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In June, a proposal to strengthen Long Island’s waterways, starting with Mill River in Rockville Centre, was awarded millions of dollars in federal funding. The project, called Living with … more
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 … more
When Superstorm Sandy hit on Oct. 29, 2012, it devastated the South Shore. No storm in living memory had caused so much destruction. Though reconstruction is well under way, there are many who … more
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
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
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