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01/19/15 8:00am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces a proposal to offer certain residents a property tax credit on Wednesday. (Credit: Governor's office)

COURTESY PHOTO Governor Andrew Cuomo announces a proposal to offer certain residents a property tax credit on Wednesday.

It’s one of two things, according to Benjamin Franklin, that is certain in life: taxes.

And one proposal by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo aims to at least ease the tax burden for about 1.3 million people across the state.

While the governor can’t pass legislation preventing another of Mr. Franklin’s certainties from occurring — death — his ‘Opportunity Agenda’ would provide an average $1,150 in annual tax credits for over 125,000 homeowners in Suffolk County, and 1.3 million across the state. (more…)

12/04/14 2:00pm

Credit: Cyndi Murray CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO Scott Raulsome, the new owner of Burton’s Books in Greenport.

In the day and age where it seems bookstores are going the way of flip phones and 8-track tapes, quitting your job to operate one of your own could be perceived as questionable decision. But that is not so, according to Scott Raulsome, who recently purchased Burton’s Bookstore in Greenport. (more…)

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11/15/14 8:00am

Chrystyna Merva Skovira

Chrystyna Merva Skovira, 90, of Owego, New York passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital.

She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Mary Merva; her husband, Joseph Francis Skovira; brothers, Michael, William, Raymond, Edward and Joseph; sisters, Mary, Cecilia, Elizabeth and Polly; and grandson, 1st Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert, United States Army. (more…)

11/02/14 12:00pm


Long Island is known for, among other things, beautiful beaches, the site of the first “mass-produced” suburb in the U.S, the resort areas of the East End, notably the Hamptons and peaceful Shelter Island, and for farmland that allows Suffolk County to remain the top farming county in New York State in yearly produce. But Long Island isn’t sufficiently recognized for its major role in the American Revolution. (more…)