Top 5 News Stories in Long Island Press This Week: 2 Teens Die in Crash, Marathon’s 50th Year, And More

Amandeep Singh, 34, of Roslyn, was arraigned Thursday for the drunk driving collision that killed two teenagers.
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Hundreds Cram Courthouse After 2 Roslyn 14-year-olds Killed in Jericho Collision

Hundreds of Roslyn residents, friends, and family members of two 14-year-old Roslyn Middle School students killed when a wrong-way driver hit their vehicle crammed the hearing room and hallways of the district court in Hempstead Thursday when the driver was arraigned.

Work zone speed cameras are being deployed on Long Island.
Work zone speed cameras are being deployed on Long Island. Getty Images

Speed Cameras Debut at Long Island Road Work Zones

Speed cameras debuted Monday on parts of the Long Island Expressway and other roads where construction is underway amid a pilot program timed for National Work Zone Awareness Week, New York State officials said.

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Glass jar full of recreational marijuana for sale at a market (Getty Images).

NY Adds Another 23 Pot Shops to Long Island, Where None Have Opened Yet

Nearly two dozen more recreational marijuana dispensaries have been approved for Long Island, increasing the total number of such businesses from 40 to 63 — but none have opened since the first licenses were issued in November.

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Paul Fetscher, lifelong marathon runner and founder of the Long Island Marathon

Long Island Marathon Founder Reflects on 50th Anniversary of Race

Although he’s not participating in the race due to a knee injury, Paul Fetscher could never miss attending the 50th anniversary of the Long Island Marathon – a race he started in 1973 with friends from the New York Road Runners Club.


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A partial views of the New York state Capitol building, left, is shown next to the state Appellate court building in foreground, right, Monday, April 4, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Rise in Minimum Wage Comes for New Yorkers, But Some Chafe at Compromise — via Associated Press

A deal to raise minimum wages in New York would keep the state near the top of the list of places with the highest base pay for low-paid workers, but the raise amount is disappointing some labor activists who had hoped for a bigger bump.