Life for plot to kill judge


A Levittown man has been sentenced to two life sentences for plotting to kill a federal judge and federal prosecutor.

Joseph Romano was convicted of soliciting a hit man to kill and behead the judge and prosecutor in 2012 following a conviction on telemarketing charges.  The hit man was actually an undercover officer.

Students suspended for flag incident

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Two seniors at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington are suspended from school for ten days for displaying a Confederate flag during a handball tournament last week.

According to the principal, somebody snapped a photo of one of the students wearing the flag over his shoulders.  The New York Civil Liberties Union is looking into the matter.

State Democratic convention to meet in Huntington


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New York Democrats will gather in Melville for their state convention May 21st and 22nd.  It will be held at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington Hotel.

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s possible running mate is expected to be a hot topic.  According to “Newsday,” Kevin Law, president and CEO of the Long Island Association is a contender.  Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is also considered a candidate for the number two spot.

Last week, Lieutenant Governor Bob Duffy told reporters he expected an announcement about his own future on the democratic ticket at the convention.

More common core delays


State senator Ken LaValle is pushing for a delay on a controversial new teacher exam tied to Common Core.

“The Journal News” reports legislation proposed by LaValle would hold up the state’s new video-based exam for “education teacher performance assessment” for at least a year.  A similar bill was introduced last week by Manhattan Assemblywoman Deborah Glick.

College officials have said they have not had enough time to prepare student teachers.