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Retired Suffolk County lieutenant accused of hit-and-run involving Nassau County officer

WESTBURY, Long Island (WABC) -- A retired Suffolk County Police lieutenant is accused of a hit-and-run involving a Nassau County Police sergeant. Authorities say the incident began last Friday afternoon when William Hasper was pulled over on Old Country Road in Westbury for motor vehicle violations.


Suffolk County Hosting Job Fair For 2020 Census Workers

SUFFOLK COUNTY EXECUTIVE BELLONE ANNOUNCES CENSUS JOB FAIR. Event to be Held on February 28 at Suffolk County Community College. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the Suffolk County Department of Labor, Licensing and Consumer Affairs, in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau,


Montauk Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

MONTAUK, NY — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Light rain in the morning. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain and breezy overnight.


New York State May Not Be Done With Amazon

There could be another chapter in the Amazon story for New York, even if the setting isn’t Queens or even any other borough but rather somewhere else in the state, Newsday reports.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Montaukers Shout Down Hamlet Study

Laura Tooman, president of Concerned Citizens of Montauk, was among those addressing the East Hampton Town Board about the Montauk hamlet study on Tuesday. Christopher Walsh. Though members of the East Hampton Town Board and a consultant engaged to conduct hamlet studies emphasized that no businesse


Amazon Is Coming! NYC’s Misfortune Is the Hamptons’ Good Fortune

Amazon is coming to the Hamptons. The announcement was made at 11 a.m. this morning by Greg Applebottom, the Vice President in Charge of Location Headquarters, in a press conference in Seattle.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Hampton Bays Opened Hearts To Host 20,000 For NYPD Hero's Funeral

HAMPTON BAYS, NY — The words "it takes a village" or, rather, a hamlet, were never more true than in Hampton Bays this week, as an entire community of residents, business owners, volunteers and town officials worked hand in hand and and opened their hearts to welcome about 20,000 mourners as NYPD De


More Wind Farm Proposals Pitched to New York State

February 21, 2019 — New York State has received bids from four groups proposing new offshore wind farms to feed the state’s electrical grid, including a proposal from the companies behind the “South Fork Wind Farm,” which have proposed a new “Sunrise Wind” project that if selected would be sited ove


Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Ocean House

The majestically restored Ocean House hotel sits on the bluffs of Watch Hill with a dining room that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and views as far out as Block Island and Montauk. Its famous Sunday brunch — from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (jazz starts at 11:30 a.m.) — features bottomless mimosas, and it’s


Man accused in Colchester killing wants evidentiary hearing

A Colchester man accused of fatally stabbing Norwich mail carrier and artist Jo-Jo Kolodnicki Jr. told a New London Judge Thursday that he wants a probable cause hearing. Elmar Baker, 38, has been incarcerated since state police charged him with murder on Oct. 30, 2018.


Bad Company, Dropkick Murphys to Play New York State Fair

Live music acts are getting announced for the 2019 New York State Fair!. So far, you can already count on being able to see Bad Company and the Dropkick Murphys during the Fair. Bad Company will be kicking off the even on opening day, at 8 pm. As for Dropkick Murphys, you'll be able to catch them a


Connecticut man pleads guilty to murdering wife 3 weeks after wedding

NEW LONDON, Connecticut -- A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago and will serve the minimum 25-year prison sentence.


New London Dispatcher helps talk family through birth in parking lot

NEW LONDON — Talk about ‘Ice, Ice, Baby’! New London Police say they helped a couple deliver a baby early Thursday morning!. According to police, they received a call around 4:15 a.m. from a New London couple. They were on their way to L+M Hospital, but pulled off into the parking lot at 327 Hunting


CT shoreline towns that will be under water in Category 3 hurricane

Each year, there are new studies projecting the effect rising sea levels could have on shoreline communities. The combination of rising sea level and a powerful Category 3 hurricane could be catastrophic.


Officials discuss upgrades for South Jamesport Beach park

Riverhead officials are considering whether South Jamesport beach could someday resemble Suffolk County’s Meschutt Beach in Hampton Bays, and whether the town could accomplish that by signing a long-term lease with a vendor who would in turn renovate the snack stand there.


Gurney's to open second Montauk resort this spring

Owners of Gurney’s plan to open their second luxury resort in Montauk this spring. Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina, located on the site of the former Montauk Yacht Club, is slated to open in May after a $13 million renovation. The resort will feature a newly renovated lobby, ballroom, guest roo


Long Island sex-trafficking victim shares her story 6 months after her escape

LONG ISLAND, NY — Six months ago, a sex-trafficking victim made a run for it after over six years of being tortured and sold for sex. Marie, who's now in her 20s, was fed crack every night. PIX11 is concealing her identity for safety reasons.