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Fourteen-year-old Charley Claudio spent her entire Tuesday morning sending pictures to Instagram.
But these weren’t just any ordinary pictures. They were of scenes from the hit HBO show ‘Girls’ that filmed Tuesday in Greenport.
“This is exciting that they are filming in Greenport,” she said. “I get to brag to all my friends that I am here watching them film,” said the Mattituck teenager.
‘Girls,’...Read more »
The Small Business Assistance Program and S.J. Edwards Inc. will present two health care seminars for small businesses.
The “Health Care Reform/The Affordable Care Act and the Impact on Small Businesses” events will be held at the Freeport Recreation Center, at 130 Merrick Rd.
The first event will be Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. The second will on Wednesday, July 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Attendees...Read more »
This is the cutest thing you’ll see all day.
The Bayport-Blue Point Library is streaming video of a few baby chicks that recently hatched there. If you don’t see them right away, wait 10 seconds and you’ll likely blurt out “Whoa,” like we did, when they pop up into the camera.
The chicks were hatched from eggs provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County. They began...Read more »
The Shelter Rock Public Library has received a $100,000 state grant, reimbursing the library for a new solar-paneled canopy it recently built outside its entrance.
The grant is part of the New York State Economic Development Assistance Program, and also will fund new landscaping for the front of the building.
The canopy, library director Andrea Meluskey said, follows a major overhaul...Read more »
Nassau County Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick) and NuHealth-Nassau Health Care Corporation will co-sponsor a no-cost breast cancer screening event Wednesday at the North Merrick Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd., from 8:45 a.m. to noon.
The program is open to all Nassau women ages 40 and older. Women covered by insurance, Medicaid or Medicare will have their carrier billed, and must bring their...Read more »
The Suffolk County Water Authority released its annual report on drinking water quality electronically for the first time.
Previously mailed as an insert in a free local newspaper, the annual report contains diagrams, maps and data on the level of contaminants in each community’s tap water. By posting the report online, SCWA will save between $85,000 and $125,000 annually, which likely will...Read more »
The Huntington Town attorney now must use the request-for-proposal process when outside services are necessary, according to a policy change approved last week by the town board.
The change comes after a state comptroller audit of the town found that Huntington had contracted with many attorneys in the past without using the RFP process.
Supervisor Frank Petrone said that formerly when...Read more »
A proposal to build a gas station and convenience store at the intersection of two busy state highways will be discussed Tuesday by the Smithtown Town board.
Garden City-based Bolla Operating Corp. is requesting a zoning change for the store and filling station, which would be located at the northwest corner of state routes 347 and 111. The site, which is vacant, had been occupied by a gas...Read more »
The North Fork Wine Trail could be getting a little longer — expanding eastward to Orient and stretching to the west to show several alternate ways of getting to the vineyards, tasting rooms and wineries that stretch from Calverton to the tip of the North Fork — if pending state legislation is approved.
“This is important. There’s no question about it,” said Steven Bate, executive director...Read more »
Belle Terre earned high marks from state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office in an audit of the village’s finances.
The comptroller examined records from June 1, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2012, and found the village government carefully inspected claims for payment.
“Generally, the Board conducts a thorough and deliberate audit of claims before payments are authorized to ensure that Village...Read more »