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Schools await NY ruling after CDC says no masks needed for vaccinated teachers, students

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 00:13
It's unclear if New York State will adopt the new guidelines on fully vaccinated teachers and students no longer needing to wear masks inside school building when classes resume in the fall.

LI gas prices at nearly 7-year high, increasing 10 to 20 cents by end of August

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 23:02
Gasoline prices will continue their rise this summer, increasing 10 to 20 cents by the end of August due to rising consumer demand and crude oil costs, AAA said.

Dix Hills native Gary Cohen found dead in rubble of collapsed Florida condo 

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 22:37
Searchers recovered the body of Dr. Gary Cohen, 58, a father of two and attending physician at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center in Alabama. His older brother, Dr. Brad Cohen, remains missing.

Bathing advisories issued for 63 Suffolk, 17 Nassau beaches due to heavy rainfall

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 22:17
Suffolk's advisory expires at 7 a.m. Sunday, unless elevated levels of bacteria are found, officials said. Nassau's ends at 10 a.m. Saturday, unless there is additional heavy rainfall or water samples reveal elevated bacterial levels, officials said.

A shopper's delight — average price of goods is $8 — returns to downtown Huntington

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 18:25
The grand reopening of the Community Thrift Shop on Main Street means bargain buys that benefit the nonprofit Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk, which had to close its old store when the pandemic struck.

A growing education: Islip students find 'joy' in planting native garden

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 16:04
"If you build it, they will come." That is the theme of a new curriculum developed by Islip Middle School eighth-grade science teacher AnnMarie Mills this past school year.

Centrally located Lake Grove abounds in green space

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 12:44
The village aims to attract businesses that will be a good aesthetic fit with the area, the mayor says.

Bellport man killed in crash with truck in North Patchogue, police say

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 04:15
Demetrius Hall, 21, was driving a Honda Accord southbound at about 2:50 p.m.Thursday on N. Ocean Avenue when the sedan veered into the northbound lane and collided with a truck, police said. 

Thunderstorms an early preview of Elsa, forecast to lash Long Island overnight

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 03:30
The National Weather Service said the heaviest rain and strongest winds from Elsa will be continue through Friday morning.

Cops: Body of man missing since boating mishap near Northport Bay found

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 02:11
Christopher Calma, 50, of Bethpage, fell into the water Saturday while reaching for a fishing pole, Suffolk police say.

Addiction expert testimony: Dependence on painkillers was underestimated

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 00:20
The witness at the trial in a lawsuit filed against makers and distributors of opioids testified that some longtime addicts could take months or years to withdraw from the drugs.

Brentwood power plant to test green hydrogen fuel

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 23:54
The demonstration project will study the effects of blending green hydrogen with natural gas.

Curtain to rise again for Argyle Theatre with 'Cabaret'

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 23:22
The Babylon theater kicks off summer events including a Janis Joplin tribute, as a warmup to its 2021-22 opener "Cabaret" on the main stage.

Masks optional for summer school, state health department says

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 22:52
Mandating face masks at summer schools is now at the discretion of individual districts, under a relaxed rule issued Wednesday by the state health department as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes on Long Island and across New York.

Riverhead board: Town won't opt out of allowing marijuana dispensaries, consumption sites

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 22:04
Riverhead town board members said their vote would mean giving the town more local control over how marijuana was dispensed and consumed.

Suit against Lynbrook village over couple's seized bees nears settlement

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 20:36
A Lynbrook couple has reached a tentative settlement for $50,000 with the village four years after officials and village police seized a beehive from their backyard.

Rachel N. Quinn, 27, educator, expectant mother and Winnie the Pooh fan, dies

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 20:36
The Hauppauge school district teacher "had a big impact in a short amount of time," her brother says.

Suffolk Community College mass COVID-19 vaccination site in Brentwood closing

Thu, 07/08/2021 - 01:18
The closure will take effect after vaccinations are given Friday. The state is also closing the mass vaccination site at the Javits Center in Manhattan, as well as one in upstate Ulster.

PSEG says it's ready for Elsa; not all are convinced

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 22:53
PSEG braces for Elsa even as it hammers out a new contract with LIPA following its disastrous response to Tropical Storm Isaias. A PSEG critic says his best hope is that Elsa peters out before reaching Long Island.

Oyster Bay man charged with DWI after crash on LIE in Hauppauge, police say

Wed, 07/07/2021 - 22:02
An Oyster Bay man was charged with driving while intoxicated after his car allegedly caused a crash that sent a tow truck driver to the hospital in critical condition.