Police find dad, 3 sons lost in 6,000-acre Suffolk park 

The family was able to reach 911 just before the father's cellphone battery died and Suffolk officers conducted an hour-long search to find them.

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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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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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POSTPONED: Two Short Films on Kehinde Wiley and Bree Wayy


POSTPONED Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace" and "Bree Wayy: Promise, Witness, Remembrance," are presented in collaboration with Hamptons Doc Fest. Following the screening, Parrish Senior Curator of ArtsReach and Special Projects Corinne Erni will moderate a live conversation via Zoom with Jessica Chermayeff, award-winning producer of Kehinde Wiley; and Dawn Porter, director of Bree Wayy who was honored with Hampton Doc Fest's prestigious Pennebaker Award in December 2021. Limited tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable. Please see below for updated COVID guidelines. NEW DATE MARCH 4th


Parrish Art Museum

279 Montauk Hwy.

Water Mill, NY


Phone: 631-283-2118



Online: Tai Chi


Online tai chi session, have water available and wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, access code is 509-229-173


Freeport Library

144 W. Merrick Rd.

Freeport, NY


Phone: 516-379-3274



Worship Services


In-person service


Living Water Full Gospel Church

24 Shade Tree Lane

Riverhead, NY


Phone: 631-722-4969



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Newsday Athlete of the Week is Floyd boys lacrosse's Connor Murtha

Senior had 22 goals and 11 assists this season.

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Courtney Quinn leads Ward Melville girls lacrosse to Suffolk final

Had two goals and two assists in win over Floyd.

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Center Moriches girls lacrosse wins its second straight Suffolk Class D title

Megan Magill gets three goals, two assists and Lauren Spivak scores four goals.

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First responders recognized for successful use of CPR at ceremony in Dix Hills

The Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council presented awards Saturday to police, fire, ambulance and other emergency personnel for successfully administering CPR to victims.

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Teens injured when driver, 17, crashes on LIE, Suffolk police say

One of the teens was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries, police said.

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Centereach man pleads guilty in fatal stabbing of wife, Suffolk DA says

The body of Melissa Molinari, who was stabbed 58 times, was found in the Pine Barrens wrapped in garbage bags and duct tape, prosecutors said.

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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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Port Jefferson vs. Center Moriches

See the scenes from Friday's playoff matchup.

Stephen Bayer propels Port Jefferson to Class D Suffolk boys lacrosse title

Bayer scored five goals and Kyle Scandale had three goals and a key assist.

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Deer Park man gets 21 years in prison for wife's killing

Paul Bonny, 35, was sentenced to 21 years in prison for the November 2020 fatal shooting, prosecutors said.

Sheriff's honors for one who dreamed of joining the ranks 

Two years after Philip Joseph "PJ" Fusaro's death, his memory lives on as the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office and others celebrated his legacy. 

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Suffolk sheriff posthumously honors William Floyd graduate 
Stony Brook women fall to North Carolina in NCAA lacrosse tourney

Seawolves finish 16-3 after falling in the quarterfinals for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

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Sayville vs. Mount Sinai

See the scenes from Thursday's playoff matchup.

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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Guide to beach towns on Long Island: Know before you go

Grab a towel and some sunblock, and follow the sound of the waves. 

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National Park Service proposes new driving regulations for Fire Island National Seashore

The National Park Service is reassessing how driving permits are allocated for residents and workers through an off-road vehicle management program.

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Brookhaven wants ferry to tie up in town

Supervisor Edward P. Romaine tells owners Pete Davidson and Colin Jost that town would be good place for retired Staten Island Ferry ship turned entertainment venue.

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Nine LI bridges carrying more than 67,000 total vehicles in 'poor' condition

The bridges, carrying a total of more than 67,000 vehicles daily, are rated poor possibly because of issues with decking, support beams, piers or abutments, according to state Department of Transportation data and experts.

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Private Point O'Woods earns a public place in New York history

"We're a private club. And we're a gated community. And those things exist in the world. And that's what we are," said the head of the association that owns the land. In December, Point O'Woods got an award from New York State for documenting its 128-year history.

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Black history on Long Island through the lens of Vintage Newsday Instagram

In this photo essay of Vintage Newsday Instagram picks for Black History Month, we’ve gathered images of the famous and ordinary, people and places that over the years have celebrated Black life on Long Island.

Wind farm developers to install fish-tracking devices off Smith Point

The devices will help determine whether electromagnetic frequency from a cable from the Sunrise Wind Farm affects fish movements.

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'A Previous Life' review: Exploits from France to Fire Island

Fire Island is one of the hot spots that serve as settings for Edmund White's "A Previous Life," about a couple who decide to write about all of their previous sexual exploits.

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Breach near Smith Point created during 2012 storm continues to close

Aerial photos show the breach is less than half of what it was following Superstorm Sandy.

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Officials mark approaching start of $1.7B FIMP storm management project

The first construction contract will be for dredging the Fire Island Inlet and placing sand near Gilgo Beach in Babylon Town and Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island, work that is to begin in late December and wrap up in the spring. 

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Village of Saltaire plans analysis of property values, could consider village-wide property reassessment

The last tax reassessment was done in 1974, and Mayor John Zaccaro Jr. said he is concerned that some properties might be over-assessed while others under-assessed.

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'Cool grandmother' and 21-year firefighter elected Fire Island community's first female fire chief

As Davis Park's first female fire chief, Linda Spencer, 67, will serve a two-year term in the unpaid position, supervising a 30-member department.

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LI students 'get their hands dirty' studying wildlife, collecting data on local rivers

Organizers say the "A Day in the Life of a River" program introduces students to potential careers while bringing them closer to the natural environment that surrounds them every day.

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Where to take fall, winter hikes on Long Island

Here are five ideas for fall and winter hikes with a workout, wildlife sightings and trail views ranging from charming to awe-inspiring. 

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Endangered piping plovers seeing a baby boom on Fire Island, officials say

Through collaborative efforts, this year's piping plover season, which ran from late March until early September, produced a record number of 50 nesting pairs and 70 fledglings, officials say.

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6 reasons to escape to Fire Island this fall

The beach is quieter, the ferries less crowded but the sun still warm and inviting.

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Dear Mother Nature: Ferry and water taxi operators want better summer weather

"Last year COVID defeated us, and this year Mother Nature defeated us. You can't compete against those two things," said Ken Stein, whose Sayville Ferry Service has seen slower weekend business on its Cherry Grove, Sailors Haven, Water Island and Fire Island Pines ferries.

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Vessel sunk to expand artificial reef off Fire Island

A retired 55-foot luxury cruiser named "Big Time" is the latest steel hulk to be added to the reef as part of the state's effort to beef up Long Island's coastlines.

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Hamptons, Fire Island, Shelter Island and more Labor Day weekend getaways on Long Island

The holiday signals to many that summer fun is about to wind down but, there is still time to celebrate before the season ends. 

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