Long Island Now
The latest community buzz and updates. | Sign up for community newsletters.
BloggersAisha Al-Muslim Jennifer Barrios Bill Bleyer David Reich-Hale Denise M. Bonilla Sophia Chang Tara Conry Carl Corry Erin Geismar Scott Eidler Mitch Freedman Mackenzie Issler Carl MacGowan Deborah S. Morris Ted Phillips Candice Ruud David Schwartz Nicholas Spangler Joshua Stewart Brittany Wait Patrick Whittle
The 18th annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Parade, one of Long Island’s largest, starts at noon March 22 and travels from municipal parking field 12 at Sunrise Highway and North Forest Avenue to parking field 2, at North Centre Avenue and Washington Street.
“It’s a wonderful feeling to see all of our residents and businesses out in full force celebrating while giving back to three worthy...Read more »
Clare Owens has a busy March.
For the 12-year-old competitive Irish step dancer from the Donny Golden School of Irish Dance, every weekend is filled with performances at St. Patrick’s Day events. But she was particularly looking forward to her favorite appearance of the month: the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
“It’s really good,” Clare, of Stewart...Read more »
Clad in leprechaun attire with a green goatee and ruby red cheeks, 7-year-old Nicholas Spano waved from his school’s float at thousands of people lining Main Street in Bay Shore.
Crowds packed the sidewalks of Main Street from Islip to Bay Shore for the Bay Shore-Brightwaters 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday.
Nicholas’ mother, Donna, who helped organize the making of...Read more »
Hundreds of people lined Mineola streets Sunday for the 64th St. Patrick’s Day parade.
The one-mile-long celebration included more than 50 participants, including Irish step dancers, pipe players, drummers, marching bands and a Portuguese folk dance group.
As the parade neared the grandstand, Eileen Schlittenhardt, 49, of Bay Shore, used her iPhone to proudly record her daughter, Kelly,...Read more »
Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below, you'll find a rundown of stories that Newsday has been following throughout the day.
You'll also find the poll of the day, traffic, transit and weather alerts, and updates from our staff via social media. (Mobile users can access this additional content using the link below.)
POLL: RATE LI SNOW REMOVAL
About a year ago, Brookhaven...Read more »
With more snow falling overnight, schools on Long Island are already announcing delayed openings, while at least one township said it was opening later than usual.
The Town of Huntington said Town Hall won't open until 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Brookhaven, meanwhile, said its town recreation and senior centers would reopen.
Hundreds of schools have announced delayed openings.
Here...Read more »
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray is expected to officiate when seven couples residing at the Bristal Assisted Living Communities in East Meadow and married nearly six decades renew wedding vows Friday. The Valentine’s Day ceremonies are scheduled to take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
“Valentine’s Day is special to all Long Islanders, and I can think of no better way to celebrate love...Read more »
The towns of Brookhaven and Huntington have both announced snow delays ahead of the winter storm that's expected to hit Long Island early on Thursday, while some school districts are already posting delays or closings.
Brookhaven said its town senior and recreation centers, including the aquatic center in Mastic, would delay opening by two hours and open at 11 a.m.
Brookhaven's nutrition...Read more »
Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello on Friday conducted his first wedding ceremony in City Hall since taking office at the beginning of the year.
The happy couple was Rinaldo and Viviana Iona.
“It was very nice,” Spinello said. “It’s one of the things about the job that you don’t think about” before assuming office. “But this is one of them that makes you smile and say, ‘Boy, this is really...Read more »
A couple water main breaks caused grief for residents in Quiogue and Deer Park, but all in all it was a far quieter day than Wednesday, when snow, ice and rain snarled traffic, mass transit and shut schools.
Friday is also expected to be sunny with a high just below freezing, which means black ice could be a concern.
There are two meetings worth noting.
The Lawrence Village's board...Read more »