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Russian girls Viktoria Orekhova, 5, and Maria Zharkova, 6, can look forward to a full life after undergoing minimally invasive procedures to fix holes in their hearts at St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center, in Roslyn.
The patients were flown in from Russia for the surgery by Russian Gift of Life, a humanitarian organization.
Had the girls not received the surgery, their quality of...Read more »
The mayor of Lindenhurst Village has chosen the replacement for a village board member elected to the Suffolk County Legislature.
Mayor Thomas Brennan has picked village assessor Darrel J. Kost for the trustee position held by Kevin McCaffrey, a Republican who has served on the board since 1990. He will leave for the county next month, and his four-year board term ends in March.
Kost,...Read more »
HUNTINGTON STATION Santa to visit winter farmers market The winter farmers market is back in Huntington Station.
Every Sunday from now until April 27 at the Jack Abrams School, fresh local and organic produce from Long Island farms and goodies from local and artisanal vendors of organic hearth-baked breads, stuffed breads, cheese, jams, sauces, fresh pasta, honey, soups and much more will...Read more »
Nearly 100 animals at the Islip Animal Shelter will feel an extra boost of holiday spirit this year as Long Islanders donated twice the amount of toys and treats during the annual toy drive compared with last year.
During the second annual toy drive held Saturday, each of the animals had a holiday stocking that hung over their cages as charitable neighbors dropped by and filled them up with...Read more »
In the event of major future storms, Riverhead will let the Long Island Power Authority, KeySpan and National Grid keep vehicles and other equipment on the south end of the 7,000-foot-long runway at the town-owned Enterprise Park at Calverton at no cost to the utilities.
The town board has also agreed to let utility workers and contractors use the kitchen and other facilities at the Henry...Read more »
Oyster Bay will hold a hearing next month on a special use permit for a new Starbucks with a drive-thru window in Massapequa.
The franchise would open at 4440 Sunrise Hwy. on land that is now used for parking next to the Massapequa Diner and across the street from the Long Island Rail Road station. The drive-thru service requires a special permit, Oyster Bay spokesman Brian Devine said.
The...Read more »
A mobile phone video of a Garden City police officer threatening to ticket a man for washing his car in the driveway of his home last month has gotten more than a half million views on YouTube.
Jonathan Schmidt, 24, of Garden City, was inside his Hawthorne Road home, which his grandmother owns, while his longtime friend, Peter Bueno, was in the driveway getting ready to detail a 1997 Volkswagen...Read more »
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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has upgraded Hempstead Village’s bond rating from an A to an AA-, the agency’s second-highest credit rating.
The independent financial rating institution based the increase on the village’s general obligation serial bonds, pointing to a stable outlook on its overall finances and budgetary flexibility.
“This announcement is another step toward our...Read more »
A Brooklyn state appeals court heard arguments Wednesday in a dispute over ballots cast in an unresolved Brookhaven Town council race.
Attorneys for Democratic incumbent Connie Kepert and Republican challenger Michael A. Loguercio Jr. — who leads Kepert by four votes in unofficial tallies — met for an hour with a four-judge panel of the Second Appellate Division. It was unclear when the judges...Read more »