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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.

Legislator Anker Initiates Suffolk County’s School Traffic Safety Commission

Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker chaired the first meeting of the School Traffic Safety Commission at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building in Hauppauge on Thursday, August 20th.

Suffolk Community College Celebrates Tobacco Free Campuses

All Suffolk County Community College campuses are now tobacco free.

County Executive Mangano & Acting Police Commissioner Krumpter Issue School Bus Safety Tips

It’s back to school time and Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter would like to issue some school bus safety tips for students and motorists.

Governor Cuomo Launches "Enough Is Enough" Public Awareness Campaign to Educate Students on New Law Combatting Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Governor Cuomo kicked off the Enough is Enough awareness campaign to highlight the State’s new law to combat sexual violence on college campuses, which takes effect this semester.

CDC: America’s Schools Make Positive Changes to Create Healthier School Meals

Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according to data published today in the Centers for ...

Nassau-Suffolk Animal Hospital Reports High Prevalence of Heartworm and Lyme disease in Nassau County

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) has released its annual parasite forecasts.

Mangano Announces NASH FM's Last Summer Bash At Lakeside Theatre

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Nassau County will host NASH FM’s Last Summer Bash at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park on Saturday, September 12th.

Acting DA Singas Announces Renewal of Grant to Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center

Acting DA Madeline Singas joined the staff, volunteers, supporters and clients of the Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center (WORC) today to announce her office’s renewal of a grant to help keep the 30-year-old organization running for another year.

LongIsland.com’s 2015 September Family Fun Guide: Apple Picking, Town Fairs, 5Ks, and More Ways to Keep Active in Autumn!

School is back in session, but there is plenty of fun to be had on the weekends and after school!

Governor Cuomo Announces $2.5 Million to Improve Thirteen Playgrounds at State Parks

Governor Cuomo announced the state has committed $2.5 million to build or improve 13 playgrounds at eight State Parks across New York.

Pick the Perfect Peck of Apples at Long Island’s U-Pick Orchards

Enjoy the best of what September has to offer - awesome apple picking at nearby farms and orchards!

Two Northport Tigers Selected to Participate in National All-Star Bowl in Daytona Beach

While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this Summer, Preston Carey, and Brady Cooke, 8 year olds from East Northport, NY, were named Offense-Defense All-Americans and invited to participate in the 10th-annual Offense- Defense Bowl Week festivities taking ...

Governor Cuomo Warns New York's College Students About the Dangers of Buying False Identification Documents on the Internet

Governor Cuomo issued a warning to college students returning for the fall semester that purchasing fake IDs is not only illegal, but also increases the chance of becoming a victim of identify fraud.

Legislators Anker and Krupski Honor the Suffolk County Youth Bureau at the Starfish Ball

Suffolk County Legislators Sarah Anker and Al Krupski attended the Guidance Center’s Starfish Ball. The event was held at The Vineyard in Aquebogue and raised funds for Guidance Center programs that work to strengthen families through prevention ...

Take in Fantastic Seaside Views at a Waterfront Restaurant

Treat yourself to dinner at a restaurant with spectacular views of the ocean, the Sound, and local bays and rivers!

Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Race Festival - September 19, 2015

The Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce once again is hosting the Port Jefferson Dragon Boat Festival, Saturday September 19, 2015.

William Floyd Bike Program Helps Children Achieve Their Dreams

For the second consecutive summer, William Floyd occupational therapist Ed Diaz and a dedicated group of volunteers worked with students for five sessions to help them achieve their dream of learning how to ride a bicycle by ...

Long Island Gears up for Biggest Health, Wellness & Back-To-School Fair, Calls for Sponsors, Vendors, Donations

Long Island gears up for Biggest, Health, Wellness and Back- to-School. The fair be held in conjunction with African-American Media Network, Long Shoprite Supermarket Island African-American Chamber of Commerce, and Hempstead/Uniondale Times.

LongIsland.com’s 2015 Labor Day Weekend Guide to Complete Summer Activities

Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner! Complete the rest of your summer with these festivities and events.

Mangano: Free Family-Fun Puppet Theatre In Eisenhower Park

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that Hudson Vagabond Puppets will present a puppet theater show at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park on Sunday, August 30th at 2:00 p.m.
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