Update: The bill was also approved in the New York State Senate Monday and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
A bill that would permit undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses passed in the State Assembly Wednesday.
Green Light NY, formally known as the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, passed by an 86-47 vote and now awaits a vote in the state Senate. (more…)
State lawmakers Tuesday approved legislation that strengthens abortion rights in New York.
The state Senate passed the Reproductive Health Act in a 38-24 vote. READ
On April 20, 1979, a 13-year-old Smithtown boy named John Pius was found dead in a patch of woods behind an elementary school. His death had been remarkably cruel: He had been beaten, and stones the size of marbles had been shoved down his throat. He choked to death.
Among the Suffolk County Homicide Squad detectives whose work resulted in the arrests and convictions of four teenaged neighbors of the dead boy was Anthony Palumbo. (more…)
By now, you’ve probably heard them debate the issues — and you’ve certainly seen their TV ads — but who are they?
Here’s some background on the candidates for Congress, state Senate and state Assembly. READ
The New York State budget that was approved last spring by the Assembly and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo included $175,000 for the creation of the North Fork Behavioral Health Initiative. READ
Major party candidates in the First Congressional District and Second State Assembly district met for a set of debates at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue Wednesday night.
Over 100 attended the dinner-debate hosted by the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce before the Nov. 6 election. READ
Incumbent Republican Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo won a landslide victory in Thursday’s primary against challenger Mike Yacubich. READ
Thursday’s primary elections will have three races that effect residents in Riverhead and Southold towns.
The most high profile of the three is a Republican primary for the second Assembly District. READ