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AP: Cuomo calls Trump benefits executive order ‘laughable’

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dismissed as laughable the executive order President Donald Trump signed to force states to pay part of $400 weekly unemployment insurance benefits. Cuomo told a telephone news conference Sunday that the plan announced by Trump a day earlier would likely cost New York state $4…

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Police search for person who stole a bicycle in Melville

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the person who stole a bicycle in Melville.  A HARO dual suspension bicycle was stolen from in front of Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace, located at 890 Walt Whitman Road, on August 1 at approximately 10 a.m. The bicycle, which was chained and locked,…

Tropical Weather New York

PSEG Long Island says the lights should be back on by Saturday

Days after Tropical Storm Isaias U.S. East Coast, thousands of Long Islanders were still without power on Friday morning.  In an email to customers, PSEG Long Island said Thursday afternoon, that service to “85% of all affected PSEG Long Island customers will be restored by the end of Friday, with remaining outages restored by Saturday”.…

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Brookhaven Town to collect Isaias storm debris

The Town of Brookhaven will be making rounds next week, to pick up debris from Tropical Storm Isaias.  Brookhaven Town announced that residents should place all storm debris at the curb on Sunday night, August 9th, 2020.  The one-time-only debris pick up will begin on Monday, August 10, 2020.   (Photo: AP Images)

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Suffolk SCPA to offer free cat and dog food

The Suffolk County SPCA will be holding a Free Cat & Dog Food giveaway this Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 11 am until 3 pm or until the supply runs out.  Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk SPCA said that the agency hopes to help out those who may have suffered financial hardship due to…

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AP: US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has weakened

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound. With confirmed viral cases still elevated in much of the nation and businesses under continued pressure, many employers appear reluctant…

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SPCA: Bellport man neglected 2 pit bulls

The Suffolk County SPCA charged a Bellport man on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 with 2 counts of Animal Cruelty for neglecting his 2 Pit Bulls.  Roy Gross, Chief of the Suffolk SPCA said that the agency received a call from a Town of Brookhaven Animal Control Officer who picked up the 2 Pit Bulls as…

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LIRR restores service after Isaias

The Long Island Rail Road on Thursday morning, restored service for Long Island commuters after damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.  The railroad said it worked around the clock clearing storm debris from the tracks.  Rush hour on Thursday morning saw a few late trains but no widespread delays or system outages. For up to…

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Trump’s former lawyer offered a new job

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has a job offer to consult for a political action committee. Attorney Danya Perry told a judge Wednesday that Michael Cohen hopes to accept the offer to consult and make media appearances on the committee’s behalf. She said she wanted to be sure U.S. District…

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For thousands without power, Nassau County opens cooling centers

With thousands of people on Long Island still without power from Tropical Storm Isaias, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that cooling centers would open again on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Cooling center locations include: Cantiague Park  – 480 W John St, Hicksville, NY:  Open 12pm – 6pm Wantagh Administration Building – 1 King Rd, Wantagh, NY:  Open 12pm…