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It's Legal: First Licensed Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Riverhead, Long Island

Columbia Care opened the first licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Suffolk County on the afternoon of January 29th, 2016.

Two William Floyd Elementary Physical Education Teachers Named Bright Lights for Innovative Use of Technology

Kimberly Apicella and Mark Dawson, physical education teachers at William Floyd Elementary School, were recently selected as “Bright Lights” by the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies (ASSET) at their annual winter luncheon.

Rare Celestial Event Visible This Month According to Stony Brook University

Breathtaking planetary conjunction visible to naked eye taking place over the next month, says Stony Brook Astronomy Professor.

William Paca Music Teacher Presents at National Technology Conference

William Paca Middle School music teacher George Ober was invited to present his concept of “Flipperentiation: The In-Class Blended Learning Approach to Instruction” for the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) International Convention held this past ...

Schumer Ask Citizens to Report Cell Phone Dead Zones, Campaign to Fix

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced a campaign to identify and locate dead zones, particularly in New York City and on Long Island. Schumer said there are many areas throughout New York City and Long Island ...

Leg. McCaffrey Attends Barrier Beach Civic Association Meeting, Acquiring Broadband Services on the Agenda

Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) recently attended the Annual Winter Meeting of the Barrier Beach Civic Association, which was held at the beautiful Old Town Hall. The meeting was well attended by the Association’s members, all ...

Recap: Governor Cuomo's Signature Proposals for 2016 So Far

Over the past eight days, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled 14 signature proposals from this year's agenda in the lead up to his 2016 State of the State address.

8th Proposal of Gov. Cuomo’s 2016 Agenda: Bring the MTA into the 21st Century - Improve the Travel Experience for Millions of NYers & Visitors

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled the eighth signature proposal of his 2016 agenda: modernize and fundamentally transform the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, dramatically improving the travel experience for millions of New Yorkers and visitors to the metropolitan ...

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement with Uber to Enhance Rider Privacy

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Uber that requires the company to adopt leading data security protection practices to protect its riders’ personal information.

William Floyd High School Senior Named Intel Science Competition Semifinalist

Shannon Beattie, a senior at William Floyd High School, was named one of 300 semifinalists from across the nation in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search (STS), the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition.

FAA Cracks Down On Drones, Requires Public Registration

With over one million of the popular remote-controlled flying devices sold this Christmas, the U.S. Government is stepping in amid safety concerns.

On New Year’s Eve, Rep. Rice & Anti-DWI Advocates Introduce New Legislation Requiring Advanced DWI-Prevention Technology in All New Cars

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice held a press conference today with anti-DWI advocates to introduce new legislation requiring that within 10 years, all new cars sold in the U.S. come equipped with advanced DWI-prevention technology that detects a ...

Clark Gillies Foundation Gives $50,000 for Sarcoma Research at CSHL

The Clark Gillies Foundation presented $50,000 to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) in support of the Sarcoma Research Project on December 22, 2015.

Mangano Honors Siemens National Science Competition Finalists & Winning Team

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano commended the best and brightest students in the field of Math, Science and Technology at a ceremony held in the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building.

NFPA Issues Fire Safety Warnings on Hover Boards

Citing media coverage of several recent fire incidents, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a series of safety tips urging hover board owners to read product guidelines and be aware of potential fire hazards when ...

Mangano Announces Social Media "See Something, Say Something" Counter-Terrorism Initiative

In light of recent developments in San Bernardino, California, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter today launched a Social Media See Something, Say Something initiative to assist the Nassau County Police ...

A.G. Schneiderman Invites New Yorkers to Submit Internet Speed Data as Part of Internet Provider Probe

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office has launched an online form where New Yorkers can test and then submit data on the Internet speeds they are receiving at home.

Harbor Country Day School Joins Mission to Introduce Students to Computer Science

More than 125 students at Harbor Country Day School, a nonprofit independent school in St. James, joined this week’s worldwide Hour of Code computer science event.

Transit Wireless, City and State Officials Launch Cellular & Free Wi-Fi Service at 86th Street Subway Station

Transit Wireless executives joined Deputy Manhattan Borough President Aldrin Bonilla, New York City Council Members Ben Kallos and Daniel Garodnick, and New York State Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright for a ribbon cutting ceremony today at the ...

Report: Wind in NY Now Supplies Enough Energy for Over 360,000 Homes

Wind power has grown exponentially in New York over the last dozen years, and now supplies enough energy to power over 360,000 homes, a new report from Environment New York Research & Policy Center said today.
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