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Suffolk accepts $21.5M opioid settlement; Nassau gives preliminary OK

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 00:30
The settlement with four pharmacy chains and one manufacturer will mean about $28.3M for Nassau.

Feinstein Institutes: Drug for postpartum depression showing positive results

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 00:18
Just two weeks after taking 30 milligrams of zuranolone, an oral neuroactive steroid, 45% of participants were depression-free, according to researchers at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.

Arrest in shooting on Shinnecock Reservation, state cops say

Tue, 07/13/2021 - 00:15
Police say Mitchell Williams got into a dispute after his vehicle collided with another car, then fired a gun into that driver's vehicle, police said

New York's COVID-19 positivity level tops 1% for second straight day

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 23:29
The data showing a statewide daily average of 1.10% on Sunday is the latest sign of how COVID-19 indicators have been crawling upward for several weeks, despite the state's vaccination rates and summer weather bringing people outdoors.

Forecast: Heavy rain possible for Western LI but no thunderstorms

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 21:32
A flash flood watch is in effect for Nassau County and Western Suffolk until 10 a.m. Tuesday, the weather service said, but no thunderstorms are likely on LI>

Man found seriously injured after assault in Port Jefferson Station, cops say

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 20:23
The man was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries, authorities said.

Riverhead mulls first overlay district project to help spur revitalization

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 19:08
A Huntington-based developer has proposed a mixed-use project on Osborn Avenue that features a WorkSmart coworking space, rooftop deck, 39 apartment units, an onsite gym and 35 onsite parking stalls.

5 things to know about the expanded federal child tax credit

Mon, 07/12/2021 - 08:00
The amount families receive per child varies by age and household income, but generally most households earning $440,000 or less that qualify should expect to receive some level of increased return under the plan.

Long Island forecast: Flash flood watch Monday into Tuesday

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 23:51
The system arriving on Long Island Monday afternoon will, once again, bring heavy rain and potentially high winds, the National Weather Service said.

Why the wait for a vaccine? 'You don't want to be the guinea pig, the first one'

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 23:19
The number of Long Islanders receiving COVID-19 vaccines has fallen sharply over the past several weeks. Many wanted to see how the vaccine affects others before getting inoculated.

Fauci urges vaccination, but says latest data shows booster not needed

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 21:20
The nation's top infectious disease specialist said in interviews that almost all COVID-19 deaths occurred in the unvaccinated, adding that vaccines protect against the spreading delta variant.

In his short life, Harry Chapin was a singer, songwriter, activist and screenwriter

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 19:56
Forty years after his death in a fiery crash on the Long Island Expressway, Harry Chapin's legacy lives on in his music and philanthropic work. His story is told in a new documentary, "Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something."

Civic group leader wants to sell former St. James theater to nonprofit

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 10:58
The founder and former president of Celebrate St. James plans to sell the historic Calderone Theater building to the organization, but legal experts caution she must abide by the state's conflict of interest rules for not-for-profit corporations.

Babylon Town IDA to hear companies' requests for $1.5M in multiyear tax breaks

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 10:15
The E-commerce company 3G Warehouse Inc. and instrument accessories manufacturer D'Addario & Company Inc., both based in East Farmingdale, say that COVID-19 has increased demand for their products and services and are seeking 12-year PILOT deals.

Babylon Town walks toward more pedestrian-friendly roadways

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 09:00
Officials recently conducted two "walk audits" of a section of Deer Park Avenue in hopes of revitalizing the area, specifically the roughly mile-long corridor between Strathmore Drive and Sunrise Highway.

LIRR considering new types of ticketing with commuting patterns changing

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 09:00
Sales of monthly commuter passes have plummeted 85% during the pandemic, prompting the LIRR to consider tickets that reflect the reality many commuters won't be returning to the office five days a week anytime soon, officials said.

LIPA: Green energy to dominate LI electric grid by 2030

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 01:52
Nearly 70% of Long Island's power will be generated by renewable energy sources including wind and solar by 2030 as LIPA prepares to retire aging fossil-fuel plants.

Schumer: Infrastructure bill could give Suffolk millions to improve water quality

Sun, 07/11/2021 - 00:11
"Algae bloom after algae bloom has struck since the 1980s. It kills our shellfish, it deprives them of oxygen and these blooms release toxins into the water," Schumer said.

Cops: Coram man arrested after stabbing brother, setting house on fire

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 22:28
Authorities responded shortly after 8 p.m. Friday to a home on Sequoia Lane after a 911 caller reported he was stabbed by his brother, police said.

Tropical Storm Elsa moves out, leaving outages, localized flooding

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 00:44
The rains and winds swept over Long Island and moved eastward by midday. "We fared pretty well on this end of the storm," Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said.