Allan Patel of Kings Park owns 12 small businesses on Long Island — and five of them are smoke shops. With a statewide ban on flavored electronic cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids now in effect, Mr. Patel said his two smoke shops on the North Fork will be hit hard. READ
Danielle Good of Riverhead said last Tuesday that she has loved watching her 7-year-old son come home and tell her about his first few days of second grade at Aquebogue Elementary School. She’s been looking forward to one day watching him graduate from Riverhead High School, her alma mater. (more…)
State officials are asking New Yorkers to weigh in on the next official license plate design.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a statewide survey Monday that asks residents to choose their favorite of five proposed designs. (more…)
Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo will host an event Wednesday evening in Peconic to review changes to the STAR rebate program, his office announced. (more…)
State lawmakers plan to host a public hearing addressing limousine safety after new regulations were included in the approved state budget, measures the families involved in the 2015 crash in Cutchogue say fall short of expectations. READ
The New York State Attorney General’s office said Thursday it has expanded a lawsuit previously filed in Suffolk County Supreme Court against the makers of opioid narcotics to include members of the Sackler family, whose company, Purdue Pharma, manufactures Oxycontin. READ
The state awarded $5.7 million in financing to Vineyard View, a project aiming to bring 50 affordable apartments to Greenport.
Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley said several members of the department have expressed interest in leading the accreditation process. READ
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday told the U.S. Secretary of Commerce that the state will sue the Department of Commerce and fishery regulatory bodies if changes aren’t made to the fluke quota, which he says hurt New York’s economy and commercial fishing families.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation two weeks ago banning the use of e-cigarettes on all school grounds statewide.