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Taking Back Sunday, Jimmy Webb to be inducted into Long Island Music Hall of Fame


The induction gala will be held Nov. 8 at The Space at Westbury.


Bullpen game provides relief for Yankees in win over Rays


Eight pitchers effectively shut down the Rays in the Yankees' 4-1 victory.

Judge appears likely to toss Stormy Daniels' defamation suit


Judge S. James Otero said in U.S. District Court that a tweet the president wrote in April appears to be "rhetorical hyperbole" and speech protected under the First Amendment.

Brett Kavanaugh offers deeply personal defense in Fox News interview


"The truth is I've never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise," Kavanaugh said on Fox News Channel's "The Story with Martha MacCallum."


MTA tags experienced boss for LIRR East Side Access 'finish line' Â


Arthur Troup takes over leadership as the MTA works to correct course for the project, which has been beset by budget overruns and construction delays.

Suffolk barred temporarily from issuing RFPs for county contracts


The judge's ruling arose from a dispute in which the comptroller sought to conduct an audit during bidding for a replacement for Beach Hut as the concessionaire at county beaches.


Lawyer for organizer of failed festival says client is mentally ill


William McFarland, 26, pleaded guilty to using misrepresentations to scam investors out of $26 million, months after his heavily promoted concert on the island of Exhuma turned into a spectacular fiasco.

Hofstra University hosting school safety forum on issues affecting students


Nassau County officials will discuss opioids, mass shootings, cyberbullying and other issues affecting students Tuesday at a school safety forum at Hofstra University.

Suffolk GOP names Supreme Court candidates at Monday convention


In addition to Suffolk's Supreme Court candidates, Nassau Republicans, in a cross-endorsement deal with Nassau Democrats, included two Democrats among their three Supreme Court nominees.

Kristaps Porzingis 'hungry' to play again, but not until he's '110 percent and medically cleared'


There will be a day soon, maybe not in this calendar year and maybe not even in the 82-game schedule looming in front of them, that the Knicks will be able to rely on Kristaps Porzingis to lead them to a long-awaited Promised Land.

Future LIRR system fixes aren't enough when commuters want better service now


The best of plans mean little if commuters, who rely on the LIRR to get to work on time, are too often late, stuck on overcrowded trains or otherwise consistently inconvenienced.


'El Chapo'Â prosecutors want judge to bar reference to Trump's 'flippers' comment


Prosecutors are expected to rely heavily on informants at Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera's scheduled November trial.

Nassau and Suffolk counties ride strong economy


The two proposed budgets show neither county is in great shape, but neither is doing as poorly as it once was.

Suffolk to get $500,000 grant to study sewer taxing districts


Suffolk County will get a $500,000 grant to study the possibility of creation of a countywide taxing district to pay for sewer and wastewater upgrades, officials said Monday.

Cops: LI man charged with DWI after crash that killed his passenger


A Hauppauge motorist's passenger died after the car struck a parked vehicle early Monday morning, police said.

LI biotech and life science companies seek private funding to reach full potential


Long Island's cluster of biotechnology and life science companies, already heavily supported by federal grants, needs an infusion of private sector dollars to meet their full potential, Rep. Thomas Suozzi and industry leaders said Monday…


Suffolk lawmaker panel won't allow sewer connection to Heartland development


Heartland developer Jerry Wolkoff released a statement saying: "Today's vote has been a disappointment for young people and empty nesters throughout Long Island seeking housing options for the future."

LI weather: Minor coastal flooding, showers, temperatures in the 70s


The South Shore bays of Nassau County have chances to see some isolated, minor coastal flooding during high tide Monday evening, the National Weather Service said in a coastal flood statement. That means there could be some brief, minor…

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Garden City eye doctor to pay nearly $7M settlement in fraud case, feds say


A Garden City ophthalmologist will pay nearly $7 million to settle civil fraud claims that he used unapproved drugs purchased overseas on patients and then sought reimbursement by Medicare, federal prosecutors announced Monday.

No online threat made by student to Connetquot High School, cops say


Suffolk police said Monday they have determined there was no threat made on social media against Connetquot High School by a student, despite rumors to the contrary.

Smithtown residents oppose Dunkin' Donuts proposed near park


Developers are seeking approval to build a drive-through and an office building next to a park, and is offering land for about 22 parking spots at the park.

Note to Jets: Hold off on trading for Le'Veon Bell


There's no harm in asking, so reaching out to the Steelers about holdout running back Le'Veon Bell makes perfect sense. After all, the Jets do their due diligence with every player who might be available, and now that Pittsburgh is willing…


Northwell appoints new orthopedic surgeons at two hospitals


Northwell Health has appointed six Rothman Orthopaedic Institute surgeons to clinical leadership positions at two of its locations, Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow and Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.

Nassau bill would provide ID placards for deaf motoristsÂ


Drivers in Nassau County could carry cards identifying themselves as deaf or hearing-impaired to avert communication failures with law enforcement officers during traffic stops, under legislation scheduled for a vote Wednesday.

The upside-down politics of the Kavanaugh fight


In a perfect world, the showdown this week over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would focus only on the credibility of accusations of sexual assault against him, which he has denied. But the outcome will swing at least as much on the…

Opinion: The rush to smart cities is on


Ireland was a country that thought it could not compete before the 1990s. Its rail system was primitive, its ports were outdated and small, and its roads were problematic -- mostly you had to share them with sheep or tractors hauling peat…


Nassau comptroller: Sewer fee change will cost county $2.56M


Nassau County will lose $2.56 million in revenue after "inconsistently negotiating" fees for connections to its sewage system by projects outside the district, including Oheka Castle's Cold Spring Hills condominiums, according to a report…

Farmingdale State proposes new $53M academic building


Farmingdale State College has proposed a new $53 million academic building, a critical step as it struggles to house its rapidly growing student population.


LI's Joan Jett talks career ups and downs, playing the Malibu, more


The iconic Long Beach rocker is the star of a documentary, "Bad Reputation."

Christie Brinkley to sign bottles of her wine in Westbury


Brinkley will also be showing and sampling her new Bella Sprizz line of Italian aperitifs.