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Man who died of Legionnaires' disease, others hospitalized lived on same block

Sat, 10/23/2021 - 00:43
Ten people who lived within a half-mile of Wantagh Avenue and Old Jerusalem Road near the Levittown/Wantagh border were hospitalized with the disease, Nassau County said.  

Hauppauge voters reject plan to sell former Whiporwil School

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 22:09
Hauppauge Superintendent Donald Murphy said the vote likely ended efforts to sell the property to a developer who had planned to build luxury condominium units for a senior living community at the 12.8-acre site.

Majority of LI educators earn at least $100,000 annually, according to new report

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 20:09
Educators say pay levels reflect the region's relatively high cost of living, along with the desire of local school districts to remain competitive in recruiting staff.

Pandemic-fed shortages, slowdowns limit what's for lunch at school

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 15:20
The pandemic supply chain woes that have gridlocked ports and slowed production lines nationwide are affecting Long Island's school cafeteria menus. Workers have been hard to find, too.

FBI: Apparent human remains found in area where Brian Laundrie items discovered

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 12:36
Michael McPherson, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Tampa field office, said the apparent human remains, as well as Laundrie's backpack and notebook, were found in an area that had until recently been under water.

Siena College poll: 78% think daily about protection against COVID-19

Fri, 10/22/2021 - 01:03
The Siena College Research Institute poll found that 35% of New Yorkers think all of the time about protecting themselves and their family from getting COVID-19, while 43% think about it some of the time.

What happened to Gabby Petito? Key developments in the case

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 23:52
A timeline of events leading up to and following the disappearance of Gabrielle Petito, the Blue Point native reported missing while on a cross-country road trip with her fiance, Brian Laundrie.

Trotta, Democrats spar over police contributions as Nov. 2 elections near

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 23:41
Trotta contends union dues are being used for political contributions without members' consent; the union says the contributions are legal.

Islip adds application for federal approval of construction in flood plains to permit process

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 22:42
The change will help property owners avoid the hassle of completing construction only to find out later their home doesn't comply with federal regulations, a town official said.

'Cancer does not discriminate.' Breast cancer survivors tell their stories

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 18:24
Breast cancer is the second-most common cancer among women in the United States. But those diagnosed have plenty of reasons to be hopeful, through screenings with new technology such as 3D mammograms.

LI schools using outdoor classrooms to allow for 'mask breaks'

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 14:25
Dozens of schools have been using outside spaces for instructional purposes to merge learning and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MS-13 gang member admits luring teen to Central Islip woods and killing him, feds say

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 01:04
Jose Omar Sorto Portillo, 18, pleaded guilty in federal court to murder in aid of racketeering for his role in the 2019 murder of 15-year-old Jasson Medrano-Molina.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone tests positive for COVID-19, his office says

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 00:34
The Suffolk County executive will quarantine at home for the next seven days, a spokesman said. No one else on his staff or in his household has tested positive.

Cops: School bus with nearly 30 kids crashes in Manorville, none onboard hurt

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 23:32
The bus hit a van attempting to make a left turn, police said. The driver of the van was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Brooklyn man whose attempted robbery led to 2019 death of LI cop pleads guilty, Queens DA says

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:58
Christopher Ransom pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated manslaughter and first-degree robbery in the death of Brian Simonsen, of Calverton, who was fatally shot while responding to a report of an armed robbery in Queens in 2019.

A. Kathleen Tomlinson, federal magistrate judge with 'keen intellect' and 'kind heart,' dies at 73

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:50
A. Kathleen Tomlinson's favorite role on the bench was swearing in immigrants as new American citizens, colleagues said.

Survey reveals financial hardships, mental health toll of COVID among Jewish on LI

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:20
Jewish households across the region have experienced job losses, food insecurity, and anxiety and depression resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a UJA-Federation of New York survey.

MTA leaders fire back at commuters, say there's plenty of room on trains

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:20
LIRR president Phillip Eng and Metropolitan Transportation Authority acting chairman and CEO Janno Lieber disputed commuters' assertion that trains are running out of space.

Riverhead adopts 12-month moratorium on new commercial solar energy applications

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 21:41
Officials had been considering the move amid concerns from residents in Calverton that too many solar projects had been proposed or enacted in years past.

LI students 'get their hands dirty' studying wildlife, collecting data on local rivers

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 20:24
Organizers say the "A Day in the Life of a River" program introduces students to potential careers while bringing them closer to the natural environment that surrounds them every day.