Tag: Long Island

Mobility Mats Can Transform Long Island’s Shores

Some Long Island communities are already transforming the landscape of their shores with mobility mats. More should follow suit.

2016 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Could Break Records, Officials...

The two-day event will for the first time in the show’s 13-year history feature three jet teams, most notably the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Rounding out the all-star jet trio are Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and France’s Breitling Jet Team. New York State park officials said the weekend’s generous forecast, combined with a star-studded cast of pilots, could portend record-breaking attendance of 400,000-plus guests.

Long Island Press 2016 High School Journalism Awards Results & Photos

The 2016 Long Island Press High School Journalism Awards Program was unprecedented in its scope and quality of submissions.

LIRR’s Third Track Needs Full Support Now—No More Local Stops Down...

The third track would run along a 9.8-mile stretch between Floral Park and Hicksville that serves 107,000 riders on an average weekday. During peak times, the LIRR is forced to run trains in only one direction, which becomes a huge bottleneck whenever equipment breaks down or some other unforeseen delay arises. This main line expansion is intended to relieve that decades-old bottleneck. But almost as soon as the governor announced it, community opposition—especially within Floral Park—was galvanized.

Obama’s Transgender Student Directive a ‘Huge Victory’

The Obama administration on Friday issued a directive to all public schools in the nation proclaiming that transgender students must be allowed to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity. On Long Island, the White House’s directive, which also includes school locker rooms, was dubbed a “huge victory” by one of the leading gay and transgender rights groups in the region.

Is Bellone’s Bid for a Drinking Water Tax Proposal a Ploy...

No one doubts that Long Island's aquifers need protection but a plan to promote sewers in Suffolk County should not become an excuse for run-away development.

Exclusive: Bank CEO Gets Community Service in Forcible Touching Case

A Long Island bank CEO, hotelier and attorney charged with forcibly touching a woman at Stony Brook University last year has reached a deal with prosecutors that avoids jail time, records show. Suffolk County Judge Karen Kerr ordered John C. Tsunis—chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Gold Coast Bank, chairman and CEO of Long Island Hotels and special counsel at the Islandia-based law firm Tsunis Gasparis Lustig Ring & Kenney, LLP—to serve 70 hours of community service.

9 Celebrities With An Unmistakable Long Island Accent

They tawk just like us! People know we’re from Long Island as soon as we open our (big) mouths. Without the edginess of Brooklynese, the Long Island accent is as distinctive as it is irritating. I say it’s time we own it. No, we don’t all sound like Amy Fisher. But some of us do. And some of us sound much, much worse. Whatevah.

Single-Engine Plane Crashes In Syosset, 3 Dead

The investigation is still ongoing.

Progressives Should Be Pleased By What Bernie Sanders Has Done So...

Sanders' campaign has already moved the Democratic Party, and its presumptive nominee, to the left. Clearly, one cannot expect Clinton to stay there without sustained pressure from this newly mobilized left—given her history and the Obama administration's neo-liberal policies—but the groundwork and mobilization to do that is now possible.