Suffolk County

New Addiction Recovery Center To Open On L.I.

Jun 29, 2016
Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

On Wednesday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced more than $10 million in state funding for six new recovery and outreach centers in New York, and Long Island will be home to one of them.

Mark Lennihan / AP

The Long Island Housing Partnership has acquired 30 properties damaged by Superstorm Sandy and plans to turn them into affordable housing for qualified homebuyers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Narcan Saves Lives But Won't Solve Opioid Crisis

Jun 25, 2016
Charles Krupa / AP

Last year Suffolk County led the state in opioid overdose deaths, with 150 fatalities. In 2006 the state began training responders in the administration of Narcan, the opioid overdose medication. At the time the only way to administer the drug was through injection.

Lake Ronkonkoma Race Honors Fallen Navy SEAL

Jun 24, 2016
U.S. Navy

The 4th annual Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy Run Around the Lake will be held Saturday morning at Lake Ronkonkoma, in honor of the fallen Navy SEAL’s sacrifice 11 years ago.

In Nassau County, Red Light Camera Revenue Short $3 Million

Jun 22, 2016
Tim Mueller / AP

The Nassau County Traffic Safety Board has reported millions of dollars in lost revenue from its red light traffic camera program.

According to a new report, Nassau County issued almost 100,000 fewer tickets through the camera program in 2014 than they had in the previous year, resulting in an eight percent drop in revenue.