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The Town of Smithtown is contemplating the purchase of an abandoned parcel on its list of unsafe properties.
The site at 10 Fairview Ave., where a construction company once stood, has drawn complaints from neighbors who say it is an eyesore that attracts vandals and squatters.
The town board last week approved hiring Mineola-based Standard Valuation Services to appraise the property....Read more »
As part of our weeklong visit to Bellport this week, I spent today stopping in businesses along Station Road, South Country Road and Bellport Lane, and taking in the view at Mother’s Beach.
Mayor Will Veitch, who has lived in the village most his life, said upgrades to Mother’s Beach will be unveiled on July 5.
“It’s one of the few places you can go to really enjoy the Great South Bay,”...Read more »
Bridget Healey moved her jaw up and down to make sure the chin strap on her new bike helmet wasn’t too tight. After a few adjustments, the fit was perfect and she was ready to hit the road.
“It feels secure and safe,” said the 11-year-old Mineola girl who enjoys bike riding, in-line skating and scootering with her older brother and neighbor. “I’m going to wear it every time now, because I’m...Read more »
The Hempstead Village board of trustees has voted unanimously to amend the village police department’s minimum education requirement for police officers.
At Tuesday’s board meeting, the village board voted 5-0 to approve a resolution that changed the minimum education requirement for the position of police officer to a sole requirement of 32 college credits.
About three years ago, the...Read more »
Marvin Rembo, an active member of Temple Beth Torah in Westbury, traveled often for business. On one of his trips, Rembo found himself among kosher barbecue connoisseurs who traveled across the country participating in kosher barbecue competitions.
Rembo was thrilled with the idea of a kosher barbecue competition because it was something Long Island had never seen. Last year, he brought the...Read more »
Eatons Neck residents go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a $500,000 bond requested by the fire department for a renovation.
Fire commissioner Brian Gorman said the renovation project will cost about $800,000 to $850,000. He said fire officials have put aside about $200,000 in reserves and the district has been approved for a $150,000 low-interest state loan.
“The truck floor hasn’t been...Read more »
As he stood on The Brokerage stage, Mick Foley spoke of how he relished his ability to perform an “instantaneous risk reward ratio analysis.”
Turns out that skill is just as crucial to stand-up comedy as it is hardcore wrestling.
To that end, Foley, who turned 48 on Friday, offered a new wrinkle to the sellout crowd at the Bellmore comedy club Thursday night. After spending a couple...Read more »
Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos will honor the Nassau County Portuguese community Monday, 6-9 p.m., at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave. in Mineola.
Guests will include State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola) and Portugal’s Ambassador to the United States, Nuno Brito, as the keynote speaker. Community leaders will be honored.
The event...Read more »
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 »