Brookhaven

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

Snow falls in Brooklyn on Dec. 10, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Icy Roads Cause Concern Across Tri-State As Temps Drop

Snow fell across much of the Tri-State area Tuesday, causing traffic, school closures and concerns about icy roads as temperatures drop.

12/10/2013

Snow plows work to clear the Long Island Expressway after the powerful blizzard. (credit: CBS 2)

Brookhaven Beefs Up Snow Removal Capabilities In Aftermath Of Last Year’s Blizzard Response

Sixteen new trucks along with a new computerized communications system should prevent the kind of snow plowing disaster that occurred last winter, Highways Superintendent Dan Losquadro said.

11/18/2013

Brookhaven officials announced a $7 million deal to upgrade sorting technology at the town's recycling center. (credit; CBS 2)

High-Tech Additions To Make Recycling Easier in Brookhaven

Starting in 2014, Brookhaven, Long Island, homeowners will no longer have to check their calendars before putting out their recycling.

11/13/2013

Jessica Pistolese mug shot (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Report: At Least One Dead In Brookhaven Car Crash

A woman was killed and two other victims were transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, according to the report.

08/31/2013

Army Medic Timothy Strobel rides a horse at Saddle Rock Ranch in Middle Island, LI. (Credit CBS 2)

Long Island Ranch Provides Therapeutic Setting For Wounded Vets

A long way from the battlefields there is a place where soldiers returning from war can heal with the help of horses.

08/02/2013

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