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NYC elevates COVID-19 alert level to 'high'

The new level, which includes health officials urging the wearing of masks in any indoor public setting, comes as COVID infections continue to rise. However, hospitalizations and deaths, key indicators for the pandemic's danger to the public, remain low.

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New sushi spot opens in Carle Place

Raw fish, vegetables and rice are wedged into sheets of nori and wrapped into taco-like cones.

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Project adds oysters to bay to improve water quality, establish marine habitats

North Hempstead Town and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County want to add about 1 million spat-on-shell oysters to three parts of Manhasset Bay.

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Brentwood MS-13 member pleads guilty to murders of three LI men, feds say

Jhonny Contreras admitted in federal district to taking part in the three killings as part of what law enforcement officials said was a "twisted desire to increase his status within the MS-13 gang."

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Nassau vigils call for peace, understanding, end to gun violence

Nearly 100 Village of Hempstead elected officials, clergy, law enforcement and local residents held a vigil Tuesday outside village hall to pray for racial equality and for the victims of the mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket.

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In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says 'evil will not win'

The president, who was joined by Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, also called on Congress to act on gun control reforms.

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Suffolk legislators weighing 12-year limit for officeholders

The legislature advanced a measure that would establish a countywide referendum in November and settle an issue that caused a thorny political and legal dispute last year.

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FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

The authorization may not mean much on Long Island, where most families have chosen not to have those children get even a single shot.

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Suffolk home prices set record, LI sales fall

Higher mortgage rates have yet to bring down prices.

Pioneering Whitmore appreciates support from teammates, fans

The first woman to start an Atlantic Legue game has been welcomed by teammates and even opposing fans.

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East Hampton Town Airport closure on hold

The town had planned to temporarily close the airport as part of its transition to a private facility, which would allow the town to institute a series of flight restrictions to reduce air traffic.

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Employers not complying with Obamacare face higher penalties

The IRS is actively issuing penalty notices as it catches up on a backlog

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