ISLIP TOWN—Luis Montes is the new chairman of Islip’s Democratic Party. He took over the role late last year from the previous leader, Gerry Pallotta, who had been at the helm in Islip since 2012. Though the challenges to build up the party that has narrow influence in the town seem great, Montes said he is energized by the optimism he is seeing and looks forward to some major changes occurring in the months ahead.
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New York will be the only state in the country to cover four-year college tuition for residents after the program was included in the budget package approved Sunday night.
The state's Excelsior Scholarship program will be rolled out in tiers over the next three years, starting with full coverage of four-year college tuition this fall for students whose families make less than $100,000.
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Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer took to the Senate floor Thursday morning to announce his widely expected opposition to Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court -- and to say that Democrats will try to block his nomination.
“After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court,” said Schumer, D-N.Y. “His nomination will have a cloture vote...| read more ››