5-Year-Old On Long Island Helps Come Up With Safe Way To Hug Kindergarten Teacher Battling Breast Cancer"We made a hugging machine so now she can hug everyone in the world," 5-year-old Avery Green said.
Authorities Searching For Missing 1-Year-Old Kaecyn Smith On Long IslandKaecyn Smith was last seen with a relative, 22-year-old Kayla Smith, on Beverly Road in Hempstead around 12 a.m. on Dec. 4.
Homemade Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing On Long IslandOfficials said mechanical problems forced the aircraft to land in a sod farm field behind a residential neighborhood north of Vineyard Way in Aquebogue.
Coast Guard Searches For Missing L.I. Boater; 2 Others Rescued In Separate IncidentA Coast Guard cutter was on the water Monday looking for a 26-foot sailboat off Long Island after the boater reported Sunday it was taking on water.
Fruit Flies Damaging Long Island Berry Crops, Could Cause Price HikeConsumers in the New York area are now on alert after the Asian fruit fly that first caused millions of dollars in damage to the cherry harvest in the west has made its way east via wind currents.
Heat Wave Could Damage Crops, Impact Prices For Local ProduceThis has been an especially tough growing year. The spring growing season was stunted due to cool temperatures and rain, and now a week long unrelenting burst of humid heat is taxing fields and farm stands across the East End.
Perfect Growing Weather Has Made For Vastly Better Pumpkin Crop This YearPumpkin prices were way up and farmers were counting their losses at this time last year, but picture-perfect growing weather has provided a much sunnier outlook a year later.