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Sunny Fourth of July, forecasters say
Independence Day should be bright and clear with a high in the low 80s, the National Weather Service said.
Protesters: Construction company needs to hire more minority contractors at Hempstead site
Protestors gathered at the construction site of what is to be the new Rhodes Elementary School in Hempstead to demand that the construction company diversify its hiring of contractors.
Five people escape suspicious fire in Westbury, police say
A 27-year-old woman and four others fled their Westbury home early Thursday morning after it caught on fire, Nassau police said.
'Leave the fireworks to the professionals,' Bellone advises
Suffolk Police Chief Stuart Cameron says officers "will be out in force this weekend looking to track down firework violations." Penalties may be stiff, he says.
County to consider $52M in tax breaks for Long Beach development
Developers are proposing to build more than 400 condo and apartment units on property that faces the city boardwalk.
State suspends license of Island Park bar for COVID-19 violations
Dox in Island Park received multiple verbal and written warnings beginning in mid-May for complaints including overcrowding, noise and social-distancing violations, state officials said.
Cost of Living
How first-time home buyers navigate high costs
First-time home buyers on Long Island are finding creative ways to afford the biggest purchase of their lives.
Unraveling the mystery of LIers' hospital bills
A new federal mandate calls for hospitals to post their prices online. But lists of costs show that the medical world speaks a language all its own.
11 people, 4 cars: Multi-generational households on LI
A record 20 percent of the U.S. population lived in multigenerational households in 2016, according to the latest census data, up 5.6 percent from 2014.
Survey: LIers hurt by lack of doctors, insurance
Suffolk residents said not knowing how to find available doctors was one of the biggest obstacles to obtaining health care.
Bay Shore district lays off teachers to prepare for 'worst-case scenario'
Bay Shore schools laid off dozens teachers after the district and teachers' association governing board failed to reach an agreement on deferring salary increases.
Man caught with more than 100 fireworks, Nassau Police say
The odd behavior of a man parked on a Manhasset road led to the discovery of a possible stash of oxycodone pills and — after a chase — about 110 fireworks, police said.
Motorcyclist killed in crash with SUV in Lindenhurst, police say
The Copiague man died Thursday night after crashing into an SUV that was trying to turn left, Suffolk police said.