LI News Radio http://linewsradio.com 103.9 Long Island News Radio Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Don’t be alarmed by Enterovirus D68 http://linewsradio.com/dont-alarmed-enterovirus-d68/ http://linewsradio.com/dont-alarmed-enterovirus-d68/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:20:14 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15653 Health officials say there is no need to be alarmed if you feel your child has come down with the Enterovirus-D68.  Dr. Matthew Weissman with Community Health Network says it can cause serious illness but isn’t really dangerous.  Dozens of confirmed cases of the respiratory virus in children h...

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Health officials say there is no need to be alarmed if you feel your child has come down with the Enterovirus-D68. 

Dr. Matthew Weissman with Community Health Network says it can cause serious illness but isn’t really dangerous.  Dozens of confirmed cases of the respiratory virus in children have popped up in the tri-state area, including at least one in Nassau County. 

The signs are coughing, difficulty breathing and flu-like symptoms.  Weissman says the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is to constantly wash your hands. 

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Overcrowding in Hempstead http://linewsradio.com/overcrowding-hempstead/ http://linewsradio.com/overcrowding-hempstead/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:17:26 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15650 School officials in Hempstead gathered at a board meeting last night to discuss the problem of overcrowding in classrooms. “News 12″ reports around 100 new students have enrolled every day since the start of the new year and some classrooms are packed with as many as 50 kids.  State Asse...

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School officials in Hempstead gathered at a board meeting last night to discuss the problem of overcrowding in classrooms.

“News 12″ reports around 100 new students have enrolled every day since the start of the new year and some classrooms are packed with as many as 50 kids.  State Assembly members attribute the problem to the number of migrant children flocking to the district who have crossed the border illegally. 

The district plans to request state and federal aid so it can lease three buildings to help alleviate the problem. 

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Speed zone camera costs keep going up http://linewsradio.com/speed-zone-camera-costs-keep-going/ http://linewsradio.com/speed-zone-camera-costs-keep-going/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:15:47 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15648 The cost of Nassau County’s new speed camera program keeps climbing.  “Newsday” reports County Executive Ed Mangano is now proposing that more than six-million dollars be spent on installing flashing lights and signs in school zones. The state requires school speed limits to be mar...

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The cost of Nassau County’s new speed camera program keeps climbing. 

“Newsday” reports County Executive Ed Mangano is now proposing that more than six-million dollars be spent on installing flashing lights and signs in school zones. The state requires school speed limits to be marked in such a way.  Even though it is the responsibility of towns and villages to put lights and signs in, drivers could challenge whether county-issued tickets are valid. 

The proposal comes after Nassau lost more than two-million dollars due to tickets that were mistakenly issued when speed cameras malfunctioned last month.

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Dog found in W. Islip canal http://linewsradio.com/dog-found-w-islip-canal/ http://linewsradio.com/dog-found-w-islip-canal/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:13:34 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15645 The Suffolk County SPCA is investigating after the body of a dog was found chained to a cinderblock in a West Islip canal.  The Rottweiler mix was discovered around 10 a.m. yesterday near Secatogue Lane East.  A necropsy was set to be conducted Thursday to determine whether the dog was dead or alive...

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The Suffolk County SPCA is investigating after the body of a dog was found chained to a cinderblock in a West Islip canal. 

The Rottweiler mix was discovered around 10 a.m. yesterday near Secatogue Lane East.  A necropsy was set to be conducted Thursday to determine whether the dog was dead or alive when it was dumped into the canal.  The body showed no sign of trauma. 

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Suffolk County SPCA. 

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Rich Schaffer, Babylon Town Supervisor in the Spotlight Segment on LI in The AM http://linewsradio.com/rich-schaffer-babylon-town-supervisor-spotlight-segment-li/ http://linewsradio.com/rich-schaffer-babylon-town-supervisor-spotlight-segment-li/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:53:55 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15604 ...

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Jerry O’Neill Broker and Owner of Coldwell Banker Harbor Light on L.I. In The AM http://linewsradio.com/jerry-oneill-broker-owner-coldwell-banker-harbor-light-l/ http://linewsradio.com/jerry-oneill-broker-owner-coldwell-banker-harbor-light-l/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:52:33 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15601 ...

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Bishop leads Zeldin in polls http://linewsradio.com/bishop-leads-zeldin-polls/ http://linewsradio.com/bishop-leads-zeldin-polls/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:05:57 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15589 Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) holds a 10-point lead over Republican challenger Lee Zeldin in the race for New York’s 1st Congressional District, according to a Newsday/News 12/Siena College Poll. While Bishop holds an edge in the poll of likely voters in the district conducted from Sept. 7 t...

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Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) holds a 10-point lead over Republican challenger Lee Zeldin in the race for New York’s 1st Congressional District, according to a Newsday/News 12/Siena College Poll.
While Bishop holds an edge in the poll of likely voters in the district conducted from Sept. 7 to 11, the results also indicate a majority of those surveyed have an “unfavorable” opinion of the U.S. House of Representatives and favor Republicans retaining control of the House.
Fifty-one percent of the 592 likely voters interviewed for the poll said they plan to vote for Bishop, who is running on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines, while 41 percent said they would vote for Zeldin, a former state senator from Shirley who is running on the Republican and Conservative party lines.
Eight percent said they were undecided or had no opinion. The poll has a plus or minus 4 percentage-point margin of error.

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Enterovirus D68 hits Long Island http://linewsradio.com/enterovirus-d68-hits-long-island/ http://linewsradio.com/enterovirus-d68-hits-long-island/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:04:36 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15586 A school-aged child on Long Island has a confirmed case of enterovirus D68, a diagnosis that comes within days of the first New York cases that affected about a dozen upstate children, health officials said Wednesday. Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, is considered rare, but it has made a sudden resurgenc...

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A school-aged child on Long Island has a confirmed case of enterovirus D68, a diagnosis that comes within days of the first New York cases that affected about a dozen upstate children, health officials said Wednesday.
Enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, is considered rare, but it has made a sudden resurgence nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest tally estimates about 140 cases in 16 states have been confirmed since last month.
The local infection involves a North Hempstead child who became ill earlier this month, was hospitalized and now is recovering at home, Nassau County health officials said Wednesday.
In Suffolk, health officials say they are awaiting test results from the state laboratory on seven possible cases. Information about them is expected by week’s end, a county spokeswoman said.

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President Obama coming to town http://linewsradio.com/president-obama-coming-town/ http://linewsradio.com/president-obama-coming-town/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:02:20 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15583 President Barack Obama will appear for the first time at a fundraiser on Long Island on Oct. 16 to help raise money for the midterm elections, but two top Democrats running for Congress said they won’t be able to make the event. Nassau Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs, who will host the event at...

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President Barack Obama will appear for the first time at a fundraiser on Long Island on Oct. 16 to help raise money for the midterm elections, but two top Democrats running for Congress said they won’t be able to make the event.
Nassau Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs, who will host the event at the Garden City Hotel with his wife, Mindy, and the Democratic National Committee, said he expects 400 to 500 donors to attend. “I’ve been trying to get the president to come here for almost as long as he’s been president and he’s finally coming,” said Jacobs.
The two Democratic congressional candidates facing the most competitive Long Island races in November — Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, who is running to succeed retiring Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) — will not come to the fundraiser, their campaigns said Wednesday. Both said they had no knowledge of the event until it was reported Wednesday on newsday.com.

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Mangano wants signs for school zones http://linewsradio.com/mangano-wants-signs-school-zones/ http://linewsradio.com/mangano-wants-signs-school-zones/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:11 +0000 http://linewsradio.com/?p=15581 Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano wants the GOP-controlled legislature to approve $6.5 million in borrowing to pay for signs with flashing yellow warning lights at all 434 public and private schools in the county, including sites where new speed cameras are operating. Mangano made the funding r...

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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano wants the GOP-controlled legislature to approve $6.5 million in borrowing to pay for signs with flashing yellow warning lights at all 434 public and private schools in the county, including sites where new speed cameras are operating.
Mangano made the funding request on Monday in an amendment to his 2014 capital budget, following complaints from county legislators about a lack of signage notifying motorists of the cameras. The county operates 23 fixed and mobile cameras and by year’s end will have a camera operating outside one school in each of Nassau’s 56 public school districts.
Mike Martino, spokesman for Nassau’s public works department, said the $6.5 million program represented an expansion of the existing speed camera signs. The new flashing warning signs, which would notify motorists they are entering a school zone, will be placed outside the 310 public schools and 124 private schools in the county. The lights will blink only when school is in session.

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