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…)
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It was 3:24 a.m. last Friday morning and Dana and Michael Gabriel were sleeping in their home in Calverton when they heard the howling. (more…)
Riverhead High School student Emily Green (right) glues figurines last month on a diorama depicting a battle from the War of 1812. She and Megan Carrick (from left), John Vega, and Brian Brenton were students in Justin Cobis’ history class. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
In April, a group of Riverhead High School sophomores, juniors and seniors visited a spot on the Long Island Sound near Hallockville Museum Farm, standing just a few hundred feet away from where some of Riverhead’s founding fathers fought off the British in a once-forgotten battle from the War of 1812. (more…)
Shoreham-Wading River athletics director Mark Passamonte discussing an athletics club proposal to the school board at its meeting Tuesday night. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Shoreham-Wading River School District’s student athletes has a new club to join that gives them opportunities to gain management experience and raise money for sports teams.
Police at the scene of the fatal hit and run on Route 58 near Woodcrest Avenue in July 2013. (Credit: Paul Squire, file)
Harsher punishments for those who flee the scenes of serious car accidents will have to wait another year, lawmakers say, after a pair of bills — one passed by the state Senate, another by the Assembly — failed to get enough support in the opposite house.
The legislative session in Albany ended last week with no agreement on the bills.
In May, the Senate had approved legislation — co-sponsored by state Senator Ken Lavalle — that would have increased penalties across the board for those who flee from accidents, minor or serious. That bill died in the Assembly transportation committee.
Meanwhile, the Assembly passed their own bill last Thursday night, with just hours left in the legislative session.
That legislation was co-sponsored by local Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, and would have created a new charge for those who flee serious or fatal accidents while driving with a suspended license or a prior conviction for drunk driving or leaving the scene of an accident.
In an interview this week, Mr. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) said there wasn’t enough time left to compromise on the differences between the two bills. The Assembly’s bill also lacked support in the Senate.
A man was caught with a stolen cell phone after he was cited for riding his bike without a light in downtown Riverhead early Wednesday morning, town police said. (more…)
The Shoreham-Wading River school board voted unanimously at its meeting Tuesday night to adopt a contract extension for the district’s non-teacher staff. (more…)
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In an effort to clear up legal issues and red tape over donations to the district’s athletic teams, the Shoreham-Wading River school board is expected Tuesday night to discuss creating a club for student athletes that could raise funds while still under district supervision. (more…)