North Hempstead won't rehire highway superintendent who got more than $134G in OT

The resolution was tabled by the councilwoman who proposed bringing Thomas Tiernan back to head the department, and the town says it will now launch a wider, formal search to fill the post.

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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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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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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
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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School Notebook: Students tapped at mock-government conference

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

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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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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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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
LI museums celebrate Asian Heritage Month

Check out the exhibits at Wang Center, Hecksher Museum and Westbury Arts.

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Art, food of Asia comes to Port Washington

Asian-American Festival includes a Japanese tea ceremony, taekwondo demonstrations, calligraphy lessons and food from across Asia.

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Port Washington boys lacrosse cruises in key Nassau A win over Oceanside

Henry Haberman finished with three goals and four assists for the Vikings (10-3, 6-1 in conference).

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Global supply chain 'a disaster' for Long Island pavement firm

Local business owners said they have been hampered by shipping delays at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The backups have slowed the arrival of key ingredients for products, cutting into businesses' bottom lines. 

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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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Cops from Long Island among latest names on NY memorial

A total of 49 names statewide were added to the state Police Officers Memorial.

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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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Like mother, like daughter, and both inspired to help a special community on Mother's Day 

Ilissa and Holly Sternlicht will raise money for the Helen Keller National Center in a virtual 5-kilometer run-walk that will benefit the Port Washington nonprofit's Health & Wellness Program for the vision- and hearing impaired.

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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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Aidan Christie's overtime goal wins it for Massapequa boys lacrosse over Port Washington

Christie returned from a three-week injury absence to lift Massapequa past Port Washington with a pair of goals

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PedalShare bike share program expands into Nassau this spring

Bike-sharing program expanding to Nassau County

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Driving ranges to perfect your swing on Long Island 

Where you can drive balls by the bucket.

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Cops: Man's body found on Sands Point beach by walker

The dead man, who was apparently in his 50s, was near 30 Plum Beach Pt. on Saturday morning, Nassau police said.

19 LI companies named to NY's inaugural list of historic businesses

The Historic Business Preservation Registry was created to honor and promote shops that are at least 50 years old and have made significant contributions to their communities.

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Beyond the books: Indie bookstores selling Long Island-made art, games and more

Bookstores are neighborhood mainstays.

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Ukraine war divides Christian Orthodox churches on LI

While Russian Orthodox Christians clash or tiptoe around the war in Ukraine, other Orthodox jurisdictions on Long Island condemn the invasion. 

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Older Scouts bring wisdom, commitment to organizations

"For me, it's my love of Girl Scouting that has kept me," says Celeste Davis.

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