Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $175 billion budget Tuesday that calls for legalized marijuana for adults over 21 and promotes a progressive 100-day agenda. READ
Residents across New York will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on a regulated marijuana program over the next two months. READ
New York State has nominated downtown Riverhead and the Enterprise Park at Calverton as “opportunity zones,” a new federal designation that allows low-income census tracts to boost private investment in under-served urban and rural communities. READ
A census tract that includes Riverside, Flanders and Northampton could qualify for an Opportunity Zone designation only if Gov. Andrew Cuomo chooses it — and residents in those hamlets are doing their best to make sure he does. READ
The hamlets of Riverside and Flanders could benefit if Gov. Andrew Cuomo selects downtown Riverhead as an “opportunity zone.” READ
Students who meet certain criteria can now apply to attend a New York state university or college tuition-free. The state began accepting applications Wednesday for the Excelsior Scholarship, a program Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law in April.
Local school districts are preparing for another tight budget season this year, with minimal state aid increases projected in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tentative spending plan and a cap of less than 2 percent on tax levy growth.