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  • Students donate more than 1,600 pairs of pajamas to local hospital

    LONG ISLAND — Teenagers thinking about hospital gowns realized they didn’t all fit patients right, especially children. So they collected and donated more than 1,600 pairs of pajamas to a local hospital. Students had a pajama day at nine schools in the Half Hollow Hills School District in Dix Hills on March 28. They wore pajamas to school and were encouraged to bring new pairs for donation to the NYU Winthrop Hospital. Students who spearheaded the collection delivered the clothing to […]

  • Judge found with ‘soiled female’ underwear after allegedly burglarizing neighbor’s home

    EAST ISLIP, N.Y. — A Suffolk County District Court judge has been arrested for burglarizing his neighbor’s East Islip home and allegedly stealing her underwear, police say. Robert Cicale, 49, entered a home on Donna Place at approximately 9 a.m. Thursday went upstairs into the victim’s bedroom and after realizing there was a resident inside the home, he fled. The 23-year-old resident called police after she saw a man inside their home, said police. Authorities found him a short time later […]

  • Girl Scouts of Nassau County send cookies to the troops

    NEW YORK — Girl Scouts of Nassau County and representatives of DHL came together Thursday to ship over 75,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies® to U.S. Military around the world as part of the 13th Annual Operation Cookie send off. The event is intended to give a sweet taste of home to members of the United States Military who are serving overseas. Over the past 13 years, the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, with the help from DHL, have shipped […]

  • Bat-wielding man fatally shot by Long Island police after beating 2

    GREAT NECK, NY — A man swung a baseball bat into two people’s heads before he was fatally shot by police in Great Neck on Monday morning, officials said. It started as a road rage incident around 10:30 a.m., police said. The attacker was stopped at a stop sign when drivers behind him honked at him to move. He got out of his Volkswagon, baseball bat in hand, and smashed the window of one of the vans behind him. The driver […]

  • Suffolk County community honors patrol officer who retires after 38 years of service

    SAYVILLE, L.I. — After dedicating 25 years as a foot patrol officer, a man is being honored by his Long Island community as he retires this week. The Sayville community gathered Wednesday in Sayville Plaza to say goodbye to Police Officer Joel Reines after years of service. Reines, who has been a member of the Suffolk County Police Department for 38 years, spent a quarter of a century on foot patrol in Sayville, handling quality of life issues and making […]

  • ‘Heart healthy’ vending machines unveiled in Long Island town

    HEMPSTEAD, Long Island — Goodbye, junk food. Hempstead on Wednesday unveiled “heart healthy” vending machines at Hempstead Town’s Camp Anchor in Point Lookout, which serves 1,200 children and adults with special needs. It’s part of a partner with the American Heart Association. Snack vending machines will include snacks with less than 200 calories, 7 grams of saturated fat, 200 mg of sodium, 10 grams of sugar and contain at least 2 grams of fiber.

  • Driver arrested for Long Island hit-and-run that killed college student

    LEVITTOWN, Long Island — Nassau County police have made an arrest in the Levittown hit-and-run that killed an 18-year-old girl in November, police announced Sunday. Daniel Coppolo of Deer Park, 31, has been arrested in connection to the death of Taranjit Parmar. The two got into a minor fender bender on the Hempstead Turnpike on Nov. 11 just before 5 p.m.  When Parmar exited her vehicle to exchange information with Coppolo, he allegedly struck her with his red pickup truck, dragging her […]

  • Children at LI hospital treated to Thanksgiving feast

    NASSAU COUNTY, LI — A hospital on Long Island is continuing its tradition of 35 years — treating its young patients to a Thanksgiving feast. Doctors at Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island brought holiday cheer to their young patients for the 35th year on Wednesday. Pediatric patients on various floors and units were treated to turkey and all the typical Thanksgiving trimmings over the course of two days. “(It’s) to get them out of the mindset that they’re in a […]

  • Donations for victims of Mexico quake accepted in Long Island

    LONG ISLAND — Leaders on Long Island are organizing donation drives for the victims of a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico earlier this week, killing hundreds and devastating many areas. Donations can be brought to the following places: Adelante of Suffolk County in Central Islip Smithtown Nissan in St. James Little Mexico Restaurant in Centereach Flanders Ambulance in Flanders Fine Fairs Supermarket in Copiague St. Rosaria Church in Hampton Bays Ultimate Sweat Zone in Brentwood C Town Supermarket […]

  • ‘US Open Experience’ serves up early taste of the tennis classic

    USTA is hosting ‘US Open Experience’, a two-day tennis fan festival free to the public, with the Seaport District NYC transformed to replicate the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center featuring a recreation of the famed Unisphere at one end of Schermerhorn Row and anchored by a performance stage and ‘roofed’ court at the north end. The event includes appearances by current and former tennis players, tennis demonstrations, photo opportunities with the US Open Trophies, celebrity chefs, food and coffee sampling, music and entertainment.