Long Island

Suffolk Police Increase Patrols Around LGBT Sites

Jun 13, 2016
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Suffolk County police are increasing their security presence at LGBT community centers and Pride festivals after the deadly mass shooting at an Orlando gay bar.

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Environmentalists are pushing a bill in the New York Legislature that would mandate that schools test for lead in drinking water. But schools are pushing back.

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Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent DeMarco has announced a program to help incarcerated veterans re-enter society.

The Incarcerated Veterans Re-Entry Initiative will create a special housing unit for veterans within Suffolk County’s correctional facilities.

What Is It About That Noo Yawk Accent Anyway?

Jun 11, 2016
Boston Public Library, Print Department

It’s no secret—Long Islanders have an accent. But how is it different from any other?

Professor Marie Huffman of Stony Brook University’s Linguistics Department says the Long Island accent is different from General American English in three main ways.

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There are only three more days left in New York’s legislative session, and lawmakers are talking with Governor Cuomo about a number of bills, but keeping details close to the vest.