For the 2014 general election, the New York State Unified Court System has launched an upgraded non-partisan Judicial Voter Guide at www.nycourts.gov/vote allowing users to sort and filter the list of candidates in each county. The Voter Guide features information about judicial candidates on the ballot based on information provided by the state and county board of elections. I would appreciate it if you could include the information below on your bar association’s e-blasts, newsletters, websites and social media networks.
Visit the non-partisan Judicial Candidate Voter Guide which is designed to help you make a more informed decision on Election Day. It includes descriptions of elective judicial offices throughout the state. The Guide also provides a list of judicial candidates on the ballot in each county based on information provided by the state and county boards of election.
Please visit the Voter Guide and share it with the public, so that more individuals can make an informed decision on Election Day.
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Meeting of the House of Delegates Webcast Live from the New York State Bar Center, Albany Saturday, November 1, 2014
Watch the NYSBA House of Delegates in action on Saturday, November 1st beginning at 9:00 a.m. by clicking
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Bankruptcy cases filed in federal courts for the fiscal year 2014–the 12-month period ending September 30, 2014–totaled 963,739, down 13 percent from the 1.1 million bankruptcy filings in FY 2013, according to statistics released by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. This is the lowest number of bankruptcy filings for any 12-month period since 2007.
Governor Cuomo has launched a State information line to answer questions about Ebola. 1-800-861-2280 is free and trained operators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This line is for public health information purposes only. If you require medical attention, call your health care provider or 9-1-1 immediately.
DOH is in continuous contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, local health departments statewide, health departments in surrounding states, hospital associations, individual health care facilities, EMS providers, transportation officials and other entities to monitor any suspect or confirmed cases of Ebola virus, support investigations of those cases, and provide guidance and information on infection control protocols and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all health care workers, patients, visitors and the general public.
Additionally, New York State and the State of New Jersey have expanded upon CDC protocols and imposed additional measures to identify and monitor individuals who recently spent time in one of the three countries most affected by Ebola or individuals who have recently cared for patients with the virus.
DOH also continues to provide CDC Advisories and Alerts to county health departments and health care providers to heighten awareness of possible cases, request reporting of any suspect cases, and to reiterate infection control procedures.
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The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015. Many of the pension plan limitations will change for 2015 because the increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that trigger adjustments.
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Louise A. Sienko, 89, of Hancock, died on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at her home on West Main Street. She was born Louise Albina Gaudor, October 16, 1925, in Somerville, MA, the daughter of Olive and Frances Gaudor. She was predeceased by her brother, Frances, and her sisters, Lilian and Anna.
Louise graduated from Somerville H.S. and her first job was as a switch board operator at the Hotel Kenmore, residence of the Boston Red Sox. During World War II, Louise also worked in the Hood Rubber Defense Plant in Watertown, MA.
Louise married Leonard E. Sienko of the US Navy and Lake Como, PA on February 24, 1945. Leonard preceded her in death after 68 years of marriage.
Louise was employed at Stockport Lumber-Penn Hardwood Sales, Hancock PA-Side as secretary, then Office Manager. She was also a secretary at Johnston-Rhodes Bluestone Co. of East Branch, NY, where she was promoted to Office Manager and later served as an Office Management Consultant. Louise’s final professional position was as Law Office Administrator for The Sienko Law Office, Hancock.
Louise was a devoted member of St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Hancock for more than 60 years. She served on the Parish Council, was a member of the Altar-Rosary Society and the Catholic Women’s Welfare League. She taught CCD classes. Louise was past Grand Regent of the local Court St. Mary’s of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and served as District Deputy for the local area.
Ms. Sienko was a charter member of the Hancock Business & Professional Women’s Club. She served as President and moved up through the “chairs” of BPW-NY until she reached the office of NYS President in 1980-81. She later served as National Political Action Committee Chair of the BPW-USA, working with several nationally known figures, such as Geraldine Ferraro, for equal rights and equal pay for women.
Ms. Sienko was the first woman to be a member of the Hancock Rotary Club. Shortly thereafter, she became the first woman to be President of the club.
Surviving is her son, Atty. Leonard E. Sienko, Jr. of Hancock
Calling Hours will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 6-8PM at the Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:30AM at St. Paul’s Church, Hancock, with Father Christopher Welch officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hancock. There will be a luncheon served by the Bethany Ministry.
Donations can be made in Louise’s memory to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry.
Arrangements by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock.
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