Man falls from ninth-floor balcony at Hyatt Regency Long Island, police say

Also Monday, a second man was critically injured when he fell off a 20-foot retaining wall while painting a Nissequogue home, police said.

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Suffolk IDA awards tax breaks to one warehouse but makes no decision on another

The Venture One project in Hauppauge won the IDA's help while the Hartz Mountain project on Spagnoli Road in Melville didn't garner the votes necessary for a decision.

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Performers fleeing Ukrainian war find refuge with traveling Flip Circus

The circus is here for 10 days this month.

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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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Upcoming Events

The Gemini Affair - Comedian-Ventriloquist-Magician

Mar6

Live performance by legendary ventriloquist and artist of magic Gemini Lombardi, for adults, held at the St. James Community Cultural Arts Center on 176 Second Street

Where

Saint James, NY

Saint James, NY

11780

Price

$25 donation, $20 for seniors

Virtual: Dolly Parton and James Patterson - Run, Rose, Run

Mar6

Country singer Dolly Parton and suspense writer James Patterson will discuss their novel "Run, Rose, Run", YouTube stream admission included with the purchase of a book copy

Where

BookHampton, East Hampton

41 Main St.

East Hampton, NY

11937

Phone: 631-324-4939

Price

$30 book purchase

Game Day

Mar7

The library will provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games, meet friends here or make new ones, held weekly on Mondays

Where

Smithtown Library Kings Park Branch

1 Church St.

Kings Park, NY

11754

Phone: 631-360-2480

Price

Free

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$31M in federal funding to clean up, restore Long Island Sound

Restoration projects include a planting program on the shore of Northport Harbor, salt marsh restoration at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, North Shore oyster plantings, and programs to monitor water quality.

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Police seek public's help finding missing Kings Park girl, 14

The teen was last seen leaving her home in Kings Park at 6:45 a.m. Saturday and may have taken a LIRR train.

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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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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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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Jill Cestraro scores go-ahead run in sixth to give Commack softball playoff win

Took advantage of miscue by Smithtown East and Cougars followed with six hits in first-round game.

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Commack vs. Smithtown East

See the scenes from Wednesday's Suffolk matchup.

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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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
'I have to relive her death.' Mother of murdered child Jennifer Goff decries parole process

Robert Turley, who was convicted of the Dec. 9, 1984, attempted rape and strangulation murder of 12-year-old Jennifer Goff, is scheduled to go before a parole board again this week.

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St. James crash kills South Setauket man

The man crashed into a tractor trailer backing into an Acura dealership, police said.

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.

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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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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Cops: Man faces Lake Grove hate-crime charge 

Peter Domenichello, 55, was walking in the parking lot of Smith Haven Plaza in Lake Grove last week when "he directed anti-Arab comments at two men" and then attempted to run over one of the men with his car, Suffolk police said.

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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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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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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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Hauppauge firefighter honored for 50 years of service
Jack 'Big Daddy' Gallagher to be honored for 50 years of service to Hauppauge Fire Department

Volunteer firefighter Jack Gallagher is a larger-than-life personality and former captain and lieutenant who is a four-time line of duty recipient of the Hauppauge department's Firefighter of the Year Award.

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Game on! New esports gaming arena planned at Smith Haven Mall 

Manhattan-based Belong Gaming's floor plan shows at least 72 gaming stations, bleachers for spectators and large-screen televisions to show gamers' exploits in real time, a lawyer for the company said.

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Smithtown West baseball pulls together for victory over North Babylon

Bulls scramble back to take third game of key Suffolk IV series.

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