MacArthur Airport

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

The aftermath of a small plane crash in East Patchogue on June 17, 2014. (credit: Brandon Scileppi)

Pilot Dead After Small Plane Crashes In East Patchogue

The plane went down around 9 a.m. near the side of a house on Camille Lane in East Patchogue and burst into flames, authorities said.

06/17/2014

The old and new control towers at MacArthur Airport - Ronkonkoma, NY - May 20, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Islip Residents Voice Concerns Over Proposed MacArthur Airport Expansion

Noise, increased traffic and pollution are the biggest concerns expressed over the expansion plan. The proposal also includes installing a tram to connect the airport to the Ronkonkoma Long Island Rail Road station.

12/05/2013

Albert Rizzi and guide dog Doxy in Bellport, L.I. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Blind L.I. Man Says He Was Kicked Off Plane Over Guide Dog

The flight was about to take off from Philadelphia heading to Long Island’s MacArthur Airport when Albert Rizzi said he was confronted by a flight attendant because his guide dog wouldn’t stay under his seat.

11/14/2013

Sen. Schumer proposes turning MacArthur Airport into an international airport (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Wants MacArthur Airport To Provide International Flights

“International service would be a real boom,” Schumer said during a press conference Monday. “It’s a win-win. International flights provide Long Islander’s with direct access to popular vacation spots and it helps our local economy.”

06/10/2013

Mitt Romney At MacArthur Airport Sept. 13, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Mitt Romney Attends Fundraisers At Private Homes On Long Island

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney attended two fundraisers on Long Island Thursday evening. The two fundraisers were held at private homes in Old Brookville and Muttontown.

09/13/2012

A small plane had to be escorted to Macarthur Airport in Islip after violating Presidential air space. (credit: CBS 2)

Fighter Jets Scrambled After Small Plane Violates Airspace During Obama Conn. Visit

An investigation is underway and there is no word yet if the pilot will face charges.

08/06/2012

Southwest Airlines planes are seen at MacArthur Airport - Ronkonkoma, NY - Nov 9, 2010 - Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Aerospace Businesses Increase Presence Near MacArthur Airport

“We’ve seen recently within the town of Islip certain contractors, certain aerospace manufacturers actually expanding their space,” Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci told Xirinachs.

05/30/2012

US Airways (file / credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Long Island To Washington Flights To Resume Sunday

More than a decade after 9/11 security fears forced the federal government to discontinue direct flights from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport to Washington, DC, the service is being restored.

03/23/2012

(Photo by Rick Gershon/Getty Images)

Bomb Scare On Southwest Flight To MacArthur Airport After Passengers Mishear Word

The airline says the pilot was making a “fun announcement” that the mother of an air traffic controller was on the plane, but a spokeswoman said some mistook the phrase “mom on board” for “bomb on board.”

02/25/2012

US Airways (file / credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Direct Flights From MacArthur Airport To Washington, DC Begin In March

Direct flights from MacArthur Airport on Long Island to Washington, D.C., will begin by the end of March for the first time in a decade.

01/03/2012

Winds caused a 10-story billboard to fly off a Times Square building (credit: CBS 2)

Bundle Up! Strong Winds Ushering In Colder Air

Tri-State area residents are bracing for more wild weather a day after high winds knocked out power for thousands of residents and heavy downpours flooded some roadways.

12/28/2011

David Smith (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Man Arrested For Allegedly Pointing Laser At Plane, Police Helicopter In Suffolk County

Police say a private airplane was traveling near MacArthur airport when someone pointed a laser at the pilot, blinding him for a few moments.

12/10/2011

Jenni Nedell in the ring (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Woman Holds Kickboxing Fundraiser For Long Island 9/11 Memorial

Jenni Nedell has been holding a kickboxing fundraiser for the past three years that helps support the upkeep of the September 11th memorial in Babylon.

08/11/2011

Senator Schumer with local officials at Islip MacArthur Airport on July 18, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Push Intensifies To Make MacArthur Airport JetBlue’s New Northeast Destination

Two million people a year fly in and out of MacArthur and the airport has been looking to increase that number. With JetBlue looking to expand in the Northeast, this may be the opportunity they’ve been waiting for.

07/18/2011

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