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Bidding wars rocket prices up in formerly affordable East End communities

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 16:07
"It used to be, you'd walk into a million-dollar house and you'd feel like, 'this is a million-dollar house,'" one broker said, as median prices in formerly affordable areas have rocketed.

Cops: Hit-and-run driver injures 2 pedestrians in North Lindenhurst

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 11:48
The two victims were treated at a hospital and are expected to survive while the driver was found by cops about 15 minutes after the collision, officials say.

Walmart Supercenter opening this fall in Yaphank as retailer courts more grocery shoppers

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 09:00
Set for a November opening at The Boulevard development, the store is part of Walmart's effort to court more grocery shoppers.

Apart for nearly three years, longtime friends to reunite following COVID-19 lockdown

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 03:16
Rita Burke, 93, and Mickie Del Rosso, 92, plan to see each other for the for the first time in three years on Thursday. The two have been friends since they were students at William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens in the 1940s. 

Hochul changes policy, acknowledges 12,000 more COVID-19 deaths than Cuomo reported

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 23:52
Gov. Kathy Hochul made an immediate break with the Cuomo administration by releasing a comprehensive toll of COVID-19 deaths, replacing a policy that kept New York's numbers lower than federal tallies.

NYS Regents urge discussion of racism, diversity in classrooms

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 23:20
The state's Board of Regents has called for school districts to discuss in classrooms the role racism plays in America, to diversify their staffs, and to teach in ways that respond to the increasing diversity of student bodies.

Copiague man killed in crash outside home; driver charged with DWI, Suffolk police say

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 23:09
Suffolk police said the man was standing between two parked cars when the driver crashed into one, pinning him against the other.

Court rejects DEC request to stay ruling invalidating permit for Sand Land mine

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 22:55
Southampton Town, civic groups and neighboring landowners sued the state agency in 2019 over a permit allowing the Noyack operation — which a 2018 Suffolk County report linked to groundwater contamination — to dig deeper and operate for 8 more years.

Shinnecock Nation inks new cannabis partnership

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 22:35
The deal with TILT Holdings would provide up to $18 million to fund retail, cultivation and wellness centers on tribal land.

State-run mass vaccination sites may be resurrected, says NY Gov. Kathy Hochul

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 23:30
Newly installed Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday she may reopen state-run mass vaccination sites, in part to meet demand for a booster shot against COVID-19.

Masks mandatory for students, staff at schools throughout New York, Hochul says

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 23:24
The new governor also ordered mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for teachers and other staff members, or an option of weekly testing.

Forecast: Heat advisory issued for Wednesday and Thursday for LI

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 23:12
Heat and humidity will combine to make it feel like the upper 90s to 100 degrees on Long Island during mid-week, the National Weather Service said.

Cops: Wrong-way driver charged with DWI after crashing into car, building

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 21:53
A wrong-way driver sideswiped a sedan on a North Babylon street before smashing into a building on Monday night at about 10:30 p.m., Suffolk police said. 

A diverse mix and a vibrant downtown in Hempstead

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 21:40
The village includes a heritage museum and major transportation hub.

Suffolk officers save woman's life in Bay Shore house fire, police say

Tue, 08/24/2021 - 01:03
Police said four officers saved the woman from the back bedroom of the home on Udall Road amid heavy smoke conditions overnight.

Rains ease as Henri departs, with sunny, hot weather ahead

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 23:54
Henri, now a tropical depression, moved to the east, leaving behind heavy rain that will clear for three days of sunny, hot weather, forecasters said. 

Shinnecock's hotel plan: Low footprint, year-round, nongaming

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 22:48
Tribe wanted to keep the project in line with its principles of sustainable economic development, leaders say.

Suffolk legislation seeks to expand diversity in top county jobs

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 22:09
The bill requires officials to interview at least two qualified applicants who self-identify as minorities in their racial or gender identities for open commissioner jobs.

Hauppauge teen dies in single-vehicle crash, State Police say

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 21:08
Police said Michael Seda was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and transported to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Park ranger designs flag for Smithtown public safety department 

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 20:55
The Town Council has formally adopted the flag, which combines town founder Richard Smith's family crest, dominated by a rearing bull, with seven blue and white stripes for the town's hamlets and five gold stars for the divisions of the department.