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Raising a family in New York has its own set of advantages and trials, and our Family & Parenting section can help to provide you with tips and tricks from other local Long Island parents. From keeping the kids quiet on long car rides, to the best recreation spots, we've got you covered with insights on the topics that matter most to parents.

Summer Bucket List 2015: Make the Most Out of Summer Here on Long Island with Tons of Local Fun!

There's no time for the summertime blues - this bucket list will keep you busy all summer long!

Outdoor Concerts and Music Festivals to Rock Your Summer!

Soak up the sun while listening to great live jams at one of these festivals, concert series, or Jones Beach shows!

Assemblywoman Solages Holding 2015 Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblywoman Solages fosters a 2015 Summer Reading Challenge to assure that students are given the opportunity to continue to enrich themselves during their summer break.

Help Friends of Karen Send Children Back to School with Smiles

This children’s charity helps fill hundreds of backpacks for the upcoming school year.

Assemblyman Kaminsky, Along with 100 Colleagues, Calls on State to Create Alternate Pathways to Graduation for Students with Disabilities

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky authored a letter – and was joined by more than 100 of his colleagues – to the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department urging the state to address the lack of available ...

Governor Cuomo Announces Free Meals to Boost Children's Nutrition During Summer Months

Governor Cuomo announced the availability of free summer meals sites throughout the state to provide children from low-income households with fresh, healthy food when schools are out of session.

CDC: Stay Safe In and Around Swimming Pools

Splashing in a swimming pool is a sure way to have summer fun. But it's important to make safety a priority to protect children and others in and around the water.

Bring Out Your Child's Patriotic Side: Kid-Friendly Events Happening 4th of July Weekend!

Celebrate 4th of July with the kiddies at these local kid-friendly events on the Island!

Officer Performs CPR on Baby who Fell into Pool in Brentwood

A Suffolk County Police Third Precinct officer revived a baby who fell into a pool in Brentwood tonight.

CDC on Summer Sun Safety for Kids

Just a few serious sunburns can increase your child’s risk of skin cancer later in life.

Governor Cuomo Announces $658 Million to Support Nutrition Programs for New Yorkers in Need

Governor Cuomo announced $658 million to support access to healthy and nutritious food for some of New York’s most vulnerable residents.

Free Prom Transportation to Prevent Unfit Driving for Students From the Bayport, Connetquot and Sayville School Districts

To keep teens and drivers safe this prom season, the Community Ambulance Company is implementing a prevention program to offer free prom and banquet transportation to those students from the Bayport, Connetquot and Sayville School Districts.

Suffolk County Executive Bellone Signs “Toxin Free Toy Act”

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today unanimously approved a proposal intended to safeguard children by prohibiting the sale of new toys containing six toxins that pose a threat to childhood development.

Suffolk County Police Summer Programs to Include Teen Driver Safety Course, Swim for Survival Program, and Fishing Trip

Take part in Suffolk County Police summer programs including a teenage driver safety course, a fishing trip, volunteer to become a Suffolk County Auxiliary Police Officer, summer sports camps, and more!

Celebrate 4th of July with a Snap, Crackle and Pop: 2015 Firework Displays on Long Island!

Honor Independence Day this year by attending a fun fireworks display on the Island!

Long Island’s 2015 4th of July Weekend Guide: Fireworks, Fairs, Fun in the Sun & More!

With July 4th falling on a Saturday this year, there will be twice the fun as Long Island celebrates Independence Day all weekend long!

UPDATE - Stony Brook Mother Sought in Abduction of Five-Year-Old Son

Suffolk County Police are investigating a missing persons case during which a mother abducted her child instead of turning him over to Suffolk County Child Protective Services.

Stony Brook Mother Sought in Abduction of Five-Year-Old Son

Suffolk County Police are investigating a missing persons case during which a mother abducted her child instead of turning him over to Suffolk County Child Protective Services.

Health Officials Issue Warning about Flakka

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services and the Suffolk County Board of Health* today issued an urgent warning to parents about a newly synthesized drug known as Flakka or gravel.

Suffolk Votes to Get the Lead - and Other Toxins - Out...of Toys

Legislator Hahn’s “Toxin Free Toys Act” will prohibit the sale of children’s toys that contain potentially unsafe levels of six hazardous chemicals; protect children from known carcinogens.
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