Oct 08, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's highest court will hear appeals from three drivers claiming they were too intoxicated to know right from wrong in deadly crashes and should have their murder convictions thrown out. Go to full article
NYS boater safety guide from NY Parks and Recreation
Sep 30, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Starting next May, motor-boaters will have to complete an eight-hour boat safety course and get a certificate to operate on New York waterways.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the boat safety legislation into law on Friday. It will be phased in over several years, applying initially to anyone 18 or younger and eventually to all boaters. First-time violators could get a fine of $100 to $250. Go to full article
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
Upper Jay, NY, May 28, 2012 — 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.
Albany, NY, Dec 05, 2011 — 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
Albany, NY, Dec 21, 2010 — 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
Rensselaer, NY, Mar 22, 2010 — 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
Jun 01, 2006 — 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