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The Hempstead Town board will hold a public hearing next month to consider landmarking a monument at the historic takeoff site of Charles Lindbergh’s solo trans-Atlantic flight, the world’s first such flight.
The board Tuesday set the hearing for July 9 around 10:30 a.m., after receiving the Town of Hempstead Landmarks Preservation Commission’s support and recommendation.
“Charles Lindbergh’s...Read more »
The Long Island Rail Road earlier in June won a national award for safety from a leading transportation advocacy group.
The award was one of three the Metropolitan Transportation Authority won for rail safety and security from the American Public Transportation Association during its annual rail conference.
New York City Transit took home awards for its maintenance program and its graffiti...Read more »
Lush and open, the thickened greenery of the LongHouse Reserve gardens are home to a menagerie of art installations looming quietly among the trees, waiting to be discovered by the watchful eye.
A shallow pool of water and an upside-down clay elephant separated the main walkway into two sections -- on one side, empty chairs waiting for an audience. On the other side, long bulletin boards and...Read more »
Suffolk Police Officer Robert Viggers was having trouble getting the crowd at the Property Section building in Yaphank on Wednesday to bite on a pair of home fitness program DVDs.
“C’mon,” he said, standing on a platform overlooking the crowd of dozens at the department’s auction. “Two seized P90X workout programs! It’ll work so great you’ll burn out the first one and need the second!”
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Suffolk County has launched a system that allows residents to preregister information that can be accessed immediately by firefighters and paramedics responding to emergency calls.
County leaders Tuesday announced implementation of the “Smart911” system, in which residents can go online and create a profile, connected to their phone numbers, which will only be available to fire, rescue and...Read more »
The Nassau County Legislature Tuesday asked the state to approve five Nassau requests, including one that gives the villages of Hempstead and Freeport the unprecedented power to approve or disapprove businesses placed in their communities by the county or Town of Hempstead industrial development agencies.
The IDAs try to increase business and jobs in their municipalities by working out deals...Read more »
The Islip Town Board Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing Supervisor Tom Croci to enter into a contract with Verizon Wireless to install and maintain a cell tower on Captree Island.
South Shore and Fire Island fire officials spoke in favor of the tower, which would boost wireless capability on Fire Island. Kismet Fire Department Chief Dominic Bertucci and other chiefs have expressed concern...Read more »
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...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.
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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 »