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Crash on Northern State Parkway in Huntington kills 2, Suffolk police say

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 19:43
Two other victims in the crash were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

Cuomo: COVID-19 positivity rate falls again in NY, but variant cases on the rise

Sun, 02/21/2021 - 01:11
The state's single-day positivity rate fell to its lowest level since Nov. 23, but 54 new cases of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus signal the risks that remain.

Girl Scouts help hospital workers, homeless youth with cookie sales

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 21:08
"It's very exciting to see a group of girls to be so excited about giving back," said Troop 642 leader Marit Molin.

Long Island weekend forecast: No rain, snow, sleet but chilly

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 01:08
Thursday and Friday's snowstorm that battered the region has headed out to sea, replaced by dry and mostly sunny conditions, National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Engle said. 

Governor to relax visitation rules, still defends actions in nursing homes

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 00:41
The governor did not put a date on the return of visits, but said the New York State Department of Health will be issuing guidance Monday to specify how those visits are to take place.

Cuomo: New York increasing testing and vaccine efforts to 'calibrate reopening'

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 00:27
The governor said New York City restaurants will be able to expand indoor-dining capacity, starting next Friday. He also said he supports school districts returning to in-person learning five days a week and issued rules for college reopenings.

Empire Station plan adds tracks to Penn, 10 buildings adjacent to station

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 23:37
The planned expansion could come at the expense of more than 200 residents and 9,000 employees who would have to be relocated, according to the report on the Empire Station Complex.

The Longest Intermission: How 5 LI performers are coping when they can't perform

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 22:50
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, entertainers from classical musicians to Broadway actors have had to endure the longest intermission of their careers: 11 months and still counting.

Latest updates: Winter storm Day 2 on Long Island

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 18:31
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. 

Discount grocer Aldi to open supermarket in Shirley

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 16:19
The fast-growing chain opened 100 stores last year, and this year's planned addition of about 100 more will focus on Arizona, California, Florida and the Northeast.

Some LI towns low on road salt — just as the next storm is about to hit

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 16:03
Highway officials blame two recent major storms and reduced deliveries from a supplier for salt levels being 'down big time.'

Light wintry mix Thursday turns to snow Friday, forecasters say

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 06:12
A light wintry mix Thursday will give way to more snow overnight and into Friday, forecasters say.

New York vaccine sites stay open through snow; virus positivity declines

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 03:16
Gov. Cuomo said the state is in a footrace between new infections spreading and getting enough people vaccinated. He urged the public to "double down" on preventive measures.

MTA board approves 7% toll increase for bridges, tunnels, effective in April

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 01:44
Drivers, starting in April, will pay more to cross New York City's bridges and tunnels — and will be hit with a new surcharge if their E-ZPass tags are not properly mounted, MTA officials said.

Newsday photographers win award for coverage of Black Lives Matter protests

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 01:07
The photographers were honored by Pictures of the Year International judges for their work chronicling Black Lives Matter demonstrations on Long Island and New York City.

Ailing dolphin euthanized after stranding in Southold

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 01:02
The dolphin was one of two dolphins being observed by marine life rescuers for signs of distress after they swam into Jockey Creek, said the board president of the New York Marine Rescue Center.

Feb. 18 updates on the winter storm hitting Long Island

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 22:19
Yet another winter storm hit Long Island on Feb. 18.

After two mild winters, Long Island getting shovelfuls of snow

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 22:13
The National Weather Service says in all of the winter of 2019-20 Long Island got just 8.7 inches of snow while so far this February alone we've already had more than 20 inches.

Frank Field Jr. of Greenport: A lover of trains at work, and at home

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 21:57
He spent years around trains, the life-size ones through his time with the Long Island Rail Road, and as the purveyor of the Peconic County Miniature Rail Road in Greenport.

Blue Point offers waterfront living, great schools

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 16:57
Known for its bay beaches, fishing piers, namesake oysters and a Blue Ribbon school district, the community also offers great restaurants, parks and is conveniently near big box shopping, an agent says.