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Donald Trump: Fair housing rules having 'devastating' impact on suburbs

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 13:25
Requirements that communities track patterns of poverty and segregation are having a "devastating impact" on "once thriving Suburban areas," Trump tweeted.

Cover your face: Dos and don'ts on mask wearing to prevent COVID-19 spread

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 13:23
Newsday interviewed two Long Island doctors about their tips, concerns and key recommendations when it comes to mask wearing to prevent exposure to the coronavirus.

Weekly Long Island water quality report: Seven sites rated poor

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 02:38
Seven sites, including Cold Spring Harbor and parts of Moriches Bay, were given poor ratings due to low dissolved oxygen and water clarity and a harmful algal bloom.

Long Island weather: Sunny Fourth of July

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 01:37
Independence Day should be bright and clear with a high in the low 80s, the National Weather Service said.

Suffolk police: Fentanyl pills being peddled as oxycodone

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 01:30
Suffolk County detectives recently seized counterfeit pills bearing the marking "30mg oxycodone," police said in a statement Friday.

Rally to show support, respect for law enforcement in Smithtown

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 00:30
"Start showing some respect for people who are willing to lay down their lives for you every day," said Noel DiGerolamo, Suffolk PBA president.

'Stay New York smart': Cuomo urges residents to keep coronavirus in check through holiday

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 22:35
New York's continuing low-infection numbers for COVID-19 came as other states broke daily records for the number of new confirmed cases.

Bay Shore district lays off teachers to prepare for 'worst-case scenario'

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:29
Bay Shore schools laid off dozens teachers after the district and teachers' association governing board failed to reach an agreement on deferring salary increases.

Coronavirus on Long Island: Latest updates

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 18:44
See the latest updates from officials, Newsday reporters and more on coronavirus.

Jones Beach, Montauk Downs pools to open

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:30
The two pools had remained closed due to concerns their popularity might make it too hard to protect people from COVID-19.

Long Islanders pine for togetherness on July 4th amid nationwide divisions

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 13:24
Unlike previous, Independence Day celebrations, 2020 means being wary of crowds but also, possibly, a more quiet and peaceful holiday.

Jericho, once a Quaker center, now a big draw for its top schools, accessibility

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 12:12
"Jericho is very residential with sidewalks, where you can push baby carriages and kids can ride their bikes. It makes it easy to get to know your neighbors," a real estate agent says.

 Cuomo's quarantine order for travelers likely to hold up in court, legal experts say 

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:51
However, one state lawmaker said that as a "logistical nightmare," it's designed mostly to discourage travel rather than truly impose widespread quarantines.

Motorcyclist killed in Lindenhurst crash, Suffolk police say

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:48
The Copiague man died Thursday night after crashing into an SUV that was trying to turn left, Suffolk police said.

Coronavirus on Long Island: Updates from July 1, 2

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 02:27
See the latest updates from officials, Newsday reporters and more on coronavirus.

Rep. Tom Suozzi: House bill would bar taxation of Suffolk septic upgrades

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 02:09
Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) said the measure would "reverse a wrongheaded IRS ruling" requiring homeowners to pay federal taxes on water improvement grants.

LI's U.S. Attorney headed for high-level Justice Department job

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 01:56
In his new position, Richard Donoghue will deal with all 93 United States Attorneys in the country, with the bureaucratic title of Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, or in government shorthand, the PADAG.

'Leave the fireworks to the professionals' this holiday weekend, Bellone advises

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 00:14
Suffolk Police Chief Stuart Cameron says officers "will be out in force this weekend looking to track down firework violations." Penalties may be stiff, he says.

Cuomo's office: Not so fast to de Blasio's plans for NYC September schools reopening

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:48
De Blasio had said officials are developing plans to return to in-person instruction starting in September. Suffolk County and Nassau community colleges said they are ready to reopen, mostly for online classes.

Mike LiPetri concedes to Andrew Garbarino in GOP primary in 2nd Congressional District

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:44
Mike LiPetri's suspension of his primary campaign provides a clear path for Andrew Garbarino to become the Republican nominee for the seat long held by Rep. Peter King.