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Suffolk Lawmaker announces a Halloween house and lawn decorating contest

(Cold Spring Harbor, NY)- With Halloween just a few weeks away, one Suffolk County lawmaker has announced a safe and fun way to enjoy the holiday.  Legislator William Spencer of the 18th district which stretches from Northport over to Cold Spring Harbor, has announced a Lawn and House Halloween Decorating Contest. For details on how…

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Police ask for help to find missing 13 year old

Nassau County Police are asking for help to find a missing 13 year old boy.  Officials say Melvin Suarez, was last seen leaving his Hempstead home at 2:30 pm. He is 4’ tall, 90 pounds, with black, blonde & brown hair and was last seen wearing a gray sweater, black sweatpants and blue & white…

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State sending thousand of test kits to COVID-19 hot spots

(Suffolk County, NY)- Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that New York State will be sending 200,000 COVID-19 testing kits to the yellow zones of the hot spot clusters, including towns like Lawrence.  The New York Governor also announced that he and the National Governors Association have sent a letter to President Trump to discuss the…

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Man shot Thursday night at gas station on Sunrise Highway

(West Babylon, NY)-  Suffolk County police say a man was shot Thursday night at a gas station on Sunrise Highway.  Police say the shooting in West Babylon happened at the BP on the westbound service road of Sunrise Highway just after 6 P. M. Police say the victim, was transported to a local hospital with…

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Town of Huntington hosts drive-through Pasta Party

(Huntington, NY)- The Town of Huntington celebrated Columbus Day with a Drive-Through Senior Pasta Party.  Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci was joined by Councilman Ed Smyth to hand out Italian meals and cookies on October 13, 2020 at the Town of Huntington Senior Center. Officials say 393 meals were served to Town of Huntington senior…

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The Big Duck turned purple to honor essential workers

(Flanders, NY)- The Long Island Big Duck turned purple on Wednesday night to honor essential workers.  The Town of Southampton, celebrated Emergency Nurses Week, October 11-17th, with a special ceremony and lighting of the Big Duck in Flanders. Local leaders including Southampton Town Supervisor, Jay Schneiderman, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr, Suffolk…

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Cuomo threatens to pull funding if COVID rules aren’t enforced

(Suffolk County, NY)- On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to take away state funding in areas that aren’t enforcing COVID restrictions.  The Governors office said that local governments must “enforce public health law, under Section 16 in the designated cluster zones, or else they will lose state funding”.    Schools in cluster zones,…

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Suffolk Exec expected to sign new law reducing water pollution

(Lake Ronkonkoma, NY)- Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is expected to sign legislation Thursday, that will reduce pollution from outdated cesspools and septic systems.  The new law, will require nitrogen reducing waste water treatment systems in new construction.   The bill was passed unanimously last week by the county legislature. Photo credit: Brett Levine

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Promoters who held a concert in Southampton are facing hefty fines from NYS

(Suffolk County, NY)- The promoters who organized a concert featuring The Chainsmokers over the summer in Southampton, are being fined $20,000 by New York State for violating social distancing rules.  Governor Andrew Cuomo called the “Safe and Sound” event, which is said to have had over 2 thousand people in attendance,  “an egregious violation” of…

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Three more states added to NY Travel Advisory

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that three more states, Ohio, Michigan and Virginia, had been added to the Travel Advisory list.  35 other states and territories are already on the Travel Advisory list.  The COVID-19 infection rate in New York State remains around 1%, with higher positivity rates in…

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Miller Place Inn, fined after hosting a ‘super-spreader’ Sweet 16

A catering hall in Suffolk County has been issued $12,000 in fines, after hosting what officials are calling a “super-spreader” event.   Health officials say the Miller Place Inn, in Miller Place, has been charged with causing, permitting and serving as the venue for an indoor gathering of more than 50 persons and did not enforce…

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Judge: NY’s ejection from trusted traveler program was wrong

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge says the Department of Homeland Security acted illegally when it ejected over 800,000 New Yorkers from the trusted traveler security programs that let vetted travelers avoid long security lines at airports. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman ruled Tuesday, saying the exclusion of New York earlier this year was…