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County panel will probe death of Center Moriches boy, Thomas Valva, 8, from alleged abuse  

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 03:29
Thomas Valva died Jan. 17 in his father's custody after he was allegedly forced to sleep in the unheated garage of his Center Moriches home when the temperature fell to 19 degrees outside.

LI home prices up on record low inventory, report says

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 01:44
With the scarcest supply of homes since at least 2003, the median price in 2019 was $455,000, up 5.6% from a year earlier

Plastic bag ban would be 'the end' for Melville manufacturer, owner says

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 01:03
The bag maker would see "catastrophic" results if the statewide ban takes effect as written, said Peter Levy, president of Poly-Pak Industries.

MTA, in ad campaign, says 'hate has no place' on its rail lines

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 00:48
MTA Police investigated 18 hate crimes throughout the LIRR in 2019, according to the department's stats.

Nassau coronavirus test comes back negative; no confirmed cases in state

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 23:14
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says four of nine suspected cases from New York have tested negative, while test samples from five cases are pending.

Sen. Monica Martinez to vote against state budget without bail changes

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 23:10
The Brentwood Democratic state senator also pledged to stay in Albany until amendments are made.

Residents say planned BJs at Commack Shopping Center would worsen traffic

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 22:00
The wholesale club plans to demolish a Macy's store near the Veterans Memorial Highway shopping center, but residents say it would worsen traffic in the area.

Fed review of offshore wind projects raises concerns over delays

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 21:55
A draft of the review is expected to be completed early this year.

Property near Sunken Meadow park 'ultimately' to be developed

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 21:29
Smithtown officials say several buyers have expressed interest in the Owl Hill estate in Fort Salonga, land that the town once wanted to preserve.

Long Island weather: Clouds prevail Tuesday, then clearing the rest of the week

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 21:23
The weekend may bring a moderate chance of rain and maybe even snow, forecasters said.

19-year-old Long Islander runs 200-client tutoring business

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:00
Daniel Hepworth started The Massapequa Tutor as a student at Chaminade. Now a sophomore at Duke, he has 27 tutors working for his company. 

Retail Roundup: Boutique with a mission moves to Wading River

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 11:00
The be(Cause) Lifestyle Boutique supports job opportunities for young adults with developmental disabilities.

Homeless man burglarized businesses in Bay Shore, Brightwaters and Islip, cops say

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:26
Earlier in January Qumail Mooredrew, 20, was charged with other burglaries in Brightwaters, Bay Shore and Islip.

East Hampton homeowner sues PSEG over 'monster pole'

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 02:59
The utility's plan to bury electrical lines would put a five-story pole looming over one man's "dream home," he says.

Dozens of Long Islanders rally in Manhattan against India citizenship rules

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 02:27
They joined thousands of demonstrators outside the Indian consulate to protest regulations that critics say discriminate against Muslims.

Schumer: Stony Brook professor stuck in China after coronavirus lockdown

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 02:22
A Stony Brook University professor is unable to leave China because of the country's travel lockdown due to the deadly coronavirus, the senator says.

Mom of boy who died from dad's alleged abuse attends vigil in Center Moriches

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 02:13
A community in mourning gathered in Center Moriches, pledging to fight child abuse and lighting candles in the winter twilight to honor Thomas Valva.

UN to mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 01:32
A four-day commemoration begins Monday in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

Copiague demolition a welcome sight to some, despite owners' claims

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 01:32
The 25,000-square-foot building, once used to test missile components and manufacture aircraft parts during the Korean War, was first deemed structurally unsafe in 2014.

Stubborn fire consumes cabinet store in East Farmingdale

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 00:57
Multiple fire departments responded to the blaze, which took almost five hours to get under control.