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Long Island weather: Dense fog, storms today

Sat, 03/19/2022 - 11:48
A dense fog advisory is in effect until noon today and showers and thunderstorms are forecast, with rain expected through the day and into the evening.

First female chief of police at Stony Brook University has a passion for law enforcement

Sat, 03/19/2022 - 09:00
In January, Dawn Smallwood took on the challenge of becoming the first female chief of police in Stony Brook University's 65-year history. "I really want students, faculty and staff to feel like we are their police," Smallwood says.

Cops: Five unlocked cars with key fobs inside stolen in Hauppauge

Sat, 03/19/2022 - 03:51
 Suffolk police are increasing patrols in those communities after thefts of a dozen cars parked outside homes Thursday and Friday, all unlocked and with key fobs inside, authorities said.

Once-sleepy Hamptons wider awake now in winter, spring months

Sat, 03/19/2022 - 01:30
As the pandemic drags on, it's harder to get a table at a Sag Harbor restaurant on winter weekends. Vehicle traffic is up. Trash collection remains in demand. The affordable housing crisis has been exacerbated by spiking housing costs associated with higher demand.

West Islip high school senior wins $40G Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship

Sat, 03/19/2022 - 00:02
Aidan Carman, who in the fall will attend Farmingdale State College, will be the school's first recipient of a national Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship, which will cover all his fees and books.

COVID changed how 20 NYU Long Island School of Medicine students learned

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 23:30
The first graduating class of the NYU Long Island School of Medicine in Mineola saw firsthand how doctors struggled to understand the coronavirus and find effective treatments.

Driver hit fence, parked cars in DWI crash in East Farmingdale, Suffolk police say

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 22:32
Police said the man's passenger was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.

LI's teachers are overwhelmingly white and mostly female — but resignations, retirements could change that

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 18:18
In some districts, minority children, especially boys, may rarely — if ever — see a teacher who looks like them. But expected end-of-school-year resignations and early retirements should create hiring opportunities, education advocates said.

From rum-smuggling fishermen to famous mobsters: Long Island's big role in Prohibition

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 16:12
With over 1,600 miles of indented coastline, the Island had plenty of secret coves, harbors and inlets to which bootleggers could bring in liquor from as far away as the Caribbean and Europe.  

Federal pandemic rent relief largely assisted low-income Long Islanders, state data shows

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 16:05
More than half of the $48.7 million went to help women-run households, according to demographic data. 

Moderna seeks 4th shot; Long Island COVID-19 numbers inch up

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 11:39
The Massachussets-based pharmaceutical company made the request to determine the "appropriate use" of a second booster dose of the mRNA vaccine for all adults. On Tuesday, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech asked federal regulators to authorize an additional booster for seniors.   

Claudio's restaurant, Long Beach and other LI places that were hot spots during Prohibition

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 09:00
Long Island turned into a crucial highway in the efforts to smuggle alcoholic beverages to a thirsty citizenry. 

LIRR union electricians threaten work stoppage over worker's suspension

Fri, 03/18/2022 - 00:16
About 1,000 LIRR union electricians could stage a work stoppage, as they accuse railroad management of violating their contract by suspending a 25-year employee who tested positive for marijuana.

Ward Melville High young scientist Amber Luo makes 'a dream come true' in Regeneron

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 23:11
"I heard Ward Melville and I was like, 'Did I just hear that?' To be able to be in the top three is something everybody dreams of," Amber Luo said about her finish in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition.

Major Long Island business groups call for study of LIPA sale to private entity

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 16:47
A key state legislator called such a study "redundant" and "ill-considered," while LIPA said the review could temporarily lock the agency out of the bond market

Nine LI bridges carrying more than 67,000 total vehicles in 'poor' condition

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 12:56
The bridges, carrying a total of more than 67,000 vehicles daily, are rated poor possibly because of issues with decking, support beams, piers or abutments, according to state Department of Transportation data and experts.

Data: A spike in foreign-born Long Islanders amid better economic numbers

Thu, 03/17/2022 - 04:01
Experts cautioned that despite the positive numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau, international turmoil could still impede the region's economy, and a lag in data has prevented the bureau from fully capturing the effect of COVID-19 restrictions.

Voters across Long Island elect village mayors and trustees

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 23:24
In Hempstead, voters elected a teacher and one-time NFL prospect Noah Burroughs to a one-year term as trustee to the Hempstead Village Board.

LI home sales hit winter lull in February; prices hint possible spring surge

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 22:44
The number of closings last month was the lowest since July 2020. Data released Tuesday by OneKey MLS suggests the spring will bring higher prices. 

Port Jefferson's walkability turns visitors into homebuyers

Wed, 03/16/2022 - 22:44
The waterfront village has restaurants, shops and festivals, with homes including condos, ranches, Colonials and vintage gems.