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Bipartisan Agreement on Economic Growth for Long Island

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

Our County Executives have now set a bipartisan course for economic growth. It's a course that should be sailed to take us to an ever more robust economy - one that can support our children and grandchildren on Long Island for decades to come.

Restoring Long Island's Water

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 12.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

It's our health, our environment, and our economy that is at risk. Our elected officials should be prepared to stand up for us.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part III -- An Interview With Carl LoBue of The Nature Conservancy

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.17.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

I first got to know Carl in August of 2012, shortly after founding Save The Great South Bay. We new that if The Great South Bay was to be saved, it was going to have to be through bringing science to the problem.

Can Long Island Be Saved?

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The groundwater, polluted with nitrogen from the septic tanks and from lawn and farm fertilizers, has over the past 30 years triggered ever larger and more devastating algal blooms, destroying marine habitats everywhere.

Latino Drivers Report Thefts By Cops

The New York Times | Kirk Semple | Posted 03.03.2014 | Latino Voices

CORAM, N.Y. — The story unfolds roughly the same way each time: A Latino immigrant is driving a car with out-of-state license plates, and a police o...

New York Man Admits To Partially Decapitating And Stuffing Friend In Closet

David Lohr | Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime

A New York man has admitted he killed a 35-year-old friend and neighbor during an argument, attempted to chop up his body with an axe and hid it in hi...

Someone Killed Four Kittens In Long Island

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.04.2013 | New York

Workers at Riverhead Brake Service on East Main Street in Long Island uncovered a grisly scene in their backyard Tuesday morning. Four black-and-g...

David Lohr

Wife Of Missing NY Man: 'His Face Haunts Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.12.2013 | Crime

A distraught wife is asking for help tracking down her husband, who has been missing for about three months. Ida Mayer of Dix Hills, NY, says her h...

Climate Change Brings Good Times for Deadly Microbial Hitchhikers

Linda Marsa | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science
Linda Marsa

The Aedes albopictus is a highly aggressive species that is also known as the Asian tiger mosquito because of its black and white stripes.

Should The NYC Commuter Tax Be Reinstated?

Newsday | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York

Just the mention of a commuter tax in the New York City mayoral race prompted two state legislators and a town supervisor from Long Island to hold a n...

'Self-Maid Man'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.06.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I could never see myself in a little French maid's outfit, except on weekends while doing my household chores, and I don't suppose I'll ever wear one because: (a) I probably couldn't find something like that in my size and (b) I don't speak French.

4.4 Million Cubic Yards Of Debris

Newsday | Bill Bleyer | Posted 03.10.2013 | New York

Superstorm Sandy damaged or destroyed 95,534 buildings in Nassau and Suffolk and left behind 4.4 million cubic yards of debris, according to the lates...

A Good Start at Banning BPA-Coated Receipts

Karl Grossman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

That's the way it is for toxic products and processes: There are safe alternatives for them. There are safe substitutes for virtually every deadly product and process. The problem? The vested interests that continue to push and defend them.

Joy Resmovits

Long Island Prepares For Hurricane Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- Howard Pavane made it through Hurricane Irene with just a few hours to spare. He's worried Sandy will be worse. The 62-year-old songwr...

"Damned Lies" in Reckless NY-1 Campaign

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
John Tepper Marlin

Randy Altschuler is mounting another challenge against Congressman Tim Bishop. He claims Rep. Bishop's votes in Congress since 2003 have "forced more than 30,000 jobs to leave Long Island." To use someone else's term, it's a "damned lie."

Dreamers on Long Island React to News of Deportation Relief: "We Were Speechless" [VIDEO]

Ted Hesson | Posted 08.19.2012 | New York
Ted Hesson

Amid the commentary on Obama's announcement that qualifies undocumented young people to remain in the country, it's easy to lose track of the people who made this policy change possible: the Dreamers.

New Documentary Deputized Looks at the Marcelo Lucero Killing From All Angles [VIDEO]

Ted Hesson | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York
Ted Hesson

The Marcelo Lucero killing sent shockwaves across Long Island. Deputized, a new documentary, is a raw, comprehensive examination, offering a blitz of perspectives on a crime that was both vicious and vexing.

DA Blasts Long Island Serial Killer Rumors

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.09.2012 | Crime

Officials investigating 11 dead bodies found on Long Island since 2010 are trying to tamp down rumors that they've identified a suspect. "Unfounde...

Penniless Counties Repel Purchasers

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.11.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

A chat with a house-hunt dropout added another anti-buy refrain to the song shunned home sellers are hearing. "Your county is broke, I'm not going to fix it. No one's getting my money to clear up your deficit."

Once-Homeless Science Wiz Moves Into New Home

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.30.2012 | New York

BAY SHORE, N.Y. -- A New York teen who was living at a homeless shelter when she was picked as a semifinalist in a prestigious national science compet...

Homeless Teen Attends State Of The Union

Posted 01.25.2012 | New York

Samantha Garvey-- the Long Island high school student nominated as a semi-finalist for the prestigious Intel science award while she and her family we...

Homeless Teen Up For Prestigious Science Prize Gets House

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 03.15.2012 | New York

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a shelter for several days when they got word the 17-year-old aspiring marine bio...

Homeless Teen Honored In Prestigious Science Competition

AP | Frank Eltman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

By Associated Press BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a Long Island shelter for several days when they got ...

Police Release Victim Sketch In Long Island Serial Killer Case

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2012 | Crime

By Aman Ali NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Police released a sketch of a third unidentified victim in the hunt for a possible Long Islan...

From Civil War to Public Service

Ted Hesson | Posted 02.18.2012 | New York
Ted Hesson

Image courtesy of Tony Martínez In 1982, Tony Martínez, then 13 years old, fled civil war in El Salvador with his parents and siblings and resettl...