Taconic crash prompts state to pass DWI laws

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 14, State Senate on November 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

Inspired in part by the wrong-way crash on the Taconic Parkway that killed three young Floral Park, L.I., sisters, the state Legislature passed what it called the strictest DWI laws in the country that would stiffen penalties for drunk drivers when there is a child in the vehicle. Anyone charged with driving while intoxicated who [...]


Carrozza has best year for her veterans drive

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 26 on November 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

State Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) said the struggling economy has not prevented residents in her district from being generous after a Veterans Day gift drive she organizes annually brought in more donations during the past few months than it had the past few years. Carrozza is in the process of handing out gifts from the [...]