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Patrick covers the Town of Hempstead, the City of Long Beach and a slew of Nassau County villages. He has documented everything from Long Beach's fiscal crisis to a pumpkin-smashing contest at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
Before joining Newsday, Whittle reported for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, New Haven Register and New Bedford Standard-Times.
He was educated at Marist College and Columbia University.
Voters passed the Long Beach library district’s nearly $3.4 million budget and re-elected trustee Alan Greenberg in Tuesday night’s election.
The budget did not include money to restock the West End library, which had generated protest from some residents of the West End neighborhood who said they would vote against the budget. The library was destroyed by superstorm Sandy.
The library...Read more »
Representatives from the state Department of Financial Services will attend a “resource fair” for superstorm Sandy victims in Bellmore Thursday.
The DFS representatives will “help Nassau County residents with applications for federal assistance, as well as provide help with insurance issues,” the agency said in a statement. The Sandy Relief Fair & Resource Fair takes place from 9 a.m....Read more »
The Nassau County Bar Association will hold a free mortgage foreclosure clinic at its Mineola headquarters on June 3.
The NCBA Mortgage Foreclosure and Sandy Recovery Free Legal Consultation Clinic will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at 15th and West streets.
The bar association hopes to assist “families with advice and strategies to keep their homes during one of the worst recessions in...Read more »
The 65-year-old Malibu Shore Club in Lido Beach, which was closed and heavily damaged by superstorm Sandy, will open for the summer on Saturday.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray attended a reopening ceremony Friday at the club, which is owned by the town.
Butch Yamali, who operates the club for the town, said $1 million was spent on repairs, which are finished except for minor...Read more »
Hempstead officials plan to gather at the site of Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight to Paris on Monday to rally for the state to designate May 20 as “Trans-Atlantic Flight Day in New York.”
Assemb. Edward Ra (R-Franklin Square) intends to submit a resolution calling for the designation. Lindbergh flew to Paris from Roosevelt Field on May 20, 1927, the first solo nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.
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Officials from the Hempstead Town building department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday will attend a meeting on rebuilding for superstorm Sandy victims.
The meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Seaford High School, also will include insurance attorneys, construction companies and advocates for residents who are rebuilding, said Nassau Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick), who...Read more »