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From homeless to hip-hop legend

A lot of famous stories have been associated with the connotation, “I was once homeless.” Because it makes such a great rag to riches story, “I was once homeless” seems to be …

The authorized project provides for hurricane protection and beach erosion control along five reaches of the south shore of Long Island between Fire Island Inlet and Montauk Point, a distance of …

Some people were born to be doctors, lawyers, artists, or athletes, and some animals were born to be therapy animals—comforting strangers, building community, and bringing joy to all they …

It may have been raining cats and dogs on Sunday, but Saturday was a good day to go home with one. Last Chance Animal Rescue hosted two of their weekly pet adoption events in Patchogue on …

Early on Jan. 10, a nor’easter brought in severe rain and strong winds, causing major flooding. Since then, Brookhaven Town supervisor Daniel J. Panico declared a state of emergency effective …

NYS Sen. Dean Murray joined his Senate and Assembly colleagues, along with Suffolk County district attorney Raymond Tierney, Nassau County district attorney Anne T. Donnelly, various law enforcement …

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has declared the Mastic Fire Department substation at Calabro Airport in Shirley a state Superfund site, after the chemicals PFOA and PFOS were …

Five days a week at 10 outreach posts throughout Suffolk County, Lighthouse Mission of Bellport serves hundreds of people by providing them with food, groceries, clothing and prayer. In 2023, …

Supervisor Dan Panico has announced that the Town of Brookhaven Youth Bureau will hold its annual INTERFACE Coat Drive from Jan. 8 to Feb. 9 to help residents in need stay warm this winter. Donations …

On Saturday, Dec. 16, the William Floyd United Teachers (WFUT) hosted a 1,000-coat giveaway in collaboration with Helpsy, a clothing recycling organization, to help provide a little extra warmth to …

Harmony Café and Eileen’s Home for the Holidays are gearing up to serve hundreds of holiday meals to the community this week. Harmony Café will serve a free takeout dinner at …

What better way to offer some volunteerism than to babysit an adorable puppy? But not just any puppy—an in-training Canine Companions Labrador retriever, golden retriever, or a cross of the two …

LI Arts announced that Long Island’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $330 million in economic activity in 2022, according to the newly released Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 …

On Dec. 7, supervisor Ed Romaine (center) and town clerk Kevin LaValle (left) celebrated the first night of Hanukkah at the annual Community Menorah Lighting ceremony at Brookhaven Town Hall in …

Brookhaven Town Menorah Lighting, Thursday, Dec. 7 The town will host their annual menorah lighting at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill in Farmingville. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. …

This year, Patrick “PJ” Balzer and his wife, Catherine Gutierrez, of The Kings Kids Christian Outreach in Mastic Beach, provided meals for those in need this Thanksgiving. He and his …

The National Park Service held two information sessions last week to hear from the public about proposals to update the rules for off-road vehicle access to Fire Island National Seashore. The rules …

Looking to save water? The Suffolk County Water Authority has some ideas, including watering your lawn only every other day. That was one of the conservation ideas SCWA representatives …

Scientists at Stony Brook University have completed their assessment of water quality in Long Island’s surface waters for 2023. The findings were released during a press conference held at …

Only about 25 percent of properties in Suffolk County are connected to sewers, compared with three-quarters in Nassau County. That was one of the takeaways from a presentation Suffolk County …

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