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Riverhead to hold meetings to tackle water-related issues

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 19:52
The two primary issues the meetings will seek to address quickly are the water quality issues that Calverton and Manorville households face and water capacity issues with the town's water district.

New COVID cases on Long Island top 900 for third time this week, state figures show

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 18:55
The number of new Long Island cases, which reached 1,072 on Thursday, dipped to 923 on Friday — 451 in Nassau and 472 in Suffolk, the state figures show. As recently as June, the daily case count had been well below 100.

NY attorney general warns of Henri-related price gouging

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 15:41
It is illegal for retailers or vendors to charge "grossly excessive prices" for essential goods and services — including food, water and gasoline — during a state of emergency, State Attorney General Letitia James said.

North Bellport woman struck by car, killed in Bellport, Suffolk police say

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 13:01
Police said the woman, 61, was pushing a shopping cart along a road when she was hit.

Henri hurls rain as system settles atop swamped Northeast

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 09:55
The National Hurricane Center said Henri is expected to slow down further and likely stall near the Connecticut-New York state line, before moving back east through New England and eventually pushing out to the Atlantic Ocean.

Henri weakens to tropical storm and moves east of Long Island, rain stays

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 06:25
A tropical storm warning for the region ended Sunday evening, the National Weather Service said in its final Henri briefing, but a flood watch remains in effect with heavy downpours likely Monday.

Long Islanders relieved as Henri has lesser impact

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 03:23
"I think we pretty much lucked out," said Bill Hulse of Riverhead. "Time to take the dog for a walk."

Moderate risk of flooding continues through Monday, weather service says

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 00:21
The National Weather Service extended its flood watch for the entire region as Henri slowly exits, leaving heavy rain behind.

Riverhead school district requiring masks for all students, staff

Mon, 08/23/2021 - 00:07
The school board voted 4-3 at its Aug. 17 meeting to approve the reopening plan despite objections from some parents in the audience who opposed the measure. 

Here's why Hurricane Henri shifted east, became a tropical storm

Sun, 08/22/2021 - 23:40
"A difference of 30 miles when compared to the Earth's diameter of 7,900 miles may not seem like much, but it can be when you're dealing with a hurricane," Newsday meteorologist Bill Korbel says.

Tropical Storm Henri's detour to the east reduces outages on Long Island

Sun, 08/22/2021 - 22:34
PSEG Long Island said total outages on the Island were around 3,400 for the day, a number the company had reduced to fewer than 1,000 by 3 p.m.

Lindenhurst Village launches survey on marijuana retail sales, sites to gauge residents' views

Sun, 08/22/2021 - 09:00
The village launched an online survey to gauge residents' views on opting out of marijuana retail sites and consumption sites. The mayor said he will also propose mailing surveys and possibly put a referendum on the March village election ballot.

Long Islanders prepare for storm by stocking up Saturday on goods, gas

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 23:27
Long Islanders packed grocery stores, hardware stores and gas stations Saturday as they scrambled to stock up for the hurricane expected to wallop eastern and central Long Island.

Union leader: LIRR crew being harassed, assaulted while enforcing mask policy

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 21:18
Anthony Simon is calling attention to what he says is a rise in violence against train crew members, including one who was assaulted last weekend.

Henri expected to make landfall in Suffolk as a hurricane, National Weather Service says

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 11:19
Tropical Storm Henri was expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on the South Shore of Suffolk County early Sunday afternoon, bringing damaging winds, power outages and significant flooding, meteorologists said.

Wettest July on record for NY, forecasters say, as they look at weather to come

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 00:18
While Tropical Storm Elsa contributed, downpours throughout the month helped give New York its record-breaking July, officials say. 

PSEG warns outages from weekend storm could last 7-10 days

Sat, 08/21/2021 - 00:01
The utility says that in addition to its own several hundred employees, it has 1,200 contractors and off-Island crews who have been called in to help.

New COVID-19 cases on Long Island surpass 1,000, state figures show

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 23:30
Long Island logged 1,072 new daily cases of COVID-19 in test results released Friday. The surge in numbers — most due to the more contagious delta variant — comes as Island schools prepare to reopen for the academic year.

Records: 'I freaked out,' says alleged driver in Hamptons fatal hit-and-run

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 22:40
The crash killed Devesh Samtani, 18, who was to start freshman year at New York University in a few weeks.