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Long Island Has a Scary Oversaturation of Haunted Houses, How Chamber of Horrors NY Stands Out among the Rest

Long Islanders have a lot to choose from this October when it comes to picking the best fright in town, there are close to twenty haunted attractions listed on lihauntedhouses.com; Halloween is growing as a holiday and ...

Celebrate Halloween in August at Haunt Faire

Halloween is the 2nd biggest holiday in America, with Christmas coming first; its spooky adversary is gaining up and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that there are people who are ready to get scary early.

County Issues Advisory against Bathing at 25 North Shore Beaches Due to Heavy Rainfall

Due to the heavy rainfall that occurred overnight, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services has issued an advisory against bathing at 25 beaches. The advisory is based on the potential for the presence of bacteria at ...

Blydenburgh County Park Advised to Suspend Nighttime Activities as Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Suffolk County Commissioner of Parks Greg Dawson has been notified and advised to suspend activities at the park during the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m.

August is Tree Check Month. A Hug is Fine, But It’s the Look that Can Help Save the Nation’s Hardwoods

A stroll in the park. The backyard barbeque. Hiking in the woods. Dusting off the tree swing. Summer outdoor activities offer a prime opportunity to help protect the nation’s hardwoods from a potentially landscape-altering pest, the Asian ...

2nd Central Pine Barrens Commission Hearing on Kent Animal Shelter Rebuilding Plan Scheduled For Aug. 19

The Central Pine Barrens Commission will hold a second public hearing on the Kent Animal Shelter’s site plan application during its monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 19 at 3PM at Brookhaven Town Hall.

William Floyd NJROTC Earns Distinguished Unit Honors

For the first time in its 34-year history, the William Floyd Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) has been designated a “Distinguished Unit” for the NJROTC Area 4.

Pesticide Application Scheduled for August 1

If weather permits, the Suffolk County Department of Public Works will treat sections of the following communities as part of its ongoing effort to control adult mosquitoes.

Mangano Announces Emergency Shelter For First Responder Families At Island Trees High School

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined today by Legislator Dennis Dunne and the Superintendent of Island Trees School District Dr. Charles Murphy in announcing plans to create an emergency shelter for families of first responders ...

Mangano Announces 5K Run & Dog Walk To Benefit Veterans With Disabilities

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, County Legislators Dennis Dunne, and Wells Jones, CEO of America’s VetDogs, today announced a 5K Run and Dog Walk to benefit veterans with disabilities.

MTA LIRR Releases Draft Environmental Assessment of Mid-Suffolk Yard-Ronkonkoma Yard Expansion Project

MTA Long Island Rail Road today made public a study that assesses the potential environmental impact of its proposed Mid-Suffolk Yard / Ronkonkoma Yard Expansion Project, which would enlarge the LIRR’s existing Ronkonkoma electric train yard just ...

Governor Cuomo Announces $56 Million in Improvements Along Route 347 on Long Island

Governor Cuomo announced completion of two projects worth $56.1 million to help transform State Route 347 on Long Island from a high-volume corridor into a safe, multi-modal, environmentally sustainable boulevard for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users.

DEC Announces Sporting License System Improvements

Improvements to the state Department of Environmental Conservation's sporting license-issuance and game harvest reporting system are in place in time for this year's hunting season, DEC Acting Commissioner Marc Gerstman announced today.

Movies Under the Stars at Smith Haven Mall

Smith Haven Mall will transform its Lifestyle Village into an outdoor cinema as it hosts Movies Under the Stars, a weekly event featuring family-friendly films on a big screen.

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductees Chuck D & Eric B. Make Guest Appearances on WUSB's The Sounds of Film

On Thursday, July 30 at 8 P.M., two of hip hop's biggest stars, Chuck D. and Eric B., will be making guest appearances on the Sounds of Film Radio Show, which airs on Stony Brook's WUSB.

Mangano Announces New Transit-Oriented Housing Opportunities In Farmingdale

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency today announced the approval of an economic development compact for a proposed $8 million apartment project in downtown Farmingdale.

CDC: Severe Weather Can Threaten Summer Fun, Safety and Health

Extreme weather in the summer can include soaring temperatures, thunderstorms, and dry conditions. Extreme weather poses serious health risks, causing illnesses, injuries and sometimes death.

Federal Grant to Improve Boat Access to Town Docks in North Hempstead

Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) announced a $4,142,815.50 federal grant for the Town of North Hempstead to repair damage caused more than two years ago by Superstorm Sandy.

Westbury Seafood Marketer Sentenced For Trafficking and Selling Shellfish Without a License

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that a Westbury fish wholesaler that serviced popular Long Island restaurants – and the company’s owner – will be fined ...

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).
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