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New York state to pay billions of dollars to School districts

New York state to pay billions of dollars to School districts

Gov. Hochul announced yesterday that New York state is committed to paying billions of dollars in what is being called Foundation Aid to School districts across New York. Around $20 billion is expected to be given out to districts over the next three years. It will be up to state legislators to decide on a…

FDA to approve mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots

FDA to approve mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots

Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to come along with authorization for boosters of the Moderna and Johnson &…

Manhasset schools hacked

Manhasset schools hacked

Hackers who demanded but did not receive ransom payments from Manhasset schools last month posted stolen district files to the dark web, according to school officials Law enforcement has been working with cybersecurity experts since the ransomware was found last month. Those who were affected by the leak are being directly notified. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,…

Islanders win, the Ducks and Nets lose

Islanders win, the Ducks and Nets lose

In Sports the Long Island Ducks Season end last night. The Ducks were defeated by the Lexington Legends 13-2 in Game Four of the Atlantic League Championship Series. The Legends win the best-of-five series three games to one and are the 2021 Atlantic League champions. The NBA Season started last night. The Brooklyn Nets lost…

Sunrise Highway closed due to serious accident

Sunrise Highway closed due to serious accident

**UPDATE* 10:32AM – Suffolk County Police have released the following statement, “Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Bohemia this morning. A pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle on Sunrise Highway, near Lakeland Avenue, on October 19 at 6:45 a.m. The victim, a 63-…

NYC’s Board of Health calls racism a public health crisis

NYC’s Board of Health calls racism a public health crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Board of Health has passed a resolution that names racism as a public health crisis, joining the growing list of state and local governments around the country that have done so in recent years. The resolution calls on the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to take…

Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, family says

Colin Powell has died of COVID-19 complications, family says

Colin Powell, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims, dies WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated. He was 84. Powell was the first African American to serve as chairman…

Fatal hit and run crash on the Long Island Expressway

Fatal hit and run crash on the Long Island Expressway

Brentwood, NY- A man was killed Sunday morning in an early morning crash on the Long Island Expressway. Suffolk County Police say “Doreen Kucer, was driving a 2016 Kia Optima westbound on the Long Island Expressway, near exit 53, in the right lane when her vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2008 Honda…

Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

Lawsuits demand unproven ivermectin for COVID patients

NEW YORK (AP) — Judges around the country are increasingly being asked to weigh in on the deworming drug ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment. At least two dozen lawsuits have been filed around the U.S., many in recent weeks, by people seeking to force hospitals to give their COVID-stricken loved ones ivermectin, a drug for…

US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.S. officials are working with Haitian authorities to try to secure the release of 12 adults and five children with a U.S.-based missionary group who were abducted by a gang notorious for killings, kidnappings and extortion. Police say the group was snatched by the 400 Mawozo gang on Saturday. As authorities…

Data: Nearly two-thirds of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated

Data: Nearly two-thirds of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The latest federal figures show nearly two-thirds of New York residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. About 12.7 million of New York’s 20 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to data released Saturday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccination rates are highest in the southern and…