Day trips on Long Island, in New York City to take this summer

Here are spots to visit and excursions to try that offer fun for everyone this season. 

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20+ things to do this Memorial Day weekend on Long Island

Here are more than 20 ways to get started this holiday weekend.

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Three more pot cultivation licenses issued on LI

Two partners involved with Oregon Road Organics and Island Grow, LLC secured state approval to grow marijuana. 

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Husband and wife open The Weathered Barn in Greenport

The couple work and craft together.

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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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Upcoming Events

Friday Night Music

Mar4

Live music performed by Jon Divello, in the tasting room, wine will be offered by the glass and bottle, also a food menu is available, reservations recommended

Where

Lieb Cellars

13050 Oregon Rd.

Cutchogue, NY

11935

Phone: 631-734-1100

Price

Free admission

Al Jardine Family and Friends Tour

Mar4

Co-founding member of the Beach Boys Al Jardine brings the Family and Friends Tour to Long Island, featuring Carnie and Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips, plus Matt Jardine

Where

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts

71 E. Main St.

Patchogue, NY

11772-3101

Phone: 631-207-1313

Price

$47 - $77

Church Thrift Shop

Mar5

Just a short walk from Main Street. Clothing, gifts, books, housewares, jewelry and more

Where

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Patchogue

31 Rider Ave.

Patchogue, NY

11772

Phone: 631-475-3078

Price

Free

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5 Memorial Day weekend boutique hotel getaways on Long Island

If you're looking for a getaway this holiday weekend, a staycation is the perfect escape.

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Guide to beach towns on Long Island: Know before you go

Grab a towel and some sunblock, and follow the sound of the waves. 

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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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Suffolk Division II semfinal: Port Jefferson vs. Mattituck/Greenport/Southold

Scenes from a Suffolk Division II girls lacrosse semifinal playoff game between Port Jefferson and host Mattituck/Greenport/Southold on Monday.

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Long Island school budgets up for vote today: Most under tax cap, two call for overrides

Eighteen Long Island school districts have frozen tax rates, and four are calling for cuts. New Suffolk and Wainscott on the East End are seeking to pierce the tax cap.

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Here's what to know about Tuesday's school budget elections
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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Four LI hospitals get 'A' rating by nonprofit watchdog

St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center, Mather Hospital, North Shore University Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital–Long Island each got the top score from the Washington, D.C.-based Leapfrog Group.

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Gabriel's Giving Tree helps OD victims' families

The group helps families in need to pay for funeral and burial services after a loved one dies from an opioid overdose.

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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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Five months after a fall left him paralyzed, this doctor is walking again

Dr. Joseph Casarona stumbled down the winding stairwell of his Cutchogue home one night and suffered a serious spinal injury.

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My Turn: Appreciation for life grows with a walk in the woods

'These moments on the bench give us the opportunity to reminisce ...'

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Uncork an adventure at Long Island wineries offering rare tasting experiences

Dine in the cellar or ride through the vines in a Moke.

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Southold man shoots at boy, 14, after doorbell prank, police say

Police said the man believed somebody might have been breaking into his house.

'Very scary' bird flu is unsettling poultry farmers in Suffolk

The highly contagious bird flu has killed millions of birds nationwide. New York's first cases of the bird flu were confirmed Feb. 18 in a "backyard flock" of eight birds in Suffolk.

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Max Gallagher, Joe Sparacio put in work for crowning moments

Wrestlers at Bayport-Blue Point and Mattituck won state titles. 

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LI school property taxes projected to rise an average 1.9%

Voting on proposed school budgets and board candidates is scheduled for May 17.

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St. Patrick's Day parades on Long Island 

Irish pride swells on Long Island all month long.

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CAST widens social-safety net, aims to transform lives on East End
Southold gets downsized proposal for affordable housing project

A zoning change is also being sought for the proposed 12-unit project at 2050 Depot Lane in Cutchogue that would be built on the 2-acre former Knights of Columbus property, but some board members are concerned about the income targets for potential renters.

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Long Island's 2022 state wrestling champions

See the eight individual state wrestling champions from Long Island high schools in 2022.