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Isaias update: outages, restoration progress and lingering road closures

More than 271,000 Long Island homes and businesses are still without power this morning, according to PSEG-Long Island, which continues its work to restore power to the hundreds of thousands of customers knocked out by Tropical Storm Isaias Tuesday.

Governor orders state investigation into ‘failed storm response’ by utilities

The large volume of outages and the utilities' failure to communicate with customers in real time proves they did not live up to their legal obligations,” the governor said.

Former supervisor Sean Walter tapped to run for town justice, will face Joseph DiBenedetto in election to fill vacant...

Former town supervisor Sean Walter of Wading River has been selected as the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party candidate. He will face Democrat Joseph DiBenedetto, a retired Pace University professor.

Isaias cripples PSEG-LI communications system, frustrating customers left without power

A major breakdown in PSEG-LI's communications system yesterday prevented customers from reporting outages by text and phone, and rendered the utility's website inaccessible, as Tropical Storm Isaias pummeled Long Island, knocking out power to close to half a million customers.

Resident injured as downed large tree crushes mobile home in Aquebogue

A mobile home resident in the Riverhaven community on Hubbard Avenue was injured when a tree crashed down on his home this afternoon.

Riverhead Solar 2 public information session to take place this evening

There will be a virtual public information session this evening about sPower’s proposed 36MW solar power facility in Calverton.

Road work to shift traffic patterns on L.I. Expressway in Riverhead

There will be a new lane shift for the ongoing deck replacement project on the bridge over River Road in Calverton between exists 71 and 72. Two lanes of travel will remain open in each direction of I-495.

Baiting Hollow Scout Camp staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member at Baiting Hollow Scout Camp has tested positive for COVID-19, the camp announced yesterday.

Weekend roundup: COVID update, school reopening plan released, body found in Manorville

This week in local news: COVID infections, hospitalizations and deaths climb across U.S., while the numbers shrink in N.Y.; Riverhead rejected a proposed school budget for a second time; jogger found a woman's body in Manorville; Riverhead release its plan for reopening schools.

New York’s tough new drinking water standards may help local residents without access to public water

With standards now in place in New York for "emerging contaminants," the county health department will have to test homeowners' wells for them and homes where wells exceed the new standards will be eligible for special filtration systems.
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