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ANGIE CARPENTER SWORN IN AS ISLIP TOWN’S FIRST WOMAN SUPERVISOR

ANGIE CARPENTER SWORN IN AS ISLIP TOWN’S FIRST WOMAN SUPERVISOR

Monday, March 2, 2015

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Islip Town Board members were joined by US Congressman Pete King, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and fellow elected officials at the swearing in ceremony of the Honorable Angie M. Carpenter as Islip’s first female Supervisor, held in the Town Board Meeting Room at Islip Town Hall. The Oath of Office was administered […]

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Assemblyman Fitzpatrick Announces Bill to Repeal Video Lottery Gaming Authorization on Long Island

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

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NYS Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick (R,C,I-Smithtown) today held a press conference at the State Building in Hauppauge, NY to introduce his legislation, Assembly Bill 5187, to rescind the authorization for 1,000 video lottery gaming terminals to be operated by Nassau and Suffolk County Off Track Betting (OTB) corporations. He was joined in support by Suffolk County […]

2014 Long Island Election Results

Sun, Nov 2, 2014

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Long Island’s 2014 General Election results for November 4, 2014.

Long Island Republicans Urge Governor Cuomo to Release School Aid Numbers

Tue, Feb 24, 2015

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  GOP Assemblymembers highlight the need to disclose important school aid information   Long Island GOP Aseemblymembers held a press conference regarding the governor’s decision to withhold important school aid information. Assembly Minority Members Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook) and Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) are all members of the Assembly Committee on Education. “The decision to withhold this […]

Karl Grossman: Obama and Islamic Terrorism‏

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

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The following first appeared in The Times of Israel. It was an extraordinary front page even for the New York Post—a tabloid known for unusual front pages. There was a photo of President Barack Obama wearing a blindfold and the words: “Islamic terror? I just don’t see it.” [1] The Post front page came last […]

Green Party of Suffolk to Host Meeting on 3/28

Mon, Feb 23, 2015

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The Green Party of Suffolk will be holding a meeting in Brookhaven on Saturday, 3/28/15, from 1-4p. It will be held at our Treasurer’s residence. All are welcome! The address is: 40A Tremont Ave. Patchogue, NY 11772 – 631-209-0793. Topics to be discussed include: voter registration, elections/candidates, fundraising, transportation (Rapid Transit). Please bring your ideas […]

U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin on Al-Shabaab Shopping Malls Threat

Sun, Feb 22, 2015

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According to ABC News, one of the largest malls in the United States has heightened security after a video claiming to be posted online by a Somali militant group affiliated with al Qaeda called for attacks against the mall. Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, as well as […]

Middle East: Turkish Military Enters Syria

Sun, Feb 22, 2015

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  The New York Times reports that the Turkish Army launched an operation into Syria to evacuate soldiers guarding the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, which has been besieged by Islamic State militants, and move the tomb’s remains, an official and Turkish news media reported on Sunday. The Turkish Government released the following Press Release, No: […]

Fitzpatrick Fights to Stop Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Gaming in Suffolk and Nassau

Sun, Feb 22, 2015

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Members of Long Island’s Republican Assembly Delegation will hold two press conferences regarding (1) Bill A5187-2015 An act to amend the tax law, ending previous authorization for Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) gaming in the counties of Suffolk and Nassau; and (2) the necessity to release budget details for Long Island school districts, namely the 2015-16 […]

Karl Grossman: East Hampton law to quell airport noise‏

Sun, Feb 22, 2015

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The new East Hampton Town Board has come up with a strategy to deal with what has become Long Island’s biggest noisemaker—helicopter traffic in and out of the town-owned airport in warm-weather months. The choppers fly loud and low over Long Island carrying the well-heeled, able to pay $500 for a one-way ticket, between East […]

Keystone Veto Won’t End Pipeline Woes In New York

Fri, Feb 20, 2015

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Derek Hawkins | New York News Connection As President Obama prepares to veto a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, New York landowners are gearing up for a fight over a different pipeline – one that could cut right through their backyards. The Constitution Pipeline would carry gas through 126 miles of forests and waterways […]

LI Immigrants, Allies Are Confident US Fifth Court of Appeals Will Reject Lawsuit

Tue, Feb 17, 2015

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Undeterred by political attacks, Long Island immigrants continue to prepare for new immigration programs and organize to keep families together Long Island immigrant families are undeterred by a preliminary injunction issued by a federal judge in Texas, putting a temporary hold on President Obama’s deferred action program aimed to bring safety and security to million […]

LI Lawmakers Call For Return of $1 Billion to Schools

Sat, Feb 14, 2015

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In Albany today, Long Island lawmakers called for an end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) that has forced local school districts to cut educational programs and reduced services since it was implemented in 2010. “I’m calling upon the Governor and Legislature to permanently end the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), which was put into place […]

Suffok Legislator Sarah Anker Responds to Recent Push Poll

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

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I am writing in response to a recent push poll taken to determine electability in upcoming Suffolk County elections. Push polls are phone surveys often with purposely-deceptive questions meant to lead the caller in a direction that benefits a party candidate. A poll recently conducted to test the waters of a potential candidate for Suffolk […]

Op/Ed: Is David Denenberg the Only Guilty Party?

Wed, Feb 11, 2015

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  Late last year, David Denenberg’s world began to collapse when he was accused of defrauding one of the clients of his law firm for millions of dollars for services he “never performed.” He found himself accused of theft of services and mail fraud by the government, and was sued for over 2 million dollars […]

Gay Marriage Cleared by U.S. High Court to Start in Alabama

Mon, Feb 9, 2015

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Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex weddings to start in Alabama, letting the number of gay-marriage states climb in advance of a constitutional showdown that may mean legalization nationwide.  According to Bloomberg Politics the justices rejected Alabama’s bid to stop a federal trial judge’s legalization order from taking effect […]

New York is Bad for Elephants

Sun, Feb 8, 2015

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Mark Scheerer | New York News Connection Zoos in three New York cities are targeted by an animal-rights group on an annual list of what it calls North America’s “10 worst zoos” for elephants. The group “In Defense of Animals” accused the Buffalo Zoo of housing its two Asian female elephants in a “shockingly” small […]

Current Smog Standards “False Sense of Security” for Millions in New York

Sun, Feb 8, 2015

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Mike Clifford | New York News Connection New Yorkers have a chance to sound off about federal efforts to reduce ground-level ozone, otherwise known as smog. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says smog is a dangerous air pollutant, and is proposing updated smog prevention standards. Ed Miller, senior vice president for public policy with the […]


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