More than a year after Hurricane Sandy wiped out much of Long Island’s electrical grid, leaving residents in the dark for days, $1.4 billion in federal aid will help pay for upgrades and repairs to the region’s infrastructure, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week. (more…)
NYS education commissioner John King and state Board of Regents Meryl Tisch at a Common Core forum in November. (Carrie Miller file photo)
The appointed body that crafts public education polices for schools in New York State announced Monday it will be delaying tougher, Common Core-aligned high school graduation requirements by five years.
Senator John Flanagan addresses superintendents and other educators at Saturday morning’s annual Regional Legislative Breakfast at Longwood Middle School. (Michael White photo)
With concerns pouring in from parents, teachers, and students over the implementation of the Common Core Standards initiative in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the formation of a panel to review the rollout of the standards within the state. (more…)
NYS EXECUTIVE CHAMBER COURTESY FILE PHOTO | Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office released a statement Tuesday explaining why the governor believes issuing a moratorium on Common Core is premature. (more…)
FILE PHOTO | Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the success of the state’s I-STOP program.
A new online system called I-STOP that’s used to track prescription drugs is helping to curb drug abuse across New York, state officials said Monday.
More than 66,000 health care professionals have run more than 7 million individual prescription checks on nearly three million separate patients since August 2013, according to a press release issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
TROY GUSTAVSON FILE PHOTO | Rabbit Lane in East Marion was among the streets hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy on the North Fork. The state is offering a new program to teach residents how to prepare for emergencies.
In an effort to educate the public about how to best prepare for emergencies, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a new program to inform and supply residents with tools they need to prepare for any type of disaster. (more…)
NYS EXECUTIVE CHAMBER COURTESY PHOTO | Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany last year.
While local hunters have been calling for reduced hunting regulations during months of spirited debate over a planned deer cull expected to start early next month in Southold, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in the details of his executive budget last week that he favors reducing bowhunting setbacks throughout the state. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Gov. Andrew Cuomo presenting his 2014-15 executive budget to the Legislature on Tuesday in Albany.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $137.2 billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year includes about a 7 percent increase in aid for each of the two school districts in Riverhead Town, according to Mr. Cuomo’s 2014-15 executive budget released last Tuesday. (more…)