Long Island

Libertarian McDermott derides a "rigged" system
3:50 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

An Average Guy, Campaigning For NY Governor

Libertarian Michael McDermott decided to run for Governor on a lark after his friend already decided to run in his Congressional district.
Credit Charles Lane

 

Michael McDermott will let the phone ring and ring. But when his lawyer calls, he stops talking mid-sentence.

"Hold on this is our lawyer," McDermott says, "Hey Gary, any word?"

The newly minted head of the Libertarian Party of New York weaves in and out of traffic in this last week before election day. Before the phone rang he was cataloging the many obstacles for his party before election day--like getting on the ballot, and staying on the ballot.

Read more
blessing of the "animals"
12:58 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Patchogue church blesses stuffed animals

Pictured are Rev. Dwight Lee Wolter (left) and Bill Paauwe.
Credit Titus Kana

  Earlier this month, Catholics celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Many churches held blessings of the animals, which stems from St. Francis's own love for all Earth's creatures. Yesterday, a Long Island church held a blessing for stuffed animals.

WSHU's Charles Lane went to check it out and brought back this postcard. 

Read more
clash of competing styles of architecture
1:56 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

The roof: an architectural divide in the Hamptons

  Caught between federal flood guidelines and local height restrictions, an emotional debate is stirring over the shape of roofs in the Hamptons. The controversy spawned a lawsuit in the village of Southampton that pits the iconic Hamptons cottage against more efficient modern designs.

Read more
Culture
7:38 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Hamptons International Film Festival is underway

The 22nd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival began with a screening of Theodore Melfi‘s comedy St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher.

The Hamptons International Film festival promises high profile actors like Bill Murray. He came out to show his new movie, St. Vincent. In typical Murray style, he deadpanned about being here.

"I'm kind of medium excited...not super excited...not loathe to be here... I'm kind of medium," Murray said. "I've got some friends out here that I'm really happy to see."

In the film, Murray uses his acerbic wit to play a curmudgeon with a questionable lifestyle, who befriends a young boy who moves in next door.

Read more
Extreme weather
5:22 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Cleanup continues on LI after heavy rains caused record flooding

Vehicles attempt to maneuver down a flooded Montauk Highway in Babylon, N.Y., Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014.
Credit AP Photo/Frank Eltman

Torrential rains across Long Island broke a New York state record on Wednesday with over thirteen inches in less than twenty four hours.  That's the highest amount of rainfall since Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said on Wednesday that in just four hours, Long Island’s infrastructure became inundated with water.

“The drainage systems in the county and you find similar numbers throughout the municipal systems are designed to sustain a 5 inch storm over a 24 hour period," Bellone said. "This was 13 inches within several hours.”

Read more

Pages