03/22/16 9:50am
03/22/2016 9:50 AM


Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed minimum wage increase would have a devastating effect on the agricultural community and possibly send consumers to neighboring states to purchase products, farmers and business owners said at a Monday press conference opposing the proposal ahead of the April 1 state budget deadline.  READ

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03/17/16 6:00am
03/17/2016 6:00 AM


One day before a rally last week in Hauppauge, Debbie Woodley, a senior direct support professional for East End Disability Associates’ creative arts program in Riverhead, took a client by the hand and slowly helped her trace out the wording on a sign: “Respect the needs of the developmentally disabled and the DSPs who care for them!!!”


01/19/16 9:01am
01/19/2016 9:01 AM


A proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to eventually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour — a 66 percent increase from the current rate — has members of the agriculture industry on edge.

“That would put us at a huge disadvantage,” said Jeff Rottkamp, owner of Fox Hollow Farm on Sound Avenue. “A monstrous disadvantage.” READ