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Chikungunya hits Long Island – and Schumer wants action to stop spread

The first thing to know about Chikungunya is there is no cure. The second thing is it’s a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, which has spread like wildfire from Africa and Asia to the Caribbean and South America. … Full Article

Poll shows voter suspicion of NY legislators

ALBANY— A Siena College poll of likely New York voters shows 65 percent think most state legislators do what's best for themselves and their political friends and that it's no surprise when another one gets indicted. … Full Article

Lentol advocates Homeowners Bill of Rights

Insurance companies would be mandated to spell out – in plain English, not bureaucratic double talk – the details of policy coverage in the event of a natural disaster if a bill recently passed by the State Assembly becomes law. … Full Article

Sikora launches campaign for Millman's Assembly seat

Pete Sikora officially launched his candidacy for Brooklyn’s 52nd-Assembly District on Smith Street Tuesday morning with endorsements from state Senator Daniel Squadron, Councilmembers Brad Lander and Steve Levin, and a clutch of adorable toddlers. … Full Article

Minority leaders to Cuomo: ‘Do the right thing’ for LICH

Minority leaders on Friday called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to “do the right thing” and halt the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Group. … Full Article

SUNY board officially approves sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis

After more than a year of community protests and litigation, trustees for the State University of New York (SUNY) voted to approve the sale of Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital (LICH) to developer Fortis Property Gro … Full Article

McCall reappointed as chairman of SUNY

The State University of New York announced on Tuesday that H. Carl McCall has been reappointed as trustee and chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees. Additionally, SUNY announced the appointment of Lawrence Waldman and the reappointment of Eric Corngold as trustee. … Full Article

Black, Puerto Rican Caucus protests SUNY’s treatment of LICH bidders

Members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican/ Hispanic and Asian Caucus have sent a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees expressing deep concern with the way it handled the sale of Long Island College Hospital. … Full Article

State moves to ban tattoos on animals

If you want to get your dog a tattoo, you might have to move to another state. A bill that would prohibit tattoos and piercings on dogs, cats and other pets has been approved by both houses of the State Legislature and will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article

Assembly votes to suspend hydrofracking for three years

With the deadline for the end of the legislative session fast approaching, the New York State Assembly voted to suspend drilling natural gas, a process known as hydrofracking, for three years while lawmakers study the environmental impact. … Full Article
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