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Long Island forecast: Plenty of sun before a chance of snow Thursday

13 hours 1 min ago
Expect mostly sunny skies, highs in the 40s and lows about freezing through Wednesday, with a 30% chance of snow before 9 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service says.

Babylon may apply new rules for small lots along Lindenhurst's Grand Canal

15 hours 24 min ago
The new set of rules would govern the use of parcels along both sides of the water in the American Venice neighborhood in Lindenhurst, whose residents said nonresident owners have placed fences, sheds, unregistered boats and debris on the strips of land.

Pedestrian death toll in state rises, auto association says

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 04:19
Almost 162,000 people were killed or injured from 2010 to 2019, with Suffolk leading all counties in the state with 400 fatalities during the period, AAA Northeast said.

Attorneys and advocates glad Trump immigration policies coming to end

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 03:03
Veteran Long Island immigration attorneys say President Trump's changes to asylum and other rules hamstrung their abilities to defend their clients.

Cuomo: COVID-19-positive rate in NY dips below 6%; hospitalizations still above 8,800

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 02:50
The number of hospitalizations statewide Friday rose to 8,888, one of the highest numbers since early May.

New life for old Central Islip psychiatric center

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 02:14
Developers will reuse more than a dozen damaged and vacant structures on the property to build a community of 354 apartments with ball courts, dog parks and playgrounds.

Experts: Federal, state, local governments at fault for vaccine rollout

Sun, 01/17/2021 - 00:47
Frustrated Long Islanders have been spending hours in vain trying to get vaccine appointments after the state expanded vaccinations on Monday.

Long Islanders left to seek vaccinations in bureaucratic haystack

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 23:58
For days, it was like "The Hunger Games" meets "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" out there as Long Islanders scrambled to find vaccines.

Long Islanders struggle to secure appointment for COVID-19 vaccination

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 23:14
The vaccine distribution system has become a source of unending frustration, technological resentment and karmic good fortune.

Cellphone contact list helps police identify pedestrian killed in crash

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 22:21
Police hadn't been able to identify a pedestrian fatally struck by a driver in Deer Park last week until they checked the dead man's cellphone contact list, Suffolk police said.

LIers frustrated after NY cancels vaccine appointments at Stony Brook

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 21:53
As many as 20,000 people may have had vaccination appointments canceled after officials said a link online was improperly circulated, a top aide to Gov. Cuomo said.

Cops: East Patchogue man killed in two-car crash on Sagtikos Parkway in Islip

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 21:41
Jaime Coriano's Nissan struck another car on the parkway and the two vehicles, which both were southbound, left the road and crashed into trees, police said.

Vanderbilt Mansion security guard, tour guide write 'magical' children's book about lost family heirloom

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 19:36
The story, co-written for kids by a security guard and a tour guide at what is now the Vanderbilt Mansion Museum and Planetarium in Centerport, tells the story of a hat lost by a three-year-boy and the cat who helped find it.

Cops: After collision with police car, SUV strikes North Babylon house, catches fire

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 13:38
After the SUV crashed into the home on Elkton Lane, it and the house caught fire, Suffolk police said.

Cops: Car hits, kills man walking bicycle on Montauk Hwy. in East Patchogue

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 04:32
Arturo Peralta of East Patchogue was walking his bicycle along Montauk Highway near Scherger Avenue on Friday when he was hit, Suffolk police said.

Cuomo: Feds opened 'floodgates of eligibility,' causing vaccine crush

Sat, 01/16/2021 - 01:09
The state has administered 74% of its COVID-19 vaccine supply, the governor said, though state officials acknowledged problems with the rollout of a website to book vaccinations.

Experts answer Long Islanders' COVID-19 vaccine questions

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 22:25
Newsday readers submitted more 2,000 questions about the safety, efficacy and rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines to Dr. Anthony Fauci. He answered some of their questions during a recent webinar and for answers to many of the remaining ones, we turned to our local experts.

Smithtown district apologizes after parents complain about speaker

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 02:46
Parents were critical of the inclusion at a school event of an actress who has posted support of Black Lives Matter on social media.

New York State: Scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations more than three months out

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 01:39
An alert posted early Thursday on the state's website said New York is working with a weekly supply of about 300,000 vaccines, while up to 7 million residents qualify for shots.

Melville man facing child porn charges in "sextortion" scheme, Sini says

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 00:59
"He used social media as a hunting ground and lured these young girls into his scheme, using cash payments in exchange for his twisted, ever-increasing demands, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini says.