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Suffolk County Police Host Property Auction Wednesday
SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY — The Suffolk County Police Department is hosting a property auction — with items on the block including televisions, paintball guns, and tools. The SCPD's property section will hold the auction Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the property section building, located next to police headqu
Rockland declaring state of emergency over measles outbreak, will bar unvaccinated from public places
ROCKLAND COUNTY, New York (WABC) -- Rockland County is declaring of state of emergency Tuesday over the ongoing measles outbreak and barring unvaccinated people from public places.
Remains Of Young Man Lost In Plane Crash Finally Found
AMAGANSETT, NY — A tragedy that rocked the Hamptons last June has finally come to its heartbreaking end — the remains of William Maerov, 22, who was a passenger on a plane that crashed off the coast of Amagansett last year, have been found.
Suffolk County Apartment Fire Kills 71-Year-Old Woman
CORAM, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 71-year-old woman was killed as she tried to escape an early Tuesday morning fire at her apartment complex in Suffolk County. Investigators told CBS2’s Marc Liverman they think a big chunk of burning debris may have fallen on her.
East Hampton Pilots Wellness Classes For Seniors At Ashawagh Hall
Soothing music began to play as Margaret A. Iannaccone instructed class members to relax and use their fingertips to lightly tap the tops of their heads, followed by their arms, and then bend over and tap their legs, all while breathing deeply in a meditative state.
New York State Legislature passes bill to stop trash incineration in the Finger Lakes
The so-called Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act was carefully crafted to prevent the construction of the proposed $365-million trash incinerator in the town of Romulus in Seneca County. The act bans state agencies from approving the construction of incineration facilities if they are within th
(10:47 AM) Cuomo Announces Assistance For Farmers Impacted By Weather
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced available assistance for farmers impacted by extreme rainfall and wet weather conditions last summer. Last week, the federal government declared 12 counties across the state as natural disaster areas — among them Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
After 40 years, Sandpiper Ice Cream won’t reopen for the season
When Sandpiper Ice Cream closed its doors last October, some fans of the Greenport shop held out hope it would eventually reopen for the season. But the family that’s owned the business for the past 40 years is making it official: Sandpiper has served its last cone.
Prosecutors drop criminal charges against Jussie Smollett
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Prosecutors on Tuesday abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett, the "Empire" actor who was accused of lying to police about being the target of a racist, anti-gay attack in downtown Chicago, his attorneys said.
FBI arrests sixth Paterson police officer in corruption investigation
The FBI arrested a sixth Paterson police officer on Tuesday morning as part of its corruption investigation, announced U.S. attorney Craig Carpenito. Daniel Pent, 32, of Paterson, is charged with conspiring to deprive individuals of civil rights under color of law. He is accused of unlawfully stoppi
Vote for marijuana legalization in N.J. held off; what it means for N.Y.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Talk about a buzz kill. Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey were in for a letdown Monday when the state’s top lawmakers canceled a vote to do just that, knowing they didn’t have the necessary votes to push the bill through.
Cuomo heads back to Long Island to push for a property tax cap
The governor said he won’t sign a budget bill without the cap. Gov. Andrew Cuomo headed to Long Island to once more make his case for a permanent cap on property taxes. The governor spoke to state lawmakers in New Hyde Park, accompanied by state and local lawmakers including Nassau and Suffolk execu
Man Stole $160 In Merchandise From Family Dollar Store: Cops
MASTIC, NY — The search is on for a man who stole from the Family Dollar store in Mastic, police said. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police's seventh precinct crime section officers are asking for the public's help to identify and locate the man who stole $170 worth of merchandise
3 Men Wanted in Stop & Shop Theft
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking three men who stole groceries from a supermarket in East Northport last month.
New York lawmaker wants to raise upstate limo insurance minimums
In wake of deadly Schoharie crash, State Sen. Neil Breslin seeks change. State Sen. Neil Breslin is pushing legislation that would significantly raise the minimum insurance requirements that upstate limousine companies have on their vehicles.
Northport home, Sag Harbor resort nominated for historic places list
A Sag Harbor resort community and a Northport home built in 1895 are among 17 properties and districts recommended for the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the State Board for Historic Preservation has nominated 17 places. He calls the nominees
Town & Country is Pleased to Welcome Sheila Delaney to its East Hampton Office
EAST HAMPTON, NY - Sheila Delaney joined Town & Country Real Estate’s East Hampton office after practicing as an attorney and running an interior design practice for over 20 years in New York City and East Hampton.
Congestion pricing moves closer to reality
NEW YORK — It looks like congestion pricing is on step closer to getting the green light after Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced he has the votes to approve the mayor's campaign to fix the subways with new tolls in Manhattan.
Suffolk County water rate hike to be discussed at SCWA meeting
One million Suffolk County residents could be facing higher water bills. The Suffolk County Water Authority will be holding a rate hike hearing today at 3 p.m. in Oakdale. Discussions will include a possible 6.6 percent increase for most residents.
1 dead after fire tears through Long Island building
A fast-moving fire tore through a Long Island apartment building early Tuesday, killing one person and injuring another, authorities said. The blaze broke out shortly before 2:45 a.m. at Fairfield Courtyard, an apartment complex on Country Club Drive in Coram, Suffolk County police said.