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Though the World Health Organization recently declared the Zika virus a global health emergency, residents of Long Island don’t have much to worry about — unless they plan to travel to affected areas. more
On Feb. 3, the Elmont Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors voted in favor of Nassau Off Track Betting’s decision to house video lottery terminals in the north parking lot of Belmont … more
After more than five years of deliberations and a $90,000 feasibility study, the Water Authority of Southeast Nassau County’s board of directors voted Feb. 2 against a local public takeover of New York American Water, effectively dissolving the WASENC. more
Water is a necessity of life, of this there is no debate. When the subject turns to who provides that water to us and at what cost, there the debate begins. For the past five years, the Water Authority of Southeast Nassau County, an authority of which I was a board member, held a series of public meetings to discuss this issue with the residents who receive their water from New York American Water. Recently, the authority’s board voted to retain the company that is supplying our water, rather than pursue the potential purchase of the company by the authority. more
The Long Island Rail Road and its customers may experience minor delays on all branches during tomorrow morning's rush hour and should give themselves extra time getting to the stations. The National … more
He’s not just about his $1 million donation to help prevent the Long Island High School for the Arts from closing. more
Toasts, clinks of silverware against glasses and good conversation filled the air at every table during the Merrick Chamber of Commerce’s 81st annual Installation Dinner. more
Kennedy High School senior Sarah Moussavi, 17, took on one of neuroscience’s most perplexing, and intriguing, questions: How certain are humans in their own decision-making? To reach a … more
Katherine Ratner thought the measurement system used to categorize hurricanes –– called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale –– was inadequate. So the Calhoun High School senior, 17, set out to create a new system, one that better reflected the size and strength of these monster storms. more
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory up until 6 p.m. for Long Island. Nassau County could see 2 to 4 inches of snow, while Suffolk County could get 4 to 8 inches. The Long Island Rail Road and its customers may suffer minor delays on other branches during the morning rush hour and should give themselves extra time getting to the stations. more
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