Long Island

Hamptons International Film Festival is underway

Oct 10, 2014

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.

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.”

LI tech companies having trouble finding talent

Aug 12, 2014
Gabrielle Fonrouge

Long Island technology companies gathered in Huntington on Tuesday at an event called Tech Day. The businesses were in search of talent and investors.

BluChip SEO is an internet marketing startup based in Smithtown. The company's managing partner, Harold German, came out to Long Island tech day to attract new talent.

“Over the past ten to fifteen years, there has been sort of a talent exodus of 18-34 year olds," German said. "that is concerning because we have a need here for local businesses to be optimized.”

LI businesses pledge to hire more veterans

Jul 23, 2014

More than  a dozen Long Island businesses have signed a pledge to hire more veterans.  The New York Mets, the utility company National Grid and the medical supply company Henry Schein are some of those business. 

Baby Girl Doe

Jul 21, 2014

The author of a new murder mystery, set in Montauk on the east end of Long Island, says woman are "cooler" than men in lead roles.  Arts Critic Joan Baum sees how that plays out in Baby Girl Doe.

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