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Tropical Storm Fay to bring heavy rain, strong winds and dangerous surf to Long Island

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Tropical Storm Fay, packing winds of up to 50 mph, will make its way north up the Atlantic Coast today and is forecast to make landfall in the NYC area this evening. Expect strong winds and heavy rain and thunderstorms on the east side of the storm, with a chance of an isolated tornado.

Local gym owners join class-action lawsuit against state, challenging extended closure

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Local gym owners have signed onto a class-action lawsuit against New York State, challenging the governor's decision to keep gyms closed in Phase Four.

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Ex-superintendent could get full pay through June 2021, separation agreement shows

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Former school superintendent Aurelia Henriquez was paid half her base annual salary in a lump sum upon her resignation last month and may be paid the other half in monthly installments beginning in January if she is not otherwise “gainfully employed” from January to June, according to the terms of an agreement approved by the school board June 29.

Tropical storm warning issued for Long Island as Fay forms along coast

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A tropical storm warning is now in effect for Long Island and New York City after Tropical Storm Fay formed off the North Carolina coast this afternoon.

Nancy Goroff declares victory in Democratic primary for Congress

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Democratic congressional candidate Nancy Goroff has declared victory in the June 23 party primary. She said she won by a 630-vote margin over second-place finisher Perry Gershon.

Riverhead man charged with assault after punching woman during argument over wearing a face covering: cops

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The two were passengers aboard a county bus and got into an argument when she asked him to wear a face mask while riding the bus, police said.

Police seek information about missing teen

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Police are looking for Tyrell Wilson, 15, a Black male, 5’-3” tall, 120 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair who went missing from Timothy Hill Children's Ranch on July 7. No foul play is suspected, police said.

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Ex-superintendent could get full pay through June 2021, separation agreement shows

Former school superintendent Aurelia Henriquez was paid half her base annual salary in a lump sum upon her resignation last month and may be paid the other half in monthly installments beginning in January if she is not otherwise “gainfully employed” from January to June, according to the terms of an agreement approved by the school board June 29.

Riverhead school budget revote set for July 28; Laurie Downs elected...

The school board voted unanimously to schedule the revote on July 28, the date established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for school budget re-votes across the state.

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