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Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Creating Stricter Penalties for Drivers With Multiple DWI Offenses

Drivers with multiple DWIs in a newly-extended time frame now face a felony charge.

Keeping Sunny Spirits Up: Rainy Day Fun

Don’t let rain put a damper on your day! There are plenty of fun things to do on Long Island, rain or shine.

Putting A Creative Spin on the Ice Cream Sandwich

Make your own ice cream sandwich with ingredients ranging from pineapple slices to Pop Tarts!

Legislator Trotta’s Bill to Ensure Direct Access to Emergency Services via 911 Passes Unanimously

Bill ensures that dialing 911 will connect callers to emergency dispatchers.

Summer Just Got Better with Ice Cream that Changes Color with Every Lick

Ice cream just got better! A Spanish scientist has created ice cream that can change color just by licking it.

LongIsland.com’s 2014 August Family Fun Guide: Concerts, Festivals & Preparing for School!

August is the start of the dog days of summer. It is the hottest time of year and also the time of year where kids are starting to get ready for back to school. But there is ...

Suffolk SPCA: Severely Neglected Dog "Ziggy" Finds Forever Home

The Suffolk County SPCA will be holding a Press Conference at the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter on Friday August 1st at 11am to announce that "Ziggy" has found his "forever home" and will be adopted by ...

LI’s Adorable Adoptable Pets: Take Jasmine Home for National Mutt Day

Today is National Mutt Day, so support mixed breeds. Don't shop - Adopt!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Outdoor Sports & Fun and Music Concerts

From day to night, there's entertainment all weekend long to enjoy on Long Island!

NCPD Scam Alert: Nassau Residents Warned About Residential Distraction Burglaries

The Nassau County Police Department is advising residents that individuals are perpetrating a series of burglaries and scams throughout Nassau County.

Mystery Ship Found under WTC is Traced Back to 1770s

Four years after a mystery ship was unearthed at the site of the WTC during excavation, there are now answers to its age and origin.

Tasty Tapas Restaurants & Bars to Try

Sick of huge restaurant portions? Why not try a tapas restaurant instead and enjoy many different foods during your meal!

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!
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