The snow, slick roads and spinouts of north suburban counties were not seen on Long Island, but drivers and residents there ran into their own problems with drenching rain and flooding.
The poverty rate in the town, which also features multimillion-dollar homes along the waterfront, jumped from 2 percent in 2010 to 8 percent in 2013.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray said last year the town budgeted $2 million for snow removal, but spent more than $2.4 million. This winter, they’re setting aside $2.8 million.
The family who died in a crash on the Southern State Parkway last weekend was to be laid to rest on Saturday.
The historic rainfall that hit western Suffolk County this week has left crater-like sinkholes in its wake and took an emotional and financial toll on homeowners.
The Suffolk County health department says the advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday because of the potential for bacteria from runoff following heavy rain and flooding.
Two Sandy-damaged beaches on Long Island have been fully restored, and are now ready to open for Memorial Day.
A dramatic scene unfolded outside of court on Sunday, after the suspect in a deadly Long Island stabbing appeared in front of a judge.
Detectives said the stabbing occurred during a fight between the victim, 20-year-old James Moran, and the suspect 28-year-old Michael Grusel.
The town of Babylon has advertised on Facebook that they need new snow plow drivers. If you have a truck with a plow and are willing to work overnight for $70/hour this may be the job for you.
Some towns on Long Island have already blown their snow budgets and the season is only halfway over.
Three LIRR train runs were canceled during the Wednesday evening rush, due to broken rail west of Rockville Centre.
Residents contend saltwater from the Great South Bay creeps up driveways, corroding cars and damaging yards and foundations whenever they get substantial rain.
Currently, fishermen in New York cannot catch as many fluke as fishermen in Connecticut or New Jersey. It appears the federal Fisheries Council is prepared to establish new guidelines after decades of fighting for a fairer, regional fluke fishing quota for New York’s recreational fishermen.
The money in question will be used to help with future reconstruction and to help with mortgage payments for displaced homeowners. The checks will go to about 6,000 property owners.