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The state Department of Environmental Conservation is holding a public hearing in Stony Brook Tuesday to discuss proposed regulations that would ban or regulate nonnative invasive species in New York.
Under the proposed plan, 115 species of plants, insects, fungi and animals will be banned and another 29 would be restricted.
The list covers 71 types of plants, 27 fish and shellfish,...Read more »
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Two NY Rising meetings set
Two NY Rising Community Planning Committees are hosting public meetings about the state-sponsored New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program.
Residents from Island Park, Oceanside, Barnum Island and Harbor Isle are encouraged to attend a meeting Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oceanside School District office, at 145 Merle Ave., Room W-22 in Oceanside.
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You know Dasher and Dancer, and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But what about Wrangler?
Forming a fleet to rival Santa’s reindeers, 30 Jeep Wrangler owners assembled a caravan Saturday afternoon to deliver thousands of toys for children staying at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
With about an inch of snow on the ground and more coming down, members of Long...Read more »
The games will go on after sundown at the Syosset Central School District thanks to portable lights the county has approved.
The six light sets will cost $48,000 and can be used for athletic events at the Syosset Central School District High School, the H.B. Thompson Middle School, and the J. Irving Baylis School.
“When sometimes it’s starting to get dark out this would help them continue...Read more »
When Michele Griffith is outside the New York metro area, people know exactly where she’s from as soon as she starts talking.
“They know I’m from Long Island,” says Griffith, 43, a Bellmore resident who grew up in Bethpage.
Griffith and many other Long Islanders possess common speech patterns that people have come to associate with Long Island and the New York metropolitan area.
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Residents encouraged to recycle live trees
North Hempstead is continuing a new tradition of recycling -- “tree-cycling.”
Residents are encouraged to recycle live Christmas trees, which they can leave curbside on normal yard-waste pickup days.
Residents can take Christmas lights and other unwanted electronics to the town’s residential drop-off site, 999 W. Shore Rd. in Roslyn, on...Read more »
Nassau County Legis. Carrié Solages (D-Elmont) is forming an Elmont/Valley Stream public safety committee with the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, officials said.
Solages and the Nassau PBA plan to join forces to talk about policing and enforcement issues in Elmont and Valley Stream since the Fifth Precinct became a community policing center last year.
A community meeting...Read more »
Riverhead Town's Wildlife Management Committee plans to hold a lottery for people who want to hunt deer on specific town-owned properties — including parts of the Enterprise Park at Calverton — Monday at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.
The winners get exclusive rights to hunt on a parcel of town land on a specific day during the state’s gun-hunting season, which runs from Jan. 6 to 31. Hunting is from...Read more »
Standing on stage at the Uniondale Public Library Wednesday night, Carolyn D. Brown lifted a gold chalice in the air and tipped it over four times, once each to the north, south, east and west. The symbolic gesture, meant to pay homage to African ancestors, was part of the annual Kwanzaa celebration hosted by the Long Island chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.
Speaking to...Read more »