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Shinnecock tribe completes, lights second billboard Thursday

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 16:14
The digital advertising billboards, located just west of the Shinnecock canal, were intended to be a new economic engine for the Southampton tribe.

State: New York's COVID-19 infections decline to level before the holiday surge

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:14
Despite a vaccine shortage that has many scrambling for appointments to get the shots, the state has seen a reduction of its positivity levels for the coronavirus since a holiday surge. Long Island has the highest positivity level in the state.

Warming to the cold: Newsday readers share photos of winter on Long Island

Fri, 02/12/2021 - 11:40
The snow has clearly been thrilling to Long Islanders, many of whom may have been left wanting after last year's lack of snow.

For Lunar New Year on Long Island, hope for the year of the Ox

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 23:02
Long Islanders are eager to move on from the tumultuous and tragic year of the Rat through centuries-long traditions that reaffirm their roots.

Centerport Fire Department considers expanding to old gas station

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 20:52
Fire officials may ask voters to approve a $1.8 million bond to buy a lot where a 7-Eleven was once proposed and convert it to use as vehicle storage.

Riverhead supervisor's first State of the Town address touts pandemic successes, cost savings

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 20:47
In her first State of the Town address, Yvette Aguiar said the town will emerge from the pandemic a stronger and more unified community and highlighted cost savings and early action on outdoor dining that helped ease COVID's financial strain.

Freeport a diverse, vibrant waterfront community

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 15:44
Central to the fun here is the Freeport Nautical Mile along Woodcleft Canal, with its restaurants, charter fishing outlets, retail shops and boat rentals.

Suffolk School Notebook: Virtual visitors include celebrities, authors

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:00
Pulaski Street Elementary School students were visited by children's author Beth Anderson, who explained how she creates her books

Way to Go! Islip middle-schoolers raise money through ornaments

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 10:00
"Everyone was really generous; we didn't expect to get half as much as that," said Kieran Freelin, a seventh-grader.

Officials: Queens and Brooklyn sites will give COVID-19 vaccine to thousands a day; NY arenas and stadiums to reopen

Thu, 02/11/2021 - 00:53
The new sites at York College in Jamaica and Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn will be part of an effort launching the week of Feb. 24 and geared to reach "socially vulnerable communities" across the state.

Asians prep for more muted celebrations to greet the Year of the Ox

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 23:26
Like other celebrations, the Lunar New Year has been dimmed by the coronavirus pandemic, but Long Islanders are finding ways to maintain the spirit and traditions of the holiday.

LI youth detention center slated for closure

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 22:58
The Brentwood Residential Center in Dix Hills is among four state-run facilities that may be cut under Gov. Cuomo's budget proposal.

East Hampton vows to appeal court ruling that bars vehicles from popular Truck Beach

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 20:55
East Hampton officials said they will seek judicial approval to appeal the Appellate Division ruling and explore condemnation of the beach in Amagansett if the appeal is denied.

Cuomo: New York expecting a 5% increase in weekly vaccine supply, but needs more

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 01:06
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the federal government will work with manufacturers to ramp up production and deliveries to the states. He said the latest increase, on top of recent boosts of 16% and 5%, is "significant" but still "not proportionate to the need" of New York.

Middle Island man sentenced for opening fire on Suffolk police officer, DA says

Wed, 02/10/2021 - 00:55
Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart said of the encounter between Leroy Jones and the police officer: "No call is routine. What started as a motor vehicle crash, turned into a life-threatening situation."

How to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 22:39
Here's updated information on how to prescreen and sign up, and details on who's eligible.    

Thomas Valva death spurs CPS reforms in Suffolk

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 16:39
Since the 8-year-old boy died of hypothermia a year ago, Suffolk CPS has boosted supervision of caseworkers, and is planning for partnerships with police and schools.

Resident opposition drives Riverhead to rethink auto storage plan

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 12:50
Several car dealerships sought help to store excess inventory, but a Calverton parcel would become an eyesore, many wrote in letters to the town board.

Tuesday snowstorm should bring less than an inch, NWS says

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 00:34
There are chances for three moderate snow events this week, starting with a light snowfall Tuesday, forecasters said. 

New York City opening mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Queens' Citi Field

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 00:16
The new site will give preference to Queens residents, along with taxi drivers and food service workers, de Blasio said. State residents qualifying for the vaccine due to health conditions will be able to book appointments Feb. 14.