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Nassau County opens cooling centers for thousand without power

With thousands on Long Island without power the day after Tropical Storm Isaias, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced on Wednesday that Nassau County had opened cooling centers for residents to help beat the heat. Cooling center locations that will be open today include: Cantiague Park  – 480 W John St, Hicksville, NY:  Open 12pm – 6pm…

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Tropical Storm Isaias batters U.S. East Coast

Tropical Storm Isaias battered much of the U.S. East Coast on Tuesday, killing at least 7 people and leaving thousand without power.  Trees on Long Island snapped in the wind and fell onto roads, houses and cars.  The LIRR on Tuesday halted all train service after trees blocked the rails.  And at one point on…

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AP: Cuomo to lead group of National Governors

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is poised to lead the group representing the nation’s governors, which has played a pivotal role in pushing the Trump administration about state needs during the coronavirus pandemic. As head of the bipartisan National Governors Association, Cuomo will have to walk a fine line between his…

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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…