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LI executive Scott Rechler to host video series on NYC's future after COVID

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 10:00
The first guest will be Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday followed by Sen. Chuck Schumer on Feb. 25 and Rep. Ritchie Torres on March 4.

Forecast: Active weather week brings rain, sleet, snow and temperature shifts

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 03:53
Forecasters were looking toward an active weather week with temperature shifts, sleet, rain and possible snow Thursday.

More students returning to school means more kids on school buses

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 00:58
Long Island school bus operators say they've seen a steady increase of passengers, as infection rates for the coronavirus have fallen in recent weeks.

Cuomo: State left information 'void' that sowed mistrust on nursing home deaths

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 00:50
The governor's comments came after recent revelations that the state withheld information from the state Legislature and the public on the deaths of residents in nursing home facilities, as it faced a federal investigation and other inquiries on the death toll.

James Brown Jr., devoted to family and community, dies at 82

Tue, 02/16/2021 - 00:46
"He always stressed to us the value of family and having a sense of community and being concerned about someone else," the Huntington Station resident's daughter says.

North Babylon school board withdraws vote on superintendent's contract extension

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 23:25
North Babylon's Glen Eschbach sought a contract extension because he wants to delay his retirement until after the district pays off a $69 million bond, but parents said other matters deserve priority.

Arts close to the heart of Riverhead High School percussionist trying to keep music playing

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 20:51
The Riverhead High School senior started a percussion academy for younger players and donated the money from lessons to help support the Fine Arts programs at his school.

President Biden's goal is to reopen all schools, but will it happen this year?

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 20:10
The Biden administration, facing criticism from parents who want their kids back full time and pushback from teachers' union about safety, is relying on CDC recommendations for how to safely reopen.

Cuomo: New Yorkers with qualifying medical conditions can sign up for vaccine appointments Sunday

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 15:37
The state's 7-day positivity rate fell below 4% for the first time since Nov. 30, the governor's office said. Long Island remained the region with the highest 7-day rate.

Have you caught the unicorn? Why riding LIRR's new fleet is still so rare.

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 02:34
The railroad purchased 202 of the state-of-the-art rail cars at a cost of $734 million, and had expected to have all of them in operation by next month. But only 70 are in service.

Neighbors rally for Bethpage woman who kept Christmas lights up after losing family members to coronavirus

Mon, 02/15/2021 - 02:02
After losing two family members to COVID-19, Sara Pascucci was stunned to receive a note telling her to take down her Christmas lights. Her neighbors wanted to send a message of support on Valentine's Day.

Len Klein, beloved science teacher and performer in 137 shows, dies at 92

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 21:12
"Everyone revered the man," said Tim Conlon, Len Klein's friend and local theater director. "I don't know a person that would say anything bad about him ... He was a true prince of a man."

Investigations find allegations against Huntington supervisor, town board member unsubstantiated

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 20:58
Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci was the subject of an investigation of a relationship between him and an unidentified employee, but the report said neither of them was credible in their recollections or responses to questions.

Unionized National Grid workers avert a strike, for now

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 19:33
Members must still ratify the London-based company's "best and final" offer or vote to strike, a process that could take several weeks.

Anthony J. Tatti, advocate for North Babylon youth, dies at 67

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 12:17
For more than 45 years, Tatti, whom the community center was named after in 2020, dedicated himself to maintaining robust recreational and educational programming for parents and children.

Lindenhurst small businesses that opened as COVID arrived celebrate their survival

Sun, 02/14/2021 - 11:53
The proprietors of the Pita Bowl restaurant held a ribbon cutting to mark their 1-year anniversary and are among several other establishments still operating despite opening just ahead of the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Long Island weather: Sleet, freezing rain this weekend

Sat, 02/13/2021 - 04:06
The National Weather Service expects freezing temperatures on Long Island for much of the weekend, with a wintry precipitation mix Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Restaurant and bar curfew extended to 11 p.m., Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 23:17
The change comes as COVID-19 infection and hospitalization levels drop statewide. The new curfew goes into effect on Sunday, Valentine's Day.

Central Islip man drove at police officer while fleeing traffic stop on Long Island Expressway, Suffolk police say

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 22:39
The officer had been deploying a "tire deflation device" — a spike strip — at the time, police said.

Troubled history led to resistance to COVID-19 shots in communities of color, experts say

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 22:10
Systemic racism in the medical field, along with a history of abusing communities of color without their consent, resulted in a culture of skepticism among minorities, experts say.