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This home on Long Island is owned by a firefighter.  Crews from the North Country have gone south to help their colleagues recover. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department
This home on Long Island is owned by a firefighter. Crews from the North Country have gone south to help their colleagues recover. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department

North Country emergency crews head south to Sandy

As fire and rescue crews downstate grow weary from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, teams from the North Country are beginning to rotate into the storm damaged area.

Crews from Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake are already on Long Island, working with local fire departments and helping provide safety information.

A half-dozen crews from Essex County are now on standby, waiting for assignments in hard-hit areas downstate.  Go to full article
Wells Memorial Library after Irene. Photo: Kate Messner
Wells Memorial Library after Irene. Photo: Kate Messner

Long Island elementary school raises $1400 for Wells Memorial Library

The Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay will be getting a gift of about $1400 from a Long Island elementary school, to help the library continue its recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. The donation comes after the school--Shore Road Elementary in Bellmore--decided to use its annual 6th grade charity sale to raise money for the library.

Wells Memorial's children's section was almost completely destroyed by Irene last August. And library director Karen Rappaport says although it has mostly been restored, the library will still use most of the Shore Road elementary money for kids' materials.  Go to full article
We’re in a period where we’re going to have to make some tough choices.

NYS Education boss says consolidations, mergers necessary

New York State's Education Commissioner says school district consolidations and mergers are a necessary fact of the on going economic downturn. John King is encouraging schools upstate and on Long Island to consider the controversial mergers. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Top court nixes state senate recount

The state Court of Appeals has rejected a Democratic state senator's request for a full manual recount in his narrow loss to a Republican newcomer on Long Island. The ruling will return control of the Senate to Republicans with a 32-30 majority next month after two years of Democratic rule. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Democrat Levy enters Governor race as republican

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy made it official Friday - he's switching from the Democratic Party to become a Republican and run for governor, he says, as a change agent. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

GOP Convention Underway on Long Island

State Republicans met on Long Island to nominate Jeanine Pirro for Attorney General and John Spencer for U.S. Senate. But, as Karen DeWitt reports, the real suspense at the convention comes Thursday as Bill Weld and John Faso vie for the nomination for Governor.  Go to full article

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