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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Thrift Stores Caught Selling Drawstring Kids Clothing Ordered to Stop

Thrift Stores Caught Selling Drawstring Kids Clothing Ordered to Stop

Nine nearby thrift shops sent cease and desist letters from the New York attorney general.
Councilman Senft Delivers Keynote at Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Councilman Senft Delivers Keynote at Veterans Treatment Court Graduation

Islip Town Councilman Anthony Senft delivered the graduation's keynote speech recently.
Slow Poke Law: Does New York Need It?

Slow Poke Law: Does New York Need It?

Georgia put in a new law this week that requires slower drivers to move from the high-speed lane if another driver is traveling at a higher speed behind them.
Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Steps Down

Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Steps Down

Jamie Rosner is stepping down after two years.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economic benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
Governor Takes Steps to Loosen Restrictions for Bow and Arrow Hunting

Governor Takes Steps to Loosen Restrictions for Bow and Arrow Hunting

The new legislation would free up additional land for hunting on the East End.
Sound Off: Obama's Call For a $10.10 Minimum Wage

Sound Off: Obama's Call For a $10.10 Minimum Wage

Do you agree with a proposal to raise the minimum wage?
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Islip Seeks Nominations for Women's History Celebration

Islip Seeks Nominations for Women's History Celebration

Deadline is February 11.
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Gov News: Education Reform Legislation Approved, World War II Veteran Honored

Gov News: Education Reform Legislation Approved, World War II Veteran Honored

A look at some of the top government stories from around Long Island.
How To Potentially Save A Life During Cold Snap

How To Potentially Save A Life During Cold Snap

Suffolk County Department of Social Services provides information on how to help homeless individuals, or those without home heating oil.
Brookhaven To Lift State Of Emergency

Brookhaven To Lift State Of Emergency

As of noon today, motorists can return to the roadways.
Islip on Second Plowing Loop; Airport Resuming Flight Activity Before Noon

Islip on Second Plowing Loop; Airport Resuming Flight Activity Before Noon

First post-storm airport flight arriving at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, first departure will be 11:43 a.m.
Islip: Help Snow Removal Effort By Keeping Cars Off Roads

Islip: Help Snow Removal Effort By Keeping Cars Off Roads

Residents with a problem can call the emergency operations center at 595-3595.
Brookhaven Town Declares State Of Emergency

Brookhaven Town Declares State Of Emergency

Non-essential vehicles must be off the roadways by 5:30 p.m.
Follow Live LIRR Cancellations, Delays as Storm Hits Region

Follow Live LIRR Cancellations, Delays as Storm Hits Region

Keep this page close for up-to-the-minute info.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
Gov News: Historic Library Changes Hands, New Puppy Mill Law

Gov News: Historic Library Changes Hands, New Puppy Mill Law

A look at some of the top government stories from around Long Island.