Tag: Nassau County

The investigation is still ongoing.

After providing significant analysis of our region’s various maladies for more than a decade, the Rauch Foundation is actively looking to find a new organization to permanently take over publication of the Long Island Index. Without this great source of independent research, Long Islanders could lose valuable insight into the problems our region faces.

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The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties on Sunday, the first day of spring, warning of—you guessed it—snow. You can thank Winter Storm Regis, which has been dumping snow across the Midwest on its trek east, morphing into a good, old-fashioned weekend nor’easter—just in time for the Monday morning commute.

Why is the Suffolk County IDA hiring an outside, New York City-centric organization to conduct planning work that could easily be done through the county’s myriad in-house professional departments including Planning and Economic Development, the Department of Public Works, and the Department of Health Services?

An investigation into an alleged sexting scandal by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, which threatened to upend his political career, found no evidence that he sent explicit messages to women, a top-ranking Nassau police official said Thursday. Det. Sgt. Patrick Ryder, commanding officer of Asset Forfeiture and Intelligence unit, told reporters Mangano and Karin Caro, founder of the public relations firm Blue Chip Marketing, who was the person identified as allegedly being on the receiving end of Mangano’s provocative messages, did not sext each other.

Across the Island some municipalities are clearly ahead of the pack. These communities possess the good fortune to have visionary leaders, courageous council members and the right combination of assets, infrastructure and drive to make a difference in people’s lives. When you look for local role models, a few stellar examples quickly come to mind: Jack Schnirman, Long Beach city manager; Paul Pontieri, mayor of Patchogue; Francis X. Murray, mayor of Rockville Centre; and state Sen. Jack Martins, the former mayor of Mineola.

Beyond the obvious issues that everyone complains about–taxes, traffic, cost of living, the way we tawk–there are some seriously twisted things about this place we call home. Here are a few we take for granted that boggle the minds of interlopers who happen upon our fair Island. Did somebody say "Cheese Fries"!?

"Blowing and drifting of snow with near blizzard conditions are expected due to strong winds. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency."

“Zika virus will likely continue to spread to new areas,” the CDC warned.