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Reward offered for arrest in Coram homicide, Suffolk County Police say

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 23:58
In 2019, Suffolk police found 18-year-old Jaifield Gordon shot inside a BMW after a dispute in Coram. On the anniversary of his death, police are asking for the pubic's help to make an arrest.

Riverhead board weighs moratorium to halt some solar projects in Calverton

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 22:40
Residents and town officials have expressed concerns that too many projects were proposed or enacted in recent years, including two that have since been approved, but noted that residential and commercial properties would not be affected.

Commack physical therapist to run 85 miles to inspire children with disabilities

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 21:56
During parts of Christine Astarita's journey from from Montauk to Islandia, she'll push some of her young clients in adaptive strollers while others will peddle along in adaptive tricycles.

Suffolk lawmakers mull preservation of land unsuitable for building in Head of the Harbor

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 21:14
Head of the Harbor trustees agreed that if the purchase of the 15 acres moves forward, they would build and maintain trails on the land as municipal resources become available and would also provide village police coverage. 

High-end apartments planned to replace wedding venue Mediterranean Manor in Patchogue

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 20:28
Wedding venue Mediterranean Manor and Sal's Patchogue Barber Shop are among the properties slated to be replaced by a high-end apartment development.

Town to spend $420,000 to upgrade parks, including serving up eight pickleball courts

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 19:12
Smithtown will spend $420,000 to upgrade four town parks and add eight courts for pickleball — which a town official says came after calls and emails from the sport's enthusiasts.

Montauk's allure grows for year-round living

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 14:54
Long a vacation destination, "The End" now attracts full-timers, but housing inventory is low.

Vance: Patchogue clinic worker charged in scheme to sell bogus vaccine cards

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 14:02
The Bellport resident and a defendant from New Jersey worked together in the fraudulent enterprise, says Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., and each face charges of fifth-degree conspiracy and offering a false instrument for filing.

Officials: Brightwaters company pleads guilty to fraud in billing fire district 

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 02:55
"This company was stealing money from the fire district  — and by extension the taxpayers — with the left hand and shortchanging workers with the right," Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said in a news release.

Business leaders call on MTA to relocate railroad's Yaphank station

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 02:18
Moving the Long Island Rail Road's Yaphank train station closer to Brookhaven National Laboratory will get more use and support Brookhaven's economy, leaders say.

'It's a dream come true': $60 in lottery tickets scores $5 million for Riverhead retiree

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 00:58
Deborah Kowalski, who retired this summer following a 33-year career at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, said she worried about how to afford living on Long Island after her husband died a year ago. That's no longer a concern.

NY health department to craft vaccination or testing policy for school staff, Hochul says

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 00:43
Gov. Kathy Hochul will work with the state Department of Health to craft a policy requiring schoolteachers and staff to undergo weekly testing if they are not vaccinated against COVID-19, the governor's office said Tuesday.

Swastika etched onto Northport playground slide, Suffolk police say

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 23:37
A school district parent discovered the antisemitic graffiti Monday night on a playground slide, authorities said.

Long Island school for disabled students having to deal with busing issues

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 23:35
Officials at the 180-student Henry Viscardi Center for the disabled in Albertson, which is scheduled to open Thursday, said most students probably would miss classes until Sept. 13, unless a way can be found to provide funding for buses.

'It's a shame we've done so little so far. We have to do more,' anti-addiction advocates say

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 22:44
Communities across Long Island observed International Overdose Awareness Day and pledged to help those battling opioid and other addiction and boost awareness of fatal drugs like fentanyl, whose usage has spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dear Mother Nature: Ferry and water taxi operators want better summer weather

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 20:02
"Last year COVID defeated us, and this year Mother Nature defeated us. You can't compete against those two things," said Ken Stein, whose Sayville Ferry Service has seen slower weekend business on its Cherry Grove, Sailors Haven, Water Island and Fire Island Pines ferries.

Feds to begin environmental review for Sunrise Wind project

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 01:32
The project envisions up to 122 turbines upward of 968 feet tall and more than 100 miles of cable to a landing point at Smith Point. 

Long Island weather: Flash flood watch issued for midweek when Ida approaches

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 00:32
Flash flooding is likely Wednesday night into Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida approach the region, forecasters said.

Hurricane Ida rescue team led by FDNY battalion chief from West Islip

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 00:26
Joseph Downey, 59, is leading a team of 83 cops, firefighters and other rescuers to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for help with rescue efforts. Also, a Port Washington kennel operator is taking a caravan south to the Gulf region to pick up dogs already sheltered to free up space for animals displaced by the storm.

Smithtown theater put up for sale amid feud between owner, theater board

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 23:22
A Smithtown spokesman said the theater, now for sale, is an "anchor" that draws foot traffic and provides lessons to "countless young people."