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Stolen Bucket Truck Causes LI Power Outage
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - Residents in Elmont who are wondering why the power has gone out may be surprised to learn the outage is the direct consequence of a truck theft.  Transit worker Joel Grasmann, 53, an Elmont resident, stole a bucket truck and welding equipment from an MTA yard in Queens, and then proceeded to ... by John
Long Island Expressway Service Roads Closing Temporarily
Friday, August 23, 2013 - A number of service roads along the Long Island Expressway will be closed overnight for the next four weeks so that signs along the service roads can be replaced.  The roads will be inaccessible to traffic from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., and are located in both Nassau and Suffolk.  The New York ... by John
Toxicity Threatens Fish Off Long Island Coast
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - According to scientists, a toxic tide off the east end of Long Island poses a threat to fish and shellfish.  The tide is visible off the coast to residents as reddish-brown water.  The color of the water is indicative of the rust which is part of the contamination.  Experts say that ... by John
LIRR Resumes Regular Schedule Following Delays
Monday, August 19, 2013 - Today has been a tough day for commuters on Long Island.  When a train went down in one of the tunnels of East River, 15 other trains were cancelled outright.  Other trains were delayed for as long as an hour.  The stranded train went down around 7:30 a.m.  It was an hour ... by John
T.J. Maxx Assistant Manager in Long Island Arrested for Grand Larceny
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - Cornell Poyser, 40, the assistant manager for a T.J. Maxx retail chain store in Oceanside, was caught by police driving away from the store with a van full of stolen designer goods.  Poyser worked for five years at the T.J. Maxx store, but also operated a boutique in East Flatbush ... by John
Plainview Hospital Maternity Ward to Convert to Surgical Center
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - The North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System has announced they will be shutting down the maternity ward at Plainview Hospital on November 1 st .  They have plans to convert the maternity ward into a surgical center.  According to a spokesperson from Plainview Hospital, the move came ... by John
Governor Cuomo Announces “Speed Week”
Monday, August 12, 2013 - Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that this week will be “Speed Week” throughout New York.  No, that doesn’t mean that this week commuters get a license to speed; it means that the New York State Police are going to be cracking down on offenders and implementing new ... by John
Governor Cuomo Invites Tourism with “Path Through History”
Friday, August 9, 2013 - Summer is tourism season in Long Island, and one of the most important times of year for the local economy.  Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday announced his “Path Through History” program.  The program encourages visitors and locals to explore important historical sites ... by John
Proposed Belmont Park Soccer Stadium Could Bring in $200 Million a Year
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - The New York Cosmos were a professional soccer team until they stopped competing in 1985.  After several unsuccessful attempts to bring the Cosmos back to life, the team has finally been recreated and will be playing professionally in the North American Soccer League this year.  This ... by John
Long Island Volunteers Work to Replant Vegetation After Sandy
Monday, August 5, 2013 - Following Hurricane Sandy, a lot of native plants were killed, and a great deal of soil became infertile after the saltwater rushed in.  Now, a group of volunteers called the Long Island Native Plant Initiative is working hard to replant Long Island with the vegetation that used to thrive ... by John
Long Island Receives Federal Grant for Homeless
Sunday, August 4, 2013 - Long Island agencies have just been awarded $10.6 million in federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  These grants include around $350,00 for brand new programs.  The rest will be put toward existing programs that provide housing and services to the ... by John
Long Island Faces Tomato Blight
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - For the fifth year in a row, Long Island farmers are facing a tomato blight.  The evidence of this year’s blight was discovered at an agriculture lab operated by Cornell University in Riverhead.  Researchers discovered mold spores on a sample of tomatoes provided by an East End ... by John
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