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The Huntington Station LIRR southeast parking lot will get an upgrade later this summer.
07/05/2021
LIRR parking lot to get $746G upgrade this summer

The Huntington Station LIRR southeast parking lot will get an upgrade later this summer.

"As more people slowly return to the commuter lifestyle, these upgrades will certainly prove to be essential and timely," Town Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci said.

If it wasn’t caught in Long Island waters — or hauled in by a boat that docks on Long Island — you won’t find it at this...
07/04/2021
New fish market, cafe opens in Westhampton Beach

If it wasn’t caught in Long Island waters — or hauled in by a boat that docks on Long Island — you won’t find it at this new Westhampton Beach shop.

There’s no salmon sold at Haskell’s Seafood Market and Cafe, and no shrimp either.

The closure rate of Long Island Sound beaches more than doubled — from 5.5% to 11.4% — when the weather went from dry to...
07/04/2021
Report: Bacteria still primary nemesis in LI Sound beach closures

The closure rate of Long Island Sound beaches more than doubled — from 5.5% to 11.4% — when the weather went from dry to wet, according to the June report.

Suffolk County’s North Shore beaches in areas like Eatons Neck, Wading River and Rocky Point were closed in 2020 due to bacteria more often than any other region along the Long Island Sound.

Ask anyone who played for Bryan Collins during his tenure. He didn't just help build a successful football program — he ...
07/04/2021
Bryan Collins was a coach of life and of football

Ask anyone who played for Bryan Collins during his tenure. He didn't just help build a successful football program — he helped mold lives.

He resigned after 23 years leading the program, which now competes in Division I FCS as the LIU Sharks.

"Another inch or two and that car would have been completely overturned in the water, so he was certainly lucky to make ...
07/04/2021
Amputee driver rescued after driving truck into marina, officials say

"Another inch or two and that car would have been completely overturned in the water, so he was certainly lucky to make it out the way that he did," said Chief Kevin Butler of the Bay Shore Fire Department.

Rescue workers saved a Pennsylvania man who is an amputee after he drove his pickup truck into the Bay Shore Marina on Friday night, officials said.

"I have two boys myself and thought the most important thing is this little boy is safe," the officer said. "I knew I ha...
07/03/2021
Suffolk cop pauses traffic stop, buys a new car seat for driver's son

"I have two boys myself and thought the most important thing is this little boy is safe," the officer said. "I knew I had to do something."

During the stop, the driver told Officer Pete Zotos that he couldn't afford a new car seat for his son. So Zotos had the man follow him to a Walmart, where the officer bought a new one.

One of the worst brown tides in years may threaten hard clams in the Great South Bay, weeks after a mahogany algae bloom...
07/03/2021
Worst brown tide in years threatens Great South Bay

One of the worst brown tides in years may threaten hard clams in the Great South Bay, weeks after a mahogany algae bloom devastated oyster larvae in Islip’s hatchery.

One of the worst brown tides in years may threaten hard clams in the Great South Bay, weeks after a mahogany algae bloom devastated oyster larvae in Islip’s hatchery. And in eight Suffolk ponds, blue-

The proposal calls for the excavation of several rail tunnels in the region, including under the East River to Penn Stat...
07/03/2021
House approves oversight board for proposed bullet train

The proposal calls for the excavation of several rail tunnels in the region, including under the East River to Penn Station, through parts of Queens and Long Island, and from Port Jefferson, across the Long Island Sound, to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bullet trains would reach speeds of up to 200 mph.

The transportation reauthorization bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday includes an amendment authored by the Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) calling for the creation of the North Atlantic Rail Interstate Compact. Its purpose, according to the legislation, "shall be to construct, on...

"We’re going to finally do something we haven’t been able to do for a while," Richard Sams said. "We’re going to have a ...
07/03/2021
GoFundMe drive puts homeless working dad in a minivan

"We’re going to finally do something we haven’t been able to do for a while," Richard Sams said. "We’re going to have a picnic and we’re going to Jones Beach."

Richard Sams didn’t hold back tears as he remembers the last time he drove a vehicle: a U-Haul to move family belongings from a Jericho motel to a shelter in Hempstead.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are taking on renewed meaning this weekend.
07/03/2021
Big crowds likely to descend on to LI beaches, parks this July Fourth

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are taking on renewed meaning this weekend.

Last Independence Day, New York was months into the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 25,000 dead. Masks were mandated indoors and out. With the state on lockdown, fireworks were canceled, as were nearly all mass gatherings.

"The matter came to our attention through outreach from community members as no individual present at the party or invol...
07/03/2021
Suffolk cops open internal affairs probe related to Dix Hills shooting

"The matter came to our attention through outreach from community members as no individual present at the party or involved in the incident filed a complaint," the police commissioner said.

The department has opened an internal affairs investigation into police misconduct allegations related to a shooting at a graduation party, police said.

"We will do everything we can and put whatever resources necessary out there to make sure that we are keeping our commun...
07/02/2021
Nassau officials: Major crime down while gunshot incidents are up

"We will do everything we can and put whatever resources necessary out there to make sure that we are keeping our community safe," said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.

Major crimes dropped 10.5% since last year in areas Nassau police patrol, but an exception to the trend was a 39% increase in episodes of gunshots, officials say.

Rock out all summer long and into the fall! Jones Beach will be hosting performances at Northwell Health ranging from ar...
07/02/2021

Rock out all summer long and into the fall! Jones Beach will be hosting performances at Northwell Health ranging from artists like the Jonas Brothers to Alanis Morissette. Go to the link in bio for the full list of artists and concert dates. 🎸
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Rock out all summer long and into the fall! Jones Beach will be hosting performances at Northwell Health ranging from artists like the Jonas Brothers to Alanis Morissette. Go to the link in bio for the full list of artists and concert dates. 🎸
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Biden was to honor Sandra Lindsay on Friday as an "Outstanding American by Choice," a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration S...
07/02/2021
Biden to honor LI woman who got first COVID-19 shot in U.S.

Biden was to honor Sandra Lindsay on Friday as an "Outstanding American by Choice," a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services program that recognizes citizens who have been naturalized.

President Joe Biden was scheduled on Friday to honor the Long Island woman believed to be the first American vaccinated against COVID-19 outside clinical trials, while indicators of the virus continue

The teen and 20-year-old Tennessee man were allegedly talking for several months on a private app while playing Minecraf...
07/02/2021
Missing LI 15-year-old boy found in Virginia

The teen and 20-year-old Tennessee man were allegedly talking for several months on a private app while playing Minecraft and arranged to meet by the ice cream shop near the boy's home before he went missing.

Police have located a missing 15-year-old Suffolk County boy with autism after he told his parents he was going to get ice cream and was later found in Virginia early Wednesday, as law enforcement the

"Jim had a gift for words. That’s what initially attracted me," one Long Island man who was inspired by Morrison to beco...
07/02/2021
Long Islanders remember Jim Morrison, 50 years after his death

"Jim had a gift for words. That’s what initially attracted me," one Long Island man who was inspired by Morrison to become a teacher, said.

Even 50 years after his passing, The Doors' lead singer looms large in pop culture as a symbol of youthful rebellion.

The suit also said the principal allegedly sent the teacher inappropriate sexual text messages, rubbed her back and kiss...
07/02/2021
Teacher files lawsuit against Wyandanch principal, district

The suit also said the principal allegedly sent the teacher inappropriate sexual text messages, rubbed her back and kissed her on the mouth without her consent.

A former high school teacher alleged in court documents that the principal harassed her and kissed her on the mouth without her consent.

Check out new and fun things to experience during a family-friendly trip around the Empire State.
07/02/2021
5 affordable mini-family road trips in NYS

Check out new and fun things to experience during a family-friendly trip around the Empire State.

There is plenty to explore in New York State, from mountain ranges and lakes to farms and forests, to historic sites and adventure parks.

"We had always wanted to do something new with the location, and we decided the timing was right," the restaurant owner ...
07/01/2021
43-year-old LI pub gets dramatic new face-lift, menu

"We had always wanted to do something new with the location, and we decided the timing was right," the restaurant owner said.

A lot has changed since 1978, but Skippers has remained a mainstay at the heart of Northport for 43 years — until last winter, when the pub disappeared behind a wall of plywood, undergoing a face-lift.

The poll found 23% of voters said Cuomo should resign immediately as he fights allegations of sexual harassment and othe...
07/01/2021
Poll: Most NYers say Cuomo shouldn't seek 4th term

The poll found 23% of voters said Cuomo should resign immediately as he fights allegations of sexual harassment and other controversies and 39% said he should finish his term, but not seek another term.

ALBANY — Most New York voters say Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo shouldn’t seek a fourth term next year, according to a poll released Thursday. The Siena Research Institute found 23% of voters polled said Cuomo

Wondering where you can get a good view of some holiday fireworks? Go to the link in bio for the full list of firework s...
07/01/2021

Wondering where you can get a good view of some holiday fireworks? Go to the link in bio for the full list of firework shows and their locations across the island. Most are for the Fourth of July weekend, while others go throughout the summer! 🎆🎇
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Wondering where you can get a good view of some holiday fireworks? Go to the link in bio for the full list of firework shows and their locations across the island. Most are for the Fourth of July weekend, while others go throughout the summer! 🎆🎇
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The new program will establish year-round collection locations across Long Island as well as toy closet locations where ...
07/01/2021
Toys for Tots are now for all seasons on Long Island

The new program will establish year-round collection locations across Long Island as well as toy closet locations where children, after calling a designated hotline number, can go to pick out a toy, book or game throughout the year.

A new initiative by Toys for Tots, in conjunction with Nassau and Suffolk business leaders and chambers of commerce, hopes to provide year-round smiles for children affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by turning the holiday season tradition into a yearlong event.

The owner of Babylon’s The Brixton bought Surf’s Out, and frantically transformed the place in time for a Memorial Day w...
07/01/2021
New eatery replaces longtime Fire Island restaurant

The owner of Babylon’s The Brixton bought Surf’s Out, and frantically transformed the place in time for a Memorial Day weekend grand opening.

"It has been our pleasure to bring joy to your summers and fill your cup with a little more fun," read a statement announcing the closure of Kismet’s Surf’s Out.

One being an African gray parrot that firefighters rescued from a tree. The second being a green and gray Quaker parrot ...
07/01/2021
Why were two parrots on the loose on LI? They didn't say

One being an African gray parrot that firefighters rescued from a tree. The second being a green and gray Quaker parrot that flew into a garage, landing on the startled homeowner's shoulder.

As long, hot summer days go, Tuesday was one for the birds on Long Island.

06/30/2021
New selfie studio opens in Ronkonkoma

There are 15 different Instagram and Tik Tok-worthy spots at this new Pop Up Speakeasy Selfie Studio. Have you been yet? Let us know in the comments 🤳😎

After the gas station chain Bolla assumed the lease, the former co-owner said he walked away with little more than "keyc...
06/30/2021
Car wash loses lease, leaving co-owner without business he helped build since 1980s

After the gas station chain Bolla assumed the lease, the former co-owner said he walked away with little more than "keychains, hats and scrap paper," having declined their offer to stay on for a time as an employee.

When Commack Hand Car Wash lost its lease this spring, former co-owner Bruce Klein lost the business he’d helped build since the early 1980s.

Probation officials recommended 57 to 71 months in prison for Spota and 46 to 57 months for McPartland.
06/30/2021
Spota, McPartland expected in court for sentencing guidelines hearing

Probation officials recommended 57 to 71 months in prison for Spota and 46 to 57 months for McPartland.

Ex-Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota and a former top aide are expected in court Wednesday as attorneys in their corruption case argue about the interpretation of federal sentencing guidelines be

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