Suffolk County Announces Task Force To Prosecute Hate Crimes Amid Spike In Anti-Asian Violence; 'Statistics Do Not Lie'As violence against Asian Americans increases across the U.S., leaders on Long Island have created a special hate crimes task force.
Lawmakers Mostly Excited About What American Rescue Plan Will Mean For Struggling Nassau And Suffolk CountiesVillage Hall in Farmingdale looks more like a fortress than a small seat of government. The plastic dividers installed at the front desk and in the court room, plus COVID-19 safety features.
Road Salt Supplies Dwindle On Long Island As BQE Weight Limit Hinders Delivery TrucksProblems with the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway have cut road salt shipments in half.
Long Island Communities Prepare For Major Winter Storm"This will be a major winter event, a major storm event," said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. "We are doing all that we need to prepare to make sure we are ready."
Long Island Sees Spike In Coronavirus Cases, Positivity RateSuffolk reported more than 1,100 new cases Tuesday, and Nassau has a test positivity rate of 5.8% -- the highest number in months.
Police Announce Arrests In Illegal 'Fast And Furious'-Style Street Racing On Long IslandDrivers were in handcuffs and cars were seized following a recent Suffolk County street racing bust.
Suffolk County Police Break Up 500-Person Potential Super-Spreader Party At Castle-Like HomeLong Island is ramping up more COVID-19 testing sites as a crucial weapon to slow the surge.
COVID On Long Island: Riverhead, Hamptons Bays Near Micro-Cluster DesignationWhile Long Island hovers around 3%, Riverhead has surged to 5.6% and Hampton Bays to 6.5%.
Suffolk County Cracking Down On Businesses, Homeowners Violating Social Gathering LimitsA wedding and a teen house party with hundreds of guests were among those cited Wednesday as potential superspreader events.
Reforms Coming To Suffolk County Police Department After Independent Study Finds Bias In Traffic StopsThe Suffolk County Police Department admits its traffic stops are biased.
37 People Test Positive For COVID-19 After Long Island Sweet Sixteen, County Executive Calls Party 'A Superspreader Event'Twenty-eight students and nine adults tested positive for COVID-19, 270 people were placed under quarantine, and eight schools had positive case.
Without Help From Feds, Suffolk County Executive Bellone Warns Of Massive Cuts To Education, Police Department, MoreWithout federal disaster relief now, cuts, layoffs and furloughs could begin in January, Bellone warned.
Gov. Cuomo Orders Investigation After Brookhaven Fire Truck Seen Displaying Confederate Flag
Number Of Single-Day New Coronavirus Cases In Suffolk County Rises Above 100 For First Time Since MarchTen lifeguards at Ocean Beach have tested positive along with four people who attended a private party on July 4.
Study Reveals Devastating Impact Of Coronavirus On Long Island's EconomyA new report says the island lost a greater percentage of jobs than New York City, and could lose more than a quarter of its workforce by year's end.