Friday, June 24, 2016

Bazzomanifesto Update 06/24/16: 17 New Topics In Today's blog

THIS BLOGS TOPICS:
A) CheckOutPeekskillpost.net:
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B) Check Out Yorktown News:
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New Bazzo Says Column: Never Letting a Crisis Go to Waste  :
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D)  Check Out Mahopac News:
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E) Check Out North Salem News:
 
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1) Assemblywoman Galef Champions Ethics and Transparency Reform with Passing of Financial Disclosure Legislation

2) Make no mistake about it, they are coming to take our firearms...

3) The Town of Ossining is Seeking Applications to Join the Environmental Advisory Committee!

4) Town Of Yorktown: [Public Meeting Agendas] Planning Board Work Session 06/27/16

5) Happy Friday

6) TODAY at 2:30PM: After Serving 20 Years in Jail Due to Ineffective Counsel, Richard Rosario Joins Rep. Maloney to Announce Major Federal Legislation to Fix Indigent Defense System

7) De Blasio warns Cuomo: "Governor should think very carefully"...

8) Town Of Yorktown: Town Board okays new anti litter law 06/21/16

9) Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony Photos,

10) PRESS RELEASE] Murphy's landmark heroin bill signed into law

11) Can you join me on Tuesday?

12) 400 animals seized from hoarder's home...

13) *Media Advisory* -Meeting to set date for special election

14) A Family Home in Amagansett Gets a Contemporary Makeover, Inside the Newly Redesigned De Sousa Hughes Showroom, and More!

15) It's BBQ Time Again With Legislator John Testa

16) PRESS RELEASE] Hudson Valley schools are smart schools

17) MALONEY AGREES TO TURN OVER FIRED TRACKER TAPES


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FULL: Donald Trump Orlando Terrorism Speech 6/13/16
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Emily Loughlin District Office: 2 Church Street, Ossining, NY 10562 albany office: Room 641, Legislative Office Building Contact: Assemblywoman Sandy Galef 914-941-1111 Assemblywoman Galef Champions Ethics and Trans

SANDRA R. GALEF
 

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Assemblywoman Galef Champions Ethics and Transparency Reform with Passing of Financial Disclosure Legislation
ALBANY, NY (June 22, 2016) -- During the last hours of the legislative session, the New York State Assembly showed some positive signs of adopting much needed ethics reform. Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s bill (A.1080), which would require state elected officials to disclose annual financial statements, successfully passed the Assembly unanimously.
The bill requires all individuals who are a statewide elected official, state officer, employee, political party chairman or candidate for statewide elected office or for member of the legislature for any portion of the calendar year to file and disclose the necessary financial records.
“This legislation adds much needed reassurance to the people of New York that their elected and public officials are not engaging in any wrong doing” Assemblywoman Galef stated. “We use these financial disclosures as a mechanism to ensure that there is no conflict of interest between elected officials and others involved in government with outside groups and businesses. This bill offers even more assurance and transparency.”
Currently, members of the legislature and others defined in the law are required to file their financial disclosure statements under both the Legislative Ethics Law and the Public Officers Law by May 15th. That form ensures the disclosure of activities, finances and assets that may indicate financial improprieties or conflicts of interest.
The current law has been interpreted to not require disclosure by individuals no longer serving in the legislature or government on May 15th of the following year. This allows for an entire year or more without the accountability required by the disclosure law. Assemblywoman Galef’s bill takes reform a step further by broadening the individuals who must disclose their financial statements.
Earlier in the year, Assemblywoman Galef released a package of some 15 reform bills. These bills specifically target three areas; ethics, power, and transparency. “It is important that we require state elected officials and state policy makers who have left state government to file their statements so that we can eliminate unethical behavior and begin to rebuild public trust in our political system,” Galef concluded.
Senator David Valesky is currently carrying the companion bill (S.4684) in the NYS Senate.


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    Suzi McDonough Fellow Patriot! Governor Cuomo, the Journal News and the entire New York Left are coming after our firearms, our privacy, our constitutional rights and our way of life. It has never been more clear th



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    Budget Officer Maddi Zachacz The Volunteer-Spirited Town The Town of Ossining is looking to fill one seat on the Town's Environmental Advisory Committee. The EAC advises in the development, management and protection of Ossining's



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    Public Meeting Agendas PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA - TENTATIVE YORKTOWN COMMUNITY & CULTURAL CENTER 1974 Commerce Street, Room 104, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Planning Board Work Session Calendar Date: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 7:0

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    FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
    June 24, 2016

    CONTACT: Caitlin Girouard, 202-225-5441


    PRESS ADVISORY FOR TODAY, JUNE 24th at 2:30PM


    After Serving 20 Years in Jail Due to Ineffective Counsel, Richard Rosario Joins Rep. Maloney to Announce Major Federal Legislation to Fix Indigent Defense System 

      

    Bronx, NY - On Friday, June 24 at 2:30 PM, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) will join the ACLU, The Bronx Defenders, Brooklyn Defender Services, and Richard Rosario to announce major federal legislation to fix the broken indigent defense system.


    Despite alibi witnesses, Richard Rosario served 20 years in prison for a crime he maintains he didn’t commit due to ineffective counsel. Released from prison in March, Richard is still waiting for the twenty-year old charges against him to be dropped. His story has been highlighted, including in a documentary series by Dateline NBC, as an example of the indigent defense crisis and the difficulties of overturning a guilty verdict. He has a court appearance set for Friday, June 24th at 12:30PM and his case will be featured on the NBC Nightly News tomorrow evening.


    After appearing in court, Richard will join Representative Sean Patrick Maloney at a press conference in front of the Bronx Criminal Court to announce a legislative proposal to fix the broken indigent defense system. According to reports, people in poverty account for more than 80% of individuals prosecuted. These criminal defendants plead guilty approximately 90% of the time. In many of these cases, overworked lawyers entered pleas for defendants without spending substantial time on the cases, interviewing witnesses, or filing pre-trial motions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    Media are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Caitlin Girouard at 202-225-5441 or caitlin.girouard@mail.house.gov.
      
    WHO:                         Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
                                                    Richard Rosario
                                        Jeff Robinson, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
                                        Justine Olderman, The Bronx Defenders
                                        Lisa Schreibersdorf, Brooklyn Defender Services
    WHEN:                      Friday, June 24th at 2:30 PM
    WHERE:                   Bronx Criminal Courthouse
                                        215 E 161st St
    New York, NY 10451

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    Town Board
    June 21, 2016

    Meeting highlights. For a summary of other agenda items, visit ciyinfo.org.

    1. Roma Building
    Councilman Diana reported that the county Department of Health has issued a standing water violation to the building and that other agencies are looking into the standing stormwater issue.  Town Attorney McDermott reported that he has a July date in court on a preliminary injunction and that criminal charges are being filed.

    2. Appointments
    Police Sergeant:  Justin Foley
    Assistant Superintendent Recreation:  Kyle Thornton

    3. Litter law/recorded images violations/public hearing
    The board approved an amendment to the local law that would make it a civil violation if a camera captured an image of a car license plate and the operator of the car was seen dumping.

    4. Local law on private and parochial schools and helistops/Public hearing
    The board approved the amendments that shifted approval authority for both special permits to the Planning Board from the ZBA and broadened the potential locations for helistops.

    5. Bid awards/Road paving
    Highway Superintendent Paganelli advised the board that with approximately $700,000 available this year for road paving, he hopes to be able to pave 6.5 miles of road.

    6. Mohegan Avenue retaining wall
    The board approved a resolution to hire Charles A. Manganaro Consulting Engineers to design and survey the replacement for the Mohegan Avenue retaining wall.
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    7. Courtesy of the Floor
    Commerce Street flowers: Supervisor Grace said that flowers would be planted soon.

    Hallocks Mill sewers. Supervisor Grace provided an update on the possibility of extending sewers to 300-500 homes in the district.

    Pump station upgrades.  Supervisor Grace said the town was exploring the possibility that it could eliminate the need for a new Jefferson Park pump station by transferring the homes to Peekskill Sanitary Sewer District.





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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23rd, 2016
    CONTACT: Michael Jefferson, 914-962-2624
    GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS MURPHY'S LANDMARK LEGISLATION
    TO COMBAT THE HEROIN AND OPIOID CRISIS
    Comprehensive Legislative Package Limits Opioid Prescriptions from 30 to 7 Days, Requires Mandatory Prescriber Education on Pain Management to Stem the Tide of Addiction, Eliminates Burdensome Insurance Barriers to Treatment
    Expands Supports for New Yorkers in Recovery, Increases Treatment Beds by 270 and Adds 2,335 Program Slots for Substance Use Disorder in New York


    FARMINGDALE, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed landmark legislation sponsored by State Senator Terrence Murphy this week to combat the heroin and opioid crisis in New York State. The comprehensive package of bills was passed as part of the 2016 Legislative Session and marks a major step forward in the fight to increase access to treatment, expand community prevention strategies, and limit the over-prescription of opioids in New York. The legislation includes several best practices and recommendations identified by the Governor's Heroin and Opioid Task Force, and builds on the state's aggressive efforts to break the cycle of heroin and opioid addiction and protect public health and safety. The Governor signed the sweeping legislation, touring the state and visiting the epicenters of the crisis, at events in Buffalo, Long Island and Staten Island.
    Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his remarks, "We did a lot of great work.  But I think the piece of legislation that is going to affect the most people is what we have done here on heroin and opioid overdose. It is a crisis in this state. It is a crisis in this country. It is a crisis where the numbers are frightening. The numbers are increasing exponentially and nothing that we've done thus far has made a difference. 85,000 people hospitalized with opioid overdoses, and if it wasn't for NARCAN, we would have lost even more lives. In truth, kudos to the Senate, they raised this issue very early on. Senator Terrence Murphy was on a task force that went all across the state working on this. They came up with a really intelligent plan, and that's the plan that we are enacting into law today with the appropriate funding."

    "Too many lives have been cut short as result of this devastating public health crisis," Senator Murphy said. "By limiting opioid prescriptions, eliminating insurance barriers to treatment and expanding support for New Yorkers in recovery, this legislation builds on this state's aggressive efforts to combat heroin addiction and reverse the trends of this deadly epidemic. I was proud to be a member of the Governor's Task Force and I thank the Governor for his commitment to building a safer and healthier New York. This is a critical step in helping those in need get on the path to recovery and improving the lives of our most vulnerable New Yorkers."

    Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan said,"Everyday lives are being lost and families destroyed by the scourge of heroin and opioid abuse. The Senate formed the Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction more than two years ago to fight this epidemic, and our good work has resulted in numerous laws being passed, $189 million allocated in the 2016-17 budget, and several of the recommendations recently issued by Co-Chairs Senators Terrence Murphy, Robert Ortt, and George Amedore being incorporated into this new law. I thank the Governor, our colleagues in the Legislature, and especially the parents and families who have been personally touched by tragedy for working with us to prevent addiction, ensure treatment for those who need it, support people in their recovery, and bring hope to communities battling opioid abuse throughout New York."

    The new legislation includes several initiatives to address rampant heroin and opioid abuse across the state, including measures to increase access to life-saving over-dose reversal medication, regulations to limit opioid prescriptions from 30 to 7 days, and ongoing prevention education for all physicians and prescribers. Specifically, the legislation will:

    REMOVE BURDENSOME BARRIERS TO ACCESS FOR INPATIENT TREATMENT AND MEDICATION
    • Ends Prior Insurance Authorization to Allow for Immediate Access to Inpatient Treatment as Long as Such Treatment is Needed: People suffering from addiction who seek treatment need immediate access to services, but prior authorization requirements by insurance companies are often a roadblock to admission to inpatient programs. This legislation requires insurers to cover necessary inpatient services for the treatment of substance use disorders for as long as an individual needs them. In addition, the legislation establishes that utilization review by insurers can begin only after the first 14 days of treatment, ensuring that every patient receives at least two weeks of uninterrupted, covered care before the insurance company becomes involved.
    • Ends Prior Insurance Authorization to Allow for Greater Access to Drug Treatment Medications: People seeking medication to manage withdrawal symptoms or maintain recovery must often request prior approval from their insurance company, which slows or stops the individual from getting needed medication. This legislation prohibits insurers from requiring prior approval for emergency supplies of these medications. Similar provisions will also apply to managed care providers treating Medicaid recipients who seek access to buprenorphine and injectable naltrexone.
    • · Requires All Insurance Companies Use Objective State-Approved Criteria to Determine the Level of Care for Individuals Suffering from Substance Abuse: Insurance companies often use inconsistent criteria to determine the covered level of care for persons suffering from substance use disorder, which often creates barriers preventing these individuals from receiving care. This legislation will require all insurers operating in New York State to use objective, state-approved criteria when making coverage determinations for all substance use disorder treatment in order to make sure individuals get the treatment they need.
    • Mandate Insurance Coverage for Opioid Overdose-Reversal Medication: Naloxone is a medication that revives an individual from a heroin or opioid overdose and has saved thousands of New Yorkers' lives. To expand access to this life-saving medication, the new legislation requires insurance companies to cover the costs of naloxone when prescribed to a person who is addicted to opioids and to his/her family member/s on the same insurance plan.

    ENHANCE ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES
    • Increase Evaluation for Individuals Incapacitated by Drugs from 48 to 72-Hours: Sometimes, individuals suffering from addiction are at risk for overdose and thus pose a threat to themselves. The legislation allows families to seek 72-hours of emergency treatment, an increase from the current 48-hours, for their loved one so that they can be stabilized and connected to longer-term addiction treatment options while also balancing individual rights of the incapacitated individuals.
    • Require Hospitals to Provide Follow-Up Treatment Service Options to Individuals Upon Hospital Discharge: Hospitals play an important role in caring for individuals suffering from addiction who are often admitted to hospital emergency rooms after an overdose. This legislation requires hospital medical staff to provide discharge-planning services to connect patients who have or are at-risk for substance use disorder with nearby treatment options to provide continuous medical care.
    • Allow More Trained Professionals to Administer Life-Saving Overdose-Reversal Medication: Overdose-reversal medication such as naloxone saves lives. However, the law does not currently allow certain licensed professionals to administer this medication to individuals overdosing from heroin and opioids. To ensure that more people are able to help reverse overdoses, the new legislation authorizes trained professionals to administer naloxone in emergency situations without risk to their professional license.
    • Expand Wraparound Services to Support Long-Term Recovery: Individuals leaving treatment are at great risk for relapse. To provide services during this critical period, the legislation extends the wraparound program launched in 2014 to provide services to individuals completing treatment including education and employment resources; legal services; social services; transportation assistance, childcare services; and peer support groups.
    STRENGTHEN COMMUNITY PREVENTION STRATEGIES
    • Reduce Prescription Limits for Opioids from 30-days to Seven Days: There is a well-established link between the rise in opioid prescriptions and the current heroin crisis. To reduce unnecessary access to opioids, the legislation lowers the limit for opioid prescriptions for acute pain from 30-days to no more than a 7-day supply, with exceptions for chronic pain and other conditions.
    • Require Ongoing Education on Addiction & Pain Management for All Physicians and Prescribers: Physicians and other opioid prescribers are important partners in preventing addiction linked to abuse of prescription opioids. To ensure that prescribers understand the risks presented by prescription opioids, the legislation mandates that these health care professionals complete three hours of education every three years on addiction, pain management, and palliative care.
    • Mandate Pharmacists Provide Easy to Understand Information on Risks Associated with Drug Addiction and Abuse: Consumers may not understand the addiction and abuse risks posed by prescription opioids. To improve consumer awareness about these risks the legislation requires pharmacists to provide educational materials to consumers about the risk of addiction, including information about local treatment services.
    • Require Data Collection on Overdoses and Prescriptions to Assist the State in Providing Additional Protections to Combat this Epidemic: Current and accurate data is critical to combat the heroin and opioid crisis yet gaps currently exist in statewide data on overdoses and usage of opioid reversal medication. To fill that gap the legislation requires the State Commissioner of Health to report county-level data on opioid overdoses and usage of overdose-reversal medication on a quarterly basis.
    Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said: "From the beginning, Governor Cuomo was clear that this effort was not just about policy or procedure, but rather the human cost that was simply too devastating to continue. As someone who has assembled forums all over the state, I have looked into the eyes of the parents burdened with tremendous guilt because they lost their child and often didn't know how to help. No more can that be the case in New York State. Today we make a commitment to end the heroin and opioid epidemic once and for all."

    Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse said: "To address the growing public health crisis that is heroin and opioid addiction, this plan removes barriers to treatment, such as bureaucratic hurdles created by insurance companies, and requires that doctors receive training in prescribing controlled, highly addictive substances. We must continue to focus on dedicating resources to proven methods of harm reduction, expanding access to comprehensive and supportive treatment and recovery programs and investing heavily in targeted prevention education. We must also work to change attitudes surrounding addiction and to ensure that those seeking treatment become deliberative partners with us on a shared path toward their own health and wellbeing. I applaud the Governor for taking this important first step, and look forward to continuing our work together to tackle the opioid and heroin abuse epidemic."

    NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner, Arlene González-Sánchez: "As Commissioner of New York State's alcoholism and substance use disorder agency, I was honored to travel our great state with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul as a co-lead of the Heroin and Opioids Task Force. Together with Task Force members, we logged many miles across the state to hear firsthand from New Yorkers about their needs. After hearing recommendations from all across the state, Governor Cuomo, the Senate and the Assembly acted quickly to pass this history-making package of bills. This legislation will help to ensure that more lives are saved from the grips of addiction and that solid connections to addiction treatment are made. These bills will further strengthen our care system for New Yorkers battling addiction and support their families now and for years to come. I look forward to working together with our partners to make this legislative package come alive for all New Yorkers in the coming months."

    Maria T. Vullo, Superintendent of Financial Services said: "This administration is paving the way to ending the nationwide opioid epidemic with the signing of this landmark legislation by eliminating insurer prior approval for inpatient care and state approved criteria to determine insurance coverage for inpatient treatment. I am proud to have been a part of Governor Cuomo's Opioid and Heroin Task Force as New York State moves to implement measures that will ultimately make essential services and lifesaving techniques readily available to those in need."

    NYS Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said: "The bills being signed by Governor Cuomo today will help save lives and rescue many people from the agony of drug addiction. I am very proud to serve on the Governor's Heroin Task Force and to be helping to protect the public health by fighting the opioid epidemic."

    ADDITIONAL INITIATIVES TO COMBAT ADDICTION

    The FY 2017 Budget invests nearly $200 million through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic -- an 82 percent increase in state spending since 2011. This investment includes $66 million for residential treatment beds, including counseling and support services for roughly 8,000 individuals; $38 million to fund medication-assisted treatment programs that serve approximately 12,000 clients in residential or outpatient settings; $25 million in funding for state-operated Addiction Treatment Centers; $24 million for outpatient services that provide group and individual counseling; and $8 million for crisis/detox programs to manage and treat withdrawal from heroin and opioids.

    As part of the ongoing efforts to address this public health crisis, this funding will allow the addition of 270 treatment beds and 2,335 opioid treatment program slots across the state to help New Yorkers suffering from substance use disorder and to expand vital treatment and recovery resources.

    The funding will also provide additional family support navigators across New York to assist substance users and their families locate and access treatment options and cope with addiction. The agreement will also expand the on-call peer program which partners individuals in recovery with people in hospitals suffering from substance use disorder to help connect these individuals to treatment and other resources upon discharge. The state is also increasing the number of Recovery Community and Outreach Centers and Adolescent Club Houses statewide to provide safe spaces for teens in recovery that deliver health and wellness services for teens and young adults.

    The Governor's Heroin and Opioid Task Force - comprised of a diverse coalition of experts in healthcare, drug policy, advocacy, education, and parents and New Yorkers in recovery - held executive meetings and eight listening sessions across the state - hearing directly from health care providers, family support groups, educators, law enforcement officials, and community members and gathering input that has influenced the initiatives announced today. The task force is co-chaired by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez. The final report and recommendations can be found here. For more information, please visit: combatheroin.ny.gov.

    Executive Director of SI partnership for Community Wellness, Adrienne Abbate said: "It's critical that our communities have the information and resources to prevent substance use and connect those in need of treatment with services. With this legislation and its multi-pronged approach, we will be better equipped to combat the opioid scourge plaguing our communities. I thank the Governor, the Legislature, the staff at OASAS, and the advocates from across NYS for their hard work on making this groundbreaking legislation a reality."

    CEO of Horizon Health Services, Anne Constantino said: "Heroin and opioid abuse has been a scourge on communities in every corner of the state. As someone who has dealt with addiction first hand, I know all too well this rising public health crisis has cut too many promising lives short. Today we are taking a stand against the epidemic. I thank the Governor for his leadership on this issue, and commend the legislature for rising to the occasion and taking decisive action to bring hope to families and communities suffering from the devastation of opioid abuse across the state."

    Executive Director, Human Understanding & Growth Services, Kym Laube said: "We have listened to families across the state who have struggled to cope with the loss and pain associated with addiction. Today, with this bold legislation, we are saying to these families: we hear you, and we are with you. New Yorkers struggling with addiction have found a strong partner in Governor Cuomo, who has been spearheading this call to action from the onset. These new policies will ensure that those suffering from addiction, and their loved ones, receive the assistance they need and deserve."

    CEO of Arms Acres, Patrice Wallace-Moore said: "Heroin and opioid abuse affects thousands of New Yorkers across this state and nation. This legislation provides those struggling to overcome the stronghold of addiction with the support they need to receive critical treatment and get their lives back on track. Under Governor Cuomo's leadership, the state is enacting landmark policies that will carry forth hope and improve the lives of families and entire communities that have been fraught with adversity and inaction. Today, with this legislation, New York State is leading the way for a better tomorrow."

    President and CEO of Family and Children's Association, Jeffrey Reynolds said: "Today is truly a monumental day for New York and especially for those who are struggling with substance use disorders. This package of bills will dramatically increase access to treatment services and help thousands find a path to recovery. I'm honored to serve on the Task Force and I thank both the Governor and the legislature for taking decisive action to bring hope to families and communities that have been ravaged by heroin and other drugs. When we look back, I'm hopeful that this will be the day when we finally turned the corner in fighting this epidemic."

    Executive Director of Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, Susan Salomone said: "As a parent who has lost their loved-one to opioid addiction, I have experienced the devastating effects addiction can have on our families and communities first-hand. Now, with this landmark legislation, we are sending a message across this state that those struggling with addiction are not alone. We are ensuring that our families have access to the treatment and support services they need, and putting more New Yorkers on a path to long-term recovery. I am proud to be a member of the Governor's task force to combat heroin and opioid abuse in New York, and I commend Governor Cuomo as well as the State Legislature for enacting these sweeping reforms."

    Director of Services, Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Patrick Seche said: "As an addiction treatment specialist, I see patients in need every day. I am so pleased that with this legislation, those patients will have better access to services and improved supports. Thank you to Governor Cuomo, the New York State Senate and Assembly, the Task Force, which I was very proud to be a part of, and everyone involved in passing this truly game-changing legislative package that will help New Yorkers who are battling addiction."

    New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state's HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369). New Yorkers can find an OASAS-certified substance use disorder treatment provider by using the OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard. For help with accessing care and insurance coverage, visit the Access Treatment page on the OASAS website. To find a naloxone overdose reversal medication training near you, visit the OASAS opioid overdose prevention trainings page. Visit www.combatheroin.ny.gov for more information on addressing heroin and prescription opioid abuse, including a Kitchen Table Tool Kit to help start the conversation about the warning signs of addiction and where to get help. For additional tools to use in talking to a young person about preventing underage drinking or drug use, visit the State's Talk2Prevent website.

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    Senator Terrence Murphy, 691 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588

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    Friends,

    My Hudson Valley Leadership reception is just around the corner. Next Tuesday, June 28th, is your chance to meet three great County Executives who are working every day to make the Hudson Valley more affordable: MaryEllen Odell, Marc Molinaro and Rob Astorino. I'm honored that they're hosting this important reception in support of my reelection campaign.   The details are attached in the flyer below and you can RSVP here.

    Political campaigns are expensive and as you know I raise most of funds from small donors like you. I fight for the public interest, not the special interests.

    If you are unable to attend, please consider donating today so we will have the resources we need to win come November.

    I hope to see you on Tuesday so we can continue the fight for the Hudson Valley

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    MURPHY ANNOUNCES $2.4 MILLION IN SMART SCHOOL INVESTMENT PLANS FOR 40TH SCHOOL DISTRICT

    ALBANY, NY - While New York State is on the cutting edge of innovation and technology in many areas, some schools in the Hudson Valley remain in the past. To help transform our classrooms from the classrooms of yesterday to the classrooms of tomorrow, Senator Terrence Murphy has secured $2.4 million for schools in the 40th Senate District through the Smart Schools Bond Act.

    "The Smart Schools Bond Act will support investments in education technology that will equip students with the skills they need to thrive and succeed in the twenty-first century global economy," Senator Murphy said. "These investments will help close the 'digital divide' and increase access to technology and high-speed broadband in school districts throughout the Hudson Valley."

    Bedford School District will receive $620, 202; Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District $707,629; Pleasantville Union Free District $432,564, and the Yorktown Central School District will get $700,025.

    "We were thrilled that our Smart Schools Investment Plan application was approved," said Dr. Ralph Napolitano, superintendent for the Yorktown Central School District. "We plan to use the initial $700,000 to upgrade our network infrastructure, particularly our wireless access. This will allow us to maintain and grow our rich, digital learning environment for all our students and staff. We thank Senator Murphy for his continued support of the Yorktown Central School District."

    "We are going to use the money from the Smart Schools Bond Act to strengthen our technological infrastructure, which underlies everything we do in the district," said Andrew Selesnick, superintendent for Katonah-Lewisboro Union Free School District. "The improved access to modern technology provided by these funds will support our efforts to ensure our students have the tools they need to excel in class and be prepared for college."

    With the Smart Schools Act, school districts are investing in technology such as computer servers, interactive whiteboards, tablets, desktop and laptop computers, and high-speed broadband and wireless connectivity. This technology helps students to learn at their own pace, expands access to advanced courses and interactive curriculum, and enhances communication between parents and teachers. Smart Schools funds will also facilitate necessary investments in pre-kindergarten classrooms, removal of classroom trailers and high-tech school security

    Governor Andrew Cuomo previously announced a statewide investment plan totaling $43 million as part of a $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act. The statewide plan encompasses 36 school districts and will fund several new projects, including $22.8 million for classroom technology purchases, $12.9 million for school connectivity projects, $5.3 million for high-tech security projects, and $2.1 million for pre-kindergarten classroom projects.

    In 2014, Governor Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through a Smart Schools Bond Act - an initiative that would finance educational technology and infrastructure, providing students access to the latest technology and connectivity needed to succeed and compete in the 21st century economy. New Yorker's agreed and voted in the Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) that November.

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    MALONEY AGREES TO TURN OVER FIRED “TRACKER” TAPES
    Oliva asks Maloney to join him and agree not to use trackers and reject all dirty tactics

    Westchester, June 22, 2016 ... Phil Oliva, the endorsed Republican, Conservative and Reform Party candidate for the 18th Congressional District today thanked Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) for agreeing to turn over to him and his wife all the raw and unedited video footage obtained by a since fired “tracker” who was working on behalf of the Maloney campaign. The tracker was fired after admitting to stalking Oliva’s wife on Facebook under false pretenses and visiting the Oliva residence on multiple occasions, once startling the candidate’s wife as he peered through the kitchen window.
    Oliva and his wife Jessica had been asking for the tapes out of concern that there was inappropriate footage of their young children or Jessica taken in their home without their knowledge or consent. Maloney’s decision to turn over the tapes was first reported by News 12 Westchester Reporter/Anchor, Tara Rosenblum.
    “I thank Sean for coming to this decision. I’m sure he thought of his own family and realized this was the right thing to do,” said Oliva. “My wife and I honestly don’t know what is on the tapes and we hope it’s nothing but we needed this for peace of mind and I’m pretty sure most people can understand that. We still don’t know who told this guy to do what he did but we’re hopeful this won’t happen again.”
    Oliva said that both campaigns should forgo the practice of using “trackers” and asked Maloney to agree not to replace the fired tracker with a new one.
    “I don’t like the practice. To me, trackers are used to harass and intimidate and that is incredibly cynical and I’d hope that Sean would agree, especially after this latest disaster,” said Oliva. “Instead of trackers let’s just have a series of debates and discuss the real issues in a meaningful way and leave aside the political games and dirty campaign tactics.”



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