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The Hempstead Town board will vote Tuesday to consider giving itself pay raises of $10,000 and $5,000 starting next year.
The board will hold a public hearing about the salary increase proposal at its meeting starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington St. in Hempstead.
The proposed raises would increase Supervisor Kate Murray’s...Read more »
'Sing Off' premiere to feature Craig Cacciola, Rockville Centre native excited to meet 'Boyz II Men'
Rockville Centre native Craig Cacciola will be a contestant tonight in NBC’s a cappella music competition, “The Sing-Off,” which returns after a one-year hiatus.
Cacciola, 34, appeared on Season 3 of the show, performing with Nota, the San Juan-based singing group that won the first season. This time around, he’ll actually be competing.
“I got treated like a winner even though I didn’t...Read more »
A Brookhaven ballot dispute hearing continued into its third day on Monday in State Supreme Court in Central Islip, with testimony from Suffolk Board of Election employees.
The election workers -- two Democrats and one Republican -- gave conflicting testimony about a ballot that Republican attorneys say should be thrown out. GOP lawyers say election officials may have mishandled the ballot.
Democratic...Read more »
Janice Washburn’s winning gingerbread creation, a barn complete with edible haystacks and fondant horses, had details so intricate that some used a flashlight to peer in for a better look.
Washburn, of Port Jefferson Station, has entered the gingerbread contest for the last three years -- winning second place and “viewers choice” in the past.
“I really enjoy it,” she said. “I almost...Read more »
Wearing a handmade gingerbread-themed dress and red heels with sparkles, 6-year-old Nicole Elasik, of Hampton Bays, strutted down the runway Sunday with a box in her hands.
The doll inside was among the dozens of toys and other gifts that contestants in the 17th annual Long Island Holiday Benefit Pageant at the Clarion Hotel in Ronkonkoma donated for homeless families staying at the Help Suffolk...Read more »
Malverne fourth-grader Faith Wladyka doesn’t often get to stay up past 11:30 p.m., but last night was a special occasion. The 9-year-old actress got to watch a “Saturday Night Live” skit she did with guest host Paul Rudd.
In the skit, taped on Friday, Rudd plays the biggest fan of the boy band, One Direction, and challenges the OD trivia knowledge of a group of tween girls as they all wait...Read more »
Fruity, a 1-year-old miniature donkey, donned reindeer antlers and struck a pose with Santa Claus beside Donna Launonen and her 2-year-old granddaughter, Ava, on Saturday.
The donkey was among the pets, including dogs, cats, a guinea pig, rabbit and chicken, that got their pictures taken with Santa Claus during Talmage Farm Agway's 14th annual Christmas photo event for pet owners in Riverhead.
“We...Read more »
Unlike many of the participants at the Westhampton Beach High School Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday morning, Caity Decara had plunged before and was ready.
“When you run in it feels like you’re being stabbed with needles because it’s so cold,” said Decara, 15, a sophomore. “It’s so much fun.”
Decara was among two dozen from the Westhampton Beach community who jumped into the chilly water...Read more »
In an effort to keep needy Long Islanders provided for during the holidays, local businesses and organizations are hosting assorted charity drives. Here is a list of where you can help donate. If you know of one you don’t see here, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Homes By Mara Realty in Syosset is hosting a holiday coat drive through Christmas. Donations can be...Read more »
With the flip of a switch, an entire miniature civilization comes to life — children ice skating, a moving train whistling, tree lights flashing and Santa’s sleigh flying by.
Sixty miniature ceramic houses and 200 miscellaneous pieces make up a Christmas village, with North Pole and train traveling around a 4-foot tree at “Rockefeller Center.”
Twenty-five years ago, Susan Febbraro and...Read more »