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Voters, by a nearly 2-1 ratio, have approved a $10.4 million bond referendum to renovate the main branch of the Great Neck Public Library.
The referendum Tuesday was approved 940-514.
About half of the bond will be used to improve the infrastructure of the Bayview Avenue building, which hasn’t been renovated since it was built in 1970.
The other half of the bond will pay for upgrades...Read more »
Applications open for aid to buy homes Nassau County residents seeking to make their dream of buying a house a reality are invited to apply for a share of $500,000 in federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding.
“Home ownership and affordable housing is vitally important to keeping families, seniors and young professionals on Long Island and is critical to economic...Read more »
It’s my second-to-last day in Riverhead. I’m stopping by Riverhead Town Hall’s art gallery exhibit “Land & Sea,” created by graphic designer George Camalich, to speak with Jane Kirkwood, gallery director of East End Arts, about the town’s artistic culture.
But before that, I’m checking out the progress of the Brendan House, which will serve as a home for the disabled in Riverhead. There...Read more »
Voters in the Mineola School District have allowed the district to spend several millions in savings for building repairs.
Voters approved two referendums Tuesday. The passage of the first allows the use of $3.8 million, in a capital reserve fund, for work on windows and doors at various schools. Work will also include new brick pointing and masonry work on district buildings; and the replacement...Read more »
Hanukkah will be celebrated earlier this year in the Jewish calendar, and in Westbury it appears so will Passover.
The cover of a village holiday newsletter wished residents a “Happy Passover,” rather than the more timely “Happy Hanukkah.”
Hanukkah begins at sundown Wednesday. Passover is not until April.
In an email sent to residents Wednesday, Mayor Peter Cavallaro apologized...Read more »
The 2-year-old giant pacific octopus Lincoln clung to the side of a cave, its tentacles suctioned to the walls of his tank at Riverhead’s Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center.
“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan admired the beauty of the octopus’ tank built in a column. In early October, the comedian returned to the family-owned aquarium with Animal Planet’s “Tanked” to find inspiration on building...Read more »
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Babylon Town Supervisor Richard Schaffer will join recently returned armed forces veterans and professional chefs at a Spam cook-off this afternoon at Tanger Outlets in Deer Park.
One hundred-million pounds of the canned meat were shipped abroad to feed Allied troops in World War II, when it was adored by some and choked down by others, and it is...Read more »
Before Billy Joel was playing to sold-out crowds at Shea Stadium and Madison Square Garden, the Long Island-raised musician rocked the annual fall mixer at his alma mater, Hicksville High School.
In this “Throwback Thursday” photo obtained from the Hicksville Public Library, Joel can be seen playing with his band at the time, The Commandos,” at the 1966 “SJS mixer” at the high school. The...Read more »
Dominican Village, the not-for-profit assisted living community in Amityville, will refinance an $18 million bond issue from the late 1990s in a move to lower operating costs.
The refinance will be done through a local development corporation whose board members, taken from the Babylon Town Industrial Development Agency, were appointed at Monday’s Town Board meeting.
The move does not...Read more »
The Long Island Maritime Museum is expanding its volunteer program with a local nonprofit that works with people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injuries.
Participants from the Old Bethpage-based Family Residences and Essential Enterprises program will volunteer at the museum in West Sayville twice a week as part of the museum’s “Collections Care Crew.”
The...Read more »