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Navigating the Potential Perils of Consuming Alcohol at Holiday Company Parties
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - (Long Island, NY) The holiday season is upon us, a time that typically results in a busier social calendar for most people…especially when it comes to the time-honored tradition of company parties. At such events, the stuffy and professional demeanor that is normally associated with the ... by Ralph
Top 3 NY Lawyers Guide Launches; Personal Injury First Up
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - (Long Island, NY)   According to CEO Daniel Rose, the guide does substantial research and leg work to identify the 3 best choices for a specific field of law in a specific county. The directory is being launched in NYC and Long Island and the first field of law and location taken ... by Ralph
Kent Animal Shelter Gets PetSmart Charities Spay/Neuter Grants for 5th Year
Friday, February 3, 2017 - Calverton, NY - January 30, 2017 - For 2017, Kent Animal Shelter has been awarded a PetSmart Charities grant to spay or neuter pets as part of a continuing campaign against pet homelessness in the region. This is the fifth year in a row that the shelter has received the grant from the charity. ... by Ralph
Steve Stern Raises $500k in 1st Quarter, Has $445K On-Hand
Friday, April 15, 2016 - Huntington, NY - April 15, 2016 - Today, Suffolk County Legislator Steve Stern announced that he will file with over $500,000 raised in the first fundraising quarter. Stern also has $445,000 on hand. Per previous press reports, Stern has now raised more money than any other candidate in the ... by Ralph
ClearVision Rallies to Send Local Children Back to School with Much Needed Supplies
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - Hauppauge, NY - September 29th, 2015 - As part of its ongoing efforts to support the local community, eyewear industry leader ClearVision Optical recently donated nearly 4,400 items in support of United Way of Long Island’s 2015 Stuff-A-Bus program. This annual program provides low income ... by Ralph
Legislator McCaffrey Attends Local Charity Race
Friday, June 5, 2015 - Babylon, NY - June 5th, 2015 - Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) recently had the opportunity to attend a very special charity race benefitting Patient Airlift Services (PALS), an organization which provides free air transportation to those in financial need seeking ... by Ralph
Long Island Exchange; LIUsedCars.com Launches Private Seller Listings
Sunday, January 4, 2015 - Lindenhurst, NY, January 04, 2015 --(PR.com)-- LIUsedCars.com, the premiere destination on the web for consumers to quickly and easily find the quality used cars they’re looking for in the Long Island area, announced today the launch of their new Private Seller Listings, a long in-demand ... by Ralph
CNN's Randi Kaye to Host Friends of Karen's Gala
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - New York, NY - A breathtaking panorama of Manhattan and beyond is the setting for Friends of Karen’s gala benefit, “An Evening at Tribeca Rooftop.” Friends of Karen provides vital, practical and comprehensive support, at no cost, to families in the Tri-State region who are caring ... by Ralph
Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center, Inc. Presents 10th Annual Walk for Alzheimer's & Mexican Fiesta
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - Who:             Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) Participating Walk for Alzheimer’s teams and individuals Mickey B, Radio Personality, WGBB ... by Ralph
Annual Postal Service Food Drive is Tomorrow
Friday, May 10, 2013 - Superstorm Sandy affected Long Island in many ways. One of those is a dwindling amount of food at the Island Harvest Food Bank. Tomorrow, Saturday May 11 th , Long Islanders can leave canned food for the United States Postal Service to collect to help restock the shelves of the food bank for the ... by Ralph
Long Island Residents Debate Marijuana Legalization
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Long Island residents, treatment providers and other interested parties aired their views on marijuana legalization on Monday at the Long Island Marijuana Summit at Seafield Center, an Amityville rehab facility.  The debate about marijuana has renewed throughout New York with the proposition ... by Ralph
Officials Plan to Remove Groundwater Contamination from LI Site
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - The Department of Environmental Conservation has just settled on plans to remove some groundwater contamination from an industrial site on Long Island.  The groundwater contamination has been a problem at Operable Unit 3 of Northrop Grumman’s Bethpage Facility for quite some time.  ... by Ralph
X Factor Auditions Come to Nassau County
Friday, March 29, 2013 - If you’re living on Long Island and you’re a fan of The X Factor, the television music competition created by Simon Cowell, you may be interested to know that X Factor auditions are coming to Long Island.  Think you have the chops to compete?  The initial round of open-call ... by Ralph
Long Island Ocean Parkway Reconstruction Begins
Monday, March 18, 2013 - Governor Cuomo has just announced that the reconstruction efforts to rebuild Long Island Highway are scheduled to begin, and should be complete by Memorial Day.  The project will cost $32.2 million, and will repair the pavement on the 15.5 mile long highway which links many different ... by Ralph
Long Island Man Discovers Artworks Worth $30 Million in Basement
Friday, March 8, 2013 - How’s this for winning the lottery without buying a ticket?  Thomas Schultz, a Long Island man, purchased a house in 2007.  There was a lot of “junk” heaped up in the garage, which the family who owned the home previously told him to just throw away—including more ... by Ralph
Nude Beach on Fire Island No Longer Clothing Optional
Friday, March 1, 2013 - Lighthouse Beach has long been a clothing-optional beach, and it can draw droves of visitors.  On summer days, as many as 4,000 nudists have gathered on the beach in past years.  Unfortunately for those who like to sunbathe in the buff, it is no longer legal to show up nude at Lighthouse ... by Ralph
Long Island Home Destroyed by Gas Leak Explosion
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - Hempstead firefighters and police in Nassaucounty received a call reporting that a local house was on fire around 2:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday, only to arrive to find that the house was utterly destroyed.  Thankfully no one was killed in what investigators are now guessing was an ... by Ralph
Long Island Power Authority Releases Scam Warning
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has just released a warning telling customers about a utility bill scam to be on the lookout for.  Customers have been calling into LIPA to report that they have received phone calls, seemingly from LIPA, regarding past-due payments and demanding that ... by Ralph
4 of 5 Deadliest Pedestrian Roads on Long Island
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - A recent report released by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign has revealed that four out of the five deadliest roads for pedestrians in the region are located on Long Island.  Topping the list is the Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County, where fourteen pedestrians were killed between the ... by Ralph
State Official Asks for More Funding for Long Island Schools
Monday, February 25, 2013 - New York Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci joined with members of the Assembly Minority delegation today to ask Governor Cuomo to consider boosting the finances delegated to public schools on Long Island.  Lupinacci’s plan calls for an increase amounting to an average of $66.00 more per ... by Ralph
Long Island Pet Expo Hosts Family Night on March 1st
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - Pet enthusiasts on Long Island won’t want to miss out on the fourth annual Long Island Pet Expo, scheduled to take place at the Suffolk Community College Expo Center in Brentwood on March 1-3.  A new event has been added to the schedule for March 1 st , called “Family ... by Ralph
Judge Halts Hospital Closure
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - A couple weeks back, Long Island residents found out that the trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY) had voted unanimously to close Long Island Community Hospital (LICH) in order to save money.  The institution has been struggling with budgetary concerns, and LICH was one of a ... by Ralph
Long Island City Doesn't Want to Be Associated With Long Island Anymore
Friday, February 22, 2013 - As anyone local to Long Island or New York City knows, Long Island City, located in Queens, is not properly part of Long Island.  Sure, it’s located on the same landmass, but it isn’t part of Suffolk or Nassau Counties.  True Long Islanders have long dissociated themselves ... by Ralph
Nassau County to Retain PL Developments
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - Nassau County and Industrial Development Agency (IDA) executives have signed a deal to keep PL Developments, a pharmaceutical company, at its present location in Westbury on Long Island.  Under the deal, the company will retain its 569 local employees and also create 150 new jobs for locals ... by Ralph
Bellone Calls for Rebuilding in Suffolk State of the County Address
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has just delivered his State of the County Address.  The main theme for Bellone’s speech focused on rebuilding efforts following the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy.  “The state of our county is that we are rebuilding,” Bellone ... by Ralph
Brookhaven Town Hall Evacuated Due to Bomb Scare
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - This morning, Brookhaven Town Hall had to evacuate in response to a bomb threat.  The evacuation followed in response to an envelope containing a threat which was delivered to News 12 Long Island in Woodbury.  Reporters opened the envelop and read it.  The threat was for a different ... by Ralph
Canon Moves Headquarters to Melville, Long Island
Monday, February 18, 2013 - Canon U.S.A. has just announced that it will be moving its headquarters to a brand new address at One Canon Park in Melville, Suffolk County, New York.  The new headquarters will be staffed by almost 1,400 employees who will be moving from their previous location.  About half of these ... by Ralph
Obscure Law Hinders Snow Clearing Efforts on Long Island
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - If you’re wondering why it seems to be taking a lifetime to clear away the snow from the roads on Long Island, you may be able to blame an obscure state statue passed in 1936.  This law limits how much money towns are permitted to spend on heavy machinery, which happens to include snow ... by Ralph
Hotel Fire in Hauppauge Forces Eight Guests to Relocate
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Last night a guest fell asleep while smoking at the Olympic Motor Lodge on Vanderbilt Motor Parkway in Hauppauge, starting a fire.  There were no injuries or fatalities reported, but eight guests were forced to relocate, reportedly including several victims of Hurricane Sandy.  The ... by Ralph
Long Island University Announces New Scholarships
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Long Island University (LIU), a Brooklyn based college which serves students throughout the four counties of Long Island, has just announced it will be providing new scholarships to disadvantaged students.  This will make it one of only four colleges in the entire state to participate in the ... by Ralph
Valentine's Day Idea: Visit the Parrish Art Museum
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Art lovers who are looking for something fun and unique to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day might consider making a date to visit the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton.  The Parrish Art Museum opened its doors in Water Mill next to the Duck Walk Vineyards in November of last year, so ... by Ralph
Hit-and-Run Penalties on Long Island Increased
Monday, February 11, 2013 - Long Island drivers will want to take notice of changes in the New York codes governing automobile accidents.  Senator Lee Zeldin has just announced that his cosponsored bill, S.2503, has passed, effectively raising penalties for drivers who flee the scene of accidents without exchanging ... by Ralph
SUNY Votes to Shut Down Long Island College Hospital
Sunday, February 10, 2013 - For a couple of weeks now, Long Island residents have been waiting for the outcome of a vote by the trustees of the State University of New York.  The hospital itself is located in Brooklyn, but serves customers throughout Long Island.  Many Nassau residents are within a half hour drive ... by Ralph
Blizzard Strands Hundreds of Drivers on Long Island Expressway
Saturday, February 9, 2013 - Despite the severe winter weather warnings, numerous drivers on Long Island decided to venture out onto the Long Island Expressway on Friday, only to find themselves stalled out and stranded in the middle of the highway clear through the night.  Hundreds of cars and drivers spent the late ... by Ralph
Where Do You Store 30,000 Hurricane Damaged Vehicles? On Long Island
Friday, February 8, 2013 - Part of the fallout of Hurricane Sandy has been trying to figure out what to do with all the vehicles which were damaged in the storm.  Some 30,000 vehicles in devastated spots around the northeast coast have been declared totaled by insurance companies, making it difficult for their owners ... by Ralph
Long Island Gas Prices Soar to $3.94 Per Gallon
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - Gas prices on Long Island have continued to rise, surging to $3.94 per gallon on average on Wednesday morning throughout the counties of Nassau and Suffolk.  That represents a rise of 14.5 cents per gallon from the already high prices reported earlier in the week.  The last time gas ... by Ralph
Suffolk County Authorizes Land Acquisition and Protection
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - Suffolk County officials yesterday approved the acquisition of land near Beaverdam Creek under the Suffolk County Drinking Water Protection Program.  The decision, signed by Legislator Jay Schneiderman, County Executive Steve Bellone and Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Thorne-Holst, ... by Ralph
Brookhaven's Ion Collider in Jeopardy
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Physics enthusiasts in Long Island are probably aware that Brookhaven in Suffolk County is home to a relativistic heavy ion collider, housed in Brookhaven National Labs.  Unfortunately, the ion collider’s future is in financial jeopardy following a January meeting between the Department ... by Ralph
Bay Shore Author Book Signing Event
Sunday, February 3, 2013 - Looking for a fun family event this month and a way to get your children interested in reading?  Bay Shore Author Saragine Francois, the author of the children’s book The Invisible Blanket , will be available to answer questions, chat with fans and sign books at an upcoming event at ... by Ralph
Long Island Groundhog Contests Staten Island Groundhog
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - Two groundhogs in the Tri-State area reported conflicting news about the upcoming winter weather.  While the Staten Island groundhog did not see his shadow, Malverne Mel, the Long Island groundhog, did, as reported by Carol D’Auria And Sophia Hall, of 1010 WINS and WCBS 880 ... by Ralph
Business After Hours Networking Events Announced by Huntington Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - One of the best ways for a small business to grow is through the age old art of networking. Meeting new people, new contacts, new suppliers, and new customers is invaluable to a struggling, growing small business. The Huntington Chamber of Commerce , in its commitment to provide valuable ... by Ralph
Celebrate the Coming of the New Year with Jewelry Savings
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - Just because Christmas has passed doesn’t mean the spirit of giving ends. We’re entering a New Year that has new meaning. It could be that you’re getting engaged, married or making a point to express evenly more strongly your love for others. Jewelry can help support your ... by Ralph
Good Samaritan Hospital Earns American Heart Association Award
Monday, October 29, 2012 - West Islip, NY  –  Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center has earned the Get With The Guidelines ®  (GWTG)–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). The recognition signifies that Good Samaritan has reached an ... by Ralph
Greene Turtle Sports Bars Coming to Long Island and Other New York Locations
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - One of the more popular sports bars along the southern coast is the Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille . With several locations along Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia, the sports bar is now looking into Yankee territory. The call go to north is being heard as the Greene Turtle looks to ... by Ralph
Long Island Pumpkin Picking
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Haunted houses , corn mazes and pumpkin picking make a perfect combination for a festive fall afternoon. For young and old alike, Halloween isn’t complete until you’re elbow deep in pumpkin seeds, carving spooky and kooky jack-o-lanterns. Luckily for Long Islanders, there’s ... by Ralph
St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center Honors Their Volunteers
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - Smithtown, NY 11787  - On September 13, 2012, St. Catherine of Siena Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center held their annual Recognition Dinner at the Three Village Inn in Stonybrook . This dinner honors the volunteers who have donated over 500 hours for their dedication and ... by Ralph
DEC Announces Details For Columbus Day Weekend Youth Deer Hunt
Monday, September 17, 2012 - The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has confirmed that junior hunters ages 14-15 will be able to hunt deer during a special youth firearms deer season over Columbus Day Weekend this year, October 6 through October 8, 2012.   “Implementation of this youth deer ... by Ralph
Actors & directors reflect on MFI's summer film program launch & screenings at Peconic Landing
Friday, September 14, 2012 - Actors and directors reflect on Manhattan Film Institute’s summer film program launch and screenings at Peconic Landing   MFI says they’ll be back next summer! GREENPORT, N.Y. (September 14, 2012) – “Peconic Landing created this sort of Eden of ... by Ralph
An Evening at Tribeca Rooftop to Benefit Critically-Ill Children - NYC
Friday, September 14, 2012 - “An Evening at Tribeca Rooftop” to Benefit Critically-Ill Children Melville’s First Data to be Honored at Friends of Karen Gala New York, NY - An elegant setting with a panoramic view of Manhattan and beyond is the stage for Friends of Karen’s gala benefit, ... by Ralph
Music & Art in Stroke Recovery: Third Thursday Art Talk, September 20 in Greenport
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - Third Thursdays Series at Brecknock Hall, Presented by East End Arts September 20:  Music & Art in Stroke Recovery Featuring Grammy Winner and Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Joel Thome ( RIVERHEAD, NY , September 6, 2012) – East End Arts is ... by Ralph
Plein Air Peconic VII
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - Greenport, NY - September 3, 2012/ -  Plein Air Peconic  is a group of a dozen painters and photographers based on the East End of Long Island who are devoted to capturing the beautiful vistas of farmland , beaches and bays in their art. They work closely with the  ... by Ralph
Cook Islands hosts Pacific Islands Forum - Hillary Clinton visits
Sunday, September 2, 2012 - Philatelic Collector Inc., the exclusive postage stamp agent for the Cook Islands has released 2 souvenir sheet stamp issues to honor the Pacific Islands Forum currently being hosted by the Cook Islands on Rarotonga and Aitutaki from August 27 – 31, 2012. Over 50 Countries and International ... by Ralph
Nintendo's “the Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses” Concert Tour Announces Special In-store Event In New York!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - Exclusive Event Will Occur on September 14, 2012 at 6:00pm Nintendo World Store at 10 Rockefeller Plaza  NEW YORK, New York – August 29, 2012  – Based on one of the most popular and beloved games of all time, “The Legend of Zelda™: Symphony of ... by Ralph
Production photos for Big Maybelle: Soul of the Blues
Monday, August 6, 2012 - TONY AWARD WINNER  LILLIAS WHITE AS MAYBELLE SMITH IN  BAY STREET THEATRE’S  WORLD PREMIERE OF  BIG MAYBELLE: SOUL OF THE BLUES STARTS TOMORROW, AUGUST 7 August 6, 2012 (Sag Harbor, NY) – Bay Street Theatre, Martin Richards and The Gilead Company ... by Ralph
Wines & Canines 5K Run/Walk at Martha Clara Vineyards to Benefit Kent Animal Shelter
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Contact:        Heidi Gaumet, Event Coordinator                 Email:  heidi@kentanimalshelter.com                 phone: ... by Ralph
New Climbing Center Coming to Long Island City
Saturday, February 4, 2012 - Long Island Rock climbers who can’t get out of town much to scale the heights can celebrate:  A huge new rock climbing gym will be installed inLong IslandCity’s Court Square this spring.  The gym will be one of the largest in the entire country, offering 30,000 square feet of ... by Ralph
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