Heat Wave Hangs On, With Humidity, High Temperatures

The oppressive heat will continue Sunday, with the National Weather Service predicting temperatures in the low 90s in the Huntington area, and a possible heat index of 104. The weather service said the heat index, also known as the apparent temperature, is what the temperature Read More …

State Sets Up Monkeypox Alert System

New York has set up an SMS-text notification system to provide information on monkeypox, Gov, Kathy Hochul said Thursday. Residents can sign up for text messages—which will include alerts about cases, symptoms, spread, and resources for testing and vaccination—by texting “MONKEYPOX” to 81336 or “MONKEYPOXESP” for Read More …

Hochul, Zeldin Win Primaries for Governor

US Rep. Lee Zeldin won the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday, while Gov. Kathy Hochul easily captured the Democratic nomination. Zeldin defeated a full roster of Republican opponents: Rob Astorino, a former Westchester County executive, Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, Read More …

Voters to Choose Gubernatorial, State Assembly Candidates

Tuesday is primary day, though voting in the state’s bifurcated primary system has been going on for two weeks. On the ballot are candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, and the state Assembly. Democrats: Gov. Kathy Hochul, who stepped into the job when Gov. Andrew Read More …

3 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate

Gov. Kathy Hochul will square off against her Democratic rivals Tuesday night in a debate that will be televised on WCBS-TV. The one-hour debate is the first of two that will feature all three Democrats. Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-Huntington, and Jumaane D. Williams, New York Read More …

MTA Names New LIRR Terminal, Plans to Offer Draft Timetables

More scheduling information is expected this week as the new Long Island Rail Road terminal that will be known as Grand Central Madison draws closer to completion, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Tuesday. The name of the 700,000-square foot terminal, which will occupy space below Read More …

NY Democrats Denounce Abortion Decision Leaked at Supreme Court

Updated: New York Democrats denounced reports Monday that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. Melanie D’Arrigo, who is running to succeed US Rep. Tom Suozzi in the Third Congressional District, said, “For decades, radical Republicans have been chomping at the bit to overturn Roe Read More …

Hochul Picks Congressman for Lieutenant Governor

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that she is appointing Rep. Antonio Delgado  lieutenant governor, replacing Brian Benjamin, who is facing federal bribery charges. The Legislature passed a bill Monday to make it possible to remove Benjamin’s name from the Democratic primary ballot. The second-term congressman Read More …

Update: Lieutenant Governor Resigns After His Arrest

Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday afternoon, following his arrest on federal charges involving campaign funds. Gov. Kathy Hochul said, “I have accepted Brian Benjamin’s resignation effective immediately. While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue Read More …

State Creates Website to Help Ukrainian Refugees, Supporters

New York State has set up a website to assist Ukrainian immigrants and their supporters with resources. Resources include support services, immigration help,  humanitarian aid and information on how to help those  dislodged by the Russian attack on Ukraine. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday, “Ukraine’s Read More …

State to Divest From Russia Investments; Candidates Respond to Ukraine Crisis

All state agencies and authorities were told Sunday to review and divest public funds from Russia following that country’s attack on Ukraine. “This was an unprovoked war. It is an issue that we take strong exception to, in fact, we strongly condemn the action of Read More …