By COLlive reporter
The new Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo is busy making stops across upstate New York, warning of budget cuts that will cause great pain.
The Democrat spoke at Marist College in Poughkeepsie Thursday to reiterate his state of the state address.
His speech painted the same bleak picture about the state’s finances that he took on tour to two other corners of the state last week.
But there was also a light moment for him when two young bearded Lubavitchers walked over to greet him after his speech.
Their names are Rabbi Hanoch Hecht and Rabbi Yitzchok Hecht, local Chabad Shluchim, who didn’t need to brief the governor on what they do in town.
“We go back a long way,” Cuomo immediately quipped after hearing their last name.
He was referring to the long relationship between his father Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York between 1983 to 1994, and the community leader and activist Rabbi JJ Hecht OBM and his son Rabbi Shea Hecht.
While Andrew Cuomo was rushing to his next stop, he spent a few minutes chatting with the young Hechts, a scene later broadcast on the YNN news station.