Midway through Monday, here are the most popular stories on newsday.com.
No. 1 and No. 5: It’s all about health care. After the passage of the health care reform bill late last night, Long Islanders are weighing in on the vote, and big time. Between the stories, LIers react to House passing historic health care (No. 1) and On Long Island, health care overhaul hits home (No. 5), we’ve received more than 200 passionate comments both for and opposed to the legislation, which should soon be signed by President Barack Obama.
A 20-year-old man from Wantagh was killed early Monday in a single-car accident on the southbound Wantagh State Parkway in Wantagh, state police said.
The man's identity has not been released.
No. 3: Neglected animals found on farm
Responding to complaints about malnourished animals on an Aquebogue farm, Suffolk SPCA officials searched the site Sunday and found about 100 farm animals, many appearing to be emaciated and others dead.
The property owner, who was not at the farm, gave no explanation for the condition of the animals, officials said.
No. 4: Pol pitches plan to keep parks open
Steven Englebright (D-Setauket), the chairman of the Assembly parks committee, outlined a plan Sunday to keep open 91 threatened parks and historic sites by taking money from other agencies, raising beach and golf fees more than proposed and borrowing against capital improvement funds.