Tag: Long Island

Affordable Housing & NIMBYism: The Encouraging Decline Of A Bad Attitude

The problem is that Long Island is cutting itself out of the job market, because our housing is so expensive. Neighboring suburbs in Westchester, southern Connecticut and northern New Jersey are attracting the businesses and jobs that should be coming here and should be providing employment for our children and growing our tax base.

Long Island Vet’s Life of Devotion, Love & Sacrifice Ends With...

Peter Kaisen, the 76-year-old veteran whose lifeless body was discovered in the parking lot of Northport VA Hospital on Sunday after a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was a loving grandfather and devoted husband who often sought treatment at the facility, says his longtime friend Tom Farley, 69, of Islip, who shared the snapshots of the beloved grandfather's life included in this story with the Press on behalf of his family in the hopes these treasured tidbits might help others.

More Snow Than Usual This Winter on Long Island, Almanacs Predict

Enjoy what’s left of beach season, because Long Island is forecast to see more snow than usual this winter, according to recently released long-term predictions by the nation’s two oldest farmers’ almanacs. The New Hampshire-based Farmers' Almanac, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary in print, wrote that the Northeast will be “ice cold and snow filled.” And its 225-year-old competitor, the Maine-based Old Farmer’s Almanac, wrote that southeastern New York will be snowy, but with mild temperatures.

Veteran Who Died at Northport VA Was Loving Family Man, Relative...

Peter Kaisen, a 76-year-old U.S. Navy veteran, retired police officer, beloved husband and grandfather, was a regular patient at the Northport VAMC and may have been suffering from depression, his son-in-law said. “He was a family man. Loved NASCAR, loved animals, [loved] his three daughters and seven grandchildren.”

Report: Denied Service, Veteran Commits Suicide at Northport VA Hospital

According to the report, the veteran "had been frustrated that he was unable to see an emergency room physician for reasons related to his mental health.”

Leonardo DiCaprio & Nina Agdal In Hamptons Fender-Bender

By Sylvia Durres If you were stuck in traffic en route to the Hamptons this weekend and thought you spotted Hollywood hunk Leonardo DiCaprio chillin’...

Sue Bird Brings Home Lone Gold for Long Island’s Cast of...

US Women soccer stars Allie Long and Crystal Dunn had larger than life expectations to come back stateside with gold medals, but the team failed to secure a medal. Other athletes were humbled just to be part of the Olympic experience.

Long Island Advocates Launch Voter Registration Drive

Eight community groups are joining forces in an effort to register thousands of working-class voters of color on Long Island to encourage more to cast their votes on Election Day, organizers said. Those behind the initiative have nine weeks to enlist as many potential voters as possible before Wednesday, Oct. 19, the New York State voter registration deadline, to be eligible to vote in the 2016 general election.

Long Island Haunted Bus Tour Debuts

The first-ever Long Island “haunted bus tour” launched successfully last weekend from the Clarion Hotel on Veterans Memorial Highway in Ronkonkoma. The six-hour tour, which included visits to a handful of allegedly haunted sites, was one of many featured events of Haunt-Faire 2016: A Convention for All Things Haunted, which ran Aug. 5-7.

Islandia Village OKs Controversial Mini-Casino at Marriott Hotel

Village of Islandia officials authorized the opening of a mini-casino at the Marriott Hotel over the objections of gambling opponents who packed village hall for the brief special meeting on Friday morning. Critics say the mini-casino will bring crime to the community but the village touted its economic benefits. The approval would make it the first gambling parlor of its kind in Nassau or Suffolk counties.
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