01/29/15 5:00pm
Volunteers respond to the Juliette Kinsella Records Storage Center Monday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Volunteers respond to the Juliette Kinsella Records Storage Center Monday afternoon. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

No records were lost during Monday’s fire at the County Center records storage center, the Suffolk County Clerk’s office has confirmed.

“The sprinklers came on almost instantaneously, dousing the fire,” said chief deputy clerk Nicole DeLuca. “So we have wet records, but luckily nothing was lost.”

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01/29/15 8:00am
A blood drive is being held at North Shore Christian Church on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

A blood drive is being held at North Shore Christian Church on Thursday. (Courtesy photo)

With blizzard conditions sweeping the region this week, the last thing on many people’s minds has been donating blood — and it’s created the largest loss of blood donations since Hurricane Sandy, according to New York Blood Center officials. (more…)

01/27/15 3:00am

Father Piotr Narkiewicz and Father Robert Kuznik shovel the front steps of St. Isidore’s Church during a snowstorm earlier this year. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)

I stepped outside, shovel in hand, and eyed my very snow-worthy Jeep.

But I was overconfident.

As I began to dig into the white stuff, I soon realized I had underestimated the 10 or 12 feet I had to remove in order to actually access my car. Being the overeager newbie reporter that I am, I had unwittingly offered to take photos of the freshly fallen snow, aptly timed as the first task of my morning — or so I thought. (more…)

01/26/15 1:27pm
The scene of a fire at the county center in Riverside on Monday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The scene of a fire at the county center in Riverside on Monday. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Riverhead firefighters were called to the County Center in Riverside, where a building was evacuated about 12:50 p.m. Monday after a second-story fire broke out.

Though the fire was contained to a small area and brought quickly under control, Riverhead Fire Department Chief Joseph Raynor said “there was quite a lot of water damage.” (more…)

01/26/15 12:25pm

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Felony charges including attempted rape and criminal possession of a weapon against a 30-year-old Wading River man are set to be dismissed, following an “extensive” follow-up investigation into the incident, prosecutors revealed Monday.

Southampton Town police arrested Richard Rause, 30, for allegedly attacking a 30-year-old woman near a lake at the Wildwood Town Park located at on Lake Ave in Northampton about 2:15 p.m. Jan. 14.

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01/23/15 11:00am
Governor Cuomo giving his State of the State address the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany Wednesday. (Credit: Courtesy Flickr photo)

Governor Cuomo giving his State of the State address the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany Wednesday. (Credit: Courtesy Flickr photo)

Small business owners across the North Fork could soon benefit from tax reductions that would make income tax rates the lowest in New York State history, according to a proposal outlined by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address Wednesday.

The proposition would help small businesses incorporated in New York State by reducing the net income tax rate from the current rate of 6.5 percent to 2.5 percent over a three-year period, amounting to a four percent reduction by 2018.

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01/22/15 8:08am
(Credit: Crime Stoppers photo)

(Credit: Crime Stoppers photo)

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in a Main Road burglary on Jan. 13.

Sometime between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. at least one suspect entered MCN Distributors warehouse, located at 121 Main Road, and stole assorted air conditioning equipment by loading it into a box truck (pictured above). The truck was then driven to another location, where the stolen items were removed from the truck, according to a release.

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