New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal last week for free tuition at SUNY and CUNY schools has roots going back nearly two centuries in this region, to 1847 and the founding of the Free Academy of the City of New York, which became City College.
It was later dubbed “the poor man’s Harvard.”
New York State is preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to permanently allow dumping of dredged material in the Long Island Sound, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
Residents of Southold and East Hampton towns aren’t the only ones that didn’t like New York State’s “I Love N.Y.” tourism signs posted last summer. READ
The state Department of Transportation is scheduled to pave a portion of Route 25 near the Enterprise Park at Calverton starting Monday.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office decided to launch a statewide public awareness campaign in Riverhead called “Talk2Prevent” as state officials are impressed by the teamwork between the school district, police department and community groups to combat underage drinking and substance abuse, especially during the prom and graduation season.
New York State is offering a $10 million “downtown revitalization initiative” to 10 lucky communities — and local officials are eyeing that money as a means of funding part of the sewer system needed for recent revitalization plans in Riverside to move forward. READ
In a ceremony Monday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo — flanked by Democratic legislators and his lieutenant governor — signed a state law that will gradually raise the minimum wage on Long Island to $15 an hour. READ
A state budget that’s expected to top $150 billion will inevitably include many pricey mandates — funded or not — that will impact the East End’s economy. READ