Girl, 13, raped by man she met via Snapchat, Suffolk police say

Police said the man met up with the girl at a playground in Hauppauge, where he raped her.

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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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Prosecutors: Man sentenced, 2 others plead guilty in sex cases

A Florida man got 12 years in prison for pressuring a Long Island teen to send him sexually explicit photos and two Central Islip men pleaded guilty to sex trafficking a minor at a Suffolk hotel, prosecutors said.

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Ducks closer Tyler Webb not getting many save opportunities

Slow start to season has manager Wally Backman using the former Yankee in non-save situations.

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Shares dive as CPI Aero pulled from NYSE

The stock exchange said the company failed to file timely financial documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Upcoming Events

Long Island Peer Networking Meeting

Mar8

Peer networking meeting, reserve

Where

Association for Mental Health and Wellness

939 Johnson Ave.

Ronkonkoma, NY

11779

Price

Free

AMVETS Post 48 Meeting

Mar9

Post 48, all honorably discharged men, women and their families welcome, meets every month

Where

AMVETS Post 48

660 Hawkins Ave.

Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

11779

Phone: 631-588-1401

Website
amvets.org

American Legion Meeting Post 155

Mar15

Post 155, new members welcome, meets all year

Where

American Legion Post 155 - Lake Ronkonkoma

115 Church St.

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

11779-4161

Phone: 631-981-2981

Price

Free

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Racial demographics rapidly shifting in Long Island schools

Students of color have gone from being the minority to the majority in 32 Long Island districts over the past 20 years, a Newsday analysis found.

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Long Islanders bid a tearful farewell to 'This Is Us'

Tissue boxes at hand, local viewers are ready for the NBC show's final episode.

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Changing demographics of LI schools
Kelsie Whitmore scores run in game against Ducks

Whitmore has played in seven games and has scored two runs.

Island Empanada and Blue Point Brewing Co. to host Ukraine benefits
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Westhampton vs. East Islip

See the scenes from Thursday's playoff game.

Sayville vs. Mount Sinai

See the scenes from Thursday's playoff matchup.

Jameson Smith's five goals spark Bayport-Blue Point boys lacrosse to Suffolk Class C quarterfinal win

Third-seeded Phantoms have won seven straight.

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Westhampton boys lacrosse tops East Islip, advances to Suffolk Class B semifinals

Chance Brindle and Gavin Arcuri scored back-to-back to give No. 4 Westhampton a 6-4 lead in its 6-5 win over No. 5 East Islip.

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Catherine Meyers pitches 1-hitter as Sayville softball wins playoff opener

Giovanna Calicchio had three hits and an RBI in victory over Mount Sinai.

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Jack Trovato's four goals propel Islip boys lacrosse past Miller Place in Suffolk quarterfinals

"I really didn't even create my own shots," Trovato said. "My teammates were getting me open."

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Law enforcement sweep results in 116 arrests of alleged gang members, other fugitives, officials say

Operation "Long Island Wave" was the first of its kind on Long Island in 15 years and was carried out ahead of what authorities said is a typical increase in crime during summer months and because of an uptick in shootings, officials said.

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Operation 'Long Island Wave'
Love Story: They met at 16 as Modell's co-workers

We got engaged in 1971, after Ernie surprised me with a ring in my Easter basket.

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Asking the Clergy: What is your favorite blessing?

Sharing stories of graces bestowed by rainbows and family members.

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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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Residents speak at hearing on eminent domain plan to seize Ronkonkoma bus company for Hub project

The Brookhaven Town Industrial Development Agency board will vote in a month or more on a proposal to seize a bus company by eminent domain to clear the path for part of the $750 million Ronkonkoma Hub project.

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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
Ronkonkoma bus company resists town's attempt to seize property

The North Fork Express charter bus depot is being sought for the Ronkonkoma Hub development.

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Cops: Woman arrested in Holtsville hit-run that killed 2 men

The two men were working on a pickup truck when they were struck, police said.

Heart attack victim in Florida airport revived by fellow Long Islanders

Scott Williams of Holbrook got to thank his "three angels" who saved him last month during a meeting at the LIRR's Ronkonkoma station Friday.

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Heart attack victim in Florida revived by fellow Long Islanders
LI group recognizes benefits of $2.8 billion Midway Crossing Ronkonkoma project

The Long Island Regional Planning Council on Thursday voted to name Midway Crossing a project of regional significance. The designation is expected to help raise funds from public and private sources, officials said.

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Major LIRR schedule changes rolling out this month

The changes take effect May 23. Others are happening this weekend.

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Smithtown East vs. Connetquot

Scenes from a Suffolk baseball game between Smithtown East and host Connetquot on Monday.

Nolan Britt helps Connetquot clinch third straight league title

Comes on in relief in sixth to shutdown Smithtown East

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Patchogue-Medford vs. Sachem East

Scenes from a Suffolk League I baseball game between Patchogue-Medford and host Sachem East on Monday.

Josh Knoth's one-hitter gives Pat-Med Game 1 of crucial series

The three-game series will almost certainly determine the Suffolk I champ.

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Political, advocacy groups put their imprint on LI school board races
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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She almost died of an overdose. Now, this mom wants to be 'the best role model'

On Mother's Day, Tina Widergren of Ronkonkoma, said she will reflect on her journey to sobriety and celebrate her roles as mother and new businesswoman.

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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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She almost died of an overdose. Now, this mom wants to be 'the best role model'
Crime is up on LIRR and ridership has stalled
Way to Go! Sachem student wins national essay contest

Sachem High School North junior Daniela Mare was awarded a $30,000 scholarship.