Local College Students Awarded Degrees

Despite the pandemic, college students have been collecting their degrees. Here are some of the recent local graduates. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) celebrated the Class of 2020 with a socially distanced commencement season in place of its traditional 152nd Commencement exercises. Huntington area Read More …

Bellone Urges Passage of 2 Bills to Address Tax Shortfall

County Executive Steve Bellone said Wednesday that the legislature should act on two bills to address the looming budget crisis through a voter referendum. Experts say the county faces a “catastrophic” budget crisis because of the loss of revenues to the Covid-19 pandemic. If approved, Read More …

Northport Motorcyclist Injured by Car; Driver Accused of DWI, Fleeing Scene

Suffolk County Police arrested a man Wednesday and accused him of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist in Shirley. Robert Engel was operating a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on the William Floyd Parkway, near Lawrence Read More …

County Offers Webinar on Starting Food Truck Business

The Suffolk County Departments of Economic Development and Planning and Department of Health Services will host a webinar July 7 for residents who want to start a food truck business. The webinar will provide information  on the steps and challenges that new business owners may Read More …

Cuomo Directs State Police to Stop Flow of Fireworks

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday directed the New York State Police to establish a new temporary Fireworks Enforcement Detail to prevent illegal fireworks being brought to New York from Pennsylvania. The detail’s establishment is in response to a spike of illegal firework use throughout the Read More …