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State Education Department Launches Virtual Learning Initiative Round II

$2.4 Million in Federal Race to the Top Funds Will Provide Low-Income Students Better Access to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses.

Seven More Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Suffolk

Residents urged to eliminate stagnant water near homes.

Adopt Your Best Friend: July 31st is Mutt's Day

A cute dog or cat can make a family or home complete. Instead of buying your friend or new family member, adopt an animal from one of the many animal organizations on the island! Support Long Island ...

Ebola Outbreak a Threat to the U.S.?

Since March the largest Ebola outbreak in history has infected at least 1,200 people and killed more than 670 of them, including two Americans. What's the chance of it spreading to the U.S.?

Facebook Ending Message Support on Mobile App, Forces Users to Download Separate Messenger App

In a move liable to frustrate many mobile users, Facebook is discontinuing its messaging service through its primary app.

Unconventional Grilling & Cooking Techniques

Learn about new, unconventional ways to cook your favorite grill foods this summer!

Schumer: Over 40k Long Islanders with Disabilities Face Huge Financial Burden

Plan Creates Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts, Like those for College, To Help Parents Better Afford Medical Care, Education, Transportation & Other Services

Efforts Continue to Eradicate Invasive Giant Hogweed Plants

DEC Warns New Yorkers to Avoid Giant Hogweed Plants & Report New Locations.

NCPD: Man Found Drowned at Syosset Woodbury Park

A Woodbury man was pronounced dead after attempts to resuscitate him failed.

Movie Roundup: Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Lucy’ Tops ‘Hercules’ at Weekend Box Office

Scarlett Johansson in Lucy beat out Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a The Rock in Hercules at the weekend box office.

Gasoline Stations Charging Up to 25% Surcharges for Credit Card Users

Legislator William Lindsay III has released the following message.

Gotta Stay, But Want a Vacay: Long Island Staycations

Flights, car rentals,and hotels can be pricey when you leave the island, but if you stay close to home for your vacation, you will have a great time and save money. Check out all the great ways ...

Promotion on Hot Wings, Starbucks Cold Beverage and Effort to Fight Child Hunger

We're nearly half way through summer, but there's still plenty of summer deals to enjoy from KFC, Starbucks and IKEA!

Don’t Miss the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower This Week

The meteor shower will be active until August 23, with the peak viewing time occurring on Tuesday.

Lessons at Sea: Sailing, Swimming, Kayak, and Canoe Classes on Long Island

Explore the water by learning a new sport that can literally take you to new places!

Extreme Entertainment for Eager Thrill Seekers

Take a walk on the wild side with extreme Long Island entertainment.

Time to Hit the Links - The Best Public Golf Courses on Long Island

Long Island features some of the best golf courses in the world.

All About Wine Tasting: Preparing Yourself for a Winery Experience

Before you go to a winery, brush up on your wine knowledge so that you come in knowing the nuances of drinking wine.

Must Visit Museums for Nautical Lovers and Seafaring Folk

Come learn about Long Island's rich aquatic history at one of the many maritime museums on the Island!
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