Government

Hearting on Cuomo helps taxpayers
6:35 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Why Bellone mentions Cuomo so much

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Suffolk Exec. Steve Bellone discuss Sandy preparations
Credit Office of NY Gov. Cuomo, Darren McGee

In his State of the County speech Wednesday night Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone mentioned New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ten times.  That's eight more times than he mentioned anyone else. Turns out the name dropping is intentional.  

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Safety Report on Metro North Railroad
4:44 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Federal agency: Metro North safety report to be released March 17

Federal regulators promised on Thursday to release a comprehensive safety report on Metro-North Railroad on March 17th.  The Federal Railroad Administration launched its safety investigation following a fatal derailment on Metro North railroad last December 1st.

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Senior care
3:57 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Stamford's Smith House faces financial woes while state shifts focus

Robert Mislow is executive director of Smith House, a nursing home operated by the city of Stamford. Smith House is celebrating its 50th year providing rehabilitative and long-term care for the area's seniors.
Credit Robert Mislow

Smith House in Stamford, Connecticut is one of only two nursing homes operated by a city or town in the state. But city leaders are struggling to keep up with its rising costs. WSHU's Kaomi Goetz reports that changes in how Connecticut approaches long-term care is testing the viability of Smith House and other nursing homes across the state. 

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Education
10:49 am
Thu March 6, 2014

NY Assembly votes to delay Common Core

New York State's Assembly chamber
Credit assembly.state.ny.us

The New York State Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday to delay some of the effects of the state’s Common Core learning standards.

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Bellone eyes plan for free filtration systems
12:43 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Bellone: Nitrogen is greatest crisis in generations

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivering his State of the County address
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivered his annual State of the County address last night. He said Suffolk is stronger, safer, and resilient. Bellone spent most of his speech pressing the need for improved water quality.  

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