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Two-year anniversary of anti-gang activist's death marked by Brentwood march, vigil 

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 01:19
Family and friends held a vigil for Evelyn Rodriguez and her daughter Kayla Cuevas at the anniversary of their deaths in Brentwood.

Rallies on LI: One for justice in the Taylor case, the other for Trump

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 23:19
Two demonstrations Sunday afternoon drew supporters as months of activism over racism and policing continue and the country enters the homestretch of the presidential election.

New York State COVID-19 infection rate edges above 1%, Cuomo says

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 23:03
Statewide, the infection rate was 1.02% Saturday, with Long Island at 1%. Eight Suffolk establishments were cited for not complying with coronavirus safety requirements, the governor said.

Blacks, Hispanics drive down virus infection rates

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 20:29
The infection-rate decline among Long Island's minority communities contrasts with racial and ethnic disparities that persist across the country.  

Dispute over little backyard treehouse costs Babylon Village residents big bucks

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 19:34
Invoices show that Babylon Village taxpayers have footed the bill of more than $54,000 in two years of litigation over the matter.

Long Island forecast: Warm, cloudy with rain possible this week

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 12:04
The week on Long Island will have plenty of clouds and chances of rain before mostly clear skies return, the National Weather Service says.

Districts say substitute teachers hard to find, especially in coronavirus era

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 10:00
School officials say fewer younger people are going into the field, and retired teachers who have served as substitutes in the past may be sitting this year out due to fear of contracting COVID-19.

Leaders envision turning Brookhaven Lab into a Silicon Valley

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 10:00
Plans call for a high-tech research hub at the facility in Upton that would compete with the tech corridor in California.

Young Long Islanders are largest share of new coronavirus cases

Sun, 09/27/2020 - 02:54
Nassau and Suffolk residents under age 30 account for the largest share of new coronavirus cases since June, data show.

Officials unable yet to identify 2 Gilgo victims, Suffolk's top cop says

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 20:56
Suffolk investigators trying to unravel the mystery of the Gilgo Beach killings have been unable to identify them or potential suspects using the emerging technique known as genetic genealogy.

William Eyring of Hauppauge: Mets fan adored his family

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 20:07
The Hauppauge entrepreneur founded a tech company that wrote assessment software and created databases for various industries.

COVID-19 outbreaks on campus are no surprise, but LI colleges have avoided them so far

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 19:59
While Long Island's universities have avoided the outbreaks that have closed campuses throughout the country, strict adherence to COVID-19 rules has been beyond some students.

LI hospitals prepare for distribution, with four vaccines in final clinical trials

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 19:46
The planning comes as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo vows the state will independently assess coronavirus vaccine research data because of distrust of the Trump administration.

Cops: Man accused of stealing from vehicles in Shoreham, East Shoreham, Wading River

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 02:34
Patrick Fontaine, 38, is suspected of having stolen items such as money, electronics and glasses from unlocked vehicles in Shoreham, East Shoreham and Wading River, police said.

Steve Bellone warns cuts, layoffs could be coming to Suffolk bus services

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 01:49
Steve Bellone said funding for police, public health and contract agencies, and transportation could sustain significant cuts in the county's budget unless Washington sends aid.

School in N. Massapequa among latest to close due to COVID-19; NY virus cases low

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 01:43
The new case count remains low for New York, with 0.96% of people tested coming back as confirmed positives, the state figures show.

Long Island weather: Patchy fog, warm and humid

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 00:41
Patchy fog overnight sets the stage for clouds, sun and possible showers over the weekend due to what the National Weather Service calls "remnants of Beta."

Cops: Deer Park stabbed man outside Deer Park deli after argument

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 22:56
Lenwood Williams stabbed a man outside Deer Park Deli after an argument, said police, who added that the victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening.

Average LI driver spends 81 extra hours a year stuck in traffic, report says

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 22:39
The report by TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group, also ranked the 10 most congested roadways on Long Island, finding a 45-mile stretch of the LIE to be the worst.

Pandemic and holiday season throw LI nonprofit into 'overdrive'

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 09:00
Their goal is to provide a turkey to every family that reaches out to them for the Thanksgiving drive, said the organization's vice president.