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Nassau County’s First Police Precinct commander inspector, Joseph Magrane, and North Bellmore Fire District Commissioner Edward E. Kraus will be guest speakers at the North Bellmore Civic Association meeting Monday.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in North Bellmore Public Library, 1551 Newbridge Rd. The meeting room has a capacity of 150 people.
Magrane is expected to discuss topics...Read more »
To transform a beat-up white 1993 Ford Crown Victoria, 15 automotive students at the Eastern Suffolk BOCES H.B. Ward Career and Technical Center in Riverhead spent three weeks fixing dents, painting and adhering vinyl stickers and zombie designs to the exterior.
“When it came to us, it was quite the clunker,” said auto body instructor Brian La Barba, 39, of Patchogue. “But students used what...Read more »
Responding to complaints last year about drunken parties and large crowds at the beach in Amagansett, the East Hampton Town board has banned buses and vans with a capacity of eight passengers or more from Indian Wells Highway. The board also prohibited parking on two nearby streets, Southview Road and Further Court.
More than a dozen local residents praised the board Thursday night for its...Read more »
Here are three community events scheduled for this weekend around Long Island.
Gay pride parade, festival Saturday
The 23rd annual Long Island Gay Pride Celebration will be held tomorrow in Huntington. The event begins with a parade at noon along Main Street, followed by PrideFest, a festival at Heckscher Park, from 1 to 6 p.m.
“There is no better feeling to be able to display...Read more »
A trio of politicians representing New York has asked the secretary of the Navy to speed up plans to contain a groundwater plume in Bethpage, where officials recently closed one water supply well after elevated levels of radium were discovered.
The letter, dated Thursday, from Reps. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) and Peter King (R-Seaford), plus Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) asks Navy Secretary...Read more »
With newspapers, TV, and social and online media looking for answers to the question of who left a bust of a woman behind the East Hampton Library last month, library director Dennis Fabiszak learned Thursday the answer was, literally, in his own backyard.
One of the workers framing out the expansion of the library’s children’s wing left the bust there to keep it from getting broken while...Read more »
East Rockaway Village’s clerk-treasurer pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges she shoplifted at Green Acres Mall.
Nassau County police arrested Doris Piedimonte, 50, at the J.C. Penney store in the Valley Stream mall on May 5.
Police charged the Valley Stream resident with petty larceny, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Piedimonte,...Read more »
About 15 community activists and residents rallied outside Hempstead High School Thursday calling for the state Education Department to investigate the Hempstead school board and the school district.
Critics say the district’s poor academic performance, spending, management decisions, lack of transparency and compliance with state laws need to be reviewed.
“We want this investigation,”...Read more »
Fifth-grade teacher John Paul Biondo walked into school Thursday morning, taken aback by a fellow teacher dressed as Vanna White from “Wheel of Fortune” guiding him down the hallway to an auditorium packed with 408 elementary students chanting his name.
Biondo, a teacher at Marion G. Vedder Elementary School in North Babylon, won $17,550 in cash and prizes, including a trip to Hawaii, during...Read more »
After a course change last year caused by ongoing demolition work, an annual fundraising race at Kings Park’s Nissequogue River State Park will begin and end inside the park Saturday.
The 5K Sunset Run/Walk for the Park, and a 1K fun run for children, are set to step off near the corner of St. Johnland and Old Dock roads. Start times are 5 p.m. for the fun run and 5:30 p.m. for the 5K race.
Last...Read more »