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2 New Retailers To Open In Former Toys R Us

COMMACK, NY - Two new retailers will be taking over the former Toys R Us/Babies R Us in Commack. Both Five Below and Burlington will open at the site of the former toy store in Veterans Memorial Plaza.


Residents alarmed by Commack Courtesy Inn fire drill

Bright orange flames and heavy smoke billowing up from a shuttered Commack motel on Saturday morning alarmed motorists and nearby residents who were unaware it was part of a preplanned fire training drill.


Man Broke Into Car, Stole Briefcase At Bay Shore Hospital: PD

BAY SHORE, NY - Suffolk Police are looking for a man who shattered a car window and stole a briefcase in a parking lot at a hospital in Bay Shore earlier this month. The man (pictured above) shattered a side window of a 2018 Toyota and stole a briefcase inside the car, at the parking lot of Southsid


Arts Roundup: From A-Squared Quartet to B.J. Spoke

A concert, and an art exhibit and reception, are among the happenings this week in the Huntington area. When: Exhibit ongoing – Sunday, Feb. 24; reception Saturday, Jan. 19, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.


Suffolk County spends $7M to dredge 16 waterways, half in Southold Town

Boaters, anglers, beachgoers, homeowners and businesses all gain from Suffolk's end-of-the-year dredging, which cleared channels and built up beaches, officials said. The county spent $7 million deepening 16 waterways deemed priorities in six towns, County Executive Steve Bellone said in a statement


Driver Wanted in Hit-Run Death of Beloved Gas Station Manager on Long Island Is 'Armed and Dangerous,' Likely Fled NY

Police say they've identified the driver suspected of mowing down and killing a gas station manager on Long Island in his attempt to get away after stealing $22 worth of gas on Monday morning.


Long Island Concerts & Events January 19-20

Groundbreaking comic and star of the Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite helps LI kick off 2019 in style with an incendiary set. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com. $24.50-$120. 8 p.m. Jan. 18.


Closed Plainview hotel may return to its roots as senior housing

A recently closed hotel in Plainview may return to its roots as senior citizen housing, if Nassau County grants tax breaks to the property’s prospective owner, officials said.


NY State Police: “Avoid Unnecessary Travel & Be Prepared” For Harper

Winter storm Harper is expected to hit CNY with a bunch of snow, high winds and low temperatures and the New York State Police want to make sure we stay as safe as possible. Several municipalities have already issued snow emergencies, but Troopers want to make sure you don't drive unless it's absolu


Reese Witherspoon's Mom Joins Her for a Breakfast Date

About Photo #4213397: Reese Witherspoon steps out for a mid-week breakfast date on Wednesday morning (January 16) at Le Pain Quotidien in Brentwood, Calif. The 42-year-old actress… Read More Here.


Kmart Store’s Countdown to Closing

The Kmart store in Huntington is expected to close its doors by Jan. 27. Countdown-style signs — “reading last 10 days” on Friday — are posted at the main entrance to the store at the Big H center.


Driver Dumps Dead Dog In Huntington Parking Lot

Warning: There is an image of the deceased dog at the bottom of this article. Suffolk County SPCA is offering a $2,000 reward for anyone with information on the individual who dumped a dead dog in a Huntington parking lot on Monday.


It’s No Fluke…The Paramount in Huntington, New York Repeats as #5 Worldwide Club Venue for 2018!

For the second consecutive year, Pollstar Magazine, a leading publication in the concert industry, ranked The Paramount, In Concert with TD, #5 in the world for Club Venues, based on year-end ticket sales. Repeating in 5th place for the second consecutive year is a major achievement for the venue! W


Open auditions for The Silver Chords

Informal tryouts for the multigenerational chorus, The Silver Chords, will take place at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Center, 420 Middle Country Road, Smithtown on Saturdays, Jan. 19 and 26. Join them to warm up during rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. An informal audition with the director will be held at noon


Tanger Providing Gift Cards To Gov't Employees During Shutdown

DEER PARK, NY - Tanger Outlets has announced a special, limited time initiative to help government workers affected by the government shutdown. From now through Jan. 28, Tanger will be offering a free $20 gift card for employees of government agencies and departments impacted by partial government s


Nassau Police Charge 8 With DWI

Nassau County Police reported the following driving while intoxicated incidents. Charges are accusations and do not imply guilt. Jan. 12: Raul Vanegas, 20, of New Cassel, charged on Zeckendorf Boulevard and Old Country Road in Westbury.


12-year-old boy's tragic death inspires New York boating safety bill

CENTERPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- A law designed to protect young children taking boating lessons that is already in effect in Suffolk County may be enacted across New York, thanks to a bill introduced Friday.


Wow House: Center Hall Colonial With Sweeping Water Views

Phenomenal Waterfront Home. A 2-Story Center Hall W. Wrap-Around Gallery Greets You Upon Entry. Move Through To The Family Room Boasting Sweeping Views Of The Long Island Sound. Enjoy The Detailed Millwork & Coffered Ceilings, High-End Custom Chef's Kitchen W. Professional Grade Appliances & Oversiz


Another Angel taken to heaven

Lillian C Awe born 10/20/28 Has passed away on 01/17/19 She was a long time resident of North Bellmore . She worked many years at bellmore village thrift shop "The Open Door too" She married Robert Awe(deceased) from Nassau County police dept. She raised her surviving 3 children, Robert,Patricia and


Driver, 21, Killed in Harbor Road Crash

A Huntington Station man was killed Thursday morning after his vehicle struck a utility pole on northbound Harbor Road in Cold Spring Harbor, Suffolk County Police said.. Jason Mocte-Zuma was operating a 2013 Honda Civic sedan when his vehicle struck a utility pole and overturned about 11 a.m. Mocte