Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
Suffolk County police are looking for one or more unidentified suspects who stole a forklift from the Bejay Auto Parts location in Riverhead on Aug. 11, 2014.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Shelter Island Reporter
Battling a dangerous invader: Town to fight poisonous plant
Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr, left, with Andy Senesac, plant scientist with Cornell Cooperative Extension, identifying wild parsnip growing in a long patch along Ram Island Road Tuesday.
State Police Blotter
The New York State Police from Riverhead made six alcohol-related arrests last week.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Joe's Crab Shack Opens in Deer Park Tuesday, First 100 Customers Win Free Crab For a Year
Joe's Crab Shack will open its doors in Deer Park on Tuesday, but the line outside the restaurant should be plenty long well before the 11 a.m. opening.
Judge orders dog rescue group, state to stop wrangling, save dogs
A Calverton dog rescuer and the state attorney general's office are going to try -- with prodding from a Suffolk judge -- to find a way for the rescuer to remain open during an investigation of claims that sick dogs were adopted, in an attempt to avoid dozens of other dogs being euthanized this week.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Gardening For Triathletes
Author Adam Kelinson explains why growing your own food can be one of the best ways to achieve an ideal diet.
StreetsPAC Issues Endorsements for State Senate and Assembly Races
With primaries coming in a few weeks, StreetsPAC today announced its first round of endorsements for state-level offices, and its first endorsements for candidates outside NYC.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Shelter Island Reporter
Free tick and mosquito awareness workshops
COURTESY PHOTO Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is hosting free sessions to educate the public on ticks and mosquitoes.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Patheos Adds Artur Sebastian Rosman & Lisa Mladinich
Yesterday, we welcomed Kyle Cupp and Rebecca Lane Frech to the Catholic channel , and today, as promised, we introduce two more bloggers to the mix.
Riverhead inmates give back by working at Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton
A group of inmates from the Riverhead jail are giving back to the community by helping out at an animal shelter in Calverton.
The East Hampton Star
East Hampton D.W.I. Sweep Snares Many
With 10 extra officers from law enforcement agencies across the East End on patrol, a sweep designed to snare driving while intoxicated suspects netted 11 arrests Saturday night into Sunday morning across East Hampton Town.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Fans fill the stands at Riverhead Raceway on Long Island
First comes the sounds of motors revving and tires shrieking. Then the smell of rubber on pavement on a hot August day.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Riverhead man working on truck killed when it rolls on top of him
A Riverhead man was crushed to death on Saturday after his pickup truck rolled on top of him as he was working on it, Riverhead Town police said.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Family files suit against cardiologist charged in drunken-driving death of Middle Island woman
Russell Peterman speaks on Monday, June 23, 2014 about his wife Monica, a Middle Island dialysis technician killed, allegedly, by Thomas Stavola, a Setauket cardiologist who authorities said was drunk.
State's top economic development official on Long Island to leave post, sources say
Andrea Lohneiss, seen at a networking event in Plainview on Oct. 1, 2013, has led Empire State Development's efforts in Nassau and Suffolk counties for nearly 10 years.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Suffolk DA appealing ruling on tossed murder conviction
Gabriel Hubbard, left, 21, was convicted in 2012 of shooting to death Jaquan Jones on July 5, 2008, in Wyandanch.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Teachers bring ideas back to LI from Colonial Williamsburg
Wendy O'Neill meets teacher Erin Grieco at John F. Kennedy School in Great Neck on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Man Wanted for Stealing $1300 Bag from Tanger Outlet Store in Riverhead
August 12th, 2014 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Town of Riverhead Police are seeking the public's help to identify and locate the man who stole a handbag from a Riverhead store.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Shelter Island Reporter
Building Department intern creating septic system map
Building Department intern Harry Read at work mapping aged septic systems as a first step in a campaign to make Shelter Island's water safer.
Fire truck takes care of the thirsty at North Fork beer festival
In Islip road construction. right lane closed on Sunrise Hwy Service Rd EB between Carleton Ave and Heckscher State Pkwy/Heckscher Spur Dr/Heckscher Spur Rd/Southern State Pkwy In Islip road construction.