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Hans Pennink / AP

What began in January as an ambitious reform package to address a wave of corruption at the Capitol, proposed by Governor Cuomo, dwindled to just two proposals by the time the session closed in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning. 

Ties That Bind: How A Patron Saved His Bookbinder

Jun 20, 2016
Patron and Bookbinder
Cassandra Basler / WSHU

 

When George Kirkpatrick woke up one day in 2009, he had no idea what anyone around him was saying.

“It may sound strange, but all I could do was laugh. I couldn’t believe people could make such strange sounds!” Kirkpatrick remembered.

The Hope for Youth family services organization is opening an emergency youth shelter on Tuesday morning in Suffolk County to help address the growing number of runaway and homeless children on Long Island.  

Suffolk May Be Next Site For Tax-Free Program

Jun 20, 2016
Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Suffolk County lawmakers are considering a plan to allow Suffolk County Community College to use an adjacent county-owned property for a tax-free startup zone.

Hans Pennink / AP

New York lawmakers wrapped up the 2016 legislative session at around 5 a.m. Saturday morning, agreeing to take steps to cancel the pensions of convicted lawmakers in the future, legalizing daily fantasy sports and extending New York City’s mayoral control law for another year.

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