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Long Island getting $31.9M extra, will add 5,200 4-year-olds to pre-K rolls

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 00:04
The additional funding will open up slots in 64 districts, according to the state. In many districts, parents still have to enter their children in a lottery for a spot in the free program.

LIRR station parking lot to get $747G upgrade later this summer

Sun, 07/04/2021 - 21:52
Huntington Town will use its capital and operating budgets to fund the $746,722 project that will add 20 parking stalls, provide two-way vehicular circulation, resurface the lot and other improvements, officials said.

Most states miss President Biden's July Fourth vaccination goal, but not New York

Sun, 07/04/2021 - 21:33
New York is among 21 states and the District of Columbia that have met President Joe Biden's COVID-19 vaccination goal of at least 70% of the adult population having gotten at least one shot by Independence Day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Long Island forecast: Outside chance of evening showers Sunday night, a sunny Monday

Sun, 07/04/2021 - 21:15
There is an outside chance of evening showers, forecasters say, but they should move off in time for fireworks on Long Island and New York City.

Southold surveying small businesses to assess COVID's impact

Sun, 07/04/2021 - 09:00
The town's Economic Development Committee will collect the results and present them to the town board as part of the effort to get an up-to-date picture of local businesses and identify their current challenges.

Volunteers grow cornucopia of fresh fruits, vegetables in community garden

Sun, 07/04/2021 - 09:00
A dedicated crew of eight volunteers tend and nurture the garden, growing everything from asparagus to zucchini. The garden, begun 10 years ago, is nestled in a section of Islip Town's Central Park Recreation Center on Clayton Street.

Daily COVID-19 deaths in NY remain in single digits, statistics show

Sun, 07/04/2021 - 01:23
The state suffered two coronavirus-related deaths Friday, both in Brooklyn, tying the number reached Wednesday for the lowest since Sept. 20, statistics showed.

Amputee driver rescued after driving truck into marina, officials say

Sat, 07/03/2021 - 23:50
Rescue workers saved a Pennsylvania man who is an amputee after he drove his pickup truck into the Bay Shore Marina on Friday night, officials said.

Rescuers searching for man who went overboard while fishing near Northport Bay

Sat, 07/03/2021 - 23:17
The man, who had been fishing with his son, was not wearing a life jacket, officials said.

Judge gives LI jury in opioids class action lawsuit initial instructions

Sat, 07/03/2021 - 23:13
Opening arguments in the lawsuit filed by Suffolk, Nassau and New York Attorney General Letitia James that claims drug manufacturers and distributors aggressively pushed opioid painkillers are scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Suffolk cop pauses traffic stop, buys a new car seat for driver's son

Sat, 07/03/2021 - 19:53
During the stop, the driver told Officer Pete Zotos that he couldn't afford a new car seat for his son. So Zotos had the man follow him to a Walmart, where the officer bought a new one.

Worst brown tide in years threatens Great South Bay

Sat, 07/03/2021 - 19:47
Newsday tells you what you need to know about algae blooms in Suffolk County and how to make a difference in fighting them.

New Hyde Park boasts diversity, accessibility, employers

Sat, 07/03/2021 - 17:13
A multicultural night showcasing a variety of ethnic food is planned in July and a Diwali celebration in November.