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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.

Goat on a Boat Moves to Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the new partnership between Bay Street Theater and Goat on a Boat. On August 20, the fun begins when Frogtown Mountain Puppeteer presents ...

A.G. Schneiderman Cracks Down On Illegal Toy Guns Sales, Settlement With Major Retailers To Halt Sales

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced agreements with five major retailers, Amazon.com, Kmart, Sears, Walmart and California-based ACTA, for violating a New York State law that prohibits the sale of “imitation weapons,” which are toy guns ...

Protecting Our Children from Sex Offenders

Parents of Megan's Law and Legislator Anker stand with the community to protect our children from sex offenders.

On National Heatstroke Prevention Day, Governor Cuomo Urges New Yorkers to “Look Before You Lock” and Keep Children Safe from Heatstroke

Governor Cuomo reminded parents and caregivers to “look before you lock” and remain aware of the dangers of leaving children in hot vehicles this summer.

Where to Watch Summer Outdoor Movies Under the Stars

Save money on going to the movies by seeing movies on the big screen outside!

LongIsland.com’s August 2015 Family Fun Guide: Street Festivals and More Fun to Toast the End of Summer!

Make the most of the last month of summer vacation with these great fairs, festivals, and outdoor events!

Deadline for NYS College Students to Apply for FASNY Tuition Reimbursement: October 2

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has announced an October 2nd 2015 application deadline for tuition reimbursement through their historic educational initiative, the Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP).

Gregory, Lindsay Announce Crackdown on Deadbeat Parents

Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory and 8th District Legislator William J. Lindsay III on Friday announced a change in policy that will require Suffolk County police officers to arrest parents for driving if their license ...

Rockville Centre Grandmother Nabbed for Kidnapping 11 Month Old Grandson

The First Squad reports the arrest of two individuals for Kidnapping that occurred on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville Centre.

Health Commissioner Issues Advisory about Foam Parties

Suffolk County Department of Health Services Commissioner James Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, today advised residents, especially parents and guardians, about foam parties/fests, gatherings where soapy foam is sprayed onto participants.

Kaminsky Calls For Investigation of Deficient Mental Health Coverage For Children

Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky authored a letter to the New York State Department of Financial Services last week to express deep concern about the lack of commercial insurance coverage for mental health services for middle class families on ...

Mangano Invites Residents To Celebrate Garvies Point Day On Saturday, August 1st

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announces the return of the popular Garvies Point Day, on Saturday, August 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve.

William Floyd Teachers Promote Summer Literacy at Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

In an effort to keep children excited about literacy during the summer break, William Floyd teachers, in collaboration with the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, are offering the “Teachers’ Story Corner” Friday mornings through August 14.

Go Fish! Suffolk PAL Offers Summer Youth Outings

Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) is pleased to inform residents that the Suffolk County Police Athletic League (PAL) is a gain offering its reasonably - priced four - hour summer fishing trips for youths.

SCPD Officers Deliver Baby Girl at Residence in Medford

Suffolk County Police officers helped deliver a baby girl in Medford this morning.

Schumer: Federal Education Dollars for LI Schools Are Protected After Major Push

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his public push, over $16 million in at-risk federal education dollars for Long Island school has been protected.

All-Stars Gather in LI to Support Catalanotto Foundation

Former pro-athletes play again to support the Frank Catalanotto Foundation's mission to aid early treatment of vascular birthmarks.

Mangano To Host Free Family-Fun Children's Day And Health, Fitness & Sports Expo At Eisenhower Park

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County Department of Health and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums will host a free, family-fun Children’s Day and Health, Fitness and Sports Expo on Sunday, ...

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $350,000 Available to Help Low-Income Families and Veterans Access Healthy Foods

Governor Cuomo announced that more than $350,000 is available to help low-income families and veterans participate in the FreshConnect Checks Program, which increases the purchasing power of food stamps used at participating farmers markets.

Child Bicyclist Seriously Injured in Motor Vehicle Crash in West Babylon

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a child bicyclist in West Babylon yesterday.
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