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Jones Beach, a spit of sand with 6.5 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, had no barrier island to protect it against Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. It was the barrier island, and so it took the brunt of the tempest that terrible day, leaving the famed state park in ruins. more
We had never seen a tempest the likes of Hurricane Sandy before, one so mammoth, so fierce, that it wiped out whole shoreline communities while leaving much of the rest of the Northeast in tatters, and in the dark. Sandy, which struck on Oct. 29, 2012, was nature in its most raw and unforgiving form. It was the nightmare before Halloween. more
North Shore-LIJ Health System officials said on Oct. 23 that they intend to develop a multi-million dollar biological containment unit at one of its 16 hospitals, designed to c more
Yves Laurore, a 60-year-old Freeporter and president of YLR Home Improvement, was forewarned by family and friends before becoming a foster parent. Their collective advice was the same: “Kids in the foster care system can’t be trusted. Sooner or later they’ll turn against you.” Laurore, however, was determined to open his home to Long Island children in the foster care system. more
Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County district attorney, and Bruce Blakeman, a former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature, are locked in a spirited fight for the 4th Congressional District seat now held by U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a Democrat from Mineola. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide Ebola plan on Oct. 16 that called for the coordination of health care, Port Authority and Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers to combat a potential spread of the Ebola virus should it cross New York’s borders. He also designated eight hospitals, including Long Island’s North Shore-LIJ, in Nassau County, and Stony Brook University Hospital, in Suffolk, to act as regional centers for treating patients with Ebola. more
The Babylon Branch is the most delayed and least productive Long Island Rail Road line for commuters, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC). The advocacy group, which wants to reduce car dependency in the greater New York area, based its analysis on Metropolitan Transit Authority data and 2010 census information. more
Second of two parts. In the predawn darkness on a lonesome January day this year, Long Island Coalition for the Homeless volunteers were out amid a cold snap so harsh that it numbed hands and froze eyelashes, scouring the streets for the homeless. Greta Guarton was among them. more
New York State Senate candidate Michael Venditto, a Republican from Massapequa, is running for the 8th Senate District seat vacated by Charles Fuschillo Jr., a Merrick Republican, in January. Venditto’s one-time opponent, David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, recently dropped out of the race amid civil fraud charges leveled at him by his former law firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. The Herald asked Venditto to speak about the issues. more
An eclectic audience of music lovers filled Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre last weekend as the South Shore Symphony welcomed rock legend and composer Keith Emerson as guest … more
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