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The Kings Park branch of the Smithtown Special Library District will celebrate its grand reopening Friday at noon.
State Sen. John Flanagan (R-East Northport) will be the keynote speaker. Also attending will be Assemb. Michael J. Fitzpatrick (R-St. James), Suffolk County Legis. Lynne Nowick (R-St. James), Smithtown Town Supervisor Patrick Vecchio and local civic group leaders.
The branch...Read more »
Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby has canceled her town hall meeting tonight in Freeport because of a disaster response forum being held at the same time in Freeport High School by Nassau County Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick).
Goosby’s annual forum was scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Freeport Memorial Library. An alternate date has not been selected yet, town officials said.
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Shoppers swept up in the season’s buying frenzy won’t have to cough up change for parking for a few days next month in Great Neck Plaza.
Hoping to lure more people to its commercial strip, the village and the Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement district are offering free four-hour parking in the village’s outdoor lots and garages on selected days in December.
The free days will be...Read more »
The Oyster Bay Town Board held a hearing Tuesday on the proposed expansion of the Chuck E. Cheese franchise on the southeast corner of Old Country Road and Broadway in Hicksville.
The property owner, Delco Development Co. of Hicksville, and lessee CEC Entertainment Inc. are asking the town to modify an existing special-use permit and restrictive covenants to increase the permitted legal occupancy...Read more »
Hempstead Town will partner with LI Cares and the Salvation Army on Thursday to give supplies to superstorm Sandy victims in Barnum Island.
The event, which is for residents who lost belongings in the storm, will take place at Shell Creek Park in Barnum Island from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., town officials said. The park is located near the intersection of Traymore Boulevard and Vanderbilt Avenue.
“We...Read more »
Growing up, Ida Zipkis’ parents never threw her a birthday party.
One year, her parents, who were poor immigrants from Poland, tied a bow around a towel to look like a doll and gave it to her as a birthday gift.
That changed after she had children, and celebrations have remained important ever since. On Wednesday, the tradition continued as Zipkis celebrated her 104th birthday at The...Read more »
The Cohen Children’s Medical Center is hoping to make it onto Long Islanders’ online holiday shopping lists this year.
The New Hyde Park, Queens, children’s facility is the only local hospital featured on the first-of-its-kind online crowd-funded gift catalog, givemiracles.org.
The site is the brainchild of the national nonprofit Children’s Miracle Network and it features a wish list...Read more »
With a wintry mix falling over the region Tuesday, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano activated Nassau’s Warm Bed homeless program to provide shelter relief to individuals and families during cold winter months.
The Nassau County Warm Bed Hotline, 1-866-WARM-BED (1-866-927-6233), will operate seven days a week and run through March 31, 2013. If winter conditions persist beyond March 31,...Read more »
The Town of Huntington will host a “Hurricane Sandy Recovery Night” to provide homeowners and businesses with one-on-one advice and help in negotiating the permit process, hiring contractors and arranging financing.
The event will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Town Hall.
“As residents and businesses begin moving forward to repair the damage Hurricane Sandy caused, the Town wants to...Read more »
The Oyster Bay Town Board Tuesday approved contracts for the ongoing reconstruction of Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay hamlet.
The town is moving into the second phase of the park project and the board approved a $1.5-million contract for Laser Industries of Ridge for site improvements and a $1.4-million contract for S.J. Hoerning Construction of Bay Shore for building renovations.
The...Read more »