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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Long Island Christians weigh in on Roe v. Wade
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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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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Hamptons Authors Night returns Aug. 13

The 18th edition will be a fully live-person event for first time since 2019.

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Upcoming Events

Online Lecture: Maritime Smuggling on Long Island: From Pirates to Rumrummers


Online lecture by historian, author and former Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer on "Maritime Smuggling on Long Island: From Pirates to Rumrummers" via the Henry L. Ferguson Museum on Fishers Island. To join the session, register.


Southold, NY

Southold, NY




Virtual Lecture: History of the LIRR with a North Shore Perspective


Don Fisher of the Railroad Museum of Long Island will discuss the formation and growth of the Long Island Rail Road, discover the train stations along the North Shore of Long Island and the importance of the rail line for travel to New York City, moderated by Creative Services Director Mari Irizarry, register for a Zoom link


Three Village Historical Society

93 N. Country Rd.

Setauket, NY


Phone: 631-751-3730


$5 donation


Virtual Lecture: The Wondrous World of Toy and Model Trains


The Wondrous World of Toy and Model Trains is a virtual presentation in collaboration with the Railroad Museum of Long Island by Donald G. Fisher. Join in for a short journey through the history of toy and model trains. Discover the varying sizes of miniature trains that you can operate in your home. We will discuss the basics of creating a train layout and look at some images of what our North Fork neighbors have built. Attendees are asked to register at or directly at Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar


Southold Historical Museum

55200 Route 25 (Main Road and Maple Lane)

Southold, NY


Phone: 631-765-5500



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Modernist East End house becomes a home for women's art

On a bleak but fortuitous January day, "Onna House" began to take shape.

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About one-third of judges at Montauk retreat get COVID

Of the more than 70 New York State judges who went to the three-night retreat at Star Island Resort & Marina, 20 later tested positive for the coronavirus, a court system spokesman said.

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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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Finally, LI's Paul Dickinson will play in a golf major at the PGA Championship

At age 45, this teaching pro from Atlantic Golf Club will tee off Thursday in the PGA Championship.

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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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Judge puts East Hampton Town Airport closure on hold

The town had planned to temporarily close the airport as part of its transition to a private facility, which would allow the town to institute a series of flight restrictions to reduce air traffic.

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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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Wynton Marsalis to headline Hamptons Jazz Fest

The event will include more than 30 concerts across six venues on the East End.

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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East Hampton Airport makeover is ready for takeoff. But will changes fly with critics?

Big changes aimed at cutting noise and traffic are about to go into effect. But will they work?

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Faith Calendar: Worship and events from May 15 to 22

Long Island's religious communities offer a variety of events each week.

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Alec and Hilaria Baldwin reveal seventh child will be girl

The couple have six children aged 8 to 1.

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Supporters push for 'Medical Aid in Dying' legislation

They say they have strong public support but are facing continued opposition from a coalition of religious and medical groups.

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Suffolk School Notebook: Valley Stream junior takes top spot in LI Youth Summit

The summit's other overall winners included students from Amityville High School and Fishers Island School.

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Two East End towns looking at banning sale of helium balloons

The aim is to reduce pollution and protect wildlife, but some fear the proposals could hurt local businesses.

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Greenport seeking Southold town preservation funds for sewer expansion

Greenport officials are requesting help from Southold to fund roughly $750,000 of the proposed sewer expansion in the village. The project should help protect water and accommodate growth, they say.

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Fishers Island Lemonade debuts vodka-spiked ice pops, new flavors

It was one of the original canned cocktails. Will it lead the spiked ice pop charge?

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By plane and boat, COVID-19 vaccine gets to Fishers Island residents for first dose

Suffolk County officials flew 257 Moderna doses from Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma to Elizabeth Field Airport to ensure the shots stayed cold enough.

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If you want a party-free and less-crowded Hamptons scene, visit these 10 hamlets

From Peconic on the North Fork to Amagansett on the South Fork, summer is quieter and more relaxing, residents say.

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Capsized boat near Fishers Island monitored for pollution threat

Officials are developing a plan to remove the submerged trawler, where a patchy sheen has been observed in the area and concerns a resident who said he smells diesel.

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Two men rescued from sinking vessel near Fishers Island, Coast Guard says

Two men were rescued from a sinking commercial fishing vessel three nautical miles south of...

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Residents raise concerns about utility's plan for workforce housing on Fishers Island

The Fishers Island Utility Co. wants to build affordable housing on the island to house...

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Video shows Fishers Island tornado
Fishers Island tornado upgraded to EF1, National Weather Service says

The tornado that touched down Monday morning on Fishers Island, at the eastern end of...

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Fishers Island part of Long Island? Credit the Duke of York

Despite its proximity to Connecticut, the island's ties to Long Island can be traced to a 1664 land patent.

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NWS: Tornado sweeps through Fishers Island Monday morning

No fatalities were reported, but the tornado toppled trees, yanked down power lines and moved small buildings off their foundations, the National Weather Service said.

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Fishers Island school district

VOTING 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fishers Island School. THE BUDGET The...

Sizeable test refusals on LI on first day of state ELA exam

The test-boycott movement on Long Island continued to post sizeable numbers Wednesday for the fourth...

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Students, get out your pencils: Here comes the ELA

Elementary and middle school students in at least 78 of Long Island’s 124 public school...

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Donations of supplies help students get back to school

Many students across Long Island were well-equipped to start the academic year, thanks in part...

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Fishers Island utility seeks town OK for more worker housing

Southold Town officials are studying a proposal from a Fishers Island-based electric company that would...

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Residents applaud $100G plan to repair roads on Fishers Island

With the aid of $100,000 in earmarked state funds, damaged roads on Fishers Island could...

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Fishers Island

VOTING 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fishers Island School. THE BUDGET The proposed 2017-18...