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A North Bay Shore man fell into a cesspool while weed whacking his yard

A North Bay Shore man fell into a cesspool while weed whacking his yard.  Suffolk Police say on Monday evening, 88 year old Ralph Santos was weed whacking his yard on Bancroft Road when a cesspool collapsed creating a sink hole.  Santos fell into the hole and held his head above the contents using the…

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Warnings issued for LI as Tropical Storm Isaias roll up east coast

Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, around 11 o’clock Monday night.  Isaias was weakened to a Tropical Storm after making landfall and is continuing its path moving quickly up the east coast in a north-northeast direction. The National Weather Service has issued the following watches and warnings for Long Island. Tropical…

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NY lawmakers question Covid death toll at nursing homes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic and Republican state lawmakers are grilling the state health commissioner about the steep, though ultimately unknown death toll at the state’s nursing homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Democratic-led Legislature began holding the first of two hearings Monday geared at understanding just why COVID-19 took the lives of…

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Cuomo issues warning ahead of storm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York City area residents should be prepared for heavy winds and rain from a big storm on Tuesday. The storm Isaias — pronounced ees-ah-EE-ahs — was off the Florida coast Sunday and its maximum sustained winds had declined to 65 mph. But it could batter much…

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NY Mets outfielder opts out of playing, blames COVID

ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets slugger Yoenis Céspedes opted out of the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, providing some clarity after the team said it was unable to locate him. Céspedes did not report to the ballpark for the Mets’ game at Atlanta, and the team said in a statement it had…

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Coast Guard issues warning ahead of Isaisas

(AP)- The Coast Guard on Saturday urged commercial and recreational boaters in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to prepare for possible high surf, dangerous rip currents, heavy wind, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding from Hurricane Isaisas, which has the potential to impact the region. The The storm, which snapped trees and knocked out power…

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Deadly weekend boat crash

(AP) — Two boats collided on waters off of Long Island, killing a 25-year-old man and injuring six others. Police say several people were thrown into the water when the boats collided just before 7 p.m. Saturday in Freeport Creek near Cow Meadow Park. Officials say four other people sustained minor injuries and two passengers suffered…

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NY sets new standards for drinking water contaminants

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Thursday a first-in-the-nation drinking water standard for emerging contaminant 1,4-Dioxane, setting the maximum contaminant level of 1 part per billion for 1,4-Dioxane. The Governor also announced maximum contaminant levels for emerging contaminants PFOA and PFOS in New York’s drinking water, which are among the lowest in the U.S. for PFOA…

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Woman found dead in Manorville

Suffolk Police say a jogger found a dead woman in the woods in Manorville on Thursday.  Authorities say a home health aid, who was visiting a resident at Villas at North Pine Hills, was jogging when he discovered a female body on the ground in a wooded area just east of Winding Path on July…

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American Museum of Natural History plans for reopening

NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History would need to make advance online reservations for specific times under a plan for a September reopening pending city and state approval. The museum said Thursday that if it got the necessary approvals, it would open to the public on Sept. 9, and…