Senator Chuck Fuschillo to resign at Midnight

103.9 LI News Radio was the first to break the news that Senator Chuck Fuschillo of the 8th district in the New York Senate will resign tonight at midnight.  Senator Fushillo assumed office in March of 1998, his office has announced he will resign at midnight



“Tomorrow, we begin a new year which brings with it new beginnings,

new opportunities, and new challenges. With that in mind, I have decided

that it is time to begin a new chapter in my life and leave the New York

State Senate effective 11:59 pm tonight.

This was a hard and bittersweet decision to reach. The almost 16

years I have spent serving the residents of the 8th Senate District were

some of the most rewarding and enjoyable of my life. There were many great

accomplishments; over 200 state laws authored, including New York State’s

landmark Do Not Call Registry, the Clean Indoor Air Law, stronger penalties

for drunk drivers, and protections for individuals with autism are just

some of the many things we can look back on with pride. I am also

incredibly proud that we have been able to help countless residents with

problems as major as recovering from the devastation caused by Superstorm

Sandy to everyday quality of life issues.

However, I am at a point in my life where I am ready for a new

challenge. As of January, I will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of

the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.  This is a new and exciting

opportunity which will allow me to continue to help improve the lives of

others while at the same time enabling me to spend more time with my


Though I will be leaving office, I will continue to be active in

serving the community and remain engaged in the issues that are important

to all of us.

Serving in the Senate is both an honor and privilege which I will

always cherish and be forever grateful. I thank everyone in the community

for giving me that privilege and wish each of you the very best in the


Possible arson in Wyandanch

Suffolk Police are looking into a fire that destroyed half of a vacant building in Wyandanch. Arson squad detectives determined that the entire building on Straight Path had to be torn down. The investigation continues on the cause.

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Animal Cruelty in West Islip

Police now say not one, but two dogs were given to 30 year old Michael Papini to take to an animal shelter, but ended up in a garbage dumpster in West Islip instead. Papini, who works at the Town of Islip Animal Shelter, was paid $500 to take the dogs away because they could not be cared for properly. Officials said only one of the dogs was found alive, the other is still missing. Papini from Lindenhurst faces animal cruelty and abandonment charges.


Woody Johnson: Rex Ryan will coach Jets next season

rex_ryanSource –  Marc Sessler

Rex Ryan is staying in New York.

Jets owner Woody Johnson told reporters Sunday that Ryan will be back for the 2014 season on the heels of New York’s 20-7 win over the Miami Dolphins.

“We’re going to keep Rex Ryan, and he’ll be our coach next year,” Johnson said, also adding. “I couldn’t be prouder of this team.”

It’s a major victory for Ryan, who coached the Jets to an 8-8 finish amid constant speculation about his job status. The lingering perception all year in Florham Park was that Rex wasn’t John Idzik’s choice to build around. The new general manager ultimately was won over by the play of a team that never gave up on its coach.

Johnson said that Ryan knew his fate prior to Sunday’s kickoff. The owner informed the players of his decision minutes after Gang Green knocked Miami out of the AFC playoff picture.

“To finish the way we did, in our estimation, a playoff-type atmosphere for us, guys responded,” Idzik said. “Suffice it to say, we’re very happy with Rex as our coach.”

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that Ryan, with one year left on his contract, has an understanding with the team to work out an extension. Ryan wants it to be a long extension, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday, per a team source. There’s still work to be done, Rapoport added, and the coach is due $3.3 million in 2014.

However, Rex was vague when asked by reporters about whether or not he’ll have complete control over the fate of his coaching staff. Mehta noted that Jets assistants are “still in the dark about their futures.”

Ryan’s fifth season included some of his best work running New York’s defense. A youthful line, led byMuhammad Wilkerson and rookie Sheldon Richardson, will be difficult to handle for years to come. Rex will continue to be the coach guiding them.

Posted On 30 Dec 2013

Extended LIRR and no alcohol for New Years

With New Year’s eve just a day away, there will be extended service on the Long Island Railroad. Alcohol will also be banned into New Year’s Day as well on all train stations and platforms.


Aftereffects of gun laws

New York State Officials said because of changes in the gun laws, sales of AR-15 semiautomatic rifles have ended and arrest data shows more than 1,000 gun possession charges were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies. Large magazines have also been outlawed. Officials said the law changed after last year’s Newton School massacre.


Sunrise Highway Assault

A driver in Suffolk County was hit in the face by a rock that went through his window and suffered a fractured jaw and eye socket because of it. According to News 12, the victim was followed by a group of teens on Sunrise Highway from Babylon to Oakdale. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.  All calls are kept confidential.


Elmont man killed by drunk driver

Police say a 61 year old man was killed in Elmont by a drunk driver on Saturday. Officials said Brian Dudley from Laurelton was behind the wheel. Dudley’s license has been revoked and suspended.


Probe for LIPA?

There seems to be a major conflict of whether there were improprieties in its use of consultants at LIPA. Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Commission said they are so serious that one is present, that a possible criminal probe would be warranted by the US Attorney’s office. A general council for LIPA was advised by a US attorney for the Eastern District that there wasn’t any and considered the matter closed according to Newsday.


Save Sagamore

Newsday is reporting that some Long Island Senators are encouraging Governor Andrew Cuomo to reverse a decision to close Sagamore’s Children’s Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills. Letters to the Governor sited 3 other facilities in upstate New York were reopened. Shifting patient care to regional facilities was the basis for the shutdown. According to the report, the Cuomo administration is reviewing the request.

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