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Local Suffolk law to warn consumers of the dangers of liquid nicotine

Local Suffolk law to warn consumers of the dangers of liquid nicotine

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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On Monday, March 23, 2015, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will sign into law Introductory Resolution 2174-2014, a local law to warn consumers of the dangers of liquid nicotine. The resolution, sponsored by Suffolk Legislator Sarah Anker, is the first of its kind in New York State, and will require local retailers to post a […]

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2014 Long Island Election Results

Sun, Nov 2, 2014

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

Karl Grossman: The Helicopters Noise Battle between Manhattan and East Hampton Airport is Reaching a Governmental Crescendo

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

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The battle centered on the noise from helicopters flying between Manhattan and East Hampton Airport is reaching a governmental crescendo. The new East Hampton Town Board has come up with a set of tough regulations to quell the racket a just-held  public hearing epitomized the intensity of the issue. Because several hundred people were expected—and […]

Karl Grossman: We should leave the oil in the Atlantic for future centuries

Sun, Mar 29, 2015

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The Obama administration’s recent move opening up a vast area of the Atlantic Ocean, to our south, to oil and gas drilling comes in the face of there being so much of the stuff being produced in the U.S. that the industry can’t find places to store it, and gasoline being at the lowest price […]

Calls for Dismissal of Cornell Assistant Dean Joseph Scaffido

Thu, Mar 26, 2015

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Joseph Scaffido, Assistant Dean at Cornell University, is captured on hidden camera advising a Project Veritas investigative journalist on how to start and fund a pro-ISIS club on campus, how to obtain funding to send care packages to ISIS and Hamas, and astonishingly, how to bring a member of ISIS to Cornell to run a […]

Rob Germino: Ippo the Hippo

Sun, Mar 22, 2015

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  This opinion piece originally appeared in The Gold Coast Beacon.  It has been re-posted on LIPolitics.com at the request of the author. Hippos are known to be very aggressive.  They are also known to mark their territory by spreading their defecation.  In the Town of Oyster Bay, some could draw comparisons to a powerful […]

Health System Failing Young Black Men: Report

Sat, Mar 21, 2015

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Derek Hawkins | New York News Connection New York spends more money on health care than almost any other state, but a new report finds that it’s not reaching one group in particular, young black men. Researchers from the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that African American men in their teens and 20s […]

Report Finds LGBT Women Face Higher Risk of Poverty

Sat, Mar 21, 2015

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Derek Hawkins | New York News Connection More than 15 percent of New Yorkers live in poverty, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women are among those most at risk, according to a new report. The findings were released by a broad coalition of organizations including the National Women’s Law Center. Fatima Goss Graves, that […]

Caregiver Support Bill Hinges on Cuomo, Assembly Nod

Sat, Mar 21, 2015

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Derek Hawkins | New York News Connection When patients are discharged from the hospital, their home caregivers don’t always receive training in how to perform important follow-up tasks such as administering medicine. A new bill would require hospitals to show caregivers how to do that kind of work, but it’s up to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s […]

Cuomo: Broadband For All New Yorkers

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

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Dear Fellow New Yorker, If you’re reading this on a screen, you deserve powerful Internet access. Broadband is one of today’s most transformative innovations—on par with historic breakthroughs such as running water, electricity and the interstate highway system. Broadband refers to wide bandwidth data transmission, and this technology enables the fastest, most reliable Internet access […]

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray Calls for State Legislation Requiring PSEG Execs to Disclose Salaries

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

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“Disturbing” is one word that Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray used to describe PSEG Long Island’s failure to disclose important data associated with the utility’s recent rate increase proposal. In a letter sent to local representatives of the New York State Senate and Assembly, Murray detailed her dismay with the utility’s actions and called on […]

NYS Assemblyman Michael Montesano: Shedding Light on the Capitol

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

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A legislative column from NYS Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R-Glen Head) There is no denying the importance of an open and transparent government. Through these practices we raise awareness about the inner workings of all levels of government. While this should remain a constant theme throughout the course of a year, there is one week in […]

No Cookie Cutter Approach to Education Says Assemblyman Al Graf

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

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NYS Assemblyman Al Graf (R-Holbrook) recently spoke at a press conference heavily attended by parents and educators supporting Assembly Bill 6025, which requires school districts to notify parents of their right to opt out of the state mandated Common Core standardized tests for their children. The assemblyman spoke passionately against the harm that Common Core […]

Following Probe, Hempstead School District Lifts Barriers to Immigrant Enrollment

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

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Derek Hawkins | New York News Connection A New York school district has agreed to end policies that made it difficult – and in some cases impossible – for immigrant children to enroll as students, following an investigation by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. In an agreement with Schneiderman, the Hempstead Union Free School District will […]

Report: State-Funded Health Care Would Save New York $45 Billion

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

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Derek Hawkins | New York News Connection New York could save $45 billion a year in health care costs if it adopted a so-called “single-payer” insurance program. That’s according to a new report from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which looked at the economic impact of a bill in the state assembly that would […]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Eyes New Email Policy After Purging Controversy

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

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Derek Hawkins | New York News Connection NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to meet with lawmakers and other state officials to come up with a new policy for retaining official email correspondence, following controversy over his own practice of purging email messages after 90 days. An administration spokesperson said Cuomo wants to come […]

Zephyr Teachout: Updates in the fight for public schools

Sun, Mar 15, 2015

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  The fight for public schools in New York gets more tense every day. Here’s where we are: Andrew Cuomo proposed a budget that is bad for our children and our future. He proposed some money for education funding, but only if it comes with more testing, and more diversion of public money to privately-run […]


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