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If you're from out of town, or simply looking to learn more about the local attractions on Long Island, then you'll never want to miss out on any of our Travel & Local Attractions articles. Filled with guides and pointers for traveling on Long Island, this section has everything you'll want to know about where to go on Long Island.

Petting Zoo Fun and What You Need to Know about Staying Clean & Healthy

Before heading to the farms and petting zoos this fall, keep in mind how to stay clean and healthy, especially if you or the kids will be having fun with the farm animals.

Pumpkin Picking Destinations on Long Island This Fall

Fall is here! Celebrate the change of seasons with a trip to a local pumpkin patch to select the perfect pumpkin!

FAA Gives OK to Filmmakers to Use Flying Drones, First Exemption of Its Kind

Flying drones will be in the sky not just for security and safety, but for film-making too. The FAA gave six aerial cinematography companies the OK.

Public Gets Access to Ellis Island Hospital Complex after More Than 60 Years since Its Last Admittance

It's been more than 60 years, but now the public can get an inside look at Ellis Island Hospital where arriving immigrants were cared for when they got sick or when they were left to their dying ...

Governors Cuomo and Christie Sign Bi-State Memorandum of Understanding to Increase Security for New York and New Jersey

Shared Infrastructure of Both States Requires Coordinated Security, Communications and Intelligence-Gathering to Protect Public Safety, Assets and Commerce.

2014 Halloween Guide: Haunted Houses, Trick-or-Treating & Tons of Scary-Good Fun!

From evenings filled with terrifying thrills and chills to afternoons filled with family fun, there’s tons of Halloween Entertainment to enjoy this season!

EEA Announces Selected Artists for Downtown Riverhead Fire Hydrant Design Project

Announcing Selected Artists - ALL FIRED UP ON MAIN! Fire Hydrant Design Project in Downtown Riverhead. New Fire Hydrant Artwork will Debut on October 12 at Riverhead Country Fair!

Corn Mazes Across Long Island to Get Lost In this Fall

Fall is officially here! Spend some time enjoying the Fall atmosphere while solving one of Long Island's renowned corn mazes!

September 27th is Free Museum Day!

Celebrate Museum Day Live! by visiting a local museum...absolutely free!

Local Steals & Deals: Sweet Treats to Kick Off Fall and 2 Weekends of Free Museum Admission

Fall has arrived and there's plenty of sweet treat savings to enjoy as well as opportunities to visit museums without having to empty the wallet.

Camping Underneath the Fall Foliage: Campsites that are Open Through Autumn

Campsites are still open, so take advantage of the slower season to spend a relaxing weekend camping on Long Island!

Where to Find Furry Friends to Pet This Fall

Have some fun down on the farm this Fall petting cute animals!

The Best in Free Fall Events: Apples, Music, and Fishing Festivals

Free events can be found all over the island, ranging from music festivals to fishing events for the whole family!

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for Festivities near the Harbor, Comedy & Other Events

Before we say good-bye to summer, get out there and enjoy all the fun festivities taking place near the harbor. Also head out to all the other great nightlife events throughout Long Island.

Bellone to Propose $5 Million in ‘Jumpstart’ Program for Infrastructure Projects

The proposal comes as part of a larger economic development program.

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Improvement Project Moving Ahead

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge’s $50 million toll plaza improvement project has moved into the next stage of construction.

Hot Spots: Weekend Watch for LI Comedy, Family-Friendly Festivals & Other Events

This weekend on Long Island is packed with fun for the whole family! From festivals, comedy shows to music performances, there's plenty to do.

DA Rice Proposes Comprehensive Plan to Combat Epidemic of Driving While Texting

Calls upon tech, insurance, judicial & law enforcement partners to help end deadly, costly practice.

MTA Wants to Help Fans Kick Off Football Season

Get to MetLife Stadium with Special Direct Service and One-Ticket Rides

Frugal and Fun Fall Date Ideas

With Fall right around the corner, consider some of these frugal and fun ideas for your next date!
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