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High winds, cold cause air delays in region's airports, FAA says

Suffolk County News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 04:55
Delays on inbound flights to LaGuardia and Kennedy airports had peaked at up to two hours due to high winds and frigid temperatures Monday night but were scaled down to about 15 minutes on incoming and outgoing flights by 10:30, according to Federal Aviation Administration alerts.

For Long Islanders, finding relief from the bitter cold is no snap

Suffolk County News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 03:30
Whether going to a warming center or piling on the winter clothes, single-digit temperatures posed a challenge for those who ventured out.

Several people hurt in six fires Monday, some driven by high winds, officials say

Suffolk County News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 03:11
Several people were hurt in various fires as icy temperatures and winds tested the mettle of Long Island firefighters with water that froze under their feet and fast-moving flames, authorities said.

Monday's cold isn't here to stay, forecast says

Suffolk County News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 01:24
The deep freeze won't last, though, as Tuesday is expected to see temperatures rise to the mid- to upper 20s, with Wednesday looking at the mid-40s.

LIRR has worst on-time performance since '99 despite improved December

Suffolk County News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 01:11
The Long Island Rail Road had one of its best months of 2018 in December, but it wasn't enough to keep the railroad from recording its lowest annual on-time performance in nearly two decades.

Hundreds turn out for events honoring the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Suffolk County News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 01:11
"In 2019 ... the hate rhetoric is at an all-time high," Councilwoman Anissa Moore told about 50 people at Long Beach City Hall. "If we want to see the change, we have to be the change."

Shutdown could cost LI economy as much as $28 million a week, group estimates

Suffolk County News - Tue, 01/22/2019 - 00:38
As federal workers who are going unpaid have curtailed their discretionary spending, small businesses across the Island are feeling the pinch, the Long Island Association says.

Shutdown puts would-be entrepreneurs' plans on hold

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 23:58
The partial federal government shutdown can create hurdles for those looking to the federal Small Business Association for loans to jump-start or expand their firms, a local expert said.

Riverhead considers upgrading, expanding its court facilities

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:54
Riverhead Town Board members are considering options to expand and upgrade its court facilities, which court officials say lack enough space for staff and lawyers to work or even for securing criminal defendants.

LI pauses, recognizes Vietnam War veteran hero Langhorn on MLK Day

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:15
Pfc. Garfield Langhorn, who grew up a mile from where the celebrants gathered in the lobby of a post office that had been named in his honor, died in 1969 when he fell on an enemy grenade to shield fellow soldiers.

Suffolk voters head to polls to decide on $390 million in sewer projects

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:10
Residents would have to pay an average of $470 to $755 a year for operations and maintenance.

'Friends! The Musical Parody' to play Boulton Center in Bay Shore

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 21:48
After its yearlong Off-Broadway run, a riff on the popular '90s sitcom is headed to Long Island.

Southold's 'last house on the creek' lists for $621,000

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 15:00
Sellers Kathie and Robert Meguin

Will Amazon move will be prime for Long Island housing?

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:00
When Amazon announced that one of its choices for a second national headquarters would be Long Island City in Queens, the news was a stunner. Obviously, the real estate market in the redeveloped industrial area with its sweeping views of Manhattan will be dramatically affected in the next few years, primarily from the 25,000 new employees who will be stuffed into local apartments, coops and condos.

Historic Southold home lists for $725,000

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:00
A circa 1850 Southold home is listed for $725,000.

Developer's apartment plan includes Huntington's first fire house

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:00
The partners in a plan to include Huntington's first fire station in a four-story retail and apartment building with parking garage will appear before the town's zoning board of appeals on Thursday.

Town leaders consider cuts after Long Island left out of state aid program

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 11:00
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposed $175.2 billion budget may force some Long Island towns to cut services, dig into reserve funds and possibly eliminate jobs to recoup nearly $19 million in state aid.

Suffolk police: Man fatally struck by car in Central Islip

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:57
A Queens man died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle while walking in Central Islip. Police are investigating.

Suffolk police chief Cameron learns to speak Spanish, shows off new skills

Suffolk County News - Mon, 01/21/2019 - 00:08
Stuart Cameron addressed hundreds in Spanish, which he has been learning for months, during Mass in Brentwood, part of an effort to engage the Latino community.
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