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01/06/15 2:00pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO | There's new legislation designed to aid Lyme disease sufferers and others with tick-borne illnesses.

COURTESY PHOTO | There’s new legislation designed to aid Lyme disease sufferers and others with tick-borne illnesses.

Chronic Lyme disease patients are now one step closer to being able to access a wider range of treatments, as Governor Andrew Cuomo last month signed a new law protecting physicians who use treatment options outside federal guidelines. (more…)

09/21/14 12:00pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The closing of four and likely five of the dozen casino hotels in Atlantic City should cause public officials in Suffolk County and New York State to wake up.

The fantasy of legalized gambling providing a huge boost to governmental economies is a bad bet.
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03/14/14 9:58am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty has written a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo protesting new budget proposals.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty has written a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo protesting new budget proposals.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty, in his role as Chairman of the East End Supervisors and Mayors Association, has fired a shot across the bow of Governor Andrew Cuomo on the issue of taxes. (more…)

02/12/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | School Superintendent Michael Hynes addressed the second budget meeting of the Board of Education Monday night.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | School Superintendent Michael Hynes addressed the second budget meeting of the Board of Education Monday night.

It’s a good news, bad news scenario for Shelter Island, Superintendent Michael Hynes told the Board of Education Monday night at the second budget workshop. (more…)

02/10/14 8:08am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | School Superintendent Michael Hynes has been crunching numbers in preparation for Monday night's Board of Education budget meeting.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | School Superintendent Michael Hynes has been crunching numbers in preparation for Monday night’s Board of Education budget meeting.

It appears that Shelter Island will receive a bump of $11,000 in state aid over last year in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget.. (more…)