"Everybody is so shook up with what's happening in the world," said town art instructor Maureen Pouder, who enlisted her students and other artists to paint about 50 works featuring Ukraine's nationalÂ plantÂ in a show ofÂ solidarity forÂ the country and its citizens.Â
In January, Dawn Smallwood took on theÂ challengeÂ of becoming the first female chief of police in Stony Brook University's 65-year history.Â "I really want students,Â faculty and staff to feel like we are their police,"Â Smallwood says.
As the pandemic drags on, it's harder to get a table at a Sag Harbor restaurant on winter weekends. Vehicle traffic is up. Trash collection remains in demand. The affordable housing crisis has been exacerbated by spiking housingÂ costs associated with higher demand.
In some districts, minority children, especially boys, may rarely â if ever â see a teacher who looks like them. But expected end-of-school-year resignations and early retirements should create hiring opportunities, education advocates said.
The joint forceÂ will begin patrols June 1 under the banner of theÂ Muttontown and Upper Brookville Police Department, or MUB PD, and operate with a projected annual budget ofÂ $4 million to $4.1 million.
After omicron peaked on Long IslandÂ in January, it steadily bottomed out,Â but a new subvariant makes up 38% of all new confirmed COVID-19 infectionsÂ statewide. Experts and New York State health officialsÂ say it's too early to see the slight spike as a sign of dire days to come.
"I heard Ward Melville and I was like, 'Did I just hear that?'Â To be able to be in the top three is something everybody dreams of," Amber Luo said about her finish in the Regeneron Science Talent Search competition.
The bridges, carrying a total of more than 67,000 vehicles daily, are rated poor possibly because of issues with decking, supportÂ beams, piers or abutments, according to state Department of Transportation data and experts.
Experts cautioned that despiteÂ the positive numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau, international turmoil could still impede the region's economy, and a lag in data has preventedÂ the bureau from fully capturingÂ the affectÂ of COVID-19 restrictions.
Staff at a hospital pronounced Vincent Maiolica, 34, of Massapequa, dead Monday, according to police. He had been suspected of stabbing two women over the weekendÂ â one of whom later diedÂ â and then attempting to take his own life, Nassau police said.
The festivities will kick off next month with a reenactment of the first town board meeting on April 2, 1872, that's invitation only and thru Oct. 2 will include parades, a time capsule and celebrations in Babylon's villages and hamlets. Â
Lyuks ExpressÂ Inc. has listed addresses at the Killenworth property and other Russian sites in the Bronx and Manhattan, but a State Department spokesperson told Newsday itÂ "has no record of a request from the Russian Government" to use its properties in that capacity.
The schools, including Jewish yeshivas,Â may have toÂ demonstrate they meet state academic requirements in multiple ways, such as attaining recognition fromÂ accrediting agencies, under revised regulations proposed byÂ state education officials.Â
The ruling dismissedÂ a request by Shake A Paw to resume acquiring new puppiesÂ after the attorney general's office filed a lawsuit in December alleging that the store knowingly purchased and sold sick dogs.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said "testing plays a vital role in keeping this virus under controlÂ and will be absolutely critical as we begin to live with this virus as part of our everyday lives."
People living in ZIP codes with the 50 lowest vaccination rates on LIÂ were 39.4% more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 during the recent omicron surgeÂ than residents of the ZIP codes with the 50 highest vaccination rates.