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"High Wind Watch" ...High wind watch in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a high wind watch...which is in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night. * Winds...northeast 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * Timing...strongest winds will likely occur from mid morning Monday into Monday evening. * Impacts...downed trees and power lines are likely, with numerous power outages possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, and on elevated roads and bridges. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or higher, may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. , "Storm Watch" ...Storm watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through late Monday night... * winds and seas...east winds 25 to 35 kt with gusts up to 50 kt. Seas 6 to 9 feet...and as high as 9 to 12 feet east of Orient Point. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A storm watch is issued when the risk of storm force winds of 48 to 63 kt has significantly increased...but the specific timing and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider altering their plans. -- Saturday Jan.21 17,08:12 AM

Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Martin Luther King Day

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo reflects on the life & achievements of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Albany, NY - January 20, 2014 - “Today, we honor the legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. – a man who devoted his life to ending discrimination in this country and creating a more just society. He believed in the inherent and fundamental equality of all people – that every man, woman and child should be treated fairly no matter the color of their skin.

Here in New York, Dr. King’s teachings have continued to guide social progress and reminds us that there is still more that must be done to make our communities safer and fairer for all. We have a civil rights crisis today in this state where 16- and 17-year-olds are still tried as adults. Changing this practice has to be a priority in the legislative session. We still have inequality in our schools where the only pieces of technology in some are metal detectors. This year, I am proposing an education bond to fund the latest technology in our classrooms because all of our students deserve it.

I join with all New Yorkers in remembering the life of this great leader, not only today but every day.”