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2008-07-25 12:00:48

By Carl Macgowan, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 25--Expecting as much as 6 inches of rain in places and possible coastal erosion, Suffolk County opened its emergency command center at 5 a.m. yesterday as a summer storm rolled across Long Island. Officials from 42 municipalities and agencies such as the state Department of Transportation and the Long Island Power Authority monitored weather reports while preparing to battle the elements. But despite more than an inch of rain, and a...

2008-07-24 09:00:51

By Jennifer Maloney, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 24--The Town of Islip will now require that contractors return architectural drawings of Long Island MacArthur Airport used to submit construction bids, after airport diagrams were found in a Holtsville deli garbage can. The drawings, discovered poking out of the trash Monday by a deli employee, did not contain sensitive information and their discovery presented no breach of security, said Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan. They were...

2008-07-18 12:00:53

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In discussions with leaders of the Association for a Better Long Island, (ABLI) the commissioner of Long Island MacArthur Airport says she expects to see a continuing volatility among the commercial carriers serving the tri-state region and specifically those that fly into Long Island MacArthur. However, Teresa Rizzuto told the ABLI public policy steering committee that Long Island's 2.7 million people will never want for commercial air service...

2008-07-17 09:00:52

By John Valenti, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 17--The explosion and flash shattered the summer twilight, and debris and fuel rained down through the darkness and set our ocean on fire. This was July 17, 1996, when TWA Flight 800, 16 minutes out of Kennedy Airport and bound for Paris, went down 10 miles south of Moriches Inlet. Aboard were 230 passengers and crew. As the terse journalistic phrase goes, there were no survivors. This evening, families of those who perished, along with...

2008-07-17 09:00:36

By Erica Marcus, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 17--Hungry landlubbers see Long Island as a network of roads leading to dinner. The view from the water is a little different: All around the Island -- from Point Lookout to Patchogue to Montauk, into Peconic Bay to Shelter Island and Greenport, then along the North Shore from Port Jefferson to Huntington to Port Washington -- inlets and coves lead to restaurants where you can dock your boat and then dine. Luckily for the landlubbers, all of...

2008-07-16 06:00:28

By Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 16--The crowd-pleasing Stony Brook Film Festival returns for its 13th year with 21 features, 14 shorts and a scheduled visit from Mary Stuart Masterson, who will be showing her directorial debut, "The Cake Eaters." Running from tomorrow through July26 at Staller Center for the Arts, the festival includes films from all over the globe -- Hungary, Germany, Taiwan -- and from right next door: "Phoebe in Wonderland," starring Elle Fanning, was...

2008-07-11 09:00:32

By David Winzelberg Permit ChaseFrustrated developers know how long it can take to get approvals for commercial projects on Long Island. Each year, construction delays result in millions of dollars in lost revenue. In this occasional series, Long Island Business News will track the prickly path to building permits for a few as-of-right developments (where no zoning change is needed) to shed light on this tedious process. As with most new construction here, the permit chase for the Riegel...

2008-06-30 06:02:30

By Jennifer Maloney, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 30--Southwest Airlines has agreed to loan $5 million to expand the capacity of Long Island MacArthur Airport's underground jet-fuel tanks, enabling the airport to keep more fuel on hand in case of a major emergency, airline and airport officials said. The airline's loan will allow the airport to begin the expansion as it searches for other funding, said airport commissioner Teresa Rizzuto. Southwest, which flies 92 percent of the...

2008-06-14 06:00:24

By Bill Bleyer and Bart Jones, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 14--The Shoreham plant, the $6-billion white elephant that has sat idle since its decommissioning in 1994 amid growing controversy over nuclear power, could again generate electricity. Or maybe the 58-acre prime waterfront site on Long Island Sound could become a ferry terminal or marina. But a non-nuclear power plant was the most voiced option Friday as the Long Island Power Authority convened the first meeting of a new...

2008-02-18 09:00:33

By David Winzelberg Two Long Island companies are going ahead with plans to build asphalt and concrete plants on former Grucci family land in Yaphank despite protests from Suffolk County and the Town of Brookhaven. The two companies that recently bought about 30 acres of Grucci land, DeChiaro Contracting from Bohemia and Holbrook-based Circle Associates, expect to build a concrete and asphalt plant on the site. But Suffolk Executive Steve Levy said the heavy industrial use won't jive...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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