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LIRR: Ronkonkoma Branch service changes this weekend

Buses will replace trains this weekend between Ronkonkoma and Hicksville to allow for switch installation, the Long Island Rail Road said. Bus service will begin at 12:48 a.m. on Saturday and continue through 12:46 a.m. Monday. The railroad said service on the Ronkonkoma Branch will be affected as f

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 11:38:24

Brookhaven IDA closes on benefits package for Ronkonkoma Hub

The Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency closed on a package of economic benefits for the first phase of Tritec Real Estate's Ronkonkoma Hub project. East Setauket-based Tritec is holding a groundbreaking event on Monday, Nov. 20. Although the IDA unanimously approved the tax breaks back in 2014

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-16 16:39:34

Mastic Beach home burglary reported, Suffolk cops say

Suffolk County police said they responded Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, to a report of a home burglary on Alder Drive in Mastic Beach. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service Suffolk County police said they responded Friday morning to a report of a burglary of a home in Mastic Beach. Police said they respond

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 10:50:58

In a first for NY, man pleads guilty to manslaughter in OD death

James Fava, 29, of Ronkonkoma admitted in a Riverhead courtroom that last year he sold the deadly opioid fentanyl to Bryan Gallagher, 28. On Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, James Fava, 29, of Ronkonkoma admitted in a Riverhead courtroom that last year he sold the deadly opioid fentanyl to Bryan Gallagher,

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 00:30:00

Suffolk announces downtown revitalization grants

The Greater Westhampton Chamber of Commerce and the Hampton Bays Beautification Association are each recipients of $100,000 Suffolk County downtown revitalization grants, officials said Thursday. The two organizations are among 12 in Suffolk that are slated to receive more than $580,000 through the

LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS - 2017-11-16 20:19:06

Smithtown Residents Express Concern Over Parking Near New Church

SMITHTOWN, NY - Smithtown residents have been expressing concern that a new megachurch that recently opened in the area has been creating a parking problem. The church, located on 70 New York Avenue was purchased by Christian Cultural Center, which owns another church in Brooklyn, for $2 million on

PATCH - 2017-11-16 19:56:13

King, Suozzi: Outlook grim for state/local tax deduction

Reps. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) and Peter King (R-Seaford), two opponents to the GOP tax bill that passed the House Thursday, said the Senate is unlikely to restore state and local tax deductions, which could cost Long Islanders $2.5 billion annually. In a joint appearance Friday in Melville at th

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 19:11:02

Business week ahead, Nov. 20-24

KEY EVENT: October unemployment report. On Tuesday, the state Labor Department releases Long Island unemployment rates for October. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent in October, lowest in 17 years. On Long Island, however, the jobless rate, which stood at 4.2 percent in September, has b

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-17 11:00:00

Marine was a drug courier with 10 kilos of meth. His trip ended in Gulfport.

A Marine found passing through Harrison County with a friend and 10 kilos, or 22 pounds of crystal meth, has received the maximum penalty for interstate travel in support of racketeering enterprises. Carlos Anibal Gonzalez, 26, received a five-year prison term and three years of probation Wednesday

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-11-17 18:17:00

Uber now available at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Starting today you now have another way to get to and from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, but not everyone is welcoming Uber as a new transportation option. This is the new sound being heard at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport now that Uber is allowed for pick up and drop off.

WXXV25.COM - 2017-11-16 23:51:18

Former Gulfport school police chief indicted for embezzlement

Former Gulfport School District Police Chief, Paul Gordon Cannette of Ocean Springs, was indicted Tuesday on one count of embezzlement by a Harrison County grand jury. The State Auditor's office said in a news release that Cannette was issued a demand of $244,819.78, which includes the amount embez


Gulfport councilwoman's daughter killed in crash

Tragic news out of Gulfport: a Gulfport city councilwoman and her family are mourning the loss of her daughter. According to city officials, Cara Pucheu's daughter, Sydney, died in a car crash on Monday afternoon in Lindale, Texas. Sydney worked in the Dallas area at a resort hotel. She was 23-yea


Gulfport celebrates groundbreaking for Dedeaux Rd. improvements project

The City of Gulfport is breaking ground on the first phase of a widening and beautification project for Dedeaux Rd. City leaders happily broke ground on the project, which will bring the busy street from two to four lanes, adding medians and sidewalks. Gulfport resident Ed Stewart says he's lived on

WLOX - 2017-11-16 03:58:32

Uber now picking up passengers at Gulfport Airport

The Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority approved an agreement Wednesday with Uber ride-sharing company to begin providing service to the airport on Thursday. The company is providing service in the Gulfport-Biloxi area and now is expanding operations to include pickup at the airport, said Nic

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-11-15 22:42:00

'Please take extra precautions,' Gulfport boutique owner warns after burglary

A Gulfport business owner is warning others to make sure security systems are in place as the holidays approach after the business was burglarized Monday night. Lee and Haley Ruiz own Bella Rose Boutique, which has locations in Biloxi and Gulfport. Lee Ruiz posted on the store's social media account


She 'loved to make people happy,' Gulfport official says of daughter who died in crash

Gulfport native Sydney Pucheu, enjoying the start of her professional career in hospitality management near Dallas, died in a traffic crash Monday in Texas while driving home to see her family. Pucheu, 23, was the daughter of Gulfport Ward 7 Councilwoman Cara Lero Pucheu and businessman Jacques Puch


SCHOOL SCOOPS: Choctaw Style Marchers host middle schools

Earlier this month, the Choctawhatchee Style Marchers hosted a middle school band night for Liza Jackson Preparatory, Meigs Middle and Pryor Middle schools. The students performed together the national anthem and several pop songs and cheer tunes. Choctaw directors Jay McArthur and Brad Parks welcom

NW FLORIDA DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-17 15:27:23

Think it can't happen here? It already has

Next month, the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency will host a training session on active shooter scenarios - particularly, how to react to protect oneself in a situation where a person with a gun begins to fire on random bystanders. Enterprise State Community College and the Enterprise Polic

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2017-11-17 03:49:00

Family mourns 2-year-old, seeks healing prayers for hospitalized twin

A River Falls family is grieving for the loss of a 2-year-old and praying for quick recovery of the 2-year-old's twin brother. "Nehemiah was 2 years old and recently passed," said family member Kimanisha Trawick, who has organized a GoFundMe account for the family. "We are asking if anybody can help


Ceremony to mark courthouse's 100th anniversary of Courthouse

A ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the current Covington County Courthouse is set for 10 a.m. on Tues., Dec. 19. Andalusia native and U.S. District Judge Harold Albritton will be the guest speaker. Circuit Judge Ben Bowden said organizers are especially encouraging former courthouse employe