Suffolk County

Joseph Myjack, Bill Finch Sr. among those honored
6:05 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Conn and Long Island WWII veterans honored on D-Day

An onlooker waves an American flag as World War II military vehicles are displayed on the beach of Arromanches, France, Friday, June 6, 2014, as part of D-Day commemorations. World leaders and veterans gathered by the beaches of Normandy, northern France, on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings.
Credit AP Photo/Claude Paris

Political leaders and veterans gathered in Normandy Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion there. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut was part of the U.S. Congressional delegation. DeLauro says one of the most moving experiences was meeting U.S. veterans who were there, including Joseph Myjack  of Hamden, Connecticut. On Friday, Myjack recalled his experience 70 years ago.

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Longer route over water
6:54 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Officials propose new helicopter route

New York Senator Chuck Schumer (D-Brooklyn) showing his proposed helicopter route over Long Island Sound
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

Elected officials on Long Island are urging the FAA to renew an “over-the-water” helicopter route that is set to expire in August. Officials also want to modify the route and make it permanent.  

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6th illegal dumping site found
12:58 am
Wed May 21, 2014

More Illegal dumping found in Babylon

One of six sites being investigating for possible toxic dumping
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

The town of Babylon says it has learned of another illegal dumping site, this time in Deer Park. Officials are investigating to see if this latest site is connected to the 32,000 tons of toxic debris found at Roberto Clemente Park in Islip. 

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Bracelet finds missing loved ones
2:43 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Suffolk Sheriff re-launches tracking program

The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office has re-launched a program that tracks people with disabilities who have a tendency to wander off.  The relaunch comes after two people in the region died after going missing. 

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32,000 tons of asbestos laden waste
6:33 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Politics mount as more illegal dumping found

One of "multiple" illegal dumping sites being investigated for toxic contaminates in the town of Islip
Credit Gabrielle Fonrouge

The Long Island town of Islip said Monday that the air around Roberto Clemente park in Brentwood does not contain asbestos. Air sampling was necessary after officials found 32,000 tons of illegally dumped material there that did contain asbestos. There is now a criminal investigation underway and  the issue is also becoming political.

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