Gay Veterans Can Apply for Benefits

Veterans denied honorable discharges because of their sexual orientation can begin submitting applications under The Restoration of Honor Act. This act allows veterans to have their New York State veterans’ benefits restored.   “Restoring state benefits to LGBTQ veterans who were denied honorable discharge simply for Read More …

County Offers Webinar on Starting Food Truck Business

The Suffolk County Departments of Economic Development and Planning and Department of Health Services will host a webinar July 7 for residents who want to start a food truck business. The webinar will provide information  on the steps and challenges that new business owners may Read More …

Cuomo Directs State Police to Stop Flow of Fireworks

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday directed the New York State Police to establish a new temporary Fireworks Enforcement Detail to prevent illegal fireworks being brought to New York from Pennsylvania. The detail’s establishment is in response to a spike of illegal firework use throughout the Read More …

Shellfishing Areas to Be Closed July 3-9

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will close three North Shore shellfishing areas for the Fourth of July holiday. The areas are closed every year during busy holidays to protect public health from potentially contaminated shellfish associated with increased boating in shellfishing waters. Boaters are Read More …

Suffolk Buses to Resume Front-Door Boarding

Front-door boarding and fare collection will return to Suffolk County Transit buses, the county announced Monday. Passengers are still required to wear face coverings,  per Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive order, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said. Protective barriers have been installed on all Suffolk Read More …

New York Landmarks Lit Up for Pride Weekend

Numerous landmarks will be lit up this weekend to celebrate LGBTQ Pride weekend, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday. (Updated with photo) One World Trade Center, Pershing Square Viaduct, Kosciuszko Bridge, Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, Mid-Hudson Bridge, Whiteface Lake Placid Olympic Center, SUNY Central Read More …

Court Upholds Removal of Northport Justice

The state Court of Appeals has upheld a decision to remove Northport Village Justice Paul Senzer from his part-time position. The court ruled that his behavior undermined the “undermined the dignity and integrity of the judicial system.” “The impropriety of such language requires little discussion,” Read More …