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I cover the Town of Huntington with my fellow reporter Deborah Morris. My goal is to keep you informed about what is going on and to respond to issues that arise. I also will be focusing on the villages of Northport and Asharoken, reporting and writing about their successes and challenges. I am interested in local politics, how taxpayers’ money is spent, giving a voice to the voiceless and telling the stories of the town’s quirky and inspiring people and events.
On Aug. 7, 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit made headlines when he walked fearlessly between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
Exactly 40 years later, Petit, now 64, brought past and present together at the LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton with a stunning re-creation of the famous endeavor.
The sun was just beginning to set on Thursday when Petit, dressed in black,...Read more »
Brookhaven Town has torn down a Medford house for alleged safety violations.
The house, at 77 Whitepine Way, was razed on Tuesday because it was “unfit for human occupancy due to a collapsed ceiling, rotted main floor support, large holes in the side walls, interior walls blocked from garbage and debris restricting a clear egress,” town officials said Thursday in a news release.
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Good afternoon Long Island. Thanks for visiting the LI Now live blog for Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.We're winding it down for the day, but here are some things to keep an eye on.Mobile users can click the link below to access our live coverage.
Suffolk police seek the public’s help to identifying the man who used a counterfeit travelers check in Lake Grove.
On June 10, between...Read more »
The United Way of Long Island was recently granted $1.1 million in federal funding for a program aimed at helping at-risk youth earn degrees while building job skills.The U.S. Department of Labor funding will aid the YouthBuild Long Island program, which helps local youth earn their high school equivalency diploma while also learning eco-friendly construction skills by building housing for the homeless.
“This...Read more »
Shuttered Deer Park adult store Teasers has lost a legal bid to reopen while its lawsuit against the Town of Babylon proceeds.
The July 28 decision from U.S. District Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein came as the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals released a decision denying several Teasers requests for variances from town code regulating adult businesses.
The town condemned the 55 Brook Ave. store...Read more »
You can take the girl out of Long Island, but if it’s Miss Long Island, she’ll just bring Long Island wherever she goes.
That’s what East Setauket native and 2011 Miss Long Island winner Marina Montes has done.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill School of Law in 2011, Montes decided to launch a pageant modeled after Miss Long Island in her new home in...Read more »
Good afternoon Long Island. Thanks for visiting the LI Now live blog for Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.We're winding it down for the day, but here are some things to keep an eye on.Mobile users can click the link below to access our live coverage.WANTED:Suffolk County police are looking for two unidentified men who allegedly broke into two cars parked at the Long Island Game Farm in Manorville and stole...Read more »
Suffolk budget officials have identified $73 million in projects the county can remove from its books as part of an effort to reduce $429 million in county debt.
At a meeting Tuesday of the Suffolk Legislature’s Debt Reduction Committee, county budget director Connie Corso gave lawmakers a list of more than 100 projects that could be eliminated from the “pipeline debt” — approved projects...Read more »
When alumni of John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore began planning their latest reunion, they realized that former students from other high schools in their district -- and even those who have since moved to a warmer climate -- wanted to participate.
So JFK Alumni Inc., the high school's alumni association, organized its first multi-high school, multi-graduating class, multi-state reunion...Read more »
We've wrapped up Tuesday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, but Newsday will be covering these meetings Tuesday night.
SMOKING BAN. Great Neck Village Tuesday will weigh extending a moratorium on permits for businesses that allow smoking on-site. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is at Village Hall. Follow reporter Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates @Eidz-Towns.
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