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Check your Powerball ticket before rushing out to buy that Mother's Day card Sunday morning.
You might be able to give Mom that card, and the accompanying CVS to go with it.
The jackpot for Saturday night's Powerball drawing is up to $270 million after no one hit the winning numbers Wednesday.
The grand prize could wind up even higher, depending on sales.
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The Valley Stream dog park will host free dog exams Saturday as part of an anniversary celebration.
The park, off Verona Place behind Valley Stream Village Hall, turns 1 year old this month.
To celebrate, Friends of Valley Stream Dogs will have veterinarians offering exams during a celebration and fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, said Mike Powers, a member of the organization.
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Saying there has to be a better way to run East Hampton Town, several community groups will hold a free public forum on the town administrator form of government on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the East Hampton Village Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.
On the panel will be two men often talked about as candidates for town supervisor in November — Larry Cantwell and Zachary Cohen.
Cantwell...Read more »
The Smithtown Town Board provisionally appointed Mark Riley, former assistant town engineer, as town engineer through Dec. 31 — filling the unexpired term of Ted Sanford, who retired.
The board unanimously approved the appointment at its meeting Thursday. Riley’s position of assistant town engineer was preserved in case he is not appointed to the town engineer position after the term ends.
“The...Read more »
A schoolteacher and a small-business owner have been selected by Islip Democrats to challenge two incumbent Republicans in November for seats on the town board, the Islip Town Democratic Committee announced Monday.
The screening committee has designated Dafny Irizarry, of East Islip, and Ken Mangan, of Sayville, to face GOP council members Trish Bergin Weichbrodt and Steven J. Flotteron,...Read more »
Frank Nasse normally stops by a boat ramp on the Peconic River for a few minutes on his way to work each day, to have a cup of coffee and look out at the water and the birds. Friday, he did a double take. What he saw was an alligator.
The Manorville man called state environmental officials about 8 a.m., and two officers responded. They found four alligators, two and three feet long, moving...Read more »
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano will host a May 21 fundraiser for the Nassau County Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged from 6 to 9 p.m., at H.R. Singletons in Bethpage.
Nassau County will host the Games for a third consecutive year.
“I ask you to join me in continuing to save the games,” Mangano said, referring to the state’s decision to stop funding the event, which...Read more »
When 14-year-old Jacob Greenberg collapsed on the front lawn of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway in Lawrence in 2005, Yoni Lipshitz was there.
The boys were playing football with friends when Greenberg suddenly fell to the ground. Lipshitz, then 15, thought Greenberg had simply tripped, but as he rushed over to his friend, he noticed Greenberg was struggling to breath. It...Read more »