Jeremy Ruckert signs four-year deal with Jets

Lindenhurst product signed his rookie contract flanked by his parents and brothers.

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New Babylon hair salon, Good Day, lets independent stylists rent out space

Services include gender neutral haircuts, styling, color and balayage.

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Preserving 'a little bit of history.' LI man's antique bottle collection gives a peek into the past.

Mike Cavanaugh takes his kayak out into the waters near his East Rockaway and Gilgo Beach homes in search of the bottles. He then researches the history of the bottles to compile stories for a website he created.

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Long Island Christians weigh in on Roe v. Wade
LI bottle collector digs up history, gives a peek into the past

Upcoming Events

Fiddler's Green

Mar5

Fiddlers Green will perform traditional Irish, Scottish, English and American folk music, limit of 20, register

Where

Amityville Library

19 John St.

Amityville, NY

11701

Phone: 631-264-0567

Price

Free

Veterans Housing Assistance

Mar5

Geared to veterans who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Support Services for Veterans Families assists with housing, employment and benefits and may be able to provide time-limited payments to third parties for rentals or utilities; call 631-227-0777 for information.

Where

Support Services For Veterans Families

600 Albany Ave.

Amityville, NY

11701

Mná na hÉireann: The Women of Ireland from the Ancient Celts to the Current Day

Mar8

Kevin Westley will play songs and videos on topics such as ancient Celtic goddesses, the Pirate Queens, the women of Cumann na mBan, Irish women of the 20th century and more, held in-person (limit of 20) and on Zoom, register by email (adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org, include name of program in subject line)

Where

Amityville Library

19 John St.

Amityville, NY

11701

Phone: 631-264-0567

Price

Free

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On abortion issue and Roe, beliefs of LI Christians mirror U.S.

Christian Long Islanders are as divided on the hot-button abortion issue as most of the country. Between the extremes — no abortion at all or abortion with no restrictions — there is nuance among Christians on the island. 

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Pedestrian, 74, seriously hurt after being hit by SUV in Wyandanch

The pedestrian, who was crossing Lake Drive, was struck by an unlicensed driver, police said.

LI Special Olympics opening ceremony
For these LI moms, 'just breastfeed' not the solution to infant formula shortage

Even for parents who want to breastfeed, it may not be an option, due to issues ranging from medical conditions to lack of milk supply.

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Island Empanada and Blue Point Brewing Co. to host Ukraine benefits
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School Notebook: Students tapped at mock-government conference

'The William Floyd Youth & Government program continues to be the gold standard.'

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Motorcyclist hit boy, 11, in West Babylon, Suffolk police say 

Police said the motorcyclist was charged with reckless endangerment after investigators reviewed surveillance footage of the collision provided by the child's mother.

Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp. to build new substation

The ambulance company is buying property on Straight Path near Mount Avenue from Babylon Town to build the substation.

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A dog festival comes to Port Jefferson and more pet events this summer

Dock-diving, a dog performance sport making waves in pet-centric circles across the nation, will be making a splash at the festival.

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Alexa Ayotte nets winner as Port Jefferson gains final

Breaks a tie at 13 with 30 seconds left in thrilling finish of Suffolk Class D semi.

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Public hearing on proposed $4M tax break for East Farmingdale apartments

A public hearing will be held Wednesday on a proposed tax break for an East Farmingdale apartment complex that would save the developer more than $4 million in property taxes.

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Here's what to know about Tuesday's school budget elections
Amityville unveils 40 projects for $10M revitalization funds

An 18-member Local Planning Committee of leaders and residents must vote on which projects to pursue by July 7, said Mayor Dennis Siry. All projects must begin within two years.

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Districts budget for improvements, aim to keep taxes low

Long Island's 124 school districts are proposing average spending increases of 4.17% for 2022-23, a Newsday survey found. Average tax collections are due to rise only 1.54%.

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Long Island partyboats that offer half- or full-day fishing trips

They've got all you need to go fishing — bait, tackle — and they'll clean your catch, too.

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Asking the Clergy: How can visitors in the pulpit enrich worship

This week's clergy discuss how guests can offer the congregation something new.

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C-47 'Gooney Bird' transport plane pilot
Airpower museum's D-Day flight postponed due to rain

Predicted rainy weather this weekend has delayed the "living history flight" until July, officials at the East Farmingdale museum said.

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U.S. inflation might have dipped last month from 40-year high 
Political, advocacy groups put their imprint on LI school board races
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin reveal seventh child will be girl

The couple have six children aged 8 to 1.

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Long Island school board elections get 'nasty'

Political and advocacy groups increasingly have been injecting themselves into traditionally nonpartisan school board elections on Long Island, endorsing candidates, assisting in campaigns and inflaming divisions ahead of the May 17 vote.

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Jets coach Robert Saleh talks rookie conditioning at minicamp
LI's Jeremy Ruckert talks Jets rookie minicamp
KJ Farrell's to close after 15 years 

The Bellmore live-music venue says business was hurt by COVID-19 restrictions.

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Pat Benatar gets into Rock Hall of Fame

Lindenhurst native has been inducted along with Dolly Parton, Eminem and more.

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Southern Poverty Law Center lists 2 LI groups as anti-government

Nassau-based Long Island Mutual Assistance Group and Suffolk-based Long Island Loud Majority were among "extreme antigovernment groups" active in 2021, according to an annual report by the nonprofit.

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NFL Draft: LI's Jeremy Ruckert can't wait to start his career with Jets

The Lindenhurst star and Ohio State tight end was a die-hard Jets fan growing up, and now he'll get to play for Gang Green.

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Long Island's Jeremy Ruckert drafted by the Jets
NFL Draft: LI's Jeremy Ruckert drafted 101st overall by Jets

Ruckert, who starred at Lindenhurst High School and went on to play at Ohio State, grew up a Jets fan.

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Bay Shore vs. Lindenhurst

See the scenes from Friday's Suffolk matchup.