Port Washington

The Long Island Rail Road's former station in Elmhurst - June 21, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

LIRR To Conduct Surveys About Reopening Elmhurst Staion

The Long Island Rail Road’s Elmhurst station closed in 1985, but the railroad thinks there might be a reason to reopen it.

06/21/2013

Port Washington Long Island Rail Road Station (file / credit: MTA)

LIRR At Grand Central Could Mean Fewer Parking Spaces In Port Washington

While many commuters are looking forward to the Long Island Rail Road’s expansion into Grand Central Terminal, those in one Long Island town are a bit wary.

05/15/2013

Port Washington Police Chief William Kilfoil (credit: Port Washington Police)

Port Washington Police Chief Retiring After Four Decades On The Force

William Kilfoil began his career at the Port Washington Police Department in July 1974 as a foot cop and he moved his way up, first as the district’s school resource officer. In 1993, he became the police chief.

04/28/2013

Firefighters battle a blaze in Port Washington, NY on Thursday, March 14, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Detectives: Roofers Started Fire That Torched Port Washington Building

At least 150 firefighters from six departments spent nearly 12 hours battling the blaze on Main Street in Port Washington.

03/15/2013

Crews battled a stubborn Port Washington fire on March 14, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Firefighters Battle Stubborn, Smoky Fire On Main Street In Port Washington

A stubborn, wind-whipped blaze on Long Island on Thursday created an hours-long fiery spectacle that knocked out power for much of a busy street.

03/14/2013

LIRR-Trains

MTA Announces Schedule Changes On A Number Of LIRR Lines Ahead Of Work Week

Temporary repairs to an East River Amtrak tunnel have allowed for the reopening of a number of lines but with a reduced number of trains able to travel through the tunnel.

11/11/2012

Long Island City Oct. 29 Hurricane Sandy (credit: Lowell Flanders/Facebook)

North Shore Animal League Deploys Emergency Response Teams As Hurricane Sandy Makes Landfall

The North Shore Animal League America announced Monday that it is providing pre-emptive emergency rescue services to several Long Island shelters to ensure the safety of as many animals as possible.

10/29/2012

Animals rescued by North Shore Animal League (credit: North SHore Animal League America)

North Shore Animal League Rescues More Than 200 Cats, Dogs

North Shore Animal League America said the dogs, cats, puppies and kittens came from commercial breeding operations in Missouri and Kansas and municipal shelters in Virginia and Tennessee.

10/19/2012

238-year-old headstone of Elizabeth Schenck at Monfort Cemetery (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

238-Year-Old Headstone Returned To Historic Long Island Cemetery

The headstone of a little girl who died in 1774 was put back in a historic cemetery on Long Island. The headstone of Elizabeth Schenck, who was just two years old when she died, had been taken from Monfort Cemetery in Port Washington decades ago.

08/29/2012

A puppy that is one of 63 dogs rescued from St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown, MS. (credit: North Shore Animal League America/Facebook)

Dozens Of Dogs Rescued By North Shore Animal League From Miss. Up For Adoption

The pups were rescued from a shelter in Mississippi where a possible tornado destroyed and damaged buildings at the St. Francis Animal Sanctuary in Tylertown on Aug. 9.

08/23/2012

(credit: North Shore Animal League)

North Shore Animal League America To Welcome 65 Dogs Rescued From Puppy Mills

The canines come in all shapes, sizes and ages. The breeds include Chihuahua, Bichon Frise, Chiweenies (a Chihuahua and Dachshund mix), Havanese and King Charles Cavalier.

06/26/2012

Andrew Esposito (credit: Esposito family attorney Rosemarie Arnold)

Atty: Port Washington Family Files Lawsuit After 6-Year-Old Attacked By Dog In Schoolyard

Andrew Esposito was playing in the schoolyard at Sousa Elementary School in Port Washington when he was allegedly attacked by a lab mix that got away from its owners.

06/04/2012

VP SAT College Board Kathryn Juric, Nassau DA Kathleen Rice, ACT VP Charles Smith (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

L.I. Cheating Scandal Prompts Sweeping Security Changes For SAT, ACT

Officials announced new, nationwide security measures for standardized test-takers on Tuesday aimed at preventing another testing scandal like the one that rocked Long Island.

03/27/2012

Jim Murphy and Mike Zotto (file / credit: Strategic Protection Group)

Stories From Main Street: A Reminder Of The Perils Of Drug Addiction In Port Washington

Drugs and teens – the struggles and challenges are constantly evolving. Keeping them away from each other is the goal.

01/09/2012

Paul Nickolaus Faulk, 18, candidate for Port Washington Police Commissioner (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

18-Year-Old Running For Police Commissioner In Port Washington

Paul Faulk, an 18-year-old community college student with no law enforcement or business experience, has launched his candidacy for Port Washington police commissioner.

11/11/2011

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