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3 LI nail salons part of $13 million PPP fraud scheme, feds say

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 22:57
The Long Island case, and another in Buffalo, are among about 50 in a nationwide crackdown on fraud in the marquee COVID-relief loan program.

Town launches Babylon Cares project to combat drug, alcohol abuse

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 20:57
The new initiative will create diversion programs and motivational recovery environments for youths and adults in Babylon Town to combat drug and alcohol abuse.

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters helping fund Shinnecock Nation in billboard battle against the state

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 15:59
Waters called the state's threats to fine the tribe and remove its revenue-generating signs "lawfare."

LI 16-year-olds raise nearly $5,000 to help struggling businesses

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 15:37
Two Long Island high school students, aiming to help businesses recover from the COVID-19 shutdown, raised the money on separate GoFundMe pages.

$1M loan squabble prompts Wyandanch Library effort to separate from school district

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 14:37
The process of becoming a special-district library requires state legislation, the governor's approval and if approved would make it the only Suffolk County library formerly associated with a school district.

LIers turned away from nearest place to get COVID-19 vaccination - in Connecticut

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 13:19
A Southold couple thought they'd hit pay dirt when a CVS pharmacy locater said vaccinations were available in its Waterford, Connecticut, store. But they were out of luck because they don't live in that state.  

Smithtown to unveil comprehensive development plan in summer

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 11:00
Public presentations of the draft plan to preserve open space, revive downtowns and manage traffic in the six hamlets have raised concerns, with some residents asking for revisions. 

Jones Beach, Stony Brook COVID-19 vaccine sites to reopen Monday, officials say

Mon, 02/08/2021 - 02:01
The sites were shuttered on Sunday as a storm dumped more snow on Long Island. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pledged vaccine appointments for Sunday would be rescheduled later in the week. 

State Senate set to pass anti-housing discrimination legislation

Sun, 02/07/2021 - 22:04
The bills were sparked by Newsday's "LI Divided" investigation, which found evidence of unequal treatment of minority homebuyers. 

70 acres in pine barrens to be preserved under open space deal

Sun, 02/07/2021 - 11:51
A developer sold the land to Suffolk County and Brookhaven Town after failing to get approvals to build a horse farm.

Long Island bracing for second major storm within a week

Sun, 02/07/2021 - 04:17
Up to 9 inches of snow could fall Sunday, and a winter storm warning will be in effect for much of the day.

Experts predict young children won't get COVID-19 vaccines until 2022

Sat, 02/06/2021 - 23:51
Pediatricians disagree on whether clinical trials involving children should have begun earlier, but they concur that vaccinations would help protect both them and adults in their household.

26% more LI educators filed for retirement in 2020, data shows

Sat, 02/06/2021 - 23:22
Statewide, 11% more put in retirement papers than in the previous year. Fears about the safety of in-person instruction and difficulties adapting to pandemic-era teaching requirements fed the trend, local educators say.

State, Nassau postpone COVID-19 vaccine appointments due to storm

Sat, 02/06/2021 - 23:17
The state says it will reschedule appointments made for Sunday at Stony Brook University and Jones Beach, and Nassau says it will reschedule Yes We Can Community Center and Nassau Community College appointments.

Inspired by 'Extreme Couponing,' 12-year-old buys diapers in bulk for LI church

Sat, 02/06/2021 - 21:47
Sometimes Gavin Connell's purchases would crash the self-checkout machine at CVS. He donated about 400 packages of diapers to a local church ministry.

Proposed state law would ban hate symbols from public buildings, equipment

Sat, 02/06/2021 - 21:38
State Sen. Anna Kaplan said she was moved to draft the legislation after learning that a Confederate flag had hung until a few years ago in a Levittown Fire Department house.

LI singer Danny Calvagna of 45rpm dies of COVID at 66

Sat, 02/06/2021 - 21:32
Calvagna of Deer Park was the lead singer of 45rpm, one of LI's best-known cover bands.

Diane Baker: Patchogue resident's last name fit her passion

Sat, 02/06/2021 - 03:11
She loved making homemade cakes for her family and was someone who loved cats, whether her own or the hungry strays in her neighborhood.

Long Island weather: 6 inches of snow possible Sunday

Sat, 02/06/2021 - 01:33
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Long Island starting after midnight Saturday through the day Sunday.

'This is about saving lives': NY opens Yankee Stadium vaccine site, expanding eligibility for at-risk health conditions

Sat, 02/06/2021 - 01:30
Gov. Cuomo said that, starting on Feb. 15, the state is expanding the vaccination campaign to offer the shots to people with comorbidities, or health conditions that put them at higher risk of death from the coronavirus.