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…)
The first annual All for the East End dance party netted more than $70,000 in donations last year. (Carrie Miller file photo)
Ten non-profit organizations in Riverhead, Southold and Shelter Island are on the receiving end of $25,000 in grant money courtesy of The Long Island Community Foundation and All For the East End (AFTEE) Fund’s Building Stronger Neighborhood Program, funds which were raised after AFTEE hosted a concert at Martha Clara Vineyards last year which netted a total of $70,000. (more…)
TIM GANNON PHOTO | CAPTION: From left are Father Constantine of the Greek Orthodox Christian Church of the Hamptons, Dr. Peter Michalos of Hamptons Health Society, Southampton Police Chief Robert Pearce, and Jimmy Mack of the Robins Island Foundation.
A Southampton-based nonprofit organization called the Hamptons Health Society has donated more than $18,000 worth of emergency life support equipment to the Southampton Town Police.
The group on Monday presented the department with seven defibrillators, six resuscitators and two trauma kits at police headquarters. The defibrillators alone cost about $2,000 apiece, officials said.
Hamptons Health Society received the money for the equipment from donations by Gabriella and Louis Bacon of the Robins Island Foundation, the Southampton Elks Club and the Greek Orthodox Christian Church of the Hamptons.
“The idea of the organization is to pull people together and make them aware of the needs of the community,” said Dr. Peter Michalos, the group’s chairman. Hamptons Heath Society has made similar donations to other organizations in the past.
“This is fantastic for the police department, given budget constraints,” said Southampton Police Chief Robert Pearce. “You’re certainly addressing a need of the department.”