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Protests continued yesterday over a large new homeless shelter within the Hauppauge School District, but Suffolk County legislators again declined to advance a bill that would defund its operation.
About two dozen residents attended the legislature’s human services committee meeting in Hauppauge, saying that the shelter — which runs out of an old hotel in Commack and can hold nearly 100 families...Read more »
The Freeport Armory on Babylon Turnpike in Freeport will host a “Winter Stand Down” Tuesday to provide services for veterans.
The program is presented by the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency. It is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the armory.
Services available will include counseling on how to access Veterans Benefits Administration services, county officials said. There will...Read more »
Special Long Island Railroad trains and a free shuttle bus service across the North Fork brought at least 1,000 tourists to the region over the three-day Veterans Day weekend, increasing business for wineries, local restaurants and other businesses.
“It was a test to see if people would take a free shuttle,” said Steven Bate, executive director of the Long Island Wine Council. “One winery...Read more »
As they go about their daily lives, getting their “cawfee” in the morning or walking a “dawg,” most Long Islanders are not conscious of their accents. But take the Long Islander out of “New Yawk” and heads turn when they start speaking.
That’s what most Long Island natives and longtime residents told us recently when we took our cameras to local fairs, festivals and malls to ask them about...Read more »
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 »