Angry residents pleading to the Long Island Power Authority for electricity to be restored in Mastic Beach. LIPA came under withering criticism since Sandy knocked out power to more than a million of its customers in 2012
On Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo praised Long Island's new electric company PSEG for, among other things, greatly reducing the time customers had to wait for outages to be fixed. WSHU's Charles Lane has this report on t how PSEG was able to do this.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced appointments Friday to the panel he established to re-evaluate the state's implementation of Common Core. The panel is about evenly split between supporters and critics of the new, more rigorous teaching standards.
Two New York hospitals say they still have not yet reached deals with insurance companies participating the state's new health insurance exchange. But one of them, Stony Brook University Hospital, says a deal is imminent. Much of the struggle is over low reimbursement rates.
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.
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.