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Hungry and Homeless Thanksgiving for Some Long Islanders

Hungry and Homeless Thanksgiving for Some Long Islanders

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Mark Scheerer | York News Connection Thanksgiving week finds New York nonprofits that focus on hunger and homelessness stretched tight, even two years after the havoc of Superstorm Sandy. Randi Shubin Dresner, president and chief executive of Island Harvest, says it’s been a “tough year.” The food pantries and agencies her group serves have requested […]

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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.

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 […]

Green Group Reminds Cuomo of Campaign Promise on Fracking and Science

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

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One environmental group is sending congratulations to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his re-election victory, but is also calling for action on a fracking pledge Cuomo made during the campaign.

Frank Scaturro: For Republicans, a cautionary tale from Nassau County

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

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Frank Scaturro is a former Counsel for the Constitution on the Senate Judiciary Committee and Republican and Conservative candidate for the House of Representatives in New York’s 4th Congressional District. He wrote this Op/Ed for the Washington Examiner.

New York Protesters Say “Let Dying Coal Plant Die.” Agree?

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

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A plan to convert a coal-fired power plant on the shores of Lake Cayuga to a natural gas-burning facility is under fire from residents of nearby towns who say it is unnecessary – and will hit utility customers’ bills hard.

NCPD – IRS Phone Scam Advisory

Thu, Nov 13, 2014

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter are urging citizens to be vigilant when receiving telephone solicitations or emails from persons identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service.

Karl Grossman: “Buy Local” promotes public health at the expense of protecting the well-being of the farmworkers

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

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The call “to ‘buy local’ promotes public health at the expense of protecting the well-being of the farmworkers who grow and harvest the much-coveted produce on regional farms.”


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