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Experts: Get-togethers likely to fuel COVID rise on LI; omicron impact unknown

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 01:22
The increase in COVID-19 cases and positivity rates this autumn has roughly mirrored the pattern from last fall, while the omicron variant represents "a whole new wild card," an infectious disease specialist said.

Explosion on Fox Island created crater, caused loud bang heard by residents, cops say

Mon, 11/29/2021 - 00:11
Police are seeking information about a boat seen leaving Fox Island about the time of the explosion Sunday that sparked 911 calls from residents.

French bulldog stolen from Bay Shore home

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 23:29
The theft of Zushi, a 3-month-old male Frenchie, came hours after another stolen Frenchie, a 4-year-old named Stella, was reunited with her owners, who live in Huntington.

Suffolk police lift Sound Beach shelter-in-place request

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 22:11
Suffolk police have lifted a request for Sound Beach residents to shelter in place Sunday after taking a subject who had barricaded himself in a home into custody. 

Long Island forecast: Dry, sunny and cold week ahead through Wednesday

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 22:07
After a day with just a trace of snow for some parts of Long Island, the next three will be sunny and dry, with highs in 40s, the National Weather Service said. 

Supply-chain crisis leads to near-shortage of menorahs on Long Island 

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 20:08
Hanukkah was the first major holiday of the season to be impacted, and it's a forerunner for what people can expect for Christmas shopping, expert says.

Huntington Town passes $200 million operating budget for next year

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 10:00
The $212,841,356 operating budget is more than a 2% increase over the current $208.2 million spending plan. The average homeowner will pay an increase of $32 in annual property taxes.

After 28 years, Latina advocacy group Sepa Mujer finds permanent home in Patchogue

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 10:00
A year after moving into a new home on North Ocean Avenue in Patchogue, the agency has nearly doubled its staff and developed plans for new programs aimed at providing more help for its clients — primarily Hispanic women.

Shoppers hit local stores to support area merchants on Small Business Saturday

Sun, 11/28/2021 - 01:17
Across Long Island, shoppers patronized local merchants — from a Massapequa Soccer and Sport Shop where business was "going pretty well today" to a 5-year-old in Huntington who hunted for a "present for her mommy."

Analysis: More than 60% of LI students who took ELAs in grades 3-8 were proficient or advanced

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 22:15
For those who tested poorly, policy analysts are questioning whether a massive infusion of federal school aid is effectively being channeled to those struggling students.

Early review of South Fork Wind Farm project found power shortfalls during peak summer periods

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 21:19
LIPA and the developers worked to address the shortfalls by increasing the size of the project and adding storage batteries. 

Bulldog stolen from home during Thanksgiving burglary, cops say

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 15:54
"We have no kids. This is our kid. So someone came in our house and stole, like, in our opinion, our most valuable possession," owner Matthew Hauck said of his stolen French bulldog Stella.

Man shot to death outside Moriches home, Suffolk County police say

Sat, 11/27/2021 - 14:40
Police said the shooting happened around 1 a.m. at the Tall Oaks Circle, an apartment complex just south of Sunrise Highway.