From June 1 to Sept. 21, 304 Long Islanders died of COVID-19, according to state data. That's 46% higher the same time period in 2021, and 67% more than in 2020, before vaccines were available. For the year, though, COVID deaths nationally are projected to be lower than previous years.
Highs will be in the 50s today and tomorrow, but take heart: Thursday and Friday should be sunny and unusually warm.2m read
Combined with the soon-to-be-completed East Side Access megaproject, the LIRR says it will boost service by 40% and provide better service to "reverse commuters" traveling to and from jobs on Long Island.3m read
The Diocese of Rockville Centre has hired a major international law firm, Jones Day, to defend itself in the complex proceedings, which sometimes involve nearly 100 attorneys meeting at the same time.3m read
The six-store chain has been feeding LIers from bris to shiva.5m read
Mukhtar Suleiman was closing up Crown Chicken and Grill in Hicksville when a 21-year-old man entered demanding money. Suleiman grabbed him and held him down until police arrived.
The meeting has been moved from Oct. 12 to Oct. 19 and will be now be held at the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School in Huntington Station.1m read