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Suspect in Suffolk cop stabbing was violent even in custody, prosecutors say

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 03:52
Jonathan Nunez, 25, struggled with EMTs who transported him in an ambulance to Long Island Community Hospital and kicked a police officer in the eye, according to prosecutors, who said the suspect had to be sedated. 

Babylon Village offers tentative $11M budget with 2.76% tax increase for 2021-22

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 02:41
The proposed $11M spending plan pierces the tax cap and is $800,000 less than the current budget, but Mayor Adams says residents will not see a reduction in services.

Cops: Central Islip man charged in fatal shooting of Freeport resident

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 01:47
Detectives arrested Tulio Ayala, 42, and charged him for the fatal shooting of Daniel Garcia-Carbajal, 19, of Freeport.

Sikhs, Hindus mark harvest festival across Long Island

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:26
Celebrated on April 13 or April 14, Vaisakhi marks the traditional start of the Punjabi New Year, as well as the Hindu Solar New Year and the Nepalese New Year.

Kittens under the hood: Tiny felines rescued from engine of Deer Park woman's car

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 00:02
After a chilly, wet Monday night, the three kittens — between six-and eight-weeks old — somehow climbed up under the car's hood and wedged themselves against the engine block for an improvised shelter.

Bellone, advocates call for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 21:45
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone plans to send a letter to the region's Congressional delegation calling for them to pass a bill that will include a pathway to citizenship for people here illegally while strengthening the border.

What will summer look like on Long Island? Here's a preview.

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:33
It could look a lot like last summer — but there's hope: The Bethpage Air Show is set to return. The Long Island Ducks might play ball, and shows and concerts are on track to come back. And of course there's the beaches and parks.

Baiting Hollow offers country life close to shopping hub

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:44
The pastoral landscapes with rolling hills are not far from Riverhead's Route 58 commercial strip, which has plenty of retail outlets.

Huntington board moves forward with development of senior housing at Indian Hills

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:28
John Hayes, president of the Fort Salonga Property Owners Association, which represents about 300 homes, said important concerns raised by the association were "completely ignored" by the Huntington planning board.

Outdoor graduation ceremonies of more than 500 people OK with restrictions, Cuomo says

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:59
The governor also announced guidance for smaller outdoor and indoor ceremonies, including capacity restrictions and COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements, after limitations last year severely curtailed in-person graduations.

'Let's vaccinate them at the schools': New York's vaccine push focusing on students

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:49
Gov. Cuomo said during a visit to Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood that the state will send doses to colleges.

Precinct supervisor: 'We thought we had lost' injured cop after suspect stabbed him

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:44
Suffolk police Sgt. Frank Samartino said he decided to transport Officer Christopher Racioppo to a hospital in a patrol car because the three-year police veteran looked like he was bleeding to death.

Projected fatal drug overdoses increased on LI during the pandemic, statistics show

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 23:35
Projected fatal drug overdoses increased 34% in Nassau and nearly 12% in Suffolk during 2020, which experts say is linked to social isolation, financial anxieties and mental health challenges caused by the pandemic.

Regents seek greater emphasis on diversity in school curricula, hiring

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 22:22
Board members' blueprint suggests that efforts could include diversification of workforces, as well as greater inclusion in social studies guidelines of historical acts of racism and bigotry. 

State figures: New York nursing home staff lagging in getting COVID-19 vaccine

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 22:21
Nursing home executives said they've been relentless in messaging the importance of vaccinations, but four of every 10 staff members have declined the shots for the coronavirus despite having priority access.

Unkechaug Nation moves to evict operator of Fast Gas station

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 22:19
But representatives for the gas station owner say she plans to fight the eviction and the station was still open Monday morning.

Patchogue dedicates plaque in memory of Marcelo Lucero as brother urges everybody to 'make peace'

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 21:50
The unveiling at Village Hall came on what what would have been Lucero's 50th birthday and prompted calls for peace and more efforts to resist hatred more than 12 years after he was killed by a group of teens who had targeted Hispanic men.

Riverhead suing DEC over permit impasse that threatens $40M EPCAL sale

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 21:01
The state agency said the town's application will not be deemed complete unless it designates the SCWA, not its own water district, as the provider of public water to a proposed Calverton subdivision.

Pandemic opened courts to virtual operations, but challenges persist

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 17:36
A Newsday survey found that embracing videoconference technology was key to keeping the legal system running during the pandemic. But some of the region's top legal officials also agreed challenges remain.

LI federal Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein, killed in hit-and-run, remembered as trailblazer, devoted mom

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 17:01
U.S. District Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein's sons said their mother was in Boca Raton, Florida, visiting friends when police said she was killed on a sidewalk by a hit-and-run driver. They remembered her as "everything a child could want from a mother."