Brookhaven officials are weighing an amendment to the town code that would encourage businesses to install solar panels on roofs and parking lots -- and virtually ban commercial solar arrays from farms.
The Syosset school board unanimously approved petition requests by Indian-American and Muslim residents Monday night making festivals sacred to their religions school holidays starting with the 2017-18 academic year.
The state Education Department will not approve Hempstead interim Superintendent Fadhilika Atiba-Weza's request to earn a $215,000 salary in addition to his monthly pension payments, officials confirmed Monday.
The jail's outgoing medical provider's tenure has been marked by problems, including high staff turnover, an outdated record system and a failure to earn a contractually-required national accreditation, a county audit has found.
Long Island Cares, a Hauppauge-based food bank, was awarded a $15,000-grant to provide more fresh produce to needy families in the Brentwood school district, according to a news release from the food bank.
Long Islanders who reveled in Monday's especially mild weather may be equally delighted with Tuesday and Wednesday, which are also expected to bring highs of about 15 to 20 degrees above normal, forecasters say.
A Roosevelt man who left a fingerprint on the door of a vehicle belonging to his carjack victim faces up to 25 years to life in prison after a jury convicted him of the July 2014 murder, prosecutors said Monday.