Unemployment Pay to Be Based on Hours, Not Days

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed changes Monday that would ensure unemployed residents who take part-time work would have benefits based on the hours they work rather than the number of days they work in a week. Under current law,  weekly benefits are reduced by 25 Read More …

Landscaper Killed in Fall From Tree in West Hills

A landscaper was killed when he fell from a tree in West Hills Monday morning, Suffolk County police said. Vicente Oliver, a landscaper for Rodney’s Landscaping LLC, was trimming a tree outside a home on Bluebird Lane when a branch he was secured to broke, Read More …

Booking a Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment Is Like Hitting the Jackpot

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo seemed unhappy last week when, by dint of my age and a change in rules, I became eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. He wasn’t mad about me, personally, of course, but he did hammer the fact that the state was Read More …

Nourish NY Program to Continue

New York State will spend another $25 million to continue its Nourish NY program, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday. The program purchases goods from state farmers and producers, protects the agricultural economy and helps ensure that New York residents continue to access local nutritious Read More …

Town Board Approves Pool Use Contracts

The Huntington Town Board approved the use of the Dix Hills Park pool by the following groups of children this summer: Gateway Gardens Tri Community and Youth Agency Whitman Village Housing Development Fund Corpration. The town board also approved execution of an agreement with Titan Read More …

Op-Ed: Zeldin, Tycoon Lead Trump Support

Suffolk County has not only been the base of one of Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters in Congress, Lee Zeldin, but it’s also been the base of an intensely pro-Trump father and daughter combination of billionaire Robert Mercer and Rebekah Mercer. Further, in 2019 Donald Read More …

Whitman Association Seeking Poet Nominations

The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking nominations for its 2021 Long Island Poet of the Year award. The award is given each year to a Long Island poet recognized regionally for the excellence of their work and who is active in supporting and promoting Read More …