Arthur Charych, pilot from Setauket, dies in upstate helicopter crash

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 22:27
Arthur Charych, 73, was traveling alone when he crashed near Storm King Mountain in the Town of Cornwall, state police said.

Region's largest community solar project powers up in Melville

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 21:46
Subscribers to the rooftop array's energy will pay an average of 18.5 cents a kilowatt-hour for the power, compared with the average 21 cents from PSEG.

Workforce, middle-class homebuyers shut out on Shelter Island

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 20:37
The only one of the five East End towns where no high-density affordable housing developments have been built is working on two new projects to address the need, but there is opposition from those who say "people aren't entitled to live where they want to live." 

Fire douses plans to turn 200-year-old Coram house into a museum

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 19:18
The Oct. 3 fire that burned down the 200-year-old Coram house dashed the dreams of civic leaders who'd hoped to turn the house — believed to have been a former post office — into a community museum.

Expansion will help Riverhead nonprofit in more ways than one

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 16:34
RISE Life Services, which aids people who have developmental disabilities, is expanding its headquarters, boosting its food pantry efforts and adding more people to work in a garden.

Why a growing number of Long Island libraries are rethinking late fees

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 15:07
At least 55 of the 110 public libraries in Nassau and Suffolk have abolished, or curbed, the practice of charging patrons for returning circulating items late. Eliminating the practice began to gain popularity several years ago as a way to encourage library patronage and welcome those who feel alienated by the cost of a late return.

Animal Control officers in Southampton add roping to their skill set

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 13:28
Officers have been instructed in safe and proper techniques that can be used on animals ranging from dogs to livestock to Barney the Bull, who was on the run for more than two months before being captured in September.

Long Island forecast: Clouds will last until Monday morning, then a sunny workweek

Suffolk County News - Mon, 10/11/2021 - 02:28
After a misty overnight, there may be coastal flooding in parts of Suffolk and Northern Nassau Monday afternoon, the weather service said.  

COVID-19 infections waning but experts urge vigilance and vaccinations

Suffolk County News - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 23:58
As infections decline, two important meetings this week could help clear the way for more fully vaccinated people to get COVID-19 booster shots.

Hochul OKs East End real estate proposal but voter approval still needed

Suffolk County News - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 22:51
The tax on real estate sales would be used to fund affordable housing programs in the five East End towns.

Exclusive parkland lease to Calverton sportsmen's club draws criticism

Suffolk County News - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 22:42
Though the land is county-owned, the public can't access it without an invitation from the club, critics say.
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