Episode Three Concept Art Appears Online

The “BreenGrub”Image: David McGreavy / Valve / Kotaku Avid Valve fan and collector David McGreavy just shared a large trove of unseen concept art for Half-Life 2: Episode Three and other unreleased Valve projects as part of his effort to preserve this history for the future. Over a decade ago, Valve began releasing smaller episodic … Read more

Here’s When the New Epicenter Restaurants Open in Gilbert

Agritopia, a master-planned community in Gilbert that includes a school, a retirement home, multiple restaurants, and a family farm, has been developer Joe Johnston’s life’s work. His most recent project, which he created with his son William Johnston, is Epicenter. Epicenter at Agritopia is a new apartment development with retail and restaurant space that is … Read more

The Onion Shares Its Social Media Guidelines For Reporters

Many of America’s lesser newsrooms have recently grappled with setting guidelines for reporters’ use of social media, wary of staffers expressing their personal beliefs and compromising their credibility in the eyes of the public. America’s Finest News Source is no different, and in the spirit of transparency, we are sharing The Onion‘s social media guidelines … Read more

George Lopez writing ‘fantastic’ middle-grade book series

Actor-comedian George Lopez is launching a new series – of books. Lopez has a four-book deal with Viking Children’s Books for “Chupacarter,” a series of “fantastical middle grade books” that combine humor, “Latinx mythology” and memories of Lopez’s childhood. Lopez is working with co-author Ryan Calejo and illustrator Santy Gutiérrez. “With this series, I want … Read more

LIers face spiking gas prices, stock market gyrations as rumble tanks in Ukraine

This story was reported by Ken Schachter, Jonathan LaMantia, James T. Madore and Tory N. Parrish. It was written by Schachter. As Russian tanks rumble into Ukraine, Long Islanders are feeling the tremors of rising oil prices and gyrating equity markets. Gasoline prices are already up 31 cents in the past month, reaching an average … Read more

Knicks’ comeback fails as Morant sparks Grizzlies to victory

The first time Ja Morant had the ball and matched up against RJ Barrett on Wednesday night caused quite a stir inside Madison Square Garden. Not since Bryant (Big Country) Reeves played for the Vancouver Grizzlies had there been this many fans sporting Grizzlies jerseys in New York. So when Morant had the ball on … Read more

New Hyde Park slips past Jericho, gets firm grip on third place

MacArthur and Mepham have been at the head of the class in Nassau AI girls basketball, staging a tight fight for the top spot in these waning days of the regular season. But the race for third place in the conference has been airtight, too. New Hyde Park woke up Wednesday morning with a half-game … Read more

4 charged after overdose death of actor Michael K. Williams

Four men face charges that they were members of the drug distribution crew that supplied a deadly mix of narcotics to Michael K. Williams, the renowned actor from “The Wire” who overdosed just hours after buying fentanyl-laced heroin in a deal recorded on security camera video. The man seen on camera handing Williams the drugs … Read more

Shelter Island board votes 5-0 to replace town attorney, bump pay for new hire by almost $ 55G

Stephen Kiely, a Mattituck lawyer who previously served as an assistant town attorney in Southold, has been hired as the new Shelter Island Town attorney. The town board voted 5-0 during its Jan. 28 meeting to hire Kiely and pay him $ 140,000 for the position, almost $ 55,000 more than the salary of his … Read more

LI animal groups: Bunnies bought during pandemic abandoned, left to die

Long Island animal groups are seeing more and more domesticated rabbits abandoned in the wild – a move that puts the pets at serious risk of starvation, disease and death, animal advocates said. The advocates link the influx of stray bunnies to people who likely adopted the pets during the pandemic and no longer wish … Read more