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The Day After Tax Day: What to Do With Your Tax Refund

Everyone's taxes were due yesterday and many of you are waiting patiently for your tax returns. As you wait, start thinking about what you will do with your tax refund!

We Aren't Out of the Woods Yet: NWS Issues Freeze Warning for LI, Metro Area

Just when we thought Spring had finally arrived, freezing temperatures begin to threaten April flowers.

Suffolk County Bans Tobacco, e-Cig Sales to Those Under 21

Suffolk residents under the age of 21 will soon find it a little harder to get a hold of cigarettes, e-cigs, and other smoking products.

Update: Woman Last Seen in Mastic/Shirley Found Dead

The body of a woman who disappeared in March has been found.

Mineola Resident to Take Part in Upcoming Heartbreak Hill Half-Marathon to Raise Funds for Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck

Liz Holzknecht Surpasses Fundraising Goal of $1,000; Sister Attended Camp For Eight Years Before Passing in 2013.

Enjoy an Elegant Easter Dinner - Recipes for Favorites Your Family Will Love!

This year, try adding something new to your time-honored Easter dinner traditions.

Skip the Store and Make Your Own Tasty Easter Candy with these Recipes!

Instead of buying candy, make your own great-tasting Easter sweets this year.

Income Tax Filing Deadline Is Here, Get Extra Time to File!

If you haven't filed your income taxes yet and don't think you can meet the April 15 deadline, here's what you need to know!

Movie Roundup: Close Race to the Top of the Weekend Box Office with Captain America and Rio Sequel

The two popular movie sequels, Captain America and Rio, were neck and neck at the weekend box office. See what other movies are releasing this week!

Suffolk Police Looking for Man Who Unlawfully Entered Walt Whitman High School

An unidentified man entered Walt Whitman High School at 3:50 AM, and took pictures and video before leaving.

MTA & LIRR Announce Start of Major Restoration Project on the Railroad’s Long Beach Branch

$120 Million Earmarked for Superstorm Sandy Reconstruction Work that Will Improve Railroad Resiliency by Strengthening Branch against Future Storms.

Take Care of Our World: Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd!

Life can be so fast paced that we can forget about the importance of our environment. Be sure to reflect this Earth Day on ways to keep our home safe.

Easter Portrait Deals and Savings to Tasty Meals!

Treasure the moment of kids in cute Easter outfits with portraits! There are plenty of savings offers available in this week's Local Steals & Deals along with dining deals.

Tips for Avoiding Ticks this Season

Take these precautions to avoid illnesses that come from ticks.

Unlicensed Bay Shore Man Arrested for DWI; 10 Arrested in Nassau for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Suffolk Police arrested a drunk driver without a license, and the NCPD caught ten people selling alcohol to minors.

April Showers? Lyrid Meteor Shower & Blood Moon to Wow Stargazers This Week

Over the course of two weeks our night sky will be treat us to a universal show.

Dollar Store Deals: Stock Up on Spring Necessities

Whether you are looking to fill up your Easter baskets or to start your garden, you can do both on the cheap with these great dollar store finds!

Guardians of Rescue Investigates Online Pet Sales

The national organization is aiming to prevent animals from being sold through the internet.

Heartbleed Exploit Could Compromise Millions of Web Users; How Can You Stay Safe?

A recently discovered vulnerability has been found in many of the web’s most popular sites, potentially putting millions of users at risk.

Look Up at the Sky Day is April 14th - Here's What to Watch Out For!

April 14th is Look Up at the Sky Day. It is very special this year because two phenomenons are taking place this April, the Blood Moon and the Lyrid Meteor Shower. So, go outside and look at ...
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