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SCWA: Lengthen statute of limitations so polluters can pay for cleanup

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 03:21
Most people, the EPA says, have been exposed to PFOS and PFOA because they were widely used in consumer products.

NYPD sergeant from Seaford released from hospital after friendly fire shooting

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:46
An NYPD sergeant from Long Island -- who survived a friendly fire shooting in Queens that killed a detective -- was released from the hospital, shortly after prosecutors postponed the arraignment of the suspect.

Educators: LI lags far behind in providing early education programs

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:41
Most pre-K offerings in the two-county region, where available, are half-day and last about 2.5 hours. By contrast, New York City offers access to a full-day, funded program for all 4-year-olds.

Suffolk County extends amnesty program on outstanding moving violations, parking tickets 

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:29
Suffolk County has extended the amnesty program that waives late fees and penalties on outstanding moving violations, red light citations and parking tickets.

Some LI tech execs happy at Amazon's decision to abandon Queens plans

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:45
Some Long Island tech executives said they're happy about Amazon's decision to abandon plans for a 25,000-job headquarters in Queens.

Long Island weather: Friday temps in the 50s and possible showers

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:24
So, who's up for chances of showers Friday, with temperatures rising to the low 50s?

Reps. Peter King, Lee Zeldin urge county sheriffs to honor ICE detainers

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 00:04
Republican Reps. Lee Zeldin and Peter King on Thursday urged the Nassau and Suffolk County sheriffs to comply with all federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests and maintain ICE's presence in correctional facilities.

Half Hollow Hills High School East wins 'We the People' contest

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 23:00
A 15-student team from Half Hollow Hills High School East in Dix Hills won the state championship in a competition that tested student knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.

Wyandanch teen wins $25G scholarship

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 23:00
A Wyandanch teenager is among 106 students named national scholars and recipients of a $25,000 scholarship through the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Mineola student wins $50K scholarship

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 23:00
A Mineola High School sophomore was the grand prize-winner and the recipient of a $50,000 scholarship in a contest that aims to inspire girls to showcase their academic skills.

Half Hollow Hills High School East wins 'We the People'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 23:00
A 15-student team from Half Hollow Hills High School East in Dix Hills was named state champion in a competition that tests student knowledge of the U.S. Constitution.

Paint and click: Older artists find new markets in Craigslist, Facebook, Instagram

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 23:00
Debbie Viola watched in disbelief from her Midtown perch as the second plane erupted into a fireball. By the time the Twin Towers fell in a blinding ash heap on Sept. 11, the legal secretary was attempting to flee her office when her boss handed off a thick stack of work to take with her.

Bayport-Blue Point Library expects to open in former convent in two years

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:15
The new Bayport-Blue Point Public Library will use the convent's chapel as a reading room. The new site will offer 104 parking spaces, compared to the current library's 62 spaces.

Commuters question value of LIRR ticket during community forum

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:31
The LIRR president heard the concerns more than a week before the MTA board is set to vote on a proposed fare increase, which would bring the average monthly LIRR ticket to $344.

Bilingual Birdies parent-and-me class should arrive in Valley Stream in March

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:54
The class features a yellow chick puppet who only speaks Spanish.

More than a dozen quilts telling stories of African-American history on display in Freeport

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:45
More than a dozen quilts will be on display in Freeport through March 10.

LI couples married for 50-plus years give advice to newlyweds

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:00
These longtime lovebirds reflect on decades of marriage and offer advice to newlyweds for Valentine's Day and beyond.

Historic Shelter Island home lists $1.099M

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:00
A historic Victorian in the Heights historic district of Shelter Island is on the market for $1.099 million.

Islip approves $25M in funding for projects

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:00
The Islip Town Board Tuesday approved funding for more than $25 million in capital projects, including fixing roads and parks and improvements at the town airport.

Water providers put cost for 1,4-dioxane treatment systems at $840M

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:00
Long Island water providers say an estimated $840 million price tag to add treatment systems to 185 drinking water wells contaminated by 1,4-dioxane -- a chemical the state is expected to regulate this year -- could lead to a spike in water rates.