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Brookhaven National Laboratory Thursday delayed by one week Sunday’s start of the move of a massive particle storage ring to Illinois.
Lab spokesman Peter A. Genzer said the 50-foot-wide, circular electromagnet will now begin its 3,200-mile journey on June 22.
The Muon g-2 ring will be transported to the lab complex’s main entrance in Upton and then, on the night of June 23, will be...Read more »
A $50,000 Southampton Town septic rebate program was drained in just three weeks, as 16 homeowners volunteered to upgrade their current systems.
“[That] proves that homeowners are willing to upgrade,” said Southampton Councilwoman Christine Scalera, who sponsored the pilot program.
East End environmental groups have warned that old septic systems are leading to degraded water quality...Read more »
If you stop by Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley you just might spot a pair of bald eagles nesting along Little Neck Run, a small tributary of the Carmans River.
Little Neck Run has been closed to the public since May 1 to reduce possible disturbing of the nest, but will open back up next week. This might be the first pair of bald eagles in the history of the refuge to nest, coastal...Read more »
It was a Friday, at 1:55 p.m.
The fire alarm went off at Bellport High School. And just as Chick Satterly and his classmates hurried down the stairs and reached the first floor, they saw a dark cloud of smoke barreling down the hallway toward them from the left, emanating from the walkway of the campus’ adjacent older building.
Seconds later, the group safely exited the school, but entered...Read more »
* State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) will partner with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano in sponsoring a free senior ID card program today from noon to 3 p.m. at the Freeport Library, 144 West Merrick Rd. in Freeport.
County residents ages 65 and over are eligible to receive a free senior ID card, officials said. No appointments are necessary. The wallet-sized senior ID card...Read more »
Assemb. Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) Wednesday announced State Assembly passage of legislation he sponsored to exempt residents from paying the state filing fee for federal Small Business Administration disaster loans.
State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) is sponsor of a similar bill in the Senate.
In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, some property owners applied for and...Read more »
It's been a busy week, but we made it. It's the last day of our Town Focus of Bellport.
Today, I plan to finish up a story on the 50th-year reunion of the Bellport High School Class of 1963 and another on a pair of eagles nesting along Little Neck Run.
I spent this week touring Bellport Village, trying local foods, checking out its artistic side and learning more than I ever thought...Read more »
The Tyree Curry Memorial 5k Run & Walk-a-Thon and Health Fair will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday.
The event, in its seventh year, is sponsored by Hempstead Village and is set to run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 5-kilometer run/walk will begin in Kennedy Park, 335 Greenwich St.
The event has been renamed in memory of Tyree Curry, a local educator, civil rights activist and photographer...Read more »
Islip Democrats have chosen Astrid Fidelia and Kevin Faivre to run against Republican incumbents Steven J. Flotteron and Trish Bergin Weichbrodt for two town board seats this fall.
Fidelia, 46, of Islip hamlet, is a real estate broker and the former director of the Islip Foreign Trade Zone under past Democratic Supervisor Phil Nolan. Faivre, 31, of East Islip, is a former councilman’s aide...Read more »
I’m in my second to last day exploring and getting a taste for the Bellport community.
First, I’m stopping by Gateway Playhouse, a professional summer theater in operation since 1950, for a tour, and later on heading to the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley to ask about a pair of eagles found nesting along Little Neck Run.
Also, we’ll have a story about the village of Bellport’s...Read more »