Tag: Rockville Centre

Long Island Gets a ‘C’ in First-Ever Local Government Open Records...

It’s easier to acquire documents listing Nassau and Suffolk county authorities’ secret investigative files than obtain records detailing taxpayer-funded workers’ salaries in the villages of Island Park, Manorhaven or Port Jefferson. Those were among the many findings of an unprecedented audit of 196 Long Island municipalities and agencies’ responsiveness to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the four-decade-old process that the public, media and others use to obtain government documents.

Rockville Centre Police Officer Charged With Beating Suspect

A Rockville Centre village police officer was indicted for allegedly beating a suspect with a stun gun while investigating an assault and covering it up last year, Nassau County prosecutors said.

‘Big Fish Blues’ Documents Long Island Blues Scene On Silver Screen

Move over, South Side of Chicago, the Long Island blues scene gets its due in 'Big Fish Blues,' a lively documentary about our own homegrown legends whose lives take this music to another place.

How California Cops & Idaho Crisis Center Helped Save Suicidal Woman...

The surreal rescue began with a phone call from an Idaho crisis center on Wednesday morning to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in California, saying they had spoken to a woman on the phone and via Facebook who revealed she wanted to end her life.

Long Island ‘Sip And Paint’ & ‘Paint Night’ Venue Guide

Perfect for a fantastic time out on the town with friends and family, regardless of the season, "Sip and Paints" and "Paint Nights" are taking place at restaurants, bars and art galleries all across Nassau and Suffolk counties. Here’s a list of Long Island ‘Sip and Paint’ and ‘Paint Night’ Venues:

Long Island Literary Festival Features Dave Barry, Gail Sheehy & Pros...

A stellar roster of literary luminaries plan to take the stage at Molloy College for the third annual Long Island LitFest on March 26!

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto Resigning After Corruption Arrest

Ten-term Republican Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, citing his arrest on federal corruption charges last month, announced Tuesday plans to resign the office he was first elected to 20 years ago.

How Websleuths & Filmmakers Sparked A Revelation In Gilgo Murders Case

When the biggest story in years broke this month in the unsolved Long Island Serial Killer case, few noticed that an online community of crime buffs and two filmmakers sparked the revelation.

10 Most-Read Long Island Press Local News Stories of 2016

As usual, the annual review of the Press’ most-clicked stories of the year looks nothing like the editors’ choices for top stories of the previous 12 months. Instead of big political and business news stories that affect many Long Islanders’ lives, readers instead flocked to articles about creepy clowns, serial killers and video games.

Top 10 Long Island News Stories of 2016

Whether it was the presidential election results or death of beloved icons such as Prince, David Bowie, Muhammed Ali or Leonard Cohen, few are sad to bid farewell to 2016.