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

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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
School Notebook: Students tapped at mock-government conference

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

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Island Empanada and Blue Point Brewing Co. to host Ukraine benefits
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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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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
Rise in crime on LIRR could be scaring off some riders, Lieber says 

MTA officials said they are taking new measures to address a recent rise in crime on the rails.

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Crime is up on LIRR and ridership has stalled
LI's Jeremy Ruckert talks Jets rookie minicamp
West Babylon group to tout benefits of hiring autistic adults

The Winters Center for Autism will host a virtual information session on the subject Wednesday.

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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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Pat Benatar gets into Rock Hall of Fame

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

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Emma Blloshmi, Lacey Downey team up to lead West Babylon to big win

Pair total 12 of team's 13 goals as close teammates make up for lost time. 

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West Babylon vs. West Islip

Scenes from a Suffolk girls lacrosse match between West Babylon and host West Islip on Monday.

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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