LI's U.S. Attorney headed for high-level Justice Department job

Suffolk County News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 01:56
In his new position, Richard Donoghue will deal with all 93 United States Attorneys in the country, with the bureaucratic title of Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, or in government shorthand, the PADAG.

'Leave the fireworks to the professionals' this holiday weekend, Bellone advises

Suffolk County News - Fri, 07/03/2020 - 00:14
Suffolk Police Chief Stuart Cameron says officers "will be out in force this weekend looking to track down firework violations." Penalties may be stiff, he says.

Cuomo's office: Not so fast to de Blasio's plans for NYC September schools reopening

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 23:48
De Blasio had said officials are developing plans to return to in-person instruction starting in September. Suffolk County and Nassau community colleges said they are ready to reopen, mostly for online classes.

Mike LiPetri concedes to Andrew Garbarino in GOP primary in 2nd Congressional District

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:44
Mike LiPetri's suspension of his primary campaign provides a clear path for Andrew Garbarino to become the Republican nominee for the seat long held by Rep. Peter King.

CityMD wants to set up office in Babylon Village

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 22:04
It would be the first walk-in urgent-care facility in the village, but the health care provider must get approval for a special-use permit from the planning board.

Village police department approves body cameras for officers

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 20:03
Officials in Head of the Harbor — population 1,475 — said police will use body-worn cameras after evaluating the social unrest around the country.

Justin Bieber renting Montauk summer house, broker says

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 18:15
The pop star will be renting a home on Old Montauk Road, according to a local broker who says he also recently arranged East End rentals for Rihanna and Marc Anthony.

Group's plan outlines actions needed to address long-standing inequalities on LI

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 13:51
One key piece of the plan calls for restoring land rights to the Shinnecock Nation for land that is now the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course and Stony Brook Southampton campus.

Pent-up demand and a new crop of buyers spur sales of luxury homes  

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:22
LI's $1-million-and-up home market was bustling last month, with twice as many contract signings as June 2019, while the pandemic put a damper on the market as a whole.

Southampton protesters demand higher taxes for Bloomberg, other billionaires

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:02
The protesters say they want Cuomo to raise taxes on the state's 118 billionaires to help make up for a gaping revenue shortfall.

Law enforcement supporters display appreciation for police

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 11:02
In Nassau, a campaign encourages tying blue ribbons around poles, trees, windows and doors; in Suffolk, a crowd waved Thin Blue Line and American flags.

Feds, defense clash over sentencing date for ex-Suffolk DA Spota

Suffolk County News - Thu, 07/02/2020 - 02:02
Lawyers were clashing over when to sentence ex-Suffolk DA Thomas Spota and a former top aide in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Cuomo: 'We have to stay ahead of the virus'; indoor dining postponed in New York City

Suffolk County News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 23:59
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on indoor dining early Wednesday, citing concerns about the rising viral spread around the country becoming "shockingly worse."

Latino advocates say COVID-19 stats don't include immigrants who avoid tests, die at home

Suffolk County News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 23:44
They worry immigrants are dying at home, fearful of getting deported or losing their jobs if they are tested and hospitalized, which results in inaccurate local and state numbers.

Patchogue's Bringmann steps in as chairman of LIRR Commuter Council

Suffolk County News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 21:24
The Long Island Rail Road Commuter Council on Tuesday elected Gerard Bringmann as its new chairman, replacing Mark Epstein, who died last month. 

Poll: NYers see systemic racism in U.S., need to reform police relations

Suffolk County News - Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:39
Overall, 60% opposed defunding police, with a breakdown of 47% of Democrats and 75% of Republicans opposing defunding of police.
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