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Budget-friendly Roosevelt touted for its community spirit

5 hours 26 min ago
The Nassau County hamlet has affordable homes, many with taxes under $10,000, and an easy commute.

LI forecast: Hot and humid with overcast skies

5 hours 58 min ago
Expect today to be hot and humid with overcast skies and temperatures approaching 90 degrees, forecasters at the National Weather Service said.

Teens speak up about Riverhead's marijuana sales plans in town

6 hours 26 min ago
They suggested the town board consider establishing clear family-friendly zones prohibiting alcohol and marijuana use, training requirements for individuals selling cannabis at retail and on-site locations, and expanding compliance checks to include such locations.

NYPD: Copiague mother, daughter killed by drunken driver in Queens

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 02:40
The driver who hit the woman and her 10-year-old daughter told the police he was speeding and had consumed some vodka at a beach, according to the Queens District Attorney's Office.

Numbers of COVID-19 cases on Long Island, in state continue to edge up

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 02:13
Long Island had the second-highest seven-day average of positive COVID-19 tests in the New York State at 2.23% on Saturday, according to figures released by the state.

Cops: Jeep struck, knocked off Farmingville overpass; other driver charged with DWI 

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 01:34
The Jeep landed on its roof on the road below, and the driver suffered minor injuries, while the operator of the car that caused the Farmingville accident was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

Speed probed as factor in head-on Quogue crash that killed 5

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 01:15
Both drivers died, as well as three former Manhasset lacrosse players — two of them brothers — in the collision on Montauk Highway. A sixth person was critically injured.

Rate impact of LIPA's green energy transition remains unclear

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 00:51
Billions in new investments are planned for the grid, while old plants will be retired. How will those costs balance out, and will customers pay more? 

Cops: Three swimmers rescued from Great South Bay by Marine Bureau officers

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 23:13
Suffolk police say the three drifted about a mile from their boat after going swimming but had gone too far to get back.

LIRR labor leaders fault MTA plan for operation of East Side Access terminal

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 22:25
The labor leaders are balking at an MTA proposal to hire outside contractors to run the LIRR's new East Side Access terminal in Manhattan — a plan they say would deny jobs to LIRR union workers and create a new layer of bureaucracy.

Navy veteran, 95, from Long Island honored for WWII service in Okinawa

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 22:20
William Gomez, a former resident of Brentwood and Bay Shore who served in the Navy Seabees, received a commemorative pin on the deck of the museum aircraft carrier USS Midway.

Browns River dredging almost a decade overdue, work 'can't wait,' state senator says

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 22:16
State Sen. Alexis Weik says the $2 million project for Browns River, a key waterway for boaters and businesses, is awaiting funding and permit approvals from several agencies.

Joseph Minerva of Huntington, longtime Republic Aviation machinist, dies at 92

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 20:36
Joseph Minerva of Huntington helped design the instruments that produced one of Long Island's most famous aircraft, Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog."

Cops: Runaway bull still on the run, on sixth day after escape from Moriches farm

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 20:07
The search continued overnight and into Sunday but the 1,500-pound bull still had eluded capture.

Long Island forecast: A mix of sun and clouds before the heat returns Monday

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 18:47
For the rest of Sunday, a chance of showers continues before summer heat is back Monday and Tuesday with temperatures in the low 90s along with a mix of sun and clouds, and then a slight cool down through the weekend, the National Weather Service says.

LI nonprofit that trains women to be civic leaders graduates latest class

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 09:00
The 10 graduates of SEPA Mujer — who come from Central and South America — are the fourth group to complete the program that aims to educate and empower women to become leaders in their communities.

Cops say they believe triple killing in Farmingville was a targeted attack

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 00:20
Police continued to search for suspects and did not reveal a motive in the slayings.

Long Island's 7-day positivity rate above 2%, highest since April, state data shows

Sun, 07/25/2021 - 00:06
The 2.08% seven-day positivity rate for Long Island was the highest since April 28, state health department data shows. Less than a month ago, on June 29, the seven-day rate was 0.35%.

Honors for a longtime LI firefighter who helps kids find a spark

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 23:24
Louis Valentino has spent decades mentoring teens and local youths who eventually became firefighters themselves. He was recognized for his efforts at a ceremony in East Patchogue.

Cops say their efforts at LGBTQ outreach, inclusion are nothing new

Sat, 07/24/2021 - 21:21
As in Nassau, Suffolk officials and police brass have embraced a new fraternal organization advocating for LGBTQ causes, supporters on the force say. But there has been a longtime effort by police in both counties to bridge divides.