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1 hr ago | Newsday

Expanded bilingual programs get key Regents committee OK

Allison Manttari teaches her eighth grade E.S.L. students math problems during class at Dawnwood Middle School in Centereach, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Centereach, NY, Education Etc.

5 hrs ago | Newsday

Suffolk and town officials give grants to improve infrastructure at the Ronkonkoma Hub

Suffolk County and Brookhaven officials yesterday announced a $2.3 million county grant for infrastructure improvements at the site of a Ronkonkoma development they said may help keep young people from leaving Long Island. During a news conference at the Long Island Rail Road station that is expected to be the centerpiece of the $475 million Ronkonkoma Hub, County Executive Steve Bellone and... Suffolk County and Brookhaven officials yesterday announced a $2.3 million county grant for infrastructure improvements at the site of a Ronkonkoma development they said may help keep young people from leaving Long Island.

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Related Topix: Ronkonkoma, NY, Brookhaven, NY, East-Setauket, NY, Huntington Station, NY

9 hrs ago | LongIsland.com

Suffolk County Legislature Unanimously Approves Rails to Trails Fund Allocation

September 2014 - The federally funded Port Jefferson-Wading River Rails to Trails appropriation of funds for the planning, engineering and construction was unanimously approved by the Suffolk County Legislature at the September 9th Meeting of the full Legislature. The 10 mile green trail project, which started over 15 years ago, will proceed to the design stage.

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Related Topix: Port Jefferson, NY, Wading River, NY, Rocky Point, NY, Mount Sinai, NY

13 hrs ago | Patch.com

Cops: Man Stole from Huntington Mosque Donation Box

A man damaged and stole from a donation box at a Huntington Mosque in August, and police are seeking the public's help in identifying and finding him, authorities said Monday. Suffolk County Police say a man entered Masjid Noor, located at 1032 Park Ave., pried open a donation box with a hammer and stole money from the box on Aug. 27 at about 11 a.m. The man then fled on foot.

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17 hrs ago | Newsday

Firefighters battle blaze at multimillion-dollar Sagaponack home

Volunteers from five East End fire departments responded to the scene of a structure fire Monday morning at a multimillion-dollar home in Sagaponack, fire officials said. The fire at the home on Sagaponack Main Street was reported at about 6 a.m., Suffolk County fire officials said.

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17 hrs ago | Newsday

Cops: DWI arrest after driver crashes into bushes outside Deer Park home

A 29-year-old Dix Hills man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after police said he crashed his car into bushes early Monday outside a house in Deer Park, Suffolk County police said. Police said the crash occurred near the intersection of Straight Path and Nantucket Lane at 1:22 a.m. There were no reported injuries.

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Related Topix: Deer Park, NY, Dix Hills, NY

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WALK 97.5

Special Grand Jury to Investigate Toxic Islip Dumping

A special grand jury will join the investigation into illegal, toxic dumping in and around the Town of Islip, with authorization to expand the exploration beyond Islip and into Suffolk County. The grand jury was convened by the Suffolk District Attorney's Office and authorized to commence work on September 10, according to published accounts.

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Related Topix: Islip, NY, Brentwood, NY

Newsday

Man shot in the knee in Bay Shore, police say

A man was shot in the knee as he stood on a street in Bay Shore on Saturday, Suffolk County police said. The man, who was not identified, was on Belford Avenue when he was shot in the knee by an unknown assailant just before 8 p.m., police said.

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Related Topix: Bay Shore, NY, Medicine, Southside Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Newsday

Copiague man wounded at his front door in shooting attack, cops say

A Copiague man answering a knock at his front door was shot through the door early Sunday morning in what Suffolk County police said was a targeted attack. Police said Aaron Goodman, 30, heard a knock at the door of his home on Dixon Avenue just after midnight on Sunday.

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Shelter Island Reporter

Suffolk Closeup: The marriage of money and politics

"When you are dealing with a $3 billion budget, you need more eyes watching the money," said Suffolk County Treasurer Angie Carpenter. Ms. Carpenter was explaining why Suffolk voters should say no to a referendum question on November's ballot to eliminate the office of treasurer and "consolidate all powers and duties" of it into the office of county comptroller.

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Newsday

Central Islip bicyclist hit by car, killed

A man riding his bicycle in Central Islip Saturday was killed after he was hit by a car, Suffolk County police said. Marlon Santos, 27, of Central Islip, was riding on his bicycle on Joshuas Path at about 10:14 p.m. when he was hit by a 2004 Mitsubishi Montero, police said.

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Related Topix: Islip, NY, Central Islip, NY, Coram, NY

Newsday

Bellone, Schaffer are uneasy allies in Suffolk politics

Despite months of backroom infighting, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone last Wednesday night very publicly bear-hugged Suffolk Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer before a crowd of 150 at a legislative fundraiser. A smiling Bellone called Schaffer his "longtime friend and mentor."

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Related Topix: Babylon, NY, US News, Opinion

New York Daily News

Suffolk County legislature's vote was the rights thing

Immigrant activists praised County Executive Steve Bellone and the county legislature for changing an anti-immigrant climate they say existed during the tenure of Bellone's predecessor The people of Suffolk County had much to celebrate Tuesday, when the county legislature unanimously passed a bill amending the Human Rights Law. "These amendments are very welcome, long overdue changes to the local law," said Michelle Santantonio, Long Island Housing Services executive director.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Newsday

Man arrested in hit-and-run crash in Shirley that left woman injured

Suffolk County police Seventh Squad detectives at the scene of a hit-and-run crash. Police said a pedestrian from Mastic was hit as she crossed Grand Avenue in Shirley just north of Montauk Highway at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept.

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Newsday

Cupsogue Beach County Park pavillion on fire, officials say

East End fire departments are fighting a blaze that appears to have engulfed the pavillion at Cupsogue Beach County Park in Westhampton, dispatchers from multiple departments said Saturday night. Suffolk County police received a call reporting the fire at about 8 p.m., and arson squad officers were on their way to investigate, a department spokesman said.

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Patch.com

Farewell to Summer Concert

Hundreds of people came to the Farewell to Summer concert sponsored by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Office for the Aging Friday night at the Patchogue Theater.

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Newsday

Hate crimes in Suffolk far exceed Nassau total

A crime scene investigator probes criminal mischief to a sign at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnessess at 36 Southdown Road in Huntington where damage to the sign was discovered around 12:20 p.m. A crime scene investigator probes criminal mischief to a sign at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnessess at 36 Southdown Road in Huntington where damage to the sign was discovered around 12:20 p.m. Suffolk County police say they have investigated 236 hate crimes since the start of 2012, about 74 percent more than in Nassau County during the same time period, records show. Suffolk documented 87 hate crimes last year, down from 111 in 2012 -- the year Suffolk recorded the second highest number of bias crimes of any county in the state.

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Related Topix: Huntington, NY, Nassau County, NY

LongIsland.com

SCPD Arrest Man Who Fatally Stabbed His Mother and Seriously Injured His Sister

September 12, 2014 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Babylon man who fatally stabbed his mother and seriously injured his sister at their residence in Babylon this morning. First Precinct patrol officers responded to Livingston Ave. at approximately 7:20 a.m. after Kathleen Kearns called 911 to report that she and her mother, Mina Kearns, had been stabbed.

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Related Topix: Babylon, NY, Islip, NY, West Islip, NY

Bloomberg

Uber Drivers Protest in NYC Against Rising Commissions

Uber Technologies Inc. drivers in New York City are protesting against the mobile car-booking company's rising commissions and lower fares, posing the latest stumbling block for the startup as it races to expand. The drivers, who dub themselves the Uber Drivers Network, temporarily stopped working yesterday and sent an e-mail calling a meeting for colleagues today at 4 p.m. in Woodhaven's Forest Park Drive.

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Related Topix: Uber, iPhone and iPad App, Woodhaven, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY

Fri Sep 12, 2014

LongIsland.com

SCPD: Three Wanted for Robbing Grocery Store

September 12, 2014 - Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fourth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public's help to identify and locate three people wanted for stealing groceries from a Hauppauge store last month. Two men and a woman filled a shopping cart with assorted groceries at Shoprite, located at 335 Nesconset Highway, on August 22 at approximately 6:35 p.m. and exited the store without paying.

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Related Topix: Hauppauge, NY

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