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BloggersDenise M. Bonilla Sophia Chang Tara Conry Carl Corry Erin Geismar Scott Eidler Mackenzie Issler Carl MacGowan Deborah S. Morris Amy Onorato Ted Phillips David Reich-Hale Candice Ruud Nicholas Spangler Joshua Stewart
Sewanhaka High School seniors Diane Cuervo and Sohaib Agha spent most of their high school careers racing to the finish line as members of the boys and girls cross country teams.
This week however, the duo finished first in another type of race -- the one for homecoming king and queen. Cuervo and Agha were honored at the school’s homecoming football game against Long Beach High School on Saturday,...Read more »
The southbound Meadowbrook State Parkway reopened shortly before 7 a.m. Monday after a fatal overnight crash closed all lanes of traffic for several hours and forced commuters to take alternative routes.
Here's a look at the latest traffic and transit alerts for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.
WANTAGH PARKWAY. A downed tree was blocking the right southbound lane at Exit W6 (Merrick Road),...Read more »
Riverhead Town wants to extend a bicycle and pedestrian trail 8.5 miles around the perimeter of the Enterprise Park at Calverton, but lacks the funds, town board members said Thursday.
The project will cost $250,000, based on estimates from the highway department, Bruce Kagan of the Riverhead Town Alternative Transportation Committee told the town board during a work session.
Kagan said...Read more »
Ashley Wade was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during her senior year at Portledge School in Locust Valley, and spent the last month of 2011 fighting the ailment at Winthrop-University Hospital, unable to get out of bed.
At the height of the holiday season, Wade, who was 17 at the time, received a gingerbread house as a gift from an unknown hospital donor. It was a surprise that changed her...Read more »
What do Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Joey Buttafuoco have in common?
They've all called the Massapequas home.
Newsday community journalist Tara Conry is spending five days this week exploring the village of Massapequa Park and the unincorporated areas of the Massapequas for our "Town Focus" series.
She'll be speaking with local officials, residents and business owners, sharing...Read more »
The Long Island Rail Road’s “Belmont Special” begins today and runs through Oct. 26 for the fall racing season at Belmont Park.
The New York Racing Association is subsidizing the cost of operating the LIRR Belmont service for racing fans.
The “Belmont Special” ticket package entitles LIRR customers to a $1 discount off the regular $3 grandstand admission.
First race post time at...Read more »
$810,000 approved for serial bonds
The Glen Cove City Council unanimously approved up to $810,000 in serial bonds to pay for challenges to property tax assessments and employee termination benefits.
The bonds were approved at the council’s Tuesday meeting.
The first approved bonds will pay for up to $550,000 to fund the assessment challenges — called tax certiorari....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 »
The Islip Town Board is scheduled to vote on several expenditures and hold four public hearings at its town board meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The board is to vote to pay Ronkonkoma-based Enviroscience Consultants Inc. $21,000 to conduct additional testing on materials at three town-owned properties at the Bay Shore Marina, the Police Athletic League fields on Clayton Street Park in Central...Read more »
Deal allows hospital to use town parking
The Huntington Town Board approved an agreement with Huntington Hospital-North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System to use a portion of the town’s parking facility at Mill Dam Park.
“The resolution is primarily aimed at providing a place for construction workers, as well as construction vehicles, to park during the hospital...Read more »