Something to Wine About: 2019 Channing Daughters Rosso Fresco 

It’s cold outside. And for many Long Islanders, one of the best things about the times of cold weather is Long Island’s lovely red wines, like the 2019 Channing Daughters Rosso Fresco. 

Fogo De Chão Serves Up Tasty Brazilian Cocktail, the Passion Fruit Caipirinha

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Fogo De Chão gives a nod to the country its founders, Arri and Jair Coser, grew up in with its passion fruit caipirinha, a Brazilian cocktail.

Cats and Dogs Available for Adoption at Long Island Animal Shelters

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Check out these lovely cats and dogs waiting to be adopted from Long Island animal shelters.

Covid Positivity Rate in NY Drops Below 10%, Hochul Says

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New York continues to see a decrease in Covid-19 cases as the state gradually recovers from the winter holiday surge of Omicron, with the positivity rate dipping below 10% for the first time in a month, Gov. Kathy Hochul said at a visit to Brookhaven National Laboratories on Friday.

Boyfriend Was Solely Responsible for Petito’s Death, FBI Says

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The FBI has determined that Brian Laundrie was solely responsible for killing his fiance, 22-year-old Blue Point native Gabby Petito, in Wyoming this summer and considers the case closed, authorities said Friday.

Pollution is “Personal,” Hochul Says in Offshore Wind Farm Push

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Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to increase funding for environmental projects such as Long Island’s fledging offshore wind farm industry was inspired by witnessing toxic pollutants contaminate her native Buffalo as a child.

Hochul Responds to 2 Long Island School Districts Defying Mask Mandate

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Gov. Kathy Hochul responded on Friday to reports of two Long Island school districts going against the statewide Covid-19 mask mandate in schools.

New York Islanders Legend Clark Gillies Dies

National Hockey League Hall of Famer and former New York Islander Clark Gillies, who was part of the team’s dynasty that led the Isles to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships from 1980 through 1983, has died. He was 67.

Bay Shore Was ‘Hollywood East’ in Early Years of American Film Industry

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In the early 1900s, Long Island went beyond showing shorts and feature-length movies: It took the action to the next level when it became location central for film production, not suspecting that after a few short years Hollywood would become the world capital of the commercial movie industry.

Is Covid Retreating in the U.S.? Data Paints Encouraging Scenario

New coronavirus cases are falling in parts of the United States hardest hit by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, according to a Reuters analysis of public health data, offering an early indication the virus might once again be on retreat.

80% of Metro NYers Say Gov’t Failing in Covid Testing, Poll Reveals

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Eighty percent of New Yorkers living in the metro area say the government should be doing more to make Covid testing widely available and has failed in the effort thus far, results from a new poll reveal.

U.S. to Distribute 400M Free N95 Masks at CVS, Walgreens in Covid Fight

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The U.S. government will make 400 million non-surgical "N95" masks from its strategic national stockpile available for free to the public starting next week, a White House official said, as the Biden administration tries to curb the Covid-19 pandemic.