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Senator Charles Schumer, the Senate minority leader, has called on Congress to quickly pass the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act, which he said would help combat the rise in toxic algae found in Long Island waterways.
Albinism is a complete absence of melanin. It can occur in humans, too, and makes exposure to the sun for long periods dangerous.
On Saturday, for the second time in three weeks, State Department of Environmental Conservation officers boarded a Montauk-based party boat and charged anglers with possessing undersize and over-the-limit black sea bass and porgies.
The owner and manager of the Princess Diner in Southampton were arrested following a 35-count indictment on charges that they withheld over $82,000 in wages from 13 employees and threatened the workers and their families when they asked to be paid.
Government officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Jose, which is expected to bring tropical storm-force winds and rain to the East End as early as Monday night while it passes several hundred miles south-southeast of Montauk.
Brian R. Callahan, a hedge fund manager who bilked his investors of some $96 million in a Ponzi scheme involving Montauk's Panoramic Resort, was sentenced Friday at the federal courthouse in Central Islip to serve 12 years in prison, with three years' supervised release.
A tropical storm watch is in effect for all of Long Island with heavy rain and wind expected, especially on the East End, as Hurricane Jose passes southeast of the island late Tuesday night into Wednesday.
The National Hurricane Center said that Hurricane Jose would weaken and pass well east of Long Island, but tropical storm conditions were forecast for midweek, with wind, rain, and high seas.
Tropical storm conditions are expected on Long Island on Wednesday, but the likelihood of a direct hit from the category-one Hurricane Jose remains low, the National Hurricane Center said in a Saturday forecast discussion.
An East Hampton man who witnesses said was riding east on a 2016 Suzuki motorcycle Thursday evening "at a high rate of speed" died following a collision with an eastbound 2015 Ford Fusion on County Road 39 in Southampton.
National Grid’s Long Island gas company is facing safety violations and major financial penalties following a two-and-a-half-year investigation into an explosion that destroyed a house under in construction in Water Mill in 2015, seriously injuring two workers.
With tears in her eyes at the thought of having to leave her parents and her three younger siblings, a young, soft-spoken 23-year-old woman quietly explained that her dreams were not very different from those of her fellow millennials, regardless of legal status.
Surf event for special needs families in Montauk is equally transformative for volunteers.