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HUNTINGTON: The zoning board will hear from a...Read more »
While rolling his wheelchair 3,100 miles from California to Long Island last summer, Gabriel Cordell, 43, who is paralyzed from the waist down due to a car accident in 1992, was already thinking about his next journey.
The former Long Islander and his documentary crew were two thirds of the way through their 99-day trek in early June 2013 when they stopped at a YMCA in Illinois to speak with...Read more »
Long-abandoned building could get new life
The building at 831 Fort Salonga Rd. in Northport, which has been abandoned for almost a decade, was recently purchased with the goal of giving it a new life.
The site was previously home to a Getty gas station, but it was shuttered several years ago.
Recently, it was purchased by Alexander Spivak, owner of Zanorthport,...Read more »
Today's record-setting rain broke multiple state records and left destruction across the island.
Find the latest updates below from readers and reporters as LI recovers. Share your photos or stories with the hashtag #LIRain on social media.
Find Newsday's main story on the storm, power outages and flooding at http://nwsdy.li/1q89J14.
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Geena Cardalena, 17, and Jenna Tirado, 20, were enveloped in a circle as the other contestants swarmed around to hug and congratulate the new queens.
Cardalena was still struggling to hold back tears, having just moments before been crowned Miss Long Island Teen along with Tirado, who was crowned Miss Long Island for 2015 on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing...Read more »
A historical structure in Oak Beach that was damaged by superstorm Sandy is receiving financial help from the state.
The Oak Beach community center was built in 1872 and once served as part of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, a precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard sold the building to Babylon Town in 1948, and for the last 40 years it has been used for Oak Beach meetings and functions.
The...Read more »
The cold never bothered Sarah Hughes anyway.
Over the weekend, the Great Neck native and Olympic figure skating champion accepted the ice bucket challenge that has been sweeping through social media.
In a video posted to YouTube Sunday, Hughes, 29, is seen sporting ice skates and a blue skating dress, which she says she stole from the closet of her sister, fellow Olympic figure skater...Read more »
We've wrapped today's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, but here's a look at two meetings Newsday will be covering Tuesday night.
DOUBLE POLES. The North Hempstead town board Tuesday will consider a law addressing the issue of double utility poles. The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be at Town Hall, 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Check for Twitter updates from Newsday's Lisa Irizarry:...Read more »
The Hamptons is known for hosting the upscale summer crowd, but it also has a rep for being downright unfriendly, according to a recent survey by Condé Nast Traveler.
The tony towns that make up the Hamptons were lumped together in the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Survey and ranked as the eighth unfriendliest city in the United States.
Cited as being a pretentious town that is "incredible...Read more »
Sam C. partied like any self-respecting “Queen of Hearts” should at an “Alice in Wonderland”-themed prom.
She held court.
Sam was ready for a photographer’s lens only after laying dramatically on a couch -- sprawled on top of friends Danny Petersen and Casey Donnelly -- simultaneously showing off red-and-black striped tights and a fearless nature. Not long before, she had helped lead...Read more »