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Residents created homemade signs and propped them on front lawns in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012, in response to the killing of 20 schoolchildren and six others at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Jaclyn Gallucci/LongIslandPress)

Vigils, Shock in Connecticut After School Shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. Candlelight vigils and packed prayer services sprung up at neighborhood churches Friday evening to honor the 20 schoolchildren and six adults gunned down…



Long Island Elections

Long Island Elections: Unofficial Nassau and Suffolk Results

It’s about 3 a.m. Nov. 7, the morning after Election…



Rep. Tim Bishop, the incumbent Democrat from the East End (LEFT), is locked in a tight race with Randy Altschuler (RIGHT). their first debate took place at the First Baptist Church in Riverhead, where the tone was civil compared to the rancor of their tv ads. (Dan O’Regan/Long Island Press)

Long Island Elections: Candidates Share Optimism As Polls Close

Amid the disarray and destruction left behind in the wake…



Hundreds of thousands of displaced Long Islanders have the option of voting by affidavit ballot this Election Day following an executive order by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday Nov. 5, 2012 to help remedy the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the voting public. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)

Long Island Elections: Fire, Gas Leaks and Power Outages

Fire. Gas leaks. Spotty electricity. For myriad reasons that were…



Hundreds of people swarmed a Hess gas station on Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst on foot and by car Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 to get as much fuel as they could as temperatures continued to drop and more than 700,000 residents remained without heat or electricity one week after Hurricane Sandy wreaked devastation across the Northeast. It was a familiar scene across Long Island. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)

Long Island Gas Crisis: Promises and Hope

Much-needed gasoline deliveries began trickling into fuel-starved communities across Long Island throughout the weekend as temperatures plummeted and lengthy gas lines continued to expand. The…



People stood in long lines at a Hess gasoline station on Old Country Road in Hicksville late Thursday, Nov. 1 filling gas cans and containers for vehicles and generators. Much of Long Island remained without power nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Northeast. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)

Long Island Gasoline Crisis: Lines and Desperation

Emotions continued to run high across Long Island and Queens Thursday and Friday as residents seeking gasoline for vehicles and generators waited for hours to…