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RiverheadLOCAL publisher named 2020 ‘Woman of Distinction’ by Sen. Ken LaValle

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RiverheadLOCAL editor and publisher Denise Civiletti has been named a 2020 “Woman of Distinction” by State Senator Ken LaValle.

State senators pledge support for nursing homes

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Joint statement issued by State Senators Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and and John Flanagan (R-East Northport) pledging support for nursing home steaff.

Lawmakers take aim at foundation aid equity

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State Sen. Ken LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele say they've drafted legislation that would require an increase in foundation aid for districts, like Riverhead, funded at less than 55% of the foundation aid formula if they meet growth and need criteria.

Sen. Ken LaValle honored by colleagues as ‘a statesman’ who ‘transcends party politics’

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Accolades abounded yesterday for the First District's 22-term senator at an event in Port Jefferson where he formally announced his decision to retire from the State Senate at the end of this year.

Sen. Ken LaValle will not seek re-election in 2020: exclusive interview

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State Sen. Ken LaValle will not seek re-election next year, after 44 years representing the First Senate District. He reflects on his time in office in this exclusive interview.

Southampton councilman is latest entry into State Senate race

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The Sag Harbor native had a 30-year career in the Center Moriches school system and served on the Southampton Town ZBA and the Sag Harbor school board before his election to the Southampton Town Board in 2017.

College student, 19, announces run for State Senate

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Skyler Johnson (D-Mount Sinai) wants a chance to challenge State Senate's longest-serving member, Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), who was first elected in 1976.

LaValle, Palumbo blast one-house budget bills passed by legislature

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The Democratic-majority state legislature has passed one-house budget bills opposed by the Republican members of the East End delegation.

In Albany last week: Votes cast by local state lawmakers on bump stocks, waiting periods, guns in schools and more

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Last week in Albany, lawmakers passed a comprehensive gun safety package that included legislation to ban bump stocks, strengthen background checks, further limit firearm possession on school grounds and to create extreme risk protection orders. 

In Albany last week: Votes cast by local state lawmakers on abortion, birth control, DREAM act and teacher evaluations

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Below are the bills that passed in both chambers of the State Legislature last week (Jan. 21-25) and how our local lawmakers — State...
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