The state awarded $5.7 million in financing to Vineyard View, a project aiming to bring 50 affordable apartments to Greenport.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in October that if changes weren’t made to fluke quotas to be fair to New York’s economy and commercial fishing families, the state would take legal action. READ
In this space last July, we commended an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to expand voter registration opportunities in New York. The executive order directed every state agency to make voter registration forms available and offer assistance in filling them out. The order also established a new voter registration task force. READ
Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his 2018 agenda last Wednesday outlining initiatives that, if realized, could affect the North Fork, including calls to address the opioid issue, immigrants’ rights and environmental issues. READ
Students who meet certain criteria can now apply to attend a New York state university or college tuition-free. The state began accepting applications Wednesday for the Excelsior Scholarship, a program Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in April.
Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell recently attended the first meeting of a group of Suffolk County town and village officials looking to find ways to reduce costs by consolidating services. READ
I spent four years at a private university in New York and, to the surprise of no one, it was not free.
Associating the word “free” with college seems like an oxymoron. Has anyone even seen the price of a textbook? READ
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced on Tuesday that Jon Kaiman, a former North Hempstead Supervisor, will join the administration as deputy county executive with a focus on leading Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Shared Services initiative. READ
Update: On Friday, the state budget passed, including a change to allow for the age of criminal responsibility to be raised. READ
Governor Andrew Cuomo is hosting a roundtable discussion today to discuss the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. READ