Tag: Long Island
Sweltering mid-90s temperatures are in this weekend's forecast as a heat wave surges toward the region, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service in Upton is predicting a blazing hot start to the weekend on Saturday with a high near 95. Luckily, the mercury should fall about 20 degrees during the evening, providing Long Islanders with a brief respite.
The reality TV star formally received the presidential nomination when the Republican National Committee, through some creative maneuvering, allowed New York State to pledge its delegates out of order. Donald Trump will formally accept the nomination during a speech on Thursday. Trump's nod fueled supporter celebrations and concerns among some religious and immigration groups.
Our young people continue to leave the region in droves, seeking cheaper places to live elsewhere. They are increasingly joined by their parents’ generation. The diaspora has begun to affect local businesses, which can’t find the workers they need to expand. That’s the makings of a very bad cycle.
Hofstra University will host the first presidential debate between presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton at its Hempstead, NY campus in September. The school has hosted two presidential debates in the past, in 2008 and 2012.
The nominations period for the annual 2017 Bethpage Best Of Long Island Awards competition is now open! Nominate your favorite Long Island-based businesses, personalities, and places now through Aug. 31!
"We have made this very painful decision in order to minimize the disruption to Dowling students," Michael Puorro, chairman of Dowling's board of trustees, said in an email to students Tuesday. "We want to allow students and their families to make the best possible transition to other institutions."
Five inmates died since 2011 at Nassau County jail as a result of inadequate medical care, the New York State Commission on Correction alleged in documents obtained by the Press. The accusations sparked New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to file a lawsuit against the jail’s medical provider, Florida-based Armor Correctional Health Medical Services, seeking fines, an independent monitor over health care at the jail and barring the company from bidding on contracts in the state. This case was announced Tuesday—a week after the fifth death at the jail this year and the 12th since 2011, officials said.
Sea monsters have haunted the depths of our vast oceans and collective imaginations since the dawn of time, whether giant serpents, leviathans, squids, or prehistoric dinosaurs that somehow escaped the cataclysms of the ancient world.