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The Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center Inc. will host a free caregiver training class in Lynbrook, starting Wednesday.
The 14-week training course will be held at Atria Senior Living, on 100 Peninsula Blvd. in Lynbrook. Classes meet every Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
The course is for professional caregivers who work with patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Social workers,...Read more »
It’s my second day in New Hyde Park exploring, talking to longtime residents and getting a taste for the community.
We’ll start out with a Q&A with Village Mayor Daniel P. Petruccio, 53, who announced on Jan. 3 that he’s not running for re-election after 12 years of service to the community.
Today, I’m getting a bite to eat with Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce president...Read more »
Bethpage Federal Credit Union Wednesday will begin the 10th year of its VITA program, the largest free tax filing assistance program on Long Island.
VITA, which stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance — a government program — helps low-to-moderate-income households prepare their tax returns for free.
Last year, the credit union helped secure nearly $1.5 million in refunds for Long...Read more »
A bus pulled up in front of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip Sunday afternoon, and an excited group of adults shuffled out.
Among giggles and whispers, a woman bubbled over: “I’m going to be a star!”
Her excitement was met with hoots and hollers from her group -- all residents of Catholic Charities group homes, which house and care for developmentally disabled...Read more »
Mark Laytin, 61, who has lived in New Hyde Park for 40 years, is president of the Greater New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, which is in its 50th year. He owns a marketing company that represents Invisus and Wake Up Now, technology software companies in Utah.
Tell me about the chamber of commerce.
I have been with the chamber for seven years, and president since January 2012. About...Read more »
The Smithtown Youth Bureau has a new leader.
Kelly DeVito, a community relations specialist for the town agency, was named the bureau’s executive director Thursday by a unanimous vote of the town board.
She succeeds Patsy Hirschhorn, who retired last year.
DeVito, 32, of Selden, said her appointment is provisional until she passes a civil service exam, but she does not know when...Read more »
The Long Island Rail Road is on the hunt for a developer to create new mobile tickets that customers could download to their smartphones or tablet devices or print at home.
The LIRR last week partnered with sister MTA railroad Metro-North to issue a request for proposal for a new mobile ticketing system. Proposals are due back by March 15.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials...Read more »
Burned homes, oil and sewage replaced the smell of flowers, trees and fresh-cut grass that used to permeate the south Massapequa neighborhood where Stephanie Hartman grew up.
Hartman, a mother of six who now lives on the north side of the hamlet, never even lost power during superstorm Sandy. But her neighbors in the low-lying areas, especially south of Merrick Road, were not so lucky.
“To...Read more »
New Hyde Park Village Mayor Daniel P. Petruccio, 53, announced on Jan. 3 that he will not be run for re-election after 12 years in the post.
Petruccio was raised in Brooklyn and moved to New Hyde Park to raise a family in 1986. He owned a discount variety store in Brooklyn for 16 years, but says he closed it down to raise his family in a safe village. He has been director of guidance at Chaminade...Read more »
Two-and-a-half years after the controversial Tuckahoe Center was proposed, the Southampton Town Board finally has decided on the scope of the environmental review that will analyze the project’s impact.
The decision: more detail than originally proposed on traffic and noise created by the project and on its impact on local businesses.
The center — a 40,000-square-foot King Kullen supermarket...Read more »