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Suffolk School Notebook: LI teams named semifinalists in STEM contest

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:00
Great Neck developed an approach to the early detection of user fatigue from prolonged screen time; West Hempstead proposed the creation of biodegradable face masks.

Way to Go! Deer Park student creates sensory box for special-ed enrichment

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:00
A Deer Park High School student is stimulating the senses of special-education pupils in his school district.

Cuomo: State reopening indoor family entertainment centers, amusement parks and summer camps

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 01:38
Gov. Cuomo said the measures are based on current trajectories of a continued decline in the state's positivity rate adding up to a "post-holiday surge reduction" in infections, while vaccinations ramp up.

Bellone, Southampton supervisor voice concerns over Hamptons casino plan

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 00:58
Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman's concerns chiefly involve the impact of a casino on Montauk Highway traffic but the tribe says it's 'laser-focused' on completing the project.

Long Island weather: 'Long duration' event over two days brings up to 9 inches of snow for Nassau, parts of Suffolk

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 00:57
Meteorologist Bill Korbel said most of Long Island can expect about 6 inches of snow, beginning Thursday and lasting until Friday evening.

61% of Long Islanders plan to take vaccine, up from 53%: nextLI survey

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 00:56
The survey found increasing support for the virus inoculation compared to a similar survey done in July. That survey showed that 53% of Islanders planned to receive the vaccine.

Peggy Tomasicchio of Stony Brook left a legacy of mothering

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 22:46
Peggy Tomasicchio turned her desire to parent into a vocation that helped dozens of the neediest children on Long Island. Her family said she fostered more than 60 youngsters and then adopted 10 of them in her lifetime.

Warren Randall of South Setauket: Sherlock Holmes enthusiast

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 22:42
Randall, who had served as the assistant vice provost at Stony Brook University, liked to take long car trips, his family said.

Henry Schein reports Q4 profit and sales gain due to PPE sales

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 22:16
The Melville-based distributor of dental and medical supplies reported an 18% rise in sales due to demand for PPE, COVID-19 tests.

Riverhead sues state DEC over decision to allow sand mine expansion

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 22:01
In the lawsuit, the town said its officials felt the mine expansion into and through groundwater had "the potential to cause or exacerbate contamination from toxic organic compounds, nutrients, salts and other pollutants."

Old LI fire truck finds new life in Tenn. town — population, 83

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 20:56
The Commack fire department sold the pumper for $1,000 to a mountain community that had lost a restaurant and a home to fires last year.

Suffolk's vaccine influx: More than 8,000 shots will bolster vaccination efforts

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 16:11
The county will open a new vaccination site to administer shots for residents and municipal workers with health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. Nassau County also expected more doses.

76,000-square-foot casino would be the first on Shinnecock tribal land

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 13:15
The Class II gaming facility — with a bingo parlor, video lottery terminals and "Texas Hold 'em" table games — would create an "economic boom for the local economy," tribal leaders say.

Town, residents on board with Montauk Skate Park remodel

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 02:29
Residents have started to raise money to upgrade the South Essex Street park, which parents say has seen more use during the pandemic. 

Service restored after LIRR train fatally strikes person on tracks in Deer Park 

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 01:30
LIRR service was restored after the fatality, which took place about 4:40 p.m. near Carlls Path and Long Island Avenue in Deer Park, LIRR spokesman Aaron Donovan said.

Feinstein researchers study heartburn aid for potential COVID-19 relief

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 01:17
The clinical trial of famotidine, sold under the brand name PEPCID, will enroll 84 people who can participate virtually. People with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19 are needed.

Southampton Town police to wear body cameras, boost training, diversity hiring as part of police reform measures

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 21:56
As part of Gov. Cuomo's statewide mandate for departments to review their policies and address racial bias, there will be body cameras department wide, a greater focus on diversifying the ranks and plans to collect racial data during traffic stops.

Stony Brook man charged in 10 commercial burglaries, Suffolk cops say

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 21:51
The string of alleged burglaries dates from late last year, and includes a Subway, a Korean BBQ restaurant, a dumpling house and an LI Bagel Café, all in Stony Brook, police said.

Boutique vineyard in Jamesport sold for just under $3 million

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 20:09
The Diliberto Winery, an "adults-only" boutique vineyard and winemaking operation that includes a house and a tasting room, had been on the market for just over six months.

Shinnecock Nation plans to open casino on its Southampton reservation

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 11:33
The tribe on Wednesday is expected to announce a partnership with gaming giant Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment and developer Tri-State Partners.