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Parks and beaches on Long Island will stay open through the month of September

Parks and beaches on Long Island will stay open through the month of September

Long Island and the rest of New York state are keeping beaches, parks, pools, campgrounds and other attractions open through the month of September. Lifeguards will also be kept on-duty through the end of the month. The decision was made due to summer activities being cut short by the pandemic. “We’re encouraging people to go…

Mets Hall of Famer Tom Seaver has died

Mets Hall of Famer Tom Seaver has died

Tom Seaver has died at his California home due to complications from COVID-19, Lyme disease, and dementia. Seaver won three Cy Young Awards with the Mets, winning 311 games in his career. The Hall of Famer was named to 12 All-Star Games and helped the Mets capture the 1969 World Series title. Seaver also pitched…

Firefighters responsible for the display of a Confederate flag have resigned

Firefighters responsible for the display of a Confederate flag have resigned

The Brookhaven Fire District’s Board of Commissioners says those responsible for the display of a Confederate flag on a district-owned truck have resigned. The board says it condemning the actions of those responsible, and that after they were immediately suspended, they resigned Wednesday. Gov. Cuomo and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone denounce the behavior. “I’m…

The Hempstead school district is delaying the start to the new school year

The Hempstead school district is delaying the start to the new school year

The School district unions say they reached a decision late Tuesday night to delay the opening of schools after officials learned of a number of concerns. Teachers Association President Nicole Brooks says poor ventilation is at the top of the list, along with an apparent lack of PPE and signage. District officials disputed that claim…

A former Suffolk cop has filed a $30 million lawsuit against the county

A former Suffolk cop has filed a $30 million lawsuit against the county

The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Matthew Bjelobrk, a 22-year veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department seeks at least $30 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The complaint alleges the department and the county violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act and New York Human Rights Laws, Bjelobrk said he was denied opportunities because…

New York Adds Alaska, Montana to Quarantine List

New York Adds Alaska, Montana to Quarantine List

New York state Alaska and Montana to its coronavirus travel advisory list, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday. Travelers coming to New York from a total of 30 hot spot states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, are required to quarantine for 14 days, according to the advisory. The list includes…

Amazon has won FAA approval to deliver packages by drone

Amazon has won FAA approval to deliver packages by drone

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon approval to deliver packages by drones. Amazon said that the approval is an “important step,” but added that it is still testing and flying the drones. It did not say when it expected drones to make deliveries to customers. (Photo: AP Images)

NYC To Delay Schools Reopening

NYC To Delay Schools Reopening

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he has reached an agreement with the teachers’ union to delay the start of the school year. The opening will be Sept. 21 instead of Sept. 10, de Blasio said Tuesday at a press conference. The teachers union had said they would consider striking if health and…