A national education expert told Long Island school administrators Tuesday that they should join parents in the revolt against Common Core. Diane Ravitch, former assistant sectary of education, said the new set of education standards are socially irresponsible and likely against the law.
The Long Island Power Authority announced a $3.5 billion budget Tuesday. That’s $72 million less than last year before New Jersey-based PSEG took over near all operations. Deep cuts were made to deliver on promises of a rate freeze.
Democrat Thomas Spota ran unopposed to win a fourth term as Suffolk County District Attorney, while Republican Ed Mangano won a second term as Nassau County Executive.
Democrats have kept their majority in Suffolk's legislature, and supervisor positions in Southampton, Shelter Island, Huntington, and Babylon. Republican Supervisors held onto their seats in Brookhaven and Smithtown.
In Suffolk County, the proposition to legalize gambling received strong support while the effort to extend the retirement age for judges did not, mirroring statewide results.
Even to discerning eyes, skimming devices aren't easy to spot. Especially when you're rushing to make a train. The MTA and the Nassau County DA's office say they have arrested four people on charges of stealing credit card information by using so-called skimming devices at LIRR stations. Thousands of credit and debit card numbers were found during the arrests. Authorities allege a married couple and two accomplices rigged nine ticket vending machines in Nassau County with scanners capable of reading card information.