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Middle Island man charged with distributing fentanyl, federal prosecutors say

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 03:10
A Middle Island man officials believe is linked to two fatal drug overdoses was charged with one count of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl Thursday in the Eastern District of New York.

Suffolk school bus camera program starts Monday

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 02:12
The program aims to stop motorists from passing stopped school buses.

Farmingville Historical Society wants your help to solve a 19th century mystery

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 02:09
The society is asking the public to see who can unravel how Aris Smith, believed to have been a resident of the hamlet, lived, and how she died at 20, on July 5, 1873. The competition carries with it a $100 prize.

NY: Long Island vaccine sites focusing on hard-hit areas; virus positivity declining

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 00:59
As the virus numbers decline, the state is increasingly reopening its economy and other activities, while officials remain cautious to protect progress made. The pop-up sites focused on communities with high rates of COVID-19.

Mount Sinai cemetery worker killed when grave collapses on him, police say

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:43
The worker at Washington Memorial Park was "leveling out the bottom of a grave when the grave collapsed," trapping him under mounds of dirt, Suffolk police say.

Wyandanch library abruptly ends public meeting

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 23:38
A Zoom call to discuss the library's proposal to separate from the school district ends even as residents tried to ask more questions.

Suffolk IDA OKs tax aid for Henry Schein HQ, responds to critics

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:26
The IDA gave final approval for $3.1 million in tax breaks over 15 years to keep the Henry Schein HQ in Melville, where 1,223 people work.

Liver fluke in Vietnam veterans would be studied under bill from LI representatives

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 22:00
The legislation would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to study the prevalence of the cancer-causing liver fluke to determine whether exposure to the parasite during the Vietnam War should be considered a service-related benefit.

Federal judge in Spota-McPartland criminal case said she would unseal some court records

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:17
The federal judge who presided over the case said that she would unseal a number of the records that were not made public during the trial, including material relating to former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke.

Sports enthusiast uses DJs, entertainment to inject energy into arm wrestling league

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 15:15
Gerren Nixon formed the Urban Arm Wrestling League in 2019 to sponsor tournaments and promote the sport on Long Island, and uses some of the proceeds to fund a charity and a scholarship fund for Wyandanch High School students.

Sini: Sound Beach man pleads guilty to Lake Ronkonkoma illegal dumping

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:06
Rocco Schuster, 51, must pay Brookhaven Town $2,119.04 in restitution for cleanup, and forfeit a 2000 Freightliner FL50 truck his attorney says was used in the dumping. 

Way to Go! Hampton Bays senior launches virtual dance program

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:00
"It's important that we keep students engaged and doing things they love outside of their core subjects," says Tara Lauther.

Suffolk School Notebook: Half Hollow Hills team wins 'We the People'

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:00
The competition asked students to defend positions on historical and contemporary issues — from foreign policy to freedom of speech — in simulated congressional hearings.

TWA Flight 800 wreckage to be dismantled, NTSB says

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 01:42
Advances in techniques to study airplane crashes have made the reconstructed Boeing 747 less important as a tool to teach investigative skills, the NTSB says.

Amazon plans giant warehouse in Melville to make 'last-mile' deliveries

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 01:19
The retailers would rent two adjacent buildings in Melville that had been used by bankrupt Rubie's Costume Co., documents show.

Wantagh High seniors back to remote after virus cases linked to 'social gathering'

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 00:05
The cases prompted school officials to shut down in-person instruction and place all senior class members in full-time remote classes this week, just as the state has been encouraging a return to classroom instruction and more teacher vaccinations.

Pickup crashes into Riverhead home amid apparent medical emergency, police say

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 23:57
The driver, who had an apparent medical emergency, and a passenger were trapped inside the vehicle but were pulled to safety by firefighters, police said. Both were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, police added, while an occupant of the home escaped serious injury.

Finally, almost move-in day at East Hampton Town's first affordable condos

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 23:30
Residents of the town's first affordable housing condominium complex are finally expected to move in this weekend following nearly 15 months of delays tied to air-quality concerns.

NY: 2nd case of virus variant found on Long Island, though positivity rate is falling

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:37
The new case follows Long Island's first reported case of a South African variant of the coronavirus on Sunday. Positivity levels have declined steadily in the state and in the region following a post-holiday surge of infections.

Southold Town worker faces child porn charges

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 01:35
Federal prosecutors say the building department employee and Boy Scout leader was found in possession of "disturbing" images.