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9:30 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Mental health advocates rally in Albany

Mental health advocates rally in support of budget proposals
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Community mental health advocates descended on Albany Tuesday. They were there to voice their approval for more than $200 million earmarked in Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal for new community services and supports for New Yorkers with psychiatric conditions. 

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No. 1 priority is also "extraordinarily expensive"
12:15 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Bellone pitches expensive sewer plan

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (file)
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone held a teleconference Monday night with some 10,000 Suffolk residents in order to draw attention to an issue he says is the number one priority of his administration: combating water pollution. Bellone spoke for about an hour and took a handful of questions.  

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Guests to help politicians make statement at SOTU
6:24 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Conn. and NY members of Congress invite guests to State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama works at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, ahead of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech.
Credit AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Viewers will notice that the White House will have several guests seated in the gallery with First Lady Michelle Obama during the President’s State of the Union address tonight. Also seated in the gallery will be guests of members of Congress. 

    

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Modest increase of Metro North riders
6:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

LIRR edges out Metro North as busiest commuter railroad

Credit Craig LeMoult

The Long Island Railroad has surpassed Metro North as the busiest commuter railroad in the country. The LIRR increased its ridership in 2013 by two percent, compared to 0.7 percent for Metro North.

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'We'll have to cut K-12 to add pre-k'
9:20 am
Mon January 27, 2014

LI schools displeased with pre-k plan

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to add pre-k despite skepticism from school administrators
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a sweeping plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten.  This would make New York only the fourth state to launch such an ambitious program.  But  schools on Long Island are skeptical if not indignant. 

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