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From the Desk of Assemblyman Michael Montesano

NCAA Great Carnesecca Honored

New York State Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R, I, C-Glen Head) joined local dignitaries at Westbury Manor April 29 for the Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County’s monthly dinner. Featured speaker Lou Carnesecca, Basketball Hall of Fame head coach for St. John’s University, was welcomed by the lawyers, judges and legal experts assembled for the event.

The Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County was founded in 1977 and today counts more than 400 lawyers and jurists as members. The association also has representatives in Long Island law schools in order to encourage membership among active students. In 1994 the Columbian

Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County joined the Confederation of Columbian Lawyer Associations. This umbrella organization claims over 1,500 attorneys who live and work in the Long Island and metropolitan area.

“The Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County is an organization unlike any other,” Montesano said. “Its membership and its mission are dedicated to service, law, and American values. I was so happy to join Coach Carnesecca at Westbury Manor for the association’s dinner celebration, and I expect its members to continue their full-court press in legal matters and by supporting those lawyers and jurists of Italian descent.”

Special Guests Honored on Disabilities Day

New York State Assemblyman Michael A. Montesano (R, I, C-Glen Head) on May 17 recognized those brave individuals who have overcome their disabilities to make a positive impact on their community. The New York State Assembly’s Legislative Disabilities Day is an annual event in which Montesano and his colleagues set aside a day to celebrate the accomplishments of physically challenged New Yorkers who have demonstrated that their disabilities can be overcome.

Special events took place throughout the day, including a breakfast, buffet luncheon, exhibitor fair, elementary school poster contest, informative seminars, and passage of a Disability Day package of legislation while the Assembly was in session.

 “This Disabilities Day, let’s celebrate those who inspire us at every turn with their perseverance and compassion,” said Montesano. “I am proud to recognize those who have overcome their disabilities and helped to make their communities a better place. I wish this year’s participants best of luck in all of their future endeavors.”