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Suffolk County Legislature Restores Funding to Anti-Gang, Youth, Seniors & Substance Abuse Programs

Suffolk County, NY - February 15, 2019 - At yesterday’s Suffolk County General Meeting, IR# 1012-2019 passed with bipartisan support. The bill restores much needed funding to agencies included in the November’s omnibus amendments to the County Executive’s proposed 2019 budget, which were defeated in


Huntington Police Blotter: Burglary, 2 Grand Larcenies Reported

Curious about what's going on in your neighborhood? Check out the recent crimes reported in the area. The Suffolk County Police Department posted the following information. All incidents are merely accusations, and those accused are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Community Rallies For The Eagles

Huntington officials said Monday they are taking steps to protect Mill Pond in Centerport after residents raised concerns about the environmental impacts from run off at a construction site in the area.


Small-plates restaurant Swallow to close in Huntington

Swallow, the popular small-plates restaurant that has been a mainstay of Huntington Village dining since 2010, will close later this year. The restaurant announced that it is “passing the torch to our friends and neighbors at The Paramount.”


Games, Movies, Renaissance Lecture AND Ukulele Lessons At Smithtown Library

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Commack Building. We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games. Meet friends here or make new ones. This program takes place on Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00pm at the Commack Building of The Smithtown Library. The Commack Building is located at 3 Indi


To shame or not shame: That's the LIRR question on rider behavior

For as long as there has been a Long Island Rail Road, there have been railroad riders behaving badly — from seat-hoggers to nail-clippers to loud talkers. But the explosion of social media in recent years has provided a new platform for exposing the faux pas of some of the LIRR's 300,000 daily cust


Long Island Concerts & Events February 15-17

With hits including “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala,” and “One,” TDN achieved 21 consecutive top 40 hits, including 3 No. 1 singles, 11 top 10s and more. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, paramountny.com $39.50-$216. 8 p.m. Feb. 15.


Heroin Dealer Sentenced For Causing Death Of Wrestling Star

CENTRAL ISLIP, NY - A Ridge man was sentenced to prison on Friday after pleading guilty to distributing heroin that caused the death of a 20-year-old Kings Park man last year, according to the U.S. attorney.


Amazon ditches New York HQ plans, rules out more bids

STAMFORD — Amazon said Thursday that it would abandon plans for a new headquarters in Queens, N.Y. — a seismic announcement that jettisons a project that would have brought an estimated 25,000 jobs to the city.


5 people dead, 5 officers wounded in Aurora, Illinois shooting; gunman also killed

AURORA, Ill. — Five people were killed and five police officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire at an industrial park in Aurora, Illinois, city police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters Friday night.


Ward Melville boys, girls fencing teams win Suffolk County Final

Ward Melville was the class of the field in fencing Feb. 9 where both the boys and girls teams won the Suffolk County fencing championship at Newfield High School. Brandeis University recruit and Patriot standout Ben Rogak, who is a four-time all-county fencer, clinched his third consecutive Suffolk


LI girls soccer standouts to compete in Spain and Gibraltar

A group of Long Island soccer standouts are about to embark on the winter vacation of a lifetime: a trip to Spain and Gibraltar, where the girls will practice with a team of professionals.


Arts Roundup: From the Hard Luck Cafe to Objects Found

Art exhibits and live music — sometimes in the same room — are among the happenings this week in the Huntington area. When: Exhibit Friday, Feb. 15 – Saturday, Mar. 23; reception Friday, Feb. 15, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.


Smithtown Students Older And Wiser After 100 Days Of School

Sporting their canes, walkers, shawls and glasses, elementary students throughout Smithtown Central School District dressed as if they were 100 years old to celebrate the 100th day of school on Feb. 14.


NYS Police: Shirley Man in Custody, Charged with Forcibly Touching a Child

Southampton, NY - February 15, 2019 - On February 14, 2019, the New York State Police arrested Edward Quinn, 54, of Shirley for Forcible Touching and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, less than 17 years of age.


Driver sought after 46-year-old man killed in Long Island hit and run

RONKONKOMA, Long Island (WABC) -- A pedestrian was killed in an apparent hit and run on Long Island early Friday, and authorities are searching for the driver. Authorities say the victim, 46-year-old Christopher Grassia, was found dead in the street near Richmond Boulevard and Rosevale Avenue in Ron


Cuomo lashes out at Senate Dems on LI over Amazon decision

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo lashed out at Long Island’s Democratic senators after Amazon withdrew from a headquarters project in Queens and he partly blamed the move on the Senate’s Democratic majority.


Smithtown residents turn out in favor of proposed St. James group home

Dozens of Smithtown residents spoke in favor of a proposed St. James group home for six adults with developmental disabilities and autism at a town meeting Thursday night. Town officials have no approval authority over the home, which would operate under New York State oversight, and there was no to


BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Nassau Police Charge 4 With DWI

Nassau County police arrested four people for DWI from Feb. 7 through Feb. 14. The charges are accusations and do not imply guilt. Marlon Paz, 40, of Westbury, was arrested on Feb. 9 at the Northwell Health Ice Center on Old Country Road in Westbury.