Tag: Long Island
Hermine will still be far south of the Island by Monday but the storm’s bands will start battering the shore in the afternoon. Even so, forecasters at the National Weather Service in Upton said Long Islanders will begin to feel the effects of the storm mid-day Sunday in the form of storm surges up to four feet along the coast.
There are currently more than 90 combined vineyards and wineries on Long Island. The North Fork has especially swelled with grape-growing farms, alone boasting more than two-dozen wineries. Aside from producing nationally recognized wines, these Long Island wineries have become prime destinations for visitors attracted to relaxing weekends at rustic, vaulted-ceiling tasting rooms or vibrant outdoor spaces with views of seemingly endless fields of grape vines.
The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold a field hearing at the Northport VA Medical Center next month as part of an ongoing probe into the troubled facility, to include maintenance issues, management concerns, and the closure of five operating rooms due to ventilation issues. The committee hearing will also include a recent suicide of a patient on its grounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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’...
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.