Suffolk County News

Long Island weather: Sunday sunny and warm

Sun, 09/12/2021 - 00:45
"By Sunday, August-like temperatures arrive in the mid-Atlantic and sultry conditions return to the Desert Southwest," the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center said.

New laws expand pool of people considered first responders

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 23:18
One expressly defined the category to include 911 operators, EMS dispatchers and others working in similar jobs, and it will now be easier for them to apply for benefits online.

Long Island's candidates are knocking. Will you let them in?

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 21:13
No one party has a lock on Long Island, which leaves major parties pitching for every vote they can get.

Another spike in COVID-19 cases on Long Island — to more than 1,200

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 00:27
The daily number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Long Island spiked to more than 1,200 in test results released Friday in another post-Labor Day holiday weekend surge, while the delta variant killed 43 more people in the state.

Suffolk, Nassau get nearly $28 million in settlement with opioid manufacturer

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 00:19
Endo Health Solutions will pay $27.7 million to Nassau and Suffolk, and $22.3 million to New York State to settle a lawsuit in filed by the counties and the state.

In the wake of 9/11, they changed careers, found a new purpose, and forged ahead

Sat, 09/11/2021 - 00:17
The events of Sept. 11, 2001, that changed America also set many Long Islanders on life-altering paths. Here are the stories of five of them.

Huntington dedicates pair of plaques to crew who helped with boat rescues on 9/11

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 23:17
James Schneider, captain of the James Joseph 2 fishing vessel, sprang into action with his crew of 13 others and joined other boats that raced to lower Manhattan to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people on Sept. 11, 2001. "I was simply fulfilling my obligation as a captain and an American," he said.

Long Island students and others mark 20th anniversary of 9/11

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 21:47
The ceremony at Oxhead Road Elementary School in Centereach was one of several Friday around Long Island to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

'Chaos' at Book Revue in Huntington as store gives away rest of its books after closure

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 17:56
Hundreds swarmed the store today as it gave away the last of its books for free. Book Revue officially closed yesterday after 44 years.

Employers, restaurants, gyms, schools and theaters in New York requiring COVID-19 vaccines

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 15:53
New York State and Molloy College have joined the growing list of employers, schools and entertainment venues that have issued COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

LI medical experts, business leaders praise Biden's COVID plan

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 01:15
Some medical experts and business leaders on Long Island called President Joe Biden's new plan to attack the COVID-19 pandemic a necessary step to stop the delta variant that is killing hundreds across the nation daily.

Town of Huntington to investigate Lupinacci's crash into pole

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 01:06
"But what disturbs me the most is the leaving the scene of the accident," Board member Gene Cook said. "We should not be elected officials in the town if we just let this slide."

Bob Burkley, who coached high school track and field for 52 years, dies at 82

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 00:37
Bob Burkley built track and field dynasties at Newfield High School and Centereach High School, winning 28 league championships.

Feds: Central Islip man pleads guilty to financial fraud

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 23:56
A Long Island businessman who owned several check-cashing stores pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally structuring financial transactions and payroll tax evasion, federal prosecutors said. 

Gabreski would be go-to airport if East Hampton closes its facility, study says

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 21:20
About 7,000 monthly flights, or 225 per day, could be diverted during the summer to Suffolk County-owned Francis S. Gabreski in Westhampton Beach. That could increase operations to 49 flights per hour, up from the current 34.2, according to a new study.

Bench honors detective who died of cancer after working at Ground Zero

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 21:13
The Town of Babylon unveiled a bench dedicated to Det. Stephen Mullen, a decorated member of the Suffolk department for 26 years, spending his entire career with the First Precinct in West Babylon.

Feds: Long Island brothers sold masks to Oklahoma at 900% markup

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 21:11
Allen Goldmeier, 68, of Oyster Bay, and Steven Goldmeier, 64, of Plainview, each face up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $10,000 after pleading guilty to violating the Defense Production Act of 1950, federal prosecutors say.

Cops: Runway worker at MacArthur Airport dies after electrocution

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 16:45
The victim was working on runway lights when he was injured, police say.

Sini: Suffolk county worker charged with running illegal cryptocurrency mining operation

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 01:35
The Bitcoin mining, which went undetected for several months, cost county taxpayers some $6,000 in electricity and put at risk important county infrastructure, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said.

NY State launches campaign aimed at COVID vaccinations for more 12-17 youths

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 00:58
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a campaign to increase voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations among people ages 12 to 17, though she says she is open to making the shots mandatory for that group.