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For veterans, people with disabilities, nonprofit housing complex is a place that feels like home

Suffolk County News - 1 hour 28 min ago
Liberty Station, the 77-unit apartment complex on State Route 112, opened earlier this year with a focus on providing homes for veterans and people who ordinarily would not be able to afford to live near where they work.

MTA's congestion pricing plan for Manhattan could range from $9 to $35

Suffolk County News - 1 hour 29 min ago
Motorists could pay from $9 to $35 to drive in the city beginning in 2023, according to newly released details on the MTA's congestion pricing plan.

There are still thousands of vaccine holdouts on LI. What will it take to convince them?

Suffolk County News - Mon, 09/27/2021 - 03:27
Experts say vaccine mandates have helped. But people have distinct reasons for not getting the shot, and persuading other holdouts takes going beyond vaccination campaigns.

CDC director: Booster shots were expanded 'to stay ahead of the virus'

Suffolk County News - Mon, 09/27/2021 - 01:52
Dr. Rochelle Walensky defended the agency's move to expand the eligibility for booster shots of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to front-line workers.

Gabby Petito's father: 'Her nature was always to smile'

Suffolk County News - Sun, 09/26/2021 - 23:41
Gabby Petito's father, Joseph Petito, and her stepfather, Jim Schmidt, gave emotional eulogies about the 22-year-old Blue Point native, remembered for her quest for adventure and passion for living.

Judge dismisses Islandia residents' lawsuit against Jake's 58 casino

Suffolk County News - Sun, 09/26/2021 - 22:30
The judge upheld a 2018 federal Bankruptcy Court decision that recommended throwing out the lawsuit challenging the Village of Islandia's decision to approve the Suffolk OTB betting parlor.

Long Island forecast: Week ahead looks sunny, clear with cooling temps

Suffolk County News - Sun, 09/26/2021 - 22:13
Tuesday is the only day of the week that brings a possibility of rain with the chance of precipitation at 40%, the National Weather Service said.  

Data: Suffolk led state in vehicle-related fatalities, crashes last year

Suffolk County News - Sun, 09/26/2021 - 22:12
Nassau County ranked third in vehicle-related fatalities in the state, according to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research. Both counties have plans in place to reduce the numbers.

Hauppauge group seeks more recreation space in towns for hamlet residents

Suffolk County News - Sun, 09/26/2021 - 19:14
A community group hopes Islip and Smithtown both OK a joint parks pass that would let Hauppauge residents use more town parks in the area.

Cops: Two face DWI charges after 3 injured in separate Suffolk crashes

Suffolk County News - Sun, 09/26/2021 - 16:03
Two suffered serious injuries in the crashes, one in Medford and the other in Manorville, police say.

Huntington Town to spruce up 4 tennis courts, 2 gazebos at two parks 

Suffolk County News - Sun, 09/26/2021 - 09:00
The four tennis courts at Heckscher Park and the roofs of the two gazebos in Halesite Park will all be replaced this fall.

Gov. Kathy Hochul preparing for possible staff shortages at NY hospitals, nursing homes

Suffolk County News - Sat, 09/25/2021 - 23:43
Gov. Kathy Hochul says she is preparing to issue a state of emergency if severe staff shortages hit hospitals and nursing homes on Monday, when a COVID-19 vaccine mandate goes into effect in New York.

Hugh Wyatt, newsman and jazz man, dies at 78

Suffolk County News - Sat, 09/25/2021 - 19:44
Wyatt, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor and Manhattan, spent decades in journalism. At the New York Daily News, he started as a copy boy in 1965 and became a reporter, editor and music columnist. He also wrote a biography of jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

Riverhead Central school bus rear-ended in Riverside, cops say

Suffolk County News - Sat, 09/25/2021 - 02:32
Six children from the Riverhead Charter School and the driver of their school bus suffered minor injuries when the bus was rear-ended by a box truck in Riverside, officials said.

CDC recommendation of 3rd COVID shot for high-risk people cheered by Long Island doctors

Suffolk County News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 23:52
Long Island doctors praised the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's decision Thursday to recommend a third vaccine shot for high-risk people who'd already received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Doctors urge getting flu shot, don't expect it to be a mild season this time

Suffolk County News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 19:16
While COVID-19 has overshadowed flu concerns, doctors say it remains a serious annual health issue, especially as more people return to work, schools conduct in-person instruction and restrictions are relaxed.

Feline and feeling (mostly) fine: Cat lost at JFK for 18 days has been found

Suffolk County News - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 19:04
Ettore, a black-and-tan cat, lost three pounds and suffered some bruises while he was lost at Kennedy Airport after escaping the baggage area, his rescuer said.
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