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facts you didn't know about stop & shop

stop & shop is one of the largest private employers on long island, and one of the most prominent grocery chains in the area. but what do you know about the store? find out more about the retailer below.





violent armed robber faces 50 years to life, da's office says

a mastic man who is considered a persistent, violent felony offender faces 50 years to life in prison after being convicted of three armed robberies, the suffolk district attorney's office said friday.





spinello maintains slight lead over challenger in glen cove

glen cove mayor reginald spinello's lead in his re-election bid narrowed friday from 21 votes to 13, after the nassau county board of elections counted 310 absentee and affidavit ballots.





national adoption day is a 'dream come true' for these suffolk families

a handful of suffolk county families entered courtrooms friday and emerged in celebration as new parents, brothers and sisters.





fdny: 4 injured in massive hamilton heights apartment fire

a massive fire is raging at an apartment building in hamilton heights, the fdny said.





king, suozzi: outlook grim for state and local tax deduction

reps. thomas suozzi (d-glen cove) and peter king (r-seaford), two opponents to the gop tax bill that passed the house thursday, said the senate is unlikely to restore state and local tax deductions, which could cost long islanders $2.5 billion annually.





good samaritan hospital celebrates world prematurity day

for more than three months, the campos and mcleod families hoped and prayed that their newborn babies would leave the neonatal intensive care unit at good samaritan hospital in west islip.





hamilton heights fire engulfs roof of apartment building

the four-alarm at 565 w. 144th st. sent thick, black smoke into the air.





matthew shepard's parents visit hicksville high ahead of 'laramie project' play

it's been nearly two decades since their son was murdered, and dennis and judy shepard are still working to turn their tragedy into a call for inclusion. 





good samaritan hospital celebrates world prematurity day

for more than 100 days, the campos and mcleod families hoped and prayed that their newborn babies would leave the neonatal intensive care unit at good samaritan hospital in west islip.





telephonics to pay $4.3m to settle overbilling charges

telephonics corp., a farmingdale-based defense contractor, has agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle charges that it overbilled the federal government on u.s. army and navy contracts, the department of justice announced friday.





king, suozzi: outlook grim for state/local tax deduction

reps. thomas suozzi (d-glen cove) and peter king (r-seaford), two opponents to the gop tax bill that passed the house thursday, said the senate is unlikely to restore state and local tax deductions, which could cost long islanders $2.5 billion annually.





ag: westbury man, doctor illegally performed plastic surgeries

an unlicensed plastic surgeon from westbury and a licensed physician from jackson heights, queens, face charges they engaged in a four-year scheme to illegally perform plastic surgeries on more than 60 patients, officials said.





anthony scotto's home in hampton bays sells for $2.96m

the hampton bays home of anthony scotto, who along with family members owns fresco by scotto in manhattan, has sold for $2,962,500, according to the multiple listing service.





nassau tax assessments: even some challenge winners lost out

a largely unpublicized facet of nassau county executive edward mangano's property tax overhaul contributed to substantial disparities among the bills of homeowners who benefitted most from the reforms -- those who filed successful assessment challenges.





new grocery store opens in former king kullen spot

a queens family has opened a new grocery store in mineola at a location that once housed a king kullen. 





garden city mom passionate about postcards in trump era

first in a series of profiles of long islanders in the trump era that will feature a mix of political viewpoints.





ursuline sisters to sell blue point center to drug-rehab group

the ursuline sisters plan to sell their longtime headquarters in blue point to a group that wants to turn it into a 76-bed alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation program for women, the head of the order said thursday.





officials will try to herd humpback whale in reynolds channel

if the approximately 28-foot humpback whale that has been swimming in nassau county's reynolds channel has not left by saturday, officials said they will try to herd it back to the atlantic.





national grid customers see bill increase because of warmer weather

typical national grid gas customers this month saw a sharp increase in a portion of their bills that allows the company to recoup costs when weather is warmer than projected.