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Sep
26
2020

New York State Sens. Jim Gaughran and Tim Kennedy recently met with Huntington Highway Superintendent Kevin Orelli at the Highway Department’s facility in Elwood to discuss possible state funding opportunities, as well as to get an up-close look at the Department’s response toTropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4.

“I would like to thank New York State Senators, Jim Gaughran and Tim Kennedy, for their time today and for having a better...read more »

Sep
24
2020

This week, the Long Island Power Authority released its 30-day study of what went wrong with PSEG Long Island’s ability to communicate with customers after Tropical Storm Isaias, accurately predict restoration times, and then live up to those predictions. The report is nearly 50 pages, and will likely be dwarfed by the summaries of the 90-day and 180-day reports LIPA is promising, but a few things do stick out.

That includes more than...read more »

Sep
24
2020

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo endorsed Sen. James Gaughran on Thursday, citing the Northport Democrat’s work on tax policy and health care.

"Sen. Jim Gaughran has been a tireless champion for Long Island," Cuomo said in a statement released by the senator’s campaign. "As sponsor of the permanent property tax cap, his commitment to taxpayers is unwavering … Sen. Gaughran has been courageous in his defense of women’s health care rights and been a...read more »

Sep
24
2020

New York State Senator James Gaugran, who represents Long Island’s North Shore in Senatorial District 5, announced that he had secured $50,000 in in State funding for new police equipment for the Village of Muttontown. The funds will help pay for new a new police vehicle, a new Ford Explorer crossover powered by a hybrid engine.

“Today I‘m proud to announce that I secured $50,000 in vital State of New York funding for the Village of...read more »

Sep
24
2020

More than 3,000 people responded to a survey about the loss of power resulting from Tropical Storm Isaias.

State Sen. Jim Gaughran, who asked constituents about their experiences during and after the Aug. 4 storm, told Long Island Power Authority chairman Tom Falcone that “It is imperative that LIPA take meaningful action to prevent this type of mismanagement from occurring again. LIPA maintains an oversight role that must be...read more »

Sep
23
2020

Today, Senator Jim Gaughran joined Village of Muttontown Mayor James Liguori, Muttontown Police Chief Eric Irizarry, and Muttontown police officers to announce $50,000 in State funding for new police equipment, including a police vehicle. The Muttontown Police Department covers more than 4,500 acres of primarily residential land, including treasured historical landmarks such as the Muttontown Preserve and the Benjamin Moore Estate. Muttontown...read more »

Sep
23
2020

The LIPA board of trustees on Wednesday approved a measure to allow the authority to borrow up to $350 million as a "bridge" loan to cover the costs of restoration from Tropical Storm Isaias until the utility is reimbursed for the costs by the federal government.

LIPA expects to receive up to 75% reimbursement for its storm costs, but the utility is still awaiting a disaster declaration by the Trump administration for the Aug. 4 storm...read more »

Sep
23
2020

ALBANY — More than 4,400 lawsuits have been filed against alleged child abusers under New York’s Child Victims Act, but there are still many victims remain unable to access the court system in order to seek justice.

A decade-long political fight preceded the passage of the CVA last year. It expanded the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse and rape cases and opened a look-back window for bringing lawsuits against alleged...read more »

Sep
23
2020

HICKSVILLE, NY — Nassau County public works officials have unveiled eight recommendations that they believe will improve traffic and pedestrian safety and accessibility in Hicksville's downtown section, which will ultimately draw more business and make the area more vibrant.

Laura Curran, the county executive, released the new report Wednesday morning, which was developed with input from the Town of Oyster Bay, New York state officials...read more »

Sep
16
2020

New York State on Wednesday sent tons more heavy steel structures to Davy Jones’ Locker three miles south of Point Lookout in a continuation of the large-scale artificial reef program hailed by recreational fishermen, environmentalists and scuba divers.

Wednesday’s effort to expand the Hempstead reef in ocean water up to 70 feet deep is part of an effort begun by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in 2018 to expand a reef program begun in 1949 that...read more »

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