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Commuters enter a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train on July 15, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Brookhaven Officials Call For Extended Electric Rail Service On LIRR

Extending electric train service on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk Branch would increase ridership, improve service and help boost the East End economy, Brookhaven officials say.

02/25/2015

A home is torn down in Miller Place, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Brookhaven Declares War On ‘Zombie Homes,’ Tears Down Miller Place House

Brookhaven Township’s new blighted property law employs a point system “for each health, safety or building violations.” After 100 points, the house may be torn down.

01/22/2015

Kimberly Michiels (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Long Island Woman Accused Of DWI Following Fatal Crash

A Long Island woman involved in a three-car accident was arrested and charged with DWI.

01/18/2015

A mountain of mulch is seen in Middle Island, New York. (credit: CBS2)

Middle Island Residents: Mulch Mountain Has Become A Stinking Nightmare

A Long Island community’s fight against a smelly neighbor is proving to be an uphill battle — a hill that has become a mountain.

01/07/2015

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Officials Warn Of Tax Assessor Scam In Brookhaven

The letters claim town workers will be going door to door inspecting properties, but it’s not true said the town supervisor.

01/03/2015

A plow goes to work during a winter storm. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Towns Beefing Up Snow-Removal Budgets

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.

10/14/2014

A woman stands at her doorway watching the water level rise on Moffit Boulevard in Islip, N.Y., following heavy rains and flash flooding Aug. 13, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

FEMA Inspectors Arrive In Suffolk To Assess Damage From Historic Rainfall, Flooding

Ultimately the inspectors will decide if town’s hit hard by flood water should be declared disaster areas, making them eligible for federal aid.

08/20/2014

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Uninsured Long Island Homeowners Play Waiting Game For Flood Damage Repair

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.

08/15/2014

Cars are abandoned on a flooded Brooke Avenue following heavy rains and flash flooding on  August 13, 2014 in Bayshore. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Long Island Drying Out After ‘Historic’ Storm Dumps Record Rainfall

Suffolk County and the towns of Islip and Brookhaven have declared states of emergency after what County Executive Steve Bellone called an “unprecedented” deluge.

08/14/2014

Litchfield Avenue in Babylon flooded after a nasty story dumped 13 inches on parts of Long Island on August 13, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Advisory Against Swimming Issued For 66 Suffolk County Beaches

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.

08/14/2014

Cars stranded on the Northern State Parkway in Jericho on August 13, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Storm Of Historic Proportions’ Dumps 13 Inches Of Rain In Some Spots Of LI

A storm that dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain in parts of the Tri-State area caused major flooding in some spots, stranding motorists and snarling the morning commute.

08/13/2014

Campaign signs are stuck in a lawn (file/credit: Mary Ann Chastain/Getty Images)

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Proposes Fine Against Illegal Roadside Signs

In 2013, the town removed more than 10,000 of the offending commercial signs from along roadways and on utility poles.

03/05/2014

Some Berkeley Heights, N.J. residents are still digging out after the latest snowstorm (Credit: CBS 2)

Residents Exhausted By Unrelenting Winter Weather

More snow moved into the region on Saturday and many residents have had enough.

02/15/2014

A building collapse at the West Rock Indoor Sports and Entertainment Complex in Nanuet on Feb. 14, 2014. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Heavy Snow Causing Roofs To Collapse Across Tri-State Area

Authorities say heavy, wet snow is putting a serious strain on many buildings around the area.

02/14/2014

Town of Hempstead crews loading salt onto trucks in Leviittown on Jan. 21, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Wild Winter Takes Big Bite Out Of Long Island Snow Budgets

Some towns on Long Island have already blown their snow budgets and the season is only halfway over.

02/10/2014

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