Victims of triple fatal crash include grandmother, other relatives, Nassau police said

The victims of what Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder described as a "horrific accident" include Marlene Luu, 66, of Woodside Queens.

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Folo on fatal New Hyde Park crash
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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Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson and others depart 'SNL'

Sea Cliff Emmy winner McKinnon, Davidson, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney bid farewell to the show during its season 47 finale.

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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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New drug that could save lives in COVID fight is here

Paxlovid dramatically reduces the chances of hospitalization or death for those at high risk of severe COVID-19. But many Long Islanders are still unaware of it, and some are nervous about taking it.

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'I never thought I was going to hear the C word ... it was like a cruel joke'

Tim McCabe, of North Bellmore, said doctors found two cancerous tumors while he was undergoing a liver transplant. He gave himself a day to be angry about it, then moved on to face his latest health challenge.

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Kate McKinnon among those leaving 'SNL'

Pete Davidson, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che and Kyle Mooney also departing.

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Uncle Steve's opens in Roslyn 1m read1m read
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Long Island restaurants that require coronavirus vaccine for indoor dining3m read3m read
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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Changing demographics of LI schools
James W. Foote, who loved portraying Teddy Roosevelt, dies at 73

James W. Foote was in demand for reenactments and appearances.

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Developer asks IDA for 20 years of tax breaks for Greenvale factory

Steel Equities plans to renovate the longtime home of Slant/Fin Corp., which won tax breaks in 2016 to stay on Long Island but is closing the facility.

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My Turn: The promise of blueberries puts spring in my step

This year I was anxious for spring to come. I was tired of the cold weather ...

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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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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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State charges Amazon shortchanged pregnant, disabled workers 

The State Division of Human Rights said the online retailing giant failed to comply with law requiring reasonable accommodations for such physical conditions.

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In LI school board races, candidates endorsed by teacher unions fared well 

The elections marked widespread victories for candidates endorsed by local teacher unions, and numerous losses for those groups that backed candidates critical of the ways race, gender and history are taught.

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Memorial ceremony honors fallen Nassau police officers

The Nassau police department's annual memorial ceremony honors officers killed in the line of duty, officers who died from COVID-19 or a Sept. 11-related cancer, and police department retirees who died in the past 12 months.

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Annual ceremony honors deceased members of the Nassau County Police Department
Mineola 5th-graders get hands-on bridge-building lesson

Mineola Middle School students see what it takes to be a bridge engineer at an event with the Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project Management Team.

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Mineola Middle School students taught bridge-making skills as part of STEM Day
Thomas Pushpamangalam, zoologist and professor, dies

Thomas Pushpamangalam came to the U.S. from India to study at NYU, where he later taught.

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War in Ukraine hits home for LI high school basketball star Kate Koval

LuHi's Kate Koval is a 6-5 sophomore from Kyiv who came to LI last September to pursue her dream of playing in the pros.

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Long Island Lutheran's Kate Koval plays with Ukrainian family on her mind 
'Wheel of Fortune Live!' coming to Tilles Center

A traveling tour of the popular game show arrives in Old Brookville on Oct. 7.

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LI college graduation guide: 'Class of 2022 has persevered'

Long Island's colleges and universities are planning commencement ceremonies that largely return to pre-pandemic traditions.

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10 things to watch in the Nassau girls lacrosse playoffs

1. Can Massapequa repeat? Massapequa hopes to keep control of the top of Nassau Class...

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LI Lutheran baseball wins 2nd straight PSAA championship

Jack Coogan and Alex Pelaez lead the way in victory over Portledge.

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PSAA baseball final: LI Lutheran vs. Portledge

See the scenes from LI Lutheran's championship victory.

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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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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Steven Weber's 17 saves help MacArthur boys lacrosse defeat Roslyn

"Steven played lights-out today," Generals coach John Nessler said

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School Notebook: Long Island winners in science olympiads

Ward Melville and Great Neck South high schools advance to the national level.

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State grant helps Roslyn library boost diverse offerings

"You want to make sure that somebody finds something they can value in the library because we are an institution for everybody," Bryant Library director Victor Caputo said.

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'Bridgerton' & 'Euphoria'-inspired photo-ops pop up at Long Island selfie venue

Smile, you're on a TV show ... kind of.

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