Brush fire at Edgewood Preserve in Dix Hills, Long Island, NY

Just heard the news that there was a brush fire at Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve today, Saturday, April 25th. I am not sure if the fire was related to the way the Edge Wood Preserve is managed. Though, the crisis of a fire might be a good time to reflect on the value of […]

Is it time to turn LIPA back into a people’s power authority for Long Island?

Editors’ comments on November 14, 2012: LIPA does not need rants from the politicians who helped make the mess. LIPA needs elections! Pre- Sandy LIPA/Long Island Power Authority coverage from local media: Suffolk Closeup: Electing LIPA’s trustees Shelter Island Reporter / October 21, 2012 by Karl Grossman Sparring over LIPA board’s ‘legitimacy’ Newsday / October […]

Wild Election Antics: Battle for records in a local school board race

Update: Josh Lafazan wins! Syosset high school student is youngest elected official in NY State! Story at NBC: here. _____________________________________ A public relations battle about voter records rages in Syosset, Long Island, today. If you reside in the Syosset School District, you may want to figure out today who was wrong and who was right: […]

RIP Kevin Callahan: Innocent man killed by Suffolk County Police

Update: September 2012: Family, friends, and supporters of Kevin Callahan are invited to a Candlelight Vigil in Selden, on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7pm. There is a FaceBook Event Page: here. ______________________________________________________ Kimberly writes: Kevin Callahan was killed by Suffolk County Police on September 20, 2011. It is now January 5, 2012. Today is […]

12/30/2011 – Police kill man in Nassau today (And, update on police killing in Suffolk)

Kimberly Wilder writes: I hope that the public stays watchful of incidents where police kill citizens. It is so important to all of our rights and safety, that our government strives to exact justice through the courts, not on the streets. Of course, we should not immediately blame police, as they have difficult jobs. And, […]

Bay Shore, LI, NY: News about tap water

Happened to stumble upon this bit of info today. Thought some people might be wondering: Suffolk County Water Authority reports a watermain break in the Bay Shore area. It is in the area that covers Pine Acres, North Clinton, Ackerson, South of Sunrise.

Unconfirmed reports: Kevin Callahan killed by multiple gunshots

We have received unconfirmed reports, via an e-mail, that a death certificate has been issued for Kevin Callahan, the man who was shot and killed by Suffolk County Police in Selden. This matches information received through comments to the site, that there were several shots fired. Because these reports are unconfirmed, we will continue to […]

Nassau County Jail: Prisoner death, alleged suicide

[Update on this story, including stats, in another Newsday article at bottom.] (excerpt from) Newsday Deer Park man convicted of murder hangs himself in jail By ANN GIVENS ann.givens at newsday dot com / October 27, 2010 [Police and corrections officials said:] About nine hours after being convicted of first-degree murder and facing possible life […]

Commack – Save the farm update: Vote no! on school board’s plan to sell out, come see community’s plan

The Commack Community Association and other members of the Commack community are fighting a school district plan to sell 9 acres of land, donated to the district, to a developer. The land is the Marion Carll Farm, where school children used to be able to visit for field trips.

Tough situation: John White verdict

John White is a black homeowner from Long Island who was dealing with a mob of white teens allegedly spewing racial epithets outside his home. An appeals court upheld his manslaughter conviction in the death of one of the teens.

Stony Brook University announces drastic cuts to Southampton campus/program

(excerpt from) The Southampton Press Stony Brook University will announce drastic cuts to Stony Brook Southampton by Will James / Apr 6, 10 7:11 PM Stony Brook University officials are proposing to slash spending on Stony Brook Southampton, effectively reducing operations at the 81-acre Shinnecock Hills campus to two buildings and pulling the plug on […]

Great, local site for Long Island/Huntington news: Village Tattler

Michael Kornfeld suggested this site to me. It is awesome, and very local. Has good, Long Island news, with a focus on the Town of Huntington. Everything from music and theater listings, to local politics. The Village Tattler Going to add it to our links.

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