Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Remains Found, Gilgo Arrest, and More

Unidentified human skeletal remains were found in West Islip (Long Island Press photo)
Unidentified human skeletal remains were found in West Islip (Long Island Press photo)

Unidentified Human Skeletal Remains Found Off Parkway Ramp

A passerby discovered unidentified human skeletal remains on the side of a parkway exit ramp embankment in West Islip early Thursday morning, triggering an investigation, New York State police said.

First Recreational Marijuana Shop on Long Island Debuts July 8

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Cannabis in open small plastic bag on a white background. Medical marijuana scattered on the table.

The first New York State-licensed legal recreational marijuana dispensary on Long Island opened for business in Farmingdale on July 8 as the industry’s slow rollout inches forward, officials said.

Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Case Suspect Arrested, Reports Say

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Ten sets of human remains were found in the Gilgo Beach serial killer investigation (Long Island Press photo)

A suspect has reportedly been taken into custody in the Gilgo Beach serial killer case, which has been Long Island’s most notable investigation since police found multiple victims’ remains over a decade ago.

Neighbors Stunned by Rex Heuermann Arrest in Gilgo Beach Case

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Police outside the home of Rex Heuermann on Friday, July 14, 2023. (Long Island Press photo/Suffolk County Sheriff’s office)

Massapequa Park residents were shocked to learn that one of their neighbors has been accused of being one of the most notorious serial murderers in the nation: the Gilgo Beach serial killer

Long Beach: A Summer Travel Hot Spot

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Long Beach boardwalk (Getty Images)

Long Beach is a singular community in Nassau County, and really on all of Long Island. It maintains the feel of a summer resort town with its iconic boardwalk, expansive sandy shores, and ample access to Atlantic waters—yet it’s only a bit more than 20 miles from Manhattan.