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Advisory: Sayville Man Arrested for Pharmacy Robbery

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Sayville man for robbing a pharmacy in Sayville last month.
Brian Bernard entered Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 101 Main St., on February 27 at 9:09 p.m., armed with a shotgun and demanded money from an employee. The employee gave Bernard cash from cash registers and Bernard fled the store on a bicycle.
Following an investigation, Fifth Squad detectives arrested Bernard, 52, of 6 Bohack Ct. on March 6. He was charged with Robbery 1st Degree. Bernard was scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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Mayor Rudy Giuliani Endorses George Demos for Congress

Brookhaven NY In another indication of the momentum building for George Demos’ campaign for Congress, Mayor Rudy Giuliani today endorsed George Demos for Congress. Mayor Giuliani called George Demos, of Stony Brook, a refreshing new voice so desperately needed by the Republican Party to bring about change that the American people want, need and deserve.
 
Mayor Giuliani said, “George Demos is a fiscal conservative who says what he believes and believes what he says. As a former prosecutor, he knows the good guys from the bad. He will rattle the cages of the establishment. He’ll make a difference. And George would never support Obamacare. His voice will be heard in the halls of Congress, and I predict, throughout America.”
 
Mayor Giuliani continued, “I am impressed with George, his passion, his intellect, and his integrity. I am proud to endorse his candidacy and prouder still to call him a friend. George Demos is one of us. And it’s time for George Demos for Congress.”
 
George Demos said, “Rudy Giuliani has built a reputation well deserved for integrity, courage and intellect. Having his endorsement means the world to Chrysa and me and indicates once again that this year we will be successful in bringing about the change the people of Long Island and the people of America want to see. I thank the Mayor for his belief in me.”

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Losquadro advocates for an increase in state funding

Albany, NY – A year to the day Daniel P. Losquadro was first elected to serve as Brookhaven Town Superintendent of Highways, he was back in Albany advocating for New York State to increase funding for local roadways.

“Prior to my departure from the Assembly one year ago, we had negotiated the first increase in local road funding in many years,” Superintendent Losquadro said. “While it was a step in the right direction, the state needs to invest a lot more towards improving the infrastructure of our local communities.”

When Superintendent Losquadro took over the Brookhaven Highway Department in March 2013, there were approximately one thousand roads on the Town’s high priority paving list. Last year the Highway Department had a total of $13.5 million dollars between Town and State Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement (CHIPS) funding in its paving budget. In order to have addressed all these roads, it would cost almost $100 million. With the historically harsh winter Brookhaven has endured, even more roads are now in need of repair.

“Outside of the New York State and New York City Highway Departments, Brookhaven is the largest Highway Department in the State,” Superintendent Losquadro said. “We did a great job of stretching our budget to pave approximately sixty miles of roadways last year. This was more than the previous two years combined. However, in order to put the Department in a position where it can continually decrease the amount of roadways that need to be repaved each year, while reducing the burden of costs to local taxpayers, it is imperative for New York State to increase its funding to local municipalities.”

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In an exclusive interview, Jay Oliver speaks with Shirley Findel. Listen here!

In an exclusive interview, Jay Oliver speaks with Shirley Findel, the widow of a retired LIRR engineer who owes $27,000 due to a MTA error dating back 18 years.

 

 

Congressman Steve Isreal with Jay Oliver this morning: Listen here!

Congressman Steve Israel joins Jay Oliver to discuss the potential MTA strike.

Republican party picks Venditto

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THE NASSAU REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS TAPPED LEGISLATOR MICHAEL VENDITTO, AN ATTORNEY AND THE SON OF OYSTER BAY TOWN SUPERVISOR JOHN VENDITTO , TO RUN FOR THE STATE SENATE VACATED BY CHARLES FUSCHILLO.
THE PARTY’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO NOMINATE  THE 32 YEAR OLD FROM MASSAPEQUA TO BE ITS CANDIDATE IN THE 8TH SENATE DISTRICT. VENDITTO PROMISED TO HOLD DOWN PROPERTY TAXES, HELP JOB GROWTH.AND HELP FAMILIES RECOVER FROM SUPER STORM SANDY.

 

Toxic waste in Yaphank

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Environmental officials are discussing how to deal with a toxic waste site in Yaphank owned by the Long Island Rail Road.

“News 12″ reports that the Department of Environmental Conservation is pushing a nine-million-dollar capping plan, saying both the DEC and the LIRR agree on the proposal.  Other leaders, however, don’t support the plan, saying the contaminated soil should be removed.

Arsenic, lead and copper are among the pollutants that have been discovered on the land, which encompasses four acres.

Melius gets an extension

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AN APPROVED ONE YEAR EXTENSION HAS BEEN GRANTED TO OHEKA CASTLE OWNER GARY MELIUS IN RELATION TO HIS PROPOSED SENIOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF THE CASTLE.

MELIUS WAS GIVEN EXTRA TIME BECAUSE OF THE SHOOTING THAT OCCURRED AT THE CASTLE. MELIUS PLANS TO BUILD 190 CONDOMINIUMS ON PART OF A 186.6 ACRE PARCEL THAT INCLUDES BESIDES THE OHEKA CASTLE,BUT THE COLD SPRING COUNTRY CLUB IN WEST HILLS.

Hauppauge firm loses tax breaks

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OFFICIALS SAID The decision by a Hauppauge-based manufacturer of power supplies to shift work to Mexico has cost it a tax break.
The Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency recently withdrew the $32,345 sales-tax exemption it awarded Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corp. in 2012. The aid was in support of a proposed expansion, which has been changed.
Spellman disclosed in a state Labor Department filing on Nov. 26 that it would lay off 47 workers in Bohemia and Hauppauge on Feb. 3. 
The company said the layoffs were the result of “relocation of jobs to Matamoros, Mexico.”

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