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Election 2020 Marijuana Legalization

Legalization efforts in New York State

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana for recreational use by adults, his third attempt in as many years to get the drug fully legalized in the state. Cuomo, a Democrat, planned to announce his proposal Wednesday as part of his upcoming State of…

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Disagreements over NYPD getting vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are again at odds, this time over city police officers’ eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines. De Blasio said Wednesday that the city hopes to offer the vaccines to 25,000 officers and to provide shots to 10,000 by this Sunday. But Cuomo…

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NY sends National Guard to DC

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Members of New York’s National Guard are being sent to Washington, D.C., to help “the peaceful transition of presidential power.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 1,000 troops will be sent for up to two weeks, at the request of U.S. National Guard officials. It comes after a mob of President Donald Trump’s…

Electoral College Protests

Electoral College protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is turning up the pressure on his vice president in a futile effort to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election in Congress. Vice President Mike Pence will preside Wednesday over a joint session of lawmakers for the congressional tallying of electoral votes, but his role is…

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WATCH: Man steals from register at Ice Cream Cottage

(Mastic, NY)-  Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man who stole from a Mastic business in November.  Authorities say that a man entered Ice Cream Cottage, located at 1590 Montauk Highway, at approximately 9:15 p.m. on November 19 and reached under a plastic partition toward the cash register…

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Unidentified pedestrian killed in Deer Park crash

(Deer Park, NY)-  Authorities report an unidentified pedestrian was struck and killed in a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday night in Deer Park.  Officials say Richard Prezzano was driving a 2004 Nissan Sentra westbound on Bay Shore Road near Washington Avenue around 9:30 p. m., when it struck an adult male in the roadway.  The…

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State prepares to increase vaccination speed

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  Governor Andrew Cuomo, announced on Tuesday, that New York State is working to ramp up the pace of COVID-19 vaccination process.  Cuomo called on Federal officials to increase the supply of the vaccine to New York, which he says is only allotted 300,000 dosages per week.  Cuomo said once health care workers are…

Election 2020-Marijuana Legalization

Cuomo’s push to legalize marijuana

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana for recreational use by adults, his third attempt in as many years to get the drug fully legalized in the state. Cuomo, a Democrat, planned to announce his proposal Wednesday as part of his upcoming State of…

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Grammy Awards postponed

NEW YORK (AP) – The Grammys are postponed. The Recording Academy says it will delay the Grammy Awards from Jan. 31 until March because of a surge in coronavirus infections. The ceremony will be staged at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with Trevor Noah as host. An average of six people die every hour…

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Selden man charged in knife-point robbery

(Ronkonkoma, NY)-  A Selden man was arrested last night after police say he robbed a Ronkonkoma restaurant at knife-point.  Officials say 61-year-old Richard Sutton, entered the Subway restaurant at 600 Portion Road, on Monday night just before 9pm, displayed a knife and demanded the employee give him cash.  Cops say another employee complied with Sutton’s…

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Senate runoff elections in Georgia

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  All eyes are on Georgia today, as voters are set to decide the balance of power in Congress with a pair of Senate runoff elections.  A lot is on the line today, if Democrats win both senate seats in Georgia, they’ll gain the Senate majority.  The polls in Georgia are open until…

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NY schools can stay open

(East Farmingdale,  NY)-  On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, issued guidance on how counties can keep schools open, when they surpass a 9% positivity rate.  Cuomo said that if the schools in a county above 9% can show through testing that they are below the community average, they can remain open.  The seven day…