LI schools using outdoor classrooms to allow for 'mask breaks'

Suffolk County News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 14:25
Dozens of schools have been using outside spaces for instructional purposes to merge learning and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MS-13 gang member admits luring teen to Central Islip woods and killing him, feds say

Suffolk County News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 01:04
Jose Omar Sorto Portillo, 18, pleaded guilty in federal court to murder in aid of racketeering for his role in the 2019 murder of 15-year-old Jasson Medrano-Molina.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone tests positive for COVID-19, his office says

Suffolk County News - Thu, 10/21/2021 - 00:34
The Suffolk County executive will quarantine at home for the next seven days, a spokesman said. No one else on his staff or in his household has tested positive.

Cops: School bus with nearly 30 kids crashes in Manorville, none onboard hurt

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 23:32
The bus hit a van attempting to make a left turn, police said. The driver of the van was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Brooklyn man whose attempted robbery led to 2019 death of LI cop pleads guilty, Queens DA says

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:58
Christopher Ransom pleaded guilty to second-degree aggravated manslaughter and first-degree robbery in the death of Brian Simonsen, of Calverton, who was fatally shot while responding to a report of an armed robbery in Queens in 2019.

A. Kathleen Tomlinson, federal magistrate judge with 'keen intellect' and 'kind heart,' dies at 73

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:50
A. Kathleen Tomlinson's favorite role on the bench was swearing in immigrants as new American citizens, colleagues said.

Survey reveals financial hardships, mental health toll of COVID among Jewish on LI

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:20
Jewish households across the region have experienced job losses, food insecurity, and anxiety and depression resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a UJA-Federation of New York survey.

MTA leaders fire back at commuters, say there's plenty of room on trains

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 22:20
LIRR president Phillip Eng and Metropolitan Transportation Authority acting chairman and CEO Janno Lieber disputed commuters' assertion that trains are running out of space.

Riverhead adopts 12-month moratorium on new commercial solar energy applications

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 21:41
Officials had been considering the move amid concerns from residents in Calverton that too many solar projects had been proposed or enacted in years past.

LI students 'get their hands dirty' studying wildlife, collecting data on local rivers

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 20:24
Organizers say the "A Day in the Life of a River" program introduces students to potential careers while bringing them closer to the natural environment that surrounds them every day.

Way to Go! St. Anthony's student creates memorial garden

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 19:13
Frank Segreto, a member of Boy Scout Troop 539, tackled the renovation as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project.

LIRR commuters coming back in big numbers, but service cuts remain in place

Suffolk County News - Wed, 10/20/2021 - 15:02
With the Long Island Rail Road's weekday ridership at 54% of what it was in 2019, commuters say more trains are needed to allow passengers to keep a safe distance from each other.
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