Ice skate at an outdoor rink, more things to do this weekend
Virtual concerts, film discussions, drive-in movies and more.
NY considers safety upgrades on Southern State Parkway
Local officials say the parkway is in dire need of modifications given its antiquated design and history of deadly crashes.
Long Island restaurants with outdoor igloos
They come complete with comfortable furniture, warm blankets and a heat source.
Dine in a bubble, a greenhouse or with a roaring fire at these outdoor LI spots
Fans of al fresco dining can stretch the season this year by having a meal in a unique and fun setting.
Hampton Bays, Riverhead, Great Neck, Massapequa Park now yellow zones
Gov. Cuomo warned that a "toxic cocktail" of holiday social activities and public fatigue with restrictions is putting the state in danger.
LIRR vows to install positive train control crash-prevention system this year
With weeks to go before a Dec. 31 federal deadline, the new "positive train control" system is up and running in 98% of the LIRR's territory. The railroad aims for 100%.
Holiday food drive sees elevated need during pandemic
Hauppauge-based nonprofit Island Harvest wants to collect 2,500 turkeys, plus fixings, to be delivered to Long Island food banks.
Former U.S. Sen. Al D'Amato hospitalized with COVID-19
The former U.S. senator, a fixture of Long Island and D.C. politics, tested positive a week ago and self-quarantined, his office said. He went to the hospital Friday.
4 new Long Island coffee shops to try this season
As if synced with the cooler weather, four new and very different coffee shops have debuted on Long Island in recent months.
Some LI students still without computers
Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many Long Island districts have been able to issue computers to students, having spent millions of dollars to do so. But several others, particularly in low-wealth communities, have not been able to fill the need — leaving some students without devices for remote schooling. This week's newsletter also looks at why Long Island schools have the highest COVID-19-related expenses in New York and how some districts might take a "devastating hit" to their budgets without state reimbursements for busing costs.