Jeremy Ruckert signs four-year deal with Jets

Lindenhurst product signed his rookie contract flanked by his parents and brothers.

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New Babylon hair salon, Good Day, lets independent stylists rent out space

Services include gender neutral haircuts, styling, color and balayage.

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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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Preserving 'a little bit of history.' LI man's antique bottle collection gives a peek into the past.

Mike Cavanaugh takes his kayak out into the waters near his East Rockaway and Gilgo Beach homes in search of the bottles. He then researches the history of the bottles to compile stories for a website he created.

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Upcoming Events

Auxiliary of American Legion Post 1634 Meeting

Mar9

Post 1634, new members welcome, meets every month

Where

American Legion Post 1634, West Babylon

10 Bruce St.

West Babylon, NY

11704

Phone: 631-669-3931

Virtual: Garden Makeovers on a Budget

Mar14

Does your yard need an affordable garden makeover? Consider how you use your landscape and what can be enhanced when you explore the role of foliage, plant arrangement, and attractive hardscape features. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk to learn how to make your yard look like a million bucks on a budget! A Zoom link will be provided by the Library. Registration is underway

Where

West Babylon Public Library

211 Rte. 109

West Babylon, NY

11704-6211

Phone: 631-669-5445

Price

Free

Website
wbpl.us

Surf Fishing 101

Mar15

Join NYS Certified Fishing Guide Bernie Hoyt to learn the best tips and tricks for surf fishing on Long Island. Registration is underway

Where

West Babylon Public Library

211 Rte. 109

West Babylon, NY

11704-6211

Phone: 631-669-5445

Price

Free

Website
wbpl.us
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LI bottle collector digs up history, gives a peek into the past
Pedestrian, 74, seriously hurt after being hit by SUV in Wyandanch

The pedestrian, who was crossing Lake Drive, was struck by an unlicensed driver, police said.

LI Special Olympics opening ceremony
For these LI moms, 'just breastfeed' not the solution to infant formula shortage

Even for parents who want to breastfeed, it may not be an option, due to issues ranging from medical conditions to lack of milk supply.

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Island Empanada and Blue Point Brewing Co. to host Ukraine benefits
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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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Motorcyclist hit boy, 11, in West Babylon, Suffolk police say 

Police said the motorcyclist was charged with reckless endangerment after investigators reviewed surveillance footage of the collision provided by the child's mother.

Edie Falco to play Pete Davidson's mom in streaming series

Peacock series "Bupkis" will be a fictionalized version of Davidson's life.

Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp. to build new substation

The ambulance company is buying property on Straight Path near Mount Avenue from Babylon Town to build the substation.

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A dog festival comes to Port Jefferson and more pet events this summer

Dock-diving, a dog performance sport making waves in pet-centric circles across the nation, will be making a splash at the festival.

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CHSAA boys volleyball final: Chaminade vs. St. John the Baptist

Scenes from the CHSAA boys volleyball final between Chaminade and St. John the Baptist at St. Dominic on Monday.

Unbeaten Chaminade repeats as CHSAA boys volleyball champion

Ryan Farrell and Logan Iacobazzi led the Flyers, who did not drop a set for the second season in a row.

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Alexa Ayotte nets winner as Port Jefferson gains final

Breaks a tie at 13 with 30 seconds left in thrilling finish of Suffolk Class D semi.

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Public hearing on proposed $4M tax break for East Farmingdale apartments

A public hearing will be held Wednesday on a proposed tax break for an East Farmingdale apartment complex that would save the developer more than $4 million in property taxes.

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Here's what to know about Tuesday's school budget elections
Amityville unveils 40 projects for $10M revitalization funds

An 18-member Local Planning Committee of leaders and residents must vote on which projects to pursue by July 7, said Mayor Dennis Siry. All projects must begin within two years.

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Districts budget for improvements, aim to keep taxes low

Long Island's 124 school districts are proposing average spending increases of 4.17% for 2022-23, a Newsday survey found. Average tax collections are due to rise only 1.54%.

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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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C-47 'Gooney Bird' transport plane pilot
Airpower museum's D-Day flight postponed due to rain

Predicted rainy weather this weekend has delayed the "living history flight" until July, officials at the East Farmingdale museum said.

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Maggie Miller, Megan Wegel lead North Babylon over West Islip

Megan Wegel's hitting backs Maggie Miller's strong start.

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Good Samaritan Hospital breaks ground on $500M expansion

The 300,000-square-foot addition will include an upgraded emergency department, 16 operating rooms, an enhanced surgical suite and three floors of private patient rooms.

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Long Island 'Voice' finalist Bella DeNapoli drops first album

Top 20 finalist Bella DeNapoli has dropped her debut album, "Three Letters."

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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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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Jets coach Robert Saleh talks rookie conditioning at minicamp