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Jun
10
2013

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco recently recognized the Sixth Grade Winner of the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair, Emily Phua of Bayport-Blue Point’s James Wilson Young Middle School. Emily won for her project, “NO TASK LEFT BEHIND: THE EFFECTS OF TASK SWITCHING ON 6th GRADE MATH SCORES.” Based upon her observation that students frequently switch tasks while completing school work, Emily designed an...read more »

Jun
4
2013

      At the June 4 meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, Legislator Rob Calarco honored the first, second and third place winners in the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s annual Bridge Building Contest – all of whom hail from Patchogue-Medford High School. This is the second consecutive year Pat-Med students have swept the top three spots. Brianna Shortell took first place with a bridge that weighed 20.7 grams and held 89.18 pounds, 1954...read more »

Jun
3
2013

      Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco joined with US Congressman Tim Bishop and Patchogue Village Mayor Paul Pontieri to welcome 26 new United States Citizen at the Knapp/Swezey Immigration & Citizenship Program End-of-the-Year Celebration held recently at the Patchogue-Medford Library.read more »

May
13
2013

      Patchogue, LI—Monday, May 13, 2013: At their May 7th General Meeting, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously adopted two bills, co-sponsored by Legislator Rob Calarco, which secured $10,000 for the Plaza Cinema and Media Arts Center in Patchogue (Plaza MAC) and $5,000 for the Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts. Both bills (IR 1327 & IR 1328) allocated funding from the Hotel/Motel Room Tax Fund, a fund which...read more »

May
7
2013

      Hauppauge, LI—Tuesday, May 7: Legislator Rob Calarco’s bill (IR 1355) to establish the South Shore Coastal Protection Task Force passed today at the General Meeting of the Legislature. The bill, which set ups an 11-member task force to develop recommendations for the protection of the environment and infrastructure on the South Shore and barrier islands of Suffolk County, requires the group to provide the Legislature with a written...read more »

Apr
15
2013

Farmingdale, LI— Thursday, April 11: Four months ago, the Suffolk County Legislature unanimously adopted Suffolk County’s first ever Complete Streets bill, authored by Legislator Rob Calarco. Legislator Rob Calarco was invited to make introductory remarks at the Long Island Complete Streets Summit on April 11th. The Summit was hosted by Vision Long Island and the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

Legislator Rob Calarco’s bill (IR 2025...read more »

Apr
2
2013

Patchogue, LI— Wednesday, April 2: Legislator Rob Calarco joined with Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), Village of Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri, and the Patchogue-Medford Library today to kick-off the opening of the “Chaos and Containment” exhibition, which is comprised entirely of art created by individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

The artists are enrolled in the art therapy program at...read more »

Mar
15
2013

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco joined with the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce and local
officials to congratulate Tracey Calder Kasperei, owner of Wisteria Lane and Paige Pfeifer, owner of The Cheese Patch – a combined storefront located at 11 North Ocean Avenue.read more »

Feb
7
2013

County Legislator Announces Dates for the Remainder of the Series

Patchogue, LI—Wednesday, February 6: Two weeks after holding his first community forum in a packed meeting room at the Medford Firehouse, Legislator Rob Calarco announced a plan to host five more town-hall style meetings over the next five months.

Legislator Calarco was pleased with the Medford Community Forum “We had more than 70 people come down to the...read more »

Jan
31
2013
Mr. Ray explains the new computer program the Pat-Med Robotics Team is using for the 2013 season. Pictured, left to right: Legislator Calarco, Mr. Ray, Ricky Wecera, Tim Oliveira, Justin Ferrari

Team Tackles 2013 FIRST Robotics Challenge Head On; Legislator Supports Efforts

Medford, LI—Thursday, January 31: Legislator Rob Calarco recently visited the Patchogue Medford FIRST Robotics Team 329 where the team was in the process of tackling, what one of their team advisors, Dean of Students Mr. Kevin Ray, called the most difficult challenge he has seen in his 13 years of supervising the club.

This year’s challenge is called...read more »

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