Long Island

Richard Lewin

This weekend Wellness Foundation in Sag Harbor will hold its 7th annual Summer Benefit. The event is sold out. But their programs are open to everyone.  

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Officials in Connecticut and New York are praising a federal court decision, which says the Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to control air pollution from so-called “upwind” states.

Long Beach Gay Pride Parade Draws Thousands

Jun 11, 2018
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On Long Island, thousands gathered in Long Beach yesterday for the 28th annual gay pride parade, “Pride on the Beach.”

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The eyes of the golf world are on Long Island this week as the U.S. Open gets underway at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton.

Security will be tight as up to 30,000 people per day descend on Southampton, but local officials say they are ready.

Hundreds of police officers from across the Island have been drafted to protect the event. Fans will be screened for weapons and explosives. Large bags are prohibited, and many items such as selfie sticks and tablets are banned.

In addition, there is a ban on private drones for the duration of the tournament.

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A billionaire philanthropist has donated $100 million to expand an anti-bullying program for grade school students. It is already being taught in 22 of Long Island’s 127 school districts.