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LIRR's on-time performance dips for 5th straight month; worst since 1999

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 03:39
LIRR officials said a key reason for delays in November was "low adhesion,"-- a problem that occurs when wet leaves on tracks cause trains to slip and slide.

LIRR meets criteria for 2-year extension for positive train control

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 02:44
The Long Island Rail Road said it has met the conditions of a federal law requiring implementation of new crash-prevention technology, and will have another two years to put it fully in place.

LI banker sentenced to 2 years in federal prison in mortgage fraud case

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:44
A Long Island banker was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison Monday for his role in a scheme in which prosecutors said he and his colleagues used nearly $9 million in loan funds they had fraudulently obtained for mortgages and used them for their own personal expenditures.

LI company donates wheelchair to Coram man with disability

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 01:33
When the van containing Todd Drayton's wheelchair was stolen in November, H & J Medical Supplies and Generation Kia stepped up to replace the SUV and his mobility device.

Brightwaters joins other municipalities in tightening laws on property rentals 

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:53
The legislation seeks to ensure properties comply with village code.

Santa experiences on Long Island: Polar Express, pajama parties, more

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:48
Kids can meet Old St. Nick and have some fun in Nassau and Suffolk.

LI dealership donates SUV to mom of disabled man after wheelchair theft

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 19:02
A Bohemia car dealership played Santa on Sunday, donating an automobile to the Coram single mother whose vehicle, with her disabled son's equipment inside, was stolen last month.

These Long Island PTA dads give their all for their kids' schools

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:00
Dads serve on boards, chair school events and more.

Inside Farmingdale home is a Christmas wonderland

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00
The family's fundraiser will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Riverhead officials tout Opportunity Zones to potential investors, developers, businesses

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00
Riverhead's push is underway to spur more business and investment in both its downtown area and the Enterprise Park at Calverton via a federal program that offers incentives for such investment.

Enzo Biochem gets $2.8 million tax deal for expansion from Babylon IDA

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00
Enzo Biochem has closed on the purchase of a building near its two facilities in East Farmingdale. The abatements require the hiring of 60 people over three years.

Cops: Pedestrian struck and killed in Amityville crossing Route 110

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 23:25
The victim was in the crosswalk, but it was unclear whether he had the green light when the car hit him, police said.

Southampton's 'Balcastle' lists for $3.695 million

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 11:00
Southampton's historic "Balcastle" and its four-story tower is on the market for $3.695 million.

James Gaughran to resign SCWA chairmanship Dec. 14

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 11:00
Democratic State Sen.-elect James Gaughran says he will step down from his $30,000 a year post as chairman of the Suffolk County Water Authority at the board's meeting Dec. 14 so a new leader is in place before Gaughran becomes a senator Jan. 1.

War memorial in St. James gets a face-lift

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 11:00
Smithtown Town spruces up wall built during the Vietnam War that had fallen into disrepair.

Firefighters: 3 rescued from tidal waters after GPS miscue

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 11:00
Firefighters found three people from Queens on top of their car after it became stuck in the high tide of Long Beach in Nissequogue -- a long way from their intended destination of the City of Long Beach.

Stony Brook going mobile with stroke emergency rooms at LIE exits

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 11:00
Stony Brook University Hospital plans to launch two mobile units in the spring designed to reach stroke patients within the critical moments when intravenous brain-sparing medications can dramatically impact survival.

Report: NY's black students suspended far more than whites, others

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 05:01
Data for the report came from unpublished statistics on out-of-school suspensions by race, ethnicity and gender.

Ursuline Sisters begin farewell to longtime home with estate sale

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 01:21
The St. Ursula Center is being converted into the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library and the convent's possessions, including a different take on the Last Supper painting, are being sold off this weekend.