Long Island Now

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

Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival a hit in Selden

A crowd gathers at the third-annual Beer Fields

(Credit: Joseph Kellard)

Microbrew aficionados gathered for the third-annual Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival at Pennysaver Amphitheater in Selden on Saturday.

Among them was Keith Collins, who trekked in from Brooklyn to sample some of the 200 beers from 100 Long Island and nationwide breweries that set up booths on the theater’s grassy grounds.

“I sometimes drink Bud Light and Miller Lite, but as...

Read more »

Great Neck board considers development's impact; Sayville resident wins scholarship


Impact of apartment plan will be studied

The Great Neck Village planning board has chosen two consultants to study the socio-economic impact of a developer’s plan to replace a rent-stabilized apartment complex with market-rate housing.

The board last week selected Melville-based Nelson, Pope & Voorhis LLC and a Columbia University professor to study “disparate impact”...

Read more »

Mattituck High School celebrates 100th graduation

Mattituck High School salutatorian Christine Bieber, 17, of

(Credit: Meghan Fitzgerald )

Mattituck High School recognized more than the graduating class of 2014 on Saturday. It also marked 100 years presenting students with diplomas.

As part of the centennial celebration, the school invited past graduates to represent each of the school's 10 decades.

Vera Smith, 87, of Mattituck, was invited to represent the graduates of the 1940s. Smith, the 1944 valedictorian, said she...

Read more »

Roundup: Suffolk to approve B&B in East Hampton lighthouse

The Committee for the Restoration of the Cedar

(Credit: Bill Bleyer)

The Suffolk County Legislature will allow a nonprofit to run a bed-and-breakfast inside the Cedar Island Lighthouse once it is renovated, to raise funds for the lighthouse’s maintenance.

The legislature voted 17-0 on Tuesday to extend an existing license agreement with the nonprofit, Lighthouse Inc., through 2029. The agreement allows the group to use two rooms in the lighthouse for a bed-and-breakfast.


Read more »

Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, June 20, 2014

Oyster Bay Town Hall is the setting of

(Credit: Bill Bleyer)

Well, we're closing out our live post for Friday, June 20. Thanks for joining us.

Looking ahead, this weekend is looking good, with temps in the mid- to upper-70s and no rain in sight for either Saturday or Sunday. Enjoy your weekend. Then, be sure to come back to LI Now on Monday for the latest in local news, weather, traffic and transit updates and more.

 (Mobile readers:...

Read more »

Rock concert to benefit girl in need of special van

A concert will be held in Patchogue on

(Credit: Katherine Nelson)

Emma Nelson is a 7-year-old with a rare blood disease that causes her to be wheelchair-bound and connected to a feeding tube and respirator.

To prepare her for trips to the doctors, three times a week her parents disconnect her from life support and race to get her to their van connected to the vehicle’s battery “before she turns blue” from struggling to breathe, said Emma’s mother, Katherine...

Read more »

Long Beach OKs fee hikes for parking, water usage, garbage collection

Long Beach City Hall on March 28, 2013.

(Credit: Tara Conry)

The Long Beach City Council approved increasing fees Tuesday night for overnight parking lots, water usage and garbage collection.

The fee hikes were already passed in the city’s budget, City Manager Jack Schnirman said.

Trash collection fees, which have not been updated since 2010, were raised to $575 per year for residents and a minimum of $131 per quarter for businesses. Half of the...

Read more »

Roosevelt senior heads to prom after 'Princess Diaries' makeover

Roosevelt High School senior Roberta Samson, 17, attends

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Roosevelt High School senior Roberta Samson wore a red, fitted lace gown to her prom Thursday night at Mineola’s Jericho Terrace. But if not for the generosity of strangers, she said the expenses of prom would have put her family “in the red” instead.

“My dad said I still would have went, but I know we would have struggled afterward, because we’re not good financially at all,” said Samson,...

Read more »

Catching up with 2004 LI high school valedictorians

Robin Fusco was Malverne High School's valedictorian in

(Credit: Newsday Staff)

Newsday caught up with some of Long Island's high school valedictorians from 2004 to see what they’ve been up to over the past decade.

From bungee-jumping the Corinth canal in pursuit of the Classics, to helping an Ivy League team make it to the women's NCAA Final Four in lacrosse, their experiences have been vast and interesting, as you might expect from such high achievers.  


Read more »

Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, June 19, 2014

Welcome to Newsday's live post for Thursday, June 19, 2014, your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates and more.

We've wrapped the live coverage, but here is a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

To see social media updates from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

(Mobile readers: Access this...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday


Is there too much or too little nightlife near where you live?

Too much Too little

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