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Annual Ujamaa Fest will fill Wyandanch Plaza with food, fashion, art and more

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 20:15
The organizer said that about 50 vendors have already signed up for the Sept. 25 event, where goods and services from Black-owned businesses will range from clothing and jewelry to art and tutoring services, cooking demonstrations and live music.  

Franklin Square offers neighborliness, easy commute

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 11:42
The hamlet has been attracting buyers from the city while long-timers are expanding their homes.

Suffolk police save weeks-old kitten trapped in PVC fence post

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 03:15
Suffolk police officers using a pole with a loop at the end were able to essentially lasso the kitten up the length of the post.

Jazz legend's Dix Hills home gets $50G grant

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 01:56
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant through an affiliate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to the home where John Coltrane created his masterpiece, "A Love Supreme," in 1964.

Long Island forecast: Labor Day weather is mostly sunny after cloud start

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 00:43
After a wet overnight, Labor Day should dawn cloudy and eventually become sunny, the National Weather Service said. The week looks mostly clear, with a chance of showers Wednesday night.

Governor asks for expedited disaster declaration for NY in wake of Ida's destruction 

Mon, 09/06/2021 - 00:00
Gov. Kathy Hochul asked President Biden for an expedited disaster declaration for NY victims of Ida. That would free up funds and resources to help the 1,200 homes statewide impacted by the historic flooding.

More Rosh Hashanah on LI to be in person, but still not back to normal

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 23:46
Some congregations are mandating that worshippers be vaccinated against the coronavirus — and are demanding proof. Others are on the honor system. Some services are Zoom only.

More parking spaces among slate of upgrades coming to LIRR station south lot in Huntington

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 23:38
The overhaul of the south parking lot will add 29 parking spots to the 224 spaces already there, an ADA-accessible sidewalk, drainage and lighting improvements, two-way traffic flow down each aisle and more.

7-day average of new COVID-19 cases holds steady over last week, state figures show

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 23:00
The rate of new cases over a 7-day period on Long Island was 4.31% — the exact same number as last Sunday.

Long Island wine pioneer, plumbing supply owner Ronald Goerler Sr. dies

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 21:19
Ronald Goerler Sr., who also ran his family's plumbing supply business, was a nurturing force in the North Fork wine industry, his family and a friend said.

Cops: Teen biker dead, man seriously injured in separate Suffolk crashes

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 21:18
The victim in the fatal crash was riding an off-road-style Honda dirt bike late Saturday through an East Northport intersection when he was struck by an SUV, police say.

Colleges return, to crowded classrooms, mask and vaccine mandates — and delta 

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 15:44
Higher education was planning for a more normal year, with relaxed COVID-19 restrictions and in-person classes. Now, with the surge of the delta variant, in-person classes will depend on how well colleges and universities contain it through vaccine and masking mandates.

Latinos now make up 20.2% of Island's 2.9 million people, census shows

Sun, 09/05/2021 - 01:01
Hempstead Village, once predominantly African American, recognizes 50.1% of its 59,000-plus residents as being Latino, according to the 2020 census released Aug. 12. 

New program lets SNAP users double up on produce from LI farms

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 21:28
Suffolk nonprofits, elected officials and farmers at Thera Farms in Brentwood are hoping to spread the word about a food access program aimed at helping residents in vulnerable areas get access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Why did the Huntington Town supervisor cross the road?

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 20:37
Huntington Town officials have offered a bare-bones account of an accident in which Supervisor Chad Lupinacci hit a utility pole, sustaining $22,000 in damages to his sedan.

Two brothers killed in Mount Sinai crash, Suffolk police say

Sat, 09/04/2021 - 13:29
They died after the car driven by the younger brother, who was 16 and a Longwood High School football player, crashed into a Jeep SUV, Suffolk police said.

Education leaders say most staff members vaccinated, but testing questions remain

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 23:08
Long Island teacher union leaders and administrators agree that COVID-19 testing being mandated by the state for teachers and staff can help, but they question the process.

21 mosquito samples test positive for West Nile in Suffolk County

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 22:58
The Suffolk County Department of Health said Friday 21 mosquito samples tested positive for separate strains of the West Nile virus late last month.

Two Syosset Hospital nurses suing to block vaccinations against COVID-19

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 22:28
In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, the nurses — Diane Bono of Seaford and Michelle Melendez of Wheatley Heights — argue that the mandate violates their First Amendment religious-freedom rights.

Railroad completes work on Willis Avenue grade crossing in Mineola

Fri, 09/03/2021 - 22:01
The MTA said Friday that the work is the last of eight Long Island Rail Road grade crossing eliminations in Nassau County as part of the $2.6 billion Third Track project.