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Program provides free IDs for seniors in Bellmore, Roosevelt

The Roosevelt Public Library, at 27 W. Fulton

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State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R-Merrick) will partner with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano in sponsoring a free senior ID card program in Roosevelt and Bellmore.

One program will be held Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Roosevelt Library, 27 W. Fulton Ave. in Roosevelt. The other event will be held March 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Bellmore Library, 2288 Bedford Ave. in Bellmore.

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Amityville trustee resigns, appointed to zoning board

Amityville Village Hall

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Two-term trustee Richard Ubert resigned from the Amityville Village Board Monday night, eight years after he was first elected, only to be appointed minutes later by Mayor Peter Imbert to the zoning board of appeals.

Ubert, 47, a service manager for Otis Elevator, said earlier this year he did not intend to run for re-election next month.

The zoning board of appeals chairman for eight...

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Plainview school chili cook-off raises $1,000 for student scholarship

Aimee Reifer, 38, of Plainview, came in second

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Jamie Bernstein had never tasted chili, and what better way for the 17-year-old to try it for the first time than by tasting 17 different homemade styles at her school’s annual Chili Cook-Off.

Bernstein was among roughly 100 attendees to walk from table to table tasting chili Tuesday night at the second annual school cook-off, which serves as a scholarship fundraiser for Plainview-Old Bethpage...

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Shelter Island town code to allow dog fine forgiveness

Shelter Island?s town board has approved a change

(Credit: MCT/Susan Stocker)

Shelter Island’s town board has approved a change in town code that will allow town workers to forgive the $25 fine imposed when they pick up a loose dog, providing that the dog has a tag or some other identification that allows the town to find the owner.

The town board voted unanimously on Friday to change its code after dog control officer George Butts told them that, even though he has...

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Plan to replace aging East Hampton Town pumping stations

East Hampton Town Hall at 159 Pantigo Rd.

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

East Hampton town and village officials are working on plans to build a joint municipal fuel facility that would replace the aging pump stations operated individually by the two governments.

Both the village board and the town board are expected to approve a joint request to seek a state grant of up to $400,000 to design and build that facility when they hold their regular meetings in March.

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James Gaughran drops out of Huntington supervisor race

James Gaughran said he talked by telephone with

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Former Suffolk Legis. James Gaughran has dropped out of the running for Huntington Town supervisor.

Gaughran said he talked by telephone with Suffolk Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer Tuesday and the party leader asked him not to seek the nomination.

“I have too much respect for Rich to do otherwise,” Gaughran said. “Rich feels we have an incumbent and we should support him. And I’m...

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Tony Danza to tend Malverne bar to save school trip

Actor Tony Danza On March 14, 2013, actor

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Before Tony Danza became the “boss,” he was a bartender at a pub in Malverne, where he grew up. Since then, the 62-year-old actor has taken on various roles in TV and film, has written two books and even served as a public schoolteacher.

On March 14, he’ll be returning full-circle by tending the same taps at Connolly Station (it was called Ickle Bickle’s when he worked there) for a fundraiser...

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'Smash' puts spotlight on East Rockaway students

East Rockaway High School students deliver their first

(Credit: Heidi Gutman)

East Rockaway High School had to cancel its spring musical after its theater was destroyed by superstorm Sandy. The stage, theater seating, curtains, props and flats were all ruined as the school was hit with a total of $10 million in damage.

Things have since taken a big leap ahead for the better. Thanks to an initiative to rebuild school theaters across the country, East Rockaway’s theater...

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Insurance assistance for storm victims in Copiague

Ileana and Michael Marrone sort through things in

(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

Representatives of the state Department of Financial Services will be in Copiague Wednesday to offer assistance to those with insurance issues stemming from superstorm Sandy.

The agency will be at the Tanner Park Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to help homeowners, renters and business owners.

Department representatives will help citizens contact their insurers if they have been...

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Post-Sandy recovery forum Thursday in Oceanside

The front yard of a home on Lindbergh

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

To help Oceanside residents left with post-superstorm Sandy questions, Hempstead Town Senior Councilman Anthony Santino and Assemb. Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) will hold a Community Forum and Flood Recovery Meeting on Thursday.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Oceanside High School, 3160 Skillman Ave. Santino and Curran will be joined by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management...

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