Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, has died at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court said. Ginsburg announced in July that she was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for lesions on her…

Covid-19 infection rate below 1% statewide, higher rates reported for Long Island

Covid-19 infection rate below 1% statewide, higher rates reported for Long Island

On Thursday, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the COVID-19 infection rate for New York State, remained below 1 percent on Wednesday but on Long Island, the infection rate has been over 1 percent.  On Long Island the COVID rate was 1.2% on Monday, 1.3% on Tuesday and 1.1% on Wednesday. Positive coronavirus cases have…

MTA says they need $12 billion dollars in federal funding

MTA says they need $12 billion dollars in federal funding

MTA officials on Thursday warned that they are in dire need of 12 billion dollars in federal funding to continue operations into 2021.  If the money doesn’t come through from the federal government, the MTA might need to make serious cuts to service and to jobs.   Photo credit: (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NY Islanders lose game 6 of NHL Conference

NY Islanders lose game 6 of NHL Conference

The Tampa Bay Lightning took game six of the Eastern Conference finals over the New York Islanders, 2-1.  Tampa Bay will now face the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup finals.   Photo credit: (File Photo: AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  

Yankees hit five home runs in an inning Thursday

Yankees hit five home runs in an inning Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees hit five run home runs in an inning for the first time in their history. Brett Gardner, DJ LeMehieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning from Toronto’s Chase Anderson. Voit’s home run was his major league-leading 20th. Aaron Hicks struck out, and Giancarlo Stanton…

Cuomo aide: NY won’t consider slashing budget until election

Cuomo aide: NY won’t consider slashing budget until election

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The governor’s budget director said Wednesday it’s “premature” for some school districts to have laid off workers, and said New York will wait until after the November election to decide whether to slash state spending. Budget director Robert Mujica told The Associated Press that the state has withheld $300 million in…

Old trains get new life as artificial reefs in LI water

Old trains get new life as artificial reefs in LI water

WANTAGH, N.Y. (AP) — Barges dumped old rail cars into the Atlantic Ocean as part of New York’s efforts to build artificial reefs that attract fish and divers. Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke Wednesday from the stern of a moving boat as barges began to drop steel rail cars that weighed as much as 21 tons…

West Coast wildfire smoke causing overcast skies in NY

West Coast wildfire smoke causing overcast skies in NY

UNDATED (AP) — The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country — and even pushing into Mexico, Canada and Europe. While the dangerous plumes are forcing people inside along the West Coast, residents thousands of miles away in the East are seeing unusually hazy skies and…

T-Rex auction in NYC

T-Rex auction in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The legend of the Tyrannosaurus rex known as Stan is getting fresh life thanks to Christie’s auction house. It put the enormous fossil on display starting Wednesday through floor-to-ceiling windows at its midtown Manhattan gallery in advance of putting it up for auction. The estimated value is up to $8 million.…

Southampton Town asks beach goers to clean up

Southampton Town asks beach goers to clean up

Southampton Town is encouraging beach goers to clean up after visiting the local beaches.  The town has unveiled easy to use clean up baskets at Pikes beach.  The baskets were donated by local community member Aiden Kravitz, and co-sponsored by SMI/DRS-Solutions Management Inc. and Disaster Recovery Services.   Photo credit: Town of Southampton / Connie Conway