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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Kennedy Partakes in Thanksgiving Tradition

Building Blocks Elementary Turkey Day Traditions

November 19, 2018 – On Monday afternoon Legislator
Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) visited with Building Blocks Elementary School andshe brought two special guests. Every year it is tradition for the folks at
Building Blocks Elementary...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Kennedy Honored by Italian American Organization

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October 8, 2018 – Columbus Day in New York City was the sight of many
celebrations associated with the great Italian discoverer Christopher Columbus.The day included a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the parade up Fifth Avenue,
an...

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Kennedy Draws a Huge Crowd With Completely Unchained

Nesconset Concert Completely Unchained 2018

July 24, 2018 – Though the previous week experience torrential rain and
canceled the Nesconset Summer Concert, concertgoers were out in full force tosee Completely Unchained on Tuesday night. Before the main act the audience was
treated to a...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

45 RPM Kicks Off Kennedy Concert Series

45 RPM Concert 2018

July 10, 2017 – With the start of the Nesconset Summer concert series,
summer is officially here. Every year the residents of Nesconset and thesurrounding communities look forward to this concert series, and 45 RPM did not
disappoint. To mar...

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Posted on: July 30, 2018

Kennedy Honors Young Women Scientists

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July 17, 2018 – Last Tuesday Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset)
had the opportunity to meet with and congratulate three brilliant young womenin her community. The Legislator invited Madison Tutone, Caitlin Tucker, and
Kaya Manolt to the...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Kennedy Hosts Successful Smithtown Blood Drive

Smithtown Day with Tom Regan

June 3, 2018 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) hosted her annual blood drive benefiting Cooley’s anemia at the Smithtown Day Street Fair. Legislator Kennedy collaborated with the Order Sons of Italy in America and the Vincenzo Sellaro Lod...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Kennedy Honors Eagle Scout from Troop 888

Jared P. Eagle Scout

Legislator Leslie Kennedy
(R-Nesconset) had the opportunity to honor Jared Paolillo for his Scoutingachievements last weekend. Jared, through much hard work and dedication, has
achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank and honor bestowed upon...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Kennedy & Boy Scouts Clean the Stream

Legislator Leslie Kennedy with Scouts and leaders from Troops 3, 888, 111, and 214 at Brady Park in

May 3, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy
(R-Nesconset) hosted her annual clean the stream event with local Boy ScoutTroops last Sunday. This year they met at Brady Park in Smithtown to get down
into the Nissequogue River Tributaries and rid t...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Kennedy’s Annual Power Breakfast a Success

Legislator Leslie Kennedy, Barbara Franco, Gina Coletti, Leah Dunheif, Christine DeAugustino, Maria

April 26, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy held
her fourth annual Women’s Power Breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express StonyBrook on Thursday, the networking breakfast provided a place where female community
and business leaders coul...

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Leslie Kennedy Recognized at NYBC Awards Dinner

Legislator Leslie Kennedy and Comptroller John Kennedy

May 3, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy
(R-Nesconset) attended the  New YorkBlood Center’s Annual Chairperson Recognition Event where she was honored for all
the work she has done with New York Blood Center over the past f...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Michele Martin Posthumously Honored by Legislator Kennedy

Legislator Kennedy with Robert Martin

March 20, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset)
had the opportunity to honor an amazing woman who tragically lost her life toLeukemia. Michele Martin was a resident of Nesconset who was in the insurance
industry. She owned and opera...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Legislators Kennedy and Muratore Honor Victorious Centereach Cheerleaders

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March 20, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset)
along with Legislator Tom Muratore (R-Ronkonkoma) took the opportunity to honorthe young women of the Centereach Varsity Cheerleading team at the General
Meeting last Tuesday. For the ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Legislator Leslie Kennedy Ushers in New Business

Jay and Legislator Leslie Kennedy

April 9, 2018 – On Sunday morning Legislator
Leslie Kenney (R-Nesconset) had the distinct privilege of welcoming Jay’sHidden Treasures to the community. Jay’s Hidden Treasures, which opened its
doors at 466 Hawkins Avenue...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Kennedy Honors Scouts from Troop 3

Troop 3 Kieran and Liam

January 21, 2018 – On an unseasonably warm January
day, Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) took the time to honor twobrothers from the Boy Scouts of America Troop 3 in Smithtown. Kieran and Liam
Morse achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, t...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

Kennedy, LaValle, and Scottaline Host Christmas Blood Drive

Lake Grove Blood Drive Christmas Blood Drive 2017

December 18, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy
(R-Nesconset) in conjunction with Councilman Kevin LaValle (R-Selden) and LakeGrove Mayor Robert Scottaline (D-Lake Grove) hosted her ninth blood drive of
the year. New York Blood Center provided...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Kennedy Honors Deputy Inspector Busweiler

Legislator Leslie Kennedy, Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Deputy Inspector Joseph Busweiler,

December 8, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy joined Suffolk
County Comptroller John Kennedy and Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter in recognizingDeputy Inspector Joseph Busweiler for his service to the Suffolk County Police
Department. Af...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Mazelis’ Gift & Gardens Opens

Christine and Steve Mazelis

October 12, 2017 – On Thursday afternoon the
Mazelis family held a grand opening of their garden shop; Mazelis Gift &Gardens. The Mazelis family owns a well-known landscaping business in the area,
and this store expands their gardening s...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Kennedy Judged Costume Contest at Lake Grove Harvest Festival

Legislator Leslie Kennedy and winner of the costume contest

October 14, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy
(R-Nesconset) took part in the annual Lake Grove Harvest Festival this pastSaturday. This annual festival includes pumpkin decorating, craft vendors, food
vendors, hayrides, pony rides, a petting ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Meets With Baby Friends of St. Catherine

Leslie Kennedy

October 21, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy and Comptroller John Kennedy welcomed members of the local community to the St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s Annual Health Fair. Organized by the Medical Center’s
Community Outreach Program, the fair is...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

10/8/2017 - Legislator Kennedy Honors Columbus Day Grand Marshals

Leslie Kennedy

In honor of Christopher Columbus and Italian American Heritage, the OSIA State President Robert M Ferrito, Town of Huntington Supervisor and Council, and the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce hosted the Long Island Columbus day parade. Legislator Le...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Collects More Blood at Centereach Day Fair

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September 24, 2017 – Though it is late September, the
sun is still beating down as if it were summer. Last Sunday, during our Indiansummer in Centereach, Legislator Kennedy was out in full force to collect blood
at the Centereach Day Fair. Th...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Makes Strides to Improve Lake Ronkonkoma

Lake Ronkonkoma Student

September 23, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy and
members of the Lake Ronkonkoma Advisory Board, the Lake RonkonkomaInter-municipal Organization, and the Lake Ronkonkoma Improvement Group
welcomed representatives from the SUNY Oneon...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Kennedy Collects Life Saving Blood at St. James Day Festival

Leslie Kennedy

October 1, 2017 – On the first day of October, with fall weather setting in, Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) held yet another blood drive. At the St. James Day Festival, Legislator Kennedy set up shop with the New York Blood Center Blood ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Takes Part in Heritage Fair

Legislator Leslie Kennedy with Executive Director Marianne Howard

September 16, 2017 – Last Saturday Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) had the opportunity to take part in the Smithtown Historical Society’s Heritage Country Fair. This yearly event serves as an occasion for the Smithtown Historic...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Joins Commack in Remembrance of 9/11

9/11 Ceremony at Commack High School

September 11, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy joined hundreds of members of the Commack community at Commack High School to commemorate those killed sixteen years ago in the 9/11 attacks. At 8:46 a.m., the first of four hijacked airplanes was f...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Scouts Pay Homage to Those Lives Lost on 9/11

Legislator  Kennedy with Kieran Morse, Bryan Sinclair, Legislator Cilmi, and Comptroller Kennedy

September 11, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) met with other county officials at the 4th Precinct on Monday for the 9/11 memorial. Two Boy Scouts, Kieran Morse and Bryan Sinclair chose to do their Eagle Scout Project to enhance th...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Kennedy Collects More Life-Saving Blood at Nesconset Day Fair

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September 10, 2017 – While the NFL kickoff began last Sunday, Leslie Kennedy was deep into her season of saving lives. At the Nesconset Day Fair, the Legislator was out in full force, with her team to collect lifesaving blood. Mets tickets will ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Kennedy Presents Proclamation to Local Marine

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September 8, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) had the opportunity to meet with local Marine Kristen Noviello before she leaves for her military duty. Noviello studied at Boston University, and enrolled in the Navy ROTC program. In ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Kennedy Secures Nissequogue Headwaters

Kennedy Secures Nissequogue Headwaters

August 25, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) & the Suffolk County Department of Real Estate safely secured the acquisition and preservation of the Hauppauge Springs property. Located across from the Suffolk County 4th Precinct and diagona...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Visits Coca-Cola Facility

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August 11, 2017 – On Friday afternoon, Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) took part in a yearly picnic thrown by the Coca-Cola bottling company in the Hauppauge Industrial Park. Opened in 1990, this location has been responsible for distrib...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Unleashes Completely Unchained on Nesconset

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August 8th, 2017 – On Tuesday night the Nesconset community gathered once again at the Nesconset Gazebo to get their share of music and camaraderie. This evening Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) introduced Completely Unchained, the premie...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Presents The New Millennium Jazz Band

New Millennium Jazz Band

August 1st, 2017 – On the first evening of August, the people of the Nesconset community gathered to see the Nesconset Chamber of Commerce and Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) present The New Millennium Jazz Band. The New Millennium Jazz Band is a 1...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Reaches 1000 Pints of Blood

1000 pints of blood

August 3, 2017 – Legislator Leslie Kennedy lauded the collection of the 1000th pint of blood donated under her watch at yesterday’s blood drive. Hosted by the New York Blood Center, the event was held outside the district office at the...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Leslie Kennedy Honors AMVETs Commander Harold Chapman

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July 25th, 2017 – On Saturday, AMVETs Post 48 in Ronkonkoma celebrated the service of Harold Chapman who served as National Commander of AMVETs with a Barbeque and recognition ceremony, Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) along with other el...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Leslie Kennedy Celebrates 27th Anniversary of ADA with SILO

SILO 27th Anniversary

July 22nd, 2017 – This last Saturday Legislator Kennedy (R-Nesconset) celebrated the 27th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act with SILO. SILO, which stands for Suffolk Independent Living Organization is a group that enc...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

Leslie Kennedy Ushers the 90’s Into Nesconset

90s into nesconset

July 25th, 2017 – On an unseasonably cool Tuesday night, Nesconset residents and other community members gathered at the Nesconset Gazebo to hear The 90’s Band bring them the sounds of Third Eye Blind, Alanis Morissette, The Cranberrie...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Kennedy and the Legislature Honor Dr. Coyne and Medical Crisis Action Team

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July 25th, 2017 – In 2008 Dr. Coyne, Chief Surgeon and Medical Director of the Suffolk County Police Department, incepted the Medical Crisis Action Team also known as MedCAT. This team, which is now made up of 28 Police Officers, is trained in A...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Leslie Kennedy Welcomes Stanton Anderson Band to Rock Nesconset

The Stanton Anderson Band

July 18th, 2017 – The second concert of the Nesconset Summer Concert series was held last Tuesday night at the Nesconset gazebo, it was a warm humid night but the community came out in full force to see The Stanton Anderson Band play. Courtney S...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Legislator Kennedy Oversees Collection of 74 Pints of Blood

Commack Blood Drive 2017 (Small)

July 6, 2017 – This past Thursday, Legislator Leslie Kennedy (R-Nesconset) hosted a blood drive in conjunction with the Commack Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Commack. The blood drive took place from 3 p.m to 8 p.m. and received seventy-four pints...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Press Release Archives

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Archived press releases for District 12 published prior to June 2017 are available to view in the Document Center. 

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