PSEG to make customer visits about programs to avoid electric shut-offs

Suffolk County News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 00:44
The utility to tell customers about government-provided energy and heating programs, as a law that prevents shut-offs to pandemic-impacted customers is set to expire in December

Doctors: Number of people who have died after getting vaccine 'minuscule'

Suffolk County News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 00:28
People who think former Secretary of State Colin Powell's death from COVID-19 shows the vaccines don't work are wrong, medical experts on Long Island said.

On Long Island visits, Gen. Colin Powell had a knack for breaking news

Suffolk County News - Tue, 10/19/2021 - 00:26
Powell, who died at age 84, often made headlines after his travels to Long Island, whether promoting the region's business community, discussing global affairs or tearing into former President Donald Trump.

Old Coast Guard station's removal from Gilgo park to improve beach safety 

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 23:08
The removal of the old Coast Guard station's foundation will make conditions safer for surfers, anglers and off-road drivers, officials and beachgoers say.

Northport OKs smaller house size for trustee who built without required permits

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 23:07
The village Zoning Board of Appeals voted 5-0 at its Sept. 29 meeting to allow trustee Tom Kehoe to construct only a 1,750-square-foot home, down from the original 3,000-square-foot proposal. 

Report: Law firm in opioids case should be sanctioned

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 22:10
A court-appointed referee has recommended sanctions against a law firm that represented an opioid manufacturer sued by Nassau, Suffolk and the state for failing to disclose evidence at a landmark opioids trial until two months after it began in June in Central Islip.

Babylon Rental Review Board gives itself high marks, as do residents

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 21:32
Of the 300 cases handled thus far by the seven-member board, about 60% were found to have had some problem during their inspection, but 90% of landlords resolved the issue by the time their case came before the board, and only one permit has been revoked.

Forecast: After a cool Monday, temps rise this week

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 19:57
Temperatures will gradually rise this week from Monday's chill before a sharp drop for the weekend, the National Weather Service said.

Democrat Tim Sini, Republican Ray Tierney battle over who's toughest on crime in Suffolk

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 13:29
The issue of who will be the most effective crime fighter has arisen as the key issue in the race for Suffolk County district attorney.

45,000 strong: Jones Beach crowd walks to fight breast cancer

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/18/2021 - 00:37
Organizers said they were on track to raise about $1.7 million for cancer research, education and patient services.

Company says solar farm in Southampton Town could save ratepayers millions

Suffolk County News - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 21:25
A Boston company has been contracted by the town to lease the land atop a capped landfill in North Sea and build a 4.5-megawatt facility that could save ratepayers in the state's Community Choice Aggregation program $2.4 million over 20 years. 

Gasoline prices rise on Long Island, AAA says

Suffolk County News - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 19:42
Prices at the pump in Suffolk and Nassau hit an average $3.39 a gallon for regular gas on Sunday, compared to last year's $2.18 average price, according to AAA.
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