Samuele Petruccelli

Samuele Petruccelli is a Manhasset-based reporter for The Island Now, a position he assumed in May of 2021. He covers news across the North Shore, previously reporting on village elections, sexual harassment scandals and illegal practices in student housing markets.
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Car speeding at 106 MPH in Quogue crash, cops say

The driver who rammed into an oncoming Uber in Quogue was speeding at more than 100 MPH before the collision

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After year of loss, Manhasset rallies for families

When Diane Bollen’s students bore the stresses of high school, they could count on her empathy. When Kevin Driscoll’s classmates

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School COVID guidelines – everything we know so far

By Samuele Petruccelli and Robert Pelaez After some state leaders decided not to offer schools coronavirus health guidance, it is

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August marks birthday festivities for shelter dogs

For rescue dogs, August 1st isn’t just the start of a new month. It also marked DOGust 1st, the universal

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Following footsteps of neighbors, Flower Hill bans cannabis retail

Flower Hill can be added to the list of North Shore villages that will not permit  the retail sale of

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In absence of state, education commissioner to issue coronavirus guidance

Education Commissioner Betty Rosa said Tuesday that her department will issue guidance to schools on preventing the spread of coronavirus.

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Ryan Kiess is recalled as a lover of life

A man described as an exemplary professional, loving younger brother, championship winning sports player and proud driver of a Chevy

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State passes buck to school districts on COVID rules

In an unexpected reversal of who’ll lead protocol, neither the governor’s office nor the state Department of Health will offer

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Traffic advisory for Manhasset drivers near Kiess’ funeral

The Nassau County Police Department has issued a traffic advisory for Manhasset motorists in the vicinity of a funeral service

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Johnson says Butera targeted by ‘bad actors’ in sex harassment scandal

A top Manhasset school official on Tuesday urged her own Board of Education not to oust Superintendent Vincent Butera as

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Priest: ‘James and Michael salt of the Earth, might of the world’

Six days after being pronounced dead at the scene of a head-on car collision in Quogue, Manhasset brothers Michael and

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Educators, experts wait on Cuomo for virus guidance

With local school districts’ first day of class just weeks away, administrators and public education experts are anxiously awaiting state

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Cuomo warns inaction could make schools ‘super-spreaders’

By Samuele Petruccelli and Robert Pelaez Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday urged school districts grappling with waves of coronavirus infections

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3 Manhasset men among 5 killed in high-speed crash

A man driving along a narrow highway in Quogue crashed head-on into an oncoming Uber, killing three young Manhasset residents

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N. Hempstead ban on Ben & Jerry’s sparks backlash

Local elected officials expressed strong opinions against Ben & Jerry’s recent decision to stop selling its ice cream in the

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