In January 2013, the three Men in a Room were Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (left), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, (center), and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (right). Now, both Silver and Skelos have stepped down from their leadership roles because of corruption charges.
New York State Government is famous for its “three men in a room” way of doing business. The three men are the Governor, the Assembly Speaker, and the Leader of the State Senate.
This week there’s a new incarnation of the three men in a room.
That’s because Republican Dean Skelos of Long Island resigned as leader of the state senate on Monday after being brought up on federal corruption charges. He was replaced by a fellow Long Islander, Republican John Flanagan.
It’s graduation week at thousands of colleges and universities. The gowns and mortarboards will soon be returned to the rental companies in various states of dishevelment, and textbooks are going back to campus bookstores by the truckload. For more than a million new graduates, it’s over.
A dazzling gypsy-folk-jazz musical evening of spirit, swing and buffet, the event will honor two long-time passionate leaders in the arts & cultural scene throughout Fairfield County: James Naughton, a two-time Tony Award winning actor/singer (City of Angels, Chicago) and Elisabeth Morten, past president of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.
Last weekend, environmental conservation police in Connecticut charged a fisherman in Milford with possession of illegal fish. He allegedly had two striped bass hidden on his boat. That’s not unusual. What’s unusual is how police found the fish. It was the first time the state’s conservation police used a police dog to find suspected fish poachers.
Officer Logiodice is one of four K9 officers on staff. He says his dog, Ruger, is a pretty high-energy dog.