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Suffolk Legislature to Vote on Automatic Pay Raises

A recent proposal would end the practice of giving Suffolk officials a raise without a vote every year.

Wedding Planning 101: How to Avoid Common Scams When Planning Your Big Day

Being a savvy consumer can really help when it comes to saving time & money when planning your big day.

Skip the Super Market and Try a Farmers Market: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Now that the weather is improving, farmers markets are beginning to start functioning for the year. Try some local produce and goods!

3 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Michaels Stores Data Breach

Many of the more than 1,000 Michaels locations were compromised, including multiple Long Island stores.

Mangano Join DHL And Girl Scouts As They Ship More Than One Million Cookies To U.S. Military

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joins the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and DHL, the Specialists in International Shipping, to ship more than one million Girl Scout Cookies to U.S. troops overseas.

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Crashes into the Moon

After completing its mission and surviving a Lunar eclipse, the LADEE spacecraft has impacted the far side of the moon.

Governor Cuomo Announces $4.3 Million in Awards to 17 Businesses Developing Transportation Projects That Will Reduce Energy Use

Project Awards Support the Governor’s Goal to Align Advanced Research and Commercialization Efforts with Market Demand.

Educational & Eco-Friendly Earth Day Crafts for Kids

Celebrate Earth Day by taking part in these fun and educational crafts that the entire family will enjoy!

Mark Your Calendar - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26th!

Have prescription drugs that you no long use or that have expired? Dispose of them properly through an initiative with the Drug Enforcement Administration on April 26th.

AG Schneiderman Leads 13-State Coalition In Opposing Proposed U.S. House Bill That Strips States Of Right To Protect Citizens Against Toxic Chemical

Revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act Would Eliminate Powers of States to Protect Public Health and the Environment.

Governor Cuomo Deploying Mobile Command Center to Long Island to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention Help to Homeowners

DFS Assistance Available for Homeowners at Baldwin Public Library on Friday, April 18.

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Meet Cinnemon, a People-Pleasing Boxer Mix

Cinnemon is a young boxer mix who learns commands quickly and loves children.

Four St. Anthony’s Students Expelled for Wearing Confederate Flag, Blackface

Two students initially suspended for an incident involving a Confederate flag have now been expelled from the school.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Big Laughs, Roller Skating, Theater and Easter Parades

Easter is right around the corner! On top of the many Easter celebrations, enjoy comedy shows, theater performance and much more on Long Island!

Celebrate Long Island's State Parks at I Love My Park Day on May 3rd!

Sixteen parks across Long Island will hold volunteer events as part of the third annual I Love My Park Day on Saturday, May 3.

Casual Marijuana Use in Young Adults Leads to Not So Good Brain Changes, Study Finds

As more states legalize marijuana use, a new study out this week questions whether it is for the better. The study shows young adults using marijuana, even occasionally, face abnormal brain changes.

Riverhead Man Arrested for Driving Stolen Vehicle, Fleeing Police

Suffolk County Police have arrested a Riverhead man who was driving a stolen vehicle and then fled from police early this morning.

Celebrate the Savory Aroma of Garlic with these National Garlic Day Recipes!

Keep vampires at bay with these recipes that are brimming with the pungent flavor and smell of garlic!

Long Island Cares Veterans Project Mobile Outreach Unit Returns to Suffolk County United Veterans

Suffolk County United Veterans received another visit to the John J. Lynch Vets Place shelter from the Long Island Cares Veterans Project Mobile Outreach Unit, loaded with 652 pounds of fresh produce and 181 pounds plus of ...

NCPD Missing Vulnerable Person Alert for Man Suffering from Cognitive Disorder

The Nassau County Police Department has issued a Missing Vulnerable Person Alert for Steven Vitale.
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