State Adds $15 Million to Lab’s Pancreatic Cancer Center

The state will add $15 million to a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory plan to expand its work on pancreatic cancer. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the contribution last week. The total cost for the Pancreatic Cancer Center of Excellence is about $500 million. The funding from Read More …

Claim That Town ‘Could’ Build 40,000 Apartments Isn’t in Town Plans

A Nassau County newspaper’s headline and article that projected that Town “could” add 40,000 apartments in Melville triggered anti-development groups this week. The number is based on possibilities under zoning rules, not actual plans. Supervisor Ed Smyth said no such number was contemplated in a Read More …

Hochul Signs Congressional Redistricting Bill

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation Wednesday, allowing new maps of congressional districts to go into effect in 2025. The legislature approved the bill earlier in the day. The new maps will bring parts of Huntington back into the Third District, which is represented by Tom Read More …

Hochul Visits Melville Mosque, Says Hate Won’t Be Tolerated

Saying “We’re not going to tolerate any forms of hate,” Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke out Monday against last week’s intrusion at the Islamic Center of Melville. The governor met with leaders of the mosque to assure them about safety concerns that were raised when Jordan Read More …

Schools: Art Programs; History Day Awards

Applications are  being accepted for the 2024 New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) program, State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa has announced. Students in grades 8-12 are encouraged to apply on the NYSSSA website where they can also learn more about the Read More …

State Schedules Free Fishing Dates

Six dates have been designated free fishing days in the state, when the fishing license requirement is waived for freshwater fishing in state waters. The days are Feb.17 to 18 (Presidents’ Day Weekend), June 29 to 30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting and Fishing Day) and Read More …

Letter: School Boards Group Unhappy With Budget Plan

The Executive Budget proposal for 2024-25 appears to pull back from the substantial progress New York has made with Foundation Aid funding in recent years. The proposal is hundreds of millions of dollars below full funding, since it appears that some districts would even see Read More …

Proposed State Aid for Local Schools

Two of the eight public school districts in the Town of Huntington stand to lose varying amounts of state aid, under the budget announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul earlier this week. Cold Spring Harbor is budgeted to receive $4,495,085, a decline of 4.93 percent or Read More …

State of the State: Responses to Governor’s Speech

Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her annual State of the State Tuesday, which was followed by responses from politicians and numerous education, business and other organizations. Here’s a sampling. State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli “With a new year and legislative session upon us, today’s State of the Read More …