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The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee plans to host a meeting Monday to discuss concerns over low-flying planes and ways to control jet noise in communities near Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.
The meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. at the Village of Lawrence Yacht and Country Club, at 101 Causeway in Lawrence. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Port...Read more »
Grasping a wooden atlatl in his hand, Dominic Tumminelli extended his arm forward and used the ancient throwing stick to launch a long spear toward a picture of a turkey. The 9-year-old Lindenhurst boy didn’t hit the target, but it was only his first try. Had he been alive tens of thousands of years ago, Dominic would have been trained in how to use this tool to hunt for food, said Thomas Natale,...Read more »
A two-day conference on Long Island natural history -- expected to be the biggest regional forum of its kind this year -- will be held Dec. 6 and 7 at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Naturalists and scientists are expected to make 16 presentations on a wide range of topics, from the impact of superstorm Sandy to survey results for the American eel, bats and carnivorous plants of Long Island,...Read more »
Long Beach has hired a Bay Shore firm to remove trees around the city that died because of superstorm Sandy.
The city will pay Trees R Us of Bay Shore $43,875 to cut dead trees, remove debris and grind the stumps, the city council decided on Nov. 10. The council awarded the contract, on which four other firms also bid, with a unanimous vote.
“As a result of superstorm Sandy, numerous...Read more »
Their project needed to matter. It needed to help people, and there needed to be a way to ensure it made a difference. These were the specific requirements for Girl Scout Troop 288 in Lake Ronkonkoma to earn a Bronze Award, the highest award for junior Girl Scouts.
After a couple of educational visits to the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society, the girls in the troop were so enthralled with...Read more »
Parking restrictions have been loosened in Carle Place and New Cassel, part of a bid to encourage more business.
The Town of North Hempstead approved changes to parking rules at a board meeting Tuesday.
In the industrial area of New Cassel, the board rescinded a local law adopted last December limiting parking on the west side of State Street to one hour between 7 a.m. and midnight,...Read more »
Buddy Casimano’s voice echoed against the wooden walls on Techniques dance studio in Wantagh: “OK girls, start stretching!”
Inside the small space where Casimano teaches jazz, all of the dance students promptly dropped to the floor and began stretches. Casimano joins them, stretching his long, muscular arms toward the ground to reach his toes.
He sings along to Katy Perry’s “Roar” as...Read more »
Wearing a shark hat and swimming trunks, Bob Lowery ran into the 52-degree water alongside his 15-person team, the Polar Sharks, including his 22-year-old son Peter, who was born with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic mental impairment similar to autism.
Lowery was among the nearly 1,000 people that plunged into the Long Island Sound at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai Saturday during Brookhaven’s fourth...Read more »
Billy Joel will never be an afterthought on Long Island, but recently he's been an especially hot topic.
There was the short-notice benefit show at the Paramount in Huntington last month, followed by news that he will receive a Kennedy Center honor next month in Washington, D.C.
He's now scheduled a Madison Square Garden date for each of the first four months of 2014.
Joel has...Read more »
Nancy Reyer couldn’t imagine being far from her son. So when she heard he’d be moving into a house two miles away from her, she felt it was a “miracle.”
It’s a miracle that’s being helped along by several inmates who are doing some good while repaying their debt to society.
Reyer’s son, Michael Hubbard, suffered third-degree burns over 40 percent of his body after a gel candle exploded...Read more »