Huntington Town passes $200 million operating budget for next year

Suffolk County News - 1 hour 19 min ago
The $212,841,356 operating budget is more than a 2% increase over the current $208.2 million spending plan. The average homeowner will pay an increase of $32 in annual property taxes.

After 28 years, Latina advocacy group Sepa Mujer finds permanent home in Patchogue

Suffolk County News - 1 hour 20 min ago
A year after moving into a new home on North Ocean Avenue in Patchogue, the agency has nearly doubled its staff and developed plans for new programs aimed at providing more help for its clients — primarily Hispanic women.

Shoppers hit local stores to support area merchants on Small Business Saturday

Suffolk County News - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 01:17
Across Long Island, shoppers patronized local merchants — from a Massapequa Soccer and Sport Shop where business was "going pretty well today" to a 5-year-old in Huntington who hunted for a "present for her mommy."

Analysis: More than 60% of LI students who took ELAs in grades 3-8 were proficient or advanced

Suffolk County News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 22:15
For those who tested poorly, policy analysts are questioning whether a massive infusion of federal school aid is effectively being channeled to those struggling students.

Early review of South Fork Wind Farm project found power shortfalls during peak summer periods

Suffolk County News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 21:19
LIPA and the developers worked to address the shortfalls by increasing the size of the project and adding storage batteries. 

Bulldog stolen from home during Thanksgiving burglary, cops say

Suffolk County News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 15:54
"We have no kids. This is our kid. So someone came in our house and stole, like, in our opinion, our most valuable possession," owner Matthew Hauck said of his stolen French bulldog Stella.

Man shot to death outside Moriches home, Suffolk County police say

Suffolk County News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 14:40
Police said the shooting happened around 1 a.m. at the Tall Oaks Circle, an apartment complex just south of Sunrise Highway.

Asian vaccination rate for 15 and older highest among Long Island's ethnic groups

Suffolk County News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:00
Community leaders cite high rates of education and income, and cultural differences as the key reasons Long Island's Asian population is getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Kids who got placebo in clinical trials get real thing; new variant concerning

Suffolk County News - Sat, 11/27/2021 - 00:36
As children got their second Pfizer shot on Friday in Commack, health experts were worriedly looking at rising COVID-19 caseloads in New York and at a new variant detected in South Africa.

The spirit is willing, if not the knees: A 40-year football tradition lives on in Commack

Suffolk County News - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 23:56
They've gotten a little bit older and a little less mobile, but for 40 years, every year after Thanksgiving, the same group of friends from Commack High School South has played a football game at Valmont Park.

Man stabbed in Wyandanch following altercation at gas station, Suffolk police say

Suffolk County News - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 22:13
Police arrested Ronald Carson, 49, of Wyandanch, was charged with assault and criminal possion of a weapon.

Long Island weather: A wet Black Friday for Long Island shoppers

Suffolk County News - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 04:17
Rain is in the Friday forecast with clouds breaking at night and plenty of sun Saturday before a chance of snow flurries Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Uber driver among 5 arrested for DWI, Suffolk sheriff's office says

Suffolk County News - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 00:36
Ezio Casimirri Jr., 46, of Bellport, was stopped on Nicolls Road, north of Greenbelt Parkway, after he police said he was driving 80 mph.

In Huntington, free holiday parking will have a shorter season this year

Suffolk County News - Fri, 11/26/2021 - 00:25
"Waiving parking fees is a huge expense for the town," a town board member said of the parking meters in downtown Huntington.
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