New York State Senate Majority John Flanagan (R-Smithtown) signed a recent letter of support backing Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, despite a chorus of critics questioning her qualifications.
Enjoy what’s left of beach season, because Long Island is forecast to see more snow than usual this winter, according to recently released long-term predictions by the nation’s two oldest farmers’ almanacs. The New Hampshire-based Farmers' Almanac, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary in print, wrote that the Northeast will be “ice cold and snow filled.” And its 225-year-old competitor, the Maine-based Old Farmer’s Almanac, wrote that southeastern New York will be snowy, but with mild temperatures.
Village of Islandia officials authorized the opening of a mini-casino at the Marriott Hotel over the objections of gambling opponents who packed village hall for the brief special meeting on Friday morning. Critics say the mini-casino will bring crime to the community but the village touted its economic benefits. The approval would make it the first gambling parlor of its kind in Nassau or Suffolk counties.
Kyle Glinka, 23, of Bohemia, was charged with driving while intoxicated.