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November 2013 News & Article Archives

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East Hampton Receives Grant for Illuminated Crosswalk
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - On Monday, the Suffolk County Legislature approved $37,000 in funding for the construction of a new, illuminated crosswalk.  The crosswalk will be located in downtown East Hampton Village, and is part of the Downtown Revitalization Program.  The village itself will provide the other half ... by John
Nor'easter Disrupts Power for Thousands on Long Island
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - A lot of Long Islanders are probably wishing right now that the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)’s days in charge of the local power grid were already at an end.  Last year, LIPA came under fire for their incredibly poor management of the power outage situation brought about by ... by John
Cyber Monday Special Offered by DEC to Campers
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - While most of us are probably thinking about hitting the department stores or sitting at home surfing the shops online on our computers on Cyber Monday, those who want to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of nature can take advantage of a great deal being offered by the Department of ... by John
Spirit of Giving Thrives on Long Island
Monday, November 25, 2013 - With Thanksgiving just around the corner, followed by the winter holidays, the spirit of giving is alive and well on Long Island.  This Thanksgiving, the employees of St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center will be getting together to make donations to the Smithtown Emergency Food Pantry.  ... by John
Hempstead Store Owner Steals Million Dollar Lottery Ticket
Sunday, November 24, 2013 - A convenience store owner and his son in Hempstead have been charged with grand larceny after cheating a customer out of a $1 million winning lottery ticket.  On Thursday, a 34 year old Hispanic man who spoke limited English bought a $10 “Unwrap the Cash” scratch-off card at ... by John
WRCN-FM to Become LI News Radio
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - WRCN-FM has been a classic rock station since longer than most Long Islanders can remember.  Generations of listeners have grown up enjoying the music.  Just last week however, the station’s owner, JVC, announced that the music is coming to an end.  On December 26 th , the day ... by John
Senator LaValle Opens Forum for Common Core on Nov 26
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - On November 12 th , more than 1,500 people packed an auditorium with a 900-seat limit to protest the state’s Common Core curriculum and testing procedures.  The crowd booed Education Commissioner John King Jr. as he spoke, and cheered loudly when others spoke out against the ... by John
NASA Rocket Visible Over Long Island Tonight
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - Those who are lucky enough to live on Long Island and elsewhere on the East Coast have the chance to watch as a joint NASA-Air Force rocket takes off tonight.  Assuming the weather is cooperative, the space agency will send up the U.S. Air Force Minotaur sometime between 7:30 and 9:30 ... by John
PSEG to Replace LIPA on Jan 1
Monday, November 18, 2013 - For frustrated customers on Long Island who are tired of dealing with an intransigent power company, there is good news.  On January 1 st , over a million Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) customers on Long Island and Queens will be switched over to PSEG Power, a Newark-based company.  ... by John
ProAct Prescription Program Has Saved Nassau Residents $1.5 Million to Date
Sunday, November 17, 2013 - Nasasu County Executive Edward P. Manago has just announced that his ProAct Prescription program, founded in May of 2012, has helped residents in Nassau to save over $1.5 million on their prescription medications to date.  The purpose of the ProAct Prescription program is to help discount ... by John
Four Long Island Men Charged After Capturing Deer
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Four Long Island men are facing up to $1,700 in fines after posting recent photos to Instagram with a live white tail deer they had captured.  The men claim that they were only trying to help two different deer that happened to have gotten trapped in a fence on two different days.  They ... by John
Parents and Educators Protest Common Core Curriculum
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 1,500 people showed up last night to a meeting hosted by John King Jr., the education commissioner of New York, to protest state testing requirements along with the academic standards set as part of the state’s Common Core curriculum.  The meeting was held at Ward Melville High School ... by John
Dolphin Disease Spreads
Monday, November 11, 2013 - Over the summer, many tourists and residents on Long Island’s beaches noticed that dolphins were washing up dead in huge numbers.  Researchers have identified the cause as a virus called Cetacean morbillivirus, which is similar to measles.  It is believed that this same virus ... by John
New York Elections and Referendum Results Are In
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - Yesterday, voters gathered in Nassau and Suffolk county polling stations to vote on whether or not to authorize seven private casinos.  Voters passed the motion, which will generate more jobs and help keep gambler dollars in the state.  All other state proposals also passed, except for ... by John
Authorities Find Illegal Bass at Pizza Restaurant
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Authorities were recently alerted by an anonymous tipper that a local pizza restaurant called Francesco’s Pizza in Babylon was selling illegal striped bass.  The bass are in danger of extinction thanks to overfishing, so fishing and selling of striped bass is regulated.  On ... by John
Long Island Voters Turn Out For Election Day
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Long Island voters are making their way to polling stations today to vote for legislators in Suffolk and Nassau, but according to the current counts, they are showing up in fewer numbers than in previous years.  Some polling stations reported that they had no lines at all, including those in ... by John
Look for Local Deals This Veterans Day
Monday, November 4, 2013 - To commemorate Veterans Day, a number of restaurant chains on Long Island will be offering special deals and discounts.  Today only, Denny’s is offering a free cup of coffee with this coupon.  Another deal which will be on every weekend through November 24 th is over at ... by John
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