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Restoring Long Island's Water

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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.

"Wrong Turn on Red"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima In their chart-topping 1965 hit, "Turn! Turn! Turn!," the Byrds sang, "To everything, turn, turn, turn." To which they might have add...

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.

Kathleen Rice Joins Race For House Seat

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York prosecutor who has attracted national headlines for murder convictions in drunken driving cases and a crack...

Gideon's Math Homework

Alan Singer | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Kids are supposed to be learning to estimate from the start of elementary school so they can stop and say this cannot possibly be the answer, but estimation requires qualities that appear to be neglected in the test prep math curriculum.

Skeletal Remains, Necklace Found On LI Beach

Newsday | Ellen Yan | Posted 03.25.2013 | New York

The skeletal remains of what appears to be a woman were found by a woman walking her dog in Lattingtown on Monday, Nassau County police said. Police ...

Police Probe Graffiti, Swastika At School

Newsday | John Valenti | Posted 03.10.2013 | New York

Graffiti, including a swastika and "obscene words," was found marked on a playground slide at an elementary school in Roslyn Heights, police said. Na...

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...

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found At Roosevelt Field Mall

Newsday | Gary Dymski | Posted 03.04.2013 | New York

Third Squad detectives are investigating graffiti on a door at the Roosevelt Field mall as a bias incident, Nassau County police said Wednesday. Poli...

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...

Suspect In New York Cop Murder To Appear In Court

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 12.25.2012 | New York

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — A man was arrested on charges he assisted a suspect in the shooting deaths of a New York police officer and a carjacking victi...

Police Officer Killed In Traffic Stop Called 'Exemplary'

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and TOM HAYS | Posted 12.24.2012 | New York

MINEOLA, N.Y. — An ex-convict suspected of gunning down a police officer near the Belmont Park racetrack and then shooting to death a carjacking...

WATCH: Man Arrested For Killing Cop, Innocent Father

| Posted 10.24.2012 | New York

BELLEROSE — A Nassau County cop and a motorist were gunned down in a shooting rampage in Queens Tuesday morning, and after an hours-long manhunt, po...

Long Island Police Officer Fatally Shot

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and TOM HAYS | Posted 12.23.2012 | New York

BELLEROSE TERRACE, N.Y. — An ex-convict was arrested on Tuesday on charges he fatally shot a Long Island police officer in broad daylight Tuesda...

Cop Shot And Killed In Queens

Posted 10.23.2012 | New York

A Nassau County police officer was shot and killed in Queens Tuesday morning, ABC reports. The incident occurred near the corner of the Cross Isla...

Police Officer Killed Responding To Crash

Posted 10.18.2012 | New York

A Nassau County police officer was killed while responding to a multi-car collision on the Long Island Expressway in North Hills early Thursday mornin...

A Prosecutor's Long Game: When the Public's Health Becomes the Greater Good

Kathleen Rice | Posted 12.10.2012 | New York
Kathleen Rice

Under any reasonable analysis, the seismic public health impact of using condoms as evidence of prostitution dwarfs the limited courtroom gain in the isolated number of cases that make it that far.

"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."

What Caused The July Fourth Yacht Accident That Killed 3 Kids?

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. — A sunken yacht on which three children died during an Independence Day fireworks outing was tethered on Friday to prevent it ...

Yacht Accident Off Long Island Kills Three Children

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. — A yacht that capsized with 27 friends and family aboard on an outing to watch Fourth of July fireworks was severely overcrowd...

Landmark Decision in Nassau Crime Lab Scandal

Anthony Papa | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York
Anthony Papa

No one should be rotting away in prison, sentenced from a crime based on tainted evidence. What will happen to the potentially several hundred prisoners whose cases could have been tainted by problematic testing procedures?

Integrate Long Island Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 05.19.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

On Long Island, our diversity is one of our greatest resources. It is time to finally racially integrate our schools.

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."

Suburban Man Allegedly Found With Bombs And Pot Crop Faces Judge

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A man broke into his elderly parents' home in New York while they wintered in Florida and built up a cache of enough explosi...