Long Island Now

The latest community buzz and updates. | Sign up for community newsletters.

Local group brings Culper Spy Ring history to life

Inside the Stony Brook Grist Mill, actor Philip

(Credit: Tara Conry)

The British once again occupied Long Island Thursday night.

A Red Coat soldier stalked around inside the historic Stony Brook Grist Mill. In nearby Setauket, American patriots were plotting against the enemy. And their latest recruits were working to decipher a coded message from Gen. George Washington.

“I’m confident there is espionage afoot,” declared Philip Reichert, an actor playing...

Read more »

Roundup: Firemen's Fair set for Labor Day weekend


Firemen’s Fair set for Labor Day weekend

The Greenlawn Firemen’s Fair is scheduled for three days over the Labor Day Sunday.

The fair opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 and continues Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 starting at 6 p.m. The fair will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 31 but reopens at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. Admission is free.

Some of Long Island’s top bagpipe and brass...

Read more »

Manorville girl, 13, reels in nearly 3-foot-long fluke

Allison Turbush, 13, was aboard the Bay Princess

(Credit: Suffolk County Police Athletic League)

Last year, 13-year-old Allison Turbush pulled in about 20 fluke while on a fishing trip sponsored the Suffolk County Police Athletic League in Great South Bay, but none of them were keepers. She returned Wednesday for another try with the same group and reeled one catch of a lifetime.

Turbush, of Manorville, who is going into eighth grade at Eastport-South Manor Junior Senior High School,...

Read more »

Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato dumps ice water

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

We've wrapped the LI Now Live post for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, but here's a look at some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

Scroll down to see a daily roundup of tweets from Newsday and its reporters. 

(Mobile users: Access social media updates via the link below.)


Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate...

Read more »

Dublin Pub property in New Hyde Park sold for $750,000

Drummer Pete Kontoulakos outside the Dublin Pub in

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

The Dublin Pub has a new owner, more than a year after the New Hyde Park ex-rocker haunt was condemned by state liquor authorities and slated for auction.

Misha Haghani, whose firm Paramount Realty USA handled the short sale, said the former pub at 2002 Jericho Tpke. was sold Aug. 8 for $750,000.

Tseng’s Holding Inc. bought the property, Haghani said. The new owners have discussed plans...

Read more »

Hempstead to celebrate Ukraine independence today

Hempstead Town Hall is at 1 Washington St.

(Credit: JC Cherubini)

Hempstead Town will celebrate Ukrainian independence with a ceremony at Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. today in the village and conclude outside the building.

Members of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hempstead, St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Uniondale and local Ukrainians will join Supervisor Kate Murray in celebrating the nation’s 23rd year of independence.

Murray said...

Read more »

Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

We're wrapping up our live post for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Thanks for choosing us as your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, weather and more.

See below for what we've been tracking today, and tune in tomorrow for Friday's latest news.

(Mobile readers: View social media posts via the link above.)


An interactive theatrical production...

Read more »

Roundup: East Hampton Town meeting to address helicopter noise

East Hampton Town will be the site of a special meeting this month to hear mounting complaints about noise resulting from intensifying helicopter traffic over the East End.

The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the LTV studio in Wainscott.Hundreds of East End residents railed against the rising air traffic to East Hampton Airport at three meetings earlier this month in Southold,...

Read more »

James Franco, 'Michael' co-stars film at East Rockaway High School

Actor James Franco poses with fans outside East

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Sporting sunglasses and a leather jacket, actor James Franco late Wednesday night greeted about 70 fans who had been staked outside East Rockaway High School for hours waiting for a glimpse of the star.

“There’s going to be one photo,” the Oscar-nominated actor told the crowd, which had been lined up single-file, smartphones in hand, ready to take selfies with him.

Instead, the “Spider-Man”...

Read more »

LIRR’s new schedule starts Sept. 2, covers track closures

A train on the Port Jefferson branch of

(Credit: Chris Ware)

The new temporary MTA Long Island Rail Road schedule takes effect Sept. 2.

The new schedule, which will be in effect until Nov. 16, will reflect changes to the LIRR’s 11 branches, which have been made due to ongoing construction projects and track repair programs.

There will be track surfacing on the Babylon branch, resulting in one of two tracks between Valley Stream and Rockville Centre...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Your town

Get the latest news and information about your community, all in one place.

What's this? Send us your feedback

Sign up for community newsletters

Choose a community

advertisement | advertise on newsday