State scrutinizing Regents exams' status as a graduation requirement — and some LI teachers are worried

Options might be on the table to do away with the tests' "high-stakes nature," said the region's representative on the Board of Regents. That drew sharp responses from some social studies teachers. 

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Forecast: Sunny, chilly end to the workweek

Wind gusts as high as 20 mph will make it feel like 25 to 30 degrees by nightfall and on into tomorrow. And rain on Sunday could be accompanied by light snow, forecasters said.

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New $17 minimum for home health aides worries agencies

They say the increase, designed to ease a worker shortage, could have the opposite effect if Medicaid reimbursements aren't raised.  

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Alcohol banned on LIRR during weekend SantaCon revelry 

The 32-hour alcohol ban between Saturday and Sunday is designed to prevent those heading for the SantaCon bar crawl in Manhattan from drinking on the train.

DA: LI man and co-conspirator indicted in antisemitic terror threat

Christopher Brown, 21, of Aquebogue, is charged with making a terroristic threat as a hate crime, as well as conspiracy and various weapons charges following his Nov. 18 arrest.

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North Bellmore, Manhasset voters split on bonds

North Bellmore voters rejected a bond for school district upgrades while in Manhasset, a similar bond was approved.

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Mom of murder victim pleads for public's help

"I need everyone to help me, please!" Marie Rosental cried out at a news conference with Suffolk police in which she asked for the public's help in solving the case of her son's shooting death.

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