Babylon Town wants to partner with Suffolk agency to update water system

Suffolk County News - Sun, 06/28/2020 - 10:00
Babylon officials want to hook about 5 dozen homes in Oak Beach to the public water system as part of an effort to address water quality issues, but the cost is now unclear.

NY state workers who travel to COVID-19 hot spots won't get paid sick leave, Cuomo says

Suffolk County News - Sun, 06/28/2020 - 01:25
The governor said at least five people who attended a Westchester high school graduation tested positive for the coronavirus. Cuomo was the target of a Manhattan demonstration over nursing home deaths.

Transgender rights, health care inequality focus of LI protests

Suffolk County News - Sun, 06/28/2020 - 00:55
Protesters in Massapequa asked state lawmakers to repeal a loitering law they say targets transgender people. In Bay Shore, demonstrators rallied against inequalities in health care.

1 killed, 1 injured in motorcycle crash on Robert Moses Causeway

Suffolk County News - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 23:04
The northbound lanes of the Robert Moses Causeway were closed for two hours after the crash, State Police said.

Shutterfly surprises LI kids with NYC billboard of their art for essential workers

Suffolk County News - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 21:32
"He got so excited," said April Yeomans, whose son's artwork appeared on a Manhattan billboard. "He was jumping up and down."

Dear protesters, this column is for you

Suffolk County News - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 19:48
Nassau's police commissioner, Patrick Ryder, says protesters are having a big impact.

Island doctors learn value of masks, find new therapies in virus treatment

Suffolk County News - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 14:30
Doctors said they improved their use of ventilators, learned the value of masks, found new medicinal therapies and better addressed the virus' propensity to create blood clots.

Recent high school graduates don't want to lose beginning of college to virus, too

Suffolk County News - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 00:40
"I don't know what to prepare for," said one Stony Brook University rising freshman. "It's very strange not knowing. ... We are just waiting, worrying, stressing."

Cuomo: New York discussing quarantine enforcement with airlines

Suffolk County News - Sat, 06/27/2020 - 00:09
The travel advisory asking travelers to the tristate region to isolate applies to states "with the highest infection rates, and that can change from day to day," Cuomo said.

Coast Guard warns against mixing alcohol with boating, other water sports

Suffolk County News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 22:36
The USCG said that despite national coronavirus protocols in place, there still has been a 19% increase in fatal boating accidents in 2020 compared to the same time a year ago.

Babylon IDA rescinds tax breaks over company's relocation delay

Suffolk County News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 21:38
California-based Bloomfield Bakers would have saved more than $570G over 12 years as part of a PILOT agreement at a North Amityville property.

Veteran administrator takes the reins of Central Islip schools

Suffolk County News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 21:09
Sharon Dungee steps into the top school role in what she describes as a "very diverse, very proud community."

Shinnecock plans for medical marijuana dispensary taking shape

Suffolk County News - Fri, 06/26/2020 - 20:52
The tribe also plans a cannabis cultivation and processing facility on tribal land that could employ up to 100 people. 
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