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Carolyn Gusoff

Gas Odor

Experts: If You Smell Gas, Report It Right Away

Experts have advice on how to deal with the smell of gas and the threat of a leak, whether you live in an apartment building or a private home.

03/13/2014

New York City Classroom (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

State Panel Issues Common Core Recommendations

Big changes could be coming to New York’s highly criticized Common Core curriculum. A state panel has recommended taking the emphasis off of tests, at least for the students.

03/11/2014

Environmental groups sued the Suffolk County Government for diverting money intended for protect the drinking water supply. (credit: CBS 2)

Environmental Groups Sue Suffolk Country For Diverting Water-Protection Funds

The tax, which has been approved by voters five times since 1987, is intended to go toward protecting Long Island’s drinking water supply. The tax has raised about $1.5 billion to date.

03/10/2014

Some parents in New York say the universal pre-K debate is out of order because their kids don't have full day kindergarten. (Credit: CBS 2)

Critics Call For Full-Day Kindergarten Amid Universal Pre-K Funding Debate

While Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo face off on how to fund universal pre-K, some parents whose children don’t have full-day kindergarten say the debate is out of order.

03/07/2014

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Home Gardens In Need Of Some TLC Amid Rough Winter

With spring only two weeks away, it’s time for a little garden rehabilitation.

03/06/2014

The mail hasn't been delivered consistently in one Long Island town, prompting outrage from residents. (Photo: CBS 2)

Long Island Community Not Alone In Quest For Regular Mail Deliveries

New Hyde Park residents are apparently not alone in their quest for their mail deliveries. Several zip codes across Long Island and the country are seeing inconsistent U.S. mail service.

03/05/2014

Astoria, Queens apartments. Police are urging residents to lock windows following a rash of fire escape burglaries. (credit: CBS 2)

Astoria Residents Told To Lock Windows Following Fire Escape Burglary Spree

Since mid-November, the NYPD reports 39 fire escape break-ins in the heart of the Queens community – from 33rd to 47th streets and 30th to 31st Avenue.

03/04/2014

Patchogue residents Donald Hayes and Sarah Hayes are each charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child for leaving their three children unattended in a running car. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Suffolk Parents Arraigned In Separate Incidents Of Leaving Children Alone In Cars

A man and a woman were arrested after allegedly leaving three young children unattended in a running, unlocked vehicle in Patchogue on Sunday.

03/03/2014

Lido Beach Oil Spill

Long Island Woman Fights Huge Legal Bills After Neighbor’s Oil Tank Spilled

Lynn Eskanazi and her family are battling for damages after a neighbor’s oil tank leaked, and sent a toxic plume next door. Staggering legal bills are now the issue.

02/27/2014

The mail hasn't been delivered consistently in one Long Island town, prompting outrage from residents. (Photo: CBS 2)

Exclusive: Long Island Residents Blast Postal Service Over Lack Of Deliveries

Some Long Island residents think the U.S. Postal Service’s motto needs to be revised. That’s because snow, rain and gloom of night have been getting in the way of their mail deliveries.

02/24/2014

The PulsePoint app shows a map of CPR volunteers. (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Hopes Phone App, Army Of CPR Volunteers Can Help Save Lives

The county is rolling out the PulsePoint app and is asking anyone trained in CPR to download it and come to the rescue if someone nearby has a heart attack.

02/20/2014

A resident is evacuated after a burst water pipe floods a Rockville Centre nursing home on Feb. 19, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Burst Water Pipe Leads To Evacuation Of Long Island Nursing Home

More than 130 residents of the five-story structure were evacuated Wednesday morning because of flooding.

02/19/2014

Siblings Lance and Melinda Weinrib say their father died not knowing his proper diagnosis because his requests for a sign language interpreter were denied. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Suing 3 L.I. Medical Facilities After Deaf Man Dies Without Knowing Diagnosis

Born deaf to deaf parents, the Weinribs claim their 82-year-old father Alfred was repeatedly denied requests for a sign language interpreter at three different hospitals on Long Island.

02/18/2014

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Long Island Drivers Met With Higher Gas Prices As Oil Companies Prepare For Spring

Pain at the pump comes every February when refineries switch over to summer blends. This year crude oil prices are also up and gas station owners said that their prices have gone up 12 cents in just two weeks.

02/17/2014

Maria and Brendan Goldblatt get married at the Empire State Building on Feb. 14, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Snow Doesn’t Stop Valentine’s Day In NY, NJ

During one event, three couples said “I do” at the Empire State Building. Valentine’s Day is the only day couples can tie the knot at the building.

02/14/2014

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