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 2020-07-04 14:48 

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Much of U.S. scales back on holiday, but Trump plans to go big...

WASHINGTON — As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donal...

 2020-07-04 13:55 

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Two greenhouses burned in Melville, fire chief says...

Two greenhouses burned at 211 Burrs Lane in Melville Saturday morning, Melville Fire Department Chief David Kaplan said. The fire was reported at 6:34 a.m. There were no injuries and four other greenh...

 2020-07-04 13:28 

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3-year-old boy, father hurt at commercial bakery in Holbrook, Suffolk police say...

A three-year-old boy visiting his father at a Holbrook bakery severely injured his hand when he reached into a bagel making machine Friday night, Suffolk police said. The boy's father later severed th...

 2020-07-04 11:53 

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Long Island weather: Cloudy start to July 4, then sun...

Independence Day on Long Island will start cloudy but clear over the morning and turn sunny by the afternoon, with temperatures in the low 80s, said Tim Morrin, a National Weather Service meteorologis...

 2020-07-04 10:00 

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Workers return to coronavirus-altered offices in Nassau and Suffolk counties...

Workers across a broad spectrum of businesses on Long Island have returned to buildings with cubicles spaced farther apart, Plexiglas partitions installed to separate office workers from the public, a...

 2020-07-04 10:00 

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Donald Trump: Desegration rules having "devastating" impact on suburbs...

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is threatening to undo a series of Obama-era regulations aimed at desegregating communities, arguing they are having a "devastating"; impact on American suburbs, ev...

 2020-07-04 10:00 

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Cover your face: Dos and don'ts on mask wearing to prevent COVID-19 spread...

More states are joining New York in mandating mask wearing as a key component of stopping the spread of COVID-19. Through the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo repeatedly has said social dist...

 2020-07-04 10:00 

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Kenko Asian Cuisine opens in Merrick, with a focus on Vietnamese cuisine...

Downtown Merrick is pretty well set for sushi, with five purveyors arrayed along the two-block stretch of Merrick Avenue just north of Sunrise Highway. Two of them, Sango and Merrick Suki, are separat...

 2020-07-04 09:00 

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End challenge of the ACA...

Voters in Oklahoma, where President Donald Trump won by 36 points in 2016, voted last week to accept the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion with a constitutional referendum. The result, which wi...

 2020-07-04 04:23 

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Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore...

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. — At the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump made a direct appeal to disaffected white voters four months before Electi...

 2020-07-04 04:01 

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Exasperated parents inspire kids to help at home...

DEAR READERS: I recently published a question from a woman who signed her letter:...

 2020-07-04 01:52 

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Jean Lau Chin, Gene Chin: Couple would have celebrated 52 years of marriage in August...

As the machines in the ICU loudly beeped, nurses pushed together the beds of Jean Lau Chin and Gene Chin. The couple extended their arms past tubing, held each other's hands tightly, their eyes locked...

 2020-07-04 01:30 

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Suffolk police: Fentanyl pills being peddled as oxycodone...

Suffolk County police are warning the public of potential supply of counterfeit oxycodone pills in the illegal drug market that are actually fentanyl — a more potent and often deadly opioid. Police wa...

 2020-07-03 23:50 

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Mets open pandemic season with socially distant workouts...

Baseball, or at least a socially distant practice version of it, returned to Citi Field on Friday. On the first day of formal team workouts during baseball's restarted preseason camp, the Mets got a g...

 2020-07-03 23:43 

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Rally to show support, respect for law enforcement in Smithtown...

Weeks after marchers flooded Smithtown's Main Street to proclaim Back Lives Matter, a crowd gathered Friday to voice a rejoinder on behalf of the police. "Start showing some respect for people who are...

 2020-07-03 23:40 

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Luis Rojas says Yoenis Cespedes has been sprinting, but wouldn't say what's next for slugger in Mets workouts...

During baseball's three-month hiatus, as the Mets scattered geographically and worked out to varying degrees independently, Yoenis Cespedes made progress — but team officials still want to see it with...

 2020-07-03 23:36 

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Mets open pandemic season with socially distant workouts...

Baseball, or at least a socially distant practice version of it, returned to Citi Field on Friday. On the first day of formal team workouts during baseball's restarted preseason camp, the Mets got a g...

 2020-07-03 23:14 

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NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson tests positive for virus...

INDIANAPOLIS — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The 44-year-old Johnson is the first...

 2020-07-03 23:09 

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Ducks safely cross road after Rep. Rice stops traffic in Manhattan...

Did you hear the one about the congresswoman and the ducks? In fowl times, here's a tail that will quack you up. The low-DOWN: She didn't quack under pressure. Visiting her 94-year-old aunt for Indepe...

 2020-07-03 23:06 

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Red Bulls postpone Orlando flight for COVID-19 testing...

An inconclusive COVID-19 test result for a member of the New York Red Bulls staff caused the club to postpone its scheduled flight Friday to Orlando, where Major League Soccer is preparing to restart...

 2020-07-03 22:13 

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Red Bulls postpone Orlando flight for COVID-19 testing...

Due to a staff member's inconclusive COVID-19 test result, the Red Bulls' charter flight to Orlando has been postponed while additional testing is completed. All other staff and players tested negativ...

 2020-07-03 22:03 

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Long Island weather: Sunny Fourth of July...

The Independence Day holiday should be bright and clear with a high near 82 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Expect partly cloudy skies Saturday night, with a low around 67. And as...

 2020-07-03 22:02 

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Huntington's Hannah Burnett first full-time female Giants scout...

Hannah Burnett was a three-sport athlete at Huntington High School less than a decade ago. Now she is the Giants' first full-time female scout. Burnett, 25, was announced as the organization's new Mid...

 2020-07-03 22:00 

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Way to Go! Northport students create trivia and debate app to connect people...

Two Northport High School students used their spare time during the coronavirus outbreak to create a trivia and debate platform for Apple's iOS mobile operating system. Juniors Erik Keifer and Dilan P...

 2020-07-03 21:45 

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'Desperados' review: 'SNL's Nasim Pedrad the one bright spot in otherwise silly movie...

WHAT IT'S ABOUT After Wesley (Nasim Pedrad, best known for a multiseason stint on...

 2020-07-03 21:44 

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Indoor LI tennis courts ready to fully open on Monday...

Indoor tennis facilities across Long Island are ready to fully open on Monday after having been shut down since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. New York State moved indoor tennis from Ph...

 2020-07-03 21:38 

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Citi Field of dreams: Being back at Mets' ballpark gives me hope for MLB season...

You really had to see Citi Field on Friday to believe it. I'm not talking about the creative use of space that transformed a major-league ballpark into a makeshift spring-training facility. The cones...

 2020-07-03 21:17 

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Makur Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis...

Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the hig...

 2020-07-03 21:14 

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38 positive COVID-19 tests among MLB players and staffers...

Thirty-one Major League Baseball players and seven staff members tested positive for COVID-19 during intake for the resumption of training, a rate of 1.2%. MLB and the players' association announced t...

 2020-07-03 21:06 

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2 decrepit Northport VA buildings to be razed, Suozzi says...

A pair of decaying, almost century-old buildings near the entrance of the sprawling Northport VA Medical Center campus will be demolished for parking, Rep. Tom Suozzi announced Friday. Buildings 1 and...

 2020-07-03 20:59 

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With Nets depleted because of injuries and pandemic, Caris LeVert embraces challenge of being leader...

When the NBA season came to a screeching halt on March 11 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so did the hottest stretch of Caris LeVert's four-year career. After missing 24 games while recovering f...

 2020-07-03 20:55 

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Police name man stabbed dead after verbal altercation in Hempstead...

The Nassau County police on Friday identified the man they said was stabbed dead late last month in Hempstead. According to detectives, Andre Garry, 49, of West Hempstead, was walking on Fulton Avenue...

 2020-07-03 19:59 

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NHL, NHLPA still yet to reach consensus on final return-to-play details...

While consensus on the last details of the return-to-play agreement between the NHL and its players union has yet to be reached, a report Friday suggested that dates for the resumption of the 2019-20...

 2020-07-03 19:42 

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Rally at Nassau jail against abuse of female, transgender inmates...

Former women inmates and advocates for prison and jail reform held a rally at the Nassau County jail Friday for a "What About Her?" rally to spotlight violence against female and transgender inmates....

 2020-07-03 19:13 

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Bay Shore district lays off teachers to prepare for 'worst-case scenario'...

The Bay Shore School district has laid off dozens of teachers after the district and teachers' association governing board failed to reach an agreement on deferring salary increases. School officials...

 2020-07-03 18:57 

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How to clean your outdoor furniture...

Routine cleanings are the key to keeping your outdoor furniture in pristine condition. For best results, clean outdoor furniture four times a year: once at the beginning of summer, once at the end of...

 2020-07-03 18:52 

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'Stay New York smart' this weekend...

Cuomo urges NYers to keep virus in check through holiday weekend EMBED1 Some 918 people were confirmed positive for COVID-19 out of 66,392 tested on Thursday, for a 1.38% level of positives, according...

 2020-07-03 18:18 

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New dad and Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole confident in safety this season...

Gerrit Cole and his wife, Amy, welcomed the couple's first child on Tuesday. Caden Gerrit Cole was born at 7:47 p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. "Amy is doing excellent, and he's doing excell...

 2020-07-03 18:00 

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Make masks accessories, not annoyances...

Why all the fuss about masks? Why won't people just wear them?...

 2020-07-03 17:38 

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Mets 'Summer Camp' at Citi Field...

Scenes from Citi Field as the Mets go through what MLB is calling...

 2020-07-03 17:14 

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Hydroxychloroquine lowers COVID-19 death rate, Detroit study finds...
 2020-07-03 17:14 

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Long Island water quality report: Seven sites rated poor...

During the summer, a team of students and scientists led by Chris Gobler, professor of marine science at Stony Brook University and director of the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology, te...

 2020-07-03 17:04 

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Washington Redskins to have 'thorough review' of nickname...

WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins began a "thorough review" of their nickname Friday, a significant step toward moving on from what experts and advocates call a "dictionary-defined racial slur." Ev...

 2020-07-03 16:51 

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Major League Baseball cancels All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium...

LOS ANGELES — Dodger Stadium's 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger S...

 2020-07-03 16:38 

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Dime and BNB banks expected to merge and take Dime name...

Bridge Bancorp, the parent company of BNB Bank, has agreed to merge with Dime Community Bancshares Inc., in an all-stock deal worth about $489 million. The headquarters of the combined company, which...

 2020-07-03 16:33 

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'Stay New York smart': Cuomo urges residents to keep coronavirus in check through holiday...

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday urged people to remain vigilant this holiday weekend as cases soar in other states around the country, despite New York's better performance than most in curtailing the...

 2020-07-03 16:17 

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Stony Brook adds game at Western Michigan to 2020 football schedule...

The Stony Brook football program has turned a bad break into a nice windfall. The Seawolves lost their Aug. 29 season opener against Fordham when the Patriot League gave its league members guidance to...

 2020-07-03 15:21 

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Great Neck man caught with more than 100 fireworks, Nassau police say...

The odd behavior of a man parked on a Manhasset road led to the discovery of a possible stash of oxycodone pills and — after a chase — about 110 fireworks, Nassau police said on Friday. Fireworks hav...

 2020-07-03 15:20 

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Fourth of July weekend will test Americans' discipline during coronavirus...

The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans...

 2020-07-03 14:00 

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Being disabled doesn't stop them from performing...

Taylor Huertas was born to perform. Anytime he shares a stage with his castmates, he's bound to be smiling from ear to ear while hitting every dance beat with precision. "He loves music and dancing an...

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