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45,000 strong: Jones Beach crowd walks to fight breast cancer

Mon, 10/18/2021 - 00:37
Organizers said they were on track to raise about $1.7 million for cancer research, education and patient services.

Company says solar farm in Southampton Town could save ratepayers millions

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 21:25
A Boston company has been contracted by the town to lease the land atop a capped landfill in North Sea and build a 4.5-megawatt facility that could save ratepayers in the state's Community Choice Aggregation program $2.4 million over 20 years. 

Gasoline prices rise on Long Island, AAA says

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 19:42
Prices at the pump in Suffolk and Nassau hit an average $3.39 a gallon for regular gas on Sunday, compared to last year's $2.18 average price, according to AAA.

Police investigate hate crime after noose found at Babylon Town senior center in North Amityville

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 18:24
The noose was put around a scarecrow that had been taken from a display at the North Amityville Senior Center in Babylon Town, police said.

Bellmore man plans 9-mile swim to benefit animal rescue

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 15:04
"There's these thousands of beautiful dogs in the shelter just waiting for homes," said Tom Collings, who plans a nine-mile swim Oct. 17 to promote animal adoption.

Sayville residents renew efforts to block proposed Greybarn apartments

Sun, 10/17/2021 - 14:48
They held a recent rally and plan another in late October to oppose the proposed four-story buildings for the luxury housing complex, which they say are too tall for the surrounding residential community and would generate more traffic.

2 more Long Island deaths from COVID-19 as total surpasses 9,700 

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 23:35
State data submitted to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there have been at least 9,764 Long Island deaths from the virus — 5,055 in Nassau and 4,709 in Suffolk.

A change in location: More Blacks leaving Long Island for the South

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 22:34
Long Island leaders said the region's high cost of housing, economics and social inequities are slowly pushing some Blacks to move to other parts of the country, the South in particular.

Supporters, critics sound off on green amendment, on statewide ballots next month

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 20:17
Supporters say it could strengthen lawsuits against polluters and force lawmakers to weigh environmental benefits when considering legislation. But opponents argue the amendment's vague wording could lead to costly lawsuits and stall infrastructure.

New COVID-19 cases on Long Island exceed 800, state data shows

Sat, 10/16/2021 - 00:09
Nassau County logged 286 new daily cases in test results from Thursday, while Suffolk had 534. Long Island has been in that general range of new cases for weeks following the delta variant surge that started in mid-July.

Riverhead rally planned to push Washington to prioritize path to citizenship

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 23:50
Local organizers want Congress to enact immigration reform immediately by keeping provisions in the pending budget reconciliation bill that will benefit farmworkers, essential workers and DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.

Suffolk health commissioner: Fourth West Nile virus case in county

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 23:22
The individual, who was not hospitalized and has recovered, is over the age of 50 and from the Town of Huntington, said Dr. Gregson Pigott in a news release. 

Judge denies Spota, McPartland's bail request during appeal

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 22:31
The judge ordered former Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota and an ex-aide of his to surrender to prison officials in December after denying their motion to stay free on bail while appealing their corruption convictions.

Invasive red seaweed spreading "everywhere," LI researchers say

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 21:34
A report by an environmental group found mixed results for the health of the Great South Bay.

Man stabbed to death in Bay Shore street fight, Suffolk police say

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 17:28
Anthony Gilbert, a 24-year-old Bay Shore man, was declared dead at the scene on Walbridge Avenue, police said

Scott Carroll, known as the 'South Shore rapist' in the 1980s, dies in prison

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 16:34
Retired Suffolk Det. Bob Doyle described Carroll as the most dangerous criminal in the history of Suffolk County.

Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti chime in on Sayville field controversy on WFAN morning show

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 14:12
WFAN morning show hosts talk on air about the turf vs. grass situation for Sayville's homecoming game against East Islip.

Telehealth visits down, but concept here to stay, health care officials predict

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 13:01
The sharp rise in video and phone medical visits at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 has subsided, but telehealth appointments remain far more common than they were before the pandemic, health care system officials say.

The beer taps at Hampton Bays' Boardy Barn could be gone for good

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 10:08
The legendary Hamptons summer watering hole is up for sale, with no word on its future, and there are worries about a ripple effect that could hurt nearby businesses.

Nine more people die of COVID-19 as Long Island death tally tops 9,700

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 23:39
Six people died in Suffolk County, and three died in Nassau County, according to state data released Thursday. Statewide, a total of 40 people died of coronavirus-related causes.