‘Loophole’ in the Craft Beverage Act prevents distilleries from offering some spirits in tasting rooms
Distilleries are currently unable to serve certain spirits in their tasting rooms unless at least 75 percent of their ingredients are grown in New York, but some spirits require ingredients that can't be found on local farms.
Assembly Democrats publicly stood behind the speaker after his arrest on federal corruption charges yesterday, as the Republican minority called for his immediate resignation.
Republican Lee Zeldin of Shirley ousted six-term incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop (D-Southampton), 55 to 45 percent. Anthony Palumbo easily beat Tom Schiliro in the 2nd AD, winning 63 percent of the votes cast. See full election night rundown.
Synopsis of contests in the local races for Assembly, State Senate and Suffolk comptroller, plus explanation of the ballot propositions before voters Nov. 4.
In My Opinion
"I believe the public needs to decide how they feel about the so-called 'Women’s Equality Act' after they have read the language for themselves," Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo writes.
Second Assembly District candidates Anthony Palumbo and Thomas Schiliro debated the Women's Equality Act, Common Core Curriculum, ethics reform and other topics in a spirited hour-long debate in Riverhead last night hosted by this website.