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Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony Santino will give Oceanside and Island Park residents an opportunity next week to meet with town officials and address problems or concerns in their communities.
There will be Oceanside/Island Park town hall meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Orens Middle School, on 150 Trafalgar Blvd. in Island Park.
Representatives from various Town of Hempstead...Read more »
Forget the sleigh and reindeer. In Brookhaven, Santa Claus rides a chopper.
St. Nicholas is expected to arrive by helicopter Friday when he visits the Town of Brookhaven’s ecology center, at 249 Buckley Rd., Holtsville.
Santa plans to help light a Christmas tree and lead sing-alongs of holiday tunes. The event starts at 5 p.m., and Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:15 p.m.
While...Read more »
“Always a mom…”
That’s how Syosset’s Mary Ellen Walsh began her recent Throwback Thursday post on Facebook while sharing a picture of her feeding Tasha, an 8-month-old Bengal tiger from Jack Hanna's Columbus Zoo.
Walsh, a media professional who has contributed to Newsday in the past, was working in New Jersey at the Garden State Cat Show and Expo in 1993 in a PR role for cat food manufacturer...Read more »
An 8-week-old kitten was rescued from a drainage pipe behind a strip mall in Commack early Wednesday morning after its cries were heard through the pouring rain.
The tiger-striped tabby was rescued at about 1:30 a.m. behind Bagel Basket Cafe on Commack Road by two employees of Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Services in Farmingdale after a four-hour effort at the scene.
General manager...Read more »
Brookhaven Town officials may amend a code change intended to make it easier for Fire Islanders to rebuild houses destroyed by superstorm Sandy.
The code change — which waived requirements to seek variances from the town board of zoning appeals if a house was severely damaged by Sandy — may have inadvertently eased the zoning review process for residents whose houses were not affected by the...Read more »
The Nassau County’s Emergency Shelter Relief Program for homeless individuals and families will be activated today at 6 p.m.
“No resident should have to spend nights in the freezing cold when they can call the Nassau County Hotline and be placed in a warm shelter right away,” County Executive Edward Mangano said. “Homeless residents calling the hotline will be connected immediately to a person...Read more »
The dedication and sacrifice of America’s military has not been lost on the Lindenhurst community. And for that, the village will be honored with a free concert by multiplatinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw.
Lindenhurst’s 23,771 messages of appreciation for veterans and active duty service members gave the community the win in the Applebee’s Thank You Movement promotion, according to a recent...Read more »
NASSAU COUNTY Storm victims invited to holiday dinner County Executive Edward Mangano invites Nassau residents still impacted by superstorm Sandy and not yet home — or back home without the means for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner — to dine with him and his family at noon Thursday at the Coral House in Baldwin.
“During this holiday season, we need to do all that we can to ensure that every...Read more »
This holiday season, Long Beach residents and business owners are planning an array of events -- from cash mobs to a scavenger hunt and the city’s first New Year’s Eve ball drop -- to help drive holiday shoppers to their beach town.
“All the businesses down here are really struggling right now,” said Kelly Sullivan, a member of the Historic West End Business Owners Association, adding that...Read more »
North Hempstead’s Business and Tourism Development Corp. will hold social media seminars for entrepreneurs looking to learn or refine their digital skills.
The seminar, “Social Media III: Facebook, Google, YouTube & You,” is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Harbor Links Golf Course Club House in Port Washington. It begins at 8 a.m.
Among the industry professionals scheduled to speak:...Read more »