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Santa Claus Re-imagined in new Holiday Book

Santa Claus Re-imagined in new Holiday Book

Friday, December 19, 2014

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In 1823, the Troy Sentinel published “A Night Before Christmas” by New Yorker Clement Clark Moore, giving America its first glimpse at today’s modern imagination of Jolly Ole St. Nick. In 2014, 150 years later, another New York author, Long Islander James Henry, has magically re-imagined Santa Claus in the soon to be classic Kwanzaa […]

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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: Assemblyman Thiele on NYS Assembly’s trip to Israel‏

Fri, Dec 26, 2014

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“It was the trip of a lifetime.” That’s how New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. of Sag Harbor sums up his trip earlier this month to Israel. Thiele was with a group of 12 members of the State Assembly including its leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver of Manhattan. Israeli officials whom the New York […]

Owen Johnson – Rest In Peace

Fri, Dec 26, 2014

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Owen Johnson, believed to be the second-longest serving state senator in New York history, died of natural causes, at age 85 in his Long Island home early Wednesday.

Karl Grossman: Is there medication in your drinking water?

Fri, Dec 19, 2014

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Tom McAbee is working to prevent medications from getting into the hands of teens and others who would use them for non-medical use. He began his initiative after moving to Long Island in 2012 from Horseheads, New York.  He came here with his wife, Dr. Olga McAbee, after she took a job as a neurologist […]

Karl Grossman: Long Islander Erling Hope’s work has ever more special meaning this holiday season

Fri, Dec 19, 2014

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Erling Hope’s work has ever more special meaning this holiday season. Erling is the son of Judith Hope known for her breakthrough role in government and politics. In 1973, she became Long Island’s first woman town supervisor with her election as East Hampton town supervisor. She went on to become New York State Democratic Party […]

Manischewitz Hanukkah Summit

Fri, Dec 19, 2014

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Congressman-Elect Lee Zeldin and Congressman Steve Israel Enjoy a Manischewitz Hanukkah Summit at LI Diner   First came the “Beer Summit”, now we havethe Manischewitz Summit. On December 18, Congressman-Elect Lee Zeldin (R, C-NY-1) and Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY-3) enjoyed a bipartisan Manischewitz Hanukkah Summit at a local diner on Long Island.

Suffolk Republicans Move to Axe Speed Cameras

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

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Suffolk County Republicans urged the County Executive to put the brakes on Suffolk’s Speed Camera Program.  After learning of the Republican initiative, County Executive Bellone responded by hosting an impromptu press conference announcing his support of the repeal. “The Republican caucus is pleased that County Executive Bellone responded to our call to repeal the ill-fated […]

Suggested 2015 Cuomo Resolution: “Get Back to Science” on Climate Change

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

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Mike Clifford | New York News Connection It’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, and local environmental advocates would like to see Governor Cuomo resolve to get back to science when it comes to climate change. Peter Iwanowitz, executive director with Environmental Advocates of New York, credits Cuomo with taking strong stands acknowledging […]

24/7 Holiday Support for Millions of NY Family Caregivers

Wed, Dec 10, 2014

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  Mike Clifford | New York News Connection The more than 4 million family caregivers in New York can be so busy caring for others that, during the holidays, they end up feeling isolated and alone. advocates say. Whether they are caring for a family member, neighbor or friend, said Laura Palmer, associate state director […]

Tom Twomey will be deeply missed

Mon, Dec 1, 2014

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Tom Twomey, a leading Long Island attorney, had many accomplishments. But the most important can be seen on a drive along Sound Avenue on the North Fork, just before Riverhead Town becomes Southold Town. There, to the north, is what’s now state parkland. There’s also a 500-foot high meteorological tower put up by the Long […]

Hospitality Business Investment Real Property Tax Exemption Signed Into Law

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

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New York State Senator Ken LaValle and State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Jr., today announced that a bill the two Legislators sponsored (S.7229-B/A.9533-B) creating a hospitality business investment real property tax exemption was signed into law on Friday, November 21st as Chapter 470 of the Laws of 2014. As Assemblyman Thiele explained, “Southampton Town Councilman Stan […]

President Obama Announces New Steps on Immigration

Sun, Nov 23, 2014

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Since the founding of our nation, we’ve weaved a tradition of welcoming immigrants into the very fabric of who we are. It’s what keeps us dynamic, entrepreneurial, and uniquely American. But, as we know all too well, America’s immigration system is broken. So tonight, President Obama addressed the nation on the executive actions he is […]

Long Time Coming: Child Care Bill Signed Into Law

Sun, Nov 23, 2014

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  Mark Scheerer | New York News Connection COMMACK, N.Y. – After 18 years of no congressional action, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) finally has been signed into law. The measure revises the block grant to include basic provisions to improve the quality of child care around the country. President Barack Obama […]

Long Islanders Celebrate President for Taking Action to Keep Families Together

Sun, Nov 23, 2014

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Long Islanders celebrated President Obama’s announcement of administrative action to protect millions of undocumented immigrant from senseless deportations. The President’s new policy, which will provide deferred action to undocumented parents and families of United States citizens, will provide a needed reprieve for millions of families and enable immigrant families to stay together. Long Island immigrants […]

LI Vote 2014: Election by character assassination? Or robust public vetting of candidates?

Sat, Nov 22, 2014

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Election by character assassination?  Or robust public vetting of candidates? Growing old, as the saying goes, isn’t for sissies—and neither is running for office these days on Long Island or elsewhere in the United States and being mercilessly attacked. Years ago it was known as mudslinging. In recent times, terms also used have been negative […]

Nuclear Rockets — not a fail-safe plan

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

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  The recent crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and explosion on launch three days earlier of an Antares rocket further underline the dangers of inserting nuclear material in the always perilous space flight equation­as the U.S. and Russia still plan. “SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly,” Virgin Galactic tweeted after the spacecraft, on which $500 […]


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