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02/19/19 4:30pm

COURTESY IMAGE Some aid to municipalities have been cut in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) is not a happy man today after perusing the February 14 draft of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

But the legislator has vowed to continue his efforts to try to restore Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) that would affect all 13 towns and 88 of 94 villages on Long Island. (more…)

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02/18/19 2:00pm


New York State is providing more than $7.5 million to expand addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). The state is making $5.25 million available to expand medication assisted treatments, and more than $2.2 million for support of evidence-based prevention strategies, the legislator said in a press release. (more…)

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02/18/19 12:00pm


Ted Williams signed a five-year contract to manage the Washington Senators baseball team.

Mariner 6 was launched from Cape Canaveral for a Mars flyby to study that planet’s atmosphere.

Joanne Woodward won a Best Actress in a Drama Golden Globe Award for her performance in “Rachel, Rachel.”

LeeRoy Yarbrough, driving for Junior Johnson, eked out a victory in the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female rider to win a race against men at a nationally recognized competition astride Cohesian in Charles Town, West Virginia and she is to be celebrated this month for that victory 50 years later.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

02/15/19 10:00am

President of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center Kelly Surerus appealed to the Town Board Tuesday for help in funding the preschool.

It won’t be official until the Town Board votes at its March 1 meeting, but members unanimously agreed at Wednesday’s work session to allot $10,000 from the town’s contingency fund to support the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center. (more…)