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Suffolk town supervisors ID 252 parcels they want county to buy as part of preservation program

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 23:56
Town supervisors in eight of the 10 Suffolk County towns have identified 252 environmentally sensitive parcels they want the county to pursue purchasing help preserve open spaces for future generations of Long Islanders.  

Plan to name Suffolk courthouse after county's 1st Black elected judge

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 23:54
Under the proposal, the Suffolk County Supreme Court Building in Central Islip would be renamed for Justice Marquette L. Floyd, who retired in 2002 and died in December at age 92.

Smithtown Fire Department replaces thin blue line flag

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 22:46
The move comes as fire and police departments across the country confront the complicated symbolism of the flag.

Elmont sees brisk home sales, awaits multipurpose complex

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 19:26
The UBS Arena project, set to open later this year, will also have a 250-room hotel and 350,000 square feet of retail space, according to Newsday reports.

Long Island weather: Rain and wind today; unusually warm tomorrow

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 17:31
Umbrellas are advisable today, but Long Islanders are then in for a few days of sunny weather, with highs expected in the middle and upper 40s tomorrow, the National Weather Service said.

State issues reopening rules for nursing home visits, movie theaters and weddings

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 14:57
The governor also said he is asking school districts to report to their local governments their progress toward returning to in-person instruction in classrooms and the inroads made to vaccinate teachers.

Wyandanch library board trustees set meeting on effort to gain special-district status

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 00:47
The library board has hired attorney Edward Pichardo of Manhattan to assist with the separation process, but Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has vetoed the last several attempts to create special-district libraries upstate.  

Huntington Station street renamed for Agnes Hiller, longtime pastor and community activist

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 23:12
The Rev. Agnes Hiller, dubbed the hamlet's Mother Teresa because she raised dozens of children from difficult backgrounds, ministered at Mt. Cavalry Holy Church until 1994 and died at 102 in 2006.

Forecast: Rain through Monday evening; rain and snow showers Tuesday

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 22:52
Rain and snow showers will return to LI Tuesday before the rest of the workweek turns sunny.

Vincent Bello Sr., plumber foreman and Marine veteran of North Babylon, dies at 83

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 19:49
As a union plumber, Bello worked jobs throughout Manhattan and the Bronx, mostly as a foreman. Among the many construction and renovation jobs he worked were the Revlon Building and Misericordia Hospital in the Bronx.

Proposed Amityville Village police reforms include body cams, and online data of traffic stops and arrests

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 15:46
Residents brought up the need to hire more African American and female officers. The Amityville Village department has 25 sworn members, and all are male and 91.3% are white, according to police data.

Riverhead schools: More students from downtown development could strain district

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 11:47
A statement from the school district said it already faces increased demands for instructional space in each of the district's seven buildings.

COVID is shaping the evolution of nursing homes, experts say

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 02:28
Nursing homes of the near future may look less like hospital complexes and more like small, cozy homes with eight or 10 residents, which will include sanitized "safe rooms" for family visits and employ robotics and indoor drones to serve residents, experts say.

Long Island forecast: Sunny, dry week after rainy Monday 

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 01:35
"Drama-free weather," is how National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Radell described the week, following a winter season with five major storms. 

Huntington Town councilman to vie for supervisor seat

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 23:37
"Chad can't win," Gene Cook said. "The polls are just so against him." Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci said he was ready to fight for his seat.

Cuomo: Nassau resident New York's 1st South African COVID-19 case

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 23:15
Scientists and health officials believe the South African and U.K. variants of COVID-19 seem to spread more rapidly than the current dominant strain but more research is needed to determine whether they are more deadly or less responsive to the current vaccines.  

Brookhaven residents: We don't want to become 'garbage capital'

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 22:26
Neighbors say a proposed waste station in Medford to collect demolition debris would add to other trash-processing sites already in town.

Lela C. Zappetti, of Patchogue, a nurse who saw comedy as a perfect remedy

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 21:14
Boundless love, generosity and an uncommon talent for unabashed comedy won her the hearts of family, friends, patients as well as co-workers.

Patchogue man killed in village hit-and-run, Suffolk police say

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 20:48
The 32-year-old victim was hit while walking just before 4 a.m. on North Ocean Avenue, police said.

LIPA trustee Matthew Cordaro dies; expert backed Shoreham nuke plant, a fully public LIPA

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 20:44
The onetime executive of the Long Island Lighting Co. battled in favor of the Shoreham nuclear plant and went on to advocate for affordable rates as a LIPA trustee.