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Babylon Town 2017 payroll growth driven by overtime increase


The Babylon Town payroll grew by about $260,000 from 2016 to 2017, driven by a 10 percent increase in overtime pay, data reviewed by Newsday show.


East Rockaway woman forged checks at Hicksville office where she worked, police say


An East Rockaway woman faces charges in connection with the forging of checks at the Hicksville ophthalmologist's office where she worked, Nassau County police said on Monday.


Bryce Harper wins Home Run Derby at Nationals Park


The Nationals outfielder, serenaded by loud "Let's go Harper! Let's go Harper!" chants throughout the night, rallied in the final round to win the Home Run Derby Monday night in his home ballpark.

Long Island Russian-Americans hopeful of Trump, Putin summit outcome


"I don't think it will be anything so negative," said the Rev. Serafim Gan, the rector of St. Seraphim Russian Orthodox Church. "Either it will be a positive result, and an improvement in relations, or nothing will change."

Tinari drops out of Suffolk Surrogate race, Dems to choose replacement


Conservative District Court Judge Marian Tinari, facing an unexpected foe in a Democratic primary, dropped out of the race for the politically potent post of Suffolk Surrogate Judge late Monday. Democrats are expected to choose from five…

Trump cowers before Putin


President Trump embarrassed himself, and the nation.

New firehouse at MacArthur Airport triple the size of old facility


Long Island MacArthur Airport unveiled Monday a $13.5 million firehouse designed to improve rescue and medical response to accidents on the airfield.


LI businesses respond to Amazon Prime Day by promoting local shopping


Amazon Prime Day kicked off Monday with the world's second-largest retailer offering more than 1 million shopping deals, the same day Long Island retailers and business advocates gathered to call for New York State to level the playing…

LI attorney's TV series, 'The Last Defense,' examines death row cases


The docuseries highlights the case of a Texas mother convicted of fatally stabbing her two young children, and a black college student convicted of the carjacking murder of a white businessman.

Officials to delve into cancer 'cluster'Â data at Stony Brook meeting


Long Island is one of four regions in New York found to have higher-than-expected incidence rates of cancer in an investigation launched by Gov. Cuomo.


Jacob deGrom's agent wants Mets to sign pitcher to extension or trade him


WASHINGTON -- The only thing shrinking faster than Jacob deGrom's ERA is his agent's patience with the Mets. Brodie Van Wagenen declared Monday that if the team did not intend to sign him to an extension in the near future, he should be…

Juror in Skelos trial asks to be relieved to go on vacation


A juror in the corruption retrial of Dean and Adam Skelos predicted that reaching a verdict "may take longer than a week," and asked to be released from the panel so as not to miss a planned vacation.

NYPD may open its own investigation into Eric Garner's death, letter says


The NYPD said Monday it will open internal disciplinary proceedings in the 2014 videotaped choking death of Eric Garner in police custody if federal officials don't reveal by Aug. 31 whether they intend to bring a criminal case against any…

Schumer joins push to open a veterans medical clinic in North Hempstead


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would push the federal government to establish an outpatient clinic in North Hempstead and, in the interim, to immediately deploy a mobile veterans center for basic health care needs.


This Long Island couple says they take out the trash 3 times a year


Trash days for most Long Islanders come twice a week, but not at Matt and Nicole Lentini's Malverne home.

Maria Regina nursing home uses generators after power loss, official says


While it has no central air conditioning, the nursing home's portable air conditioning units and fans are keeping residents safe and comfortable, an administrator said.

A naive man's Helsinki fiasco


Was there anything said by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Donald Trump did not believe?

Five days after accident, George Clooney walks unaided


George Clooney filmed walking on his own at an airport in Rome.

Good news for LI on sales tax revenue, housing market


For the first time in years, it's a seller's market largely because there aren't enough properties to go around, according to experts. And because of the competition, overall, the value of homes is rising too.


Cops arrest man who allegedly exposed himself to middle schooler


Nassau County police arrested an East Meadow man Sunday night and charged him with allegedly exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl on July 6 in Westbury.

Bellone agrees to allow legislative vote to reappoint LaLota


The certificate of necessity from Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will allow a vote to on the GOP elections commissioner even though his term does not run out until year's end.

Luann de Lesseps returns to rehab, will miss 'Real Housewives' reunion special


De Lesseps "is now surrounded by a core group of people who truly have her best interests at heart,"Â said castmate Bethenny Frankel.

Hidden landscapes of pristine spaces preserved in Nassau land buys


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How Nassau's landmark Environmental Bond Acts benefited political insiders


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Hockey rink, soccer field proposed for old school in Garden City


"We did not want this going into private development hands to become whatever, a thousand development homes," said the mayor of the village, which purchased the building and surrounding 48 acres in 1993.

Most land preserved through Nassau bond act was on North Shore


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Lawmakers criticize Trump's dismissive remarks on Russian meddling


WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle sharply criticized President Donald Trump's performance at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladmir Putin on Monday, with several Republicans describing Trump's dismissive…

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Game changer: Tim Hardaway Jr. worked his way back after 'dark period' of career


Hardaway and his father believe that he wouldn't be where he is today without his five-game stint in the developmental league early in the 2015-16 season.

Trump questions U.S. intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling


Russia's Vladimir Putin said he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election but took no action during the campaign to make it happen.

Fun ideas for a great sleepover party


Sleepovers are one of the best things you can do with your friends. With summer here, there are a lot more sleepovers happening, and we have a few tips on how to keep them exciting and fun.