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Suffolk seeking ‘Senior of the Year’

Suffolk County’s Office for the Aging announced Friday that it is accepting nominations for its Senior Citizen of the Year award through March 14.

The award recognizes a county resident, age 60 or older, who has “significantly contributed to other seniors in a meaningful and important way, either as an advocate, role model, leader or volunteer,” according to a news release from County Executive...

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Northport cellphone towers on agenda

The Village of Northport is located in the

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

Northport’s board of trustees and zoning board of appeals are meeting jointly on March 20 to discuss two cellphone towers erected in the village without a public hearing.

Village officials attributed the premature installation of the towers to a miscommunication between the village and its attorney, James Matthews. The joint meeting next month will include a public hearing and discussions...

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Freeport meeting tonight on Sandy recovery

Superstorm Sandy devastated the Nautical Mile in Freeport

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Nassau Legis. Dave Denenberg will hold a community meeting for residents seeking superstorm Sandy recovery resources tonight in Freeport.

Denenberg (D-Merrick) issued a statement that the forum will concern rebuilding and elevating homes, obtaining building permits, dealing with insurance and receiving federal assistance.

Officials from Hempstead Town’s building department and the Federal...

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Second well installed to test groundwater at former Grumman site in Bethpage

Former Grumman buildings are seen at 999 South

(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Northrop Grumman Corp. has installed the second of three permanent test wells in Bethpage south of the former Navy and Grumman Aerospace site to monitor groundwater levels and groundwater quality over time, Town of Oyster Bay and company officials said.

“These reviews are routinely performed to assess conditions and the effectiveness of groundwater remedial systems under the New York State...

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FEMA moving Sandy relief center to Copiague

Sally Walker, left, embraces FEMA representatives when they

(Credit: Ed Betz)

A federal disaster relief center is moving from Lindenhurst to Copiague.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency superstorm Sandy disaster relief center that was in Lindenhurst Memorial Library has closed and will reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Copiague Memorial Public Library, at 50 Deauville Blvd., Copiague. The center’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3...

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Long Beach class gets $25G in supplies from TV show

REAL Change producer Liam Murphy gives back to

(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

TV producer Liam Murphy spent the past several years signing up celebrities from Justin Bieber to Lady Antebellum for a CBS special, “Real Change -- Artists for Education,” that would celebrate teachers and bring needed supplies to their schools. On Monday, the 35-year-old had one final stop to make before wrapping up: Long Beach, his hometown.

The 1996 grad and the “Real Change” crew, along...

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Smithtown senior volunteer group gets $100G grant

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State

(Credit: Doug Kuntz)

A Smithtown-based nonprofit has won a federal grant to support programs in which senior volunteers work in schools, soup kitchens and museums.

The $103,967 grant will help Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Suffolk County pay its bills so that more than 1,000 volunteers can refurbish computers for needy families, serve as museum tour guides and repair Fire Island wildlife habitats damaged...

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Polar Plunge on March 2 for Special Olympics

Participants brave the cold water of the Atlantic

(Credit: Charles Eckert)

The Town of North Hempstead announced that it will host an annual Polar Plunge on March 2, which calls on residents to boldly dip into the chilly waters of North Hempstead Beach Park.

A Polar Plunge helps raise funds for Special Olympic programs and similar events are held throughout the state.

WBAB radio will provide music for the day. There will be face painting, free snacks and hot...

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Nominations sought for Nassau Senior Citizen of Year

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano (March 19, 2012)

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano is reaching out to communities to find Nassau County’s Senior Citizen of the Year.

The annual award, presented through the Nassau County Office for the Aging, recognizes someone 60 or older who has demonstrated outstanding concern and action for human services and community involvement relating to any age group.

The candidate must live in Nassau,...

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Annual Purim Carnival brings a crowd to the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center

Lara Ginsberg, 23, reads "Sammy Spider's First Purim,"

(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce)

At just 3-years-old, Zoe Spielman does not fully comprehend the significance of Purim, the Jewish holiday often thought to resemble the American celebration of Halloween.

But that didn’t stop her from enthusiastically celebrating it in style Sunday at the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center’s annual Purim Carnival.

Decked out in her Strawberry Shortcake costume, she eagerly ran from one...

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