03/25/16 12:13pm
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The fight to prevent Plum Island’s sale to a private developer — an effort local officials have been pushing for several years — received another boost this week from Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).  READ

08/01/14 3:00pm
08/01/2014 3:00 PM
The department's current tanker dates back to 1972, fire officials said. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The department’s current tanker dates back to 1972, fire officials said. (Credit: Paul Squire)

More than $300,000 in federal funding will help Orient Fire Department purchase a new tanker truck to replace the now-outdated truck firefighters use today.

The department’s current tanker dates back to 1972, making it much older than is normally recommended for fire vehicles, said Fire Chief Robert Haase.  (more…)

06/27/14 5:00pm
06/27/2014 5:00 PM
Congressman Tim Bishop and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pitch the new high-tech startup bill at a press conference Friday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Congressman Tim Bishop and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pitch the new high-tech startup bill at a press conference Friday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said New York research facilities and nonprofits receive about $6 billion in federal investment — the second-most in the nation.

Yet fledgling businesses out of those research labs get about 7 percent of the nation’s venture capital, something Ms. Gillibrand said needs to change.  (more…)

02/18/14 7:00am
02/18/2014 7:00 AM
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Coast of the Long Island Sound in Greenport.

The Long Island Sound in Greenport. (Photo by Carrie Miller)

New legislation that would provide $325 million in federal funding for a Long Island Sound restoration project is heading to the U.S. Senate for a vote, according to a press release issued by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s office.

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