02/02/19 6:00am
02/02/2019 6:00 AM

As budget season begins for school districts across the state, local administrators are evaluating how much of the $27.7 billion in state aid they can expect.

The figures from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget show a year-to-year funding increase of $956 million, or 3.6 percent, according to documents released by the Department of Education. Most districts in Southold and Riverhead Towns are expected to see varying levels of increases. READ

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01/29/19 5:57am
01/29/2019 5:57 AM

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget has left Southold Town officials scrambling to close a budget shortfall after all Long Island towns were excluded from receiving state funding through the Aid and Incentives for Municipalities program. READ

04/03/18 6:00am
04/03/2018 6:00 AM

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

02/18/18 6:01am
02/18/2018 6:01 AM

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