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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 »
A State Supreme Court judge has set a date next week to begin two hearings regarding disputed elections in the Town of Brookhaven.
Justice Carol MacKenzie set the date yesterday during a scheduling conference, according to Jared A. Kasschau, the attorney for incumbent town board member Democrat Connie Kepert.
The judge will rule on the validity of 48 ballots cast in the 4th District...Read more »
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 »