Brinley Hineman, Newsday

Brinley Hineman


Nashville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Brinley:

After court-ordered shutdown, home visits by Sloth Encounters

The business has said on social media that it is offering in-home sloth encounters after a judge shuttered its Hauppauge headquarters and prohibited "exhibiting, possessing or harboring" sloths anywhere in Islip that would violate town code. → Read More

Bobcat, or perhaps a lynx, still on the loose in the Town of Islip, officials say

The roaming cat, perhaps weighing 40 pounds, has Town of Islip residents on edge. Experts agreed the feline was likely someone's pet, even though owning one is illegal in New York. → Read More

West Islip Fire District Commissioner Mitch Lohan dies at 57

The West Islip native, who was honored by hundreds of mourners at his funeral services this week, joined the West Islip Fire Department in 1983 and was a member of Mohawk Engine Co. He was elected fire commissioner in 2019. → Read More

LI group recognizes benefits of $2.8 billion Midway Crossing Ronkonkoma project

The Long Island Regional Planning Council on Thursday voted to name Midway Crossing a project of regional significance. The designation is expected to help raise funds from public and private sources, officials said. → Read More

Family of 3 gets keys to new Habitat home in Central Islip

A mother of two, who helped in the construction, says the house will give her family much-needed stability. → Read More

Deprived of 'a village,' pandemic left new moms anxious, alone

Without their "village" of support systems, moms missed out on normal motherhood experiences and struggled with postpartum depression, stress and job security — virtually alone. → Read More

New technology in Nashville area can help find your missing dog by its nose

New technology helps identify missing pets in the Nashville area, not by microchips, but by their noses. → Read More

Dispute over fishing line reveals tension on Tennessee river, leads to criminal charges

After a kayaker got entangled in a trotline, a safety instructor cut the line to prevent injuries to other paddlers. Now he faces criminal charges. → Read More

Franklin BOMA election: Hand counts confirm winners after software issues

After a hand count, the initial winners of the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen races were confirmed. → Read More

Franklin BOMA race votes to be recounted after voting machine tabulator issues

The Secretary of State has authorized the Williamson County Election Commission to hold a hand count of Tuesday night's votes. → Read More

Franklin BOMA election live updates: See who won 5 seats open on aldermen board

The Franklin municipal election for five open aldermen seats was Tuesday. See who won. → Read More

Williamson County real estate: September sees slowdown in closings

September saw a slowdown of closings in Williamson County real estate after a hot summer. → Read More

Statue stands on Franklin square honoring enslaved troops who served in Civil War

For the first time in city history, a statue now stands on the Franklin square honoring the enslaved men who enlisted in the U.S. Colored Troops. → Read More

Have you ever wanted to own a Tennessee town? Now's your chance.

Nestled down a country road lined with sprawling fields and the occasional farm house is a defunct town called Water Valley. → Read More

Nashville unveils new Civil War marker honoring formerly enslaved Black troops

The United States Colored Troops' role in the Battle of Nashville was finally memorialized with a historical marker — the first in the city to honor the Black soldiers. → Read More

THP investigating after deadly crash involving Williamson County deputy

The sheriff's office said that a man ran in front of a deputy's vehicle and was fatally hit on Interstate 840. → Read More

This Mediterranean bowl restaurant is opening its first Williamson County location this fall

This will be the brand's third Tennessee location. → Read More

Coffee and doughnuts: New Dunkin' heading to Franklin's Cool Springs

A new Dunkin' is heading to Franklin. → Read More

Franklin police identify man fatally shot outside home during argument

Franklin police have identified the man killed in a shooting outside his home as Guillermo Leon. → Read More

Man 'seriously injured' after shooting in Franklin; suspect in custody

Franklin Police report that a "neighborhood dispute" led to a shooting in the Cadet subdivision. → Read More