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If you're actively involved in the community, or you care about local Long Island charities and causes, make sure to keep in the know with Long Island's Community articles. Focusing on issues that matter most to the local community at large, these articles provide you with information about the good works of local charities, as well as the issues that matter to Long Islanders most.

Suffolk Police Hosted Basketball Clinic in Brentwood

The Suffolk County Police Department hosted a basketball clinic during which coaches volunteered to teach 12 to 15-year-olds.

LI's Adorable Adoptables: 4 Great Dogs Available for Adoption this Weekend!

It’s not only Memorial Day weekend, it’s also the perfect weekend to adopt a new best friend. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Samantha, Baxter, Happy and Dusty!

North Shore Youth Council Big Buddy/Little Buddy and Volunteer Celebration

Legislator Sarah Anker attended a celebration of the North Shore Youth Council (NSYC) Big Buddy/Little Buddy and Volunteer Celebration at Majestic Gardens in Rocky Point on May 11.

Long Island Native Raising Funds For All-Terrain Wheelchair to Participate in Tough Mudder Long Island

Local Patchogue resident, Jarrett Dreyer, plans to participate in Tough Mudder Long Island, a 10-12 mile obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork.

Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit Filed By 50 States & FTC Against Four Related Cancer Charities For Allegedly Bilking $187M From Donors Nationwide

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office, along with all 49 other states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, has filed a lawsuit against four allegedly phony cancer charities -- ...

NCPD Officer Saves Baby Duck from Mill Pond in Wantagh

The Public Information Office reports the details of an animal rescue that occurred on Friday May 15, 2015 in Wantagh.

Abused Dog Being Paired with Paralyzed Marine Veteran

To combat the harsh statistics involving animal cruelty cases each year in the country, Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, developed an investigation unit to personally look into reported cases of animal abuse.

North Shore Animal League's Four Legged Friends: Meet Phillip, Madison & Huck!

Furry Friends is a weekly column by Bariann Browne of the North Shore Animal League America, featuring friendly, loving adoptable cats & dogs!

Presiding Officer Gregory Partners with the SCPD For Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

Prescription drug take-back event scheduled at Tanner Park in Copiague.

Share The Beauty of Your Community with a Fresh Air Child This Summer

This summer, share the beauty of your community with a Fresh Air child while enjoying the pure joys of summer in your own backyard!

Leg. Anker’s Educational Agriculture Support Initiative (EASI) Resolution Unanimously Passes Suffolk County Legislature

At the May 12 General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature, IR 1272-2015, Creating an Educational Agriculture Support Initiative (EASI) Pilot Program, sponsored by Legislator Sarah Anker, was unanimously passed. The program will provide support for Long ...

LI Residents Catalanottos Donate to Fund Toddler's Surgery in CA

Two foundations team up to rid baby of problematic tumor. The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation and the Frank Catalanotto Foundation come together to save babies.

Adorable Adoptables: Sweet Ginger & Friendly Nellie Are Looking for Fur-Ever Homes!

Meet two of the cutest animals available for adoption right now...Ginger and Nellie!

Legislature Approves Hahn’s Policies to Enforce Orders of Protection Using GPS Monitoring; Probation Will Monitor Offender to Safeguard Victims

Citing a double-digit increase in intimate partner homicides across New York, Hahn says new measure is necessary to improve victim safety & save lives.

Presiding Officer Gregory Attends Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory attended the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame Educational Center and Museum’s 26th Annual Induction Ceremony Dinner on May 8 at the Upsky Hotel in Hauppauge.

National Safe Boating Week: Changing Public Perceptions about Boater Safety

National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) is May 16th-22nd, 2015. It marks the culmination of months of planning for ways to best achieve our goal of providing exceptional boating safety education to America.

North Shore Animal League's Four Legged Friends: Meet Biscuit, Willy & Aviva!

Furry Friends is a weekly column by Bariann Browne of the North Shore Animal League America, featuring friendly, loving adoptable cats & dogs!

Rep. Rice Demands Stronger Protections for Nail Salon Workers

U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice sent a letter today to Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), urging his agency to reform health standards for nail salon workers nationwide.

Suffolk County Leg. Robert Trotta Congratulates Douglas C. Roman - Smithtown’s Newest Eagle Scout

Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta praised Douglas Roman of Boy Scout Troop 565 on achieving the highest scouting rank of Eagle Scout at his recent Court of Honor.

Suffolk County Legislator Robert Trotta Lends a Hand at the 2015 I Love My Park Day

Volunteers from throughout Suffolk County came out to support the New York State Parks “I Love My Park” Day on a recent Saturday in May.
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