Close to 200 locals showed up Monday evening at for a at two county beaches, and . And two weeks after the fee was lifted at in Hampton Bays, officials announced Monday that their efforts paid off.
"Your voices were heard, and there are going to be no more fees," said South Fork Legislator Jay Schneiderman, I-Montauk. "This was a mistake, and we knew it was a mistake."
County parks officials had originally proposed the fee - charged between 5 and 8 p.m. - to defray the cost of maintaining beaches. However after lifting the fee in Hampton Bays, residents called for more action.
A Riverhead teen who pleaded guilty to two November shootings was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by five years of post release supervision, on Wednesday.
Juan Soyos-Pixtun, 19, in the two November shootings in May. He was sentenced on Wednesday in Suffolk County Criminal Court on eight criminal charges before Judge Mark Cohen.
Boaters Arrested Outside Romney Protest; Claim Cops Out of Line
Two boaters in waters off The Creeks, billionaire Ronald Perelman's 57-acre East Hampton Village estate — where Mitt Romney was scheduled to be present for a campaign fundraiser — when they failed to comply with police orders, according to police.
One was arrested on the sailboat, while the second jumped off into Georgica Pond and swam to Perelman's property, where he was arrested by the Secret Service and , police said.
David A. Fink and his longtime fiance Simon V. Kinsella, the two arrested, later said in a statement released Monday that when they were taken in.
Days after Walter Jose Gomez, 18, was found in an apparent , family and friends are trying desperately to raise enough money to send his body home to Guatemala for burial.
A cannister at the Empire Gas Station on Route 25 in Southold is stuffed with dollar bills, as a community comes forward to help a family in need.
Southold resident Alex Tacovic, a friend of the Gomez family, organized the collection -- another can is set up in Laurel -- to help.
Detectives are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled after fatally striking a nun on Monday night.
The victim has been identified as Sister Jacqueline Walsh, a pastoral associate at in Syosset, who was attending a retreat in the Water Mill area with fellow members of the Sisters of Mercy, according to .
Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa said that police were called at 8:30 p.m. Monday with a report of a woman lying on the ground a few feet from the roadway, bleeding and unresponsive, near 383 Rose Hill Road in Water Mill. The woman, white and approximately 60 years of age, was dead upon police arrival, Costa said.
Just a half mile from the scene, detectives located an unoccupied 2009 Volkswagen Touareg with front-end damage, Costa said. Detectives are asking the public's help in finding the driver, said to be a white Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall, in his 20s or 30s, with short spiked hair, who was wearing dark shorts and a white shirt at the time of the accident.