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Nassau County adds more dates for Old Bethpage Village Halloween experience

(Old Bethpage, NY)-  The Great Jack O’ Lantern blaze experience at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, will be extended.  On Thursday, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, announced an extension of the sold out event due to overwhelming popular demand. Admission is by advanced tickets only at pumpkinblaze.org the Halloween experience at Bethpage Village Restoration now runs…

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Early voting begins Saturday on Long Island

(Yaphank, NY)-  Early voting in New York State, begins on Saturday, October 24th and runs through November 1, 2020.  The Nassau and Suffolk County Board of Elections have polling places listed on their websites.  Weekend and evening hours are available at many polling sites.  Voters can also drop off an absentee ballot at any polling site…

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Movie theaters on Long Island can reopen starting today

(Stony Brook, NY)-  Movie theaters in New York State can reopen starting today, Friday, October 23, 2020.  Things inside the theater will be a little different than what we’re used to; movie goers will need to wear masks and practice social distancing and theaters will need to limit seating to 25% capacity with no more than…

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Fog blamed for helicopter crash near Jones Beach

(Jones Beach, NY)-  A helicopter made an emergency landing because of the foggy weather on Wednesday at a Long Island beach.  Nassau County Police say foggy weather conditions caused a private chopper with only one person on board to land on the water near Jones Beach around 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon.  Officials say the 64…

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Westminster dog show leaves NYC for ’21

NEW YORK (AP) — The Westminster dog show is set to take a long walk. The Westminster Kennel Club says the nation’s top pooch pageant will be held outdoors at an estate about 25 miles north of Manhattan on June 12-13 because of the pandemic. The shift to the Lyndhurst site along the Hudson River…

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DA says Suffolk County lawmaker tried to trade drugs for sex

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Long Island lawmaker who is also a doctor has been arrested on drug charges after he tried to trade pills for sex. Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer was arrested Tuesday on charges of third-degree sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.…

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NY sees most virus cases since May as state targets clusters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May. The tweaks will mean that schools in…

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A SUNY college extends remote learning amid rise in COVID-19 cases

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York college campus that had temporarily switched to online classes because of the coronavirus is extending it for another two weeks. The State University of New York at Cortland says remote learning will now be in effect through November 3 at the campus south of Syracuse, New York.…

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Veterans Drive-Thru Resource Event today in Hauppauge

(Hauppauge, NY)-  The Suffolk County Veterans Services Agency is hosting a Veterans Drive-Thru Resource Event today, at the H.Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge.  Organizers say event will have COVID preparedness kits, sneakers and other materials. The event will take place October 21st, from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM in the H Lee Dennison Building North…

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MTA debuts live subway map

NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York’s landmarks is getting an upgrade. Not a building, statue or museum — it’s the iconic subway map, reproduced on millions of coffee mugs, keychains and t-shirts and known for confusing out-of-towners (and even diehard New Yorkers on occasion) with its multicolored tangle of lines. The Metropolitan Transportation…

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NY Travel Advisory will not include NJ & CT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The rate of COVID-19 infections has risen enough in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut to require residents of those states to quarantine if they travel to New York. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York won’t enforce rules requiring residents of those states to self-isolate for 14 days. New York, New…

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Hurricane Epsilon has formed in the Atlantic Ocean

(East Farmingdale, NY)-  The National Hurricane Center says Epsilon has strengthened into a hurricane, the 10th of the Atlantic Hurricane Season.  Long Island Meterologist Pat Pagano, predicts that Epsilon will pass east of Bermuda on Thursday, October 22, 2020 before shifting northeast and heading out to sea.  At this time, Epsilon is not posing a…