs, encourage economic development, and help turn our economy around.

“Creating jobs and promoting economic development, without raising taxes, are the priorities needed to get us headed back in the right direction; those are exactly the priorities we addressed. Legislation passed this year will help businesses grow, put people back to work, and make Long Island more affordable for families and businesses. We helped put New York State back on the right track, but we need to build on these successes to ensure that we continue moving forward,” said Fuschillo.


Sports Entertainment Destination Center Will Jumpstart Nassau’s Hurting Economy

Written by County Executive Edward Mangano Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00
On August 1, Nassau County residents have an opportunity to create over 3,000 new permanent jobs, over 1,500 construction jobs and generate $400 million in tax relief for homeowners. How? It’s simple. Residents can vote in a special election, at their normal polling locations, whether they wish to receive these economic benefits that accompany the creation of a sports-entertainment destination center at the site of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The plan authorizes the County to move forward with building a new sports-entertainment arena, baseball stadium and other improvements to the area.

Letter: The Nassau County Coliseum Plan

Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00
(Editor’s note: This letter is in response to NC Coliseum Plan: Taxpayers Should Fund $400 Million New Arena? Submitted by the Concerned Citizens Association of Farmingdale (CCAF) Board of Directors that appeared in the Farmingdale Observer on Friday, July 15, 2011.)

Aside from the above letter having many factual errors, they oppose government involvement in a private enterprise (NY Islanders) in one paragraph; yet promote government involvement in developing new companies, careers and housing in the next paragraph (all private sector responsibilities.)


Letter: In Favor of Nassau Coliseum Plan

Friday, 22 July 2011 00:00

On August 1, 2011, Nassau County voters will have the opportunity to vote on a positive plan for saving the New York Islanders with a new arena, bringing a minor league baseball stadium to Nassau County, creating jobs and bolstering Nassau County’s economy generally. This is an easy choice to make, and I will be voting yes.

What could be bad about a modern new arena that will be a home for the Islanders till 2045 and a minor league ballpark (is it too much to hope that it will house a Mets farm team?) that will spur reasonable development of the entire Nassau hub and create a guaranteed steady revenue stream for hard-pressed Nassau taxpayers? Remember, the monies due to the county will be based entirely on revenue, regardless of profits. That makes the deal a perfect scenario for taxpayers.


Letter: NC Coliseum Plan: Taxpayers Should Fund $400 Million New Arena?

Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

In 1972 the Nassau Coliseum first opened as the new home for NHL’s Islanders.  Nassau County taxpayers funded the construction, at a cost of $31 million; through tax exempt bonds of the 16,300-seat arena on 77 acres of Nassau County owned land. The management of the site was dealt to the Spectacor Mgmt. Group (SMG). The highlight of this run was four straight Stanley Cup Championships from 1980 – 1984.


Letter: Farmingdale State Responds to ‘Take Heart: Get Scanned, Save an Athlete’

Friday, 15 July 2011 00:00

In response to the article which appeared in the July 1 issue of the Farmingdale Observer, “Take Heart: Get Scanned, Save an Athlete,” your reporters conveyed much important information but some clarification is needed.   

Of critical importance are the messages of awareness and the importance of AED training communicated by Melinda Murray, founder of the Dominic A. Murray 21 Memorial Foundation. Murray’s 17-year-old son collapsed and died of sudden cardiac arrest while playing basketball at Farmingdale State College. 


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