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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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
Playground in Aquebogue dedicated to memory of elementary school teacher

Keri Lynn Stromski, a mother of three and a longtime teacher in the Riverhead School District, died last year after a 4½-year battle with breast cancer.

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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
Abortion-rights rallies draw crowds on LI, across U.S.

Thousands of New Yorkers, Long Islanders among them, marched Saturday to protest the potential reversal of the landmark federal law ensuring a woman's right to abortion.

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Protests over the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade 
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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Fall restaurants: Where to eat near Long Island's East End pumpkin patches2m read2m read
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Barrow Food House in Aquebogue turns out high-quality fast casual fare2m read2m read
Mount Sinai vs. Shoreham-Wading River

See the scenes from Mount Sinai's victory on Thursday.

Riverhead Town, SCWA to extend water service in Manorville

Town and Suffolk County Water Authority officials say they have agreed in principle to connect 64 homes.

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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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New Riverhead downtown buildings may go by pattern book

The pattern book, which the town board adopted Jan. 20, is intended to serve as a guide for future buildings in downtown Riverhead.

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Gabriel's Giving Tree helps OD victims' families

The group helps families in need to pay for funeral and burial services after a loved one dies from an opioid overdose.

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New Riverhead civic group to focus on issues affecting downtown area

The Heart of Riverhead Civic Association, which will launch May 14, will focus solely on issues affecting the downtown area, the group's co-founders said.

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Splish Splash revamps waterslide, goes cashless for 2022 season

The former Abyss waterslide is now Hyperlight at Splish Splash.

Nick Muelthaler nets four goals in Floyd boys lacrosse's win over Riverhead

Connor Murtha added three goals in Suffolk I victory over Riverhead.

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Floyd vs. Riverhead

See the scenes from Thursday's Suffolk matchup.

Developer plans 30-home green community in Baiting Hollow

All the homes in the luxury development are designed to include solar panels.

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SCWA, Riverhead officials may combine efforts to bring clean water to some residents

The agency's CEO wants to collaborate with the town to "potentially reduce costs and ensure that work is completed as quickly as possible" to connect those in the Riverhead section of Manorville to public water.

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Uncork an adventure at Long Island wineries offering rare tasting experiences

Dine in the cellar or ride through the vines in a Moke.

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'Very scary' bird flu is unsettling poultry farmers in Suffolk

The highly contagious bird flu has killed millions of birds nationwide. New York's first cases of the bird flu were confirmed Feb. 18 in a "backyard flock" of eight birds in Suffolk.

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LIU Post digitizing project preserves Long Island history

Historical items digitized include documents relating to the Culper Spy Ring.

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St. Patrick's Day parades on Long Island 

Irish pride swells on Long Island all month long.

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Winter deals at Long Island hotels this season for a weekend getaway 

Local hotels and inns are offering seasonal discounts for those itching for an overnight trip or weekend getaway.

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Masks are off at schools across Long Island as state mandate is lifted

Thousands of children showed up at school without masks, but others were still donning them as the hotly contested state mandate for face coverings came to an end after almost two years.

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Cops: Aquebogue man killed in Riverhead single-vehicle crash

Ryan Dupuis, 26, was driving shortly before midnight on Sound Avenue near the Northville Turnpike, Riverhead police said, when he left the roadway and struck a tree.

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Nonprofit finally seals deal with $11.5M purchase of coveted Aquebogue property for conservation

Efforts to purchase Broad Cove, a 100-acre former duck farm on the waterfront of Flanders Bay, date to the 1960s. The Peconic Land Trust bought the property.

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Live music plays on at these 3 wineries this winter

Live music doesn't stop at the vineyards this winter.

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State panel: Make overtime pay easier for farmworkers

The farm labor board recommended lowering the threshold for OT from 60 hours to 40 hours by 2032. The labor commissioner must approve the proposal.

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North Fork resident assaulted during burglary, police say

Money was taken from the bedroom of the Aquebogue home and the resident was later treated for minor injuries at a hospital, Riverside Police said.

1879 farmhouse on 1 acre with low taxes in Laurel lists for $765,000

The five-bedroom, 2½-bath home, which has Queen Anne Victorian elements, backs up to 60 acres of farmland.

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Repurposed home décor shop Lumber + Salt hosts holiday pop-up

Browse one-of-a-kind pieces and refined architectural salvages.

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Southold agrees to help water authority seek funding for $27M pipeline project

The intermunicipal agreement between the town and the Suffolk County Water Authority is part of a plan to connect an existing water main in Flanders to one in Laurel that will allow residents to get more high-quality water and eventually restore and preserve the aquifer.

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Jamesport welcomes newcomers to its wineries, farms and waterfront

With an eclectic mix of homes, the hamlet seeks to preserve its rural, "quaint" vibe.

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Manorville man charged in explosion at Aquebogue marina, police say

The blast Bryan Henry allegedly set off damaged the side of a building at Light House Marina on Meeting House Creek Road in Aquebogue, police said.