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Catastrophe Readiness Clearinghouse
Sponsored by a grant from the Allstate Foundation and administered by Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, NY, this web site provides tools to empower families, individuals, and small businesses to more effectively plan their own strategies for responding to potentially catastrophic events.
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Community Resource Database of Long Island
"Find information on nearly 12,000 health, education, social and human services agencies and programs on Long Island."
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Forgotten NY
This site, put together by an amateur historian and New York City fan, explores every aspect of the urban landscape of New York. Great for images and commentary on 19th and 20th century New York locations. Also includes some Long Island locales.
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Historic Oakdale
This digital collection from the Dowling College Library provides images of vintage postcards and photograhs documenting the history of Oakdale, Long Island from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century.
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Hospital Compare - Find out about your hospital or compare it to others
Maintained by the department of Health and Human Services, this tool provides you with information on how well the hospitals in your area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of Health and Human Services, and other members of the Hospital Quality Alliance: Improving Care Through Information (HQA).
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Long Island Association
This association brings together business, labor, government and academia in a shared effort to improve the Island as a place to live, work and do business. Find links to public officials, LIA publications and more.
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Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau
Become a tourist in your own backyard! Travel information and a monthly guide to events are just some of the things you will find here.
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Long Island History
Created by Bethpage High School students, this site has brief pages about various aspects of L.I. history, including colonial times, fishing and whaling, and the Gold Coast.
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Long Island Index
Funded by the Rauch Foundation it provides indicators on economics, population, governance, education and more to reveal changes and trends in order to make recommendations to government, community, and business leaders. A highly useful overview of Long Island as a whole and how we compare to other areas of the country.
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Long Island Oddities
This site reports on Long Island's rich and colorful past, left over remnants of its long history, the legends that scare people. Topics include: folklore, asylums, abandoned buildings and haunted houses, cemeteries, ghosts, UFO's and more.
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Long Island.com
Features a host of Long Island Web sites including classifieds, real estate, restaurant directory, calendar of events, local news, recipes, nightlife and much much more.
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News 12
Local news, traffic reports and weather. Requires subscriber to Cablevision,Comcast,Time Warner orService Electric.
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Long Island's own newspaper allows reading of today's news and it's archives, but there is a fee to print. The site also features the annually published Fun Book as well as up to the minute weather and traffic and under "Entertainment," find up to the minute happenings plus "Entertainment Calendars" for planning ahead.
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Ready.gov - Disaster Preparedness Site
Plan prepare and stay informed. This site offer helpful guidelines and information under the categories of Ready America, Ready Business and Ready Kids. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.
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Suffolk County School Report Cards
Find information about specific schools or districts in Suffolk County.
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Suffolk Historic Newspapers
This is a digital collection of newspapers published in Suffolk County in the 19th and 20th centuries. Four newspapers are currently available, each for a specific range of years: (South Side Signal 1869-1979, The Corrector 1858-1871, The Long Island Traveler 1880-1892, The Long Islander 1839-1863) with more to be added. Any or all of the newspapers can be searched by keyword and the resulting articles printed, emailed, or saved in PDF.
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Town of Islip
Contains a wealth of information including online forms for permits, licenses, etc., the Town Code, Public Notices and Events among other things.
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Wild Parrots of New York
Informational site about how NY Metro Area, including Long Island, is increasingly populated with Wild Quaker Parrots: where they are, what they look like and how to attract them if they are present in your area.
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