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Long Island forecast: Sunny, warm and clear through Wednesday

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 12:53
The next chance of showers comes Wednesday night, the National Weather Service says.

Workforce, middle-class homebuyers shut out on Shelter Island

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 05:45
The only one of the five East End towns where no high-density affordable housing developments have been built is working on two new projects to address the need, but there is opposition from those who say "people aren't entitled to live where they want to live." 

Authorities search vast Florida park for Brian Laundrie, missing 'person of interest' in Gabriella Petito's disappearance

Sun, 09/19/2021 - 01:42
Authorities scouring vast parklands for Gabrielle Petito, the Blue Point native who went missing during a cross-country trip, and her fiance Brian Laundrie, who went to a Florida park and hasn't been seen since.  

Blue Point native Gabrielle Petito 'loved that van life.' Now she's missing.

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 23:23
She left Long Island in early July with her fiance, destined for the West Coast, with plans to go hiking and camping in some of the country's most scenic locales. The search for answers in her disappearance continues.

If you see it, kill it: Why this pretty bug has experts sounding alarms

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 20:51
The spotted lanternfly may be pleasing to the eye, but the invasive insect, which has turned up on Long Island, can be very destructive. Experts explain why they are asking the public to slay them on sight.

Long Island weather: Mostly good weather for last weekend of summer

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 19:46
The National Weather Service says Saturday will be partly sunny with a high near 82.

Fiance of missing Long Island woman goes missing too, attorney says

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 11:26
Brian Laundrie, the man labeled by police as a "person of interest" in the disappearance of his fiancee, Blue Point native Gabrielle Petito, has gone missing from his Florida home, police and his attorney said.

FDA advisory panel rejects widespread Pfizer booster shots

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 01:48
An influential federal advisory panel has overwhelmingly rejected a plan to give Pfizer-BioNTech booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, but it endorsed the extra shots for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.

Gillibrand to reintroduce federal gun trafficking bill

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 00:11
The measure would amend federal law making trafficking of firearms a federal crime and create fines and penalties for people who "knowingly ship, transport and transfer firearms to an individual not legally allowed to possess a gun," the senator said.

Locals celebrate opening of LGBT senior housing in Bay Shore

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 23:08
Residents have started moving into a new Bay Shore building that community members, elected officials and other advocates celebrated Friday as the nation's first affordable housing complex for LGBT senior citizens constructed outside of urban America.

Hey Long Island, time to leave the car at home and walk it/bike it/train it

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 20:41
Though Car Free Day — observed in more than 3,100 cities in 50 countries — is a center point of Long Island Mobility Week, advocates use the week to highlight related activities and topics of discussion, such as electric vehicles.

With 2 stores opening this month, Lidl nearly done with Best Market takeover on LI

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 09:22
Discount grocer Lidl is nearly finished putting its stamp on the Best Market supermarkets on Long Island it bought to break into the local market in 2019. 

Missing woman's family pleads with fiance's family, public for help in search; police release body camera footage

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 01:42
In the Moab, Utah, body camera video, police interview Gabrielle Petito and Brian Laundrie on Aug. 12 about the events leading to their physical altercation.    

LI surpasses 1,000 new daily cases of COVID-19, including 595 in Suffolk

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 00:37
Nassau County registered 480 new cases in test results from Wednesday, while Suffolk County logged 595 cases, for a total of 1,075.

Local health officials set to give COVID-19 boosters once U.S. OKs them

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 00:15
Plans hinge on what a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has to say about the booster shots at a meeting Friday, followed by a recommendation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Brentwood street renamed in honor of volunteer who delivered meals to seniors

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 00:01
"The unveiling of William Ayala Way is special because it was indeed his way of being that positively impacted everyone he encountered," Ayala's niece Sylvia Diaz said. 

Sag Harbor Marine killed by suicide bomber in Iraq, other vets to be honored at museum ceremony

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 22:35
A museum spokesman said the Saturday's event, which will include a parade of armored vehicles, is believed to be the nation's first community tribute of its kind to those deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Amagansett's 'Truck Beach' belongs to oceanfront homeowners, appeals court rules

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 21:31
The state Court of Appeals denied East Hampton Town's motion to appeal the case, ending the yearslong lawsuit pitting the access rights of town residents and commercial fishermen against beachfront property owners.

Hauppauge residents to vote on proposed sale of shuttered elementary school

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 21:27
A developer plans to build a luxury senior living community at the now-closed Whiporwil School. The sale requires approval by district residents in an Oct. 21 referendum.

Residents concerned over progress, direction of Coindre Hall's restoration plans

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 20:00
As Phase I of the restoration project continues, some residents say they are not happy with the progress and the possible direction of plans for the historic property in Huntington.