Thousands of police officers from across the country lined the streets of Hampton Bays on Wednesday to salute fallen New York City police Det. Brian Simonsen at his funeral, where he was remembered for his dedication.
A grand jury indicted a Calverton man on upgraded charges after he allegedly set his homeless girlfriend on fire while she slept two weeks ago, Suffolk County prosecutors said.
Long Islanders may not give tourism here much thought—unless they want someone to blame for summer traffic on the South Fork—but it plays a vital part in our regional economy. People in the hospitality industry fervently want it to have a bigger role here year-round. Creating a great destination miles from the Manhattan skyline in a place not universally known for having great hotels, luxury resorts or secluded getaways is a daunting proposition, but dozens have unarguably succeeded on the Island despite the challenges. Their stories reveal a lot about the possibilities and the pitfalls of hosting travelers here.
Riverhead Town Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three suspects wanted for joining a group of eight BMX bicyclists that broke into Splish Splash Waterpark in Calverton last month.
Four men were arrested for breaking into Splish Splash Waterpark in Calverton, where they made a viral video of them riding BMX bicycles on the slides while the park was closed on Thanksgiving, Riverhead Town Police said.
Republican Elaine Phillips beat Democrat Adam Haber to win an open New York State Senate seat but a sitting Republican Long Island state senator may be unseated, potentially tipping the balance of power in that chamber back to a Democratic majority.