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Most fire trucks pump water to put out fires. But imagine one that quenches thirst ... with beer.
For those who visited the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival on Saturday, imagination became reality as visitors lined up to sample beers that came from a ruby red truck owned by the Crooked Ladder Brewing Co.
“You see a shiny, red fire truck, you’re gonna be drawn to it,” said...Read more »
Officials simulate hurricane responses
Islip Town officials conducted a multijurisdictional exercise to prepare for hurricane season Thursday at Town Hall.
The tabletop exercise simulated a hurricane hitting the town and involved town board members, town commissioners and department heads. It was led by the Suffolk County EMS and Public Health Emergency Preparedness director...Read more »
Port Jefferson authorities have begun a kayak crackdown.
The village board voted 4-0 on Friday to allow Parks Department workers to seize and impound kayaks left on racks at two village beaches without permits. Trustee Bruce Miller did not attend the meeting.
The policy went into effect immediately, Mayor Margot J. Garant said.
The measure was passed to address a growing problem...Read more »
The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center in Riverhead is home to more than 5,000 animals, but on Saturday everyone was focused on just one kind: the shark.
Discovery Channel’s on-air personality Andy Casagrande was at the aquarium for a celebration tied to the station’s 27th annual Shark Week.
Darlene Puntillo, marketing manager for the Long Island Aquarium, said it was exciting...Read more »
Rolling River Day Camp held its annual Give Back Week, a campwide celebration that raises awareness for altruism. From the toddlers to the teens, each group explored what it meant to “give back” through fundraising events.
For instance, on Aug. 4, some 60 campers in Rolling River’s counselor-in-training division donated Build-a-Bear dolls to patients at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. After...Read more »
Suffolk police this week released a surveillance photo of a woman sought in connection with the theft of lobsters from Shop Rite in Hauppauge.
On June 29, at about 12:53 p.m., the woman entered the grocery store at 335 Nesconset Hwy. and placed $65 worth of lobsters in a reusable bag and left the store without paying.
The suspect, who was wearing a black shirt with a white flower design...Read more »
A rooster has taken coop underneath the platform at the Long Island Rail Road station in Bay Shore, and local commuters can’t stop clucking about their new feathered friend.
On July 21, Daniel Campozano, a commuter who lives across the street from the station, gave the fowl some Internet fame by tweeting a picture of the bird at the LIRR Twitter handle.
“I would tell my wife it was waking...Read more »
Everyone remembers their first concert, but for 13-year-old Torren Mitchell, the experience was truly epic.
On June 29, Torren got more than front-row seats to see her favorite band, OneRepublic, play the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. The Stony Brook teen also got to meet the group’s members backstage and they gave her a special shout-out during their show.
“There’s a special person...Read more »
Good afternoon, Long Island. Thanks for visiting the LI Now Live post for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
We're winding it down for the day and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Here are a few things to keep an eye on.
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MISS LONG ISLAND 2015
Miss Long Island and Miss Teen Long Island for the coming year will be crowned...Read more »
The state has completed six new law-enforcement “pullover areas” along the Long Island Expressway, providing additional space for police to conduct traffic stops, according to the Cuomo administration.
The LIE now has 10 such areas, created after Nassau County Police Officer Michael Califano was struck and killed in 2011 during a routine traffic stop. The first pullover areas were built in...Read more »