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DEC Announces Temporary Closure of Three Shellfishing Areas

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today announced the temporary closure of three shellfishing areas on the north shore of Long Island during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday period.

Long Island Summer Festival is Proud to Welcome Congressman Lee Zeldin

The Long Island Summer Festival is proud to announce that congressman Lee Zeldin will be making an appearance at the upcoming summer festival.

Governor Cuomo Announces $75 Million For Accelerated Paving Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced resurfacing projects totaling $75 million will be completed this year on approximately 428 lane miles of state highways across New York.

Girls Inc. of Long Island Hosts Summer Camps

Girls Inc. of Long Island has plenty of camps to keep your daughters off the couch and eyes off their phones this summer!

Long Island Summer Festival Announces Headlining Bands

The Long Island Summer Festival is proud to announce our two headlining performances.

Bellone, Romaine, Carpenter and Major Research Institutions Announce Regionally Transformative Plan to Build “Innovation Zone”

For the first time, top elected officials in Suffolk County and leaders of the region’s top research institutions - following Governor Cuomo’s push for regional planning and to create clusters - have come together to develop and ...

WFHS Photography Students Sweep Assemblyman Murray Photo Contest

William Floyd High School students swept the top three spots in New York State Assemblyman Dean Murray’s student photography contest, which requested pictures of places, events and activities that showcased students’ schools and hometowns.

William Paca Middle School Welcomes NY Times Bestselling Author

William Paca Middle School students recently had the opportunity to hear from author Regina Calcaterra, a Long Island native about her memoir Etched in Sand.

John S. Hobart Elementary Students Repaint Wooden Career Cutouts

To promote career awareness among elementary school students, members of the John S. Hobart Elementary School Student Council under the direction of teachers Christine Els and Grace Ryan repainted eight-foot tall wooden cutouts to reflect different career ...

County Issues Advisory against Bathing at 64 Suffolk County Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred overnight and today (6/15/15), the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 64 beaches.

Suffolk County Offers Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS) and the Brookhaven Animal Shelter will offer free rabies vaccinations for dogs, cats and ferrets.

$462,000 in Upgrades to Fishing Access Site at Forge Pond on the Peconic River Now Complete

The approximately $462,000 improvement project at the Forge Pond (Peconic Lake) Fishing Access Site on the Peconic River in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, is now complete, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner ...

Governor Cuomo Announces $30 Million for Summer Youth Employment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $30 million in funding for the Summer Youth Employment program which supports communities across the state in creating summer jobs for youth from low-income families.

William Floyd School Board President Selected for Inaugural NYSSBA Champion for Change Award

Robert Vecchio, President of the William Floyd School District Board of Education, was named the first-ever “Champion for Change” award winner, an honor given by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

Three WFMS Students Participate in Iron Chef Junior Competition

Three William Floyd Middle School students – Sophia Chinea, Casey Kriss and Gillian Hicks – recently competed in the third annual Junior Iron Chef Competition held at Whole Foods Market in Lake Grove.

Suffolk County Illuminates Dennison Building in Blue in Recognition of National EMS Week, May 17 through 23

Suffolk County, for the ninth year in a row, is paying tribute to the county’s EMS providers by lighting the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge in blue, the nationally recognized color that symbolizes the emergency medical ...

Nathaniel Woodhull Adds Six Pieces to Student Art Gallery

For the past 11 years, Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School in the William Floyd School District has been recognizing student artwork by selecting one student from each grade level to have his or her work adorn the school ...

WFHS Music Students Earn Accolades at Hershey Music Festival

The William Floyd High School Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra and Concert Choir recently participated in competitions at the Hershey Music Festival, where each group received a “Superior” rating; the String Orchestra also received “Best Overall Orchestra” honors.

Celebrate Memorial Day with a Boom: Local Fireworks Displays on the Island

Celebrate Memorial Day by checking out some cool firework displays!

PSEG Long Island Is Prepared for Summer 2015

PSEG Long Island is ready to meet peak demand during the upcoming summer months and is continuing to make significant upgrades to provide an even more reliable system throughout the service territory.
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