Tag: Shirley

Cops: Drugged Driver Crashes, Fatally Pins Woman Pumping Gas

A 62-year-old Mastic woman died tragically this weekend when she became pinned between her car and a gas pump after another car slammed into...

What Will Happen to Dowling College Campuses After Bankruptcy?

Since Dowling College has closed and filed for federal bankruptcy protection, questions swirl about what will become of its two campuses in Oakdale and Shirley—but so far, there are few clues.

Shirley Man Fatally Hit by Van

A 59-year-old Shirley man was fatally hit by a van in Smithtown early Monday morning.

5 Thanksgiving 2016 Events on Long Island

Here’s one more thing to be thankful for: the Long Islanders that organize these Thanksgiving events designed to make sure nobody forgets what the holiday is all about.

Suozzi Wins Israel’s Vacant Seat, LI’s Congressional Incumbents Re-elected

Former Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi defeated New York State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Old Westbury) in the most closely watched Congressional race on Long Island Tuesday night, winning the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington).

Smith Point Triathlon Athlete Dies

A 69-year-old athlete died while competing in the 500-meter swim portion of the Smith Point Sprint Triathlon in Shirley over the weekend.

TWA Flight 800 Remembered on 20th Anniversary

Sunday marks 20 years since TWA Flight 800 exploded over the Atlantic Ocean several miles off Long Island, killing all 230 onboard, yet the debate over the exact cause of the tragedy rages on.

AG Sues Nassau Jail Medical Provider, Citing Inmate Deaths

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.

Throne-Holst Beats Calone in East End Congressional Primary

Former Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst won the June 28 Democratic congressional primary against venture capitalist David Calone by a 319-vote margin Friday after all the paper ballots were counted, officials said. Throne-Holst will go on to challenge freshman U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) in the November elections. That race is for New York’s First Congressional District, which includes the five East End towns and the Town of Brookhaven. Throne-Holst had a 29-vote lead that was too close to call on primary night.

After Reversing Closure Plans, Dowling College to Lose Accreditation

Oakdale-based Dowling College, which announced and then cancelled its closure earlier this month amid negotiations with an investor, is slated to lose its accreditation on Aug. 31, according to its oversight agency. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education voted last week to withdraw accreditation for the struggling private, nonprofit liberal arts college following a two-year review, the Philadelphia-based agency said in a statement Tuesday. Students, professors and alumni were shocked by the latest development. The next move for the college, which has been in talks with British college investment company Global University Systems (GUS), is unclear.
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