After seven-plus years of legislative debate, voting, media focus and public discussion on health care for Americans — not counting “The Original Medicare” (Medicare and Medicaid) legislative enactment and amendment controversies going back 50 years to President Johnson (1965) — there are still many, many more questions than answers. (more…)
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.
Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport earned the highest grade in Suffolk County for patient safety, according to a recently released report from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that aims to improve the quality and safety of American health care. (more…)
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Savings in employee benefits and rising property values combined for a reduction in next year’s tax rate, Mayor Tim Hogue told those attending the April 16 Dering Harbor Village Board meeting, adding that he anticipates the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by three residents. (more…)
PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK | Airbnbs on the Island? Codger is on the case
Codger hates to admit that he was shocked — shocked! — to read last month that the Island shelters scores of unlicensed bed-and-breakfasts, but he has been stewing about it ever since.
Now, when he patrols the Rock with his canine escort, they are alert to the clues of underground rooming houses — flocks of cars in a driveway, moony couples eating banana cake on a porch, drifty shoulder-to-shoulder bicyclists, the clink of ice in newly installed wet bars. The dog takes notes. (more…)
Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr. gave the Town Board suggestions Tuesday on the best places to spend money promised by state representatives.
New York State money totaling about $350,000 is ticketed for Shelter Island.
Supervisor Jim Dougherty announced at Tuesday’s Town Board work session he’d heard from Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) that $25,000 had been “locked up” for the Island. An additional $100,000 has been promised by the office of State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) for the Island. (more…)