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Past articles by Craig:

Malcolm X's daughters to file $100M suit against NYPD, FBI, other agencies in killing of civil rights leader

The family of the slain civil rights figure has announced their intent to file a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the NYPD, FBI and other government agencies, asserting they were involved in a conspiracy to kill their father. → Read More

Newborn giraffe Savanna makes debut at White Post Farms

The Melville facility announced the birth Saturday, the first day "The Giraffe Experience" opened to the public. → Read More

COVID-19 cases plummet in LI schools, as a sense of normalcy returns

Teachers, students and administrators hope that a sudden drop in cases is a sign of the end of COVID-19. But health experts sound a cautious note. → Read More

Couple in East Setauket fire teamed up to first save their baby, family says

A free spirit, who had traveled around playing bass in bands, Steven Ortner’s life turned on a dime when he met Lisa Ostrowski about three years ago. They fell in love so fast it stunned those who kne → Read More

92% of Islanders concerned about their downtowns, nextLI survey finds

Long Islanders love their downtowns, and, having visited them less often during the COVID-19 pandemic, are eager to return to them, according to a nextLI survey. The survey found that three out of fou → Read More

William Floyd High senior again goes to school to protest remote learning

For the second day in a row, William Floyd High School senior Maverick Stow arrived at school Wednesday morning wanting to attend school five days a week, rather than abide by the district's hybrid at → Read More

LI's COVID-19 infection rate rises, and college students may be a factor

Long Island is seeing an increase in cases and its infection rate for COVID-19 as residents head into a holiday weekend and the impending reopening of schools, according to state figures. While health → Read More

School nurses ready for first kids, first cough

School nurse Barbara Jacobowitz said a plastic shield is going up around her desk at Drexel Avenue School in Westbury. The masks, gloves and gowns are coming in, and the school has set up a separate r → Read More

A mixed reaction from parents, teachers to Cuomo's call to reopen schools

When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo gave the green light Friday to reopen schools, Farmingdale science teacher Cordelia Anthony said she was happy he left many of the details up to individual districts. They ne → Read More

Farmingdale State College grads celebrate with 'car-mmencement' parade

There was a whole lotta honking, cheering and flashing of car lights going on as Farmingdale State College students gathered Saturday for a drive-thru graduation celebration on campus. Graduating stud → Read More

'We're seeing issues of hunger explode' on Long Island

They are the faces on the food lines, the callers on hold for hours to get benefits, the mothers and fathers breaking down and asking for help. The coronavirus pandemic cut their lifeline to a salary → Read More

Parade cheers East Islip teen battling cancer, set to graduate

Self-isolating is nothing new to Taylor Ryan, as the treatment for the teen's cancer can compromise her immune system. But two months at home has brought her down, and this week's chemo was especially → Read More

Greenport retirement community reports sixth death

As the Peconic Landing retirement and continuing care community struggled with its sixth coronavirus death Wednesday, top officials there offered their first account of how the virus penetrated the sp → Read More

Middle school competitors come to play — and do math

Call them the math kids. Seventh-grader Joseph Caliendo loves math so much that when he's bowling, he figures out the mathematical possibilities of the shot ahead. Eighth-grader Rishi Ghatta loves mat → Read More

Cops involved in Freeport arrest remain on job; DA to do 'thorough review'

The Freeport police officers involved in a controversial arrest Tuesday remain on the job, a village spokesman said Thursday. “All are working; none is on paid leave,” Freeport spokesman Brian Finnega → Read More

Deadly boat fire in Calif. has LI captains talking safety

Captains who operate Long Island's fishing charters and other passenger boats are talking a lot about government regulations these days — conversations driven by tragedy, a dive boat fire off the Sout → Read More

Opioid crisis costs Long Island nearly $8 billion a year, study shows

The opioid epidemic is costing Long Island roughly $8 billion a year in medical costs, lost productivity by workers and economic losses, a new study shows. Figures released Wednesday by the nonpartisa → Read More

At Belmont, many look racetrack-ready

All was right with the world at Belmont Park on Saturday. before the Belmont Stakes, the main even The sun was shining on the sprawling track, with not a hint of rain in the forecast. People, laughing → Read More

Adopt-a-Cop connects police officers and youths

It looked like a playground from a child's dream — a helicopter landed and took off, horses and dogs waited patiently for a hug, and kids hopped on a big motorcycle and pretended to drive. And, of cou → Read More

Forecast: Dry day before soggy Mother's Day

Rain quite likely Sunday, and temperatures will cool to the low 50s, going down to near 45 at night, says the National Weather Service. → Read More