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Stories From Main Street: America’s Vet Dogs Are More Than Just Man’s Best Friend

They’re loyal and dependable guardians and protectors, just like the veterans whom they serve – America’s Vet Dogs.

09/12/2011

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River Otters Making Comeback On Long Island

Otters have rarely been seen in the region for much of the last century due to hunting and pollution. But in recent years, naturalists have spotted the mammals with increasing frequency.

08/22/2011

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Suffolk County Police Find 2-Year-Old Boy Wandering Alone In Smithtown

Suffolk County police discovered the toddler wandering by himself just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday near Terry Road and Town Line Court.

08/18/2011

A vacant home on Lynbrook Road - Mastic Beach, NY - Aug 5, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Number Of Vacant Homes On The Rise On Long Island

Currently, there are almost 40,000 vacant homes or apartments on the island.

08/05/2011

This seagull was seen wandering on The Long Wharf in Sag Harbor with a dart that was apparently fired from a gun. The dart pierced the Seagulls head from front to back. (credit: Doug Kuntz/Suffolk County SPCA)

Seagulls Impaled With Dart, Arrow In Suffolk County; Reward Offered For Arrest

In what seems to be a rash of attacks against wildlife in Suffolk County, officials say two more seagulls have been injured, one from an arrow and another from a blow dart.

07/29/2011

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Long Island Officials Warn Of Rapidly Spreading Whooping Cough Virus

A cluster of whooping cough is growing on Long Island, with dozens of people – mostly children – infected by the virus.

06/29/2011

A bottle of the pertussis vaccine against whooping cough and a syringe are show in a pharmacy. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Suffolk County Officials Report Whooping Cough Outbreak In Smithtown

Thirteen students in three schools in Smithtown have been confirmed with the contagious bacterial infection also known as pertussis.

06/21/2011

Boats docked - Huntington, NY - May 31, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Trying To Find A Public Dock For Your Boat On Long Island? Good Luck!

Some people are waiting decades for a public slip, which can be half the price of a private one.

05/31/2011

Main Street - Smithtown, NY - May 26, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Smithtown Plans To Narrow Main Street Following Three Traffic Fatalities

There is a plan to turn the four-lane Main Street in downtown Smithtown into a two-lane road. Three people have been killed in the area in the last 18 months.

05/26/2011

A memorial on Main Street - Smithtown, NY - May 6, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Two Young Sisters Struck On Main Street In Smithtown; Businesses Want Changes

The accident occurred in Smithtown on a stretch of roadway that has been the site of several recent pedestrian accidents.

05/06/2011

Brenda Lally (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Smithtown Woman Arrested For DWI With Son, 10, In Car

Suffolk County police say they stopped Brenda Lally, 44, on Fifty Acre Road South in Smithtown around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday after getting a tip from a 911 call.

04/14/2011

Smithtown, NY - Mar 29, 2011 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Park Rangers Serving As Traffic Cops In Smithtown

It was after several fatalities that Smithtown began utilizing park rangers to patrol Main Street in downtown, but there is mixed reaction.

03/29/2011

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Smithtown Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Street

Police on Long Island are investigating the death of a 33-year-old man who was struck and killed while crossing a street in Smithtown.

02/27/2011

The Big Bambu bamboo exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY - Jul 24, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Long Island Bamboo Invasion Sparks Proposal Of Ban

Love thy neighbor? Not so much in Smithtown.

02/10/2011

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L.I. Town Looks To Repeal Worm-Digging Law

A Long Island town is lifting a Depression-era law that requires a permit for anyone gathering worms.

01/06/2011

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