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Oyster Bay High School senior Destiny Martinez arrived at her prom Thursday night at The Water’s Edge in Long Island City without her boyfriend.
She said her beau, Kyle Whitelaw, a 2013 Oyster Bay High School graduate, is a soldier in the U.S. Army currently stationed upstate at Fort Drum, and he wasn’t able to take leave.
“He can’t even make it to my graduation,” she said. “It stinks,...Read more »
For the 11th year in a row, the Town of Huntington plans to host its "Movies on the Lawn" program.
The family-friendly fun starts on Monday with Walt Disney's "Frozen" at Heckscher Park and continues through August at various locations.
"Bring your picnic supper, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy this summer's movie lineup," town board member Mark Cuthbertson, host of the event, said.
On...Read more »
We're closing down the LI Now live post for today, but have no fear, we'll be back early Monday morning.
Between now and then, you have a great weekend weather forecast -- sunny and highs in the 80s on both Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to get out and enjoy Long Island for all its summer bounty.
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A winning New York Lottery Take 5 ticket worth $62,703 was sold at the Aman Shell Service Station in Valley Stream Thursday.
The winning numbers for that drawing were 05-10-21-32-38. Tickets expire one year after the game's drawing.
In addition to the top prize, 193 players from across the state purchased winning tickets worth $487 each by matching four out of five numbers.
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Students at Mount Sinai High School danced their prom night away at the Inn at East Wind in Wading River Wednesday night without a care as to who would be elected prom king and prom queen.
That’s because they already knew who the winners would be: no one.
The school has elected a prom king and queen at different times in the past. According to senior adviser and guidance counselor Kristina...Read more »
Anthony Guttilla, 18, arrived at the Woodbury Country Club with a cane in hand, but the accessory wasn’t intended to keep up with the “Old Hollywood” prom trend. Instead, he carried it due to an injured ankle that happened just hours before his Glen Cove High School prom on Thursday night.
After picking up his tuxedo and corsage at 4:30 p.m., a friend came to his house on a motorbike. Guttilla...Read more »
Berthe Gersten, a 93-year-old resident of Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Commack, has had no shortage of accomplishments. She is fluent in five languages, served as a translator for reporters during World War II in Europe, and was even a medal-winning hurdler and javelin thrower in the Israel Maccabiah, a Jewish international athletic event.
Gersten is now also a two-time...Read more »
Welcome to Newsday's live post for Thursday, June 26, 2014, your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates and more.
We've wrapped the live coverage, but here is a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.
To see social media updates from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.
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Glen Cove residents’ septic systems need to be inspected and certified for functionality and structural integrity every other year, under regulations that will take effect next year.
The new rules, which the city council passed at a meeting Tuesday, will “assist in identifying septic systems that may be compromised and rectifying any egregious violations of the city’s sanitation code,” Mayor...Read more »
Long Beach High School wrestler and lacrosse player James O’Donohue, 18, is used to feeling excited and nervous at the same time. But on Wednesday night, it wasn’t athletic competition that incited these mixed emotions.
O’Donohue decided to surprise his classmates by attending the senior prom, held at Chateau Briand in Westbury, wearing an Irish kilt.
“I always march in the St. Patrick’s...Read more »