Suffolk Shouldn’t Have to Chop Down Trees to Let Solar Panels Spring Up

Long Island's energy landscape is ripe for alternatives--but clearing woods away to make room for solar panel arrays is not the best way to go green.

LIRR Hosting 6 Hearings on 3rd Track Proposal This Week

The Long Island Rail Road is hosting six public hearings this week to receive local feedback on the proposal to build a third set of train tracks between Floral Park and Hicksville. The estimated $1-billion plan to lay nearly 10 miles of new rails would ease congestion on the busy Main Line during the rush hour commute, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Some residents who live near the tracks have expressed concerns—although New York State officials dropped previous controversial plans to condemn homes near the tracks.
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Here’s Who Will Be Flying at this Year’s Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

For the first time the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will feature a trio of jet teams, including the acclaimed U.S. Navy Blue Angels, which will be making its seventh such appearance at the popular summer kick-off event. The lineup for this year’s air show, which will run from May 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., also boasts rookie flight squad, the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, as well as legendary aerobatic performer, Sean D. Tucker and his custom-built Oracle Challenger II.

9 Celebrities With An Unmistakable Long Island Accent

They tawk just like us! People know we’re from Long Island as soon as we open our (big) mouths. Without the edginess of Brooklynese, the Long Island accent is as distinctive as it is irritating. I say it’s time we own it. No, we don’t all sound like Amy Fisher. But some of us do. And some of us sound much, much worse. Whatevah.
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Horoscopes By PsychicDeb for May 2016

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Suffolk Shouldn’t Have to Chop Down Trees to Let Solar Panels...

Long Island's energy landscape is ripe for alternatives--but clearing woods away to make room for solar panel arrays is not the best way to go green.

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Feds: Suffolk DA Spota Quashed Investigations Into Conservative Party Chair Ed...

Federal prosecutors allege in court papers that Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota quashed investigations into embattled ex-county correction officer and Suffolk County Conservative Party Chair Edward Walsh, who was indicted last year on charges of defrauding taxpayers of more than $80,000 in no-show work.

An Inside Look At How Skelos Trial Exposed Slimy Side Of...

Context was often lost between the pace of coverage and testimony jumping around between dates, blurring significant moments in the timeline of the conspiracy. Seen in full, it offers a revealing look at the raw power that money has in The Empire State's politics, and the abuse of this state's most trusted offices to capitalize on this power toward a lawmaker's personal objectives.

Appeals Court Affirms Ex-Nassau Police Commander’s Conviction

William Flanagan's attorneys plan to ask the state Court of Appeals to hear the case next.

Long Island Drone Sightings Rise as Regulations Debate Takes Off

At least 20 drone incidents were reported to authorities on Long Island amid debate over how to regulate the new technology.

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As Altice’s Cablevision Purchase Heads To Finish Line, Newsday’s Future Uncertain

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