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Town of Riverhead cracks down on bunker fishermen

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 03:30
Town issues summons after complaints from neighbors, limiting one of the few open fishing sectors available to local baymen.

Groups treating Alzheimer's, dementia patients try to retool services

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 01:24
They must now devote more time to looking after their loved ones as organizations scramble to fill in the gap for structured activities that benefited the patients and their loved ones.

'Terrified' Long Island nurses worry about reusing protective gear

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 01:02
Health care workers say equipment is in short supply and are concerned that new practices during the pandemic are unsafe to them and their patients.

Cuomo: Long Island area of concern as NY coronavirus cases exceed 100,000; sending National Guard to get ventilators

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 00:41
For several consecutive days in Nassau County and the past two days in Suffolk County, the new number of COVID-19 infections detected surpassed 1,000 cases, new state figures show. 

Coronavirus on Long Island: See latest updates

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 00:36
Get live updates from officials, Newsday reporters and more on coronavirus.

Experts: Homemade masks advisable in some situations to guard against COVID-19

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 00:02
Infectious disease experts say homemade masks can be a good idea for healthy individuals and those who are not caring for infected patients for continuous hours.

LIRR, hit hard on different fronts by crisis, tries to forge ahead

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 23:51
Dozens of workers have been stricken with the virus, and ridership has plummeted amid the outbreak.

More than 50,000 LIers filed for unemployment last week, data show

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 23:23
That was more than 37 times the number of jobless claims filed in the same week a year ago, the state Department of Labor said. 

Cops: Burglary suspect who prompted chase that injured Riverhead Town officer arrested

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 22:56
Alfred Cowell, 40, was spotted by Suffolk deputy sheriffs conducting an unrelated narcotics investigation, said the sheriff's office.

Nassau survey: 7 out of 10 firms may lay off workers

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 22:49
In Suffolk, 1,280 business owners surveyed have together already laid off or furloughed more than half of their workers. 

Doctor: Expect wave of new coronavirus patients on LI in next few weeks

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 22:16
Mather Hospital's Dr. Adam Wos said coronavirus patients on Long Island haven't peaked yet. Expect numbers to rise in coming weeks.

Suffolk judge resigns after burglary conviction

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 22:00
ALBANY — After being convicted on burglary charges, a Suffolk County District Court judge has resigned and agreed never to seek a judicial office again, a state commission announced Friday.

Michael V. Talbert, pastor and pillar of Wyandanch community, dies at 63

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 20:54
The youngest of 11 children, Talbert served as an adviser to President Bill Clinton and helped parishioners of all income levels achieve their dreams of homeownership. 

Police scaling back search for acclaimed photographer Peter Beard

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 20:23
The 82-year-old Peter Beard, who suffers from dementia, went missing near his home in Montauk Tuesday afternoon, East Hampton Town Police said.

Island schools get bump in state aid package, but funding not guaranteed

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 19:38
New York allotted $3.31 billion in aid for the 2020-21 school term to the Island's 120-plus districts under a budget approved Friday.

Bicyclist seriously hurt in Lake Ronkonkoma crash, Suffolk police say

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 18:09
The woman was riding a bicycle heading north on Lakeshore Drive Thursday night when she collided with a southbound 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, police said.

LI nonprofits face drop in donations, volunteers amid coronavirus outbreak

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:59
The Long Island Community Foundation has created a fund to help nonprofits cope with disruptions to their funding streams during the crisis.

Seaford, a former fishing community, offers good schools, quality of life

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 15:11
Properties don't take long to sell in Seaford: Some age-restricted condos that originally sold of $499,000 are priced at $600,000 now, an agent says.

Coronavirus: Your questions answered

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 14:23
Our guide to what you need to know about the pandemic.

As calls flood seal center, agency cautions beachgoers on sightings

Fri, 04/03/2020 - 13:10
Sea mammal protection groups are urging people to keep 'social distance' from the animals.